Andrew Blake, a trademarked brand for porn marketing rather than a single director, had a vogue 2 decades back - I recall going to video stores where a whole section was just named Andrew Blake, rather than Dwarfs, Lactating Mamas, or Big Dicks. Looking at these videos now is sleep-inducing, as "Pin-Ups 2" proves to be.
I watched it to see the trumpeted Dita in action, later to become a pop culture icon, Anita Blond, the Euro great one this time actually having blonde hair and especially Irina Vachs, an all-time great actress in Adult Cinema. All failed to impress, because this "Andrew Blake" who directed treats them as just models -lots of makeup, fancy styling of hair, and elaborate fetish costuming (when not naked) going through the motions of sex. It's an MOS shoot with dreary music and the trademark editing that ruins any potential involvement with the women on display. Rarely has the dichotomy between stills (traditional porn for masturbation consumed by looking at a magazine) vs. motion pictures been so obvious than in a Blake spoiler -cutting away whenever a shot is interesting or attractive.
Vachs was hired to provide actual XXX intercourse action, humping a distressingly de-personalized male whose face is hidden from camera view. That alone separates this video from much of Blake's strictly all-girl work, the latter attuned to his particular audience's rejection of traditional cock-centric porn. With or without dicks on display, the results are boring. The presumed artistry is absent, as the prettiness is strictly due to the models' beauty, not what has been done with them for a buck.
Deadliest factor of all is Repetition -Blake's stock in trade. His entire oeuvre is based on repetition - the same tableaux, same stylings, same female masturbation tropes, same fake-lesbian couplings presented over and over again, ad infinitum. Binging is all the rage these days in videoland, but with zero content/narrative I daresay watching 30 or 40 Blake videos back to back would drive anyone insane.
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