Shades Of Kink
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His mind was her darkest desire. Enter the dark territory of unbridled sexual erotica and fantasy in Sweet Sinner's taboo-smashing new feature film, Shades of Kink. Riley is a sweet, innocent and motivated college grad looking for her first job at Norton Ashe's marketing firm. The mysterious Ashe is looking to help his new recruit open up her imagination and body to new experiences. With intense drama and explosive performances by Maddy O'Reilly, Andy San Dimas, and Lily LaBeau, Shades of Kink guarantees to re-invent erotica. Directed by James Avalon.
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I have tried not to shit all over Fifty Shades of Grey since its explosion all over the world. I’m just now reading it because I didn’t want to be a nasty, judgmental asshole about something I hadn’t explored*. And it’s not nearly as bad as I’d heard it is. This book has opened a huge dialogue about sex and kink in the mainstream vernacular, and it’s no surprise that Sweet Sinner jumped on the film opportunity before Hollywood did. So why not find out how Shades of Kink goes? It can’t hurt. And hey, Erik Everhard is along for the ride!
Now, one of my major pet peeves in film, not just porn, is when the production doesn’t fit the content. In other words, if a studio is proudly DIY, I’m fine with some muffled audio or lackluster backdrops. However, if you have some loot to spend on good lighting (the thing that can make or break a star’s appearance) and production, spend that shit! Thankfully, and especially because this is not a gonzo film, Shades looks beautiful. A+ for appropriately high production value. That’s a fast way into my heart, friends.
But, Janie, what about the fuh-ccking??? That’s the whole reason we’re here, right? Of course. But seriously, the build up to the sex scenes works quite well. For example, just as Anastasia Steele is cunningly interrogated by Christian Grey in FOG, so is Maddy O’Reilly‘s Riley. However, she’s up against marketing magnate Norton Ashe, played by legendary Evan Stone and his handy heart tin of Ben-Wa balls. (For the record, Christian Grey does suggest the B Dubs, but not until much later in FOG.) Now, this isn’t the sort of job interview I’d like in my actual life, but for a fantasy? Hot damn! Evan Stone doesn’t come off as so much of a creep, but as a sly, knowing sex maverick. Hell, he’s not even my type, but this scene does get the ball rolling (yeah, puns) on the seamy side of unexpected and seemingly taboo desire. You know how you feel conflicted about wanting something you think you’re not supposed to want? This scene actually tapped into that for me.
Not only did this scene pique my libido, it set me up for what happens a few scenes later: Norton treats Riley to a live sex show, featuring Erik Everhard and Lily LaBeau, in a secluded room with plush stadium seats for the two voyeurs. If you told me about this scene, I would probably think it sounds fucking icky. However, watching it, I think it’s a sexy demonstration of how to ease into power play.
So, look, I’m going to watch the whole movie this weekend and I’m probably going to get off to it. Shades of Kink is totally not what I thought I might enjoy. I’m feeling a little seedy about it right now, to be honest. I wanted to jump on the Too Cool for It bus, but I can’t really do that because I think I want to scratch my record to Shades of Kink. There, I said it. Janie wants to rub one out to plot-oriented, straight porn featuring a sugar glider. My mom will be so relieved!