Cast: Alyssa Branch, Jack Lawrence, Kelly Klass, Kimberly Kane, Natasha Nice, Rocco Reed
Director: Eddie Powell
Studio: New Sensations Romance
Despite its generic title, “Love Is a … Dangerous Game” is one of those extremely rare, intelligent adult features that rewards viewers for wanting something more than a gaping anus in their entertainment. Directed by Eddie Powell from a script by Jacky St. James, the story follows children’s book author Paulina Connelly’s (Natasha Nice) unexpected, and potentially dangerous, romance with mysterious horror novelist — and former madhouse resident — Wes Mueller (Richie).
Technically, the film is beautifully shot — on par with any mainstream thriller. But, what makes it especially engaging, along with St. James’ deft script, is Powell’s ability to create and juggle romance, humor, and suspense — something not easily pulled off in most adult features. It also helps that the film’s leads are charismatic and talented.
Natasha Nice, the petite and pretty, top-heavy star of many gonzo productions, proves that she’s leading lady material with a performance that is subtle and natural and funny. But, it’s Richie who gets to chew up the scenery with his silent, but manic, portrayal of Wes Mueller. A brilliant and fun surprise, “Love Is a … Dangerous Game” is what all adult features should be.
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