A tough female district attorney is investigating a man who picks out women from public places by posing as a famous photographer, then takes pictures of them, then pushes on their ...
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A tough female district attorney is investigating a man who picks out women from public places by posing as a famous photographer, then takes pictures of them, then pushes on their submissive tendencies and takes advantage of them physically and financially. The trouble is that none of these women want to press charges, because they feel fulfilled in some way by their encounter. The DA arranges to meet him and finds herself in a similar situation as the other victims, and has to come to grips with her own submissive desires.Written by
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This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. See more »
When Dana lunges at David with the knife, she's wearing a short-sleeved shirt, yet a previous shot reveals that she wore a long-sleeved shirt while holding the knife. See more »
You know, there are fish in the North Atlantic, a species of ray, that have genitals just like that of a woman's. It's a well known fact that sailors and fisherman often have sex with them. What do you think of that?
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In the longer, "unrated" version of "Love Crimes" available on video, there are three key scenes that were deleted from the theatrical release. In one, David Hanover (Patrick Bergin) tells Dana Greenway (Sean Young) of a rare type of large fish that many sailors have sex with; in the second, David gives Dana a good spanking, thus forcing her to regress to a submissive little-girl state; and in the third, with Dana fully submitting, he gives her a sudsy bath. In the theatrical version, only a portion of the bathtub scene remains, but it is censored to make it appear that Dana is taking her own bath, rather than being dominated by David. See more »
Atlanta D.A. Dana Greenway (Sean Young) takes risks in a sting putting her investigator Hannah on the line. Colleen Dells comes to her complaining about David Hanover (Patrick Bergin). He pretends to be a well-known famous photographer and scared her into posing nude even having sex. A second victim comes with a similar story except this time he took her car. Dana's boyfriend/superior Stanton Gray suggests perversity could be more conviction worthy than the actual crime. With no one willing to file charges, Dana tracks down Hanover in Savannah putting herself in the position of his next victim.
Sean Young gels back her hair so hard that it looks like it hurts. It's an overly overt visual cue to denote a hard cold female lawyer. This movie is caught between a salacious sexploitation B-movie and a serious take on the reality of rape. It makes this very awkward and unappealing. It tries to go into some dark murky psychological space but it feels more like a melodrama. I don't know what exactly her plan was going to his place. It seems very close to entrapment. It would have worked so much better if he could pick her up from the bar or the photo lab. The movie feels awkward in many places. Following Hannah tracking down Dana is not compelling. The movie should have ended after Dana gets out of imprisonment. The drama can't go any higher and the last section runs too long. Director Lizzie Borden has made mostly erotic fiction and this doesn't have the best production value.
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