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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

My Sinful Life and Las Vegas Girls (Vinegar Syndrome Peekarama DVD) - Tobalina Continues

Welcome to the quirky world of Carlos Tobalina. We’ve got a Peekarama double feature from Vinegar Syndrome that is as diverse as you may imagine with some real star power and the added bonus of having freaked me out. Tobalina is formulaic at times and yet at others comes up with sparks of ingenuity that have tested the adult film industry. With My Sinful Life, we are talking about a down and dirty theme that plays on social mores that have existed since the beginning of time. It’s a bold move. Daring. It’s horribly uncomfortable and strangely sexy. Las Vegas Girls couldn’t be more on the other side of the spectrum. Classic Tobalina elements with a hint of old Vegas (and nooooo San Fran to be seen!).

You can order this Peekarama from Vinegar Syndrome now.Tobalina fans must apply. The rest of you, is it the orgies or the wide shots of the bay area that get you down?

D: Carlos Tobalina / 1983 / 164 min (combined) / Color / 1.85:1

Features Include:

+ DVD | Region Free | 1.85:1 OAR
+ Restored in 2k from 35mm camera negatives
+ Original theatricals for both films

You can also get all the goods in the bundle! Available while supplies last.

My Sinful Life

From Vinegar Syndrome:

In this early eighties Tobalina sex drama the luscious Danielle plays our adopted heroine. Learning the sensual arts early from her adopted parents, she goes to live with her Aunt to start college. She quickly meets the hottest girl on campus and gains employment in a brothel where she learns things that she could never have imagined. With a guest appearance from a cowboy Jaime Gillis and Danielles’ lover brother (played by a young Tom Byron), Troy Benny (Carlos Tobalina) scores again in this sensual tale MY SINFUL LIFE.

What opens up with a novelty porn song by Shamus that repeats “I like to do with you baby” gives way to something wholly uncomfortable. I suppose we can expect that form a movie that star my personal favorite, Jamie Gillis and with the introduction of “The Fabulous BJ”. Um… excuse me… who?  What’s so uncomfortable you may ask? How about parents masturbating their daughter in the shower. I sat with jaws and pants dropped staring at the shocked woman on the screen staring back at me with a look of complete surprise. We shared a moment. It was pure shrivel up material of the first few moments. Then of course we remember that this is a movie, these are professional actors and this is a story. A completely debauched story, but I suppose every fantasy is someone’s freakout.

Of course the shower scene gives way to mommy/daddy/daughter orgy time complete with leg warmers. You simply couldn’t get away with this stuff now in main stream adult cinema. Sure there are sites dedicated to stepdaughter violation but this is a feature film. My Sinful Life makes you feel naughty.

My Sinful Life features plenty of famous faces and allows for some minor plot exposition between threesomes. That should calm you down about the initial subject matter until the wrap up near the end. The music goes from mid temp new wave to slow down prom music and vacillates between the two. Perhaps the flux in music is supposed to offset the low alligator moan of Gillis or his exquisite choice of cum face. Some really caveman beauty shots here.

Keep an eye out for the old hairy guy with the cowboy hat or the fella that looks like a Begee with the elderly woman. These may be the hairiest damn balls you ever did see.  The main question you’ll be left with is whether the bed will make it.

Las Vegas Girls

From Vinegar Syndrome:

With the bright lights and sexy Las Vegas strip ladies as our backdrop we watch the exploits of two private dicks, Karen Hall and Dan Boulder. They are searching for a runaway teen from Texas who left her oil baron father and gold digger mother to turn tricks. Watch and feel the excitement as our detectives scour every dirty dive on the strip in search of the fallen angel. We even get an inside look at a private Las Vegas party hosted by non other than the big man himself, William Margold.

I love that we are “introducing the galaxy of new super stars”! The distinct lack of San Fran a present of old Vegas makes this feel completely anti-Tobalina. Of course the montage juxtaposed shots of the strip combined with masturbation footage brings it back home.  Yet another fabulous intro featuring Ray Rando, Joe Welch and The Section with such hits as “For a Price”, “Lynn’s Theme” and “Ledger Domain”. “Love me and I’ll make you bleed”. Who comes up with this stuff anyway?

What we lack in San Francisco and the distinct absence of full on orgy in My Sinful Life is made up for wholesale in Las Vegas Girls. There’s an overabundance of needless exposition and then… you guessed it… orgy. By the way, you quickly learn that “super stars” means absolutely no one you’ve heard of or seen in an adult film. There’s a brief pause after the initial orgy only to separate out the women from the orgy into brothels. This leads to a classic music laced series of adult entertaining scenes with one of the most dramatic masturbation scenes I’ve seen. Of course it really could be the dramatic music’s influence on the scene. After a brief respite (we could call it the intermission in the chamber music self-fulfillment segment) we get a small bit of couples action before a second round of orgy a-go-go complete with some signature Tobalina kaleidoscope action.


You know the whole thing feels resolved in the end. Just some couples sex and then fin. Tobalina usually goes out with more of a bang involving more people. You know the end result.. everyone’s on screen, fucked and cummy. Tobalina ends on a somber note (for Tobalina).

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