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Petticoat Planet is a 1996 Direct to Video film from Full Moon Features (under their Torchlight sub-label).

Commander Steve Rogers (no relation) crash-lands on a planet inhabited solely by women. All of the men were killed in a mining accident some twenty years before. The town where he wakes up is straight out of the old west. Both the sheriff and the mayor of the town take an immediate liking to Steve and each tries to claim him for themselves. The local barmaid is also interested but not quite as pushy as the first two. It looks like our man Steve may be trapped on the planet of beautiful women. But as usual in these things you need to be careful what you wish for since you might get it.

Petticoat Planet provides examples of:

  • Alliterative Title: Petticoat Planet
  • Apple of Discord: The presence of Steve Rogers — the first man on Puckerbush for 20 years — starts to cause jealousy and division among the inhabitants of the Lady Land.
  • The Bartender: Lily runs the Venus Saloon and tries to keep the peace between the mayor and the sheriff.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Steve. A single shot of redeye is enough to get him passing-out drunk, and leads to a What Did I Do Last Night? situation.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Lily happens to possess the exact component Steve needs to fix his distress beacon, despite Puckerbush having been out of contact with the rest of the galaxy for more than 20 years.
  • Dating Catwoman: The mayor and the sheriff of Puckerbush are bitter rivals who are at constant odds over the best way to run the town. They are also in a lesbian relationship.
  • Everyone Is Armed: When Steve attempts to leave town against the sheriff's orders, the sheriff stands in his way and points a gun at him. Steve responds by pulling a high-tech weapon and telling her to get out of the way before he burns a hole in her. There is a sound of multiple gun cocks from behind him, and when he turns around, he discovers that every woman in town is standing there holding a gun on him. Steve quickly drops his weapon and attempts a lame "Just Joking" Justification.
  • Fashion-Shop Fashion Show: Steve does one for Lily when she takes him to the storehouse where the men's belongings are kept so he can get some clothes after his spacesuit is destroyed.
  • I'll Tell You When I've Had Enough!: Lily tries to tell the drunk mayor that she thinks she's had enough, only to get this response. The mayor then demands a bottle of redeye and a curly straw.
  • It Works Better with Bullets: A Showdown at High Noon between the sheriff and the mayor is averted when both of them discover that they have forgotten to load their gun.
  • "Just Joking" Justification: Steve pulls a blaster and threatens to shoot the sheriff when she tries to prevent him from leaving town. However, he quickly discovers that Puckerbush is a town where Everyone Is Armed and drops the blaster with the weak excuse that he was just joking.
  • Kangaroo Court: Steve is convinced he is facing one of these when the mayor has him tried while standing on the gallows. Ultimately averted when the punishment turns out to be a $40 fine and a citation from the sheriff. They hold the trials on the gallows because the acoustics are so good.
  • Kinky Cuffs: The sheriff uses her handcuffs to shackle Steve to the bars of his cell before the two of them have sex.
  • Lady Land: All of the men in Puckerbush died in a mine collapse 20 years ago.
  • Noodle Incident: While explaining how easily he gets drunk, Steve mentions an incident of a space station involving tequila shooters and Jolt Cola, before deciding that the story doesn't really need to be told.
  • The Radio Dies First: Steve's interstellar communicator is damaged when his ship crashes, meaning he can't call for help.
  • Road Apples: Steve ignores the mayor's advice to watch his step, trips down the stairs, and face plants in a pile of horse manure in the street.
  • Showdown at High Noon: A showdown between the mayor and the sheriff fizzles out when both of them discover that they forgot to load their guns. They decide to have a beer instead.
  • Space Trucker: Steve Rogers is a space garbage man whose ship crashes on the planet of Puckerbush. He tries to big note himself by claiming to be a commander, but the ladies of Puckerbush soon discover the truth.
  • Space Western: A space traveler gets stranded on a planet with Wild West level technology.
  • Two-Person Pool Party: Steve and the mayor have sex in the mayor's large, luxurious bathtub.
  • Two Shots from Behind the Bar: When a rowdy customer fires a shot into the ceiling, Lily the bartender whips a double-barrelled shotgun out from under the bar as quickly as The Sheriff draws her six-gun from her holster.
  • Unsuspectingly Soused: Steve gets plastered when the mayor secretly pours a shot of redyeye into his glass of milk.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: Happens to Steve after becoming Unsuspectingly Soused after the mayor spikes his milk. Lily informs him that his evening involved dancing, and possibly taking his pants off.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: The sheriff of the Lady Land of Puckerbush—never having encountered a man before—asks Steve what sex is like on Earth, before proceeding to have her way with him.