Roommates (1981)

Roommates (1981)

Synopsis:
Three single women (Samantha Fox, Kelly Nichols, and Veronica Hart) share an apartment in New York while exploring careers, romance, and sex.

Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:

  • Adult Films
  • New York City
  • Sexual Liberation

Response to Peary’s Review:
As Peary notes, this reasonably well-made “adult” film is an “almost successful attempt by [director] Chuck Vincent… to make an XXX-rated film that the general audience would find palatable.” (After two weeks playing in X-rated venues, the film was re-cut and released with an “R” rating). As a female non-fan of such films, I was delighted to find myself actually enjoying this story of three gutsy women attempting to “make it”, both professionally and romantically, in New York. The very natural-looking Veronica Hart — playing a budding actress who is trying to move beyond an unfulfilling affair with a married man — is especially credible. Fans of adult film stars Jamie Gillis and Ron Jeremy will be happy to note that each makes an appearance here (though be forewarned that Gillis plays a surprisingly unappealing, smarmy character.)

Redeeming Qualities and Moments:

  • Decent acting by the three female leads
  • Well-integrated (if “surprisingly raunchy”) sex scenes

Must See?
No — though as one of the few successful “crossover” adult films, it merits a look.

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