Director – Richard Mailer (Honky Tonk Angels, Switch Hitters)
Starring – Shanna McCullough (Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody, That Voodoo That You Do), David Cannon (Classical Romance, Summer of ’72), and Pamela Mann (Bloody Wednesday, Taboo III)
Release Date – 1984
Rating – 2/5
Tagline – “She was a world class sexual athlete going for the gold”
One more non-horror flick couldn’t hurt. After checking out the comedy Jekyll and Hyde…Together Again and the sci-fi action film Counter Clockwise I decided to sleaze it up and check out the Jess Franco film Night Has a Thousand Desires. The film was sleazy but it just didn’t have enough story to pull me in.
I decided to get proper sleazy so I went over to my collection and searched for a Vinegar Syndrome title I have yet to review. The first one that caught my attention was the Peekarama Big 2 Unit Show featuring the films Physical Attraction and Classical Romance both directed by Richard Mailer. Once again I want to thank Vin Syn for sending this release my way.
**Spoiler alert** The film follows high class prostitute Bobbi (McCullough) who has found herself in a stale life. She no longer wants to live the prostitute life and has found solace in running. While on a jog she meets coach Ed (Cannon) who falls for her and is able to see the potential in her. She starts training her for the Olympics where she starts to see her full potential but will he lose the love of his live if he keeps training her?**Spoiler alert**
I was wanting some sleaze and Physical Attraction brought it in full force. The film hits you with some raunchy sex scenes right out the gate and doesn’t let up until the money shot.
The acting in this one is surprisingly well done. The cast shows a lot of on screen experience and dives deep into their characters. You don’t see that in type of character development in acting in modern porns and sexploitation films. The cast does a great job at staying in character and being more than just themselves in a fuck flick.
The story for this one is a far stretch. It would have been a decent short or just a sex scene in an anthology sexploitation flick but as a feature length film it falls short. Most of the scenes are stretched out to the point that they lose what little bit of story they are working with.
Finally, this one has no blood or gore. Instead, the film is full of beautiful women and hard sex. The film is sleazy. Overall, Physical Attraction is a sleazy good time but as a sexploitation flick it falls very, very short. It has a great cast and is sexy as fuck but the story should not get the running time that we did.
Director – Richard Mailer (Pretty in Black, The Huntress)
Starring – Jacqueline Lorians (Anatomy of a Male Stripper, Little Red Riding Hood), Paul Thomas (The Twilight Zone: Porn Parody, The Devil in Miss Jones: The Resurrection), and Desiree Lane (Street Heat, Hot Flashes)
Release Date – 1984
Rating – 2/5
Tagline – “There was magic in her fingers…feel her passion”
Ok, one more sleazy flick can’t hurt. After I watched Counter Clockwise I wanted to see some sleaze so I ventured over to Vinegar Syndrome’s Peekarama double feature with Physical Attraction and Classical Romance. Physical Attraction looked promising but it didn’t quite go the distance. The women were smoking hot – hotter than most of the 80 porns/sexploitation flicks that I have seen in the past but the story was rather boring.
I had high hopes for Classical Romance but a feel deep down in my gut made me believe that the film would be more like Physical Attraction than I would have liked. I want to than Vin Syn for sending this one my way!
**Spoiler Alert**The film follows an aspiring musician with a knack for the piano who has a very important rehearsal approaching. Her performs nightly at a local lounge as a way to earn income but when he meets a beautiful young lady his life is forever changed. He falls completely in love with her and she begins to enlighten him sexually. He is then forced to pick between his passion or the love of his life.**Spoiler Alert**
When I tossed in Physical Attraction and Classical Romance I was expecting some sleaze with minimal story but what I actually got was two sleazy films with some decent acting and virtually no story what so ever. Both stories combined may equal a film that could be the length of a feature film.
The acting in this one is just as good as PA. The cast actually shows a tremendous amount of on screen talent and experience resulting in some pretty fun scenes. Their characters are vibrant and the viewer easily gets absorbs in their performances.
The story for this one is solid for a sexplitation/porn film but does not have enough substance to go the film’s running time. It would have worked for a sex scene or two but for a feature length it falls flat. Finally, no blood or gore in this one. Instead, we get more beautiful curves and hot sex scenes.
Overall, Classical Romance is another sleazy flick from Vin Syn but the story is lacking. A little more added to it and this one would be a sexploitation film for the ages.