Ever wondered what the porn industry was like back in the day? Ever wanted to know what some of your favorite stars were really living in their day to day lives? Do you love Sharon Mitchell?
If someone were to pose those questions listed above to me, they would get an enthusiastic "Yes!" in response to all of them. And frankly, this documentary is arguably the best I've ever seen on the subject. Yes some scenes were reenacted for the benefit of the camera but this verite flick still hits all the right notes.
At times disturbing, sexy, revolting, and poignant it follows adult superstar Sharon Mitchell on a trip to San Fran to work on a flick with her then girlfriend Tigr Bennett. Yes, it's spelled Tigr. What you get to see are sketchy producers, the actual hard work of cast and crew, and Sharon Mitchell being frighteningly candid about her drug use. Through all the grime though, the real star of this film is Sharon's volatile relationship with Tigr.
If you're expecting hardcore sex and lots of behind the scenes fetishism, you'll be disappointed. If you want a fascinating, endearing, disturbing, and brilliant flick to watch, Kamikaze Hearts should be at the top of your list.
It was released on VHS by Facets Video and DESPERATELY needs a DVD release!