As flimsy as the negligees modeled by its comely leading ladies, SILK 'N' SABOTAGE is more pleasant eyewash for frustrated married men, tumescent collegians, and sexually precocious adolescents. Filmed in the land of bodacious tatas, this evanescent wish-fulfillment is hopelessly
amateurish in all departments save one: the extraordinary bodies on display may well be the result of expert professional attention.
Three gorgeous roommates disagree about how best to meet expenses. Would-be computer game creator Jamie (Julie Skiru) disparages the endless round of negligee parties hosted by entrepreneurial Dagny (Cherilyn Shea) and ditzy Lynn (Stephanie Champlin). Jamie turns a blind eye to the advances of
handsome suitor Robert (Marshall Hilliard), scorning his gardening business as she single-mindedly pursues her career. Believing she's landed a big break with Breyer Enterprises, starry-eyed Jamie doesn't realize that Michael Breyer (Darren Foreman) is giving her the rush only in order to steal
her computer disk. Jamie begins to appreciate who her real friends are when they help her track down the con man. Because Robert's nursery handled Breyer's account, Jamie is able to infiltrate Breyer's offices with Dagny as look-out and Lynn as decoy. Her roommates' pet studs, Tyler (Greg
Fitchitt) and Toby (Jim Petula), pose as cops, giving Jamie the opportunity to locate incriminating evidence, including a letter of negotiation involving her software. Breyer and his secretary Tracy (Aline Kassman) are arrested. Succumbing to loyal Robert's charms, Jamie finally achieves success
in the computer game arena, while Lynn realizes her goal of modelling superstardom in the design empire Dagny eventually forges.
Before lambasting this third-rate wallow in soft-core fantasizing, it should be said that its central purpose--achieving maximum exposure of female pulchritude while still maintaining some semblance of a plot--is well served. Ultimately, however, inspiring flashes of flesh are just about all
this peep show provides, along with ample helpings of low-brow comedy. What's really annoying about this over-extended burlesque show is the padded-out quality of many sequences. It's less a film per se than a series of soft-core excerpts--bikini and teddy fashion ads in search of a screenplay.
Still, the women are more sturdily constructed than the script; that's sufficient recommendation to this movie's target audience. Blessedly inoffensive and featuring a subtext that urges career women to stick together, SILK 'N' SABOTAGE is less rudely sexist than most such titillation exercises on
celluloid; its playful eroticism is even refreshing on occasion. (Extensive nudity, profanity.)
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- Released: 1994
- Rating: NR
- Review: As flimsy as the negligees modeled by its comely leading ladies, SILK 'N' SABOTAGE is more pleasant eyewash for frustrated married men, tumescent collegians, and sexually precocious adolescents. Filmed in the land of bodacious tatas, this evanescent wish-f… (more)