Different Strokes (1998) / Comedy
MPAA Rated: R for strong sexuality, nudity and language
Running Time: 88 min.
Cast: Dana Plato, Bentley Mitchum, Landon Hall, David Millbern, Gabriella Hall
Director: Michael Paul Girard
Screenplay: Michael Paul Girard
Review published June 30, 1998
A lesbian fashion photographer travels to a friend and fellow fashion photographer's town and falls for his girlfriend. While in his house, she skinny-dips with her in the pool, takes a shower with her, etc. all seemingly innocent things, right? (shyeah). The two become closer and the girlfriend begins to have feelings for her, which is no big deal to the boyfriend since he wants to have a threesome.
This movie is strictly for titillation purposes only. The directing is horrible, with a screenplay that is so bad that one has to wince at how the writer has contrived to get the women naked together as much as possible ("This shower is big enough for both of us....Say! Why don't we take a shower together?") The name of the movie was called JACK AND JILL...AND JILL, because they named the characters that solely for the snappy title, but they changed it to DIFFERENT STROKES because of Dana Plato's association with the famous 80s TV sitcom as Kimberly. It's sad to say that that TV show was her finest work. Oh by the way, there's lots of nudity, but amazingly enough no lesbian sex which boggles the mind why they would set up the film for it and then cop out in the end.
©1998 Vince Leo