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Released: Oct 01st, 1991
Running Time: 75
Director: Scotty Fox
Company: Moonlight Entertainment
Cast: Tom Byron, Helen Bedd, Jon Dough, Mike Horner, Shanna McCullough, Melanie Moore
Critical Rating: AAA
Shanna's Final Fling, for its oddball humor and erotic moments, has some really interesting comments to make about the state of adult video and those people who watch and make them. Not all of the snide asides are humorous, either.
Shanna McCullough is drawn out of retirement by a Florida swamp land salesman named Sid Nickles (J.B.) with the lure that she can make a quality video with a statement, encompassing all that she's learned in her career. Fat chance. She soon learns that her Romeo & Juliet-type "period piece" has a pizzaman written into the script. And it goes down from there. Of course she freaks out to no avail, since Nickles is apparently your typical adult video producer.
Shanna wants to do something truly erotic and states that producers are not in touch with what people really want. Scriptwriter Mike Horner is exasperated. He says the AVN reviewers like the pizzaman stuff. No, the AVN reviewers like the pizza. Horner's got writer's block and can't come up with anything better or more creative.
McCullough looks delightfully rapturous, fit and trim, sexual and performs incredibly well, but we're left with the cloying feeling that the adult industry sees fans as not really giving a squat about what they see on video, witness Shanna's benign resignation to the system at the end.