Adult movies are infa­mous for their slen­der plot­li­nes but adult loops real­ly cut the notion of sto­ry­telling to the quick. Designed for booths whose own­ers expect­ed a heavy turnover of clien­tele, the­se loops only both­ered with the slight­est notion of a premise before get­ting down to the old bump and grind. Impulse has been col­lect­ing the­se retro-lust items on their 42nd Street Forever: The Peep Show Collection series — and Vol. 10 of this series offers a con­cen­trat­ed and typ­i­cal­ly col­or­ful dose of them.

42SF-PSC10-dvdAs usu­al, the ten­th vol­ume is bro­ken into three sec­tions by cat­e­go­ry — “Boy/Girl,” “Three Or More” and “Lesbian” — and each offers five loops, total­ing an hour and forty-five min­utes’ worth of smut. The boy/girl sec­tion has an amus­ing loop where Mike Horner plays a patient who gets a spe­cial kind of bed­side man­ner from his nurse.

The adult-film star­pow­er comes out for the three-or-more sec­tion: Jamie Gillis takes on a trio of wom­en that includes Vanessa Del Rio, Juliet “Aunt Peg” Anderson appears in a loop that includes a Star Wars poster on the wall and anoth­er loop includes Jessie St. James as part of its ménage à trois.  There’s also an amus­ing loop where a three­some is inter­rupt­ed by a breast-bar­ing maid who serves every­one drinks then joins in the fun.

The les­bian loop sec­tion includes an appear­ance from Sue Nero, who at one point canoodles atop a foos­ball table. This sec­tion also includes a one-reel­er that begins with the par­tic­i­pants fetch­ing fresh­ly-cleaned mar­i­tal aids from a dish­wash­er(!) and anoth­er that involves a cre­ative use of an Orange Crush bot­tle.

The pack­ag­ing also includes a book­let with lin­er notes by Robin Bougie. Rather than focus on the loops or the per­form­ers in them, he tells the inter­est­ing tale of Black Jack Books, a ‘70s/‘80s-era NYC porn shop/peep show empo­ri­um owned by a gang­ster known to his asso­ciates as Joe Bikini. It’s a pret­ty engross­ing read for stu­dents of the genre’s “wild west” era — and 42nd Street Forever: The Peep Show Collection, Vol. 10 def­i­nite­ly takes you back to that dan­ger­ous, illic­it era.