I'm not a big fan of the whole movies-about-movies genre and all the self-indulgent posturing it tends to inspire--I didn't even like Truffaut's DAY FOR NIGHT--but COVER ME BABE has to be accounted a falling-down disaster by any standard.Robert Forster sleepwalks through his role as a brilliant, obnoxious film school student grappling with the ethics involved in shooting his improvisational "real life" movies. Forster is so humorless and stone-faced that he looks like he's trying not to choke on lines like "God is on vacation. Good and evil don't exist"--and, believe me, I could sit here all day quoting dialogue like that. It's obvious that his character is no genius at all but merely a pretentious twit; the film missteps fatally when it actually shows us snippets of the stupid movies he's making, which resemble bad parodies of EL TOPO. Unfortunately, director Noel Black (who was responsible for at least one good movie, 1968's PRETTY POISON) wants us to take this goofy nonsense seriously. Black even seems to have taken all this talk about "spontaneous" filmmaking to heart; the movie is loaded with indifferent acting and awkwardly delivered lines, as if he couldn't be bothered with retakes.COVER ME BABE is a little-known film that ought to stay that way.