Released: Sep 01st, 1995
Running Time: 107
Director: Wesley Emerson
Company: VCA Platinum Plus
Cast: Jon Dough, Luc Wylder, Tina Tyler, Ariana (I), Kelly Nichols, Mike Horner, Victoria Andrews, Nicole London
Critical Rating: AA
Subtitled "An Erotic Makeover," this Kelly Nichols-penned piece of windy self-indulgence has Tina Tyler visiting Kelly and her X-rated cohorts for a makeover that will renew boyfriend Jon Dough's flagging interest. Perhaps it should have been dubbed "A Not-So-Erotic Infomercial," as we are subjected to no less than a 16-1/2-minute makeup and masturbation session.
Next comes the wardrobe consultation with Nicole London, looking a wardrobe consultant for the Serbian Army cheerleaders. If this was meant as a deliberate contrast with her subsequent strip-and-sex scene with Mike Horner, it's a bad, unnecessary choice.
Enter the saving grace of the video -- Ariana as a fitness trainer. Although saddled with the same droning New Age-speak dialogue as the other actors, Ari's edge makes her more believable -- and her scene with hubby Luc Wylder is lens-melting sensational. The raw sensual power this pair throws off makes the succeeding obligatory girl/girler (with Tina and Victoria, who reads us a book, for Chrissake!), and Tina's closing seduction of Dough, purely anticlimactic.
Try the Adam & Eve Channel's lingerie and sex-toy infomercials instead -- much less philosophizing.