Here's another one of those direct-to-video "thrillers" that are to pornography what "near beer" is to liquor. Strip MIRROR IMAGES of its feeble murder gimmick and superficial political cynicism and you're left with a soft-focus Playboy tape--or more accurately, Penthouse, the publication
in which the charms of lead actress Delia Sheppard have previously been unveiled.
Ample quantities of Sheppard star in dual roles: she's Kaitlin, a voluptuous, redheaded California housewife neglected by yuppie husband Jeff (Jeff Conaway) who claims to be too busy with Republican electioneering to pay her any sexual attention. Meanwhile Kaitlin's twin sister, Shauna (Sheppard
again),a voluptuous, wanton blonde, counts Jeff among her numerous lovers. Lonely Kaitlin visits Shauna's apartment but finds her sibling mysteriously absent. Impulsively she dons Shauna's trendy harlot wardrobe of Spandex, crucifixes and underwear too skimpy to serve any utilitarian purpose. Thus
attired, Kaitlin begins a double life as a good-time girl, and Shauna's "gentlemen callers" can't tell the difference.
The plot thickens when one of Shauna's regulars turns out to be Jeff's GOP cohort, millionaire presidential candidate Carter Sayles (Richard Arbolino), in truth a corrupt, Halloween-masked serial-rapist-killer who uses his bankrupt airline business to smuggle heroin--whew! Kaitlin is rescued from
the fiend by the timely arrival of Shauna, dressed in the cop uniform that she normally uses for s&m routines.
The filmmakers take every opportunity to pose the bad guys next to beaming portraits of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, but that's hardly the point. The main attractions are frequent skin shots of Sheppard, disporting herself in gauzy dream sequences and erotic interludes set to awful rock 'n' roll
tunes. Some of the folks in the credits are hiding behind pseudonyms, and viewers may be feel similarly inclined. MIRROR IMAGES came out on cassettes offering the familiar choice of R-rated and more explicit unrated versions. (Violence, substance abuse, profanity, excessive nudity, sexualsituations, adult situations.)
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- Released: 1992
- Rating: R
- Review: Here's another one of those direct-to-video "thrillers" that are to pornography what "near beer" is to liquor. Strip MIRROR IMAGES of its feeble murder gimmick and superficial political cynicism and you're left with a soft-focus Playboy tape--or more accur… (more)