|Starring Jesie St. James, Richard Pacheco|
Directed by Bob Chinn
SynopsisA harried nylon stocking executive struggles to launch a successful ad campaign in spite of iffy investors, temperamental models and fussy photographers, all of whom seem to be more interesting in sleeping with each other than meeting their important deadline.
ReviewAh, HOT LEGS! Now this is what the Golden Age of Adult Films is all about! Bob Chinn, by this point a veteran of adult cinema whose name just screams quality, directs a first-rate cast performing a first-rate script, shot by a first-rate crew of professionals. Not only does the film look terrific, full of clever camera work and sizzling sex scenes, it's just plain FUN!
As the 70's drew to a close and Porno Chic began to show signs of being more fad than cultural revolution, adult filmmakers had to try harder to fill the seats. As the culturally-curious lost interest and the raincoat crowd began spending their evenings with that new-fangled VCR instead of treading the sticky floors of the local grindhouse, many pornographers relied on heavy plot and elaborate setups that wobbled a bit under the weight of a meager budget. HOT LEGS tries for something different - no pretensions of telling a deep and meaningful tale of sexual liberation - instead we are treated to a light and genuinely amusing story, scorching lovemaking and a talented, enthusiastic cast.
Co-star Sharon Kane would soon after become adult film's ultimate 80's working girl-type, tough and brassy and full of charming vinegar. Here, earlier in her career, she plays the innocent-faced photographer's assistant exceedingly well. Her waist-length blond hair and expressive eyes make her fantasy sequence with Paul Thomas quite magical and erotic.
While the storyline functions mainly as rack to drape the sexual nylons on, it is still a joy to watch. The script is genuinely funny and it's not hard to like these characters in both their comic and carnal modes. The script, by Jeffrey Fairbanks, is full of wit and keeps the story galloping along.
The comedic goings-on and sexual shenanigans are accompanied by a fun and pulsating score by Jay Phillips. Speaking of the music, the film kicks off with a rolicking (and presumably unlicensed) cover of Rod Stewart's "Hot Legs!"
HOT LEGS is exactly what a vintage adult film should be...it's simply a lot of fun to watch! It doesn't plod, doesn't preach, doesn't posture. It simply delivers the goods in one witty, sexy package. Highly recommended!
Long available only through muddy prints on VHS and DVD, HOT LEGS has been brought back to life by the rockstars at Vinegar Syndrome. Their new widescreen DVD (a double feature with CALIFORNIA GIGOLO) looks fantastic and they also offer the film in streaming HD glory at their Exploitation TV site.