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Released: May 01st, 2001
Running Time: 82
Director: Brad Armstrong
Company: Wicked Pictures
Cast: Sydnee Steele, Lee Stone, Mr. Marcus, Nick Manning, Heather Lyn, Dillion Day, Nikita Denise, Mark Davis, Bobby Vitale, Adrianna Sage, Alexa (I)
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Women, couples, aesthetes.
This title packs fantastic, exotic eye candy. Ahistorical and dreamily plotless, it is the visual epitome of Orientalist (in the sense expounded by Edward Said) fantasy where a black panther on a dainty golden leash shape-shifts into a black man who then ravishes his pale brunette mistress, where white folk can indulge in forbidden pleasures such as sodomy and three/foursomes amidst sultanic splendor, and where words are superfluous.
Pre-noms for art direction and videography so impressive that a normally persnickety viewer can be fooled into believing that it was all shot in Morocco rather than at some very upscale Moorish-inspired mansion probably located somewhere around Porn Valley, California. It's one thing for California to easily mimic Mediterranean or Middle Eastern locations with its arid climate and many palm trees, but it's entirely another thing to use an actual camel (merely as a prop, not for bestiality) and to successfully suspend viewer disbelief. The stylized visual beauty is this video's strength, so sexual heat winds up in second place most of the time. However, for those who are too put off at seeing pimples on the ass of an otherwise attractive slut to get off, being overwhelmed by perfect beauty will not be a complaint.