Okay, The Fashionistas seemed a little daunting since it clocks in at just over four hours, but I ended up caving in to all the hype, and finally watching it. Now, was it a good four hours? Just look at my damn rating to figure that one out!
The Movie: I'm not going to do a scene by scene breakdown for this title. There are probably ten other reviews that have breakdowns, so you can check those out for that. I will say one thing though. All of the sex scenes in this movie are top notch, with no real duds at all.
I usually review "couples" titles, so I'm going to treat The Fashionistas as a couples review. For starters I would suggest not thinking of this as a full movie, and more as a mini-series. Don't try to watch this in one sitting. It is possible, but it actually helps a lot to take a break between disks.
The sex in this movie is intense, and very rough, but at the same time it is very hot. Since this movie does focus a good deal on S&M, Bondage, and pain elements, it is not for those who want romantic sex. Damn, those scenes are boring, anyways. This movie has some of the hottest sex scenes I have seen in a while. The only other movie I've seen that has even come close is ChiChi LaRue's Sentenced (Check out my review of it here.)http://www.adultdvdtalk.com/reviews/read_review.dlt/sku=10105/sentenced.htm
There are also some great non-sex scenes that are just the right brand of erotic. The scene where Bella strips to a video of herself being dominated, or the dance sequence in the club are just a few of the amazing non-sex scenes in the film that still keep a deep erotic feel to everything.
The performers are also top notch. Rocco, Bella, and Taylor are amazing as the leads. Although they aren't the best actors, they still give something to their characters that helps when we get to the sex. The scene at the club where Rocco sees Bella being wheeled in, and then watches as she performs is... wow. The actors have an obvious attraction to each other, and it pays off in spades.
This is not a movie I would typically recommend to couples, but at the same time, if you and your special someone are interested in something darker, more extreme, and yet still very erotic, you should check out this film. Do not watch this if you are looking for something to ease someone in to adult films. The content is very hardcore and extreme. This is a great movie for a couple who are open, and ready to try new things. S&M and Bondage are two things people really keep hidden, or don't know a lot about, and this movie is a good way to explore your curiosities.
Tech Stuff: The picture is great. This was shot on film, and everything just looks amazing. I just wish it was widescreen, but... you win some, you loose some. The sound is very clear. There is one little issue, though. During more quiet scenes, or scenes where there is no background music, you can hear the sound of the camera in the shot. Other than that, amazing disc.
Extras: This set is loaded! You get the usual trailers, bios, and all of that, but you also get a two hour behind the scenes video. There is also a thirty minute pre-production video. You get extra sex from the movie, and you get tons more.
You also get the soundtrack to the film. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, but I have to say that this is a great CD! I'm listening to it right now, and it is very impressive.
OverAll: This one is well worth the price. It is very hot, very dirty, and oh so fun to watch. While not a great couples movie to start with, it is one that would work perfectly for the more open couple. A true classic, and one that should be checked out.
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