Synopsis: Although he has countless technical, creative, and stylistic tools at his disposal, director Alis Locanta can also craft an engaging narrative with a minimal number of ingredients. In his lesbian love story “I’ve Been Missing U,” the title serves as the script and the simple statement provides all the direction the film’s stars – Anissa Kate and Ariel Rebel – need in the way of motivation and character development. The film begins on a distinctly retro note, with a subtly blurred celluloid image and a nonspecifically nostalgic soundtrack. And with one kiss and an erotically charged embrace the sense of sexual longing and desire is made apparent. The subsequent action is simplicity itself.
Anissa and Ariel sit facing one another on an upholstered bench. They are both topless and wearing panties. While not precisely opposites, the two women are distinctly different types. Anissa, statuesque, bosomy, with black hair and a bronze complexion stands in contrast to diminutive, delicate, pale and petite Ariel. Their striking visual differences may help explain their attraction for one another, but their sexual hunger is abundant and quite equally matched.
Bathed in the light of a sun hanging low in the afternoon sky, they make love – Anissa tends to Ariel first, and then the roles are reversed, with equally satisfying results. In a stylized epilogue Anissa takes the role of dominant Amazon and administers a spanking to eagerly submissive Ariel, adding a touch of erotic complexity to the simple pleasures of “I’ve Been Missing U.”
Although this is the second installment in Alis Locanta’s “Incandescence” series, it is assigned no volume or chapter number, and none is needed. Because the narrative is so simple – and concisely encapsulated by the subtitle “A Doll’s Tale” – each actress who performs in the solo series has free rein to put her own unique stamp on the title. And, as is made abundantly clear in this instance, “Incandescence” is particularly well suited as an introductory vehicle for a new star.
French-Canadian Ariel Rebel, making her first ever appearance in a Sexart production, is assigned the doll role here, and with her big brown eyes and delicate features one might consider this an instance of type casting. But Rebel not only looks the part, she also convincingly embodies a doll undergoing a vivid and intense – if only temporary – experience as a living, breathing, feeling woman. Standing in a room with numerous lamps as well as bare bulbs hanging from the ceiling Rebel makes a fine first impression in her short, tight skirt, black hose and garters, and sheer black blouse over a sheer black bra. Although the camera cuts away periodically and moves in for detailed close-ups, its major role is of mirror, and Ariel gazes into it intently as her newly discovered erotic desires begin to percolate.
The process of awakening and arousal isn’t instantaneous, but once it’s begun there’s no stopping it, and after she’s groped, stroked, and fingered herself to a fever she drops into a squatting position and vigorously probes herself to a thrilling, expressive, finish. An epilog that runs under the credits is subtitled “A ‘Lube Experience’ Dedicate to Rose,” and features an entirely – and adorably – human Rebel indulging in a brief bit of oil-assisted solo play that everybody (Sexart insider or not) is sure to enjoy.