Director: Dana Vespoli
Released: 5 August 2016 (web release)
Running Time: 123 minutes
Performers: Dana Vespoli, Alexis Texas, Bree Daniels, Julia Ann, Dani Daniels, AJ Applegate.
NONSEX: Steven St. Croix, James Avalon, KB, Brock Doom, Sal Genoa, Jane Hamilton, Lio Di Janeiro, Yhivi (cameo not credited)
Here's what the box cover says:
Dana Vespoli plays Linda Lefty Lumaban an undefeated boxing champion who abandoned her career at the top of her game, leaving behind an illustrious career, a beautiful girlfriend, and staggering wealth. Bree Daniels plays Erin, a hip journalist who decides to track down the elusive boxer to see if she plans on making a comeback. Join Erin on her odyssey as she interviews Leftys (sic) ex-girlfriend, Alexis Texas, discovers dark secrets from Leftys (sic) past and finally comes face to face with the brooding boxer in a climactic ending. Also starring Julia Ann, AJ Applegate, and Dani Daniels.
Scene 1 — Alexis Texas & Dana Vespoli in Pussy Worship!
Scene 2 — Julia Ann & Bree Daniels in Redheads have more fun!
Scene 3 — Alexis Texas, Dani Daniels & AJ Applegate in 3 Lesbians Isn't a Crowd!
Scene 4 — Dana Vespoli & Bree Daniels in Girly Action
If I was writing this review as a series of tabloid headlines it might look like this:
LEFTY IS A KNOCKOUT!
LEFTY PACKS A POWERFUL ONE-TWO PUNCH OF DRAMA AND EROTICISM!
LEFTY DESERVES A PORNO CHAMPIONSHIP BELT!
DANA VESPOLI PUTS ONE RIGHT ON THE BUTTON!
LEFTY SMACKS YOU IN THE FACE WITH SEX AND DRAMA AND KEEPS ON PUNCHING!
NO LOW BLOWS, BUT PLENTY OF LOW LICKS IN LEFTY!
Fill in your own boxing cliche` here. Or just keep reading. Dana Vespoli has produced a lot of really good videos in the four scene template model for Sweetheart and others. Lefty, like She's Come Undone and Hollywood Babylon, is an example of what she can do with just a little more money and the freedom to tell a story the way she wants to tell it.
Make no mistake -- Dana is an awesome talent on both sides of the camera. She's a passionate, almost fierce, sexual performer. As a writer/director, she is creative, articulate, detail oriented, and visually gifted. She gets the most out of her players the way a good corner man gets the most out of his fighters.
The old saying goes a person who acts as their own defense counsel has a fool for a client. The same might apply to directors who appear in their own movies but not in this case. Vespoli becomes Lefty and she never breaks character whether in the locker room or the bedroom. Whether talking to a lover or a reporter.
And in the cast she's chosen she's found women, and a few men, who can keep up. She gives them great dialog and they deliver it credibly and passionately. The pairings in this video are inspired. All four sex scenes are integral to the movie while at the same time providing those who aren't that interested in the story something to wank to.
I swear Julia Ann never seems to get older. It isn't fair. But I like it. I'll confess right here that I've been a fan since the early 90's when she entered the adult video world and I'm still in awe of the presence she brings to every scene. Pairing her with Bree Daniels was a great move. The two burn up the screen with a scorching scene.
But I'm getting ahead of myself. Dana Vespoli has an earthy kind of sensuality that is almost visceral in its effect. Her scene with Alexis Texas is almost animalistic. Alexis, of course, is no stranger to the sapphic arts. She plays Lefty Lumaban's girlfriend in a tight red dress that leaves very little to the imagination. Vespoli gobbles up Texas' world class ass and everything else, getting as good as she gets from Alexis. That's for openers.
Then we get the professor, played by Julia Ann, and the budding writer, played by Bree Daniels. If this was still film we could say that they melted the celluloid making this scene.
But wait there's more! We get a real treat with a lesbian threesome featuring Alexis Texas, Dani Daniels, and AJ Applegate. It's an embarrassment of riches. Three-way girl-girl doesn't always work, but these three are like a well-oiled orgasm machine.
Finally, we get Bree Daniels and Dana Vespoli. Bree's character is researching Lefty and why she left boxing so suddenly at the height of her career. Naturally, the interviews lead to a scorching hot sexual romp during which Bree learns something about passion and intensity.
Oh, and James Avalon kills it as Lefty's trainer. Brilliant!
There's even a twist at the end (no spoilers here).
Bravo to Dana and her crew for delivering a major blow for story based adult video! Lefty should be a favorite in the feature category at awards time next year.
I'm giving this a strong buy/rent recommendation. It's available in a variety of formats with streaming options starting at less than you would spend at the local movie theater for something that isn't anywhere near as good.