Friday, March 9, 2012
THE SATISFIERS OF ALPHA BLUE (1980)
Director Gerard Damiano has got to be one of the best directors to ever make adult movies. Best known for DEEP THROAT and THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES, which were made at just the right time to become the world's most famous porn flicks, his later stuff, like this, are also pretty awesome.
ALPHA BLUE is a weird sci-fi porn set in a world where people live only for pleasure. In many XXX movies this would be way more than enough of a plot but here we get R. Bolla as a man who's not happy with his pleasure-filled existence and wants a little true love to go along with his fucking and sucking. What Damiano does here is hold a mirror up to the whole porn fantasy motif and raises some questions along the way. Like what would have happened if porn had become what mainstream society emulated, prostitution became legalized and getting laid was as easy as ordering a pizza? Is this supposed to be some kind of post-nuclear disaster world? What happened to all the kids? Is it a vacation resort world type of situation? Most of these things aren't answered but it did get me thinking and that's more than most fuck movies. My main question was why didn't Damiano ever go on to make more mainstream type films? I guess it just wasn't what he was into.
The real big negative thing about this movie is that most prints of it out there are censored. In the uncut version we get Annie Sprinkle showing how she got her name by performing a lovely golden-shower on a fellow and then shoving a dildo up his ass and there's also a fisting scene gone from most cuts. A big positive is the use of the theme from The People's Court during the final orgy scene also watch for Mr. Damiano who shows up after the credits role. Bonus facts: There's a cool vintage porn releasing company which took their name from this film: http://www.alphabluearchives.com/ There's a 1984 shot-on-video sequel(RETURN TO ALPHA-BLUE) also directed by Damiano that I've never seen in English but there is a German version online.