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Lust Connection (2005)

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5.0
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Genres:
Erotic Thriller, Sexploitation, Softcore Sex Film, Thriller
Director:
Jim Wynorski Jim Wynorski
Starring:
Glori-Anne Gilbert Glori-Anne Gilbert
Frank Harper Frank Harper
Jay Richardson Jay Richardson
Kirk Flavious Kirk Flavious
Julie K. Smith Julie K. Smith
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Review by Chad
Added: May 23, 2005
This erotic thriller (with heavy emphasis on the "erotic" part) centers around Rick Taylor (Frank Harper), the owner of some sort of computer / internet business. When Rick's wife Susan (Glori-Anne Gilbert) is found dead in their hot tub, it seems pretty obvious to Detective Blake (Jay Richardson) that Rick is responsible; after all, Rick has a pretty pathetic alibi and really can't account for where he was when Susan was murdered. Susan's twin sister Jenny (also played by Glori-Anne Gilbert) tries to console her brother-in-law during this hard time, but what she doesn't know is that Rick was cheating on Susan with numerous women that he met through "internet fantasy chat rooms". Indeed, our hero Rick sure gets around with a good deal of the ladies, and each encounter is shown through flashbacks... Rick manages to get it on with (actresses) Chasey Lain, Jodie Moore, Julie K. Smith and Monique Parent during the eighty minute running time of the film. The problem Rick faces now is that it's becoming pretty clear that one of his secret lovers is responsible for the murder of his wife; the remainder of the film deals with him trying to figure out if this is indeed the case, and if so, which one of the ladies is responsible.

The storyline, when it's being revealed, is solid enough; there's nothing overly original or spectacular here, and although the twist at the end is a bit predictable, it still manages to work out nicely. The real meat of the movie, however, deals not with the storyline but with the sexual encounters that Rick encounters with both his wife and mistresses (both of which are show through a series of flashbacks). While the movie isn't a hardcore porn or a cheap skin-flick, this wouldn't be the type of movie to pick up if you're interested in engaging storylines or anything of that nature.

Indeed, there's a lot of sex scenes going on in this movie (hence the "erotic thriller" genre... get it?), but as I previously mentioned, it doesn't play out like a hardcore porno flick. These scenes are artfully done for the most part, and nearly all of them bring something to the table in terms of either originality or aesthetically pleasing scenery. The point of these scenes is not to merely show the couple going at it, but to show it in an artistic fashion; those going in to get an eyeful of skin will be pleased by the hearty helping of exposed flesh, but those who are looking for a little something more wouldn't walk away empty handed either (and save the "hand" jokes, please). In that regard, the scenes are a success; it doesn't take too much talent to get an actor and actress naked on film, but shooting it with style does take a bit more creativity, and this movie shines in that area. The only real gripe that I had with these scenes was the music that served as a backdrop to the ongoing events; the bumping techno beats that are used would have been sufficient if used in a scene or two, but they overlay nearly every encounter and start to get a bit old by the time the movie winds down. To be fair though, I'm not really a fan of the particular branch of the techno genre that is used here, so this is just personal preference.

The acting is decent enough from the three main characters of the film. While Glori-Anne Gilbert (Susan / Jenny) and Frank Harper (Rick) are merely average in their roles, it doesn't really matter too much; most of their on screen time isn't spent giving speeches or playing their characters, if you catch my drift. The rest of the ladies involved really have no parts in the film other than being Rick's partner during his cheating ways; they show up (one at a time), they get down to business, and they're never seen again in the film. With that in mind, I don't suppose that I could really critique their acting skills, but they did seem to be enjoying themselves, which is more that I can say for some of the ladies in other films similar to this. One person did stand out in the acting department, however, and that would be Jay Richardson (Detective Blake). The man really shined in the detective role, and although a few of his lines were sloppily written, he plays the role quite well.

If you're a fan of erotic thrillers, this would be one to pick up. If, however, you're looking for a riveting storyline or engaging performances from the talent involved, this (both the movie at hand and the sub-genre itself) may be one you'd want to steer clear of. Although I'm personally not a huge fan of these types of movies, this one was interesting and kept me entertained throughout the running time. 6/10.
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