Strictly Sexual (DVD Review)6 Feb, 2009 By: Angelique Flores
Arts Alliance America
Comedy, $24.95 DVD
Rated ‘R’ for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, pervasive language and some drug use.
Stars Amber Benson, Johann Urb, Kristen Kerr, Stevie Long.
Strictly Sexual is an entertaining, unorthodox romantic comedy that takes an honest, funny approach to relationships and sex.
Donna (Amber Benson of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) is a young Angeleno living off her parents’ wealth and spending most of her time writing screenplays that never get finished. She’s opinionated, loud and has a high sex drive. Her roommate, Christi Ann (Kristen Kerr), is a fashion designer whose level-headed and more-conservative nature balances out Donna.
Joe (Johann Urb) and Stanny (Stevie Long) have just arrived in L.A. Homeless and jobless, they decide to have some drinks at a bar that, unbeknownst to them, is known for male prostitutes.
In walks Donna, who has dragged Christi Ann with her in search of some gigolo action. Predictably, the women take home the men.
In the morning when the women offer to pay them, the guys get upset about the mix-up. The women offer to have them stay in their poolside cabana in return for no-strings-attached sex. The guys have no complaints about this arrangement.
However, both couples start spending more and more time together and begin to fall for each other.
The film wisely focuses on each of the four characters, who are fairly well developed, rather than on explicit, gratuitous sex scenes, as the title may suggest.