|Directed by Victor Nye|
Starring Angel, Ginger Lynn, Jamie Gillis
SynopsisVirginal schoolgirl Betty (Angel) falls asleep while studying for her final exam and imagines having all the wild sexual adventures she has missed out on.
ReviewAdult Film is an industry of eras. It began in the pre-Deep Throat era of dirty raincoats, back alley theaters, peep shows and anonymous performers desperately needing a bit of waxing. When Deep Throat burst on the scene and launched the era of "Porno Chic," sex films came out of the closet and into something resembling the near-mainstream. As the late 1970's and early 1980's rolled in, big budget films with superb production values and top-notch talent became the rage, as did the "couples film."
As the 1980's met their mid-point, however, the gloss was quickly buffed away for quick-and-dirty wall-to-wall sexathons shot on the newly affordable medium of videotape. Too Naughty to Say No falls rather haphazardly between those last two eras. It has neither the plot or production money of the early 80's epics, nor is it a sleazefest of the video age. Too Naughty... quite charmingly walks the line between hot sex and humorous story, with a top shelf cast of porno regulars...most of whom would soon vanish from the scene.
|Jamie Gillis gets a mouthful of|
Ginger (Lynn, that is.)
|Paul Baressi and Rick Cassidy make|
an Angel sandwich.
Despite the film's rather uncomfortable preoccupation with coercion (even fantasy necrophilia, yuck!) it does have its forward-thinking moments as well. In the final sex scene, Angel and Cody Nicole have a sapphic time in a car as the male cast of the film looks on, masturbating and eventually covering the windows with money shots. Quite daring for a genre predominately geared towards straight men. However, Suze Randall and Victor Nye did often like to include a little something for everyone.
|A flash of brilliance.|
The supporting cast is a who's who of genre players, most of whom were soon to fade away as the video age took hold. Lisa De Leeuw, Eric Edwards, Jamie Gillis, Harry Reems and Michael Morrison were all familiar faces in the late 1970's and decent actors to boot. All bar Gillis would taper off their appearances before fading to black. Some of the female cast (Heather Thomas, Raven, Lois Ayers, etc) would hang on for a few years before disappearing, but even Ginger Lynn was on the cusp of retiring by this stage.
While Too Naughty to Say No isn't quite Neon Nights or The Story of Joanna, it is a very well-made fond farewell to an era and the people who made it so memorable. For story, give it a miss. If you want to enjoy blistering-hot sex with a cast of favorites, well you will do quite nicely with Too Naughty to Say No. Rub one off and enjoy!