With over 70,000 copies sold to date, Reign of Tera remains the biggest hit of Tera Patrick's porn career. Now, the Eurasian beauty is back with Reign of Tera 2.
Originally titled Tera Patrick's Asian Love Palace, Reign was released in 2004 as the first offering from Patrick's label Teravision. The new sequel features several returning cast members, including Patrick, her director/performer husband Spyder Jonez, and Charmane Star, whose girl/girl scene with Patrick was a highlight of the original release. Hand-picked by Tera herself, the cast of Asian beauties in Reign of Tera 2 also includes Roxy Jezel, Lucy Thai, Nautica Thorn, Nyomi Marcela and Kaiya Lynn.
"It was great to bring everybody back," said Patrick. "The story is a little different – we decided to spin it differently this time and do a murder mystery/whodunit. I'm a big fan of mysteries, so I think that people have bought the first one are really going to like it. In the movie, I'm the madame at the Asian Love Palace, and Spyder is kind of like my boss, but we butt heads a lot. Somebody gets killed in the Asian Love Palace, so all the girls are scared, so I'm the one trying to bring peace and harmony to the house without getting the girls riled up and scared – it's a lot of fun. In the first movie, we had a 10-girl orgy, but I didn't get to work with everyone – this time, I did. I got to work with Roxy Jezel, and also enjoyed working with Michelle Maylene; her scene was really hot."
"Tera has so many Asian fans, and the concept behind this series is to appeal to that audience," said Jonez (a.k.a. Evan Seinfeld of Biohazard fame.) "At first, a lot of people told us to stay away from anything too niche-y. But Tera insisted that the experts are wrong, and that if you're a star, you can do any movie you want to do. I don't think beautiful girls of any kind will ever go out of style."
Although the movie strives for the production value and atmosphere of a big-budget adult feature, writer/director Jonez told AVN that he placed his first priority on the sex scenes. "Big epic movies distract from why people watch porn in the first place," he said. "I'm an actor, I like to perform and direct, but people don't want a whole giant movie, they want to watch beautiful girls having hot and nasty sex. We tried to keep the script short. It's a murder mystery, and it's well-paced enough that the story plays, but it's really about the girls, it's about Tera, and it's about the sex. We looked at the first movie and said what did we do right, and what can we do better? With that formula in mind, our attention is more on the sex – the sex is more in your face, different girls, different scenarios. The pre-orders are so huge that it's already a success."
One of the key selling-points of Reign of Tera 2 is Patrick's first-ever boy/boy/girl scene with Jerry and Tommy Gunn. "It's really funny because those types of scenes are usually a lot of work, but it's a lot of fun," Patrick said. "I like to be the first one up, because I like to the first to leave, but it never happens! I had worked with Tommy before, and it was really exciting to work with him again. I really like Jerry a lot too, they both have great energy and they're both true pros, that always makes the job easier."
According to Patrick, Reign of Tera has become the flagship series for Teravision. "We already some scenes shot for Reign of Tera 3, 4 and 5," she said. "In part 3, I do an anal scene with Spyder, a savage one with eight positions. We were just going for it!"
Meanwhile, Patrick has also wrapped appearances for Chi Chi La Rue in Vivid's Where the Boy's Aren't 18 & 19. She's currently working on numerous Teravision projects, including Luxury Model, Wall to Wall Tera, and Tera Goes Gonzo.
The busy starlet will also celebrate the release of Reign of Tera 2 with three days of feature-dancing at LA's Spearmint Rhino on March 1, 2 and 3. On March 3, she will also make an appearance at trendy Hollywood club Tattoo.
As Jonez put it: "There's no rest for the wicked."
Visit www.teratrailers.com for a preview of Reign of Tera 2.