DVD region 0. Viv Thomas.
I'm all in favour of glossy porn, and when British companies in
particular make an effort, they should be encouraged - after all,
there's nothing more dispiriting than basic British smut. And
so Hotel Fetish should be right up my street.
Itwas also - oddly - the first Viv Thomas production to come my
way, and I was keen to see if his reputation was deserved.
the answer is 'no', and the movie fails on pretty much every level.
a title like Hotel Fetish, the viewer is justifiably
bound to have certain expectations - none of which are fulfilled.
Unless, that is, your dark unspeakable desires run only as far
as lingerie, feet (and none-too-pretty feet at that), virgins
(!) or - as the opening titles put it - 'consensual S&M'.
Real daring, guys!
I know British porn has certain restrictions on what can be shown...
but other people have made 'schoolgirl' porn (Harmony among them)
so why coyly call your uniform-clad starlets 'virgins' (especially
when, if you think about it, that has far dodgier implications
when you combine it with schoolgirl uniforms).
to this that the 'BDSM' footage is little more than a woman in
a cheap PVC outfit mildly berating some bloke for a few seconds
before the decidedly male-dominated fucking starts, and ~I'd feel
justified in wanting my money back had I bought this expecting
a bit of kink.
be honest, even as vanilla sex, this DVD is bland stuff, and no
amount of surface gloss can hide that.