The Irving Klaw Classics, Vol. 3: The Fetish Films (2006)

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Genres: Adult Entertainment, Sexploitation
Volume Three features the Fetish Films, females with black gloves, in black stockings and high heels. Klaw’s bestselling films, are the first US film sources for today’s fetish scene. --Official Site
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Review by Chad
Added: December 09, 2006
Irving Klaw is a man who got his start selling pictures of Hollywood celebrities in the forties before eventually finding out that smut sells far better than "normal" celebrity photographs. He started to focus on softcore, pin-up, and fetish work (photographs and 8mm videos), and by the mid-fifties, he was known as the "King of the Pin-Up" thanks to his massive body of work. However, all good things must come to an end, and this end came by way of the "Kefauver Hearings" of the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency. I won't go into all of the details here (there's plenty of reading material available online for those interested), but basically, Mr. Klaw was accused of being one of the leading causes of juvenile delinquency due to his work. He eventually quit the business and burned all of his negatives, with only about twenty percent of his work surviving the destruction thanks to his sister Paula hiding them.

Volume number three focuses on the "fetish" films of Mr. Klaw, where the term "fetish" comes to encompass nothing more than ladies prancing around in lingerie and high heels. Between the feature presentation and the bonus films, there are a grand total of twenty-one films to be found here (well, nineteen technically, since two of them are split into two parts each), with each film clocking in at about five minutes and featuring some jazz music to heighten the mood.

I wasn't too impressed with the wrestling action found in Volume 2, but at least that one had some sort of action going on during the running time. Here, we watch ladies do a whole lot of nothing while wearing lingerie, putting on or removing stockings, and walking around in high heels. The only variation on this theme is when, during two of the films, another similarly-clad woman shows up to tighten a corset for the "star" of the film. Much like most of Klaw's work, this is all done in the cheesecake style - imagine one of those home video releases from Playboy, take away the nudity and exotic locations, and you'll wind up with what you see here. Indeed, there's not so much as a single exposed buttock to be found here, so there's not even that to look forward to.

Most of the ladies look good and you'll likely love this release if you're the type of guy who can spend hours reading a Victoria's Secret catalog, but personally, I found myself fast-forwarding through a large chunk of the films. 2/10.
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