Released: Jul 01st, 1987
Running Time: 80
Director: Royce Shephard
Company: Mondo Video
Cast: Craig Roberts, Francois Papillon, Kari Foxx, Jacqueline Lorians, Rick Savage, Tami Lee Curtis
Critical Rating: AAAA
People say one thing and mean another. How true, especially in the areas of sexual conniving and coupling. Of the New Wave couples’ films to be released on the adult market, Double Messages offers some fresh perspectives on the old boy/girl skin games.
Basically three guys meet three girls on the beach. The girls are talking about a lot of Oprah Winfrey things and their voices pierce the air in a manner that could puncture a hole in a rubber raft. Francois Papillon, dressed like the CQ Spring issue, spies Tami Lee Curtis. “Let’s go get dem. Da pink one ees mine.” And from there, the ball gets rolling with the usual beach banter.
Craig Roberts and Kari Foxx are not exactly on the same wavelength. He’s checking out her legs and wondering what it would be like to have her succulent mouth wrapped around his manhood. She’s wondering what he does for a living and what kind of husband he might make. Jacqueline Lorians would like to have any man’s penis on a butcher block. Rick Savage wants to be seen for more than a mini-muscle head. Tami Curtis is into teddy bears and Francois broods a lot. A lot. Virtually every scene he’s featured in has him staring into the ocean muttering like some French Canadian goalie during the hockey playoffs.
Each beach player has his particular fantasy which he indulges in. This provides some beautiful sexual photography and some very Freudian overtones. The men have nipple sucking fantasies. The women like to stare at buns and get off. And while the action is strong and intimate, there’s more of a softcore element in the lovemaking scenes.
During the course of the film Lorians manages to soften her stance towards men as she and Savage walk off into the sunset, as do the others. Double Messages is a refreshing change of pace from hardcore beach bangs. It’s nice to see an expensive, new feature.