In his “No Man’s Land: Asian Edition 6,” director David Aaron Clark sends Lana Croft tottering through the marbled hallways of a Porn Valley rental as she deals with ghosts and demons.
“Yes, she has a lot to contend with,” said Clark from his home in L.A.’s Koreatown. “It shows us how a little memory can be a bad thing.”
It is pleasant, now and then, to get a porn DVD that requires a little thought. We wonder, for example, how the grief-stricken Croft, whose character lost the love of her life to a plane crash (not before having sex with her, though) and lost her sister’s love to her own disapproval of her sister’s sex partners (not before watching them have sex, though) could afford that huge goddamn house. We wonder if Croft dresses more sluttily the sadder she gets. If this is the formula, we are going to invite Croft to our house and tell her that Bambi died.
Clark has been writing about and making porn for a couple of decades, including stints at Screw magazine and San Francisco’s late Spectator. He has carved out a thoughtful, extra fetishy Asian niche that finds the otherworldly Ange Venus, for example, doing things that viewers wouldn’t normally see.
“She’s not a geisha in this movie,” Clark said of Venus’ performance in NML. “She’s an erotic demoness.”
Well good. If you’re going to make me think about it, you’d damn well better make it erotic.
Check out No Man’s Land: Asian Edition 6 here.