Released: Jun 01st, 1986
Running Time: 79
Director: Lawrence T Cole
Company: Now Showing Video
Cast: Nina Hartley, Tony Martino, Paul Thomas, Gail Sterling, Tracey Adams, Buck Adams, Shanna McCullough
Critical Rating: AAA
Director Lawrence T. Cole has discovered something interesting: people who cheat on their spouses eventually experience serious emotional stress. Those who watch their partners doing it experience pain.
In his last two productions, The Performers and Dangerous Desire, Cole lets his actors pay for their promiscuity. Tracey Adams and Paul Thomas experience ultimate jealousy in Dangerous Desire. They decide that watching each other with new people would turn them on, so P.T. buys a two-way mirror.
After viewing his wife and Nina Hartley in a lovely lesbian sequence, he exposes himself to Hartley, thereby possibly ruining Adams and Hartley's friendship. But Adams then gets incredibly jealous when Thomas enjoys taking on Shanna McCullough and Gail Sterling, so she gets revenge by doing Tony Martino and Buck Adams simultaneously. They seem to learn a lesson about fidelity, but who knows for sure.
It's a slight script that works because all of the actors excel. Cole shoots sex scenes graphically, although very little attention is given to production values here. However, Adams, Thomas and Hartley are very erotic performers, making Dangerous Desire both hot and believable.