Straight-to-video superstar Shannon Tweed returns as over-zealous sex therapist Rebecca Mathis, but shackled to the wooden James Brolin (rather than INDECENT BEHAVIOR's Gary Hudson), she seems to be stuck starring in BAD BUT BORING.
Needled by veteran criminal psychologist Dr. Liam (James Brolin) about her credentials, Dr. Rebecca Mathis (Shannon Tweed) nonetheless must fulfill the requirements of her court sentence by handling some of Liam's overflow. (In experimenting with sexual stimulants that caused the death of a
patient and almost cost her her license to practice.) In addition to dealing with ostensibly impotent tycoon Tom Mueller (Craig Stepp), Dr. Mathis inherits one of Liam's more challenging cases, a knife-wielding ex-con named Martine (Chad McQueen). Complicating her caseload is Shoshana Reed
(Elizabeth Sandifer), a tabloid reporter posing as a patient.
Reed tries to blackmail Mathis into leaking information about Mueller's upcoming mega-deal, and when the reporter gets her throat slashed, both Martine and Mathis fall under police scrutiny. Increasingly wary of Mueller's non-professional interest in her and his motives for bailing her out of
jail in the Reed case, Mathis arranges a sex surrogacy session for Mueller and his wife Jordan (Rochelle Swanson), who wears a disguise. When this stunt fails to bear passion fruit, Mathis sends Jordan Mueller to Dr. Liam, where she confesses to having had a one-night stand. Believing Martine was
Jordan's mystery stud, and suspecting Mueller of the Reed homicide, Mathis drives to the Mueller mansion, where she finds Mueller dead. A glassy-eyed Jordan claims that Martine is the guilty party and then, pulling a gun on Mathis, admits to having killed Reed because the reporter tried to slice
out a piece of Mueller's deal for herself. Dr. Liam arrives and Jordan wounds him, but Martine saves the day, rescuing the two doctors and preventing Jordan from walking away with her late husband's fortune.
The tedious INDECENT BEHAVIOR 2 is completely predictable. The viewer can easily guess whodunit, figure out who'll get blamed, and even deduce the murder's motivation. One keeps thinking it can't be that simple, but it is. INDECENT BEHAVIOR 2 does heat up the screen for a few throbbing couplings
between Tom Mueller and Reed, who know how to liven up a dull party (though they also make one wonder why Mueller needs a sex therapist), and Jordan Mueller and Martine, who can transform any alleyway into a No-Tell Motel. Unfortunately, Tweed doesn't rumple the bedsheets with either McQueen or
Stepp; her partner-in-eros is Rock of Gibraltar Brolin, who's an archetype of restrained passion. Like those other aging Lotharios, Chad Everett and Robert Conrad, he's overbearingly macho. Certain male stars are self-contained; they strike no sparks with their female co-stars. Brolin is one of
them, which makes him singularly poor casting in an erotic thriller. (Graphic violence, extensive nudity, extreme profanity.)
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- Released: 1994
- Rating: NR
- Review: Straight-to-video superstar Shannon Tweed returns as over-zealous sex therapist Rebecca Mathis, but shackled to the wooden James Brolin (rather than INDECENT BEHAVIOR's Gary Hudson), she seems to be stuck starring in BAD BUT BORING. Needled by veteran c… (more)