Anon in Bama
The folks running Sweetheart Video have a conundrum, in that while they seemingly LIKE women-in-prison films, their director - Dana Vespoli - does NOT! But as Dana is the ONLY director/writer available for this project, she got the job anyway, despite not finding girls-behind-bars in any ways hot. Which explains, I guess, the incredibly LAME effort we see here. Three of the four scenes belong on another video.
1) Nikki Hearts & Leigh Raven - It all begins with these two dark-haired, tattoo-covered young women sitting together on a couch, with one of them repeating over & over in a worried voice that: "we can''t do this anymore." They appear to be a couple of biker chicks. Anyway, the other one begins comforting her worried friend with some everyday lezzie-sex. They get naked and take turns doing one another on the couch. WHY was this scene included on a video titled: "Prison Lesbians?"
set-up: D, casting: B+, sex: C+
2) Sarah Vandella & Mindi Mink - These are the two DVD cover-girls. Dark-haired Mindi has been sharing a cell with dangerous & violent blonde Sarah, and she desperately wants out. But they refuse to move her, as she has been reporting the conversations of Sarah to the District Attorney in return for a reduced sentence. And so she is put back into the cell with Sarah, who has somehow figured out that Mindi is ratting on her. But no big deal - Sarah tells Mindi that she is not mad at her, and then begins kissing and caressing her. Mindi is relieved, and begins kissing her back. The two then engage in some everyday I-do-you-then-you-do-me lezzie-sex, complete with analingus. At the very end, Sarah punches Mindi in the gut to show that, deep down, she really IS angry! This writing was just stupid & incredibly un-erotic.
set-up: D, casting: B, sex: C
3) Sovereign Syre & Natasha Nice - Sovereign is a prison guard getting changed in the locker room. Enter an angry Natasha, who is also a guard, and who feels that Sovereign is infringing on her territory somehow. "If you want to keep your job, you need to begin doing what I say!" Sovereign submits without a struggle, as Natasha begins clumsily groping her. Without doubt, the hottest part of this entire DVD is Natasha wacking the curvy ass of Sovereign with her belt, and then biting her on her butt. But WHY include co-worker sex on a video that is supposed to focus primarily on "Prison Lesbians?"
set-up: D-, casting: B-, sex: B
4) Uma Jolie & Anna DeVille - An escaped prison inmate surprises a pretty young woman in her home. She ties the woman up, taunting her as she tries on her clothes. "Guess what? I am going to steal all of your money, too!" But then she unties the girl, strips her, and they both have naked sex together, beginning with some un-erotic ass-fingering followed by some everyday 100% consensual I-do-you-then-you-do-me lezzie-sex on the floor. WHY was such a lame scene included in a video titled: "Prison Lesbians?"
set-up: F, casting: B, sex: C
Do the people running Sweetheart Video not think to ASK their directors beforehand what it is that they are planning on shooting, and whether or not it fits with the TITLE of the production at hand? I mean, if Dana Vespoli really DISLIKES women-in-prison situations then perhaps it is time to find somebody else to direct them! This one is just LAME. My grade: C
I have to admit I am a fan of Dana Vespoli as I think she makes good and interesting films. Thus when I read the initial review of this movie I was amazed. Having now seen this movie I thought it good. While not the best film Dana has made it still is a most interesting and thoughtful movie. I must admit that I am no afficiado of movies about women in prison but rather saw this as a movie about women in testing circumstances.
Having seen Nikki Hearts and Leigh raven together in a Filly Films movie where I totally loathed these two I was surprised at this scene about two girls on the run with one going back to jail to save the woman she loves. This was a super scene and showed what a good director can do.
Scene two with Mindi Mink as a woman terrified of her crazy cell mate Sarah Vandalia was also I thought good with both doing their characters justice. Sovereign Syrie I usually do not like but in this she was good as the Prison guard intimidated by fellow guard Natasha Nice. Again this was well done.
The only scene I was not enthused about was the last with Uma Jolie held by runaway Anna De Ville. This just did not click with Anna De Ville irritating me. All told a good film with one not so good scene and that I thought was caused by the casting. Dana as the Director was her usual excellent self and again showing why Sweetheart Video are lucky to have her.
Worth the watch.