In this variation on director Vadim’s own, more acclaimed Et Dieu Créa La Femme (1956, the same title in French), the vamp Robin Shea marries charming carpenter Billy Moran, only to get out of prison, but soon decides to seduce James Tiernan, who runs for state governor.
The original 1956 French film featuring starlet Brigitte Bardot was remade over thirty years later with much more nudity and a completely different story, again by director Roger Vadim. It was the director’s final film – and a huge failure. Many of the explicit sex scenes were cut to create the R-rated version. De Mornay was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award (Razzie) as Worst Actress.
The romantic melodrama told about a temptress:
Robin Shea (Rebecca De Mornay), a wrongly-imprisoned and sentenced convict in a high-security New Mexico prison
She escaped (under the opening title credits sequence) and was picked up as a hitchhiker in a limousine by gubernatorial candidate James Tiernan (Frank Langella), an advocate of prison reform and an opponent of capital punishment – who returned her to the prison to break back in (a very odd circumstance).
After she snuck back into the prison, and as she was changing back into a prison uniform in the gymnasium, she was spotted naked by the prison’s handyman-carpenter Billy Moran (Vincent Spano). She seduced him by removing his toolbelt before having sex with him up against a wall. Afterwards, she introduced herself as: “The right girl in the wrong place. Bye.” She phoned politician Tiernan to ask for his help – when he suggested and encouraged her to marry in order to obtain respectability – and an early parole from the prison – and she set her sights on Billy once again.
She made a “business deal” with Billy – she offered her inheritance of $5,000 if he would marry her. She would live with him for one year (a marriage of convenience) until her parole was up, and then she would leave him. He agreed, and they were promptly married during an in-prison ceremony. However, after she was released fairly quickly (with helpful support from Tiernan), she told an enraged Billy that their “business” deal didn’t include sexual relations once she moved in with him – and with his brother Peter (Donovan Leitch) and Billy’s son Timmy (Jamie McEnnan). (She teased him by showering within his view, however.)
She met up again with Tiernan, who was using Robin as a poster child for successful prison reform during his campaign. She had a brief sexual affair with him (including oral sex at the pool table and lounging by a spa), while Billy was also sleeping with someone else (he descriptively told Robin: “We didn’t have time to sleep we were so busy f–king”). Robin decided to separate and stop seeing Tiernan, fearing that his wife Alexandra (Judith Chapman) suspected unfaithfulness.
She reconciled with Billy and resumed sexual relations with him during his restoration work at the Randall Davey Museum.
Both of them were caught in a sexual position by surprised tourists, who took their picture and distributed the two Polaroid photos. She was threatened with having her parole revoked and being returned to prison. However, all was resolved when Robin publically praised Tiernan and received his support, and she happily accepted her married role with Billy – now sharing a marital bed.
Director: Roger Vadim
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