(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. This week’s descent sinks lower than usual into the world of DTV T&A.)

It seems like a lifetime ago, but once upon a time “sexy” “teen” comedies were a popular and frequent presence in movie theaters. Teens, of course, have always been a part of the movies, but a sub-genre emerged built on the formula of wise-cracking young men, frequently naked young women, and forgettable plots. The 80s were particularly rife with them, and while some rise above the fray (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 1982; Risky Business, 1983) quite a few of the others exist mostly for the fleshy displays and cheap laughs (Private Lessons, 1981; Private School, 1983; Screwballs, 1983).

The 90s saw a sharp turn away from teenage shenanigans as the T&A market shifted towards direct to video adult thrillers starring Shannon Tweed and Andrew Stevens, but they started bouncing back with the rise of films like American Pie (1999), Eurotrip (2004), and Sex Drive (2008). That first film became a seemingly unstoppable franchise complete with seven sequels – granted, four of them are DTV sequels I’ll be covering here eventually, but it’s still impressive – but it’s a different film we’re here to talk about today.

Road Trip was a big hit in the summer of 2000 as it delivered plenty of laughs and copious amounts of nudity to an eager audience, but it never got a sequel until now. And by “now” I mean back in 2009, but you’d be forgiven for having missed it along with the rest of us. So join me won’t you? Hop in as we take a ride with Road Trip: Beer Pong!

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Road Trip II: Beer Pong Movie Trailer


Some people have pointed out that The Hangover could be looked at as a spiritual sequel to one of director Todd Phillips‘ previously released comedies, Road Trip. I mention this because a sequel to Road Trip is not only in the works, but its been shot, edited, and will be released in August. Of course, I’m talking about one of those crappy DVD spin-off sequels.

Road Trip II: Beer Pong is directed by Steve Rash, the same guy who directed Son in Law and recently found a consistent paycheck directing a series of direct-to-dvd sequels fr the American Pie and Bring it On series. Of course, the previously mentioned Todd Phillips has no involvement in this cash grab, and DJ Qualls (The New Guy) seems to be the only original cast member to return. What, Tom Green wasn’t available? Watch the terribly unfunny trailer, after the jump.
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