Monday, April 17, 2006
"Sins of Desire" review
Sins of Desire (1993)
Directed by Jim Wynorski
Writing credits Peter Liapis Mark Thomas McGee
Gail Harris.... Monica Waldman
Jay Richardson.... Dr. Scott Callister
Delia Sheppard.... Jessica Callister
Tanya Roberts.... Kay Egan
I bought this video. There were many signs that pointed "Sins of Desire" in the direction of a satisfying B-movie experience. I saw a big UNRATED on the back of the video box. I also saw that the director's name was Jim Wynorski. UNRATED and Wynorski go hand in hand. The man is notorious for packing his movies with topless women. This was a film I needed to see. It starred Tanya Roberts and Delia Sheppard. One of these women would surely be getting topless. Most women don't get out of a Wynorski movie with their top on.
Well, the good news is that the Wynorski brand name of B-quality stands proud in this one. All of the women get topless! Tanya gets naked in a quick sex scene with her private detective buddy and Sheppard gets naked a bunch of times. Sheppard likes rough sex and I like rough Sheppard sex. We all win! Tanya gets a job at Sheppard's sex clinic. Instead of taking the time to learn from the master, she actually wants to shut Sheppard's place down. I couldn't believe it. Apparently Tanya was still sore that her sister killed herself after visiting the clinic. Other characters drift in and out of the story while Sheppard has some down and dirty loving with her husband.
"Sins of Desire" is a reasonable enough B-movie. It's nothing to write home about but you won't feel the need to kill yourself afterwards. The only thing that had me conflicted was the Sheppard/husband sex scenes. Her husband is played by the infamous Jay Richardson. Now Richardson is a pretty good actor and I've enjoyed seeing him in countless Wynorksi and Fred Olen Ray flicks but watching him have sex was kind of throwing me off my game. He's not what I would call a sex symbol. In fact, I feel pretty safe in saying that no one considers him a sex symbol. Fortunately Sheppard was into it. I guess that's all that really matters.
SCORE: 2 out of 4 for rough Sheppard sex