Released: Jan 01st, 1993
Running Time: 65, 68
Directors: William Hunter, Quinn, Tempest
Company: Planet Video
Cast: Danny Bliss, Randy Mixer, Wes Daniels, Sonny Listz, Chip Mathews, Randy Storm, Jimmy Dante, Rob Cryston, Sean Carrera, Johnny Rahm
Critical Rating: AAAA
Genre: Gay and Bi
The funniest script of the year focuses on the murder of a gay man (Sonny Listz) at his own birthday party. Wes Daniels is the detective who tries to unravel the mystery and figure out which of the eight guests is the culprit. The guests all have alibis, of course, that involve sex with each other.
Each part contains six highly enthusiastic, superbly edited sexual episodes as the guests contradict themselves all over the place. Furthermore, the performances are all delightful satires of gay stereotypes: the Gay American Princess, the Tired White Boy, the Slut, the Hollywood Hunk, the Granola Boy, the Leather Daddy, and so on. Outstanding are Daniels, Johnny Rahm, Sean Carrera, B.J. Slater, and Rob Cryston, but honestly, there isn't a dud among the cast - everyone is obviously having the time of his life and the joie de vivre communicates itself to the viewer in one oft he highest payoffs of the season.
Part I (subtitled "Happy Birthday to You") focuses on the murder and the initial investigation. The first sexual scene is cleverly edited to conceal the identity of the victim's partner, and we are led to believe that this unidentified man is the murderer. Part II (subtitled "Hard Justice") continues the investigation and reveals the unexpected solution to the mystery, which is a double whammy of reversal and surprise. I defy anyone to second-guess the script of this delightful classic!
Packaging is excellent for both entries, and the smart dealer intent on satisfying his customers may offer a special deal, renting both tapes for the price of one. Believe me, you can't go wrong!