29 September 2017 | lor_
Celeste looking good in OK Vivid vehicle
Released through Vivid's Wave Video subsidiary, "Caught in the Act" is a routine romantic vehicle for contract star Celeste, whose beauty (moreso than acting prowess this time) uplifts the result from mere mediocrity.
Problem is that the uncredited script (attributed in IMDb to director English) is quite weak, failing to create interesting situations or any snappy dialog. English's direction is competent but this one-dimensional opus never really catches fire.
Film (evidently shot on 35mm rather than the video production in dominant use back in the '90s) begins with something of a flash-forward by presenting Celeste taking a shower, the full footage of which is shown again later in context. Her amazing (though fake) jugs and nipples command the screen and are a sight to behold, all wet yet.
She gives her cheating husband Marc Wallice his walking papers due to the infidelity, so Wallice goes to his personal attorney Joey Silvera for help. Silvera concocts a scheme to defraud Celeste out of her just divorce desserts by hiring gigolo Steven St. Croix to fulfill the movie's title, and lure her into her own infidelity, and provide evidence of same to use against her in court or divorce settlement.
What follows is perfunctory plot developments leading to an oh-so predictable happy ending. It certainly wouldn't pass muster (or get green-lighted) as a mainstream production script, and is rather tiresome even in Adult Cinema.
But Celeste is amazing, not only servicing her real-life husband Woody Long but others, and just an amazing screen presence in or out (preferably) of clothes. Supporting femmes are effective, including Nina Hartley, perfectly cast as a married woman (of a certain age, already mid-career) using St. Croix's gigolo services on a weekly basis, Nikole lace as an enticing nymphette and especially Anna Malle, almost upstaging the film's star as Silvera's sexy secretary.
Male cast is not so invigorating, with St. Croix stuck in a cornball role that doesn't stretch his talents, Wallice a see-through villain, and Silvera merely along for the ride late in his acting career.