LOS ANGELES — Evil Angel director/performer Dana Vespoli has announced plans to release of “A Thing Of Beauty,” which will arrive on June 8 on DVD and VOD.
"A Thing of Beauty" is billed as an ambitious re-imagining of the traditional devil’s bargain. Vespoli said she found inspiration for the project in both classic literature — Goethe’s Faust — and in a talented, young performer.
“I had been wanting to do a project with Bree Daniels for a very long time, with her in a lead role,” Vespoli said. “I think she is enormously gifted as a performer and as an actress, and I wanted to create a story for her.”
That became “A Thing Of Beauty,” and as Vespoli tells it, Daniels’ character “finds herself seduced by a cast of sinister characters after she signs, seals and delivers her soul to the devil.”
“‘A Thing Of Beauty’ surprises, delights and disturbs with creative ideas,” said Evil Angel founder John Stagliano. “Skillful filmmaking and involving action make this erotic adventure memorable.”
The director, who portrays a carnal she-devil, found motivation all around her.
“I’ve always been drawn to the notion of the Faustian compromise, especially living in Los Angeles, where people seem willing to sell their souls for fame, money and beauty," Vespoli said. "I’ve always been amused by how we are such a litigious society — how we have contracts for everything to protect our interests, and on the flip side of that, to fuck other people over.
"We are also a ‘fast food’ society where we are all desperately seeking a quick fix and instant gratification, often failing to read the fine print, so to speak, and we suffer dearly because of it. I feel like we have all, at one time or another, wondered how far we’d be willing to go to get what we want.”
In “A Thing Of Beauty,” natural-bodied redhead Daniels’ transformation from mousy mess to confident cutie enhances her professional and sexual satisfaction. Her lovemaking with new boyfriend Logan Pierce is no automated porn sex. But while her deep-throat talent seems heavenly, she’s dragged to a darker place by black-clad hellions Sinn Sage and Karlie Montana; they dominate Bree in a brutal all-girl three-way.
Skin Diamond bears bloody scars where her wings have been ripped off. Aiden Starr makes the fallen angel confess her sinful pleasures in a rough lesbian session. Claiming another fallen angel (Mick Blue), Vespoli’s literally heartless demon reveals her morality: “I can feel the grace of God going up my asshole, where it belongs.”
Vespoli’s signature deployment of popular culture references is on display in “A Thing Of Beauty.”
“The hell that Bree finds herself in was inspired by David Lynch’s depiction of Agent Cooper’s subconscious mind in ‘Twin Peaks.’ Pierce & Pierce, where Bree is working at the beginning of the movie, is the company where Patrick Bateman works in ‘American Psycho’” Vespoli said.
A trailer available now at EvilAngelVideo.com previews “A Thing Of Beauty.”