12 HOT WOMEN IS IN EPIC FILMMAKING
Sexploitation. Empowerment. Liberation. Words typically
used at opposite ends of the spectrum, where ne'er the twain
shall meet in a sentence. But in a strange alternate reality
behind the silver screen, these concepts not only coexist,
they complement each other. Russ Meyer understood this,
and to this day he remains a true visionary, having crafted
the classics that defined a new generation.
But it is a new millenium, and today his protege assumes
Following the true masters of the film
arts such as Russ Meyer, David F. Friedman and Buttman,
who gave us true classics, director Alan Chan struggles
against the shackles of political correctness to give us
what we want - hot women. The hotter the woman, the better
the film. The more women, the better the film. This week
sees the premiere of Alan's latest labor of love, "12
Alan Chan is a visionary. A true connoiseur
of the film art. What he has carefully crafted in this instant
classic is a true work of genius, a masterpiece of American
filmmaking. It is an epic story of mythic proportions. 36-24-35
times twelve is pretty damn epic.
Who cares what the story is - a loosely
crafted plotless movie about 12 hot women kicking ass as
spies. I barely noticed. What I did notice is the the spectacular
photography from co-DPs Clay Liford and Trent DiGuiglio.
Complemented by superb makeup work from Janet Harris and
guns from Weapon Specialist Toby Thomas, Clay and Trent
transcends mortal photography to usher in a new generation
of imaging - skin shots on steroids. The movie expertly
treads between power moments like the gun battle in the
South Pacific island of Kontituki and tender love scenes
in the Omega jacuzzi. Truly it is amazing to watch a master
director at work.