Michael Parker's The Sensuous Senator contains all the best of the farce genre: mistaken identities, fast-paced comedy, and a surprise ending. Senator Douglas is running for President on a "morality" platform, but when his wife leaves to attend a conference in Chicago he does not hesitate to invite his secretary and lover to rush over. Finding her unavailable, he has an escort agency send over a voluptuous companion. All seems well until his elderly Congressional colleague and neighbor locks himself out and asks to spend the night. Add another congressman who drops in unexpectedly, the secretary who changes her plans and arrives, the wife returning home when snow closes the airport, plus a snoopy reporter from the National Intruder Magazine & the police, and you have an outrageous madcap and politically timely American farce. Barbara Wells directs.
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