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Queen of Outer Space

Released 1958
Distributor Allied Artists

“Howdya like to drag that one to the High School Prom?” leers a horny astronaut while ogling the shapely acolytes of Queen Yllana, leader of the all-girl Venusian population. “I hate zat qveen”, grumbles Chief Scientist Zsa Zsa Gabor, who doesn’t appear to be in on the joke. Silly, spoofy and cheerfully chauvinistic, this one has many fans, some of them straight.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.