The Curious Case Of The Superwoman Porn That Wasn't

The internet may already have become sick of Superman's short-lived porn career, but apparently Superwoman almost got into the business as well. Well, until a DC Comics lawsuit changed her costume and name into something more Magnificent, that is.

The wonderful Comic Book Legends Revealed column this week revealed the truth behind 1970s porn movie Ms. Magnificent, which started life as an even more obvious Superman The Movie rip-off called Super-Woman. Unsurprisingly, DC Comics - who'd created a Superwoman character in the 1940s to protect copyright - sued, but surprisingly, it wasn't just the name that they wanted ownership of:

DC wanted them to remove all flying sequences, as that was going to be a big part of Superman: The Movie, and they felt that it was too similar to their Superman TV series. The court disagreed, but allowed all the other changes.So the movie went from Super-Woman to Ms. Magnificent!

The Curious Case Of The Superwoman Porn That Wasn't

As you can tell from the video tagline, the moviemakers got to keep that flying thing. Oh, and something else from the Superman mythos, as well... well, kind of:

Oh, just because I figured you folks would be interested, [villainess] Kreetia Borgia does, indeed, have a dildo made out of a green alien substance that is "Ms. Magnificent's" weakness.

It's like fanfic gone... well, wrong-er.

Comic Book Legends Revealed #223 [Comic Book Resources]