Perhaps designed to play more successfully on cable-TV (with the hardcore porn removed), Paul Thomas's "Facade" is one of his many Lifestyle Porn features, but the uncredited script has zero credibility. Some good acting cannot save this ridiculous exercise.
It's sort of a battle of the sexes, perhaps dated now given the "Men think with their cocks" pervasive premise of the script. Randy Spears gives a very poor performance, smug throughout, as the "wronged" husband who is a total creep, yet supposedly our hero even deserving a 100% happy ending. Worst scene has him suddenly turning from a beast into a guy who simply wants to leave the rat race and run away with his own wife -almost as fake as the eventual plot twist regarding Don Draper that hurt the "Mad Men" series for me.
The other characters are either venal (Vince Vouyer as a phony mainstream Hollywood movie producer) or paper-thin figures (Kira Kener and April as mindless eye candy performers) or spiteful (star Sydney Steele). Perhaps the least believable character is Bobby Vitale as the movie's whipping boy -everyone else makes fun of him and he's played for the fool throughout. That leaves Inari Vachs as Bobby's husband, acting rings around the other players and poor Erik Everhard, stuck as a porno stereotype, the pizza delivery boy.
The behavior presented here makes no sense, just an excuse to feature as much anal sex as possible. Title "Facade" fits the movie itself, rather than just its story. It won industry awards for individual sex scenes, typical of how phony those porno awards are.
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