Some taboos are born from the darkest of our societal fears. Acts unspeakable, unthinkable and yet unimaginably erotic in their wanton nature. TABOO 14 depicts such acts at their most ... See full summary »
Shyla Foxxx plays the domineering wife who succeeds in driving her husband, John Decker, to a pitiful life as a bum on the skids. Shyla takes great pleasure from humiliating John, a ... See full summary »
A female tutor manages to "broaden the horizons" of a shy and withdrawn young man. He then gets the courage to hit on his young female neighbor duo, but gets taken advantage of in his sleep by an older neighbor.
"Taboo 7" brings you into the world of Whitestone, a place located somewhere between the Wild and the Innocent side of human sensuality. Here the students are encouraged to explore and ... See full summary »
Dalton Leash has been forced to leave his home and the people he loves. A victim of family disgrace and shame, he wanders aimlessly. A chance for redemption comes his way when his ... See full summary »
Our heroine has come to the U.S. from France, curious about the American sexual mores. She ventures into a sex club and winds up going home with a mysterious suitor, only to find herself ... See full summary »
The world of the wicked and perverse comes together to create burning sexual passion and an aura of eroticism in this taboo tale of the inner workings of a twisted mind. Nurse Janet falls ... See full summary »
Dr. Jeremy is a popular sex therapist and runs an incest support group and his patients include Joyce and Barbara, who have incest relationship with their own sons and only appears in brief... See full summary »
The good news here is that Taboo 18 is better than director Michael Zen's surrounding entries in the series 17 & 19. But it still has serious problems.
Rather than continue with incest, the raison d'etre for the series in the first place (way back in 1980), Zen chooses kink and BDSM as his taboo subject matter. Saving his ass is casting super-talents Missy and Chloe in the leading roles, as they give the material (screenwriter Raven Touchstone on an off-day) more credibility than it deserves via great performances.
Feature is bookended by a scene of Chloe's corpse displayed in a funeral home, open casket style, visited by her mortician widower Tony Tedeschi and lesbian lover Missy. The two of them have never met before and what ensues is TT's dream-like journey of discovery of the secret life his wife led, under the name Apollonia. Tony knew her as his spouse Louise.
Zen likes to undercut scenes with a level of needless black comedy, sort of thumbing his nose at the viewer (a frequent pornographer act of ambivalence). This is evident immediately in Tony's rude remarks viewing her corpse (commenting in "how could she!" fashion regarding her dying in a car crash while giving the driver a blow job, in essence cheating on poor TT).
Later there is an absurd and pretentious scene at Missy's mansion where TT in bondage (Missy has handcuffed him to the wall for pursuing her there) watches voyeuristically as two mannequins come to life. He "helps" them grow genitals, and then they have sex, the entire sequence left in limbo somewhere between fantasy and mere role-playing, rather confusingly staged by Zen.
Throughout, the main totem is a pair of ruby red slippers Louise bought at Missy's shoe boutique (shown in flashback) which pass from the coffin to various characters and back again to the coffin at the movie's conclusion. All along I was expecting necrophilia to be the taboo here, but Zen sidesteps that potentially controversial topic other than cross-cutting between TT ultimately humping Missy and negative-image footage of Louise/Apollonia masturbating in a bathtub back when she was among the living.
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