Elliot is going to the island of Eden to live out his submissive fantasies, but inadvertently photographs diamond smugglers at work. Smugglers, and detectives, follow him to the island, where they try to retrieve the film. Elliot begins falling in love with Lisa, the head mistress of the island, and Lisa must evaluate her feelings about Elliot and her own motivations.
Anne Rice’s (pseudonym Anne Rampling) 1985 novel of the same name was turned into an R-rated unfunny comedic film by director Garry Marshall and noted for its plentiful nudity
It told about a resort island named Eden specializing in fantasies and bizarre sexual activities for its clients. Rosie O’Donnell also was featured in an unnecessary and secondary subplot as undercover police detective Sheila Kingston who was trailing diamong smugglers at the resort – she had to dress up in black leather and bondage outfits – as part of the slapstick and gag jokes about kinky S&M.
In one scene, Sheila was approached and asked: “How can I fulfill your fantasy?” to which she responded: “Go paint my house!”
One of the resort’s guests, sexually-repressed, submissive photographer Elliot Slater (Paul Mercurio) fell for the club’s dominatrix leader Lisa Emerson (Dana Delany appearing with a rare full-frontal scene and other nudity).
In a food fetish scene involving a croissant, cinnamon in a shaker, and a stick of butter (during which Lisa asked pertinently while smiling: “Did you see Last Tango in Paris?”), a kneeling Elliot applied butter with his finger to Lisa’s croissant and then with the full stick buttered up her left breast – he then did the same with some sprinkled cinnamon as she said: “Oh, Australian kink.” He responded: “Bon appetit” as he licked her nipple and she bit into the buttered and cinnamoned croissant.
Director: Garry Marshall