Shagnet, XXX spoof on Dragnet

In 2001 Cash Markman directed Shagnet, a porn parody of Dragnet. Set in 1970, Shagnet follows Sgt. Joe Thursday and his partner as they investigate the illegal underground pornography business around Los Angeles.

Shagnet - porn parody of Dragnet

Shagnet – porn parody of Dragnet

Shagnet does a pretty good job recreating 1970 fashion and decor, from the squaresville cops to the Bradyesque suburbanites to the hippy-dippy freaks. And some of the dialogue is amusing. At one point Thursday’s captain warns, “If we don’t stop these pornographers now, by 2001 there could be as many as fifty of these films made a year”.

Steve Austin channels Jack Webb as Thursday, with Anthony Crane as his partner. Bridgette Kerkove, Angelica Sin, Mike Horner, Elizabeth X, Evan Stone, Kate Frost, Ron Jeremy and Jewel De’Nyle play assorted porno perps and concerned citizens.

Shagnet on DVD is hard to find these days, but our store lists it as available via special order.