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Red Shoe Diaries 

Jake yearns to understand the secret life of his late fiancee. To find the answer, he solicits the most heartfelt, passionate, and intimate entries in other women's diaries. These are their stories...
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Jake, desperately trying to recover from the recent betrayal and the tragic death of his beloved fiancee, attempts a novel form of therapy to overcome his great loss. He advertises in the personals, under the pseudonym 'Red Shoes', to pay top dollar to women willing to send to him diaries of their similar experiences and how they overcame them. These are those diaries... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

27 June 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diarios del zapato rojo  »

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(67 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The copyright notice at the end of series 1 has the year as MCMIXII but this is not a valid Roman numeral; 1992 is actually MCMXCII. See more »


Followed by Red Shoe Diaries 14: Luscious Lola (2000) See more »

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90s late-night erotic melodramatic pulp
18 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Jake Winters (David Duchovny) is still heart-broken by the betrayal and death of his girlfriend Alex. He has placed personal ads in the paper as Red Shoes asking for diaries from women to better comprehend. He reads the material he receives at the start and at the end of each episode with his dog Stella always at his side. In between, there are the pulpy erotic romance stories with some fleeting softcore nudity told by the women's diaries.

Zalman King uses his movie of the same name as a launch point for this late-night erotic cable show. Duchovny gets to walk around at the docks pretending to read letters. It is what it advertises to be. It is cheesy and pulpy. There are scantily-clad hot women with little or no clothes. It is an after-dark lounge with impossibly hot people getting it on. Some of these women are actually known with real acting experiences or other exposures. There are plenty of nude models, and B-movie actresses like Audie England or Joan Severance. It's the 90's and it filled that softest of 30 minutes porn needs. The stories are nothing special to write home about but they could be a lot worst.

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