RED SHOES DIARIES fans be warned: This cheap-jack thriller succeeds neither as thriller nor erotica. Oversexed college professor Dennis Burke (Peter Coyote) is bounced off the staff of a prestigious university after harassment charges are leveled against him, and is reduced to teaching literature at Claremont, CA's lowly Pollard College. There, the randy Burke must choose between trying for tenure and giving private lessons to Dean's nubile daughter Gretchen (Fairuza Balk). By chance, Burke starts corresponding with Lydia Davis (Nastassja Kinski), the prison pen pal of his new apartment's previous tenant. After paying a visit to lovely Lydia, Burke joins her crusade ...