Having just watched his disappointing new all-Black feature "Ethni-city", I decided to re-view a decade later his first dip into the Blaxploitation genre pool, the filler known as "Hot Chocolate". It's pretty dreadful.
I originally bought HC to see Havana Ginger, my favorite all-sex actress at that time who was rarely if ever cast in feature projects, let alone for the top labels like Brad's Wicked Pictures. She plays a ring card girl in a boxing match between Tommy Gunn and Tyler Knight, cuing a threesome after Gunn is knocked out. Brad ripped this off 100% from the Adam & Eve feature "Raging Lust", copying the format of an unconscious sex dream by a downed fighter, Dillon Day being the protagonist of the earlier Nicholas Steele movie.
Similarly displaying trademark huge aureolae is Jada Fire, femme star of HC, paired with lesser known Cassidy Clay in the opening threesome vignette servicing Tee Reel. The attractive cast of black femmes is the reason, if any, to watch this junker, though they have little to do other than hump and look pretty.
Brad cannot resist jumping into the fray himself, sort of Adult Cinema's answer to mainstream womanizer James Toback (whose name I drop because I knew him rather well back in the '80s). Playing a Great White Hunter on safari with Mikayla (whose presence adds Wicked contract girl star power to this project), he gets to have a threesome with her and a stunningly built Sandy Jackmon as a statuesque African princess.
Brad also indulges by shooting a music video featuring Deep Threat, far better known for his big dick in porn than his musical abilities.
Most revealing info here comes in the BTS short subject, where Armstrong offers the genesis of this nothing project stemming from his winning an AVN "best ethnic feature" award for his all-Latina Wicked release "Caliente". His low-low goals of winning more AVN favor, as if the deck wasn't already stacked in his and Wicked's favor, is embarrassing.
Biggest insult comes in the DVD box tag, terming the contents "a Brad Armstrong joint". Spike Lee is used to racism and exploitation, so why not have Brad pile on by ripping off Spike's terminology in pursuit of a buck?
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