Nestled in quiet seclusion in the hills above Los Angeles is the house of Madame Veronica Winston (Nicole Gian). Having a reputation second to none, Madame Winston ensures that no matter ... See full summary »
Struggling publisher's agent, in a bad live-in relationship, recruits a romance novelist whose bestsellers document her affair with the agent, and betrayal. She refuses the deal, just to ... See full summary »
Harry Ross (Wings Hauser), comes apart when he catches his wife sleeping with another man. To fix his marriage, he devises the insane plan of sleeping with another woman (Linda Blair). Then of course, all sorts of disaster breaks out.
Joe and Betty run a fish market and have sunk into a comfortable, if somewhat boring life. Enter the drifter Nick, who takes a job in the store and a place in their home. He proceeds to ... See full summary »
Robert M. Young
Edward James Olmos,
Maria Conchita Alonso,
Some of the more talented women knocking aroudn in show business apparently decided to see if they could produce some top of the line erotica and the result was Women: Stories of Passion. The stories are uneven, but almost always have the strength that they focus on the psychology of the characters and get their eroticism from the characters' erotic responses rather than from some abstract sex act or fetish, as many other Skinamax series and films do.
Two of my favorite episodes are "The Gigolo" and (can't recall the name exactly, think it had "Paradise" in it somewhere). In "The Gigolo" a top female studio executive likes to script bondage scenarios in which she's a damsel in distress. She has a gigolo who acts them out for her, and who eventually teaches her the pleasure of losing control for real, rather than in her carefully scripted fantasies. Nice story with some lively acting by the female lead. "Paradise" follows a young woman's fascination with what goes on in a bordello, a fascination which eventually leads exactly where you think it will. But instead of having the dark overtones of "Belle du Jour" it has a lively feel for the erotic fantasies that drive the woman, making it a pleasant watch.
It's an ambitious series, watching it with your eyes open will be rewarding.
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