The age-old madonna-whore complex has never been so devoid of complexity as in this tired erotic thriller, in which the hero is torn between twin sisters, one a falsely accused nice bimbo, the other an apparently guilty tramp.
Despite a conflict of interest, assistant DA Phillip Tanner (Jeff Thomas Johnson) unofficially determines to prove the innocence of Jessica Landry (Monique Parent), with whom he is smitten. She claims that her jealous twin sister, Julie (Monique Parent), has framed her for stealing art works from
modeling agent Leanna (Roberta Davis). Safeguarding her own shady interests, Leanna assigns her right-hand man, Drake (Paul Savage), to throw Phillip off the scent. Nonetheless, Phillip's investigation leads him to Leanna's after-hours sex club, where Julie's best pal, Andrea (Gabriella Hall),
asserts Julie's innocence.
A DMV check run by Phillip's cop associate, Matt (Brian Palermo), reveals that Julie's license expired three years ago. Drake attends an erotic fashion show at Leanna's club in expectations of meeting Jessica. Continuing his queries, Phillip is blindfolded and seduced by kinky Julie at Leanna's.
Matt learns that Julie has been dead for three years: driven crazy by the loss of her twin, Jessica has been committing various evil acts and blaming them on Julie. After Andrea trades places with "Julie" and continues pleasuring Phillip, Jessica prowls the club and stabs Drake. Phillip and Andrea
freak out when Jessica pops in and begins behaving sinisterly. Matt rescues them in the nick of time.
God-awful on every level, LOVE ME TWICE gives intercourse a bad name. The femme fatale underpinnings are so inanely written, comatosely directed, and bloodlessly acted that all the bracketing sex scenes are irreparably diminished. The obvious hetero fantasy here is that inexperienced Phillip gets
to bed several babes, all in the name of doing his job, before his presumably chastening brush with death. This basically puritanical concept allows voyeurs in the audience to have their T&A fantasies and eat them, too, in the familiar hypocritical Hollywood manner first popularized by C.B.
DeMille. (Violence, extensive nudity, profanity, sexual situations, substance abuse.)
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- Released: 1996
- Rating: R
- Review: The age-old madonna-whore complex has never been so devoid of complexity as in this tired erotic thriller, in which the hero is torn between twin sisters, one a falsely accused nice bimbo, the other an apparently guilty tramp. Despite a conflict of intere… (more)