Black in Back: Dark Alley and Pitbull’s The Show
A perverted Bruce Wayne-esque billionaire hosts a sex-based audition for his newest plaything. New York City-based Dark Alley Media and Pitbull Productions’ inaugural joint effort The Show (Part 1) is a tongue-in-ass riff on reality television that revels in the sexiness Black and Latino actors without resorting to clumsy race cliches.
Social anxiety (whether over weight, cock size or race) quickly reverts to caricature in porn. How else to take movies with titles like Chocolate Cake with White Topping, Black Magic White Heat if not as the sexualized descendants of Stepin Fetchit skits? But most major studios still lack more than one black and Latino actor in their stable, and only a few — most notably Raging Stallion and Lucas Entertainment — mix it up without reducing the actors to stereotype.
Nimble start-up Dark Alley took a deft shortcut and partnered with Pitbull Productions on The Show, mixing DAM’s hardcore sarcasm with Pitbull’s self-declared “thug porn” realness. Black and Latino stalwarts like Supreme, T Malone and Mario Cruz battle it out for the attention of judges Tiger Tyson and Owen Hawk — and the fat wallet of billionaire Mattias Von Fistenberg. The nut-busting fun isn’t entirely relegated to bottomless bottoms swallowing miles of engorged cock, however, though it is a major factor (watching Tiger Tyson’s jaw-dropping cock wreak havoc on his co-stars is particularly compelling). Piggish sex challenges, a fetish runway show and other clever distractions keep your interest piqued when you’re not peeking.
Von Fistenberg and Supreme were arrested for lewd behavior during filming, after onlookers caught sight of them rutting through a window. Now that I’ve seen The Show, I know what all the fuss was about. Too bad the real crime is that other studios continue to pump out corn-ball “fantasies in black and white” rather than collaborate.