18 December 2006 | cricharddavies
I Had Such High Hopes
I can't really claim to be a fan of adult film actress Nici Sterling. I've only seen a handful of her films, but I certainly enjoyed all of her performances, and her attitude in an interview I read once certainly appealed to me. So I was really looking forward to this video, one of her last. I wanted to see how she made her exit. I wanted to see that genuine acting talent combined with sensuality one last time.
I was screwed. Despite the fact that her name is prominently advertised (albeit misspelled) on the box cover, she features in only one scene, and has no lines. I hadn't been so disappointed since I watched her in "Starbangers 8", where the soundtrack covers up whatever sounds she might make as eighteen men take her in almost every possible way.
The film is, instead, a vehicle for up-and-coming starlet Jenna Haze, who, while enthusiastic and attractive, doesn't hold a candle to Ms. Sterling in her prime. Oh well. She plays a young woman who is spellbound by the erotic poetry of some guy called (if memory serves) De Salle (Evan Stone), who celebrates the beauty of the female orgasm. She is inspired to write her own poetry, and eventually ends up becoming De Salle's squeeze. Ms. Sterling's scene is with Ian Daniels, who plays a puritanical oppressor of De Salle's work. Say, what's a puritanical oppressor doing in France? This is France, right? Oh well. I was screwed. What'cha gonna do?