Released: May 01st, 2000
Running Time: 114
Director: Jonathan Morgan
Company: Wicked Pictures
Cast: Mike Horner, Daniella Rush, Mickey G., Bridgett Kerkove, Asia Carrera, Herschel Savage, Kaylynn, Rick Masters, Tabitha Stevens, Anji Cooper, Serenity, Kyle Stone (straight), Randy Spears, Tasha Hunter, Dave Hardman
Critical Rating: AAAA
Serenity is in four scenes, but it's not as funny or as well-done as its predecessor. Whaddaya expect? It's porno.
The last time a sequel was better than the original was 1974, when The Godfather, Part II one-upped its predecessor, and also won "Best Picture" at the Oscars(r). This record continues into its 26th year, unfortunately, with the release of Bride of Double Feature, the sequel to last year's Double Feature!, which won 10 AVN Awards in January.
BoDF starts promisingly enough, with trailers for three different movies from the fictional "Cheesy Pictures International" (a gangster picture, a western and a science fiction space opera) that all have the same premise, the same cast, and much of the same dialogue. But the downhill slide starts with the very first line in the opening feature, Stab in the Dark, when Serenity says, "The plane is in motion," but moments later it becomes clear that what's in motion is a plan. (Director Jonathan Morgan and scenarists Morgan and Martin Brimmer tip their hand early when Mickey G. clumsily propositions a pizza-delivery girl and she accepts and he looks into the camera and says "Whaddaya expect? It's porno.") In Stab in the Dark, Serenity kills her husband, and then people start getting killed en masse at the reading of the will, with the killer getting caught (or maybe not) by hard-boiled dick Dick Danger (Randy Spears).
The second feature, Momo the Jungle Guy, is a fish-out-of-water scenario with Randy Spears with a big prosthetic brow as a simian man of the jungle who is brought back to "civilization" by Serenity and husband Mike Horner. The payoff in this one involves an aphrodisiac dropped into a punchbowl at a party, with predictable results.
Technically, there is a lot of jagged-edging of straight lines due to use of digital cameras - and with Jake Jacobs and Ralph Parfait behind the cameras, you know the shortcomings are with the equipment - and just like in Double Feature!, the program material is in letterboxed black-and-white, and the sex scenes are in full-screen color.