Skin on Skin (1980)

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Different men and women, moved by loneliness or by the desire to be with someone, separately blow their imagination, giving way to hot sexual fantasies.


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19 December 2014 | lor_
Just OK episodic porn drama
Long regarded a premier director of adult films, Anthony Spinelli, has an off-day with SKIN ON SKIN, but it's still watchable. DVD print bears a 1980 copyright date, with 1983 listing in IMDb being misleading, based pointlessly on the year the film appeared in Japan (who cares?).

Decent production values and San Francisco landscape photography (approximating a real movie in terms of establishing shots) are frittered away in typical sex-scene interiors comprising six unrelated episodes all representing wish-fulfillment. Such "day in the life films" are a challenge to hold one's interest -my favorite being Anthony Simmon's British 1965 slice of life FOUR IN THE MORNING which was Judi Dench's first significant big-screen role.

First segment has erstwhile Aunt Peg -Juliet Anderson overacting as a frustrated housewife hitting on the TV repairman (how can modern porn cope with the phasing out of that once familiar profession?). Next scene has porn stalwart Jon Martin fantasizing having an Oriental sex treatment from Mai Lin (who else?). #3 concerns MILF Pat Manning imagining sex with a dominant Richard Pacheco (the great porn actor who was the answer to Robert De Niro in this segment of the entertainment spectrum), ending with a copious money shot that is only in her imagination.

Fourth segment is a highlight as barman Herschel Savage imagines a tryst with the Avon Lady, wonderfully personified by loops star Suzannah French (memorable in the mixed-combo stag classic titled 14 INCH ROOT). Aaron Stuart follows imagining sex with Erica Boyer in a boutique named Shboom. Concluding scene features John Leslie humping lovely model Eva Housman (don't recall seeing her in any other films) on his office couch, just a daydream. There's no ending, just wistful music after "a good cast is worth repeating" credits (meant as padding for the running time).

There's a minor framing story featuring the director Spinelli in an okay acting turn as Pacheco's dad, but it fails to knit together the disparate vignettes.

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San Francisco, California, USA

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