4 May 2018 | lor_
Cheap waste of top talent
I greatly admire the work of writer Raven Touchstone and director Ron Sullivan/Henri Pachard, but they both let me down on this one. It was a quick couple of paychecks back in the day of cranking out VHS features to feed the New Releases section at the nation's Adult video stores.
And a bevy of all-time great performers also were spinning their wheels. Sharon Kane and Jamie Gillis star in the title roles, a pair of investigators who after the extended meet-cute opening sex sequence (they find out that they are working for the respective husband and wife unknowingly in a divorce case) team up to start an odd agency. Their business model: to investigate couples BEFORE an impending marriage to come up with any dirt that could prevent the marriage ever taking place, thus providing a service that would help lower the divorce rate.
Poor Raven has little to offer but contrived and utterly unconvincing twists after this switcheroo premise, and the lion's share of the plot and backstory are recited quite artificially as voice-over narration by the two lead players. Minimal budget resembling those One-Day Wonders of old hits rock bottom in scenes supposedly taking place in a mansion but staged on a crummy studio set, with embarrassingly meager decorations. Cal Jammer, who does not appear on-screen as an actor this time, takes the rap, credited for "set construction".
The twists and turns regarding the duo's client are uninteresting, so once again we're left with a series of mechanical sex scenes, performed by A-list talent. Jon Dough is cast as a degenerate (no stretch) whose fiancee Victoria Paris turns out to be sympatico with that, not offended at proof. Film is so cheap that she has to double as the bimbo he's caught with by investigator/photographer Gillis, and the third girl in the threesome, Natasha Skyler, is brought back for the final sex scene with Peter North.
North is matched with Nina Hartley in "who's the bad guy" engagement, and their sex scene is remarkable for the absence of a money shot at the end -something nearly unique in North's thousands of "fountains of cum" assignments over the years. Rick Savage plays Dough's double-dealing attorney.
Marketed by Caballero as a Victoria Paris vehicle (both Kane -looking fabulous here as a platinum blonde - and Gillis were over the hill by this point), it is advertised like hundreds of other phony Caballero releases on DVD as "shot on 35mm film" -NOT.