6 July 2001 | Louise-16
The trials and tribulations of putting on "Romeo & Juliet"
While this movie isn't the play, it's still enjoyable. It's about a theater troupe that's doing the play, against the setbacks of a theater owner (Joey Silvera) who wants to, ironically enough, sell out to "porno movie people", and a lead actor (Jerry Butler) who's a little too full of himself. Robert Bullock and Nina Hartley turn in fine performances as the beleaguered director and his bisexual wife. And Tom Byron is great as the janitor who...but that would be telling. :) I didn't initially warm up to the lady playing Shelley, the gal playing Juliet - maybe it's the part; she comes off as a little whiny, but then Shelley hates her leading man, which would tend to throw off the chemistry in the play.
This is a porn movie with humor, good acting, and great sex. There's a fantasy scene that's a little off period, but they aren't the first to put Shakespeare in a different time period. Basically, you can't beat this movie.