Movie: Maisie Undercover: Coed Desires
Director: J.W. McHausen
Critic rating: 4
You have to hand it to Indigo Entertainment, The Hef's softcore arm of his skin empire: they make the most engaging, well acted, and interesting softcore. In Naked Surrender (released around the world as Maisie Undercover: Coed Desires, the strikingly beautiful Natalie Denise Sperl (credited as Charley White) plays Maisie, a former police detective haunted by a troubled past that has taken up a simpler life as the barkeep at her own successful watering hole. White brings a lot of smart, sassy charisma to the screen as Maisie, a character who can't seem to dodge trouble. The plot follows Maisie's investigation of a serial voyeur who videotapes co-eds unawares while seducing them, but as she teams up with her ex-husband (who is still a cop) things seem to get far more dark and serious, culminating in the murder of one of her waitresses.
Apparently part of a series of planned movies involving the Maisie character, it would have been great to see Sperl continue to shine is such productions as this kind of plot-driven softcore (with attention paid to acting) is about as rare as platinum. Unfortunately, Ms. Sperl decided this was not the road for her and she left the softcore genre only after completing a handful of movies in 2005-2006.
Don't misunderstand - a decent, somewhat logical storyline doesn't mean they skimp on the skin quotient: it is called Naked Surrender after all, and fans of lovely ladies will greatly enjoy this production which features some of the best looking gals in the genre including Christine Nguyen, Jadra Holly (here credited as Kristen Price), Michelle Maylene, Courtney Simpson, and a rather subdued and non-explicit appearance from hardcore star Staci Thorn.