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BLACK VENUS (1983) **

A black chick named Venus (Josephine Jacqueline Jones) provides the inspiration for a down and out sculptor to create a statue of her likeness.  They fall in love but he gets all belligerent on her when she starts bringing home the bread and paying the rent while he's doing his starving artist thing.  So Venus goes out and becomes a total slut.  First thing she does is become a "companion" to a rich old MILF who likes to buy her stuff and fuck her.  Venus gets pissed though when her hubby comes home and wants her to become his plaything too, so she splits.  She ends up being a high class hooker who gets sold outright to some rich art critic who has a grudge against her ex-boyfriend.  To really piss him off, he also steals the statue of Venus too.  In the end, the drunken artist comes barging in to the art critic's house with a loaded gun to get Venus back.  But which one does he want more; the flesh and blood Venus, or the statue?


As a young and impressionable lad, I used to stay up late and secretly watch Skinamax.  A lot.  It was such a bad habit that the first day we'd receive the cable guide in the mail, I'd immediately sit down and memorize the "After Dark" line-up for the month.  Any movie that was listed as having AS (Adult Situations), SSC (Strong Sexual Content), and of course N (Nudity) was fair game for little Mitchie's late night viewing.  One flick I remember seeing quite frequently (at least the dirty parts that is) was Black Venus.  When I saw that it was on Netflix, I felt a wave of nostalgia fall over me.  I quickly moved the flick to the top of my Queue and waited impatiently for it to come in the mail so I could take a walk back down memory lane.  Plus, I would be able to watch the movie during the early evening without turning the sound down real low so my parents wouldn't hear me. 


As it turns out, Black Venus is more of a Harlequin Romance novel come to life than a down-and-dirty skin flick.  The filmmakers put on heirs that they're actually making a "real" movie and fill the flick with a heck of a lot of plot.  Also, the costumes and period setting are lavish (not quite Titanic, but substantial for this sort of thing), which kinda gets in the way of all of the softcore fucking.  Having said that though, there's some softcore fucking just about every five minutes or so, so you can't really call it "boring" or anything.  Too bad most of the scenes aren't very hot though.  There are quite a few lesbian scenes in there; so if you're a fan of girl-on-girl stuff, you might want to give it an additional star.


Special Note:  This movie was written by a guy named "Honored Balzac", which has to be the greatest name for a writer ever; especially for a guy who writes Skinamax flicks.


The disheveled artist dude gets the best line of the movie when he says, "Red wine... to take away the blues!"

Tags: b, exploitation


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