Judge David Johnson is a lifetime member of the Sexy Squad.
Did they just use the words "hardened criminals" in the disc case synopsis? I think they did.
The latest entry in the soft-core-comedy pantheon, Sexy Squad Investigation (a.k.a. Sex Squad Investigation) sets its sweaty little sights on the crime-fighting procedural phenomenon. It's a direct parody of CSI, aping a pseudo soundtrack and everything, starring a couple of detectives sent out to enforce a new anti-illicit-sex law passed by—you ready for this deft example of satire—President Shrub, a stupid cowboy-hat-wearing redneck. Ah, writers of Sexy Squad Investigation, your wit is a shining example to us all!
The two officers are John Honeysuckle (John Paul Fedele) and Katrina Lightbody (A.J. Khan). John recently lost his partner during a sting operation and has become a bitter shell of a man and even with the addition of a smoking hot partner prone to spontaneous lesbian sexual encounters can't shake him out of his malaise. Lightbody, meanwhile, is focused on doing her job, which involves the capture of a serial seductress, who is preying on horny women and leaving them nude and moaning in ecstasy.
There you go, about one hour's worth of lame parody and sporadic female nudity. I would hazard a guess and say those are the two main aspects of this film that would draw potential viewers, the quality of the comedy and the level of T&A. Actually, I was surprised on both counts as to what SSI had to offer.
• The Horseplay
Fedele doesn't irritate too much, and that's suitable praise for an affair like this, though his goofy, pronounced faces and overwrought delivery sometimes flirt with pissing me off. His counterpart, Khan, is tasked as the "straight man," juxtaposed with Honeysuckle's imbecility, which is a good thing, since Khan is no comedienne.
The jokes are scatological and sophomoric, but I couldn't bring myself to totally hate on the humor. It's stupid and base, sure, but strangely entertaining. Just don't expect to rupture your Islets of Langerhans bellowing at the gags.
• The Foreplay
Though I was surprised by the quality of the comedy (that it didn't lead to self-immolation) and the sparseness of the sexual content (at least for a soft-corish Seduction Cinema release), these factors don't add up to a recommendation. The film is certainly not funny enough to merit a viewing based on the humor alone and if you're seeking titillation to go along with the parody, the R-rated cut will likely disappoint you. As for the mythical unrated version—all bets are off.
Your specs: 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen (shot on a budget digital camera) and a 2.0 stereo audio track. Extras include a director's commentary, bloopers, a short film called "The FBI Guys," and a truckload of trailers.
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Scales of Justice
Studio: Seduction Cinema
• Director's Commentary
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