Mutual Needs

  • 1999
  • Movie
  • R
  • Erotic, Thriller

A must-see for singles planning to attend their high school reunions. Among the nuggest of invaluable advice it offers: Don't go sadly stag — impress your former classmates with a call girl acquired from a high-class service whose employees include comely college grads who can discuss stock options and look good in a thong. Stuck in a nowhere job, Michael...read more

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A must-see for singles planning to attend their high school reunions. Among the nuggest of invaluable advice it offers: Don't go sadly stag — impress your former classmates with a call girl acquired from a high-class service whose employees include comely college grads who can discuss stock options and look good in a thong. Stuck in a nowhere job, Michael (Eric Woods lll) can't bear to face former schoolmates like Brandon Collier (Richard Grieco), who's CEO of a clothing concern. Then the escort service sends over Charlene (Rochelle Swanson), who's both a demon between the sheets and a brainy beauty tailor-made for dazzling old classmates. Having palmed herself off as Michael's wife, former actress Charlene starts playing Pygmalion, showing Michael how to get ahead in business. As a result of her advice, Michael gets hired by Brandon as a consultant for Collier's company. Of course, Michael never suspects that Charlene has short-term plans of her own, which involve maxing out his credit cards. Once he learns he's been used, Michael is in a quandary: He can't tattle on Charlene without explaining his exaggerated credentials to his boss, but he needs to stop her from seducing her way into the beds of both Collier and his wife. By the time man-hater Charlene starts packing some heat, this soft-core thriller has mutated into a rather ugly male fantasy in which Michael and Collier circle their wagons against the psycho-babe. After all, lies can be tolerated between men, but they can't allow a con-babe to get the upper hand. Adding homophobia to the mix, we're meant to somehow equate Charlene's implied lesbianism with mental illness — How dare she fake orgasms in order to rook Michael! The moral: You're better off not paying for sex.

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  • Released: 1999
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A must-see for singles planning to attend their high school reunions. Among the nuggest of invaluable advice it offers: Don't go sadly stag — impress your former classmates with a call girl acquired from a high-class service whose employees include co… (more)

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