Released: Oct 01st, 1998
Running Time: 99
Director: David Thompson
Company: Vivid Entertainment Group
Cast: Kurt Young, Jack Simmons, Paul Carrigan, Doug Jeffries, Dino Phillips, Brent Williams
Critical Rating: AAA
Genre: Gay and Bi
Such solid fare will please fans who have not seen enough of the core cast members. Thompson and Young are gay video\'s first (real) married couple; their intimate scenes should generate additional interest.
In the tradition of such mainstream classics as Flashdance, Staying Alive and Striptease, young men migrate to the big city in hopes of pursuing careers in dance. For director David Thompson, this is a near sequel to Showboys (a '97 release with a fate similar to that of its mainstream counterpart).
A few new faces crop up in Heat of the City. The plot is slightly overwritten and the sex underproduced, but the video rounds up a few pluses. There are solid performances from the veteran cast. Newcomer K.C. Hart pumps up the heat in several scenes. Romance is furnished by Kurt Young and the director Thompson, himself.
The plot's ending leaves the door open for a possible Heat of the City 2.