HOT TIMES IN LITTLE HAVANA (130 minutes) Directed by Kristen Bjorn Sarava Productions, 1998
Cast (in order of appearance): Julio Duran, Jorge Martinez, Bruno Diaz, Buddy Jones, Antonio DeMarco, Joao Pauzao, Jadson Priocao, Adriano Sabroso, Marquinhos Duarte, Pietro Rosseli, Louis Chanceur, Fermin Ortega, Jean LeBeau, Arpad Banfalvi, Victor Garavon, Marcio DaCosta, Enrique Rodriguez, Lajos Czene, Gyrgy Toth
Report Card: A- / B+
I’ve been waffling back and forth on this one. It’s not my favorite Kristen Bjorn title, but it’s hard to criticize a movie this good. As usual with KB you get tons of hot uncut men, in steamy sex scenes that are well-choreographed and gorgeously filmed. The cumshots are fast and furious—one every minute or two, it seems like—with each performer shooting multiple loads in each scene.
If there’s a problem, I guess it’s in the words “well-choreographed”. KB films are noted for their quality, but after a while the sex can seem a little too planned, as if everyone’s doing the assigned in-and-out with very little spontaneous heat. Maybe it’s because so few of Bjorn’s discoveries actually consider themselves gay. A few of the guys, while undeniably hung, seemed like only so-so sexual performers, and it didn’t help that neither of two main characters did a lot for me. Still, all this is only in comparison with Bjorn’s many other titles. Believe me, there’s still plenty here—more than enough to get just about anyone worked up over and over again…
The story begins in Cuba. It seems that Julio misses his lover Jorge, who’s now in Miami but hasn’t written or sent for him as promised. (We see them exchange blowjobs in a couple of flashbacks, but their big sex scene is saved for the finale.) Determined to find Jorge again, Julio sets off for Miami himself in a makeshift raft—only to be picked up by a couple of horny and domineering Coast Guard guys… The movie follows Julio—with a few side trips—as he searches for his lover… There are six major sex scenes: three trios, two orgies and an extended romantic duo at the end.
The movie runs a bit longer than most Bjorn titles, and features a bigger cast, including several mega-hung guys. My favorite scene was the initial Coast Guard interrogation, featuring Julio, Buddy Jones and Bruno Diaz, an incredibly butch and nasty Spaniard. In keeping with its title, the movie features a stronger mix of Latino and Black models than usual, and it scooped up the award for Best Ethnic-Themed Video at last year's GayVN awards…
All six Bjorn titles now on DVD are hot and worthwhile—maybe even the best stuff out there. And this one is no exception—it’s guaranteed to float your boat. (Or your raft, in this case…) But if you’re buying your very first KB disc, I’d recommend this one only if the slightly higher percentage of dark men and huge dicks is your top concern.
Mmmm, dark men and huge dicks. I think I’m changing my mind again… What's not to love?
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