Nightlife (1982) Louis Lewis

Nightlife (1982)
Country: USA | Director: Louis Lewis
Language: English | Subtitles: none
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 74mn
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Starring: Bridgette Monet, Loni Sanders, Dorothy LeMay, Honey Wilder, Ginger, Gail Sterling, Jesse Adams, David Cannon, Blair Harris, Kathy Kay, Lili Marlene, Michael Morrison, Herschel Savage, Joey Silvera, Tigr

One of the more uneven efforts from the Lewis dynasty encompassing "brothers" Louie and Elliot and "sister" JoAnn (see my notes under PLEASE, MR. POSTMAN for more info), NIGHTLIFE suffers mostly from indifferent plotting but still packs a decent sexual punch on occasion.

Hookers and amateur pornographers provide the theme here, with classy streetwalker Bridgette Monet turning down a wedding proposal from her millionaire boyfriend (David Cannon, obviously) because the denizens of the night need her support. As in all except her earliest movies (TALK DIRTY TO ME 2 and I LIKE TO WATCH), Monet only performs with boyfriend/husband Dave – not even a lesbian interlude this time – but also does an interesting and, as it turns out, genuinely erotic number with Dorothy Lemay and Joey Silvera, resting the latter's head on her thigh while she masturbates and Dotty rides him cowgirl style. The other really good scene has Gayle Sterling (Romeo's Juliet in Edwin Brown's IRRESISTIBLE) and Lili Marlene (billed as "Monerica") putting on a Sapphic show for a camera-wielding pervert, interrupted by cops Herschel Savage and Jesse Adams demanding their predictable porno pay-off made special by the actresses' beauty and enthusiasm. Cult favorite Loni Sanders, who essayed the title role in Shaun Costello's elegant BEAUTY, gets high billing but only performs a moodily shot quickie in an alley with sailor Blair Harris at the start.

For the record, Kathy Kay (also in Sven Conrad's glossy DOING IT) is the homely brunette who supplies the movie's sole back door action with "Michael Morrison" a/k/a Milton Ingley as a silver-wigged Honey Wilder quickly bows out of what started out as a none too thrilling threesome to chat with Monet. Ginger (not Lynn !) is the girl in clown costume doing the weird trapeze bit with Mike Horner. She entered the industry as girlfriend of minor stud Tommy La Roc though they only shared the screen on one occasion for Bob Augustus' enjoyable COUNTRY COMFORT. Tigr a/k/a "Chelsea Manchester" appears briefly but doesn't have sex with anyone here. As usual with the Lewises, production is solid with good lighting and camera work elevating often routine material to an altogether higher level than it might otherwise achieve.