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Released: Oct 01st, 2006
Running Time: 105
Cast: Kraig Kraagen, Joanna Angel, Steven St. Croix, Taryn Thomas, Johnny Irons, Mr. Pete, Jade Starr, Ryan Knox, Alec Knight, Alicia Alighatti, Faith Leon, Loretta Loren, Kris Slater, Charlie Laine, James Deen, Jay Huntington, Riley Mason, Roxy DeVille, Charlotte Stokely, Allie Sin, Brea Bennett
Critical Rating: AAAAA
Every once in a great while, a porn opus comes along that quintessentially defines its generation in the annals of XXX history – Deep Throat, Taboo, New Wave Hookers, The Fashionistas – these are the works that will forever be regarded as the landmark achievements of our industry, ones that will continue to be revisited and revered for as long as man views smut.
Blacklight Beauty is one of those works, which we say without any hesitation or aggrandizement whatsoever. JacktheZipper, who crashed onto the scene two years ago with Stuntgirl and has utterly commanded his particular vein of pornmaking ever since (he's collected our Best All-Sex Release Award both of those years, first for Stuntgirl and then for the considerably more seedy Squealer), has struck some sort of a chord with Blacklight that should catapult him to a whole other level of prominence both inside and out of porn circles.
JTZ spent nine months working on this project (and that's no trumped-up puff of publicity smoke, trust us – this critic watched him do it), and every minute of it shows. Each frame, each nuance is dripping with his blood, sweat and tears, and the power it all radiates is almost too staggering to take in one sitting.
Never mind the intense eroticism of each and every scene (they are, we assure you, all strokable as hell); the mind-bending trippiness and fluidity throughout just holds you spellbound. The music JTZ has assembled is so uncannily sublime and gut-churning, we can only hope a soundtrack is forthcoming.
It's also worth pointing out that this is the first JacktheZipper effort to include dialogue (albeit very sparsely), framing the exploits of "St. Crud," a lecherous clown portrayed by Steven St. Croix, which despite barely being a speaking part could easily clock in as one of the most memorable roles of his career.
We could go on and on for pages, but you get the point: Blacklight Beauty is a pornographic marvel for the ages. And one you should be recommending to anybody and everybody who'll listen.
Pre-noms: Best Videography (JacktheZipper), Best Editing (JTZ), Best DVD Menus, Best DVD Extras, Best Packaging, Best Music (Myiasis B), Best Oral Scene (Allie Sin & Alec Knight), Best Coupling (Allie Sin & Alec Knight), Best All-Girl Scene (Riley Mason & Charlie Laine), Best Group Scene (Faith Leon, Mr. Pete, Alec Knight, Ryan Knox, James Deen, Kraig Kraagen, Other), Best Actor (Steven St. Croix), Best Director – Non-Feature (JTZ), Best All-Sex Release.
Retailing: Cover art as fabulous as BB's deserves a shrine.