Strike a Pose (1993) from Tuna

Robert Eastwick plays a suspended cop who shot a young women in a convenience store hold-up. The deputy DA, who is now seeing Eastwicks's ex (Michelle Garrin, who is also a cop) has managed to get him placed on desk duty, claiming that he used excessive force.

Eastwick's current girlfriend, Michele Brin, is an ex fashion model turned photographer. This provide an opportunity for three photo sessions, where the models pose in swimsuits, lingerie, and topless.

The credits list models as:

  • Kelly Dunn

  • Kristy Gibson

  • Keichia Shablis Story

  • Beth Ann Manning

  • Carolyn Kwiecinski

  • Debbie Beatty

  • Tina Jakobsson

  • Dianna Cuevas

  • Larissa Burnett

  • Paris Burnett

I have no idea whose whooters are whose.

It is misleading to go on and on about the plot, as very little screen time was devoted to it, but here goes. A convicted rapist put away by Eastwick is turned loose pending a retrial, and has sworn revenge on those who arrested him. His girlfriend, Tamara Landry, picks him up from jail, has a gun and smokes ready, then takes him to a hotel to fuck his brains out. Eastwick's partner is run over by a hit and run driver, and everything points to the rapist, who is supposedly after anyone Eastwick likes.

They carefully introduce another character, a new assistant to Brin, who has no real function in the plot.

So much for the surprise ending!

Michele Brin shows breasts and buns in three long sex scenes. Michelle Garrin shows breasts and buns trying to seduce Eastwick, and then shows her breasts in a scene with her husband. Tamara Landry shows breasts and buns in a long sex scene, and Jeanine Antoine and Sindy Tennes, as two models, have a lengthy girl-girl, showing lots of breast and some good lesbian kisses.

Acting was nearly universally poor, with the exception of Michelle Garin, who was quite competent. It is puzzling that she has no other credits because she was good enough to merit more work.


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IMDB readers have this at 2.7 of 10. Comments range from "trashy nothing garbage" to great mindless T & A. Both are probably fair. Unfortunately, this is a very early DVD, is undersaturated and very grainy. All of the women wore crotch patches in sex scenes. They are especially obvious in the first few images of Landry.

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The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, this film is a C- "titty film", mainly due to the poor image quality, because it certainly delivers on the T & A, and I have seen worse plots. Although it would be a poor film as a stand alone without nudity, it would be a C+ as a "titty film" with a good transfer.

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