17 March 2011 | stalking-divinity
High quality for the genre
Bikini Jones and the Temple of Eros is a surprisingly high quality entry for the genre of softcore movies. Retromedia's softcore releases typically have a little bit more in the way of things like special effects, which I think help to sell the movie as being more than just a pure skin flick, and this is no exception.
The overall plot, writing, and gags were better than average. I admired the scope of the film, as too many softcore fall into the trap of it just being some drama in a nice mansion. Having the more sci-fi and green screened type sets really adds to the scope and makes it feel a bit higher budget than it probably really is.
The talent in this one is quite good as well. Christine Nguyen is great in the lead role, funny and cute as usual. Rebecca Love brings some wonderful and needed extra busty flavor to the cast, and is admirable for being one of the few actresses from the hardcore end of the business that seems to really enjoy the acting roles of softcore.
Brynn Tyler was cute enough, but I'm not a big fan of most hardcore girls in softcore and she didn't particularly stand out to me.
Ted Newsom was especially funny in the ending part. The man certainly must not be insecure.
Heather Vandeven is gorgeous as the villain, though the scene between her and Frankie Cullen was a little strange as they looked like they were going to choke each other the entire time. Also, Frankie's "UGH!" was pretty hilarious.
On the other hand, I think the scene between Christine and Frankie in the examination room was the stand out of the movie by far. As many softcore fans have noted before, they seem to have good chemistry and almost all of their scenes are exceptional.