Sunday, October 14, 2012

I'm Spartacus!

I've been watching a lot more TV lately, shows like Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, and especially Game of Thrones. TV used to mean lousy acting, low budgets, and cheesy scripts, but those shows have raised the bar considerably. Strong actors, budgets that allow the writer's vision to come to life, and scripts that are unafraid to experiment a bit have all done their part to make TV worth watching again.
In a shocking twist, I am now going to say that I watch porn. Perhaps I shouldn't talk about such private things here, but let's face it: porn rakes in billions of Dollars each year, and that's not me and Charlie Sheen alone. That's hundreds of millions of people, and if recent studies are to be believed, the percentage of women viewers is increasing.
What does that have to do with HBO?
It's quite simple: I recently came across a film that has done for porn what Boardwalk Empire has done for TV: Spartacus MMXII - The Beginning.
It's a pretty straightforward title I thought, a porn parody of Spartacus, the TV series. But I was wrong: the actors are really just that, actors; the sets are utterly convincing; the costumes are worthy of a Hollywood production; and the story is great! So great in fact that the movie has a running time exceeding 3 hours, but I never once felt bored. I never thought I'd ever say this, but I actually watched a porn for the story. Weird, huh? Apparently they even brought in a professional stunt coordinator for the sword fighting scenes!
Aside from the sword action, the "other" action is also great, and watching porn shot with the same type of high-speed cameras used in big-budget TV shows is a different type of experience. It approaches the look of something like Game of Thrones, but with sex. What's not to like?

The trailer below does not feature any naughty stuff :)

These links however are NSFW:
Adult DVD Empire
Official Spartacus MMXII Blog


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