What I Liked
David Aaron Clark sometimes makes me feel better about porn. At those times when the Moral Majority's nagging influences in my everyday life make me begin to feel guilty about the amount of energy I invest in erotica and the amount of pleasure I derive from it, DAC reminds me that there can be something redeemable to all this. I have said it before and will repeat - as a director, he's either going to be to your liking or not...very little room for grey here. However, if you do want to see sex as something that can be artistic...can be motivating or just interesting to view without losing an iota of heat, than you may like what the man is doing.
In Asian Persuasian, DAC again brings an often ethereal look to his lensing...he plays with light andimages and he brings some very sexy women to play for us. I had never thought of Gia Jordan as Asian previously, but hell, you can't fault a director for beginning a DVD with a hottie like her. In the beginning of what many viewers may mistake as lighter, not so hot faire, DAC gives us Gia and Brian Surewood in a scintillating scene that is raw and hot and includes some anal play. Right off, we know that we are not here to play.
Kimmy Khan and Loni also turn in a scene that had the walls sweating. Loni is always beautiful (as is Kimmy), and her affection for beautiful women is genuine and evident. This is no "playboy male fantasy" lesbian scene - its true and sincere eroticism. The costuming is excellent, the camerawork great and the passionate and sensuos way that Loni explores and handles Kimmy was just breathtaking.
Nyomi Marcela and Mr. Marcus turn in another great scene together. These two seem to gell very well together. I would not be entirely surprised to learn that they were an item or at least close off-set - there just seems to be a chemistry between them that allows Marcus to bring Nyomi out of her sometimes reserved self. She is without a doubt one of the most outstandingly attractive women ever to grace the screen (in my humble opinion). Nyomi has dark, soulful, expressive eyes, a great figure and a look that could melt butter and it is just awesome to see her when she really lets loose and enjoys herself as in this scene. Ditto this to Toni Tedeschi's scene with Mya Luanna. I like everything about Mya's look, but have seen her go somewhat passive in the past. In this rooftop scene, there is an edginess and sense of grime that just adds to her heat, though. Tony does an admirable job not getting in her way and she just looks down and dirty and ready for action...a very well-done, well-paced scene.
What I Disliked
My only dislike in this DVD had to be Kina Kai"s scene and I am not totaly sure why. Kina is a lithe and lithesome thing...very pleasant to look at in her own way. The red dress is nice...but for whatever reason the scene left me wanting. I didn't sens any heat nor any real artistic attempt at anything significant here. In some ways, the scene played out like something you'd run across while surfing the net in some generic na-named porn site...just get 'em in, film 'em and let'em fuck. Maybe that was the point...maybe DAC was going for a retro-look with the graininess and all, but I'm just not sure and was left a little out of sorts by that one scene.
Quality is always present with Hustler. They sometimes lack the heat of other studios and come across as overly plasticene...but the quality of sound and picture is usually there. And David Aaron is not a man to shirk duties. He lenses this craftily and it is just a buffet for the senses.
Now that I think about it, DAC doesn't actually always make me feel better about watching porn. Sometime, after watching his stuff, I feel bad knowing that this time next week I'll be viewing "10 Man Cum-Slam Part #3"!!!!
A great DVD with lots of beautiful shots of gloriously women having real hot times! Definitely worth re-renting.