Released: Aug 01st, 2002
Running Time: 139
Director: Nick Orleans
Company: Adam & Eve Pictures
Cast: Gina Ryder, Flick Shagwell, Lee Stone, Mr. Marcus, Caroline Pierce, Ian Daniels, Dillion Day, Steven St. Croix, Nikita Denise, Dee (I), Jasmine Klein, Venus (I), Mia Smiles
Critical Rating: AAAA
A must-stock for your couples section.
Tackling the serious subject of racism, the sophisticated, provocative and beautifully produced Color Blind is one of the year's big couples releases.
Made with an obviously large heaping of TLC, it's anchored by a nom- worthy lead performance from Steven St. Croix (who's credited with the original idea for the script) as a bigotry-spewing businessman who Fate puts through some changes. Don't want to give too much away, but suffice it to say that the big climactic moment at the end of this lengthy feature (perhaps a few minutes could have been trimmed here and there) is packed with an uncommon level of dramatic tension for an adult production.
The tape's seven sex scenes, though gorgeously staged and shot, produce just a moderate amount of middle-of-the-road heat. Still, a few of them, largely on their very impressive technical merits, are deserving of pre-noms for Best Couples Sex Scene - Video. They include one which cuts back and forth between St. Croix's wife masturbating and him forlornly remembering fucking her; and a second one in which Lee Stone takes his bride-to-be.
Color Blind easily gets a slew of other pre-noms as well, including ones for Best Video Feature, Best Director - Video (Nick Orleans), Best Videography (Perry Tratt), Best Screenplay - Video (Orleans); Best Supporting Actor - Video (Ian Daniels) and Best Music (Peter Wood).