Released: Jan 01st, 1990
Running Time: 73
Director: Scotty Fox
Company: Coast To Coast Video
Cast: Jacqueline, Debi Diamond, Cheri Taylor, Tom Byron, Kimberly Kane, Rachel Ryan, Randy West
Critical Rating: AAA
It's a credit to director Scotty Fox and the cast of Scandalous that this light-hearted spoof of, of all things, Remington Steele works as well as it does. Detective agency owner Debi Diamond hires out-of-work porno actor Tom Byron to pose as her fictitious colleague for her latest case, a search for stolen chewing gum with a secret ingredient that revs up one's sexual batteries (hey, it sure beats that little drop of Retsin!).
This past-paced romp makes the most of a veteran talent roster, beginning with a fine desktop "interview" between Byron and mysterious client Jacqueline. Fox's penchant for energetic sex scenes is best evidenced in the two "gum-induced" sessions, the first featuring Diamond and over-stimulated lab technician Rachel Ryan, the second a steamy shower scene with villains Jacqueline and Randy West. West also gets the funniest death scene this side of The Wizard of Oz when he O.D.s. on gum and melts away into a pool of semen. As Byron says at one point, "You know, I've done porno videos with plots as corny as this." Maybe, but the hot sex and good humor of Scandalous puts it above most of them. Nice packaging.