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Slippery Slope (2006/Life Size Entertainment DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: C     Film: C



Trying to do a film, any film, about the XXX sex industry always seems to backfire and for several reasons.  In the case of writer/director Sandy Schenck’s Slippery Slope (2006) is more interested in showing us how smart she is about showing things she is not seeing in the mainstream media that she forgets she is doing a narrative film, leading to a bizarre failure of a film that could have actually worked.


Besides not breaking any of the ground she has talked herself into believing she is as this goes along (made more apparent by her commentary, but obvious before that) is a story of a supposedly Feminist would-be filmmaker Gillian (Kelly Hutchinson) meets a wacky producer who has her direct XXX as a way to finish some college paper.  As unlikely as that is, on top of her being married, there is the friend from her past (Wes Ramsey, a legitimate actor despite the last name sounding made up in the XXX context; he is Martin in the film) who brings her into this world to begin with, even as he is withholding some key facts.  That is where the story is, but we get this sidetracked story that is rarely funny, never screwball (as the case erroneously states) and a conclusion that is so lame that Schenck’s inexperience and lack of focus cause any promise to slowly implode.  Too bad, because much of the cast is likable.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is on the soft side (no pun intended) and we wondered if this should look better than it does, while the Dolby Digital 2.0 sound is barely stereo and also weak.  Playback can be trying.  Extras include deleted scenes, director’s audio commentary track and behind the scenes featurette.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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