It is often said that the only love greater than the love between a man and a yeti is the love of man for his yeti baby. Another Yeti a Love Story: Life on the Streets (2017) explores these themes in an understated and tasteful way. Taking place shortly after the events depicted in Yeti: A Love Story (2006), the movie shows just how far a man will go to save the life of his yeti love-child. . . . Ok, who the hell am I kidding? Another Yeti a Love Story: Life on the Streets is a gloriously trashy low-budget film that revels in its tastelessness. Packed with hilarious lines, outrageous situations, and clever background gags, the film is one of the funniest yeti-xploitation films in recent memory. It sports a great cast that is clearly game for just about anything and who have impeccable comic timing.
Directed by Adam Deyoe and Eric Gosselin and written by Eric Gosselin and Jim Martin, Another Yeti a Love Story: Life on the Streets picks up a couple of years after the events of Yeti: A Love Story. It finds Adam (Adam Malamut), the protagonist of the first film, living in Los Angeles with his yeti love-child Baby Eddie the Yeti and his new husband Alister (Mike Price). Adam and Alister’s marriage is not on the most solid ground, as Adam still mourns the death of his yeti lover. Alister, who uses a wheelchair due to a spinal injury, cares for the toddler Eddie at home while Adam secretly works as an exotic dancer at a trashy strip club. Adam’s friend Dick (Dave Zackheim) discover’s Adam’s secret when he visits the club, though he is a bit too distracted by the stripper Angel Snowflake (Phoenix Askani) to really care. Little do they know that the club is also the secret hideout of the evil crime boss Pimp Billy Faunz (the film’s co-writer Jim Martin). When Pimp Billy kidnaps Baby Eddie to use in his nefarious experiments, Adam and Dick find themselves up against Pimp Billy’s numerous minions, including Sex Piss (co-writer and co-director Eric Gosselin) and members of the Cop Mafia. When Adam discovers a yeti junkie-hooker (Mike Price, in a dual role) in Pimp Billy’s employ, he helps break the yeti of his heroin addiction so the yeti can help him track down and rescue Baby Eddie. In the process, the yeti and Adam fall in love. Can Adam and his friends find Baby Eddie before Pimp Billy can use him to create an army of evil, hypnotized yeti soldiers, and can the yeti’s love help Adam overcome his grief and move on with his life?
As with most great exploitation films, “filthy” and “offensive” are two words that perfectly define Another Yeti a Love Story: Life on the Streets, and this is a good thing. Those averse to seeing male genitalia, female breasts, and yeti genitalia . . . should lighten up. Those that are fine with seeing such things on screen will find them plentiful in this film. All sorts of bodily fluids abound, not just the standard blood and semen, but also more exotic ones such as yeti-human-hybrid amniotic fluid. Examples of sights that may offend those with delicate sensibilities, but that will amuse the rest of us, are things such as Adam doing an exotic dance dressed as a big baby, two women catfighting in a baby pool filled with malformed yeti fetuses, a man fisting his own clone, and (of course) an extended love scene between a man and a yeti. I think at this point, you probably already know if this is a movie for you.
Another Yeti a Love Story: Life on the Streets is not just simply trashy for trashiness sake; it is funny as hell, too. It is filled with great visual gags, such as the yetis themselves. Baby Eddie the Yeti is a goofy stuffed puppet. The yeti hooker outfit is a dirty, low-rent white gorilla/yeti costume with gold lamÃ© hot pants, and that works perfectly for the world of the film. The hallucination sequence when the yeti hooker is going through detox is indescribably bizarre and hilarious; I am not even sure how to put into words just how off-the-wall it is. There are fun background gags, as well; I would probably avoid eating the food at the strip club, as it has an “F” rating from the health department. There are some fun running gags, such as the often heard off-screen catchphrase “Oh my god!” and the ineffectual best-selling book “How to Innuendo”. Even with all of the visual and situational craziness, some of the biggest laughs in the film come from the dialogue. “I meant to buy liquor and porno magazines, but I bought a cantaloupe. Fuckin’ Ambien!” and “I think that they kind of jinxed it when they called it ‘The Rape District’” are only two examples from a slew of great lines. The soundtrack itself is hoot, as well, filled with over two dozen goofy tracks of 80s-inspired tunes by the cast.
The cast for Another Yeti a Love Story: Life on the Streets is great and deliver their lines perfectly. Adam Malamut (Adam) and Dave Zackheim (Dick) know just when to play their characters broadly, and when to dial it back a bit. This is not an easy task, especially in as goofy a film as this, but they pull it off. There are times in the movie where an understated delivery is called for, and they both nail it. Other times, broad and over-the-top is the way to go, and they can pull that off, too. The rest of the cast brings their A-game, as well. Jim Martin’s Pimp Billy is insanely broad and over-the-top, and that is absolutely perfect for the character. (After all, even one of the other characters refers to him as an “almost comical looking pimp fellow”.) Phoenix Askani has wonderful comic timing as the stripper-with-a-heart-of-gold Angel Snowflake. Most of her previous credits are in adult films, but her role here shows that she could have a career as a comic actress in more mainstream fare if she wants.
Another Yeti a Love Story: Life on the Streets is a yeti-xploitation film par excellence. It is filthy and offensive in the most wonderful way possible, and it celebrates its trashiness. Bizarre situations, goofy visuals, and funny as shit dialogue fill the film to overflowing. The cast is excellent and their comic timing is spot-on. If you are looking for the perfect date movie for Valentine’s Day . . . you should probably look elsewhere, but if you want a funny (and filthy) as hell low-budget comedy that will make your sweetheart laugh their pants off, then Another Yeti a Love Story: Life on the Streets fits the bill.
Another Yeti a Love Story: Life on the Streets (4.5 / 5)