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Taboo American Style 1: The Ruthless Beginning (1985)

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A teenage girl gets her first sexual experience with her best friend's boyfriend and the news turns her upper-middle class family upside down.

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Nina Sutherland
Gloria Leonard ...
Emily Sutherland
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Harding Sutherland
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Tom Sutherland
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Lisa Chinaski
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Jack Chinaski (as R. Bolla)
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David Weiss (credit only)
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Felitia Barry (credit only)
Carol Cross ...
Marylyn Wilkerson (credit only)
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Marsha Holtzman (credit only)
Jeanne Silver ...
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Frank Serrone ...
Clete Chinaski
Jose Duval ...
Sid Holtzman (as Jose Duvell) (credit only)
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Doctor Berman
Sarah Bernard ...
Dierdra Weiss (credit only)
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A teenage girl gets her first sexual experience with her best friend's boyfriend and the news turns her upper-middle class family upside down.

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A Mini-Series of Forbidden Pleasures in Four Parts

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Genuinely a good adult film
14 April 2005 | by (Kelfour's Landing) – See all my reviews

Alright, Gloria Leonard is pretty miscast -- although middle-aged name porn actresses were thin on the ground in 1985 -- but otherwise this was one of the rare XXX flicks with a genuine plot, legitimately believable characters and dialogue, and respectable acting performances.

Raven is downright rapacious (and *why* did she feel the need to succumb to insanely fake looking boob jobs down the road?), while Paul Thomas' typical somber woodenness fits for a change in his role of a suburban professional father in well over his head. And 'tis a pity Taija Rae was born a few years too early: what with the occasional acceptance of X-stars in the legit film world, she could have had a crossover career, because she was a decent actress. I wonder what ever did happen to her?

Rating: 8/10


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