Portions of this review originally appeared on Fleshbot
It’s not too early to call the best interactive title of 2007; it has to be InTERActive.
With just enough humor, special guests, and plot to help out, Tera Patrick’s DVD makes the interactive genre appealing as both a standalone movie (Disc 2) and as a fully functional “choose your own adventure” porn.
This movie took about two years to make. Most of it was filmed in 2004, and then a pickup scene was shot in 2006, with no noticeable difference in look or feel (or Tera).
Directed with ease by Quinn Roberts, InTERActive features Patrick as (again) the wife of an unloving criminal, in this case a scenery-chewing (but hilarious) DeNiro impersonator called Sammy. On Tera’s birthday, no less, Sammy decides to spend the day at the office, so she is stuck at home to fend for herself.
You come in at several key episodes (“You”, by the way, are Evan Seinfeld, aka Spyder Jonez). You help Tera with her hose issues, you help her choose a bikini, you rub – or don’t rub – suntan lotion on. Then Tera runs out of lotion.
“Oh, I know where I can get some lotion,” she says. “A girl’s gotta keep her skin nice and moist.”
You can imagine what happens next.
Later in the day, Jessica Jaymes happens by. What are You going to do – kick her out?
Then Hillary Scott comes over (this segment was shot last summer) and she has a problem with condiments.
We do see Sammy again – and he is not pleased – but what is very pleasing about this DVD is that not only is the sex fun but so is the acting (well, Jessica Jaymes is kind of a weak link here, but it is Tera’s show through and through).
Cross-promoting to the gaming demographic, InTERActive can be “won” after repeated viewings with new choices. The DVD then grants the viewer a code that can be plugged in for bonus scenes and other Easter Eggs.
It’s fun to see Tera in charming and sexy mode, but why does she keep hooking up with these dudes who don’t appreciate her?