Written and directed by Michie Gleason, SUMMER HEAT is a drab and monotonous film that desperately yearns to be considered art. Based on Louise Shivers' novel Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail
, the film is set in 1937. Roxy Walston (Lori Singer) is a bored South Carolina farm wife raising a
22-month-old daughter while her husband Aaron (Anthony Edwards) tends to his tobacco fields. When Aaron hires Jack Ruffin (Bruce Abbott) to help with the harvest, it is only a matter of time until Roxy strays from the conjugal bed. In SUMMER HEAT, all the elements for a steamy, lusty, erotic
period piece are in place, but director Gleason presents them in such a deadly dull...