Here’s something all too rare these days, a fine adult film that has everything: a serious plot, great photography, good acting and great sex.
Sandy Summers stars as Sharon, Nina Hartley’s disturbed daughter who goes to San Francisco to live with Nina’s ex-hubby (Eric Edwards) and his live-in girlfriend (Maggie Randall). Sharon, who spent a lonely, ignored childhood listening to her mother indulge her sexual appetites in the next room, is just beginning to discover sex on her own. Since Edwards is not actually Sharon’s father, her arrival strains household relations and the tension builds as Sharon becomes a nighttime voyeur and goes to sex clubs during the day, eventually choosing to get on stage.
The story climaxes as Sharon finally seduces a door-to-door Bible salesman, played wonderfully by Joey Silvera, who again proves he is one of the few adult performers who can actually act. For her part, Sandy Summers brings a fresh and mysterious quality to Doll Face.
All the other performances are also strong, especially Edwards. Sexually though, it’s Nina Hartley who steals the film with a steamy scene with Don Fernando that’s pure Nina. The rest of the sex is almost as good, and you can hardly wait till the end for Summers to join in. For the troubled Sharon it’s the end – her final step towards psychosis – but for Sandy Summers it’s just the beginning, and a great one at that.