"Whether we're traditional heroes or New Wave sheroes, favorite action movie characters are basic 'no-frills' models: No past, no future, no emotions, no dialogue . . . and no sex."
So says action-adventure queen Sybil Danning, who--like the action kings featured in last Sunday's Calendar cover piece ("Real Men Don't Need Kisses")--frequently goes romance-less in her movies.
The reason, according to Danning's rep: Audiences prefer to see her in action. He cited audience response to 1984's sexy "They're Playing With Fire," with Danning as a schoolteacher who gives special after-school courses to one of her students. "Viewers would have rather seen her throw him through a plate-glass window than throw him on the bed," the rep quipped, adding, "They don't mind if the camera trails up and down her body--they just don't want to see someone trailing up and down her body."
Next up for Danning: New World's "Reform School Girls" (due later this month). She's the wicked warden who carries a buck-knife and a pump-action shotgun (handy during prison riots). She's so busy keeping the gals in line there's (natch) no time for romance.