"It's like 'Shampoo' but with tennis instead of hairdressing," Armstrong told XBIZ, referring to the 1975 mainstream film that starred Warren Beatty as a hairdresser sleeping his way through Beverly Hills. "I play a tennis pro, down on his luck, who takes a gig at a country club and winds up in bed with a bored housewife. She tells her friends, and it goes from there."
Working with Lauren is a reunion for Armstrong.
"We got in the business together," Armstrong said. "When she started, she would only work with me. We worked together a lot, and then when I sold my house in Canada to finance my first feature, she was in it. I took that movie to Steve Orenstein and he bought it, which started me as a director. We go back a long way."
Along with Lauren, the production includes Diamond Foxxx, Shay Sights, Holly Halston, Racquel Devine, RayVeness, Janet Mason, Max Makita and Monique Fuentes.
"I set an age limit of 35 on the performers in this one," Armstrong said. "One of them is 34, she'll be 35 in a couple of months, that's close enough. There are some fine women in that age range."
"30 Love" has a three-day shooting schedule, starting Sunday, and is planned for a late summer release.