One of a number of recent dance films capitalizing on the lambada craze, THE FORBIDDEN DANCE stands out by throwing social and political commentary in with its dirty dancing. Laura Herring plays Nisa, the princess of a Brazilian tribe, who comes to Los Angeles to stop an American
corporation from destroying her rain forest home. With her is tribal shaman Joa (Sid Haig), who uses black magic to get past the company guards and see the chairman (one method not employed in ROGER AND ME), resulting in his arrest. Nisa flees and, left to find her way in LA alone, finds work in a
Beverly Hills mansion as the servant of an uptight couple whose son, Jason (Jeff James), live...