Certainly one of the most talked about features this year, Paul Norman's Joined enters some pretty provocative territory, but nevertheless maintains a pretty even keel. Where you might think the bizarre would have a field day, the story about two mega-gorgeous women joined at the hip has class, dignity, a high degree of eroticism and puppy love charm.
The "twins," Saber and Racquel, are confronting the possibilities of an operation. Saber is an extrovert; Racquel an introvert. Psychiatrist Sharon Kane, realizing the emotional trauma that might be induced from a physical separation, assigns their case to Derrick Lane, who falls in love with Racquel. The humor of dating and mating is tastefully and humorously exploited as Saber grudgingly tags along, wishing she could have a guy or a girl to keep her occupied while her sister makes love.
Where you might expect the logistics of lovemaking to be as surreal as an NBA tapoff between Siamese twins is not that way at all. It sets up all kinds of kinky-neat foursomes. And the girls do look as though they are really joined at the hip.
What happens from there? Well, you'll have to wait until January to see if surgeon Randy Spears performs a successful operation. Otherwise, with a very unique boxcover, Joined establishes itself, certainly as one of the premier titles of a lustrous viewing season.