I know, I knowóthe bottom line in any sex film isnít the situation, the narrative, or the characters, itís the sex. But look at it this way. If the ďplotĒ is just so much filler, it isnít worth watching. And if it isnít worth watching, it isnít worth filming. What are the odds the sex will be good if a director canít distinguish between what is and is not worth filming?
At its best, the sex in ďAsian Fever 6Ē is average; occasionally, as in the first two scenes, it falls a little below that mark. This is a bummer because the two best-looking girls are in the first two scenes. On the other hand, Jang is rather limp and unenthusiastic and Da spends way too much time looking at the camera. Anderson might have fixed these problems if heíd stuck to his stereotypes. A mistress of the house isnít likely to be a limp lay and a randy neighbor isnít going to be looking at a camera that isnít there.
Sexual monotony is another problem that might have been fixed if Anderson had milked his stereotypes for something more substantial than a meaningless sexual premise. All the scenes in this film follow basically the same pattern and touch all the same positional bases. It says something about a movie when variety is measured by the number of performers in a given scene. In many ways, this movieís fourth scene is its best. Like all the other scenes, itís strictly boy/girl and strictly by the book, but here at least there are two couples screwing on a pair of matching sofas. But this scene is preceded by the longest set-up of all. The couples are seen enjoying themselves at the zoo and taking in a colorful show. The scenes look as though they might have been shot in Thailand, but come off more as home movies than anything to do with a porn film. Itís local flavor gone wild, and itís long enough that even the fast-forward button will leave you wishing for a fluffer.
I said ďAsian Fever 6Ē was average adult entertainment. So it isnít all bad. Ray Andersonís strong suit is camerawork. The scenes are pretty well shot, which is to say that he gets more out of mediocre sex than many other directors would. Then, too, if you like Asian women, you probably wonít be disappointed by the chicks in this film. Not in the way they look, at any rate. The first two may be the prettiest, but theyíre all attractive young girls.
A movie like this probably works best when viewed one scene at a time, anyway. You can skip the fluff at the beginning and avoid the depressing sense of deja vu that repetition engenders. When youíre finally done, if you still want a little more, you can watch Bamboo, Isis, and pretty Tianna Kai in a Behind the Scenes segment about the first two films in the series.