I chose part three of "Taboo American Style" to comment on because it contains a wickedly erotic scene between Gloria Leonard and Tom Byron that concludes the film. They play mother and son, respectively. Now, incest scenes were not that rare at the time this film came out (it's the third part of a whole incest SOAP OPERA, for cryin' out loud) but this scene is the most effective and erotic of all the heterosexual incest scenes ever filmed. This is because the two actors are so committed and seem so real that there is a sense of uncleanliness about it (always welcome in porn.) Gloria Leonard is not a typical porn star, she seems more like a real person than your average porn star (female OR male.) That's why she's one of the best, in my opinion. The late 70s through the mid-80s were her peak period. Think of her scorching lesbian scene in "Heat Wave," for instance. Hell, she's only in ONE SHOT of "Joy" (1977) and she still makes an impression. Her scene in "Taboo American Style" part four is good, but there's something about the last scene of this film that lingers in my mind. A truly great performance.
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