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Released: Jul 01st, 2004
Running Time: 90
Director: Clive McLean
Company: Hustler Video
Cast: Lisa Marie, Kathleen Kruz, Kimberly Kane, Ashley Fires, Jynx, Dana (I), Boo, Jayna
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
More elegant than volcanic; but as eye candy goes it's worthwhile.
Without question, Clive McLean is a talented visual stylist along the lines of Andrew Blake (although working within the confines of a Larry Flynt budget). His choice of girls, costuming and sets are impeccable. If only the chemistry reached the same heights!
The behind the scenes package offers a telling insight as to why some of the final footage resembles a static Hustler print layout rather than intense lap flounder encounters. The glib answer is simply because most porn shoots are about as spontaneous as a State of the Union speech. "Act like you're enjoying this," McLean directs Lisa Marie as she hovers over Boo's face during an uncomfortable desktop position. "I'm supposed to be enjoying this?" she replies - only half jokingly. What the hell, it looks good for the camera.
Hot Showers delivers the kind of highly polished footage that after-hours clubs like to play as visual white noise on their TV monitors. The girl/girl gropes occur on stylized sets where passion takes a back seat to fake smoke and slashes of colored lights. A squeaky-clean bathroom opener featuring Kathleen Kruz, Jayna and their double-headed dong should appeal to viewers who lust after the girl next door. A mysterious domination scenario with Kimberly Kane and Dana follows a different route; one traveled mainly by fingers sliding in and out of lubricated beef curtains. And a back-alley punkout (with multi-pierced Jinx and Jayna) should perk up couch potatoes who drool over troubled teens lunching at the Furbuger Café.