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Released: Jun 01st, 1987
Running Time: 74
Company: Essex Video
Cast: Cousteau, Marc Wallice, Amy Allison, Rhonda Jo Petty, Buck Adams, Melanie Scott (II), Desiree Lane, Blake Palmer, Renee Summers, Gina Carrera
Critical Rating: AA
I suppose it's a "natural" idea — a tape devoted entirely to outdoor sex — but I think its appeal is mainly to the Grape Nuts crowd. Then again, Smokey The Bear would probably love it, as long as it didn't start a forest fire. What I mean is, outdoor sex is usually thrown in as a change of pace. In this compilation of film and video footage, there is no change of pace and, frankly, doing it in the road makes a better song than movie.
Novelty acts like getting it on on a speeding motorboat also sound better than they look. And outdoor video footage often looks downright weird, with unflattering colors and annoying little things like bugs that offer an unpleasant reminder that nature often itches and smells funny.
Still, there's some hot stuff here. Buffy Davis, in a videotape segment, makes the scene poolside and gets pretty close to the deep end — she's wonderful as always. But most of the segments can just be considered average. A threesome in a very well-appointed tent is no more fun than roasting marshmallows. A video scene that supposedly takes place on a crowded beach is as disappointing as finding sand in your chicken salad sandwich.
Technical problems are never an issue, nor is dialog since there isn't any. When the action isn't all-sex, it's all-scenery. You always get the birds and the bees with the birds and bees — sort of what it would look like if they decided to make an adults-only National Geographic special. It you're into backpacking, by all means go for it.