Monday, January 28, 2013
Serena: An Adult Fairy Tale (DVD review)
Directed By: Fred J. Lincoln
Written by: Daniel Webster
Starring: Serena, China Leigh, Jamie Gillis
Color/69 Minutes/Not Rated
I've never reviewed a porno before but I guess there is a first time for everything.
Cindy's stepfather has sold her in to prostitution and her new master forces her to cook, clean and perform all sorts of sexual acts. You know, just the normal household chores. Cindy dreams of a naked woman that helps her out and has sex with her. Cindy's master informs her that they will be throwing a party for the prince and Cindy has to help prepare. That includes more of the same chores and bathing a few of her master's closest friends. Cindy's dream girl visits her that she can "fuck and suck" all she wants at the party but has to be home by midnight. The prince takes a liking to Serena at the party and spends his time having sex with her while the rest of the party has an orgy. At midnight Serena has to go, leaving the prince with one of her high heeled shoes, which he finds fits her the next morning. "And they lived happily ever after".
I was expecting this to be an edgier softcore, but it didn't take long to realize that this was a full fledged fuckfest. I have no problems with porn, and find it, especially in the era SERENA was made, to be a totally valid art form. This was made in the days when porn had heart and soul and wasn't mindless fucking with some plastic broad. The story, as you can tell, is a spoof of Cinderella and it works. The sex is definitely the star of the show and its pretty standard porno sex. There is nothing here that will ahem... blow your mind but if this is your type of thing or you're looking for some adult entertainment that is different than the majority of the shit you're looking at on the internet SERENA: AN ADULT FAIRY TALE is worth a look.
The full screen 1.33:1 transfer shows its age with a print full of grain, debris and wear. Colors are still solid despite this not being a gorgeous transfer. A few wobbles in the picture also occur. This is not a terrible presentation despite that it was obviously not stored in ideal conditions over the years and probably doesn't look to different than it did back in XXX theaters of the 70s and 80.
As far as the audio goes, we get a serviceable 2 channel track. There is a low but consistent buzz throughout most of the film but it isn't overly distracting. Dialogue and all of the moans and groans are clear and with a steady level. There are a few other instances of popping and crackling.
The Bottom Line
Impulse Pictures gives SERENA: AN ADULT FAIRY TALE a respectable and rather unexpected DVD release that will please vintage porno fans while giving any curious viewers a chance to see it.
SERENA: AN ADULT FAIRY TALE is available HERE