Released: Feb 01st, 1989
Running Time: 103
Director: John Stagliano
Company: Evil Angel
Cast: Don Fernando, Rawny Downs, Bionca (I), Ray Victory, Nikki Pink, Kristi Leigh, Brandy Wine
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Ambitious, well-made and very sexy (if you like the female posterior), John Stagliano's Salsa Break flashes many of adult video's stereotypes, and gives us a feature that includes as much dancing as it does sex. Stagliano's onto something here. Starting with his Dance Fire and continuing through this multi-layered sexvid, he has combined his own passions -- dancing, legs and asses, the club scene -- with enough explicit sex to satisfy much more than the raincoat crowd.
Pimps and drugs in the city's hottest Latino dance club provide the setting for the simple story of a young girl needing to win a dance contest to help Mom make the rent. Jack Baker, as the star pimp who Stagliano is developing a series around, turns in a stunning performance and actually has on-screen sex with Brandi Wine. Kristi Leigh, the blonde newcomer, is sweltering in her sex scenes and both Nikki Pink and Ray Victory are convincing in their supporting roles.
The sex ranges from starkly raunchy to seductively sexy, with emphasis on rears and rear entry. Leigh and Don Fernando provide the most heat, poolside, and Bionca and Ray Victory seem to enjoy their stint. Technical aspects vary; the club scenes with a live band are creatively shot. One wishes the video quality was a bit more perfect.
Salsa Break will provide viewers with more than a salsa break - a real departure from the mundane limitations of today's sexvids. Store owners should support Stagliano's creative new line.