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Released: Jul 01st, 1995
Running Time: 76
Director: Michael Zen
Company: Cal Vista Films
Cast: Valentino (I), Melissa Monet, Guy DiSilva, Kaitlyn Ashley, Leena, Jay Ashley, Steven St. Croix, Tony Tedeschi, Lisa Ann, Asia Carrera, Ian Daniels, Krista (V)
Critical Rating: Not Yet Rated
This film is actually the concluding half of Cinesex, reviewed as an Editor's Choice in our March issue. Asia Carrera plays a stripper who fantasizes about trading places with Leena, the glamorous and tough-talking stripper character from one of her favorite 1940s movies. In a take on The Purple Rose of Cairo, Carrera is magically transported into this black and white world, while Leena becomes a flesh and blood woman.
Part Two picks up the storyline with movie villain Guy DiSilva kidnapping Carrera and her gangster boyfriend (Steven St. Croix). DiSilva's main squeeze Kaitlyn Ashley takes advantage of his absence to lure away his two henchmen (Jay Ashley and Valentino) for some afternoon delight. Jay does the anal honors, and we are treated to the sublime spectacle of Kaitlyn's sphincter flexing and contracting with each thrust of his dick. Jay eventually comes all over her pussy while Valentino finishes on her tits.
In an attempt to prove she's not Leena, Carrera gives DiSilva a blowjob. This isn't supposed to happen in a 1940s movie, where all the sex is implied by panning to a window or fading to black. Suffice to say that, with her 1990s mouth and pussy, she convinces both DiSilva and Ashley (who joins the action midway) that she isn't from their black and white universe.
Back in the real world, Leena goes clothes shopping with Carrera's roommate Krista, as well as cock shopping at an orgy with her later that night. This scene is intercut with Carrera performing a striptease, and is the only so-so scene in the movie. (Why is Ian Daniels made up to resemble Brandon Lee in The Crow? What's that about?)
Eventually, both Leena and Carrera come to the same conclusion: they prefer their own lives and their own boyfriends to each other's fantasy/reality. (The motto here apparently is: the grass isn't always greener on the other side of a black and white movie.) Leena reunites with St. Croix for another terrific anal in the finale.
The music by Michaelangelo is pure aural delight, the script by Raven Touchstone is clever and satisfying, and Michael Zen's direction (with an assist from Director of Photography Jack Remy) is luxuriant. One of the year's best films.