Released: Jul 01st, 1988
Running Time: 85
Directors: Martin G Mayer, Vladimir Correa
Cast: Vladimir Correa, Steven Moore, Tony Davis, Roberto Arias
Critical Rating: AA 1/2
Genre: Gay and Bi
Mention Brazil to gay video viewers and they'll probably respond with three associations. First, Rio and all it stands for— Carnival, Ipanema Beach, a good time. Second, Vladimir Correa, the striking Brazilian model and porn star who made a big splash in the US last year. Third, the images of Kristen Bjorn, an American photographer living and working in Rio. Bjorn's superb work sets the standard in US gay magazines, and his Brazilian models are world-class
Given all that, any video called Fantasies Of Brazil raises high expectations. And while this video does deliver Vladimir Correa, it's a disappointment on other counts. Viewers with a fetish for foreskin and brown Brazilian boys will see plenty of both, but the models are mostly second-rate, the sex is only intermittently interesting, and the on-location photography is hardly an inducement to head for Brazil.
There are exceptions, such as the sequence featuring tall, dark and handsome Roberto Cochero and ebony Jorge do Silveo shamelessly seducing each other from their hammocks at opposite ends of a verandah. Correa's own "special guest appearance" proves that mediocre photography can make even the godlike look common.
Rumor has it that Kristen Bjorn is working on his own video vision of Brazil and its men. Now that's a fantasy worth looking forward to.