Running Time: 81 min.
Production Date: 1990
Director: Gordon Vandermeer
Cast: Racquel Darrian, Kimberly Kane, Debi Diamond, Jeff Golden, Derrick Lane, T. T. Boy, and Bridgette Monroe
Initial Expectations: I have no clue why, but I’m just not expecting too much here even though it does have Racquel Darrian’s ass in it.
Initial Reaction: It’s closer to kindling than an actual fire.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting a light porno without any group action
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a strong plot or nastier sex.
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are surprisingly good, enough so that I suspect the feature might have been remastered. The audio is clear and well balanced without any background noises. The video is also very clear, and barely even shows any grain. The only problem with the video is a small off color line at the bottom of the screen.
Music: As with most early nineties porn, the music is cheesy and loud. It doesn’t help the scenes, but it wouldn’t seem like early nineties porno music without it.
Menus: The menus are very basic. The main menu is unanimated and the chapter menu lets you choose a scene by a small clip of each scene.
The Feature: Jeff Golden is sick of sitting at home watching soap operas while Bridgette Monroe is bringing home the bacon. He takes up a job as an encyclopedia salesman, and puts all of himself into his new job.
Kimberly Kane starts things out with mailman T. T. Boy in the pornstar fantasy location of a bedroom. After stripping him out of his government issue uniform, she quickly gets down to mouthing his member before letting his tongue and fingers return the favor. T. T. moves on to fuck her missionary style, spoon her, and fuck her doggie style in each of her holes before popping on her ass. It’s a pretty good scene to start things out with. T. T. seems pretty robotic, but Kimberly puts some nice effort into it. She isn’t overly vocal or energetic, but she is enough to be believable.
Debi Diamond gets busy with encyclopedia salesman Jeff Golden in the second scene after threatening to get him fired if he doesn’t fuck her. Jeff energetically tongues her twat before satisfying Debi’s need to have something big in her mouth. Debi puts all the energy she’s known for into sucking Jeff’s joystick, and only breaks to watch him stroke it a bit. Debi rides Jeff a bit before he asks her to lay back and play with herself a bit more while he watches and strokes his still limp cock. After watching Debi a bit Jeff finally jerks himself onto his stomach and lets Debi lick it up. Although Jeff does a masterful job showing what wood problems look like on screen, Debi still manages to save this scene. She’s so enthusiastic and energetic that I still felt myself drawn into the scene a bit, and got turned on even while I was shaking my head at Jeff.
Bridgette Monroe and a very young Racquel Darrian get busy in the office after talking a little business in the next scene. Bridgette kisses her way around Racquel’s body before Racquel helps her out of her clothes and returns the favor. Bridgette goes back to rubbing Racquel’s clit before they finish things up with a little kissing. It’s a pretty forgettable scene. There’s some okay chemistry, but the scene was so tame that I couldn’t come close to getting into it. It also seemed to concentrate a lot more on close-ups and shots were you either saw facial expressions or genitalia, rather than some mid-range shots where you can see everything but not feel like you’re fifty yards away trying to watch the action.
Racquel Darrian gets busy with Derrick Lane in an attempt to bring jobs to her town. Apparently being a romantic, after showing his other side and threatening to take his factory to another town if Racquel won’t sleep with him, Derrick goes down on Racquel. She returns the favor with some nice oral action while Derrick plays with her snatch, and then lays back on the couch for him to fuck her. They keep things going with a bit of spooning and some reverse cowgirl before Racquel collects Derrick’s dick droppings on her stomach. It’s another okay scene. There’s some decent chemistry, but the camera work and editing held the scene back.
Finally, Bridgette Monroe tries getting Jeff Golden harder than Debi Diamond did, which of course isn’t too difficult. Bridgette sucks his cock while he plays with her pussy, and then lays beck for Jeff to fuck her. They work through missionary and cowgirl, and I don’t think the camera every showed both their faces until after Jeff popped on Bridgette’s stomach. Bridgette looks like she’s getting into things pretty well, but the cameraman never seemed to figure out how to show much of her in the field of view. Heck, he never even showed her face when she was fucking Jeff cowgirl style until she had to flop back onto her back! I couldn’t help but think that there was a decent scene somewhere in here, but sadly all I caught of it was a glimpse here and there. This is a dud of a scene!
Racquel on Fire is a good representative of early nineties porn, which isn’t always a good thing. The sex has some definite high points, but ironically the feature’s main attraction, namely Racquel Darrian, is also it’s biggest letdown. Racquel’s pairing with Bridgette Monroe is boring as heck, and although she has good chemistry with Derrick Lane, the scene isn’t a whole lot better. Debi Diamond deserves the most credit here, as she turns a scene with a limp Jeff Golden into a passable scene. The editing isn’t much better, and concentrates a bit much on close-ups for my taste throughout almost the entire movie. Racquel on Fire never seemed to get beyond rubbing two sticks together.
Extras: The photo gallery lasts about two and a half minutes with about ten seconds per decent looking full screen photo. There’s also the standard Hall of Fame featurette, a cast list, web links, a few other VCA Classics covers, and contact information. It’s a very sad selection of extras.
Themes: Straight, anal, masturbation (both male and female), spanking, and lesbian
Raincoat Factor: High
Overall: Currently, Racquel on Fire can be found online for between $15 and $25 with almost all of the stores offering it for $20 and up. Rent this one before you buy it. The technical aspects are very good (and excellent for the age of the feature), but the movie isn’t too impressive and there isn’t really anything for extras.
Note to VCA: With the lacking extras and short feature, this one felt like it should have been in your budget line.
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