A schizophrenic, played by breathtaking Anita Blond, is the inspiration for the title of style virtuoso Andrew Blake's latest. But the concept of schizophrenia could actually apply to the film itself, which boasts Blake's typical world-class production values coupled with, sadly, virtual softcore sex throughout.
Delirious, in other words, will do a good job priming couples for subsequent screwing, but will disappoint solo voyeurs interested in masturbatory value.
The sex scenes are by and large a series of dream-like snippets, heavy on light girl/girl action with lots of groping, but nary any penetration. As for the boy/girl couplings, well, there's a grand total of two stiff dicks and one nibbler of a money shot. Viewers, though, ought not to blink or they'll risk missing 'em.
Compounding matters is the fact that playing over all the conjugating is Raoul Valve's moody jazz score. While the music is certainly deserving of a pre-nom, it prevents us from hearing the melodies we'd really like to lap up, namely the sounds of sex.
On the plus side - and make no mistake, there's plenty of plus side - the film is exquisitely shot on the French Riviera and is deserving also of pre-noms for cinematography and editing.
It's set in Blake's customary milieu, the snooty world of the decadent upper crust, populated by his characteristic assortment of stunning model-like beauties. They primarily include Blond - who's in a majority of the sex scenes - and Blake's current female on-screen alter-ego, Dahlia Grey.
With the possible exception of Michael Ninn, Blake is the most highly stylized director working in porn today. But what would a Blake film look like if he matched its surface glamour with some really hardcore raunch? Our mouths water and our crotches stiffen at the prospect.