Released: Oct 01st, 1997
Running Time: 86
Director: Jim Enright
Company: Pleasure Productions
Cast: Maya (I), Krista Maze, Shanna McCullough, Nici Sterling, Tatiana (I), Jonathan Morgan, Wilde Oscar, Davia Ardell, Tony Tedeschi, Dave Hardman, Nicole London, Alexandra Silk
Critical Rating: Not Yet Rated
Doin' the Ritz tells the tale of Roger Ritz (Oscar) and his attempt to open a hotel/nightclub in '50s Manhattan with recently-divorced dance team McCullough and Morgan. The clever script by George Kaplan displays the fine acting skills of all concerned, with Tony Tedeschi playing his comedy relief tough-guy part for all it's worth, and Dave Hardman showing unexpected thespic skill as Tedeschi's stooge.
Five languidly-paced sex scenes (plus a throwaway quickie blowjob) are well-photographed and well-edited. Period-sounding big band music is also a plus. Shanna McCullough is a particular standout in her sex scene, seducing Ardell before the two are joined by Peter North.
Stock in the couples section.