Located in: Home > Movies > Trade-Off


Released: Feb 01st, 1992
Running Time: 88
Director: Jerry Douglas
Company: All Worlds
Cast: Bionca (I), Michael Parks, Danny Sommers, Mark Brandon, Ryan Idol, Lon Flexxe, Axel Garrett
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Genre: Gay and Bi

Popular Rating Average:
My Rating:
Please log in to rate. Don't have a free account? Register now!

Buy DVD Watch Online



Critical Rating: AAA 1/2

Relying almost exclusively on voiceover sound rather than live dialogue, director Jerry Douglas creates a compelling screenplay that tells the story of two closet cases (Idol and Garrett) imprisoned by their own macho hangups. In spite of mutual exhibitionism/voyeurism that involves two gay couples (Sommers and Flexxe, Parks and Slater) as well as a straight couple (Bionca and Brandon), the two men seem to learn nothing from their experience — except more ways to avoid facing the truth. And therein lies the rub.

In spite of a visually compelling screenplay and fine-tuned direction, the last two scenes of the tape are a let-down. The lack of resolution leaves the audience frustrated and even annoyed — where Is the rest of the story? In fact, never has a screenplay demanded a sequel as much as this one. We want to know what happens to the hero in the coming years.

And who is the hero? You can bet your bottom dollar that, in spite of the billing, It is not Ryan Idol, whose appeal wants with each out-Ing. No, the real hero is newcomer Axel Garrett, who, in spite of his trade status In the current script, shows promise of developing into a major star — if handled correctly. His vulnerability, most apparent In the final scene, marks him as something special. Let's hope that Douglas finds the right vehicle to realize the potential.


Related Content:

All Worlds
Michael Parks
Mark Brandon
Lon Flexxe
Bionca (I)
Danny Sommers
Ryan Idol
Axel Garrett
Jerry Douglas


Please log in to comment.
Don't have a free account? Become a member!

By participating you agree to our Privacy Policy & the AVN "Be Kind Policy"
and represent that you are not under the age of 18.

Wicked Releases Trailer for Axel Braun's 'Suicide Squad XXX'
Elegant Angel's 'Battle of the Squirters' Releases Mon.
In LeWood's Latest, 'Evil Couple Prowls Anal Teens'
Exxxotica Introduces First-Ever LGBT Showcase At NJ Event
Hard X Bows New IR Series With Layton Benton's 1st Anal