Good story and great production values, but not as good as the original
The Mitchell Brothers' Behind the Green Door: The Sequel made fourteen years after the original and helmed as the first safe-sex porno tells the story of flight attendant Gloria (played by Missy Manners this time). She is back from a flight to San Francisco and while in her apartment watching the original "Green Door", she is watched by a stalker in a wheelchair (James Martin) whose apartment is full of surveillance equipment. A fantasy takes place and involves the sex club where the original took place. The production values look better this time and the club looks different, although apparently it seems to be the same set (the Mitchell Brothers' O'Farrell Theater). The story is good, but a bit confusing sometimes. The original wasn't a straightforward narrative, either, but this one mostly deals with fantasy, which can be taken in many different directions.
This film has weaknesses, greatest probably being the horrible dubbing of the actors dialogue in accordance to their lips. The opening is shot at San Francisco's airport, which is very impressive for an adult feature. The beginning is completely different from that of the original and the set-up is more in depth. The music and photography are good, but the acting is nothing to write home about. It's great to see Yank Levine, playing the friend role again, however.
The fact that this is an all-condoms movie doesn't bother me and in fact I don't find it takes away from the sexiness of the movie one bit. The production values are first rate and much better from the original I think. The music goes along very well with the scenes and Sharon McNight (who co-wrote and directed along with the Mitchells) does a great song number.
Overall, a well-done classic rendition, but not nearly as good as the original film. 9/10
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