Thursday, May 26, 2016

TRASHY LADY (Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray/DVD) - A Tale of Two Lynns

Director Steve Scott may not be the most prolific of adult filmmakers to hit during the golden age of porn, but he did have the chance to work with some of the biggies just before he passed away. Trashy Lady was his second to last film, most of his work up until this feature being relatively unknown. This flick has heart and it has substance unlike some of the fuck-by-number pictures that started hitting in the 1985. Trashy Lady is a quality movie, shot on film that makes great use of a talented troop of familiars in the same style as Dixie Ray Hollywood Star (also available from VinSyn on DVD).

What's to see? The Art Deco credit sequence really pops and adds some much needed production value to this adult romp. The whole movie really captures the film noir vibe in music and the way dialogue is delivered. Sure most of the sex scenes are fairly ordinary, but they are occur within context of a story and involve some very hot bodies.

By the time you hit Club Paradise, you've already had your fill of Harry Reems with the slickest of slick hair. Reems plays Mr. Segel, a nod to Bugsy Segel to be sure, a mobster and Ginger Lynn plays this starlet looking for a break, a cigarette girl who, unfortunately, seems disinterest in being on screen. The "interview" between she and Reems is actually quite slow and tedious. Not the kind of screw you'd want to offer up when you're trying to get ahead in the game. Luckily we have the every ambitious Amber Lynn to play the role of Rita to liven things up and train the untrained Ginger. Between hiring a paper boy to fuck Amber Lynn while Segel is away to the thank you blow job inspiring period dialogue like "What a dame," you may find it difficult to immerse yourself in the atmosphere fully. The f bomb ratio in the dialogue is excessive given the emphasis on period storytelling. It may take you out of the experience. Then again, everyone says "dame" which may be something to try on the Mrs. later in the evening.

Some of the scenes show off more grain than I'm comfortable with due to poor lighting. This includes the aforementioned interview scene between Lynn and Reems. Otherwise it's a nice transfer of a low budget adult feature with good black levels and characteristic of the Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray product that we have come to enjoy.  The feature has not one but two commentary tracks. It also comes with an extra film, Coming West, transfered from 16mm that isn't really restored and a bit dirty. This is another Steve Scott picture from 71, the beginning of this career.

Stick around for the training sessions that involve a three way with Tom Byron, Ginger and Amber as well as the imaginary fuck session at "Rocky's Gym". There's also a housekeeper more than willing to train Ginger in the ways of man pleasin'. The whole thing ends at the 3rd Annual Brotherhood Convention. Freeze frame and a slap on the ass. What a way to end a picture. While Trashy Lady may lose focus, meandering between mobster picture and coming of sexual age romp ie a take on Philosophy in the Bedroom without the philosophy, it delivers plenty of chuckles and enough bounce scenes to keep your hand properly cramped.

You can order your copy of Trashy Lady from Vinegar Syndrome now:

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From Vinegar Syndrome:

Gangster Dutch (Harry Reems) has just been left by his regular dame, Jessie (Cara Lott). With the third annual ‘Gathering of the Brotherhood’ merely weeks away, Dutch is desperately in need of a new girl. Upon being introduced to the beautiful Katherine (Ginger Lynn), a cigarette girl working at the hottest speakeasy in town, The Paradise Club, Dutch is immediately smitten but soon discovers to his dismay that Katherine is a ‘good’ girl. Determined not to let her get away, Dutch enlists the help of Rita, a rough broad, who also happens to be the favorite squeeze to rival gangster Louie (Herschel Savage), to transform Katherine into the perfect Trashy Lady.

Nominated for 6 XRCO awards, including best director (Steve Scott), and featuring AFAA award winning cinematography by Tom Howard as well as an AVN award winning performance from Reems, TRASHY LADY is a light hearted and elegantly made journey through the sexcapades of the Roaring Twenties, which is coming to Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored from its original 35mm negative.

Directed by: Steve Scott
1985 / 85 minutes / Color / 1.85:1
Actors: Ginger Lynn, Harry Reems, Herschel Savage, Amber Lynn, Cara Lott, Bunny Bleu, Tom Byron

Features Include:
• Region free Blu-ray and DVD combo pack.
• All extras on both formats.
• Scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm original camera negative.
• Bonus feature film, COMING WEST (1971), directed by Steve Scott and photographed by Tom Howard.
• First ever audio commentary with DP Tom Howard, moderated by filmmaker David McCabe.
• Audio commentary with co-star Herschel Savage and XRCO co-founder, Bill Margold.
• Reversible cover artwork.

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