Released: Jun 01st, 1998
Running Time: 84
Director: Nic Cramer
Company: Pleasure Limited Editions
Cast: Hakan, Shanna McCullough, Erika Bella, Mickey G., Jacklyn Lick, Steve Hatcher, Lauren Montgomery, Silvia Saint, Ian Daniels
Critical Rating: Not Yet Rated
This is solid, satisfying storytelling with sex - a lot of what porn should be, in a great-looking box. Couples and upscales are your market here.
There's a series of murders being committed by a mysterious hooker, dubbed the "femme fatale." Burned-out cop Vince Vouyer thinks he sees the suspect - statuesque Lauren Montgomery - at every crime scene. The problem is that Vince is an alcoholic, the murders took place forty years ago, and Vince's father, also a cop, was both investigator and victim. Vince is given to booze-fueled fantasies, including a threeway with partner Shanna McCullough (a Best Supporting Actress pre-nom) and hooker Erika Bella. Shanna also does great work in a girl/girler with roommate Jackie Lick. Notch up a pre-nom for a killer flashback anal scene with Silvia Saint and Hakan. Let's also give a pre-nom to the uncredited music.
Nic Cramer, cinematographer Jack Remy, and scripter Martin Brimmer are among the leading exponents of porn noir, and Looker is a fine example of the genre. It's well-paced, well-acted, and best of all, consistently hot.