Hidden Passion


by Tuna

Kim plays a former stripper who is currently the trophy wife of a gangster who operates a huge club as a front for his other businesses. He shows little respect for her, and she has long since tired of him. One night, she catches hubby "breaking in" a new dancer, so she "breaks in" one of his employees. Hubby caught them, as intended, but was pleased to see that Kim was keeping the staff happy.

Even gangsters have bosses, and hubby was in the middle of trying to screw his boss out of a million dollars. Meanwhile, Kim's old flame arrives, and the two look for a way to get out from under hubby. When they find the million dollars under the bathroom sink, they think they have found a way ...

Hidden Passion should probably have been titled "Kim Dawson gets naked." She does full frontal and rear nudity during the opening credits, at the end of the film, and so many times throughout that I lost track. What this former cable film lacks in plot, it makes up for in simulated sex, nudity, and a little light bondage




Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the 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:


Recommended if you are a Kim Dawson fan, in which case it is your Citizen Kane. If you have no special interest in Kim but like the softcore genre in general, it is minimally acceptable. It has no crossover appeal to those who find the genre unappealing.


  • Kim Dawson, Michelle Tyler, Tami Moss and Melanie Wachsman show everything.


It was nominated for an Oscar for cinematography.



Originally made for cable.



2.2 IMDB summary (of 10)
Hidden Passion (1999)

It is available from RLDVDs.com on a dual region (1 and 4) DVD in English, with optional Spanish subtitles. Click on the image for details.