I confess to a serious tingle of anticipation whenever the words 'Antonio Adamo Film' appear across the screen at the beginning of a new Private movie... 'Sex Thriller' is the latest release on the 'Private Gold' label, and it's the first Antonio Adamo film for Private after a lengthy hiatus.
'Sex Thriller' was shot in Los Angeles with an American cast, but Adamo brings his trademark style to the direction and editing, supported by key members of his Italian crew: he enhances the performances of the American talent with his art-house European sensibility. Adamo's best cinematic techniques are all in place - his use of chic mise-en-scene and music, his strategic switches to slower motion, and the sensual swirl of his camera around a girl's tits and face after the cumshot. But in this film Adamo eschews 'tricksiness' in favour of a more restrained approach than in some of his earlier productions. Viewers of Adamo's past movies who found that they were distracted by his occasional skip-frame sequences, or who disliked his black-and-white 'replay' interludes, will be relieved to hear that neither technique is used this time. (Personally, I think that the skip-frame technique spoils good scenes, but I rather liked Adamo's black-and-white slo-mo 'replays' - they seemed to me to add to the excitement.)
'Sex Thriller' is a mystery tale, but as is often the case in Adamo's films, the story doesn't really take much of a hold. The narrative is simply a device for linking together the sex scenes with some smouldering photography of the starlets modelling erotic dress, talking on the phone, chatting in person, eyeing up the guys or masturbating on a bed! Alex Divine has split with her boyfriend after catching him with another woman - but who is the mystery man who keeps calling her up with arousing messages? "Please, don't hang up! I know you're feeling horny... Listen to what I say and surrender to your desire. I'm about to change your sex life..."
Alex Divine is the lead girl and as such she enjoys a lot of screen time. She's an interesting choice for the starring role. Her beauty is 'distinctive' rather than conventional; she's attractive in an off-beat way, and the same could be said of some of her co-stars. Alex has big blue eyes which slant up slightly at the corners; she has a wide, thin mouth and an angular jaw. Her figure is petite and she has small but shapely tits. Her hairstyle is striking: she has dirty blonde hair which she's brushed back dramatically, but she's also layered some dark brown hair behind her neck. The best way I can think to sum up her look is to describe her as a 'sex pixie'.
Alex's debut is an erotic solo sequence in the shower. After this she performs an entertaining scene with her boyfriend. This scene, Scene 1, includes oral and fucking but no anal, and it climaxes with a nice facial. A favourite Adamo trope is to use a sexy girl as an on-screen voyeur, a witness to some steamy fucking taking place in the same room. In 'Sex Thriller' Adamo positions Alex in a voyeuristic situation three times. The first time is in Scene 3, but Alex is far from happy with what she witnesses on that occasion. She discovers her boyfriend slobbering over Tyla Wynn's pussy and buttocks. Alex is distraught. She understandably chooses not to stick around to watch her boyfriend fuck Tyla in the pussy and the ass. Alex dumps her boyfiend and is emphatic that their relationship is over, despite his repeated attempts to win her back. After this trauma, Alex develops into a willing voyeur, fascinated and turned on by the sexual antics of the different people she observes. In Scene 4 she watches Katie Morgan get a good shafting. Katie is the only girl in the cast who has obviously had a boob job, and she makes a point of rubbing her tits as Scene 4's stud unloads a messy deposit over her face. Alex is clearly aroused during Scene 5, in her next experience as a voyeur. She watches brunette sexpot Gia Jordan in action with a well-hung guy. Gia gives some hot deep-throat, enjoys an energetic fuck and takes the most impressive cumshot of the movie. Drops of cum splatter over Gia's chin, lips, cheek and hair. Adamo cuts between this spectacle and shots of the voyeuristic Alex, who's busy massaging her breasts while she looks on.
Half way through the movie Alex's mystery admirer sends her a gift-wrapped camera. This is the cue for a stylish interlude where Alex uses the camera to snap pictures of herself while reclining on a sofa wearing red lingerie. This vanilla sequence is produced with a degree of cinematic sophistication which matches the standards of mainstream pop videos or advertising. It echoes classic interludes in earlier films by Adamo, such as the catwalk images in 'Fashion' or the attention lavished on Silvia Saint as she poses for a camcorder in 'Call Girl'. But Alex can get really nasty, too - as we find out in Scene 6. Scene 6 is the last scene of the film, and one which Alex shares with Brooke, a statuesque blonde. For her finale Alex takes a DP with a great deal of noise and gusto. And afterwards, when both studs spurt their cum over Brooke's tits, our leading 'sex pixie' is ready to lick up some of the goo!
For me the girl who steals the show is Shy Love, who appears in Scene 2 for some m/f sex. Like Scene 1, Shy's scene lacks anal - but anal isn't an essential element for me when there is so much else going on. Shy plays a friend of Alex, and she's another girl with a 'distinctive' beauty. She has big brown eyes which slant down slightly at the corners, lending her an endearing air of melancholy. Her mouth is ideal for blowjobs: she has generous lips and a prominent upper set of gleaming white teeth - perfect for teasing and nipping at sensitive cocks! Her long hair is straight and brown, but wispy at the ends and with some light streaks running through. For Scene 2 Shy wears a pair of 'fuck me' black heels and some skimpy dark blue lingerie. The scene begins with the guy fingering and licking Shy's shaven pussy and clit. Although I've only just seen the film, Shy's delectable form, and her obvious appreciation of what the guy is doing to her, have already made this my favourite cunnilingus sequence in any Private movie. The blowjob sequence is also highly pleasurable. As Shy squats in front of the guy and goes to work on his cock, the camera veers to and fro between her face and her small, shapely breasts. Shy gets fucked in several delicious positions but the one I like most is the reverse cowgirl. She humps up and down on that cock really hard, and as she does so her tits stay firm like apples, jutting out proudly, free of the dark blue straps of her bra. Shy's hair falls beautifully down to her nipples with slight twists at the end. My next favourite position is the doggy. The guy pumps Shy at an angle so that we can enjoy the sight of his hard rod sliding in and out of her pussy. She gasps, squeals and yelps. Her quim is a nice pink colour, thrown into relief by the light brown of her sun tan. Her bottom is firm and round and it rocks about as the guy holds her by the waist and bears down, time and again, for a deep penetration. The finale is a manic tit fuck. The guy straddles Shy's body and she flicks her long pink tongue around the tip of his penis while squashing her tits hard against his length. She teases him to the point of no return and then he pulls his cock out from between her tits and showers her chest and neck with cum. Shy gathers up some drops on her fingers for a suck, and she switches glances between the guy and the camera. The camera sways dreamily around her tits and her face before veering away for the fade. Phew!
No doubt there are many Private fans who are waiting for a new movie in which Antonio Adamo has the opportunity to work with the latest generation of hot young stars from Hungary and the Czech Republic. 'Sex Thriller' passes the time well enough while we wait, and any admirer of hard-bodied babes will enjoy watching this American cast at work. Recommended.