Adrian Lyne should have taken some pointers from this straight-to-video softcore title that is everything that Lyne's movie isn't: short, humorous, and titillating. Of course, in true erotic-movie fashion, the film's title belies the fact that the plot has nothing whatsoever to do with the
Nabokov novel or its two filmed adaptations.
Lolita (Jacqueline Lovell) is a member of a future society where pornography and video have been banned. Opposed to the government policy of deleting these "stories," Lolita broadcasts them on taped transmissions that are sent out via satellite.
In the first story, art student Sherri (Gabriella Hall) suffers from intense dreams. Under hypnosis, she recalls being abducted by aliens, who simply wish to study humans having sex. She winds up having sex with a fellow human prisoner, in order to satisfy the curiosity of her alien captors. Story
two is set on a penal colony on another planet. Casey (Heather James) is an Earth girl caged within the prison. She works out a deal to escape with a male inmate, with whom she has sex. The male inmate chooses to stay in the prison. Later, she has sex with the female warden, whom she manages to
lock up. She escapes through an air duct--but it only takes her to another place inside the prison. In the third story, truck driver Jake (David Squires) stops at a diner where he has sex with waitress Kealy (Skylar Nicholas) in the restroom. Upon exiting, he is transported to 1955 and learns from
an old man that he's stuck in a "time slip." After Jake watches the diner customers have sex, he goes back in the restroom. It takes him to a violent future where he views two females fighting and then having sex. Another trip in the restroom takes him to prehistoric times where he has sex with
two cave girls.
Pirate broadcaster Lolita returns, vowing to continue transmission of the forbidden "stories."
No pretentious images here or cries of pedophilia. Rather, LOLIDA 2000 is a fast-paced, arousal-inducing, 83-minute foray into sex. Plot be damned, writer-director Sybil Richards simply goes for the money shots. The sex scenes are plentiful, graphic, nicely choreographed, and backed by an amusing
musical score (including doo-wop for the 1955 scene). The main problem is that the sex scenes are too similar. Fortunately, the women are all attractive. And Gabriella Hall is not only gorgeous, but actually manages to do a little acting in her story.
The film was released on home video as one of three softcore, pay-cable-friendly erotic reworkings of classic tales; the other two titles were THE EXOTIC HOUSE OF WAX and THE EXOTIC TIME MACHINE (both 1998); in each case, the original source material was ignored, and the filmmakers let their
(limited) imaginations run free.
The film was initially called LOLITA 2000 in press releases; when it arrived on tape it had its official title, LOLIDA 2000 (presumably to avoid confusion with the Irons film--a confusion the producers presumably intended to create in the first place), but when aired subsequently on pay-cable
channels, it was called O-LITA 2000. (Violence, extensive nudity, sexual situations, adult situations, profanity.)
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- Released: 1998
- Rating: NR
- Review: Adrian Lyne should have taken some pointers from this straight-to-video softcore title that is everything that Lyne's movie isn't: short, humorous, and titillating. Of course, in true erotic-movie fashion, the film's title belies the fact that the plot has… (more)