Monday, February 4, 2019

The Sexual Awakening.

If anyone ever wondered, XXX movies filmed in 35mm did exist In Mexico at one point in time. Only one Mexican filmmaker dared to do this and his name was Angel Rodriguez Vazquez. He made only 4 porn films and it appears all 4 were shot around the 80’s and released near the mid 90’s. It’s up for debate which Vazquez XXX movie came first since they all appear to be filmed in the early to mid 80’s, but it seems the earliest release year for one is El Despertar Del Sexo (according to this UNAM writeup).


In El Despertar Del Sexo (aka "The Sexual Awakening") we meet Manolo, a young man who’s going through that awkward phase where all he thinks about is having sex. It doesn’t help when he overhears his brother & his wife having sex in the house as well. That just makes Manolo think about it more. As Manolo continues to fantasize having sex with women, the young maid Lolita who lives in Manolo’s home is also going through the phase of wanting & only thinking about sex. When Manolo basically forces himself on Lolita (but ends up consenting to it cause she’s been thinking of him mostly), they both finally get what they been wanting, but it suddenly takes a deadly turn in the end.


After watching El Despertar Del Sexo I was left baffled because the ending was very strange and this ending was quite similar to the one of Traficantes De Sexo. What exactly is the meaning of this? Why does Angel Rodriguez Vazquez turn to death at the point of orgasm? Whatever interpretation we can give, we both can agree it’s very, very strange. When the movie opens, we find Manolo in bed touching himself while some eerie music plays. It almost feels like a foreshadowing of what’s to come. After that creepy masturbation scene, we meet the other characters and see more of Manolo's brother & wife having lots of sex (of course) and loud enough for the horny Manolo and Lolita to hear. There’s a lot of voyeurism in the movie and it feels so wrong (naturally).

Since this being a porn, I do have to mention the copious amounts of sex and the way the actors appear (duh). There’s plenty of POV sex scenes & fellatio and we can see the littlest of flaws in the actor’s bodies. Ones I have to really point out are the birthmarks (or perhaps bruises) on the upper part of the rear belonging to the actress that plays Lolita. They’re quite visible, but they’re so charming just as she is. There’s a great scene in the beginning where Lolita showers & touches herself all over while Manolo watches. There’s also another scene of Lolita going to her room where she undresses & proceeds to masturbate at the thought of fucking Manolo. They’re both meant to be, eh? Perhaps.

Lolita was my favorite character of the movie honestly. She’s beautiful and has an amazing body (ayye). She’s also so innocent as well. Unlike Manolo, who at first comes off innocently, but near the end he basically becomes a sexual deviant. Manolo is an intriguing character regardless of his issues. His fantasies are amusing and they quickly get weird when he imagines himself in the middle of a beach giving a blonde woman head and later on that same blonde appears again in his house where she tells him she’ll teach him how to make love. She teases him at first by disappearing in one room and reappearing in another. Incredibly weird! I also have to note that Manolo’s friends take him to a small brothel, but cannot find himself to fuck the homely prostitute handed to him. He’d rather lose himself in fantasy with the blonde woman and Lolita.


I’ve never been much of a XXX film person since I’ve only ever watched 3 from the 70’s, but learning more about these particular XXX movies from Mexico has definitely been an intriguing experience. I hope to see more of Vazquez’s XXX work and will definitely cover them on here. El Despertar Del Sexo was an interesting watch for sure. I didn’t dislike it or think any less of it just because it’s porn. It still told a decent story of a young man’s sexual awakening. If you’re into XXX movies, then this one is not to be missed. 7/10.


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