"Sex in the Deep South" is a fascinating piece of Americana porn from filmmaker Bud Lee. I will discuss its mysterious origins later, but start off with a detailed assessment.
Mike Horner appears in a non-sex role as a family patriarch heading up the Whispering Walnuts plantation, inherited from his late wife's family, as well as owning a lavish brothel.
He has two knock-out daughters played by Kaitlyn Ashley and Anna Malle, who have a serious case of sibling rivalry. Malle is married to a ne'er-do-well Nick East and the couple lives with the family, while Kaitlyn has a troubled Yankee lover, played by John Decker in the movie's most ambiguous role.
With a fine musical score and shot at interesting locations (Dry Gulch Ranch and Granville Manor), the film reeks of Southern-fried atmosphere and casts an unusual spell both in its laid-back pacing and earthy performances. The sex is extremely hot and includes considerable tease which adds flavor to the expected (and mandatory) XXX interludes.
Storyline gets a bit far out concerning Decker's role as Bobby WIiker. He walks hesitantly with a cane and complains of a groin injury and has to put up with Horner's verbal abuse, the rest of which is saved to criticize good for nothing Nick East. Carl Esser's interesting script has many off-beat touches, such as emphasizing that guest Wilker is put up in the former slave quarters on the property. Both potential racial and incest issues were set up in my mind, but neither comes to pass during the film.
Ultimately Wilker is sent to Horner's lavish brothel, where he is serviced by that tall drink of water Christi Lake in a fine scene, after which he's cured of impotence and throws away his cane! Christi is the film's executive producer and even takes a possessive "Christi Lake's" credit before the title.
But it is Kaitlyn Ashley who steals the show, lounging about topless most of the time and sexy as hell. When not having sex she's masturbating, and adding to the drama is her relationship with over-sexed Nick, who is oddly not satisfied by humping his uber-sexy wife played by Anna Malle. This profusion of abundantly arousing leading ladies makes the film a must-see.
Weird issue is that the film and its sequel (Southern Comfort 2) both have 1995 production dates listed on screen, as part of the "nobody under 18" disclosure required on Adult films. Yet this movie is listed with a 2000 release date in IMDb and the sequel with 1996. Because Legend released a different film with Inari Vachs titled "Southern Comfort" in 2000 that might have caused the mix-up.
Lee's wife (at the time) Asia Carrera is credited as dialog director, but I didn't see her appear on screen as listed in IMDb, possibly another error.
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