Thursday, December 7, 2023

"La Primera Película Mexicana Filmada En Este Género."

It is said in the E. Roman book “El Cine Pornografico Mexicano De Los ‘90” that on August 26, 1993, the Mexican distribution company “Cinematográfica Veracruz” seeks permission from the RTC to theatrically exhibit the first ever Mexican pornographic film Las Profesoras Del Amor (roughly translating as "The Instructors of Love")which was filmed in 1988. Cinematográfica Veracruz was then granted permission for screening (it is permitted for 42 weeks) & given a rating of “D”, which in Mexico is “Adults Only”. Las Profesoras Del Amor was then screening in several theaters in Mexico City beginning on October 28, 1993 and from there the other Angel Rodriguez Vazquez-directed pornographic films were granted permission for theatrical exhibition and then they totally just disappear over time, including their rare home video releases in the USA. 

These Angel Rodriguez Vazquez’s pornographic films are very obscure considering how they’re only known through the E. Roman book and no other such documentation of them can be found. Not even the biggest experts in adult films know of these films, let alone have even seen them. I was fortunate several years back to have acquired a copy of the 2nd film El Despertar Del Sexo and I knew eventually I would find copies of the others and sure enough I have gotten the first film. The first full-length pornographic feature from Mexico that is. Las Profesoras Del Amor was the first one made and the first to be screened theatrically. 

Wrestling promoter “Santini” (Arturo Santini) has a meeting with 2 luchadores “La Sombra” (Alfonso Herrera) & “El Malacara” (Rafael Santo) who are to be in a big match for the championship title. Santini wants Sombra & Malacara to purposely lose the match and he will compensate them for this, but of course the two competitive luchadores decline the offer. Santini then proposes to them to use his luxurious mansion in Cuernavaca to train for the match and they take that offer instead. Santini of course uses this opportunity to get both men in one place where they will be catered by a line of prostitutes that will distract them from training for the match & wear them the hell out by having sex with them. 

Las Profesoras Del Amor plays out like a cheap sex comedy, just with real sex involved of course. After the first 20 minutes of quirky/humorous dialogue, 1 corny ranchera song number and kind of getting to know all the characters (3 of them being humbling workers of the Cuernavaca mansion), the film immediately goes full-on pornographic with showing dicks getting sucked, pussy getting eaten & plenty of penetrating from left to right and up & down. The girls in Las Profesoras Del Amor are fairly attractive, especially the first one introduced, whom is Velma Collins—a familiar face in the Mexican vedette scene of the 1980's. After 40-some minutes of raunchy sex sessions, a sexual pool game dream scene & a very dark threesome scene, we are taken back to some more quirky/humorous moments, more ranchera song numbers and an ending with sleaze-ball Santini in a threesome. His dick never gets hard, despite receiving a blowjob firsthand. Yikes.

Las Profesoras Del Amor doesn’t have much of a plot nor do we ever get treated to some wrestling action despite having 2 luchador characters, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad film at all. It’s quite an intriguing watch for a pornographic film, especially it being made in Mexicoa country that had no actual pornographic film productions in those days. If the sex scenes were removed or edited in some way, Las Profesoras Del Amor would literally be like any other cheap sex comedy from that era, particularly like Las Nenas Del Amor—a sex comedy that has a similar cheap tone & directed by Angel Rodriguez Vazquez as well. 

If given the opportunity, give Las Profesoras Del Amor a watch. You might enjoy it for what it is and/or even get off on it. Whatever it may be, director Angel Rodriguez Vazquez did his job and that was to direct a film that would be watchable and would sell. After all, the old man himself had said he never really got to work on anything he wanted to do, he just took on all the directorial jobs offered to him and in a crazy turn of events, Angel just happened to have directed the first 3 Mexican pornographic films. Did he know? Of course he did! And again, it was all just for work y nada más.

image from Velma Collins' facebook page