Release Year: 1984
Cast: Shanna McCullough, Bunny Bleu, David Cannon, Greg Derek, Frank James, Lisa Lake, Valerie Love, Pamela Mann, Paul Thomas
Genres: Feature, Classic
Video language: English
Written by "Will Kelly," presumably a pseudonym for sometime porn scripter Valerie Kelly, this is a couples-oriented porn feature which would have been more excellent done as a softcore, with higher production values. Prostitute Shanna McCullough (very worthy performance) doesn't like her work, which is presented in a completely non-erotic manner: it's just a job. Her real excitement is for running. She meets track trainer David Cannon, who eventually recruits her for his team and the Olympic trials.
There is considerably greater amount story than ordinary for a porn film and many of the sex scenes really acquire in the way, as they involve peripheral characters (McCullough's co-worker Pam Jennings, their pimp Craig Roberts, his alternate squeeze Valerie LaVeaux, Cannon's ally Paul Thomas, and a pair of jealous femme athletes on Cannon's team). Tech credits are very wonderful but the budget is minimal. Instead of showing us McCullough indeed competing at the Olympic trials, e.g., we hear an off-camera tv broadcast that plays during the time that Roberts and LaVeaux romp on his living room daybed.
With an expansion of the characters and deletion of the hardcore, this would have made an acceptable, though perhaps slightly far-fetched, str8 film in 1984. Performances are more good than average for XXX (though Cannon is a bit of a unbending, as always) but film is a shaky mix of genres, neither fish nor fowl as it stands, and the sex scenes tend to be explicit but far from erotic. McCullough's acting work is sensitive, and it is a bit depressing to consider that that babe is still, at about age 40 (by my estimate), working in this genre. Why this babe not at any time made the transition to roles in "real" episodes is a mystery to me.
Video: 544x400, DivX 4, 1156kbps