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Released: Sep 01st, 1989
Running Time: 90
Director: John Leslie
Company: VCA Pictures
Cast: Tom Byron, Richard Pacheco, April West, Joey Silvera, Pamela Rose, Selena Steel, Tori Welles, Victoria Paris, Debbie Hanson
Critical Rating: AAAA
Now you see her (or at least you think you do)… now you don't. Tori Welles plays The Chameleon, a confused woman with an unquenchable sexual third who feeds off herself like a vampire. And like a female Bela Lugosi, she changes shapes and sizes in a feeding frenzy upon men.
She can become an elegant Victoria Paris to swallow up Buck Adams, or step out of a shower a naked, dripping Debbie Diamond (billed as Hanson) for an afternoon quickie. Do I detect a little something of the amorphous Catwoman here?
Okay, everybody gets into the act. Richard Pacheco as her shrink wears a ponytail land psychedelic moustache. He could be doing backup for Crosby, Stills and Nash. What's Buck Adams doing looking so elegant and suave? You have to look twice to recognize Lynn Francis is a sex bistro episode. It's almost like a quantum series of anti-images parading forth, hoping you get the connection.
So much goes on in a John Leslie sexvid that I'm reminded of those Mad Magazinecartoon panels that have all these little incidental characters running around the borders and you're afraid you might miss something. And there's the trademark Leslie facial lighting, brooding characters, head trips and the obligatory Joey Silvera "goof" episode – patented formulas that seem to work.
John Leslie's early films for VCA were all quite stunning, with The Chameleon ranking as one of the best. Tori Welles was entering her prime and performed one of her best sex scenes ever, a scorching three-way with Victoria Paris and Peter North. All-around excellent sexual and acting performances, with Leslie's clever script interwoven into the many erotic scenes. The jazz score sounds great on this digitally remastered disc, which also has some extra footage. A cast list and the ability to jump from scene to scene is also included.