Released: Nov 01st, 1991
Running Time: 75
Director: Sebastian Lore
Company: Paul Norman Productions
Cast: Alex Thomas, Danny Summers, Trixie Tyler, Dolph Knight, Damien Crosse, Wes Daniels, Brett Williams, Mark Andrews, Damien (II)
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Genre: Gay and Bi
The premise of this one is a winner: Dolph Knight specializes in releasing “straight” men from their closets, employing Damien as his main disciple and creating a magic wine that dissolves all inhibitions. Knight’s opening solo and the first two scenes live up to the script’s premise, but the final two scenes are something of a letdown, showing considerably less imagination. Knight is particularly disappointing in his full-action scene – he should have downed some of his own wine before the shoot.
Damien, with a new haircut that increases his sex appeal fivefold, gives a high-spirited performance, while Dallas Taylor is at his best as the butler who drinks the wine by mistake. His under-the-table “service” is a classic combination of heat and humor. Danny Summers and Alex Thomas make a fine duo, but when Steve Ryder enters the scene, it’s definitely a case of “three’s a crowd”.
The two best performers are newcomer Wes Daniels (you want butch? Here it is, with complete versatility in the sack) and Sharon Kane as a married couple targeted for liberation. Kane’s improvisations as the chatty wife who just can’t shut up are a comic wonder, while Daniels as her resigned husband proves that his acting skills are almost as impressive as his sexual charisma. As for “Sebastian Lore,” I betcha anything that he’s really Chi Chi LaRue. The cast, if nothing else, says it all. Stores should note this one.