Released: Sep 01st, 1993
Running Time: 89
Director: Thomas Paine
Company: Cal Vista Film
Cast: Tom Byron, Marc Wallice, Melanie Moore, Tony Montana, Mike Horner, Roxanne Blaze, Hyapatia Lee, Debi Diamond, Crystal Wilder, Terry Thomas, Nick East
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Hyapatia, this is your life! Hyapatia is a rock singer, performing for an audience of old friends and lovers, and telling her life story through her own songs and flashback sex scenes. Roxanne Blaze plays the young Hyapatia – first in a scene with Nick East as the boyfriend she left behind; them with Mike Horner as the guy she meets in a doctor's office. The two scenes are fine – especially Horner's – but Roxanne, in a cheap Dynel wig, so unlike Hya's lustrous mane, is simply not credible as Hyapatia's younger self. She's just a sweet pretty girl with none of Hyapatia's intense allure – and her light brown pubes and pale blue eyes don't help either.
Melanie Moore turns up the heat in a threeway sandwich with Tony Montana and Terry Thomas. The other threeway is another highlight. Marc Wallice cheats on Hyapatia, as Crystal Wilder and Debi Diamond first perform for Marc, and then drain him dry as he joins in. Hyapatia's closer with Tom, prefaced by her dancing with him, is a winner too, but the episodic structure of the film prevents much sexual tension from building; the songs, sex and story all feel a bit crammed in. Hyapatia's songs rock the house, even if the lyrics are occasionally a bit heavy-handed, and she surely commands the stage. The non-vocal part of the soundtrack by G.G. Green is worthy of note, too. I don't think another porn star (except maybe Sharon Kane) could be the centerpiece of a film like this. As a biographical study, it's interesting and well worth a look – but it's not a very good porn film. The sex is not the center and the arousal level just isn't there. Hyapatia on the boxcover, however, will make this a sure seller/renter.