Our industry gets a fresh idea about as often as a gigantic meteor swarm crashes into the planet Jupiter. You'd think they'd treat them like flawless diamonds, deserving of care and polish, instead of like zircon jewelry to be hustled on the Home Shopping Network. Such is the case with Subway, a gem of an idea (it's an okay feature) that receives less than sterling treatment.
Tony Tedeschi essays the role of a city official who's trying to rid the underground transport system of the Rail Riders, a wild gang who initiate their female members with a ferocious bang by the tracks — in near darkness, right before the cars hurtle by. (If you think this practice is too outlandish for fiction, you've obviously never read about the gangs who "surf" NYC subway cars for real.)
A nice pre-work boff with wife Isis Nile gets Tony's day jump-started, and the first subway sequence with Alex Sanders and Rhiannon offers a blistering atmospheric counterpoint. (Not to mention an opening for some truly awful puns about trains and tunnels during the anal portion.) Had there been an initial penetration shot the latter could have been a nomination-worthy scene, but alas...
The remaining three scenes, with decent, if by-the-numbers sex, contain the usual unmotivated justifications you'll find in lesser conceptual exercises. A pity — the premise is intriguing; the subway sets are worthy of the idea, and the videography/lensing is a cut above the standard fare.
Subway cop Tara Monroe nabs Rail Rider Jasper, engaging in a bit of scissors-style lesbianism, while fellow gang banger Buck Adams initiates Micky Lynn on the hood of a car in an alley. But when Tony finds Isis balling Dick Nasty in the underground shadows, the vid loses credibility. Give it a push on quality-conscious customers anyway; they'll appreciate it.