Let's face it - late-night soft-core flicks on "Skinemax" are not famous (or even desirable) for superb plot and character development. If it has any plot at all that can glue together the various sex scenes, that's a plus. No, the real interest in these films is the sex. Steamy scenes that are just this side of hard-core. Nothing too risque that a couple could not watch and enjoy it. However, the primary audience here is guys, and guys would prefer they stay only barely inside the soft-core boundary. "Babes 2: Lost in Beaver Creek" (God, what an obvious title) does not disappoint. It's just racy enough and has plenty of the "good" scenes. Unfortunately, the starring role of Beverly Lynne as the twin sisters, while raising expectations because she's such a hottie (and the best-looking woman in the film), ultimately disappoints. Anyone who has seen her in her two appearances in the series "Hotel Erotica" knows that she can be totally unabashed when doing sex scenes. However, it appears from this film that she now is trying to draw the line on just how much nudity she'll show. At no time in the movie did she have a full-frontal shot, although all of the other female characters did. In no sex scene did she appear without wearing panties or some other crotch-covering garment. Apparently the producers knew the audience wouldn't like this, so in one sex scene she claims the bodysuit she's wearing is crotchless, thus justifying her wearing it throughout the scene. Of course, all of the guys she's with manage to keep their boxers on as well, so we're left to assume that all of her liaisons are by way of small holes in otherwise unneeded clothing. Frankly, it's an unpleasant blast from the past. Soft-core skin flicks of the sixties were famous for men and women engaging in simulated sex while both still wore their underwear. That's all the censors would allow, so we had to overlook the ludicrousness of passing frottage off as realistic sex. Today, however, soft-core films constantly push the envelope when it comes to the explicit nature of sex scenes. If a star appears only partially disrobed and has lackluster scenes, it usually is because she is trying to distance herself from the reality of the type film she is doing. Bottom line, Ms. Lynne, is that you do skin flicks and most likely that's all you're ever going to do, at least as a principal actor. Traci Lords was a fluke. If you want to cover yourself up so that you can believe you're an "actor" and not an adult film performer, that's fine. But it is a waste of some rather spectacular "assets" that your true audience really appreciates. I rate the movie, as a soft-core flick, with three stars out of five because it had a decent plot and some interesting twists at the end (including a wry put-down of psychics). However, I rate Beverly Lynne's new-found prudery a paltry one-half star.
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