Screenwriter/director Canterbury has fashioned a well-structured, well-executed, beautifully mounted and shot complex story here. The running time will indicate the strong pacing – but only a couple of the sex scenes make the grade; surprising in view of the quality of the participants, but there is. Sometimes a good picture gets screwed up in the developer.
Rebecca Wild is abandoned at the altar by Marc Wallice, and the shock has sent her to the hospital with a nervous breakdown, under the care of doctor T.T. Boy (a fine performance) and nurse Kaitlyn Ashley. As a defense mechanism, Rebecca imagines a fantasy world where she (and Asia Carrera) are servants on the estate of Marc Wallice and wife Victoria Andrews, trapped in their decadent world of sexual exploitation. Marc welcomes Rebecca to the staff by drilling neighbor Barbara Doll in front of Rebecca by the fountains of the estate. This scene features riding crop play, and a Frankensteiner, but
It never really takes off. Wife Victoria "punishes" Asia for wandering the grounds at night, with an outdoor nighttime girl/girler in the lovely gardens, but, again, no spark.
Marc, in "real life," visits Rebecca in the hospital with new girlfriend Anna Malle, and the pair screw in the next hospital bed, including anal (but no penetration shot). Anna is uncharacteristically restrained, and the implausibility of the scene also drags it down. The last two scenes are the winners: a savage and tender coupling of T.T. and Kaitlyn, featuring a stunning reverse Frankensteiner; and a curative fantasy fuck, again, outdoors, between Rebecca and the kind stablehand Buck Adams. The latter features a standing 69, provocative camera angles, and real heat.
An additional feature of note – another terrific musical score from G.G. Steel. A satisfying package that moves along well, but not as good as it could have been – but retailers should note that the Paradise Visuals label has been a consistently good value.