Released: Apr 01st, 1987
Running Time: 78
Director: Thomas Paine
Company: Broad Appeal Film Works
Cast: Nina Hartley, Eric Edwards, Jessica Wylde, Paul Thomas, Tony Martino, Herschel Savage, Taija Rae, Tracey Adams
Critical Rating: AAAA
A couple of years ago Chuck Vincent made an adult movie called Roommates, which shocked everyone because the story was as important as the sexual content. Now comes Thomas Paine's Mouthwatering, the story of an overweight woman whose fantasies consist of being thin and desirable.
Taija Rae stars as the woman with a recurring dream wherein she is seduced by her "Dream Lover," but always wakes up to her husband and an extra 60 pounds (done with nice special effects). Deciding to tackle one problem at a time, Taija enrolls in a weight-loss organization and proceeds to lose 60 pounds. But all is not happiness, for even though her husband is ecstatic and shows his new admiration by gift and affection, our heroine is enthralled by the attention her new form attracts. This newfound ability to get any man she wants leads to the demise of her marriage, but her dream world shatters just as quickly when her Dream Lover proves not so dreamy.
It's remarkable to find an "immoral" film with a moral. And while the moral is as simple as "The Grass Is Always Greener," it still comes as a surprise. It's a sad film with a happy ending, and provides Rae with her best role ever. The movie revolves around her, and she gets to show a range of emotions which are normally missing from usual adult films. Actually, the entire cast does an excellent job of acting.
Mouthwatering is a terrific couples film. It's a story everyone can relate to, and merits the four-A rating for its concept, performances and, particularly, for its unique style. There is nothing, repeat nothing, but straight sex; normal people making normal love. And Taija's in five hot couplings!
My compliments to the chef, Thomas Paine, who not only directs but writes the story. There are a couple of editing and camera gaffes, but they don't interfere in this quality production. A picture like this does not come along often. Don't miss it!