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Overall Rating
1.29

Awesome: 0%
Worth A Look: 0%
Average: 14.29%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap85.71%

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Deadly Charades
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by Chris Parry

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1 stars

Here is a Playboy Original film so bland, so pointless, so poor, so unexciting, so excruciatingly bad that I honestly couldn’t explain to you what the plot was, because I couldn’t make it out through the yawns. It’s softcore, it’s erotic, it’s a thriller, though only one of those tags is actually achieved by the end of this film. Lesli Kay stars as a woman who… I dunno. Her and her husband play some weird sex games. She has sex with a few others guys. Then it ends. I can almost hear Joan Cusack now - “There’s no plot in your plot!”

So Lesli Kay (or Lesli Kay Sterling, or Lesli Puhskin) is good looking in a Sherilyn Fenn kind of way. Co-star Julie Hughes is good looking in a Mira Sorvino kind of way. The guys they nail over the course of this film are all adept actors, in a Matt Battaglia kind of way. Which means they’re not adept actors at all.

A ridiculously poor, terribly acted flick with ultra-fake sex scenes and a story that goes from bad to worse to ‘oh my god, did they even try’, there’s truly no reason to watch this film unless you’re a closet fan of As The World Turns. Yes, that’s right, Lesli Kay is the same Lesli Kay that plays Molly McKinnon on the daytime soap that housewives love to love. To think that the 2001 Daytime Emmy Award winner is the same woman who, in this film, humps guys, takes showers and goes down on the hairy, flabby Shea Farrell, just boggles the mind. If they followed As The World Turns with Deadly Charades, mothers across the nation would go out back and blow themselves away with shotguns.

Not because they’d be disappointed in Lesli Kay, just because this movie sucks most hideous ass.

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originally posted: 01/01/03 12:30:45
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2/20/03 flabbyshea you're right...it was about as sexy as a toliet paper commercial 3 stars
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USA
  02-Feb-1996 (R)

UK
  N/A

Australia
  02-Feb-1996 (MA)


Directed by
  Kelley Cauthen

Written by
  Stephen Johnston

Cast
  Lesli Kay
  Julie Hughes
  Shea Farrell
  Frank Grillo
  Kimberly Rowe
  Cliff Potts



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