Written by Puño Estupendo
It's difficult when Carmen Electra gets mentioned not to think of things in pairs, so it's only fitting that Paramount adds to her video series by releasing not one workout DVD of hers, but two innuendo-ridden showcases of pure teasing power under the guise of aerobics.
Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease: In The Bedroom begins with an introduction by the diminutive bombshell whereby she thanks you so much for bringing her into your bedroom. A fairly standard “warm up” starts you off and they're mostly pretty standard stretches and such. Great eye candy for sure, but she's also laid a voiceover on this part that I found kind of annoying (it's a fairly short segment, so no worries though).
For the actual workout that follows, she dons a much sexier outfit and the locale changes to her and a bed, both of which look lovely together. Through an endless series of counting (yes, ladies, here's proof that Carmen can at least count as high as eight), she demonstrates an assortment of stripper moves on and around the bed. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8...again! If every ligament in your body is as elastic as hers seem to be, you should be able to do just fine.
Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease: Vegas Strip is “all in the hips, girls.” Carmen is joined by two young women in this one, and they get right into things. Whereas In The Bedroom is just that, Vegas Strip is straight up dance moves with a stripper twist (not that I know what goes on at a strip club by any means). This is definitely a legit workout compared to the previous title's concentration on seduction moves. There’s more counting, more rolling hips, and much more legwork. Think Pussycat Dolls video and you'll kind of get the picture. Vegas Strip is the way to go if you're looking for a real workout while In The Bedroom is all about the titillation. I know, but there was no way I was not going to use that word in this review.
Carmen really is genuinely pleasant in both. The workouts are as low impact as you can get, short of those shows where old people sit in chairs and curl soup cans, and it follows a pretty safe path of sexiness. These are all moves that a guy might try to make light of if his lady actually used them, but he'd just be trying to act cool while he was freaking out at how damn awesome she was for learning them in the first place!