In a lot of ways, Play Time is a very silly, and perhaps even very bad, movie. The acting ranges from bland (the male leads) to somewhat melodramatic (the female leads). Many moments are quite laughable, and force you to hit your hand against your forehead. But this is a sex movie. What? Were you expecting to see scenes straight out of a John Ford picture? Didn’t think so! As a real movie, Play Time is pretty mediocre, but as a sex movie, Play Time rocks.

Gina (Monique Parent) and Lindsay (Jennifer Burton) are two friends who, with their husbands, spend a lot of time together. Apparently all four work at the same law firm, although the movie is pretty coy about exactly what sort of work, or cases they are involved in, which is the only thing this movie is coy about. One day, while the husbands go out to play golf, the two women talk about their sex lives (of course, they decide to sunbathe topless during this scene). Gina admits that she doesn’t have much of a sex life with her husband, therefore she has to masturbate. Of course, Lindsay says that she does too. The two women start talking about their fantasies, and then joke that they are so turned on by them that they feel like releasing the tension right now. Suddenly the pool man drops in, and the two topless women scurry inside the house. The fantasy talk (now about the pool man) continues, but Lindsay has an idea… why go into separate rooms to masturbate when they can just watch each other do it…..so they do. And they enjoy, for much of the movie, what they call voyeurism, but what any fool would call a form of repressed lesbianism.

But…how to break it to the husbands? Lindsay figures her husband would be very turned on, but Gina figures her husband would be too strait-laced to accept this. Lindsay soon suggests to the husband to secretly watch one of their little voyeuristic sessions the next time the two couples get together (they seem to vacation everywhere together)…and this later leads to a threesome in the Jacuzzi. So three down, and one more to go, in the form of Gina’s husband. Lindsay tries to subtly draw the man in when he accidentally catches sight of her naked in the sauna, but things look bad when Gina tries to tell her husband what‘s going on, and he flat out says that “You‘re a pervert!”, before storming out, threatening to bolt out of the marriage, the friendship, and the law firm. These unsettled feelings soon lead to a breakdown between the four, but it’s an oh-so-shameful secret from the strait-laced husband which just may finally bring about some closure and forgiveness.


no pass

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