9 AVN Awards – Michael Ninn – Sex 1 (1994) – AVN Rank #27
Category: Girl-Girl, Feature, Classic, Straight, 1996 AVN Award Winner, 1995 AVN Award Winner
Starring: Asia Carrera, Chasey Lain, Debi Diamond, Deidre Holland, Diva, Misty Rain, Sunset Thomas, Tyffany Million.
From the sprawling type of isolation found in Mad Max to the urban glitz-o-rama of Madison Avenue, Ninn’s frames of reference in Sex march before the judges’ stand, spit and polished, in full parade regalia. Ninn’s film, a spine-tingling noir tone poem, plays like a hypnotically driven elegiac and we witness the fortune and fall of Gerry Pike, who is a guilt-charged set of muscles and mane from the sticks who, makes it big as a male model in the acrid world of show biz. Ninn’s Sex is, prosaically, about power, passion and pain; about whispered deals in dark alleys, flights of ego, and Jack Daniels nightmares. Yet most of the action is defined within the parameters of a well-dressed stage setting or two, some hi-tech future-world props and Pike’s conscience ringing loud and clear through the compelling voice of narrator Simon Delo. If you can, picture the haunts of the drifter – the scorched earth, the roseate sky and windswept mesas. It’s here, in his salt flat element, and Pike’s character delivers a tempestuous doggie scene with Sunset at sunset. Each scene stands as a powerful gem of mesmerizing constructional vision. They don’t unfold as much as strike, attack and lash at the viewer’s sensibilities like the old Rocky Marciano one-two. Pike’s scene with Debi Diamond, part one-on-one, part foursome with Misty Rain and Diva is a marvel of this kind of flailing formidability that sets standards in editing and creativity for an adult film never before seen. Incredible cinematography, scintillating original music and special effects never seen or used in an adult film before make this film the original work it is. More than a routine sexual exercise, Michael Ninn’s Sex is a beautiful, eloquent statement with deep feelings. It’s a monumental adult film that will actually have you thinking about life, as complicated as that gets, sometimes.
Best Editing – Film
Best Group Sex Scene – Film (Gerry Pike, Debi Diamond, Diva, Misty Rain)
Best Packaging – Film
Best Supporting Actor – Film (Jon Dough)
Best Supporting Actress – Film (Sandra Margot)