Released: Aug 13th, 2013
Running Time: 82 Min.
Director: Radley Metzger
Company: Distribpix Inc
DVD Extras: Behind the Scenes, Behind the Scenes Featurettes, Bonus Footage, Commentaries, Interviews, Non-Sex Version, Outtakes, Still Gallery(ies), Subtitles, Trailer(s), Widescreen
Cast: Bobby Astyr, Alan Marlowe, Sharon Mitchell, Tony Mansfield, Peter Andrews, C.J. Laing, Michael Gaunt, Zebedy Colt, Susan McBain, Wade Nichols, Jamie Gillis, Annette Haven, John Christopher, Constance Money, Shirley Peters
Critical Rating: AAAA 1/2
In an elegant restaurant where gourmet food and gourmet sex are both on the menu, former high-class prostitute and acclaimed author Barbara Broadcast (played by stunning Annette Haven) transforms lunch with journalist C.J. Laing into an afternoon of sexual excesses. Barbara seduces her way through a corporate office and a busy manhattan night club while Laing ventures into the kitchen for a smoldering encounter with Wade Nichols that may just be the greatest sex scene ever filmed. Climaxing with the return of Misty Beethoven, Constance Money, and her tormentor, Jamie Gillis, the Distribpix release of Barbara Broadcast is presented here digitally re-mastered and uncut for the first time.
The first thing that will strike viewers of the Radley Metzger classic film Barbara Broadcast is its grandeur; most notably the fact that it takes place largely in what appears to be a large, elegant restaurant (aka the lobby of the Royal Manhattan Hotel—now the Milford Plaza—in midtown NYC), where everything is on the menu ... including the waiting staff. (That's Zebedy Colt licking Clea Carson's pussy as she takes his order.)
The title character—yes, Metzger really gave her that name—is played by Annette Haven, who as the story opens is approached by autograph seekers who want her to sign the book which details the (sex) crimes for which Barbara was deported from her native Puerto Rico. It's clear she's still in that game, as she readily agrees to interrupt the interview she's giving to reporter C.J. Laing and give head to another autograph-seeker right there in the restaurant. In fact, the majority of the sexual action in this flick is oral.
The movie's first actual sex scene takes place between veteran performer Alan Marlowe and Barbara's former employee Shirley Peters, whose career in porn consisted of just three movies. After a decent b.j., Shirley climbs aboard Marlowe on a serving table for a brief cowgirl ride, which ends when he pulls out and cums in place.
Notably, there are humorous asides throughout this film, such as every time Clea (or, really, anyone, including patrons) drops a plate or otherwise screws up, she has to suck Maitre d' Bobby Astyr's cock.
Exiting the restaurant, Annette has a rendezvous with exec Michael Gaunt for some pre-board meeting "relexation" that includes b.j., horsie, mish (with tongue kissing), pussy-licking and more mish.
Back in the dining room, C.J. decides to get a little nookie for herself, and finds topless chef Wade Nichols only too willing to watch her pee in a bowl (a scene cut out of all previous releases of this movie)—and stroke her clit and labia while sitting on the counter, where Wade joins her, cock in hand. Soon, the pair is reclining on a prep table, where after a bit of licking and sucking, Wade mounts her missionarily, and eventually cream pies inside of her.
Annette, returning to the restaurant, finds that C.J. has gone to a disco (actually, the basement of the Royal Manhattan), and when the two meet up, sexual sparks begin to fly and the pair engages in some hot girl/girl action on the dance floor. But C.J.'s muff-diving apparently inspires another attendee to plunge her pussy from behind, and the scene seems to end with him jerking off on her ass—except that C.J. finds another stud, who we later find out is Jamie Gillis, to suck as Annette watches.
Turns out Gillis is here playing his same character from The Opening of Misty Beethoven, and the B/D finale scene here with Constance Money is an outtake from that movie—and its use brought a lawsuit from Money for allegedly being unauthorized. In the scene, a spread-eagled, nipple-clamped Money is licked by Gillis, who then turns her over for doggie, then has her suck him to climax. It's another scene that has never before been released for home video.
Well worth mentioning are this collection's extras, which include commentary by Metzger, "film facts" subtitles (which will relate much more info about the film's music than most will want to know), a "Making of Barbara Broadcast" short, an interview with actor Michael Gaunt, outtakes, trailers, radio spots and even reproductions of newspaper ads.