Wild Orchid (1989)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B

USA, 1989.  Vision PDG.  Screenplay by , Zalman King.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by , .  

As “columnist” Libby Gelman-Waxner so brilliantly put it, this is a movie about a girl who speaks nine different languages and can’t say ‘No’ in any one of them. Made by soft-core erotica maestro Zalman King, the insipid story stars a twenty-two year-old  as a lawyer (?) who accompanies business associate  on a business trip to Rio de Janeiro. When Otis meets self-made millionaire Mickey Rourke (her then real-life husband), he takes her around the city and introduces her to friends of his who have sex in front of them all the time. Presumably this is meant to destroy her inhibitions, but she gives less of an impression that she’s inhibited and more that she’s concerned about being surrounded by people who are so abnormally slutty. Otis’ performance is quite atrocious, as is this entire film, which might titillate the truly curious but will bore everyone else.

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