Borrowed Life Stolen Love is something of an oddity. You could make a
case for calling it a couples soft-core porn, a thriller, or maybe even a romance.
The premise is kind of a softcore variation on Single White Female. Michelle
Agnew plays the Bridget Fonda role. She is having hot sex with a sculptor who
lives in her basement, but he has little interest in material things, and she
wants more from life. She works as a sous-chef, and dreams of owning her own
restaurant. To make ends meet, she also does stripping telegrams, and phone sex.
Despite all of that, she is way behind on her rent, and is saved from paying
with her body by the arrival of Melissa Carlton, answering her ad for a
roommate, and thus playing the Jennifer Jason Leigh role.
Carlton has plenty of cash, and is welcomed with open arms. Like Jennifer
Jason Leigh in SWF, Carlton seems to
be trying to assimilate her roommate's life, and even wears her clothes and chases the same
men she is interested in, including the doctor who lives on the penthouse of her
building. It is obvious that Carlton is up to something, the question is what.
The film was directed by Valerie Landsburg and definitely shows a woman's
touch. Along the way to a happy ending, several women get naked,
and the mysterious agenda of Carlton holds your interest till the end.
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