The best way to describe this film is that it is a vehicle for Angel, of course anything wrong with that statement. My first encounter with this film was trough the 42nd Street Forever: XXX-Treme Special Edition that contains the trailer of it (this trailer compilation from Synapse Films worth its weight in gold). I can certainly say that this isn't the best film directed by Stu Segall (Insatiable is) but it's still an interesting production. The story takes place in a video club but we must wait some time for that since the director takes the time to build the scenario that leads to it. We start therefore with Melissa (Angel) a young girl living with her mother (Kay Parker) and her stepfather (Robert Kerman) what she doesn't like and the best way she finds to leave the house is to seduce and sleep with her stepfather. Once outside the house she will live with her uncle (Herschel Savage, who looks great in this) who will name her the manager of one of his unprofitable video club with two of her friends (Cara Lott and Karen Summer). The video club from the point of view of a collector is certainly enjoyable to watch with all the materials present on the shelves and all the theatrical posters on the walls. But nothing either special or original happen in the rest of the film. I might even add that the cameo from Harry Reems and Colleen Brennan (who is actually Sharon Kelly, who has been in several B-movies during the seventies) is a missed opportunity. This is not really an important or must have film, but if you're a fan of Angel you will not be disappointed and this film has the typical charm of the early eighties production.
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