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Released: Dec 01st, 1985
Running Time: 85
Director: Jonathan Burroughs
Company: Playtime Video
Cast: Buck Adams, Summer Rose, Tiffany DuPonte, Sondra Stillman, Gabriella (I)
Critical Rating: AA
I think whoever initiated the adage "you can't judge a book by its cover" might have forseen the release of Lustfully Seeking Susan, another in the long line of shot-on-video features trying to capitalize on recognition with rock singer Madonna.
The glossy packaging says the movie boasts: "superb character portrayal." it doesn't; "the finest erotic performances of this year," they're OK, but hardly the best; "the fast moving, well-paced script is saturated with comedy," I didn't laugh once; "wit," same as comedy, nil; "flesh" well, there are nude bodies, "and sex appeal" OK, to an extent.
As for the plot: a wife (Summer Rose) who is unhappy with her husband (Buck Adams) —who gets more pleasure watching himself on TV than with the sexual advancements of his wife— sees a classified ad for a clandestine meeting between a "john" and Susan (Sondra Stillman). And for the next hour, we follow Rose as she follows Stillman.
But the story never really develops and there are too many unexplained characters waltzing across the screen simply to do a sex scene. The sex, for the most part, is pretty standard stuff with the usual boy-girl and girl-girl encounters. For wet shot fans though, there are a couple of good "shots" from Adams and D.T. Mann that are worth noting.
Actually, this video might do well as entertainment for bachelor parties and the boys' local "Saturday Night at the Pornos" in a neighbor's basement. But this is by no means a "sex-charged, high-budgeted production guaranteed to be one of this year's best" like the box says.