Released: Feb 01st, 2004
Running Time: 130
Director: Anita Rinaldi
Company: Vivid Entertainment Group
Cast: Dru Berrymore, Steven St. Croix, Savanna Samson, Rebecca Love, Lee Stone, Melanie Jagger, Tony Tedeschi, Alec Metro, Holly Hollywood, Anthony Hardwood, Others
Critical Rating: AAAA
For couples that like a fetish edge to their sex.
The opening moments of The Fetish Underground - an interview with B/D players Sir Nick and Dahlia in B&W - might lead some viewers to expect a full documentary to follow. Instead, what's presented is a watchable fable about relationships and fetishes - in fact, just about every fetish you'd want to see, though some are only shown momentarily, but the sheer volume of them almost forces the viewer to look, first, for even more fetishes, and secondly, at the (quite decently performed) sex through new eyes.
Savanna Samson's a reporter for Steven St. Croix's Reveal magazine and she's onto a hot story: A secret fetish club is meeting in the city (apparently Philadelphia) where women undergo pony training and have leather-clad sexual encounters - which wouldn't be the biggest news in, say, L.A., but in Philly, who knows? St. Croix rejects the piece, calling it unbelievable, so Samson works her way into the club by seducing, first, a driver (Alec Metro) she spotted dropping off patrons, and then his wife (Dru Berrymore), which leads to a nominatably hot girl/girl strap-on scene between the two, and eventually, a double couples scene at the club with Berrymore and Anthony Hardwood, and Metro and Holly Hollywood. We'll also be looking at this feature in the fall as a possible Best Video nom.