Released: Apr 02nd, 2008
Running Time: 117 Min.
Director: Kimberly Kane
Company: Vivid Alt
Distribution Companies: Vivid Entertainment Group
DVD Extras: Bonus Footage, Commentaries, Still Gallery(ies), Trailer(s)
Cast: Otto Bauer, Ashley Blue, Julius Ceazher, Zak Attack, Smoking Mary Jane, Jada Fire, Daniel (I), Alex Gonz, Jason Christopher, Jason Sinclair, Devlin Weed, Audrey Hollander, April Flores, Jerry (II), Kimberly Kane, Maya Hills, Faith Leon
Critical Rating: AAAA 1/2
Based on True events! Kimberly Kane paints a dark picture of a young woman (Audrey Hollander) struggling to leave the tawdry life of prostitution and drug addiction to follow her dreams of being a Nashville songwriter.
In this world of endless sorrow and sadistic sex acts, will she make it out alive or will she be just another junkie with a pipe dream?
Find out in Morphine.
Morphine is pretty damn much a spectacular piece of adult cinema.
A sort of Requiem for a Dream meets Black Snake Moan, Morphine stars Audrey Hollander as a lost druggie who harbors ambitions of becoming a Nashville singer, but can't untangle herself from the life she leads working at The Sugar Shack, the dive bar/brothel that feeds her addiction.
Telling the story with minimal dialogue, Kimberly Kane dazzles with potent imagery that stimulates both the visual and the libidinous receptors. In a pulse-jolting bang of an opener, Hollander, clutching a guitar, hitchhikes a ride from Faith Leon in a vintage convertible.
Pulling over to the side of the road, the two engage in an electric girl/girl session that involves one of the most daring bits of hardcore footage we've ever witnessed: Leon and Hollander each taking a turn full-on plowing each other's pussies with the barrel of a handgun.
While nothing else thereafter quite hits that apex of outrageousness — or hotness, we would say — it's all very, very remarkable, and the music just plain kicks ass, all gut-churning blues and rockabilly.
Kane performs in two scenes herself — a g/g with Flores and a fourway with Bauer, Daniel and Attack ... during part of which she's got a noose dangling around her neck.
In a highly engaging DVD bonus, Kane relates tales of the real Sugar Shack, where she worked before getting into porn.
Retailing: Firmly establishes Kane, if she wasn't so considered already, as one of the young prodigies of pornography.