INDECENT BEHAVIOR is an excuse for Shannon Tweed to soul-search her way through multitudinous dilemmas while racking her brain for ever more innovative ways of disrobing.
Is someone out to discredit sex therapist Rebecca Mathis (Shannon Tweed), who already has a shady past involving the deadly use of a sex stimulant called Extremis on a college student? Constantly trying to wheedle money out of her, Rebecca's shady businessman husband Tom (Jan-Michael Vincent) is
livid when one of her patients, Frederic Lang (George Shannon) advises against a big business deal. Can Rebecca trust her nubile niece Elaine (Brandy Sanders), an invaluable aide at work whose off-the-job training includes sleeping with Uncle Tom?
Although prospects brighten for Dr. Mathis when she finds the perfect sex surrogate in Carol (Michelle Moffett), Rebecca's in legal hot water again when Frederic Lang is found dead from a lethal dose of Extremis. While cynical cop Nick Sharkey (Gary Hudson) probes Rebecca's ethics, he soon finds
himself under covers with the desirable doctor. New patient Judy Miller (Brenda Swanson) acts out her desires with Carol, while sneaky Elaine videotapes the assignation for Uncle Tom, who tells Judy's husband that he will reveal her bisexuality if he doesn't finance Tom's stalled project. When the
cops arrest Tom for extortion, he sows seeds of suspicion about Rebecca's unsafe experimentation. When Sharkey comes to arrest Rebecca, she persuades him to make love to her while he's on Extremis. Although she passes the drug test, someone else injects him with a near-fatal dose. Fighting for
their lives, Rebecca grapples with nut-case Carol, whose brother was the student accidentally killed during Rebecca's college research days. Before he passes out, Sharkey shoots Carol; Rebecca dials 911.
Despite its silly plot, INDECENT BEHAVIOR is a watchable erotic drama. Hudson and Tweed have a palpable chemistry, which they display in the context of a perfectly satisfying thriller that works in exactly the prurient manner in which it was intended. Managing to shift potential guilt among the
greedy niece, adulterous husband, and the high-strung sex therapist herself, INDECENT BEHAVIOR manages the neat trick of keeping another key character--Carol--out of the mental police line-up for much of the film's running time. Unfortunately, intercourse takes precedence over interaction far too
often for the good of this sexcapade's thriller pretensions; every time two characters make eye contact, the plot is interrupted for more love-making. And when INDECENT BEHAVIOR throws reality out the window, it does so with reckless abandon--would any detective, no matter how distracted by lust,
test a murder suspect's veracity by letting her inject him with a drug he knows can be fatal? This may be love, but it is hardly sound police work. (Graphic violence, extensive nudity, profanity, sexual situations.)
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