December 12, 2016 12:50pm
Justine ~ Reviewer Rated
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Rich Moreland
Justine is a production of Bolivia's Pachamama Films/Decadent Cinema written and directed by Jac Avila starring Amy Hesketh, Mila Joya, Beatriz Riveria, Erix Antonine, Gina Alcon, Alejandro Loayza, Rodrigo Leon Leon, and Jac Avila. The film is available through Vermeerworks.com.
Jac Avila's adaptation of the Marquis de Sade's controversial novel Justine is a provocative film with a BDSM theme. Three luscious girls, Justine (Amy Hesketh), Rosalie (Mila Joya) and Omphale (Beatriz Riveria) are whipped, racked, and tortured on the Inquisitor's wheel in dungeon scenes that are perfectly scripted for S&M fans.
Sporting a solid story line, this highly recommended film offers a break from the usual industry hardcore fare while retaining an adult horror theme that is not for the fainthearted.
Sade's tale begins with two orphaned sisters, Justine and Juliette, who are kicked out of their convent shelter. Barely into their teens, the girls split up to find their way in an eighteenth century world dominated by the Church.
The result is a clash of virtue and vice with the innocent and naive younger sister falling into one tribulation after another until a death sentence for crimes she did not commit awaits her.
On the other hand, the older Juliette is all about vice. She cashes in on her libertine ways turning her beginnings as a "working girl" into an aristocratic fortune laced with murder and intrigue.
Like Sade, Jac Avila presents Justine's story as a flashback when she reunites with her long-lost sister on the eve of her execution.
For adult fans who want extended sex scenes, Justine will fall short. This soft core stuff with simulated anal sex and has only one oral scene that is equally muted.
However, for BDSM lovers Amy Hesketh is worth every penny of this DVD. Her talent for turning the tortured girl into performance art is once again on display. If you've never seen this submissive lass in action, take a look at this production.
Justine also reunites Amy with her pain toy compadre, the exotic Mila Joya, along with newcomer Beatriz Riveria.
BDSMers will relish the scenes of public whipping and dungeon torture. What's more, for those who find companies like Kink.com somewhat over-the-top,Justine offers its bevy of female flesh in a Medieval atmosphere of traditional whips and chains fun. There are no ball gags, clamps, electro-torture and the like typical of today's S&M action.
By the way, nothing is more delicious for the fetish crowd than the added bonus of a good crucifixion scene featuring barely clad women.
Writer and director Jac Avila, who plays the mad scientist Rodin, has created an innovative plot line that modernizes a tale written three centuries ago.
Infusing a political message into his script, Avila questions the existence of a whimsical God in a nod to Sade, an atheist who dismisses the divine as an illusion. In fact, Avila offers the idea of a female Christ in a film that is part parody and part satire.
In its original literary form, Justine is a fantasy that borders on erotic horror. Jac Avila has factored out the gore in his adaptation. The whip marks on the girls are the only shots of blood.
In its day eighteenth century France considered Justine to be pornographic and, in fact, the Marquis de Sade is much more sexually graphic in print than Jac Avila is on the screen. But the director keeps pace with the Frenchman when it comes to abusing innocent female flesh.
That's what makes Justine endearing for fetish fans.
This Bolivian production from Pachamama Films/Decadent Cinema comes in four languages including English with additional closed captioning for English speakers. A BTS (listed as Bonus Features) adds interest to the making of the film.
Rating: Power on, especially for fetish lovers.