David Aaron Clark can make frankly commercial porn, arousing yet artful, like his AVN-award-winning Asia Noir series for Video Team. He also can make deeply personal porn, in which he makes no attempt to please anyone but himself.
Last year's K-POP was in the latter category; so is this, his first release through Madness Pictures. Emphatically not for the ordinary fan, it shows what can be achieved in the rigidly convention-bound porn genre.
Subtitled "The Secret Lives of Asian Whores," it really is a diary - presented in text blocks on screen, some rather extensive, all mordantly witty. (Reading ability is essential for maximum enjoyment.)
Most of the sex is with Clark, POV blowjobs or finger fucking. Brian Surewood joins him in the final scene with Lyla Lei and Nyomi Marcela. What makes it interesting is Clark's deeply sensual private vision of Asian females, and the intimate rapport he achieves with them.
It's full of arresting images - like Marcela lapping cream from a bowl on the floor, then her splayed pussy seen in a mirror. Or red-clad Chinese dominatrix Sin Nye Lee with Lei on a leash. And the music track is killer.
Pre-noms: Best Ethnic Release - Asian; Best Director - Non-Feature; Best Music; Videography; Editing.