Where to Stream Zorro the Gay Blade
A funny and entertaining parody of the famous swordsman, this lighthearted film boasts quick wit and a cast full of slapstick humor. While it may not be for everyone, fans of the Zorro franchise should find it well worth watching.
Set in 1840s Mexico, wealthy landowner and womaniser Don Diego Vega follows in his late father’s footsteps to become the masked folk hero, Zorro. But when he suffers an injury and can’t continue his heroic duties, he asks his flamboyant twin brother Ramon – better known as Bunny - to step in for him. Despite claiming not to know Zorro, Bunny agrees, but insists on making some changes to his costume and persona. He adds fringe, tassels, entire outfits in all colors of the rainbow and starts using a whip instead of a sword.
Soon enough, the masked hero wins over the people of the town, including the lovely Charlotte Taylor-Wilson who falls for him. But Esteban and his henchmen are not happy about the hero’s antics. When a disguised Zorro is caught by one of Esteban’s spies and is set up for a public execution, Bunny saves the day by rushing in with a gold lame Zorro costume.
Despite some dated aspects, this entertaining spoof pulls it off with the help of an outstanding cast of actors. George Hamilton as Diego/Zorro and Brenda Vaccaro as Florinda are perfect in their roles. Their performances are complemented by a solid script that provides plenty of slapstick humor, witty one-liners and twists on the legendary tale.