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Released: Jun 01st, 1998
Running Time: 77
Company: Vivid Entertainment Group
Cast: Mark Anthony (I), Julian St. Jox, Afrika, Keke, Devlin Weed, Jamrous, Camille (I), Mr. Marcus, India (I)
Critical Rating: AAAA
This is porn whose audience will be much the same as that of rap recording, and retailers will do well to market it accordingly.
When you see lots and lots of porn, it's nice to run across something with a little bit of art to it. Despite a series of technical flaws, or perhaps in part because of them, this third trip to Mr. Marcus" Neighborhood is a kind of impressionist, inner city travelogue spiced up with an admirable array of first-rate sex scenes. There is - and there's no other way to put this - a distinctively urban, very black feel to this production. And we're not talking black as a gimmick here, or, as is all too often the case in the porn world, blackness delivered in buffoonish caricatures. Instead, this is the pornographic equivalent of... well, pick your favorite from-the-'hood-black-cultural-expression and insert it here.
On the sex end, each scene is a winner, but most notably the threesome between Mr. Marcus, India and India's man, which features lots of heartfelt sucking, fucking and a brief but intense d.p.
So why not four A's? Those same technical shortcomings - shadowy lighting, poor sound - sometimes give the production a cool, edgy feel, but are more often an obtrusive flaw. When these are overcome, this series is going places.