The release of a new Andrew Blake joint is the closest porn
comes to the premier of a blockbuster summer movie - eagerly
awaited by many and complete with fans that are ravenous and
have very high expectations of a good time. Thankfully, the
latest Studio A offering does not disappoint, nor lower the
bar set by Blake's previous releases. It's a great movie.
From the mouthwatering broads to the flawless production
values, Blake really knows how to shoot porn.
In case you're unfamiliar with Andrew Blake's "thing," he shoots hypnotic, top-of-the-high-end fetish films that blur the line between softcore and hardcore, as well as the distinction between mainstream and porn. Blake favors slow motion shots of sometimes disinterested looking (but impossibly sexy) actresses, most often engaged in lesbonic action while wearing sumptuous eroto-wear the likes of which Victoria Secret can only dream of. Each angle and image is lovingly crafted to the point that it seems choreographed, from sweeping angles of perfect thighs and butts to the choice of shooting some content with grainy film stock, this is a perfectionist filmmaker's porn vision.
As much as this has a structure, the action follows a sex doll (hence the title) played by newcomer Jacequline. The doll witnesses (or imagines) fantastic, beautiful exploits of a bevy of girls into some very extreme fetishes. The action will satisfy porn fans with a wide variety of prurient interests, from some devastating foot-fetish scenes to a cigarette-smoking segment, and even a mildly harrowing girl/girl/girl outing featuring clothes-being ripped off and some sharp-looking buck knives. Blake even throws in an uncharacteristically hardcore boy/girl segment starring statuesque punk-looking Rachel Rotten and a scene involving pounds of red meat that will turn a PETA member's stomach, but will turn on most anyone else. Nice work.
The talent and technique on display here are pretty remarkable, and the only real complaint that can be leveled against this film is that the perfectly composed imagery might feel sterile to fans of more down-n-dirty materials, but that's a minor whine about a fabulous film.
A special mention here for the Music. Raul Valve owns. He earns an early pre-nom for his work here. Blake gets a Best Film citation as well as a Best Director - Film.