Animal Instincts (1992)
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This hot little number documents the true tale of a policeman's wife who grows tense after her husband is unable to get sufficiently aroused to satisfy her sexual needs. She goes to the doctor and he prescribes a tranquilizer with an interesting side-effect: it makes her horny as all get out. One day her husband returns home early and finds her cavorting with the cable repair guy. Whereas most men might become insanely jealous, the cop nearly busts his buttons with lust. Soon he is video-taping her with other men (women too) and no sooner are they out the door than he is all over her like a pitbull on a pot roast. Things go on quite well, until he records her trysting with a campaigning politician who is trying to shut down all of the town topless bars. When the crooked politico discovers that he has been taped, the fun takes a serious turn. … More
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as David Cole
as Fletcher Ross
as Rod Tennison
as Joanna Cole
as Otto Van Horne
as William Lamberti
as Officer Tom
as TV repairman
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Back in the day when video rental stores dominated the home entertainment world, small production companies would crank out low budget thrillers or dramas with sexy stars who showed a lot more skin than you'd likely see during your average theatrical release. These films usually went direct-to-video, or DTV, and borrowed similar titles or stories from mainstream hits hoping the familiarity (or misidentity) would result in a rental. Contrary to many of today's streamlined late-night cable flleshfests, these DTV flicks tried to tell an actual story and the participants tried to act. Naturally the number of failures were abundant on both counts. But hey, on the other hand, they have boobies!
Animal Instincts ranks among the most popular from the golden age of DTV not because of its stylish look, fashionable clothes, nor guest cast which includes the slimy looking David Carradine as a slimy acting nightclub owner. Its preeminence is due to the spectacular starring debut of softcore queen Shannon Whirry who shone briefly but oh so brightly. Truly this woman had a body to be seen to be believed and wasn't going to let some flimsy fabric get in the way of an audience's appreciation. As for acting, well, turns out there were more than two good reasons why she got roles in movies of this stature. To her credit, in a 1998 interview she noted, "If a part called for any type of nudity, I would at least make sure that the woman was smart and powerful. I've never just whipped off my top and run down a hallway." This is very true, including this character Joanne who has her way with a string of men. The story is easy to get into because of Shannon's seductive qualities which makes for a steamy good watch.
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