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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Martin
Bentley Mitchum ...
Landon Hall ...
Gabriella Hall ...
Michelle Trongone ...
Erica Gold ...
Samantha James ...
Jilda Trolio ...
Rick Abramson ...
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Mark Herko ...
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Christa Herzog ...
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Robert Santo ...
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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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25 June 1998 (USA)  »

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Different Strokes: The Story of Jack & Jill... and Jill  »

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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 »


Jill: You know, I used to live with somebody back when I was in college.
Jill Martin: Did you like it?
Jill: You know, I think I would've liked it better if we actually, uh, gotten along.
Jill Martin: You know, I think the hardest thing about relationships with men is that they always want to be the ones in control. The minute a woman asserts herself and starts doing things that she wants to do, all that sweetheart business goes right out the window.
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One from the Austin Powers school of sexual subtlety
7 November 1999 | by (St. Albans,VT) – See all my reviews

Poor Dana Plato. Playing in this straight-to-video film exploitively titled after her old sitcom must have seemed so far away from the comeback she hungered for, and must have entered into her thinking in the months before her suicide. Actually she's rather appealing in it; although any woman over 30 and without the apple-like plastic breasts that appear in profusion in such films is going to catch my favorable attention.

The plot is the 'lesbian first time angle' we've seen done better, sometimes vastly better, in any number of films. The object of Plato's affection is one Landon Hall, who I doubt we will see in any film after she reaches 30 herself. Plato's Jill is recovering from a relationship with another woman, one who does not look even remotely gay, which should tell you about the target audience for this work. Bentley Mitchum (Robert's grandson) plays Jack, Hall's dumb lump of a boyfriend, who suggests that she have sex with Plato's character and reacts with offended rage when she actually does so. Concerning the sex scenes: well, let's just say they're tame enough to pass Blockbuster's seal of approval.

One particular moment cries out for showing in a future R-rated MST 3K: Bentley Mitchum's imitation of a Jack Nicholson psycho fit over a barbeque fire.

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