Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dark Passions: The First "Porn" Movie I Ever Watched.



So I decided to go back to my roots in the porn world, as it may be, and make my latest post be a review of the first "porn" movie I ever saw, a wonderful little 90's gem called Dark Passion.
Okay so technically this isn't hardcore porn, all the sex is simulated, but this is a damn good movie that I still love watching over and over. Made in 1998, Dark Passion has all the makings of a great erotic movie: the cliché saxophone sex scene music, the almost too over-exposed lighting, hot people who can act, and who can't, having sex and getting naked, plenty of hot sex scenes and a couple nice twists. Plus you have to give top respect to any movie that opens and closes with hot sex scenes and has a nice foursome between one guy and three girls that probably gave many of us young guys who watched this with the volume turned down and the lights out while mom and dad slept our first boners and masturbation session, at least it did for me. And I must say that as a bisexual it is nice to see a softcore movie that has pretty much equal amounts of female and male nudity. There is female frontal nudity and, if you look closely, easy to spot male full frontal nudity which is always a nice treat.
 




Pretty hot pics right? Now why wouldn't you want to go out and order this film from Amazon-though like any softcore film make sure you get the unrated version; r rated softcore films can rot in Hell.
The plot is pretty basic but it works. Sela (Michelle Von Flotow) is married to Dr. Trent Bartz (Burke Morgan) who is screwing their maid, Rosa, (Taimie Hannum). So when new gardener Simon (Morgan Daniel) starts working for them it's only logical that sexually frustrated and bored, neglected Sela starts screwing him. Throw in hot step-daughter Lydia (Shayna Ryan) and her equally hot boyfriend David (Chris Villa) and the stage is set for about ninety minutes of enjoyable softcore action.






Dark Passion, also known as Vipers, though I don't know why they also released it as that, is pretty good. The sex scenes are frequent and come at just the right time. The cast is perfect in their roles and everyone really seems to be having a great time. Michelle Von Flotow is perfect in the role of bored housewife Sela and her and Morgan Daniel have some of the best chemistry I've ever seen. There is a real passion between them and I can't help but wonder if they were really friends off-camera or actually lovers; I wouldn't be surprised.
The always enjoyable Taimie Hannum is a joy to watch as Rosa. She embraces the role of spicy Latino maid and it is pretty clear to see that in all of her scenes she is having the time of her life.
Shayna Ryan, though she doesn't show up until later, more than holds her own as the spoiled bitch step-daughter; she plays this role so well it makes you question what her real personality is like and that is something I always enjoy when I watch anything.
The writing by Artie Kemper is some of the best I've seen from the 90s softcore decade and Eric Gibson is more than a competent director who beautifully brings Kemper's characters to life. I wish our current softcore movies had the feel as Dark Passions.
While researching this post, I wondered what had become of everyone and thanks to IMDB and Google it is pretty easy to track down our favorites of yesteryear. Here is what I found and please, if anyone has any more information let me know in the comments.
Director Eric Gibson's last IMDB credit was in 2004. He directed many other softcore films including Wicked Temptations, Illicit Sensations and Illusions Of Sin. I am very eager to check out his other films and am very hopeful that the bar is as high, if not higher than the one he set with Dark Passion.
Writer Artie Kemper's last IMDB credit is 2006. While this is his only film he did write for some erotic TV shows like Hot Line, The Pleasure Zone and Sex Games Vegas.
Unfortunately the production company, HollyDream, looks to have gone out of business as their last credit is 2004. They are responsible for such classics as Hollywood Dreams and Hollywood Dreams Take 2 and Carnal Desires. It's interesting to note that a lot of these films were directed by Eric Gibson. It really is a small world after all.
Now onto the cast.
The beautiful Michelle Von Flotow's last credit was 2002. She appeared in a number of films including Phantom Love, The Scandal film series and a handful of Sex Files films. She also posed for the January 1999 of PlayBoy. Besides her birth name she also used the names Michelle Hall, Monique Jeanette and Monique Jeannette. I Googled her and it looks like she now owns her own design store in Hermosa Beach which specializes in women's clothing, accessories and shoes. Her website is www.michellevonflotow.com go and give this amazing woman some business, especially now that Christmas is coming up.
Burke Morgan has had a pretty impressive career, though his last IMDB credit was 2007. Morgan appeared in such great softcore classics as Virgins Of Sherwood Forest, Dungeon Of Desire, Shandra The Jungle Girl and the classic Friend Of The Family. Other names he's performed under include: C.T. Miller, Carl T. Miller, Carl Miller and C. Timothy. Interesting trivia, he was born in Columbus Ohio and got his BFA from Ohio University in Athens. He lived in New York for five years before moving to LA where he reportedly still resides.
Shayna Ryan's last IMDB credit was in 2003. Her other credits include the films Stripper Wives, Bikini Traffic School and Bikini Hoe Down, which I think is the coolest title ever. Sadly, even with Google I couldn't find any current info on her.
Morgan Daniel's last IMDB credit is the most recent of any of them from 2013. He appeared in such films as Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed, Zorrita Passion's Avenger which is super fun and Operation Terror. He has also worked as a writer, producer and director on the films Flies On Cupid, Encounter and Worldwide. He also did a stint at The Burt Reynolds' Dinner Theatre in Florida. He was born in Philly and studied with Margie Haber in LA.
The gorgeous Taimie Hannum, who I think every guy has masturbated too, had her last IMDB credit in 2005. She has an extensive list of films she appeared in including The Witches Of Breastwick 1 and 2, Alabama Jones And The Busty Crusade, which is now on my list because of that title and Timegate: Tales Of The Saddle Tramps. She also appeared in four documentaries and was in the August 1999 issue of PlayBoy and two issues of Celebrity Sleuth; December 1999 and Vol 14 Issue 2 in 2001. She has also been credited under the names Taimee Hannum, Taimie Lynn Hannum and Taimie Lyn Hannum. Sadly. like Shayna Ryan no information was found regarding what she is currently up to.
Next up is the very hot Chris Villa who only appears in one scene but luckily it's a sex scene. I just wish he was in the film more as he is a talented guy as evidenced by his list of mainstream credits on IMDB, the last one being in 2010. He has appeared in episodes of General Hospital, The Shield and Masterchef as a judge. He also appeared in The Onion Movie and Emmanuelle 2000: Emmanuelle Pie and worked as a fight choreographer on a film. He has used the stage names Christopher Villa, Chris B. Woods, Chriss Woods and Chris Woods as well.
The very sexy Kevin Keresey, who unfortunately doesn't get naked, plays a detective. His last IMDB credit was in 2007. He has appeared in 18 Wheels Of Justice, Bao and Ebony Kat. Like Morgan Daniel he has also worked as a writer, director and producer.
The last credit belongs to Dirk Kingsport. He plays an officer and this is his only IMDB credit.
So there you have it fellow porn perverts. If you are a fan of good 90's softcore, I can't recommend Dark Passion enough. Enjoy.
XOXO
-Joe-





2 comments:

  1. That's great for the world, dude... but, alas, 1-outta-1 croaks; then, what the human race has accomplished in our Finite Existence is what we'll be Divinely Judged on. Truely I sayeth unto thee, my just and worthy liege, anyone would wanna git in the porn industry -IF- there wasn't the risk of eternal damnation; even EYE would if EYE didn't know a zillions upon zillions of eons is prepared for both of U.S. Upstairs, bro, where we can do almost anything (besides crossing to the other side).

    You might wanna ponder quitting and finding another job.

    I'll definitely pray for you, bro. God bless you

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