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Tonight on Playboy Radio: Talk Dirty To Me (1979)

Tonight on Playboy Radio Nightcalls with Debi Diamond and  Nicki Hunter (Sirius XM 102, 7:45pm Eastern)  we’re going to be talking about Anthony Spinelli‘s 1979 classic, Talk Dirty to Me.

We’ve talked about Talk Dirty to Me 2, but not the original, so let’s have at it.

We first meet smooth-talker Jack (John Leslie) and his slow-witted sidekick Lenny (Richard Pacheco) at the beach as they watch hang gliders under the opening credits.  (Fun trivia, editor Tim McDonald  would later direct Talk Dirty to Me 2.) Jack and Lenny go get some coffee and Cracker Jacks from a truck run by Herbie (Anthony Spinelli) and Patty (Holly McCall).  Holly gets all up in Jack’s grill, asking him when they can get together again and he says she needs to exercise a little more.  Lenny chimes in and says that Jack promised that Lenny could fuck her, but that really sets her off and she pushes Lenny down a sand dune.  The overly protective side of Jack comes out, physically shoving Patty aside to get to Lenny’s aid.  He brings Lenny to a doctor.

Cut to the doctor’s office, and the doctor (Cris Cassidy) is filling out some paperwork. She explains that Lenny’s leg isn’t broken, just sprained.  Jack then gets right in with the dirty talk. “You’re a damned good looking woman, you know that? … I wouldn’t pay you shit, but I bet some heavy dude would pay big bucks to get into your pants.  Big bucks…”  He gets in close, smells her up … She retorts “I want you to know you’re not impressing me with your hot mouth!”  and so it goes — he asks to suck on her tits (she pulls her blouse shut) and he leans in, and she gets all upset and he really turns on the charm and whips his cock out right there.  “My cock wants you.  Look!  Give it a little touch.. please?” and she’s on the hook.  Jack tells her to get to his apartment after her last patient and he goes in the back to get Lenny.

Lenny is worried that the coffee-truck girl doesn’t like him, but Jack assures him she does.  The doctor returns and tells Jack she can’t make it later, and Jack tells Lenny to go wait in the car.  Lenny puts up a faint protest, and Jack ravages the doctor.  He pulls her hair out of its bun, and she drops to her knees and inhales his dick.  He leans her back on a couch and eats her out for a while (big bush alert!) before fucking her missionary.  He pulls out and cums on her face.

A quick note on the women, none of them are really HAWT by today’s standards, but that doesn’t make them any less sexually arousing.  They’re attractive, but not stunningly so.  They actually seem like women you’d see on the street.

We then meet Jesie St. James who is helping her husband, Frank (Aaron Stuart), pack for a business trip. She comes into the room in a thin nightgown, poses in the doorway and quotes “To Have and Have Not” (“put your lips together and blow…“)  She then tells him they have an hour to spare before his trip, and she wants some.  She tells him what to do, and he’s resistant with her choice of language.  “I love your breasts” he says.  “Can’t you say tits?  Call them tits!  Say you want to suck my tits!  Say you want to suck my pussy!  Goddamn it, Frank!  I want to hear it.  I need to hear it!” he says he loves her, but he just can’t do it.  So she blows him anyway.

A quick note on Frank.  Frank is not HAWT by any standard, but he is absolutely the correct look for the businessman husband who has fallen into a rut and would make his wife wander.  He’s physically fine, good cock, not fat, but he’s got a pronounced receding hairline…

Jesie looks older than she is – she was only 25 when she made this, but looks early 30s.   She’s got some serious tan lines, and really gets into the fucking.  Frank throws a vigorous hump into her, and she squeals and bucks around until he cums on her ass.

Back on the beach, Lenny is girl watching and hands Jack the binoculars and has him look at Jesie who is strolling down the beach.  Jack says he can “fuck her to death” in three days, and the game is afoot.

They boys follow her to a movie theatre, and Jack strikes up a conversation about classic 1941 movies.  She’s cool to his conversation; he complains about ticket prices ($5.00!) and gas ($2!) and parking ($5!) and she leaves.  The boys follow her home and they find the house next door is empty and up for sale, so they squat in it to stay close… and so they can spy on her prancing around her room in her bra and panties.

The next day, Jack shows up at her house, offering his handyman services.  She’s skeptical enough of the coincidence to give him a series of fake names (Mrs. Miniver, Mrs. Dietrich) and they discuss Casablanca, and he’s got himself a job cleaning the house.

Cut to Aunt Peg as a realtor and and Carl Regal as her client, and she tries to make the sale by licking her fingers, running them across his lips and then across her pussy lips.  The client freaks out and gets out of there.  Jack is watching from the second floor and tells her blew the sale, and she’s taken aback that he’s squatting.  He tells her to not cover up as he likes a nasty pussy.  She says she’ll call the cops, and he says if she does, he’ll “rape the shit out of her.”  He puts his hands on her shoulders and slowly pushes her to her knees.  He kneels too and gives her a kiss.  The opens her blouse and she’s ready to play. She tells him what to do, and they get right down to fucking on the landing. As Jack fucks her, we see Lenny watching from the second floor, and we’re not sure how he feels about it.  Aunt Peg tells Jack not to come inside her, as she wants to suck him to climax, and she goes absolutely crazy sucking his cock until he cums all over her tongue.  She laughs and grins through the whole thing, which might be the sexiest part.    She continues to flick the head of his cock with her tongue, causing Jack to fall apart in laughter.  Lenny looks forlorn and leaves.  She tells Jack that he needs to be out of the house by Friday.

Jack does some shirtless work in the yard which drives Jesie crazy.  They talk more about movies as she dips her legs in the pool, and after work, she gets him a beer.  He asks to use her phone — “Do you have a date?”  she asks “Something like that.” — and he calls Rose (Sharon Kane) and talks dirty to her on the phone as Jesie listens in on the extension. (Try doing that with a cel phone!)  Jesie ends up in the shower touching herself a little, thinking about what she overheard.

Lenny comes upstairs with Rose and Jill (Dorothy Lemay) who are looking for some fun.  Jill would really like to get it on with Jack, but Rose won’t let her.  When Lenny says they’re out of beer, he and Jack run off, leaving the girls to groom their pubic patches (seriously).

When Jack gets back, he brings Rose into Jesie’s house and they fuck doggie style outside her bedroom door as she sleeps.  Couple funny bits as Jack pulls Rose’s hair, she swats him away and as she’s cumming, Jack has her bite/suck on his finger to keep her from waking up Jesie.  It’s a pretty hot scene as they try to keep quite while fucking like bunnies.

Jesie’s sex dreams are driving her crazy and she fires Jack in the morning. He lays some more dirty talk on her and she asks him “Is that the only way you know how to talk?  Dirty?”  “To you,” he says with a devilish grin and she runs back into the house.

He follows her into her room, comes up behind her and says “You know, there’s 13 places a man should kiss?” and as he runs down the list, she melts like butter.

Meanwhile, Rose is with Lenny in some room decorated with Raggedy Ann dolls all over the walls.  She’s pissed that Jack is “probably getting laid right now… and he won’t even give me the signal!”  Lenny sticks up for his friend saying “igf Jack said he’ll give you a signal, he’ll give you a signal.”  “You really trust him?” she says. “You bet!”

Back in Jesie’s room, Jack strips naked and lies on the bed.  She asks “Will you speak dirty to me, like you did to that girl on the phone?” and she gets undressed.  She gets on the bed and starts wriggling like a spider dropped on a hot frying pan.  She asks Jack to do the things she asked Frank to do, and he complies.  He’s more than happy to eat her pussy, and tell her about it as he does it.

Back with Lenny and Rose, she notes that he’s been wearing the same shirt for two weeks and helps him out of it.  She asks him if he’s ever been kissed, and he says “A little bit” and then she asks “Would you like me to kiss you right now?” and he nods.  The sweet kiss is defanged by an odd intercut of Jack nose deep in pubic hair.

Then Rose tells Lenny how to eat her pussy and we get cross cutting between the two meals.

Jack crawls up her body and thrusts his cock in her mouth, “do you want me to fuck your mouth?  Say so!  Say it!”  “I want you to fuck my mouth!

In the other room, there’s no talking going on; ; just Rose gently working on Lenny’s cock.

Finally, both couples start fucking in missionary — Jack and Jesie loud and vocal, Lenny and Rose very quiet and tender until finally, Lenny cums inside Rose and Jack thrusts out and does the patented John Leslie No Hands Cumshot ™ on Jesie’s belly.

Lenny asks Rose if he made her happy, and when she says yes, he starts excitedly bouncing up and down on her like a little kid.

YogaGirl describes the last scenes as:

Jesie wakes up in a foul mood the next morning, but John seduces her via the “13 places a man should kiss when he makes love to a woman.” They tease each other with racy language and roughhouse passionately in her bed. John dives into the oral with boyish enthusiasm and then happily fucks her mouth when she requests it. John makes Jesie scream with pleasure by pumping her hard and fast in missionary. He slides his cock along the crease between her abdomen and thigh as he creams. This entire scene is intercut with footage of Richard losing his virginity to Sharon. Some viewers dislike intercut footage, but in this case, the contrast between John and Richard’s experiences is essential to the story. Sharon first coaxes Richard to explore her pussy with his tongue and then caresses his cock in her mouth. He enters her shyly in missionary, constantly kissing her while he finds his rhythm. There’s no cumshot, yet Richard’s orgasm is surprisingly convincing. The eroticism lies in their realistic facial expressions and his tender query, “Did that make you happy?”

Afterwards, Jack is dressed and says “Here’s looking at you, kid” while a ragtime variation of As Time Goes By plays on the soundtrack, and he’s gone, leaving her to ponder the events of the last three days.

And there you have it.  A classic from the word go, and deservedly so… tho I really wish Dorothy LeMay did more than walk around pantless and brush her pubic hair.

The movie is at a much slower pace than today’s porn.  I think it’s erotic as opposed to pornographic.  Scenes are shorter since it was expected you’d be watching in a theatre, and a 35 minute scene doesn’t play well in a theatrical setting.  (It plays great at home, because through the magic of the FF button, you can make it into a 10 minute scene.)

 Imperator makes an excellent point in his review of the movie:

And John Leslie is pretty damn effective. He’s so seductive he almost charmed the pants off me :-). Jessie is a damn fine actress too and perfectly manages the rather difficult task of showing the gradual yielding to his charms. Many on-screen seductions -and that holds for mainstream too- are botched by what I call the “activation energy effect”. The lady is stone cold, no matter what the fella does and then, all of a sudden, she just becomes putty. Bull, I say. Women are people (though IMHO a different species of the genus homo:-)), and people don’t behave like that. Read Christopher Hampton’s exquisite theatrical adaptation of Laclos’ “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” for a well-made seduction, and the pathetic melting of Turandot in Puccini’s otherwise brilliant opera to see how it should NOT be done. Da Ponte’s Don Giovanni lies somewhere in between I think.

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The Imperial verdict. You saw it coming. Flawless. Riveting and erotic, Spinelli’s masterpiece can justly breathe along with its “Sex World” brethren that rarefied air of perfection.

CJ Lines sums up the movie thusly:

The film overall has it’s flaws, no doubt, and the plot falls apart a little in the last few minutes, but it’s got a wonderful Summery vibe, some smooth, laid-back humour, excellent acting, hot sex and a sense of real enjoyment flowing through it, all of which helps elevate it to the status of a genuine XXX legend.

And be on the look out for John Leslie’s Jimmy Stewart impression… pretty great stuff!

Here’s the opening credit sequence with the hang-gliders.  According to the YouTube description: “An adult film company came to Fort Funston in 1980 to shoot their opening sequence. They filmed Dan Racanelli and Tom Low flying state-of-the-art gliders. Unfortunately, neither of the pilots were asked for further involvement in the film. ;-)”

 

Tonight on Playboy Radio: High School Memories

Tonight we spoke about Anthony Spinelli’s 1980 classic High School Memories.

I first saw this movie when I was in high school, and it quickly became one of my favorites; and re-watching it, 25 years later, it remains one of my favorites, but perhaps for different reasons.

Back then, it was due to the subject matter – the jocks on the bus banging all the cheerleaders; staying at a hotel in an away game and raising hell…  That’s every HS kid’s fantasy, right?

Now, tho, I like it both for the nostalgia that accompanies the watching of a favorite movie, but also for the perspective that being 42 brings to the movie, as opposed to 17.  The movie is framed by Annette Haven, in town for a reunion, telling Chris Hopkins (aka Diana Holt in what’s arguably her first role)  stories over drinks about high school… but Annette wasn’t a student there, rather, she was the faculty head of the cheerleaders.  She and  Coach Salinas (expertly played by Jamie Gillis) both banged students during one of the road trips which led to both of them losing their jobs.

Of course, Salinas shows up at the bar, and seems to be a changed man.

Salinas became a punchline among my friends back then — we’d often joke about his mannerisms, how he’d mutter dirty things under his breath (“how you would you like a fucking hard dick in your cunt?“) — and they’re just as amusing to me now (your mileage may vary).  (Looking at it now, the muttering actually seemed to be done in post-production, as the audio seems almost all dubbed.)

Annette’s scene with Steve Parks when she plays teacher (“I adore letter men; espcially 17 year old letter men.“) is so amazingly slow and seductive — “I don’t know what to do,” he says, and she stands, walks to the side of the bed, and reveals herself in a leotard and then shows him exactly what to do.  The music is soft and romantic, and they take their time, lots of kissing, and as he works his way down her body, she musses his hair and then just leans back, runs her fingers through her own hair, and just enjoys it as she lets him go to work…

But the increasing melancholy over how things turned out and what might have been are palpable — Annette really sells it in some of the bar scenes, so when (spoiler alert!) Annette and Jamie finally hook up at the end, there actually is some emotional pay-off.

Dorothy LeMay and Jamie Gillis

Other notable highlights –

  • John Leslie and Dorothy LeMay setting a very high bar in a very brief suck and fuck which ends with a hands free cumshot after LeMay drops his cock out of her mouth
  • Jamie Gillis‘ spasm after Chris Hopkins finishes blowing him
  • Jamie Gillis‘ Groucho Marx routine — while wearing a bathrobe that says “Head Coach” — before he bangs Dorothy LeMay — “Ms. Adams – when we’re travelling, you’re fucking somebody all the time.  Have you noticed? If it’s not Nunzio, it’s Jack; if it’s not Jack, it’s Al; if it’s not Al, it’s Nunzio.  So why don’t you fuck me, Ms. Adams?” to which she replies in my buddies’ oft-quoted way, “Coach Salinas!” and then as they finish up “Don’t you want to come on my face?” “What do you think I am? A fucking animal?” as he pulls out and cums on her panties.
  • The way Jamie pulls his cock away from Annette as she’s blowing him because he just can’t wait to fuck her… and the way she comfortably giggles after they climax.