Disclaimer: This post is adult in nature and therefore only intended for a mature audience.
I am a bit of an Alice in Wonderland enthusiast. I had latched onto the story as a little kid and my admiration for it grew as I did. Throughout my years I have accumulated several copies of different editions of both Lewis Carroll books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, as well as a few small art prints, the different versions of the movie (I hated the Tim Burton remake of my beloved story, by the way), and when I was 17 I had sketches from the book “Through the Looking Glass” that I had planned to turn into a full-sleeve tattoo. That did not happen as I became of age to go and get a tattoo and even years later, I have more important things to put my money towards, even if it I still believe it would turn out to be one of the coolest tattoos ever. But I digress.
So when I saw Malice in LaLaLand, an adult film from Miss Lucifer Productions that uses Lewis Carroll’s creations as a muse and jumping off point for a series of sexy adventures starring Sasha Grey, while browsing the stock of adult DVDs on Fascinations, I was pretty intrigued and excited to see what kind of scenarios they would come up with.
The simply mad way of Wonderland is abundantly apparent in Malice in LaLaLand but it isn’t the supporting cast of characters in the film that are mad. Malice, played by Sasha Grey, is the mad one, first seen tied to a chair in a straight jacket and then laying in a white bed inside of an incredibly dingy mental hospital. Malice manages to escape the asylum with the help of a very small man dressed like a demonic rabbit, played by Stephen Powers, and its doctor Queenie, played by Andy San Dimas, and the really creepy, voyeuristic Jabbowski, played by Dirty Fred, whose name is nothing but appropriate.
After escaping the asylum, Malice makes a pit stop at Rabbit’s house where she gets changed into very short, cheeky jean shorts and a halter top. They do not stay on long, however, as she climbs out of the rabbit hole and is somehow naked again. For some reason, she does not realize she is naked until she is walking through the desert to a gas station. But she does find another change of clothes there, which include leather pants that look to be about three sizes too small and don’t go over the top-half of her ass, a leather belt, jacket and heels. Appropriate clothing for walking through the desert indeed. Luckily, she doesn’t have to do much more walking as she meets up with the Cheshire Cat character, played by Keni Styles. He takes her to a hotel room where he wants to take pictures of her. They end up fucking while Sasha Grey is, of course, wearing an adult fantasy Alice in Wonderland dress much like the one I reviewed back in December.
Together, Sasha Grey and Keni Styles embark on a few trips. One to Ron Jeremy‘s strip club where he is sucking on a hookah and passing out mushrooms and other drugs, and they also stop at the Mad Hatter’s sex mansion where every room is a different fetish. Keni Styles winds up in a furry threesome with two women wearing rabbit heads, although they do take the rabbit heads off for most of this encounter. Malice finds herself in a room with two other women where they do just about anything and everything three women can do together without it getting boring or stale. That is an accomplishment.
Jabbowski does catch up with Malice in the end, after following just a few moments behind Malice’s every move. Man is resourceful! While Malice is shooting an MMF threesome for people who let her jump into their car to get away from Jabbowski, he finally catches up with her, shoots Rabbit and somehow Queenie walks into the diner from out of nowhere. There is then a sort of standoff between Jabbowski and Malice, and Queenie stops him from shooting Malice so she can plunge a giant needle into her to, I suppose, sedate her and take her back to the asylum. End scene.
There are very few moments in “Malice in LaLaLand” that succeeded in turning me on, which is disappointing since that’s why I (and most people) watch porn to begin with. The storyline was mildly interesting–mildly–and I feel like they really could have done a lot more, but shied away from going too kinky, as evidenced by the fact that Malice had a very straightforward threesome with two other women. I will give it credit for being one of the hotter scenes in this film but she could have jumped headfirst into the medical bondage room. Just saying.
After the last scene came to an end, I felt completely underwhelmed by Malice in LaLaLand, which was extremely disappointing. I wanted it to be so much more than it was. When it comes to Lewis Carroll being used as a muse for just about anything, there is so much to work with right at your fingertips. Taking Carroll’s story and making it your own in an adult film could lead to absolutely amazing and seriously hot scenes, but all Miss Lucifer Productions did was take a small kernel of what made each character interesting, took their clothes off, and watered them down to forgettable and uninteresting versions of themselves.