copyright 2005 by Pat Powers
Sapphire Girls is a film that, while it works as a mildly humorous sexy comedy caper movie, features the best use of tits and ass in a sexy softcore motion picture for this year, and possibly ... any year!
It's the story of a ditzy trio of female rocknrollers -- the titular Sapphire Girls -- who get involved in spying when they're recruited by a mysterious millionaire to go on a world tour.
Little do they know that their benefactor is in fact an Evil Overlord kinda guy, and their tour is just a ruse to achieve World Domination by getting various world leaders under the influence of a drug that renders its victims so prone to hypnotic suggestion that they become in effect slaves of whoever gives it to them.
While rehearsing their music (and, unknown to themselves, their roles as agents for drugging world leaders) the ditzes are recruited by a ditzy male spy, who's been assigned to keep an eye on Evil Overlord.
Well, as you can imagine, hijinks ensue. And if you think the details of the plot make any more sense than its bare outline, think again. We're in Skinamax country.
You'd think if they had the sense to have a Sapphire Girl dressed as a French Maid, they'd have the sense to have her TREATED like one, i.e., bound and gagged, like they did in The Naked Detective.
So here we have a bunch of scantily clad babes snooping around and spying on an Evil Overlord type. If this isn't a classic damsel in distress scenario, I don't know what is. Hell, one of the ditzes' stage costume is a French Maid outfit! There are super slavery drugs involved! Spying on evil captors by ditzy young female agents! You want to talk about coming right to the edge and not jumping.
Would it have KILLED them to have the bad guy catch female lead Mary Carey in the scene where she sneaks around the bad guys' mansion? Maybe tie her up in a parody of the classic DiD peril situation, in a way that lets Carey still make proper use of the, um, dramatic aspects of her body? Could they at least have parodied the old "henchman ties up the damsel" scene by having him A) Ridiculously overdo her bonds? or B) Get so carried away with the bondage that he and Carey spend all their time trying out different bondage techniques and materials? To wit:
Henchman: (eyeing a trussed-up Carey) "You know, the silk scarf gag just isn't working for me. Clashes with the leather ankle restraints something fierce."
Henchman: The ballgag is much better, but I don't think we've quite nailed it as far as the way you're tied. Seems liked the hogtie just doesn't display your figure to good effect."
Carey: (nods vigorously in agreement.)
Henchman: The wrist-ankle tie is definitely working your figure well, but with your butt in the air like that, it just screams "joyrope!" don't you agree?
Carey: (wiggling butt enticingly) Mmph!
This sort of thing would have been completely in keeping with the ditzy nature of the plot, and would have added a certain kinky frisson to the proceedings.
However, this is definitely a Fielder's Choice situation -- Sapphire Girls works just fine on its own terms without any bondage scenes. It would work just fine with bondage scenes as well. I'd rather they included a few, but that's just me.
The thing that really makes Sapphire Girls work as a Skinamax film and the reason I really, really wish they had picked up on the many opportunities for DiD scenes offered by the plot is the tremendous performance by Mary Carey, the "lead" member of the female rock band.
Here we see Carey using her entire body to act. At top left, she acts excited while having sex. Moving clockwise, we see her bending over prettily after carrying a heavy object. Nex, the bends over prettily while conducting a search. Next, she does some lascivious poolside writhing during a tanning/discussion session, and finally we see some extreme bending during the search.
Carey doesn't just work wth her body -- her face is very expressive, too. Maybe this is what raw acting talent looks like. Interestingly, though, every expression here is some kind of variant of a smile.
Even when she's just lying by the pool mnding her own business, she gropes her own breast just to keep viewers interested. How many, many mainstream actresses could take a lesson here!.
Here Carey licks her breast while making love, thus allowing her exhausted partner to take a much-needed nap. How thoughtful !