Cleaning Out The DVR: Dangerous Seduction (dir by Jean-Francois Rivard)

I recorded Dangerous Seduction off of the Lifetime Movie Network on May 5th!  It’s also known as The Queen of Sin.

So, here’s the thing:

Posy Pinkerton (Christa B. Allen) seems like she should have the perfect life.  She’s in her 20s and she’s already engaged to a doctor!  Add to that, she’s a talented artist who has an up-and-coming career as a medical illustrator!  Seriously, she can make a heart so realistic that you half-expect it start pumping blood through a body!

However, things aren’t always as perfect as they seem.  For one thing, Posy is terribly shy and repressed.  She rarely goes out or has any fun.  Her fiance is the type who turns down a night of wild sex so that he can go to the hospital and check on a patient.  I mean, seriously — what type of doctor does that!?  (Other than a doctor who doesn’t want to get sued for malpractice, of course…)  Posy’s even too shy to really pursue her career.  Her best friend and cousin, Laura (Amber Goldfarb), says that Posy needs to have at least one wild fling before she gets married but Posy…

Well, Posy actually kind of agrees, even if she won’t admit it.

Things get complicated after Posy and Laura are the two last people to see a woman who is murdered shortly after she jogs past them.  For Laura, it means meeting the handsome and single Detective Dagliesh (Sergio Di Zio).  Who cares if the murder gets solved as long as Dagliesh and Laura get together!?  They’re a cute couple!  As for Posy … well, Posy is now being followed but she doesn’t realize it.

When Posy meets Jack (Richard de Klerk), she is immediately charmed.  Remember that one wild fling that Laura recommended?  Jack appears to be that fling.  Soon, Posy is giving into an alter ego that she created for herself, the so-called Queen of Sin.

What Posy doesn’t know is that Jack works for someone who knows a little bit about sin himself.  Charlie (Marc Thibaudeau) is a millionaire who deals with his ennui by hiring Jack and Stella (Inga Cadranel) to capture sex slaves, all of whom are eventually murdered by Charlie once he tires of them….

So, needless to say, there’s a lot going on in Dangerous Seduction but, in the end, it all becomes a fairly standard Lifetime kidnapping film.  That’s not a complaint, of course.  Lifetime generally makes the best abduction films and Dangerous Seduction deserves some credit for trying to do something a little bit different from the genre.  The film starts off as almost a Fifty Shades of Grey type of film, with Posy exploring her sexual fantasies with Jack and then it becomes a murder mystery before ultimately ending up as a “let’s-escape-from-a-mad-man’s-mansion” film.

It’s nicely done.  Whether capturing the shadows of Charlie’s mansion or the stark loneliness of a fresh crime scene, the films always looks great.  (The film’s cinematography is credited to Sergio Di Rosa.)  The actors all do a good job.  Though Posy, with her constant self-doubt, can be a bit difficult to take, Amber Goldfarb is likable and fun as Laura and the between-the-lines romance between her and Dagliesh is fun to watch.

Lifetime always reruns their films a few hundred times so keep an eye out for this one!

One response to “Cleaning Out The DVR: Dangerous Seduction (dir by Jean-Francois Rivard)

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 6/18/18 — 6/24/18 | Through the Shattered Lens

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