Orgazmo is a wacky outrageous premise more than it is a film. The films sole appeal comes in the one-sentence description its about a Mormon porn star superhero more so than it is ever a funny film. The humour is adolescent and shrill, and afterwards there is not a single scene that stands out with uproarious hilarity. The film even borrows the Give me a sign, followed by an earthquake, any sign at all gag from the Steve Martin vehicle The Man with Two Brains (1983).
For all its desire to outrage, Orgazmo is rather coy and innocent. Considering the subject matter, it never ventures into any of the areas of extreme bad taste the same way that Troma Films do with regularity. Indeed, despite substantially being set around the shooting of hardcore porn films, none of the numerous girls present is even seen topless. On the plus side, as the title character, Trey Parker himself comes across with just the right degree of deadpan earnestness and naive innocence, a performance that is all the more welcome for coming untempered with any parodistic winks and asides to the audience.
Orgazmo makes for interesting comparison to M. Night Shyamalans Unbreakable (2000). Both are superhero films but postmodern superhero films where the superhero is an ordinary guy who is forced by circumstances to become a superhero and then starts to model his actions on comic-book superheroic models. The end wherein the principal antagonist then chooses to become the super-villain is remarkably similar in both films. A few years later the superhero with no powers idea was conducted far more cleverly in the likes of Special (2006), Defendor (2009), Kick-Ass (2010) and Super (2010).
In the same absurdist/irreverent vein, Trey Parker later went on to direct the animated South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and the obscene puppet political/action movie satire Team America: World Police (2004).