Picks and Pans Review: The Scandalous Sex Suite
updated 01/22/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 01/22/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST
Prince says, "Take my hand." Kim Basinger says, "Which one," and then breathes heavily, gasps a few times and giggles lightly.
Basinger says, "I'm nervous," and after Prince reassures her, she goes back to panting, squealing and sighing.
Prince notes, "Anything this dangerous must be good," which sends Basinger into further paroxysms of passion. Either that or maybe she is getting a cramp in the leg.
Anyway, that's about all that happens in this maxi-silly 30-minute maxi-single.
Incorporating material from Prince's work for Batman and his own Lovesexy album, the musical background has an oozy, brothel, Muzak quality to it, punctuated by Eric Leeds's saxophone ("sexophone" in the credits) riffs. This is either Prince playing a joke on Basinger, his reported consort of the moment, by making her seem humiliatingly dumb, or the two of them playing a joke on the rest of us.
Either way, scandalous isn't the word for it. Fatuous is more to the point. (Warner Bros.)