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Different Strokes (1998)

R | | Drama | Video 25 June 1998
A Los Angeles fashion model falls in love with a female art director during a photo shoot which puts their newfound romance at odds with the model's photographer boyfriend.
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Jill Martin
Bentley Mitchum ...
Jack
Landon Hall ...
Jill
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Rick
Gabriella Hall ...
Alicia
Michelle Trongone ...
Katy
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Model
Erica Gold ...
Model
Samantha James ...
Model
Jilda Trolio ...
Model
Rick Abramson ...
Night Club Patron
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Night Club Patron
Mark Herko ...
Night Club Patron
Christa Herzog ...
Night Club Patron
Robert Santo ...
Night Club Patron
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Jill Martin, a New York art director, arrives in Los Angeles to supervise a photo shoot with local photographer Jack who's involved with another woman named Jill. Jill Martin becomes involved with the relationship problems facing Jack and Jill as well as helping Jill deal with her sexual awakening to her repressed lesbianism and dealing with a jealous Jack when he finds out about Jill and Jill being together. Written by Anonymous

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The Story of Jack & Jill ... and Jill.

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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When the "Jills" are dancing in the restaurant they're both barefoot, but when the shot cuts to Dana Plato sitting back at the table, she's once again in her hiking boots. See more »

Quotes

Jill: Oh my God. I'm a lesbian.
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Referenced in Family Guy: The Peanut Butter Kid (2016) See more »

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Good only for a laugh.
16 January 2013 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Poor Dana Plato. Such a hard life and ending to an otherwise potentially marketable actress. She had it all, fame, a hit TV show and a bright and bubbly personality that lit up the room when she walked in. The only thing missing was talent.

As Kimberly in Diff'rent Strokes, she was still young and let's face it, most child actors aren't very good. It takes a DiCaprio, a Gordon-Levitt or a Foster to show true greatness and become a truly exceptional actor. Dana Plato had none of this and it showed. She could have grown into the parts, gotten guest spots a plenty but she was stoned most of the time and was seen as a liability so the parts she did manage to land after Diff'rent Strokes were of the low budget and exploitive kind.

Enter Different Strokes. Dana plays Jill, a feminist and a lesbian who is helping out the chauvinistic Jack with one of his photo shoots. She comes to LA to help out and is smitten with Jack's long suffering girlfriend who is also named Jill. Well guess what happens next. A rather unbelievable situation where Jill seduces Jill and we're treated to some soft core porn. In fact, most of this movie is soft core porn with people making out, lots of bare breasts and that's about it.

This movie really is nothing more than an excuse to see the lovely Landon Hall and / or Dana Plato naked. The acting is sub-par, the dialogue deserve better treatment and the less said about the shoe horned in plot the better. This might have worked better as a play where the hammy acting and line delivery would have been a lot better received.

So don't kid yourself. The reasons to see this movie are to see the actresses naked and because of it's rather infamous leading lady.

You have been warned.


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