Sasha Grey...the duality of strength and weakness is her condition. With despair and potent desire pulling Sasha apart, she administers her refuge. Only to discover she is the order amongst chaos. Finding control...
Cast: Audrey Bitoni, Dave Navarro, Dave Navarro, Jenna Haze, Kayla Paige, Lisa Daniels, Marco Banderas, Mark Davis, Sasha Grey, Spyder Jonez, Tommy Gunn, Victoria Sin
Audio/Video: Broken written and directed by Dave Navarro and produced by Sancho is distributed by Vivid and released by Teravision, was filmed in High Definition and presented in wide screen format. The sound portion was good presented in 5.1 Digital Dolby surround sound and there was no echoing or any kind of audio distortions. The colors were accurate, the flesh tones solid. The picture was clean and crisp with no pixilation.
Sasha Grey showing her moody range
OverView: One has to wonder just how much pain equals to pleasure. In Broken the amount of pain one person goes through physically and mentally can restore to some kind of break down and regain total control.Endorphins are released by pain experiences and can be perceived as pleasurable and possibly psychologically addictive Like a mathematical equation Broken breaks down to the simplest of forms; sex+ pleasure+ pain= pleasure rush. What brings about this equation is the inference in the movie after Mark and Sasha go at it and she takes all of his jizz into her mouth, spits it out of her mouth onto a spoon then takes a syringe shooting the cum into her veins. Is Sasha a Sexual Vampire or a Succubus gaining strength and power through this?
Broken has a lot of twist and turns and has to be watched closely to understand what Dave Navarro and Sancho are trying to get across. With all the artistic methods he used in every scene, this is not your typical porn. The sex is very intense and through out the entire title there is a lot of hypoxyphila (choking by partner during sex) which I will admit isn’t so much of a turn on to me. Consensual S&M is not only pain that initiate pleasure, but violence—or the simulation of violence—to express love and acceptance. There is a method to his madness and even after a second watch it leave me wonder how much pain would one take to get that sexual high that becomes a true addiction. Both director and producer managed to get that point across and leave even me thinking..
Broken has a nice array of extras including Repairing Broken which is more of a BTS with the director and the producer via video conference going over local and putting the entire film together. The Shooting Gallery lasts about 10 minutes and you can see the performer prepping and the actual poses used. The Online Predators links you to their website letting you play around over there.
The scene first opens with a very distraught Sasha Grey sobbing uncontrollably on the bathroom floor and at the same time she is mumbling incoherently while masturbating. The scene makes you wonder why she is playing with herself and hysterically crying. Is she remembering an encounter that was both pleasing and painful? Not an erotic moment in the opening scene.
Sasha and Mark
Scene 2:Sasha Grey, Mark Davis
The ongoing dialog in this next scene between Sasha and Mark has Italian subtitles across the screen and is filmed in an all white background in b/w. Mark who has an overwhelming person to Sasha submissive side. Mark and Sasha are so in tuned with the other. They are so natural and fit like two links together. The entire scene is a very strong one with a lot of choking, slapping, gagging, hard fingering etc. Sasha eye makeup shows the worst for wear as it runs down her face. Sasha sits on Mark’s lap giving him her back after being choked and slapped a few times. Mark slaps her between her legs a few times to stimulate her clit. From there she sucks him off, mind you they are speaking English and the subtitles do prove to be a bit distracting. He then pulls her sweater over her face covering her eyes as she sucks him off. Sasha then mounts up straddling him riding him CG style. Mark chokes her and smacks her around some more before Sasha turns around to ride him RCG. Mark ends up giving her a facial with Sasha swallowing his cum. This is where it gets weird. Sasha goes into the bathroom, spits his cum out onto a spoon, reaches for a syringe and shoots up his cum into her vein. Pain + Pleasure = Sexual High?
Scene3: Jenna Haze & Tommy Gunn, Victoria Sin& Spyder, Lisa Daniels with Kayla Paige , Sasha Grey & Marco Banderas
This next scene lasts almost 45 minutes and it’s a scene within another scene. You have 3 b/g scenes going on as well as the g/g scene all at one time. Hence the confusion and the chaos going on within the set.
The first scene starts with Jenna and Tommy. This is the typical porn scene where girl orders pizza, pizza delivery man flirts with customer and vice versa and within moments they are screwing. What makes this scene different is that when edited the film was fast forward and you can see the performers bouncing around the set back and forth until they get to the right spot where Jenna is giving Tommy a BJ. Then it cuts off to Victoria and Spyder who are in another part of the set and he has her spread eagle pounding her from behind. Mind you through all this Sasha is above watching.
Lisa Daniels & Kayla Paige
Sasha then grabs Marco who has a camera in hand and gets a POV BJ from Sasha. Things change again as we now are watching the ladies going at it. Lisa Daniels and Kayla Paige getting all hot and steamy, breaking out toys and showing off what they can do. What stood out was the standing 69 the ladies did. What you have here is a lot of non stop action with the constant change over back and forth between performers with Sasha “ give a helping hand” where needed. For each working scene you had cameramen all over making sure they get the right shots and angles for the pounding the ladies where getting. Each scene finally winds down and you get to see the finishing act and the clean up as well. What was a turn off was all the tats Spyder. I can understand a few but almost his entire body was covered in Ink, that just grossed me out. Ok everyone if you have been able to keep up with the back and forth filming in the set inside of a set then you are lucky, I know I got lost somewhere in the 45 minutes a few times until I caught up . Excellent scene... a bit confusing at times but the performers did an outstanding job!
Scene4: Audrey Bitoni, Marco Banderas
After watching one of the longest scenes every this next scene with Audrey and Marco is a well welcomed one. Marco finds her backstage naked sitting in a director’s chair. Marco eagerly eats her out the she is on her knees sucking him off. They go at it in several different positions with Marco doing her missionary and unloading onto a near by mirror and you have Audrey licking the cum off the mirror. What I enjoyed about this scene was the change from a regular porn shot to what looked like a music video. In addition, the constant eye contact Audrey made with the camera. Audrey and Marco have worked very well together in a few other titles and I will be the first to admit just how beautiful Audrey is.
Makes You Wonder.. Did She or Didn't She?
Scene 5: Sasha Grey, Marc Davis
This final scene opens the same way the second scene does with the white background and in b/w. Here you have Mark asleep on the sofa awakened by Sasha who is holding a shot gun over him. Mark is made to remove his clothing and kneel in front of her. Sasha tosses him a condom and tells him to put it on the barrel of the gun. Just as things get weirder we see another set with the Director stepping in trying to regain control of Sasha and she tells him to fuck off. I won’t tell you want happens next with Mark and the shot gun. All I will say is that you have to watch both endings to really enjoy the mind game that has been going on since the beginning.
What everyone looks for in an adult feature is a good story line, exotic women and hardcore sex. In Broken you get so much more than that. With a very complex story line and scenes within scenes, Broken makes for a title that is a must watch twice to really understand and enjoy what is going on. The artistic value filmed in certain scenes in b/w with an all white background and the music performed by kHz and Axel Braun and Alex De Large blend perfectly with the mood that was set. Sasha Grey’s role in a few scene as the one in control, pushing the button on the performers gave more believability to the very strong storyline. There are times that the music drowns out the vocals of the performers but that is corrected with in seconds. In scene 2, the Italian subtitles are a bite confusing and you really can’t make out what is being said which makes you question why they used the Italian subtitles. Overall Broken is a repeat watch and one you should have in your collection especially if you are into S&M and are huge fans of the beautiful Sasha Grey. Great sex+ good storyline + good music/soundtrack= X-Critic Pick! All I want to know is where I can get a copy of the music from the group kHz with additional music from Axel Braun and Alex De Large. I loved their music! I forgot to mention is a must watch in the BTS... An alternate ending which literally is mind blowing.