In his director's commentary, director Nic Andrews is not shy regarding his greatness, but I'm afraid the video in question fails to live up to his self-admiration. It consists of nine abstract vignettes vaguely related to phone sex, and quite boring in toto.
Kylie Ireland is a key collaborator here, and her segments are alluring and well- performed. But it all adds up to nothing, including Nic's self-touted sort of "sexual vocalese" in which Kylie's moaning and groaning and whispering is integrated as part of the music track. If all of Nic's endless post-production attention to detail actually adds up to anything it's to produce a tape suitable for installation at some X-rated nightclub as background noise, the way my local Italian wine bar in Chelsea plays old Italian films (with or without subtitles) mute as a background.
I admired Nic's narrative horror film Dark Angels 2 but in the decade since that one he has not made any others, just working occasionally as a cameraman. No idea why, but "Confessions" certainly demonstrates a disconnect between auteur and prospective audience. Otherwise, I would be comparing Blake to Nic and not the other way around.
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