Released: Nov 01st, 1994
Running Time: 75
Director: Nina Hartley
Company: VCA Platinum Video
Cast: Kim Chambers, Tom Byron, Anna Malle, Isis Nile, Marc Wallice, Nina Hartley
Critical Rating: AAAA
It's no surprise that Nina Hartley can take a dick up the butt not only with the requisite amount of heat, but also with the kind of class that we've come to expect from a ten year veteran of the jiz biz. Nina's newest venture into the directing realm is no different than her body of on-camera work; ie. hot, humorous and dignified. Secret Life, as readers of our special Nina Hartley supplement already know, is a heterogeneous series of vignettes designed to emphasize the strengths of its cast, and succeeds on virtually every level it sets out to conquer.
Nina excels as a Walter Mitty-esque office worker under constant harassment from her boss and a handful of female co-workers, where on-job stress initiates a collection of sexual daydreams ranging from the supine to the meticulous. The aforementioned anal scene is a particular highlight, as Nina takes on Marc Wallice amidst a smoky barful of onlooking patrons. The action, (which we've learned through the grapevine was never intended to be a ass-cruncher — it simply became one due to overheated passions) is fast and furious as Marc nails her across the counter top.
Fans of girl/girl action will get a big charge out of the sleazy prison setting in which Nina takes full charge of prisoners Anna Malle and Sahara Sands, plowing them into Alcatrazistic orgasms with a studded strap-on as they cling to the steel frame of a mattress-less bed!
"Intimate" is the word in her grope with Alex Sanders, beginning with a baker's dozen of anonymous male hands which slide in from off-camera and stroke her into juicy preparation for Alex's frontal assault. He fetishes her shapely gams before plunging in for a doggie thrust which results in a serious splash on her backside. Not one to hog the camera, Nina — garbed in the traditional jodhpurs and riding crop — sits back to direct a video-within-a-video of Tom Byron getting big time head from cute Brittany O'Connell. Cute turns nasty when Tom unleashes a pop shot right in her kisser!
Conceptually, the vignettes break no new ground, but it would be neglectful to omit the contributions of Jake Jacobs on camera, whose signature style of gently roving pans and artful framing savor every sizzling moment. Most definite nominations for videography can be found in this hot-looking package! We'd love to see Nina tackle a classy plot-oriented vid in the future. How 'bout it, Nina?