Released: Jun 01st, 1993
Running Time: 86
Director: Loretta Sterling
Cast: Peter North, Dizzy Blond, Lester Goldfine, Leanna Foxxx, Jeff Scott, Chessie Moore, Toy, Jake Steed, Topaz (I), Bryan Young, Chaz Vincent, Chocklate
Critical Rating: AAAA
Don't be misled by the title or by the boxcover, which has a black lady caught in the very situation described in the title. This is not a specialty tape, nor is it anything like Black Mariah. It's an episodic show that follows a 1940 washing machine through its ownership by six couples. It starts out new with Dizzy Blond and Chaz Vincent. Chaz actually has her hair done up in the style of the '40s, but Diz keeps his army hat on to hide his non-1940 coif.
Segments are connected by newspaper headlines that chronicle the years, and the episodes are as varied as the news. Big-busted Chessie Moore takes on Jeff Scott during the Eisenhower Administration; Topaz and Bryan Young are hippies during the Vietnam era; Julian St. Jox and Toy wind up with the washer in the modern era. It's Toy who gets her breast caught in the thing, but before that, she and Julian show us some real energy in what is easily the feature's best scene. To top it all, the art direction is superb, realistically reflecting the time periods called for in the script. All of the couplings are boy/girl two-somes, so there's not much variety in that, but this is a good cast, an eye-catching box, and Loretta Sterling has a pretty good track record at helping retailers move product.