29 December 2007 | Nodriesrespect
The Second Coming
While Sam Weston had offered his non-official if, ironically, far more faithful sequel to his supremely successful TALK DIRTY TO ME with the equally excellent NOTHING TO HIDE, producer Jerry Ross owned the rights to the title and lost little time in generating his own series of follow-ups. The male buddy relationship between John Leslie's alpha male Jack and slow-witted Lenny, played here by Blair Harris in a non-sex role that almost feels like an afterthought, is sidetracked in favor of the first's pursuit of uptight TV sex therapist Bridgette Monet in her mesmerizing dirty movie debut. Even though she would only work with fellow females besides husband Dave Cannon in the future, this is one of two films (the other being Paul G. Vatelli's I LIKE TO WATCH) where she actually performs with another guy than her betrothed. This also marked the first directorial effort for Tim McDonald, who would continue with respected romps such as the star-studded ALEXANDRA and the delightful Vanessa Del Rio vehicle PLAY ME AGAIN, VANESSA, already exhibiting a fluent, relaxed if simultaneously vaguely anonymous style. Under his real (?) name of Robert Freeman, he had already been active in some capacity or other since the sexploitation heyday, even directing the David Friedman produced EROTIC ADVENTURES OF ZORRO. Dyed in the wool DoP Jack Remy has come out of the closet since, confirming authorship for several of TALK DIRTY II's scalding sex scenes.
Though the story moves along nicely, it does so without the original's poignant urgency, sex definitely taking precedence over plot on this occasion. There's a single reference to the real estate agent played by Juliet Anderson in the first movie with Jack calling on her for another temporary residence, finding her nubile and very naughty offspring instead. Portrayed by delectable Nicole Noir, she provides one of the movie's most memorable encounters by opening wide for Leslie's fevered rectal assault. There's no eclipsing this installment's shining star however as the smoldering Monet delivers plenty of palpitating tease prior to surrendering to Jack by means of climax. Fans familiar with her occasionally annoyingly whiny voice may indeed wonder how come she sounds so good this time around. Considering the substantial amount of dialog she has here, producers wisely invested in having a professional actress dub all her lines, an unheard of procedure in porn. The flick packed theaters, assuring many subsequent sequels of wildly varying quality, yet also elicited some surprisingly hostile responses from key carnal critics, presumably due to its perhaps unexpected some might consider it illogical blend of then budding "couples film" sensibility with good clean raunch in its approach to all matters intimate.