Released: Jan 01st, 2005
Running Time: 76
Director: Barron Bercovichy
Company: Arrow Productions
Cast: Doli Abrams, Theresa Jones, Lawrence Pertillar, Andrea True, Patti Jordan, Terence Brady, Cindy West, Darryl Speer, Amy Mathieu, Jennifer Leigh, Others
Critical Rating: AA
Genre: Golden Age
A piece of black history that may do well with porn completists.
Reportedly the "first black hardcore film," viewers should be thankful that later works were much better than this 1974 NYC effort. Jennifer Leigh stars as the titular character (pronounced "Lila"), an aspiring actress/singer who wants to appear in the strip show being organized by Lawrence Pertillar to raise money for a local community center.
But even with her wig, Leigh isn't that good-looking, and her sexual energy fluctuates between acceptable and lackluster. Fortunately, when she does her striptease at the end, a bit of fire shows itself - but the best scene in the movie is the finale, where (white) audience member Andrea True crashes onto the stage and begins pleasuring three black guys.