I’ve never received as many requests for a review as I have for Giga’s Superior Lady starring American adult actress Briana Blair. Finally, Giga has produced a video with an English-speaking superheroine played by an American-born actress. What are the results? Read on to find out.
Right from the first scene of Superior Lady, it becomes obvious that Giga has seemingly put more effort and more resources into this production than usual, which is really saying something since virtually all of their productions are top-notch. The special effects are a little more impressive, the initial fight takes place on what appears to be a new (or never-before-used) set, and there’s an overall sense that this might be an important video for Giga.
The situation is this: a guy is being chased by a small group of henchmen for no apparent reason. I’m assuming this reason must be quite apparent to the guy being chased, as well as to the pursuers, but it’s not apparent to the viewer since no context about this situation is provided. However, it’s virtually impossible that a group of guys dressed in red spandex jumpsuits and wearing masks could be up to anything good, so surely it’s safe to assume that these guys are “evil” and the guy clad in business casual attire is “good.” Superior Lady agrees because she shows up, floating in the air, accompanied by incredibly epic background music. She easily dispatches the bad guys with her super-breath and a brief show of super strength. This is followed by an incredibly awkward exchange of dialogue between Superior Lady and the grateful man whose life she just saved.
With that Mamet-esque exchange, Superior Lady rockets into the air leaving a cloud of dust in her wake, flying off to… do whatever it is Superior Lady does when she’s not saving people from masked, spandex-wearing thugs. What Superior Lady doesn’t notice, however, is that a guy who looks almost exactly like TV’s Guy Fieri is watching her from afar with a sinister look on his face. Which, in a Giga movie, can only mean that in the very near future, he’ll be doing all kinds of nasty, unspeakable things to Superior Lady. Things the actual Guy Fieri could never understand.
Superior Lady returns to her small apartment to, I guess, hang out and watch TV for a while. She thinks out loud to herself, “Editor-in-Chief is really going to stop investigating Crow?” Just as she’s about to complete the formation of that thought, Crow contacts her via some kind of telepathic connection, telling her that he has kidnapped Editor-in-Chief, and that Superior Lady is to meet him in “an abandoned building in the West area.” Superior Lady foolishly agrees to meet Crow in the abandoned building in the West area. What is she thinking? Hasn’t she ever seen a Giga movie before?!
Superior Lady flies to meet the evil Crow. When she arrives, she is almost immediately weakened by
Kryptonite Krystonite, which is attached to a necklace worn by a henchman. Crow uses this opportunity to interrogate Superior Lady about her spaceship, which he assumes she must have hidden away somewhere after her arrival on Earth. Crow wants to use the advanced technology of the spaceship to concoct an evil plan to concur Earth. After explaining his evil plans to a defiant Superior Lady, Crow presses the piece of Krystonite against her body, causing Superior Lady to cry out in pain. Crow tortures her for a few minutes and then places the Krystonite necklace around her neck. With Superior Lady weakened, and being held from behind by a henchman, Crow delivers several stomach punches to Superior Lady, and then gropes her breasts and nether-regions. This goes on for a while until Superior Lady loses consciousness.
This brings us to about the 14-minute mark of the video. The remaining 75 or so minutes consist only of Superior Lady being tortured and sexually assaulted in just about every imaginable way. There’s so much torture in this video that I’m not sure why the producers even bothered to introduce the plot exposition about a spaceship, Superior Lady’s Editor-in-Chief, or anything else. From this point on, none of that matters. For the following hour and 15 minutes, Superior Lady is subjected to: electrocution, whipping, humiliation, having painful goo painted onto her body, vibrator torture, being forced to give a hand-job, forced blow job, getting sexually assaulted by Crow (in a variety of ways), more forced blow jobs, more ravaging, more sexual assault, etc. It goes on for quite a while, but Briana Blair is actually really good at acting all of this out. I think Giga chose wisely in casting its first (to my knowledge) American actress. (Also, all joking aside, the guy who resembles Guy Fieri is actually veteran adult actor Barrett Blade, who is very menacing and effective in the villain role).
Overall, I think this is a very good video from Giga, with excellent production values, really good performances, and a likeable lead actress. I can’t imagine anyone intrigued by the trailer and images being disappointed with this one.
So, is this a sign of things to come for Giga? Will we see more American actresses in English-language productions from Giga? I don’t know, but somehow I have a hard time imagining that Superior Lady won’t be a successful experiment for Giga. I suspect that lots of English-speaking viewers have been waiting quite a while for something like this, although I’m curious to know whether this might alienate Japanese-speaking viewers.
Personally, although I enjoyed this video, I would rather see Giga stick with its tried-and-true formula and maintain its Japanese-language approach with Japanese actresses and models. I’m pretty sure I’m in the minority here, but I really like what Giga does, and I don’t see why it should be “Americanized.” I actually fear the success of Superior Lady because it might precipitate a shift in Giga’s production strategy, and I really would rather not see more American-oriented videos at the expense of Giga’s usual productions. In other words, I like my Giga the way it is!
Nevertheless, I can’t deny that this is an excellent video from Giga, and if they can maintain this level of quality even while shifting their focus towards American and English-speaking audiences, then maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Time will tell. Until then, I highly recommend Superior Lady both as an interesting experiment and as a terrific video from the masters of the genre.