22 February 2018 | lor_
The hubris of Mr. Zen
I enjoyed several features back in the day (VHS era) by Michael Zen but always found him extremely overrated, in an Adult industry notorious for favoritism and payola. This forgotten stinker shows he took some of the unearned praise to heart.
So long before "porn-parody" became a quick-buck standard type of porn, Zen chose to mock his betters, namely the mainstream sit-com TV series purveyors, as if he were some great artiste working avant-garde wonders in the skin trade. I'm no fan of sit-coms, but his crummy spoofing of same is hardly any more watchable.
With laugh-track and applause-track dubbed in from time to annoy the viewer, we have a tiresome structure of husband and wife Tony Tedeschi and Nikki Sterling playing "Bill and Koo", sleeping side by side, having erotic dreams. This structure is old-hat in porn, the best such feature being a Dorcel effort starring Christophe Clark I saw some time ago, but Zen does little with it. The only interesting footage is casting Nikki's real-life mate Wilde Oscar in a couple of supporting roles.
Otherwise it's failed humor meets mechanical sex, suitable for the trash bin. Only scene salvageable (for compilations I presume) has Jake Steed in whiteface (!) almost harlequin-looking, servicing two beautiful white babes. The other skits, including Jessica James and Nancy Vee as the Jungle Girls (crummy makeup from the stage hit "Cats") fall flat.