This post is part of my movie-a-day challenge in which I will watch a film every day for 365 days. Today is Day 89. You can see all the posts for this challenge HERE. To see the original Movie-a-Day Challenge post, click HERE.
Hey there, friends!
Buckle up, because I’m about to take you on a journey into the gloriously bizarre world of “Steam Room Stories: The Movie,” the 2019 film that’s equal parts eye-candy, groan-worthy humor, and enough camp to fill a Boy Scout convention. ️
Imagine this, picture it if you will: a fancy-schmancy gym in Encino, California, hiding a secret ancient aquifer beneath its pec-sculpting treadmills. Enter Sally Fay, a cosmetics queen whose empire is about as stable as a Jell-O mold in an earthquake. Desperate to reclaim her youthful glow (and, you know, save her business), she embarks on a quest for this mythical fountain of youth, leading her straight into the steamy heart of the gym’s men’s spa. ♀️
Now, let’s be real, the plot isn’t exactly Shakespearean sonnet material. It’s about as complex as a pop-up toaster manual, with twists and turns that could give a pretzel a run for its money. But hey, who needs logic when you’ve got hunky dudes in towels cracking wise and flexing their, well, everything?
Now, the actors. They’re like a buffet of eye candy – if you’re into that sort of thing, you’re in for a treat! But don’t expect any Oscar-worthy performances here. It’s more about the abs than the acting, if you know what I mean. 😂 There’s this hilarious blend of one-liners and dumb jock antics that had me rolling. Each character is more over-the-top than the last, and it’s just a hoot to watch. They’re a buffet of cheesiness and charm.
The dialogue? Oh, it’s a treasure trove of groan-worthy puns and dad jokes so bad they’re good. Like, I’m talking about “Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field!” levels of hilarity. The one-liners are so cheesy and ridiculous, you can’t help but laugh. And the dumb jock trope is just… it’s like they googled “how to be a stereotypical jock” and ran with it. But it works! In this weird, bizarre way, it works. Prepare to cringe-laugh your way through this cinematic sauna, folks. ♀️
Okay, so the film is bad. But like, so bad it’s good, you know? It’s super silly, campy, and just a whole lot of fun. You can’t dive into this movie expecting “The Godfather.” It’s more like… if “The Godfather” was a goofy uncle who tells bad jokes at family gatherings.
But here’s the thing, despite its utter ridiculousness, “Steam Room Stories” has a certain je ne sais quoi that kept me glued to the screen. Maybe it’s the infectious enthusiasm of the cast, or the sheer audacity of its campy premise. Or maybe it’s the fact that sometimes, you just need a movie that’s so bad it’s good, you know? Like, a cinematic palate cleanser after a heavy dose of Bergman or something.
The sensory overload in this movie is real. The steam, the sweat, the… well, you get the picture. It’s a feast for the senses – or at least, some of them. 😉
What I personally loved were the moments that just made you shake your head and go, “Did they really just do that?” It’s the kind of film where you just switch off your brain, grab some popcorn (extra butter, please), and enjoy the ridiculousness of it all.
So, would I recommend “Steam Room Stories” for an Oscar night soirée? Hell no, honey! This is strictly B-movie territory, the kind of flick you watch with your besties on a pizza-and-pajamas night. But if you’re looking for a good laugh, some seriously sculpted eye-candy, and a movie that’s so bad it’s entertainingly absurd, then dive headfirst into this steamy pool of silliness.
Peace Out, ✌️