The drab and uneventful tranquility of the sleepy affluent coastal community of Baypoint gets rudely ripped asunder when the notorious sexually voracious and insatiable bisexual harlot Abigail Leslie (the smolderingly hot Jennifer Jordan) unexpectedly returns to the dreary hamlet after a lengthy absence. Demure and uptight socialite Priscilla (the luscious Rebecca Brooke) is especially perturbed, although her smarmy and licentious husband Gordon (legendary porn star Jamie Gillis) is more than eager to have an adulterous fling with the wanton and willing Abigail. Pretty soon Abigail’s infectiously sensuous presence causes everyone in town to toss aside their morals and inhibitions for the sheer sake of carnal pleasure, indulgence and debauchery. Among the folks who fall under Abigail’s seductive and irresistible spell are feisty, friendly, but unfulfilled fisherwomen Alice Ann (Chris Jordan), Alice Ann’s shy, sweet, soft-spoken brother Chester (Eric Edwards), Priscilla’s snobby gal pals Tracey (Anne Keel) and Lila (Julie Sorel), Priscilla’s raunchy aunt Drucilla (Jennifer Welles), and hunky resident stud Bo (handsome, muscular Sonny Landham, who later went on to act in such 80’s mainstream action features as “48 Hours” and “Predator”).
Acclaimed soft-core director/screenwriter Joe Sarno expertly crafts a highly absorbing and arousing soap opera-style small-town slice-of-life melodrama which not only delivers the expected sultry and alluring goods (the sex scenes are fairly explicit and steamy, but never too graphic or sleazy), but also serves as a perfectly trenchant and provocative critique of very conservative and puritanical small town mores (best represented by the frustrated Priscilla and the unhappy Alice Ann), hypocrisy (Priscilla’s friends Lila and Tracey blithely partake in Abigail’s lascivious fun and games despite the fact that they are both married), and repressed passions and desires (Priscilla pines for Chester, but is too timid to pursue her romantic interest in him). The uniformly excellent acting from the first-rate and attractive cast is a substantial plus: Brooke, Jordan and Edwards in particular are outstanding, with sound support from Welles, Keel, Sorel, Jordan and Landham. Moreover, both Bill Godsey’s pretty, polished cinematography and Jack Justis’ hauntingly sad, moody, tuneful acoustic guitar score further enhance the film’s sterling quality, thereby lifting this movie well out of the rut of your standard mindless skin-flick. All in all, this picture rates as another involving, intelligent and impressive thinking man’s soft-core outing from the always reliable Joe Sarno.