FRENCH SILK is a made-for-television foray into standard romance novel territory, staged amid the sweltering world of New Orleans fashion. Boasting perennial soap opera queen Susan Lucci as its major asset, it provides at best a regional workout for TV actors, and despite the steamy
subject matter, never breaks a sweat.
Claire (Susan Lucci) runs a mail-order fashion empire, French Silk, which resembles the Victoria's Secret lingerie boutique chain. French Silk's prurient catalog has aroused the ire of anti-smut firebrand Rev. Jackson Bird (Michael Bergeron). When Bird is discovered murdered in his Big Easy
hotel room, suspicion naturally falls on Claire, whos...