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Taboo American Style, Part II

Taboo American Style, Part II

Released Dec 01st, 1985
Running Time 80
Director Henri Pachard
Company VCA
Cast Taija Rae, Paul Thomas, Gloria Leonard, Raven (I)
Critical Rating AAA 1/2
Genre Film



It is easy to give Taboo American Style Part II such a high rating after watching the first and second parts back-to-back. After all, the outstanding qualities described by AVN reviewer Dick Goldhaber about TAS I (AVN Oct., 1985) —hot action, excellent production values, great storyline, good acting —are still around in TAS II.

But I can't bring myself to give this part of the miniseries a perfect score because of the negative connotations surrounding some of the sexual encounters. In TAS I, before Nina (Raven) became a total bitch, some of the sex scenes involved lovers who were attracted to each other for reasons of pleasure. But Nina has become hell-bent on destroying and controlling her parents (Gloria Leonard and Paul Thomas), as it's evident when she threatens to leave her father if he won't let her seduce him while her constantly-drugged mother sits humiliated close by on the bed.

Nina coerces her best friend (Taija Rae) and her brother (Frank Serrone) into an incestuous encounter that fills Rae with so much guilt that she becomes a masseuse and hooker. Nina humiliates their father (R. Bolla), who was caught with Nina's mother to start this whole affair in TAS I, by teasing him to the point of no return and then stopping, only to tell him to finish by himself.

There is no denying this film works as an erotic and stimulating presentation and as a real-life soap opera. The cast does a wonderful job acting, Henri Pachard directs a consistent and complete storyline, and the sex is raunchy and exciting. This series presents its material in starling fashion —candidly and pulling no punches. these situations occur in the real world and Taboo American Style, Part II, even with all its erotic glory, stuns the viewer at almost every turn with realism.

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