Regardless of your feeling about the whole ‘alt porn’ genre, if you have any interest at all in skin flicks, you’ve probably taken notice of the two recent Debbie Does Dallas remakes by a pair of very different Vivid Entertainment directors, Eon McKai and Paul Thomas. Debbie Loves Dallas, McKai’s “alt” version of the ’70s adult film classic, might just be his best porn offering yet. The plot centers on two groups of girls - one headed by Debbie (Vivid Girl Cassidey) and the other by Bambi (played by Charlotte Stokley, in an homage to original Debbie Does Dallas actress, Bambi Woods). The groups compete to see who can sleep with Punky, leader of the band Dallas.
Dana DeArmond and Pixie Pearl star as Stokely and Cassidey's slutty best friends. Dallas, the band, is comprised of Alex Gonz, Julius Ceazeher and Icarus Corpse. Vivid Girl Monique Alexander makes a special appearance as O.G. Debbie. Tommy Pistol, AVN Best Male Newcomer of 2007, and James Deen also star in the movie. AVN Hall of Famer Fred Lincoln (Last House on the Left, Defiance) makes a cameo appearance as Bambi's father.
McKai’s excellent re-envisioning of the classic is, in some ways, everything you might expect from hipsters who have as much appreciation for carnal perversions as they do artistic merit. The tone is ironic, the editing is slick, the music is great, and the art direction and cinematography are pretty much flawless.
What might surprise some folks - because it’s what’s commonly lacking from an effort like McKai’s - is that the sex in the movie is just as hot as any gonzo flick out there. DeArmond is a friggin’ sex panther. Pistol (who can actually act) matches her sexual fervor, er, pump for pump. Cassidey and Stokley also throw down some noteworthy screws.
Pre-nom: Best Director – Video: Eon McKai. Female Performer of the Year: Dana DeArmond. Contract Starlet of the Year: Cassidey. Male Performer of the Year: Tommy Pistol. Best Cinematography. Best Music. Best Art Direction – Video. Best DVD Menus. Best Packaging.
Retailing: You should have a Vivid Alt section in your store, and this should now be the angel on top of that little porno Christmas tree.
- Eddie Adams