Joan Severance lays out some vigilante justice in the Roger Corman produced comic book inspired Showtime original movie Black Scorpion! The movie also resulted in a sequel and Sci-Fi Channel original series.
Believe it or not I couldn't find an embeddable trailer, so here's the full version.
Darcy Walker (Severance) is a girl raised by her murderous cop father Lt. Stan Walker (Rick Rossovich) with a scorpion infatuation. Stan stops methed out maniac at a hospital by gunning him down with a doctor between him and is kicked off the force. Darcy enters the force decades later and goes undercover as a prostitute to bring down a mass murderer. Her plans are put on hold when her father is gunned down in a bar, and she transforms into the Black Scorpion to lay down the law with her taser boots, taser scorpion ring, and whip.
- Imagine how lame it would be if Batman named himself.
- All superhero origin movies need a "sewing together their costume" montage.
- Joan Severance also appeared in Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind and Hulk Hogan's No Holds Barred.