Released: Apr 01st, 1986
Running Time: 82
Director: Ned Morehead
Cast: Jerry Butler, Julie Winchester, Joey Silvera, Titian, Nina Hartley, Randy West
Critical Rating: AAA
A high school-aged son (Jerry Butler) helps his frigid father (Randy West) to come to terms with a group of suburban women in Hot Nights and Hard Bodies, which features a wide range of hetero-sex in its running time. The only real problem with this production lies in the fact that "Dad" and "Son" look to be about the same age.
Otherwise, it's a well-done flick with more story-line than usual and a series of upbeat sex scenes between Butler and lady friends, such as Shanna McCullough, West and same Ladies, Dad and Ex-Wife, etc. According to the plot line, it's the ex-wife whose sluttish behavior made Dad frigid in the first place, so Butler's bringing them back together gives the whole production something of an andy Hardy flavor.
The musical accompaniment to this production is rather dull and the lighting is no better than it has to be to enable you to see the hard bodies of the title —most of which look impressively soft. The acting is kind of stiff (pun intended), and West and butler do make an effort to be believable in the roles. This is difficult when they look more like brothers, but at least West has a moustache, so you can tell them apart.
The stage sets here are better-than-average nd it looks as though the production was actually shot in an upper-middle-class suburban neighborhood, like the one portrayed in the movie. The women are about what you'd expect in the way of gorgeous and curvaceous blondes, but the acting, especially from Nina Hartley and Shanna McCullough, is better than usual. And director Ned Morehead seems to be working hard at telling a real story.
Nothing particularly far-out here in terms of the sex scenes, which are effectively done. The men's clothes seem to be a few years out of date, but then again they don't wear them very long. Add a few points if your fantasies center on expensive suburbs and cool blondes.