The Voyeur

  • 1994
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama, Erotic

The latest trend in the direct-to-video universe is the female fantasy film, sexually provocative wish-fulfillment purportedly inspired by women's daydreams and often written or directed by women. Endeavoring to give equal time to ladies fed up with Penthouse-style objectification, the producers of films like CABIN FEVER, THE HIGHEST BIDDER, and THE VOYEUR...read more

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The latest trend in the direct-to-video universe is the female fantasy film, sexually provocative wish-fulfillment purportedly inspired by women's daydreams and often written or directed by women. Endeavoring to give equal time to ladies fed up with Penthouse-style objectification, the

producers of films like CABIN FEVER, THE HIGHEST BIDDER, and THE VOYEUR boast of carving out a niche in the soft-core market with taste and sensitivity. But is this horny Harlequin Romance really what women have been arguing for?

After 10 years of marriage, Brenda (Kim Dawson) finds more satisfaction in her career than in her relationship with handsome lawyer husband James (Al Sapienza). Guided by her Aunt Lydia (Lenore Andriel), a generic European who dispenses advice like a Playgirl editor, Brenda demands that James

begin to pay some attention to her. With Lydia as baby-sitter, frustrated Brenda drags off her reluctant workaholic hubby to the romantic Country Inn, where she dolls up in her sheerest negligees, flirts with the resident social director, Christopher (Sean Abbanato), and dreams of reawakening her

mate's sexual passion. When James reveals his desire to watch her rumple the bed-sheets with another partner, enterprising Brenda decides to turn his voyeuristic fantasy into a reality. James's first choice, her secretary Desmond (Joe Schuster), turns out to be gay, so the couple settle for the

obliging Christopher. While James neurotically fusses in the hotel room, startling the maid (Ele Barnes), a panting, panty-less Brenda piques Christopher's libido on the dance floor. Unable to contain his jealousy, James storms onto the mini-disco floor and reclaims his wife. The couple renew

their sexual relationship with wedding-night intensity.

This workmanlike sex video seems to be intended as a marital aid with a plot. However, if indeed there are couples out there whose fantasy life is so tepid that THE VOYEUR looks racy and original by comparison, they're probably beyond help. It's all so silly and unadventurous that it makes you

want to rush out and rent the first kinky video you can grab. Although promoters tried to invoke some hazy idea of feminism in their efforts to sell the flick, the language they employed--e.g., "targeting her special needs"--was reminiscent of ads for feminine hygiene products. Most women will

instantly recognize the unctuous tones produced when a corporation represents itself as a woman's best friend while trying to sell her things she probably doesn't need. (Sexual situations, extensive nudity.)

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  • Released: 1994
  • Rating: NR
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