Released: Sep 01st, 1992
Running Time: 90
Director: Steve Johnson
Company: Close-Up Productions
Cast: Randy Storm, Kyle Brandon, Erich Johansen, Justin Young, Rick Bolton, Danny Sommers, Jeremy Foxx
Critical Rating: AA
Genre: Gay and Bi
In what could be described as a war between the West Coast professional school of video modeling and the East Coast amateur institution, the two factions meet head to head in a Key West, Florida resort complex for a vacation weekend sponsored by Washington, DC-based "porntre-preneur" Bob Jones. Los Angeles-based video maker Steve Johnson, to date best known for his mail order bondage videos, takes a stab at the mainstream by directing a pretty but largely paint-by-numbers product. The boys from both coasts seem to get on well enough, and the camera work is marginally better than Jones' own attempts (several of which were spawned by the same recent weekend gathering).
Nevertheless, one hopes for more from a man more accustomed to having boys tie each others up and butt paddle their partners into leathery submission. The action here claustrophobically centers around a pool and some cabanas at the popular Lighthouse Court resort. Some added footage of local color would have been a major improvement. Rick Bolton shows promise as a major discovery, but you can bet that he'll soon be visible in bigger and better West Coast products. The video only comes alive in the fourth and final scene between dirty-talking Jeremy Foxx and a bound and hooded Kyle Brandon, which features the kind of kink Johnson is known for. A little more subversive Anita Bryant bashing like this would go a long way — perhaps a pair of orange juice enemas would do the trick; fresh squeezed of course.