Every now and again I stumble upon a truly bizarre film from the depths of time. Last night I chanced upon 'A Boy and His Dog' on the Love Film website.
Basically, the story goes like this...
In the aftermath of World War 4 (and we never learn what happened in World War 3) scavengers roam the desert in a post-apocalyptic America. They dig for canned food and flitter between settlements trading with each other.
Our hero is a twenty something Don Johnson who would later find fame in Miami Vice, shag just about every actress he worked with, ingest epic quantities of gak and then become fictional TV San Francisco detective Nash Bridges.
But anyway....he roams the wastelands with his telepathic dog (wait, come back!), you see in this dystopian future, roaming bandito sex pest types use dogs to sniff out women who are then treated to some Julian Assange style rough loving.
Oh, there are also mutants, but we never really see those. Then the boy meets this hotty who shags him repeatedly before walking out on him. He follows her to this underground community which appears to be loosely based on Happy Days, but without the happiness. Oh, did I mention that they're all goths down there too and there's a robot enforcer type and dissent is not encouraged and rebellious types are murdered and it's all a little like North Korea?
Anyway, the hotty turns out to be the Mayor's daughter, but the Mayor set the whole thing up so he could get hold of the boy's sperm in order to repopulate the community. The daughter launches a coup d'etat which doesn't really work out.
Finally, they escape above ground to the desert, she tells him that she loves him and that's it.
Except that isn't it because he kills her and then him and his dog eat the corpse, before waltzing gaily towards the horizon making sarky jokes about her.
(You can also watch it on You Tube if you can be bothered to find the various parts)