Sex, Lies & Politics (1997) from Tuna

Sex, Lies, & Politics (1997) is another in the Alain Siritzky "click" series, based on the comic by Milo Manara. This Italian erotic cartoonist has transcended the adult comic idiom by virtue of his whimsical stories and great art work. His women are realistic, perfect, ripe and lush. I have run into his work all over the world, including a small town in Turkey. While searching for information on the Web, however, I found very few links to English language sites. This one will give you an idea of his wonderful work.

This particular film is not as good as the recently reviewed Rod Steele, but is also full of naked aroused women, and does still have a tongue-in-cheek sense of fun, which is one of Manara's trademarks. This time, the inventor, Dr. Fezz, gives the magical clicker to a Washington lobbyist, because he approves of his agenda. The lobbyist, Ron Slick, first uses it on a US senator, played by Kim Dawson, to change her vote on a logging bill. That is really the end of the lobbying thread, because he comes under personal attack from a female reporter (Jacqueline Lovell), so he has to use the clicker against her in self-defense. He "clicks" her on an airplane, and she is arrested upon landing for her wanton strip and masturbation in first class. He then visits her in jail, and when she refuses to recant her story, he clicks her again, making her the willing partner to her lesbian cell-mate, Kiva.


  • Stacy Leigh Mobley (brunette, aka Holly Hollywood) shows everything.

  • Jacqueline Lovell shows everything.

  • Jennifer Burton also shows everything.

  • Kim Dawson shows breasts.

  • Tatiana, playing a wife who is used as a guinea pig to prove that the clicker works, shows breasts in a darkly lit scene.

  • Jane Stowe, as the female agent, shows breasts.

  • Petra Sexton (the blonde Miss Sweden) shows breasts and buns.

  • Kiva shows breasts and buns.

He also uses it on Miss Sweden and Miss Norway in the Lincoln room of the White House.

Slick is visited by a female cop (Jennifer Burton), because Lovell has told her about the device. When Burton accidently clicks herself, she rapes Slick. Next, Slick tries Lovell again, this time on a train. She is now in perpetual heat, however, and jumps him before he can even use the clicker.

Finally, two government agents get zapped.

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The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, this is a C. Absent the delicious parody of Rod Steele, this is no more than pleasant eye candy, but sometimes that is enough for a soft core film.

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