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Released: Sep 01st, 2003
Running Time: 87
Director: James Avalon
Company: Cal Vista
Distribution Companies: Metro Distribution
Cast: Red Haven, Kelli Tyler, Cherokee (III), Ramona Luv, Simone Pryce, Buffy Sinclair, Felix Vicious, Gen Padova, Ann Marie Rios, Holly Hollywood, Avy Scott
Critical Rating: AAAA 1/2
An absolute must-stock for the all-girl section.
Delicious Metro contract girl AnnMarie takes the lead in this mockumentary of the sassy life of "super nude model" Nadine. James Avalon, whose Les Vampyres won five awards at the 2001 AVN Awards, including Best Director, helms the project and creates a video that looks terrific and features some steamy sex - a combination that is an altogether far too rare occurrence.
Another rarity is getting such solid action from an all-girl title, and no doubt Avalon is largely to thank for that (along with this fine cast). He truly knows how to capture the beauty of his performers and the heat they generate together. And with a cast like this, there is a lot of heat generated.
AnnMarie does a great job as the bitchy model, pulling diva moves like demanding pink straws and making petty demands in order to work. Sure, they could have found a bitchier bitch, but AnnMarie's playfulness and passion are more the point than her superficial character. She's cute, funny and, most important, sexy as hell.
Interspersed with behind-the-scenes-type footage and interviews with models and co-workers about Nadine - Nadine herself can never be pinned down - we find out that she is sensual and demanding, fantastic at oral but weak on calling the next day. These interludes will be a tad long for some, but they always lead to hot action, so there's a payoff for all. These transitions are helped by fine editing and a soundtrack that leads the way but never overwhelms or obstructs the action.
And there isn't a single sleeper in the bunch: nubile newbies Felix Vicious and Buffy Sinclair prove to be a sizzling combo, with Felix as the camera- and strap-on-wielding photog and Buffy as the more-than-willing model; Holly Hollywood and Avy Scott turn in a sexy dildo-diddling scene; AnnMarie is in the middle of no less than a trio of threegirlers, including a very nice outdoor romp with Kelli Tyler and Simone Pryce that includes an awesome round-robin masturbation sequence; a strap-on slamming of Gen Padova and Cherokee that is absolutely fabulous; and the finale, which opens with a red-hot solo by Red Heaven, who is then joined by AnnMarie and Ramona Luv for one helluva ending.
Babes Illustrated 13 is a showcase for how an all-girl video can and should be done. A true oasis in a sea of unforgivably lame lesbo ventures.
Roll out the wheelbarrow, ma, here come the pre-noms: Avalon for Best Director - Non-Feature; Best All-Girl Feature; Nannette Chinchilla for Best Art Direction; Perry Tratt for Best Videography; Gabrielle Anex for Best Editing; AnnMarie, Red Heaven and Ramona Luv for Best All-Girl Sex Scene - Video.