Review – fall films from Elegant Angel

We all know what Elegant Angel does – themed, highly stylized glam-gonz projects with an occasional amazing feature film – delightful!!

(by the way, speaking of the occasional EA feature: if you missed Wasteland (2012), you *must* check it out here)

Every few weeks, I get a package in the mail stuffed with content – beautiful and diverse, super dirty and extremely hardcore, Elegant Angel continues to find ways to make even the most eye-poppingly vigorous gonzo aesthetically pleasing and artistic. There really is nothing that compares to their work, and I’ve learned so much from their films…

…but what else is there? I mean, there’s only so much you can learn from Gang Bang Angels 17 or Buttwoman Vs. Slutwoman… right?

Wrong!!

I recently had a lesson in tailoring projects to performers’ wants/needs/abilities while still providing consumers with a familiar product that meets their ever-evolving demands. It’s tricky stuff that was made clear to me through examination of a batch of Elegant Angel fall flix: Dani Daniels DARE, Lexi, and Lily Carter is Irresistible (all titles released in 2012).

 

I dare you…

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…to find something more irresistible…

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…than these pink socks!!

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These films highlight three women performers respectively: Dani Daniels, Lexi Belle, and Lily Carter. One interesting dimension that really comes into play in these sorts of projects is the utilization of the classic “So-and-So’s first whatever” tantalizer. Though there was once a time when it seemed like every title was someone’s first something (first anal, first DP, first time post-boob job, first time outside, etc etc), this product marketing trend seems to have gone by the wayside… except not in the world of Elegant Angel.

In addition to maintaining a very specific aesthetic and tonal range (even amongst different directors), EA always let’s you know what you’re going to see… especially if it’s the first time for something. Within the context DARE, Lexi, and Lily Carter is Irresistible, it’s interesting (to me) to consider some basic demographics regarding each woman’s respective career, as well as to juxtapose them with one another.

Compared to Lily and Lexi, Dani has taken a very measured approach to her career. She has only worked as a performer since 2011; and even though she has amassed some impressive credits, she has performed in a smaller variety of scenes – girl-girl only… until now. In fact, DARE‘s box art tantalizes viewers with promises of Dani’s first ever boy-girl work. (IAFD on Dani Daniels here)

(pictured: Lexi and Dani from Lexi)

Compared to Dani and Lily, Lexi has created a very longevous career – lots of work in a wide variety of scenes since 2006… but apparently never anal. Enter Lexi and “finally… the anal scene you’ve been waiting for!” (IAFD on Lexi Belle here)

(incidentally – Lexi is worth the price of admission just for the stereotype-shattering and really very sweet interview sequences Mason conducts with Lexi Belle. Mason does this sort of thing regularly in her directorial projects, but these ones specifically are not to be missed!!)

And finally, compared to Lexi and Dani, Lily’s career has blossomed quickly. Starting in 2010, Lily has already performed in a wide variety of films and scenes. Not surprisingly, her tantalizing factor – first DP and first DAP – is the most “extreme” of these three titles. (IAFD on Lily Carter here)

Now, none of these comparisons are meant to suggest one performer is “better” or more career-minded than the others. These ladies are as comparable as apples and radishes and sweaters (so, not really at all). But it is interesting to consider the performers’ sexual intensity and acrobatics against Elegant Angel filmmaking expectations and tendencies. Each woman delivers a wonderful, appropriate-for-her-right-now performance within the context of a project that could only come from EA.

Dani Daniels DARE, Lexi, and Lily Carter is Irresistible – wins all around!!

 

PS after all that, what I’m (still) left wondering is: when is EA going to list Manuel Ferrara as his own thing? (ie “So-and-So’s first time with Manuel”) …because he’s definitely his own thing.

PPS Elegant Angel has a great blog –> here!!

 

Dani Daniels: DARE (2012)

Dani Daniels is the star. Additional performances from Karlie Montana, Sinn Sage, Erik Everhard, James Deen, Manuel Ferrara, and Mick Blue.

Directed by Mason for Elegant Angel. Released in September, 2012. Buy your copy here.

 

Lexi (2012)

Lexi Belle is the star of this film. Additional performances from Dani Daniels, Riley Reid, James Deen, Jon Jon, Michael Stefano, Mick Blue, and Ramon Nomar

Directed by Mason for Elegant Angel. Released in September, 2012. Buy your copy here.

 

Lily Carter is Irresistible (2012)

Lily Carter is the star. Additional performances from Annika Albrite (as Anikka Albrite), Lizz Tayler, Erik Everhard, James Deen, Jon Jon, Mick Blue, Prince Yahshua, and Ramon Nomar.

Directed by William H. for Elegant Angel. Released in September, 2012. Buy your copy here.

 

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