DirectorGerald Sindell GenresComedy, Sex comedy CountryUSA
Release dateJuly 20, 1979 (1979-07-20) (USA) WriterW. Terry Davis (original idea), W. Terry Davis (story), Cheri Caffaro (story), Joan Buchanan (story), Cheri Caffaro (screenplay), Joan Buchanan (screenplay) CastSusan Kiger (Honey Shayne), Lisa London (OHara), Pamela Jean Bryant (Teri Lynn), Kimberly Cameron (Sam), Mary Steelsmith (Clutz), Angela Aames (Boom-Boom Bangs) Similar moviesThe Last American Virgin, All Ladies Do It, Cashback, Sweet Prudence & the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot, Knock Knock, Jamon Jamon
TaglineSome like it H.O.T.S.!
H.O.T.S. is a 1979 sex comedy. The film stars three Playboy Playmates — Susan Kiger (January 1977), Pamela Bryant (April, 1978) and Sandy Johnson (June, 1974) — as well as former Miss USA of 1972, Lindsay Bloom, sexploitation actress Angela Aames and B-movie veteran Lisa London. Danny Bonaduce appears in a supporting role.
The cast frequently appear in tight white T-shirts with the H.O.T.S. logo and red-orange shorts. Some reviewers believe this wardrobe inspired the Hooters uniforms.
Honey Shayne (Kiger) is a freshman at Fairenville University (known, according to a title card, as "Good old F.U."). After unsuccessfully pledging the Pi sorority, and being publicly ridiculed by sorority president Melody Ragmore (Bloom), Honey joins with three other unsuccessful pledges (O'Hara, Terri and Samantha) to form a new sorority (to be known as H.O.T.S. after their initials ) with the goal of stealing all of the rival sorority's boyfriends.
The movie includes a number of competitions intended to accomplish that goal, including a fundraiser (a kissing booth), a dance and a climactic game of strip football. Both groups play pranks on the others and attempt to avoid disciplinary actions from the F.U. administration. A subplot deals with the attempts of two bungling gangsters to recover money hidden in the renovated building housing the sorority.
A running gag during the movie is the source of the name "H.O.T.S." While the closing credits reveal that the name is an anagram of the first names of the four founders, other characters in the film believe it to stand for Hands Off Those Suckers and Hold On To Sex. At one point, the girls claim it stands for Help Out The Seals.
Susan Kiger as Honey Shayne
Lisa London as O'Hara
Pamela Jean Bryant as Teri Lynn
Kimberly Cameron as Sam
Mary Steelsmith as Clutz
Angela Aames as Boom-Boom Bangs
Marjorie Andrade as Conchita
Cece Bullard as Debbie
Karen Smith as Candi
Robyn Martin as Brandy
Lindsay Bloom as Melody Ragmore
K.C. Winkler as Cynthia
Sandy Johnson as Stephanie
Marilyn Rubin as Jackie
Constance Carlton as Pi Girl
Marion Leeuw as Pi Girl
Nancy Plummer as Pi Girl
Cynthia Nigh as Pi Girl
Cendi Campbell as Pi Girl
Donald Petrie as Doug
Larry Gilman as Mad Dog
Dan Reed as Stormin' Normin'
Danny Bonaduce as Richie Walker
David Gibbs as Macho Man
Marvin Katzoff as Big Boy
Steve Bond as John
Talmadge Scott as Hunk (credited as Talmage Scott)
Ken Olfson as Dean Larry Chase
Richard Bakalyan as Charlie Ingels (credited as Dick Bakalyan)
Louis Guss as Bugs Benny
Dorothy Meyer as Ezzetta
Scott Ellsworth as Professor
Bunny Summers as Opera Singer
Harvey Parry as Officer O'Toole
Ted Grossman as Officer Goldstein
Gary Lee Davis as Patterson Man #1
Dar Robinson as Patterson Man #2
C.D. Smith as Patterson Man #3
Wayne King Sr. as Patterson Man #4 (credited as Wayne King)