Here's a little adult video that simply cries out for that tiny bit extra that a truly talent filmmaker (say Michael Ninn or James Avalon or Antonio Passolini) could've provided. The intriguing storyline deals with a group of scientists headed by Doc Randy Spears (turning in a sterling performance by the way) developing some sort of virtual reality device at a research institute. Said device is intended to record visual representations of people's memories and fantasies and they're oh so close to getting it right, if only the (legally approved) drugs they use on their subjects to get them to loosen up before participation didn't turn them into ranting, drooling nut jobs for several days afterward ! With funding about to be turned off, Spears takes part in the project himself, much to the sorrow of his wife Kylie Ireland (who has a few good moments herself dramatically), as it turns out only too rightly so. If only they could've resorted to the governmentally sanctioned LSD. Hey, there's a surprisingly subversive pro-drug message somewhere in there.
Cast members required to act (Spears, Ireland and Veronica Hart in a non-sex role) put their best foot forward. The lab set looks fine. Jake Jacobs' photography captures pretty people having generally passionate sex (best of show being Spears getting soapy with dark skinned Dee in an outdoor shower) in nice surroundings. That's it for the good news. But why oh why did production company VCA give this moderately ambitious assignment to resident workhorse Bud Lee, a hack who can deal well enough with the run of the mill 6 sex scene show but who has rarely if ever shown the slightest glimmer of originality or creativity ? I could go on and on about all the stuff he simply gets wrong here (and you'd stop reading) but I'll limit myself to one seemingly futile example, unless you have any idea about what makes a movie work. Music. The Right Music can turn a decent sex scene into an all-time scene. Here, the best anyone could come up with sounds like the kind of drivel you'd buy your groceries to. Too bad !
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