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Shackin' Up (1984)

New York Nights (original title)
A play-based erotic anthology about Manhattan's vibrant, lusty and seedy nightlife and 9 sleazy trysts of the rich and the streetwise New Yorkers. Features Penthouse Pet Corinne Alphen and then unknown Willem Dafoe in a cameo.

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Simon Nuchtern
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corinne Wahl Corinne Wahl ... Debutante (as Corinne Alphen)
George Ayer George Ayer ... Rock Star
Gordon Press Gordon Press ... Chauffeur
Lisa Peluso Lisa Peluso ... Groupie
Michael Templon Michael Templon ... Bodyguard
Susan Dava Susan Dava ... Groupie
Jolina Collins Jolina Collins ... Groupie (as Jolina Mitchell)
Bobbie Burns Bobbie Burns ... Authoress (as Bobbi Burns)
Jim Hunter Jim Hunter ... Record Producer
Lynn Cono Lynn Cono ... Groupie
Loree Lane Loree Lane ... Groupie
Peter Matthey Peter Matthey ... Photographer
William Galarno William Galarno ... Art Collector
Scott McLennan Scott McLennan ... Boyfriend
Dominick Giacobbo Dominick Giacobbo ... Mutilation Artist
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Storyline

Nine erotic vignettes about the nightlife in Manhattan and the rich, famous and streetwise, who all seek sex, fantasy and comfort there together. All stories are superficially connected. Two people have sex in one story, then the next story follows one of these two people and his or her next sexual adventure with a new person. Then the third story follows this third person and his or her next tryst and so on. The stories are "The Debutante and the Rock Star" (a rich girl in a limo picks up a rock star, but things don't go quite as he planned), "The Rock Star and the Authoress" (the rock star hooks up with a female writer, who wants to write about him, but things again don't go quite as he expected), "The Authoress and the Photographer" (the female writer meets a photographer at a party, who takes her to his set where he photographs two women in underwear wrestling, which turns her on), "The Photographer and the Model" (the photographer is seduced by his beautiful former model and on ...

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The games is seduction ... the only rule - anything goes. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shackin' Up See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bedford Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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1982 Penthouse Pet of the Year Corinne Alphen stars as the Debutante and then unknown Willem Dafoe has a cameo as a tough boyfriend of one of the girls in the sleazy bar in the last story, who's Debutante's friend. See more »


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Late period coked-up sex -a-thon...not bad at all.
12 July 2008 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

This soft-erotic film was a late arrival in the era of cocaine-fueled sexual overplus. At the time of its release, the disco hot-tub swinger lifestyle was quite passé, and the specter of AIDS had recently emerged to trammel everyone's lustful "modus vivendi". That being said, it's also one of the better films of its type, offering the viewer a suppositious keyhole peek into the extravagant sexual commerce of New York's high society. Presented as a string of vignettes, the film maps out a "dot to dot" series of carnal encounters...debutante seduces rocker, rocker beds journalist, journalist humps fashion photographer, photographer lays model, etcetera. These erotic episodes come in a variety of flavors, ranging from impulsive quickies to extravagantly devised psychodramatic scenarios.

Wild action and bizarre kinks abound, just going to show you that really, REALLY hot sex is reserved for the very rich...and their "pets". A variably interesting movie with an attractive cast, I liked "New York Nights", and would recommend it as a "couples" film(or "triples"? Hey, whatever's in your price range).

5.5/10


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