Candida Royalle's Femme Productions opens the door to women of color with this feature, written and directed by African-American Venus Hottentot and starring vibrant newcomer Simone Valentino. Valentino plays an aspiring rapper whose struggles in the music trade eventually yield professional as well as sexual fulfillment.
The production is very conscious of its feminist correctness, yet constantly entertaining and often arousing, thanks to the cast's exuberant performances. Royalle is credited with directing the sex scenes. The hottest one is actually with token white couple Sativa Verte - a young lady who is really into it - and Jay Junker.
Pre-noms: Best Actress: Simone Valentino. Best Supporting Actress: India. Best Couples Sex Scene: Sativa Verte, Jay Junker. Best Screenplay: Venus Hottentot.
Retailing: Crossover marketing potential, with an emphasis on ethnic customers and women for sure.