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Just A Little Harmless Sex


Just A Little Harmless Sex

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If you're wondering what the obnoxious, self-obsessed young professionals in the new Body Shots will be like after moving to suburbia and discarding their thin veneer of hipness, check out Just A Little Harmless Sex, yet another attempt to chronicle the lives and loves of California yuppies. Not to be confused with such recent video releases as Friends And Lovers (which also features Alison Eastwood), Something About Sex (which also features Jonathan Silverman and the word "sex" in its title), or Let's Talk About Sex (which was also really, really stupid), Just A Little Harmless Sex is yet another ensemble comedy with the soul and spirit of a Playboy party joke. What do men want? What do women want? Those seeking Maxim- and Cosmopolitan-level answers to those questions will find them here, as the film chronicles one night's antics involving three loathsome men (Dogstar drummer Robert Mailhouse, as well as two veterans of little-loved sitcoms, William Ragsdale and Jonathan Silverman) and three equally superficial women (Alison Eastwood, Jessica Lundy, and Kimberly Williams). Just about everything you need to know about Harmless Sex can be derived from two things: First, at one point, Mailhouse tells his friends that he and Eastwood plan to have children, prompting one of his friends to wittily retort, "Want to hear the pitter-patter of little feet? You're better off buying a gerbil and some tin foil." Second, Williams' character expresses a secret desire to be a stripper, a revelation that pays off about five scenes later when she performs a drunken, lascivious semi-striptease. Still, fans of Tito & Tarantula should be eager to check out singer Tito Larriva's brief, odd cameo as a spiritually grounded singing chef.