Ripped from last year's tabloid headlines, ANIMAL INSTINCTS is a dramatization of one of the sleaziest sex scandals of the decade. If this direct-to-video release never attains the fanciful heights of reality, it rips off enough aspects of the case to quicken viewers' heartbeats.
Primed by a powerful tranquilizer, housewife Joanne Cole (Shannon Whirry) tells her tawdry tale in flashbacks. Worn down by financial woes, Joanne's policeman husband, David (Maxwell Caulfield) can't get aroused even though his wife looks like the Playboy Playmate of the Year. While Joanne simmers
at home, David becomes embroiled in a war of nerves between sleazy topless-bar czar Lamber...