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Doin' The Harlem Shuffle

Doin' The Harlem Shuffle

Released Oct 01st, 1986
Running Time 76
Director Paul Vatelli
Company Caballero
Cast Trinity Barnes, Joey Silvera, Angel (I), Taija Rae, Sahara (I)
Critical Rating AA
Genre Feature



There's this whorehouse/casino run by a platinum floozy name of Rosemary (Taija Rae), who's on the outs with this gangster, Joey somebody, who's on the outs with the Mayor, and there are these G-men who spend all their time filming everyone's upstairs sexcapades on the sly for vague blackmail purposes. I can't figure out who the bad guy is, but I suspect it's gotta be Joey (he's got an Italianish last name). I don't want to dwell on the plot (it isn't worth it), and I'd prefer to stay away from the sex too, unless a nap is in order.

This whole production is so laid-back and draggy, it's downright stultifying. There's a too-static camera throughout; slow, labored line deliveries from everyone and a sad lack of humor in a story that has about as much dramatic impact as a Turns commercial. A lesbian spot with Sahara and an unidentified, completely stunning, light-skinned black girl possessed of an awesome chest, could have been one of the highlights of the year. But it's much too short and handled in a half-baked, lackadaisical manner. Yes, there's plenty of integrated sex, but like old Chinese proverb say: too much salt and pepper make food tasteless.

One bright spot: an extended sequence in which a decade-old vintage sex reel is screened before a noisy bunch of customers. They supply the only humor and the antique footage makes this video tape look anemic to the max.

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