Private Screenings (1990-1999)
The Private Screenings films are, in a word, terrible. It's a wonder Marilyn acquits herself so well in these lurid, dull, softcore tits-and-ass flicks. In fact Marilyn adds the only touch of class to the low-cost productions which are long on nudity and short on laughs. Surprisingly, the R-rated Private Screenings found a wide audience on cable TV stations like Cinemax and Showtime in the early '90s and in the home video market in the mid-to-late '90s. When Marilyn didn't have one of the starring roles she would often do the wraparounds, introducing and closing the film. "A lot of you were unhappy when I did the softcore stuff," she said on her 1999 disc Still Insatiable. "But, hey, it paid the bills."
The Marilyn Diaries (1990)
Marilyn stars as an actress whose erotic diary, detailing all of her sexcapades and intimate encounters, goes missing. It falls into the hands of reporter who sets out to find the mystery author. Sexy high jinks ensure.
Breakfast in Bed (1990)
Marilyn plays fading movie actress Marilyn Valentine who is forced to take over a failing bed & breakfast when her agent runs off with her money. Sexy high jinks ensue.
Party Incorporated (1990)
Also known as Party Girls and Party Inc., this film actually has an interesting concept. The plot line is standard PS fare: Marilyn plays a socialite whose rich husband drops dead and leaves her to pay the $25 million in back taxes that he owes the IRS. To make ends meet she starts a sexy party planning company. Sexy hi-jinx ensue. What's different about this one is that the entire cast and crew break the fourth wall and engage the audience. It doesn't always work but it's well shot. Also of note are two songs that Marilyn sings (and lip-synchs poorly, I might add) music video style, again breaking the fourth wall. It's unclear whether her voice was dubbed but it doesn't sound like her. There was also a big publicity blitz when this was released including appearances on Larry King Live and Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.
New York Nights (1994)
Three sexy women from different backgrounds all end up sharing the same apartment in New York while they all search for rich husbands. Sexy high jinks ensue.
Bedtime Stories (1994)
Marilyn throws a slumber party for her girlfriends and they all model lingerie. No, seriously... that's the entire plot. It is worth noting that one of the girlfriends is Camille Grammer, ex-wife of Kelsey Grammer, who would later star on the reality show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Marilyn Chambers' All My Best (1994)
I'm not entirely sure of the plot of this one but I think it's a safe bet to say that sexy high jinks ensue.
Lusty Busty Fantasies (1995)
Marilyn Chambers' Fantasies No. 1 (1995)
Not to be confused with the X-rated Marilyn Chambers' Private Fantasies #1.
Bikini Bistro (1995)
A vegetarian restaurant owner is having trouble keeping her business afloat so she calls Marilyn who tells her the waitresses should be in bikinis. Sexy high jinks ensue. This is one of the few PS available on DVD though God knows why.
Marilyn Chambers' Incredible Edible Fantasies (1997)
Desire is the most important film in the Private Screenings canon if for no other reason than it was Marilyn's favorite. In the film she plays a demanding actress who makes life on the set of her latest film miserable for everyone. In a 2005 interview Marilyn said she enjoyed the role because she got to overplay her part and had a lot of fun being an over-the-top diva.
Little Shop of Erotica (1998)
Marilyn is a fortuneteller who possesses a book that allows people to live out their wildest sex fantasies. Sexy high jinks ensue. Veronica Hart co-stars. The two would team up the following year for Marilyn's return to X-rated films, Still Insatiable.
More of a compilation piece with Marilyn and her friends viewing clips from previous Private Screening efforts.