After lots of discussion on this very web site about whether or not Rye should even release his latest video, Genesis, the movie itself is finally available. Is it a total disaster? Is there anything of value here? It it even the least bit watchable? Yes, absolutely. In fact, I think fans of Punished Heroines will be pleasantly surprised.
The movie begins with a low-life female criminal (played by the lovely and talented Carly Quinn) who discovers a mysterious black helmet which speaks to her. (Is there any other kind of black helmet with speaking ability other than the “mysterious” kind?) It promises her that she will receive extraordinary powers in exchange for being reunited with its body. Seems a reasonable enough deal to me. She reunites the helmet with its rightful owner (named Ro’gash) and indeed receives the aforementioned powers, revealing a plot point that Punished Heroines fans should get a kick out of.
The villainess gets the chance to test out her new powers on the ever-present Superia, played once again by Ashley Rose. She toys with Superia and frustrates her by disappearing and reappearing. Eventually, the villainess creates a trap for Superia, in which the superheroine is lured into a fight against Ro’gash, which really doesn’t go well for Superia. Superia receives a serious beating and is rendered unconscious.
This is followed by a scene in which a scantily clad Superia is tied AOH, fondled by Ro’gash (he may be some kind of weird alien creature, but he’s really just a horny, red-blooded male at heart). Ro’gash follows this fondling session with a beating of the bound Superia, delivering stomach punches and face punches. Eventually, Ro’gash strips off all of Superia’s clothes and sexually ravages her. Poor Superia…
Ro’gash gains control over Superia’s mind, and eventually, Superia’s sister Superior Girl arrives, played by an actress who I believe is new to the Punished Heroines scene. To make a long
beating story short, Superia and her new master, Ro’gash, double team Superior Girl and just beat the living hell out of her for a long time. Things progress from there in typical Punished Heroines fashion, with Superior Girl being sexually abused at the hands of her sister and the incorrigible Ro’gash.
Having now seen Genesis, I have to say that I don’t understand what all the fuss was about. If this video had been released with no word from Rye, I don’t think anyone would have complained about it. I suppose there is one drawback that might stand out a little bit, and that is the performance of the actress who plays Superior Girl. After being spoiled by Ashley Rose’s acting, it’s just not quite the same to see this version of Superior Girl, who doesn’t quite have the same “sprightliness” as Ashley Rose. But I really don’t think that’s enough of a drawback to consider not releasing the video.
So, this is good news for Punished Heroines fans because if you’re a fan of Rye’s work under that banner, I don’t see any reason why you aren’t going to really enjoy Genesis. I don’t think I would have suspected that anything was “wrong” with this video if a big to-do hadn’t been made over it. I guess we can all be our own worst critics sometimes, but I think this is a very enjoyable video that Rye’s fans will really like.