Jack Deveau – A Night at the Adonis (1978)
“Everybody in New York in the early 80s wound up having a night at the Adonis Theater. From young to old, from leather to prep. They all enjoyed the hedonistic and carefree sexual goings-on. Jack Wrangler stars as a store owner who has designs on his hunky employee Malo aka Roger. From the balcony to a dark boiler room, director Jack Deveau does a fantastic job of showing us customers from young to older, from leather types to clean-cut at the Adonis engaging in all sorts of sexual fantasies. The sex in Jack Deveau’s classic all-male film A Night at the Adonis is timeless and still dick-hardening today.”
This late 70s feature film from legendary Jack Deveau holds up surprisingly well today, even if the casual viewer might be put off by the emphasis on plot over sex. Yes, in the 70s they actually made porn movies which guys paid to see in theatres and they actually had stories.
A Night at the Adonis is one of the most famous of these flicks, which for one short golden age were a staple of X-rated cinemas in larger cities all over the country. Superstar Jack Wrangler turns in a charismatic starring role in this one, which tracks his night of sexploits at the titular Adonis Theatre, a notorious Times Square movie house.
A Night at the Adonis (1978)
Fantastic film. Starts off with a young man starting a job at The Adonis, a job he got through his college’s placement office! – while dozens line up outside waiting for it to open. Jack Wrangler can’t get into his boss’s (Malo) pants, so he “settles” for a day at the Adonis. A “kept man” who’s lover is too inattentive, winds up at The Adonis re-thinking their relationship. After a haircut (and more) from Jayson MacBride, Malo winds up at the Adonis. Sex on the screen, sex in the seats, sex in the bathroom. Jayson MacBride in a hot scene with Jack Wrangler. Great bathroom orgy scene. Written by Moose 100. Stars Jack Wrangler, Jayson MacBride, Geraldo, Tommy Ruscica, Malo, Big Al Little, Keith Strickland, Chris Michaels, Todd Tavers, Paul Maul, Eartha Hugee (the ticket booth lady), Robert A. Glory, and Victor Williams. Plus Bill ELd, Lee Foster, Roger, and Mandingo (in scenes from Sex Magic) Myles Longue (whacking off in a scene from Narcissus II)and Mark Woodward (in a scene from Bagdad). And would a great porn film be complete without a bit of Sylvester playing in the background?