Unless you live in Europe, you may know that until recently, the unrated version of Testing the Limits was just about impossible to find—even though it was released over two years ago (Editor’s note: the unrated version is now out-of-print). I guess the folks at Mystique figured it was just too damn hot for those of us in the domestic market—either that, or they wanted to tease the hell out of us with the sweet promise of Lorissa McComas (of Lap Dancing fame) in one of her best b-movie roles to date. Here, she plays a gorgeous model who helps to complicate the relationship of a young couple when a pre-wedding camping trip takes them into uncharted territory (in more ways than one).
Brandy Davis (Toni) is the pert and adventuresome blond who vows to stay slim and sexy for her relatively staid fiancé, Mike (played by Scott Carson). While not a babe of Lorissa’s caliber (but then who is ?), she looks fabulous donning black lingerie during the opening credits and also in the first scene as she pleases herself while he watches. Mike enjoys her sexual favors but seems worried about his ability to keep pace over the course of a marriage. We at Softcore Reviews can relate to this problem: the chore of having to satisfy—time and time again—the burning desires of our incredibly beautiful and sexually free-spirited wives.
When car problems leave them stranded while camping, Toni and Mike take refuge in a secluded house in the hills. With everything but a working phone, the hideaway is a welcome refuge for the distressed couple, who comfort one another by having hot, unbridled sex all night long and until the owner shows up the next morning while they’re frolicking in the buff. The bodacious Gaelle Comparat plays Jan, an accomplished female photographer who’s there for a photo shoot, and not only is she not pissed about the break-in, but invites them to stay for the weekend and hang out while she photographs her lovely nude subject, Kirstin (Lorissa McComas). Uptight Mike is a bit uneasy watching, but Toni, -well, she’s more that a little titillated and is soon posing topless with Lorissa, showering with Gaelle, and having a blast playing sexual truth-or-dare around the campfire. In one especially erotic moment, she and Lorissa step out of the hot tub to dazzle Mike with a sizzling three-way.
Like good sex, this film is playful and indulgent. It’s also delivers a nice message about trust and commitment. There are few real surprises and not much in the way of sexual tension, but couples will find plenty to like about this film, which allows its characters momentary sexual indiscretions without suffering the indignity of getting shot or stabbed. The sex scenes are numerous and well photographed, and the babes look great, especially Lorissa. Take a look at Testing the Limits for a very enjoyable erotic escape. I highly recommend it.