Who Killed Buddy Blue is a made-for-cable erotic thriller, light on the
thrills, heavy on the erotica, targeting a
Porn superstar Buddy Blue, adored by fans and universally hated for the
creep he his by everyone in the industry, is murdered during an orgy scene on
set, which opens the film. Someone injected an air embolism into his neck.
The only forensic evidence was female genital secretions on the syringe,
pointing to a woman murderer. Since they were filming at the time, all possible suspects
and the murder itself were recorded, and half of the cast members were close
enough to have committed the murder.
The investigating detective (Anthony Addabbo) is divorced, his previous partner
having stolen his wife. His current partner (Scot Atkinson) is trying to get his
own wife (Beth Tegarden) pregnant. The DA cuts a deal that has the porn
producer/director cooperating with the investigation, so Addabbo splits the suspect list into
versus "unlikely" and assigns the unlikely ones to his partner. Addabbo starts with
the female superstar (Kimber Sissons). He interviews her in her home
with nobody else present and he hasn't been laid in a year. Considering she is
drop-dead gorgeous, a porn star, and sexy as hell, the obvious happens. She
agrees to a lie detector test to clear her name, and passes it with flying
So the mystery remains -- Who Killed Buddy Blue?
Women score it higher than men at IMDb. While the absolute numbers are
statistically meaningless, the
differential makes sense to me. The porn actresses are shown to be real people
and not brainless bimbos or sluts, and Beth Tegarden plays an attorney. A sexy
story with plot content that empowers women should have some appeal to the
hornier elements of the estrogen
demographic. What I haven't mentioned is that the film is intentionally witty
and low key. The dialogue is smart and clever, making it a fast watch. For
instance, in a flashback, a porn actress is doing a scene with Buddy Blue, when
he tries to enter her backdoor. She stops him, saying that is not in her
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:
To me, this is a solid C, but is probably only for a narrow target audience.
Porn lovers will find the
sex scenes too soft, and erotic thriller fans will find that there is too much screen time
devoted to nudity and sex. That leaves what is actually a
rather charming film with a very small audience of couples only.