17 June 2014 | wes-connors
Looking for Mr. Tonight
When she finds out her successful husband has had an affair, bored 36-year-old housewife and mother Ashley Jones (as Delaine Morris) responds by getting the needle from her handsome acupuncturist. After a few sexy sessions, Ms. Jones decides to divorce husband Scott Gibson (as Robert Morris). Alas, she finds out doctor lover Jeff Roop (as Graham) is more fruitful than faithful. Jones is obviously a slow study. With her affair and marriage on the rocks, Jones contemplates what her friends call "sloppy sex." They advise her to avoid looking for "Mr. Right" and go for "Mr. Tonight!" Jones winds up seeking out Seattle sex solicitor Alex Carter (as Shane aka "The Duke") for a "dominant/submissive" relationship. Before making her submit to him, the older Mr. Carter demands Jones have "slutty sex" with muscular 24-year-old Wesley Morgan (as Payton)...
This TV movie plays like porn with the naughty parts cut out. Underneath it all is an actual point – a woman matures by agreeing to be submissive instead of just being submissive. Not buying that thesis at all – but Jones is a pretty woman to watch. She looks spectacular getting in and out of black dresses. However, her progression through various sex partners is uninteresting. Best undressed scenes are when she disrobes in from of a window for her neighbors and when "The Duke" instructs her to try on a new dress. He forbids her wearing panties. You see nothing, but the word "panties" always arouses TV ratings. While the story is based on a presumably revelatory memoir, the teleplay is merely a few sexual fantasies strung together for distaff TV viewers. Known for her daytime serial roles, Jones is well cast. She and her lovers are attractive.
**** The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom (5/31/14) John L'Ecuyer ~ Ashley Jones, Scott Gibson, Alex Carter, Wesley Morgan