1 July 2002 | asiam60
Veronica Hart resurrects Marilyn Chambers--and mkes some of her worst movies
I'm a huge fan of Veronica hart, who along with Georgina Spelvin, is the best actress porn ever produced. In a perfect world, she'd having a thriving mainstream career as well, but that's the breaks.
As a porn director, her videos are often several levels above the norm. While filled with the requisite sex in all its variations, the storylines are better than run-of-the mill porn and she has a knack for casting. Ginger Lynn can thank her smutty lucky stars that Hart was behind the camera on her comeback.
Marilyn Chambers isn't so lucky and the three films they made together represent the least of Hart's work. The first, "Still Insatiable," is the best of a bad lot, but mostly because of the supporting cast, not Chambers. "Dark Chambers," with cheap sets and a twist at the end that brings some needed sense to the disjointed mess that precedes it, is the worst.
"Edge Play" falls in the middle. And once again, while Chambers is the star, she's outacted by co-star Keisha and outsexed by Kim Chambers, whose solo sex scene is a messy highlight. Wearing a corset during all sex scenes in all three films to hide some added weight, she comes off as very hard, rather than the sophisticated businesswoman indulging sexual fantasies she's supposed to be playing. It's not fun to watch.
I prefer to think of Edge Play and the other Chambers movies as blips in Hart's filmography. They represent rare missteps in a solid career.