Released: Sep 01st, 1990
Running Time: 79
Director: Angel Rivera (I)
Company: Video 10 Distributors
Cast: Dany Brown, Ricky Valencia, Rod Garetto, Anthony Toro, Kevin Young
Critical Rating: AAA
Genre: Gay and Bi
Dany Brown, straight from the release last month of Cadinot's fine Hand in the Fire, is back from France and re-entrenched in the day-to-day life of pornography in southern California. This may not be a big budget title, and it may not endear him to any paparazzi, but it does give him the advantage of working with Angel Rivera, one of the most under-rated low-budget directors in gay video. Dany plays a young man moving out of his parent's house and into a somewhat drab apartment building in a latin neighborhood, his cap set for landing an hispanic husband. He's fixated on the idea, and has elaborate notions about Latins as these kind of perpetually samba-ing coffee-skinned sex machines.
Dany hooks up right away with a hustler, and all in the course of an afternoon finds disillusionment and true love in the form of his new next door neighbor. In other words, another sweet, low-key, relatively realistic story from Rivera, who knows how to use a plot to make sex more interesting, and make the sex integral to his story.
It seems weird casting Brown, a dark haired French boy who could in a pinch pass for Hispanic himself, in the role of the obsessive gavacho. The story hinges on his being an outsider to the Latin world and being forced to shatter some of his more racist fantasies. Perhaps casting a blond man might have made more sense. Still, note the rest of the cast is all young and Latin, which can be a real draw for many customers.