“Secret’s out, chicken man!”
All December long, my wife watches movies on Hallmark and Lifetime. She loves their cheesy movies, especially, the Christmas ones that air all season long. Usually, I avoid all such movies, Christmas related or not, but this weekend I might finally sit down with her and watch one. Because it looks finger-lickin’ good! And totally absurd. But I’ll still pretend I’m not really into it and make a deal to watch a proper action Christmas movie afterward. I’m even considering cooking up a batch of fried chicken at home and throwing on a KFC firelog to help set the mood.
It’s called “A Recipe for Seduction” and it’s a short 15-minute mini-movie/commercial for KFC, starring Mario Lopez as Colonel Harlan Sanders, the new chef who finds himself involved in a deadly love triangle. I cannot stress how stupid it looks, and that’s a compliment.
The people behind this stunt are fully aware of its absurdity, much in the way they were aware when they let Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig make their own Lifetime movie. And this one looks even dumber! Just look at Lopez’s outfit!
In the mini-movie, Lopez disrupts a relationship with his spicy charm and his “recipe that will change the world,” and runs afoul (get it?) of a spurned lover with a violent streak.
The movie airs on December 13th at 12 pm, and much like KFC, it will probably taste great and immediately fill you with regret.
Check out the trailer: