Bare Deception (2000) from Tuna

Bare Deception (2000) is a made-for-cable erotic thriller staring Tane McClure as an afternoon matchmaking radio DJ with failing ratings. She lives with the producer, a ladies man who is out every night, so her own relationship is not going well. Following the murder of one of the callers set up on a date by Tane's show, the police suspect it has something to do with the show, and the ratings soar. McClure's boyfriend is the one who is calling in and making the dates.

It is a classic whodunnit with red herrings and lots of false suspects. As thin as the plot is, the ending caught me by surprise, even though the information to figure it out was there from the beginning. This is no Body Double by any means, but is not bad for a soft-core plot. The sex scenes are short and frequent, preventing boredom. Six women give up the goods, most more than once.


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  • Angela Grant: Full frontal.

  • Michelle Van Flowtow: Breast and buns

  • Regina Russell: Breasts and buns

  • Tane McClure: Breasts and buns

  • Lisa Throw: Breasts in a lesbian then a menage

  • Stella Porter: Breasts in a lesbian then a menage

IMDB readers have savaged this at 2.7 of 10, which doesn't properly reflect it as a genre effort. The women were not hired for their acting ability, but the plot was coherent and managed to fool me, the sex scenes were short enough not to become tedious, and they didn't ruin the view with artsy lighting, camera work, and digital effects. This is not a bad softcore watch.

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Based on this description, this is a C.

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