Kinky sex and violence abounds in this sophisticated soft-core exploitation thriller. 'Carnal Crimes' is the story of a twisted relationship between a prominent L.A. attorney and his lonely, bored wife. Elise (Linda Carol), a former fashion model who lives a life of luxurious isolation, is pampered by a seldom-seen husband who finds his high-powered law practice more exciting than their marriage. Boredom drives her into a relationship with a freewheeling artist (Martin Hewitt) who soon after they begin their affair, persuades her to sleep with an assortment of different men. Elise figures out his sick game and dumps him, only to discover he has videotaped her sexploits and is threatening to tell her husband. Detectives inform her that they suspect the artist is a brutal serial killer which leads her to realise, that to enable him to get into S&M, her husband has masterminded the whole situation. Elise knows that to get her revenge, she must cooperate fully with the detectives.