3 August 2017 | lor_
Stylish Celeste film lives up to the title
Celeste is the perfect Adult actress representing her mid-'90s era, and Paul Thomas gives her a meaty part as "Trouble Maker", wreaking havoc in flashback.
This is Lifestyle Porn, with flashbacks unfolding as we and protagonist Tony Tedeschi gaze at Celeste's nude corpse lying on the floor of her abode. She easily seduces the swinging newlyweds Asia Carrera and Eric Price, leading to an impromptu sex show at a party, where all the extras get a screen credit from liberal Vivid Video.
There is some suspense generated by the flashback structure, in which Tony reads from a letter at Celeste's place and we see her free- wheeling, often mean-spirited approach to hedonism. She plays Asia and Eric off against each other for fun, as they have quickly developed a three-way relationship that is a forerunner of today's Polyamory craze.
The flashbacks are not strung together in any logical fashion, giving the film (looks to be a 35mm shoot) an all-sex appearance at times, but the magnetic female leads command both attention and empathy from the viewer. Ultra-busty Crystal Gold is also hot in the sack, while P.T. briefly puts the spotlight on cute Tammi Ann as one of the group's pick- ups.
Far less pretentious than most of Thomas's big-deal films, "Trouble Maker" weaves its own particular charm, largely due to Celeste's presence, en route to a surprise climax. Recommended for serious fans.