Roommates (1981)

Roommates (1981)

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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