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Released: Jan 01st, 2001
Running Time: 95
Directors: Veronica Hart, Wit Maverick
Company: VCA Platinum Plus
Cast: Juli Ashton, Dee (I), George Kaplan, Devin Wolf, Steve Hatcher, Evan Stone, Bridgett Kerkove, Lexington Steele, Shawna Sexton, Mickey G., Charlie Angel, Tina Tyler, Chloe (I), Wit Maverick
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
If the choice is between the video and the DVD, go for the DVD.
This send-up of Being John Malkovich was originally shot for interactive DVD, with the video feature a distillation of that footage... and it shows.
As the opening voiceover indicates, the lives of porn star Juli Ashton and amateur porn director Steve Hatcher are about to intertwine, thanks to a special buttplug which allows the "user" (no buttplugs are actually inserted) to enter the mind of whoever's fucking Juli at any particular time. So, Steve uses the gadget to enter Devin Wolf and, later, Bridgett Kerkove, and he and wife Chloe both use it when Juli's getting it on with Mickey G. and Lexington Steele.
The problem is, not one of these performers gives the slightest clue that his or her body has been entered by someone else; they just continue fucking as if nothing has happened. And though that sex is usually decent, the annoying camera effect of putting a dark frame around the image when Steve or Chloe is supposedly inside another person definitely subtracts from the heat, and there's nothing about the performers' actions that seem different from normal. This is particularly noticeable during the Bridgett/Evan Stone scene, where Hatcher's voice indicates he doesn't want a guy fucking him-as-her, but Kerkove is just her usually sexy, enticing self.
Fortunately, Juli's also her usual, enticing self in her four scenes and the closer with Hatcher and Chloe is worthwhile, but overall, this should have been better.