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My Stepmother is An Alien

Entry updated 2 February 2017. Tagged: Film.

Film (1988). Weintraub/A Franklin R Levy/Ronald Parker Production/Catalina. Directed by Richard Benjamin. Written by Jericho Weingrod, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris, Jonathan Reynolds. Cast includes Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger and Alyson Hannigan. 108 minutes. Colour.

This charmless and leaden-footed Sex comedy tells of an Alien woman (Basinger), fully human in appearance, who comes to Earth to learn the operation of a Galaxy-penetrating beam accidentally invented by an oafish Scientist (Aykroyd). The running gags are all infelicitous variations on the theme of cultural misunderstanding, often sexual (see Women in SF), between alien and human. [PN]


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