Jack Henry Robbins Hopes Porno Comedy ‘Hot in Winter’ Will Spur Climate Change Debate (Video)

Sundance 2017: “It’s for all those folks who travel and do that pay-per-view thing,” executive producer Tim Robbins tells TheWrap

One of the better received short films entered into this year’s Sundance Film Festival was “Hot Winter,” an adventure comedy about the world’s leading climate scientist/bodybuilding champion trying to get to the bottom of global warming.

And if that sounds like the plot of a porno film, that’s exactly what director Jack Henry Robbins and star Nunzio Randazzo were aiming for.

“Nunzio said it best, it’s definitely not the most important film about global warming ever,” Robbins told TheWrap, “but it talks about real issues and actually brings awareness to it.”

Robbins hopes to use the film’s light, comedic touch to get people to listen in this highly-politicized debate.

“I think it is a nice way in for anyone who is really against it or doesn’t believe in it to actually laugh and listen,” he said. “Instead of an Al Gore movie where someone might not want to watch it if they’re just a denier — a porno about climate change that’s really funny, they might actually try to listen in.”

As Robbins’ dad and executive producer Tim Robbins succinctly put it: “It’s for all those folks who travel and do that pay-per-view thing.”

Watch the full video above.