Eon McKai’s “Kill Girl Kill 2”
review by Victoria Payge
My initial reaction to the DVD case I received was, “Hmm. Porn. This should be interesting in a gross kind of way.” I’m not against porn or sex or anything, but pornographic movies are what creepy older guys watch, right? Well, now there’s a new genre of porn that’s been around for a few years that is being made for a different kind of people. It’s being dubbed as alt-pornography. It’s the stuff of emo’s, Goths, and, in San Diego’s case, scenesters. The most well-known of this new porno scene are the Suicide Girls. The group of tatted/pierced, naked models have opened the doors to something new, and Eon McKai, taking his name from the infamous punker Ian MacKaye, former band member of “Minor Threat” and “Fugazi”, has been one of the first through those doors.
A young man from Southern California, McKai received his Master’s Degree from CalArt in film (which was part of his inspiration for his first film). He had watched porn as a young boy, mostly on the internet (showing his generation‘s age), and is influenced by the stuff of the 80s, directed by such greats as Todd Solondz and Richard Linklater. Now, he’s 26 years old and making quite a name for himself in the adult film industry. McKai is different in more ways than just using extremely young, barely-legal-girls and guys in his shoots. His two main rules are “no fake boobs”, and no shooting films in the infamous San Fernando Valley, where most of the porn industry makes its home. McKai feels in his heart that this type of the industry belongs in East L.A., filming in warehouses where, the week before, it held an art party or rave or something in that arena. He does stay within the adult film limits of testing his actors and actresses for HIV/AIDS, even though some of his actors have tried to avoid the testing, hoping Eon’s alternative attitude would allow it.
[Above: This photo was called “Eon and Joanna Angel.” Click on the picture and you should be taken by the magic of hot titty internet to his website… RR]
McKai’s first movie, “Art School Sluts”, debuted in November of 2004. It immediately gained widespread popularity with porno fans, and kids from the alt scene alike. It wasn’t your typical adult movie, with the busty blondes, fake breasts, and amateur screenwriting. McKai handed his crew a script and let them have at it, producing his film in a Warholic kind of style. Following “Art School Sluts” was the first of the Kill Girl Kill series. The popularity of his new style prompted him to do a remake of the classic “New Wave Hookers”, calling his version “Neu Wave Hookers.” McKai has just finished production on that film and it should be available to the public shortly.
I was lucky enough to watch “Kill Girl Kill 2” starring Deja Daire, Justine Joli, Jezebelle Bond, Jade Starr, Zoe Matthews, Yummy (a cute little Asian chick with a sweet mouth), James Deen, Justin Syder, and Rob Rotten, and share my thoughts on the film. I realized this porno wasn’t what we have all been used to and looked into McKai and his production style more. It’s fascinating. McKai uses the slogan “Boys kill with violence. Girls kill with sex.” This slogan is used for all three movies, and I thought, on the off chance, that the movie would be about boys killing with violence and girls killing with sex. That wasn’t the case. I think the message McKai was trying to get across was that girls like to have sex just as much as boys do, if not more, and that in a many ways, sex is a form of violence, at least in his flicks. The use of violence in “Kill Girls Kill 2” shocked me a bit, but it wasn’t horrifying. There was some slapping of the girls, but admit it, who doesn’t like to get slapped while having sex with someone they are familiar with? What I thought was a little too violent was when the hot guys (yes, there are good looking guys in McKai’s pornos) reach around the girl while doing it doggy-style, and stick their fingers in the girls mouths, forming a morbid, nightmarish grin. That’s all part of the appeal to the Goths and Emos though.
The movie isn’t your typical home-alone-lady-waiting-for-the-plumber kind of video. It’s real sex. It reminds me of what it’s really like when you’re doing it with your tatted boyfriend/girlfriend. The sex starts off with some music, maybe in the stereo or in your head, and you both look really hot. Then, the motions start and all the little things come out. The strange little noises we make while “doing it” are perfectly audible because there isn’t any music anymore. You know what I mean? Remember the last time you did it and tell me it’s not true. That’s how McKai executes this movie.
Another huge appeal is the use of music in the films. You’re not going to hear any “bow-chicka-bow” sounds. Instead, you’re going to hear Drum and Bass music, as though you were at your favorite house party. Industrial music will also filter through the beginning of the scene, leading the way for something you just know is going to be different. Electronica, hardcore punk, and, of course, emo music, is also what is regularly played in these dirty movies. My one complaint; they are not played enough. At least not in K.G.K. 2. Each sex scene, and there about five, starts out with the couple and some great music. All too soon, the music is over for the remainder of the scene, and all that is left are the sounds of sex. I’ve noticed these sounds in my personal experience, but it sounds horrible when you’re watching it and listening to someone else making those noises. Keep the music going McKai!! If not to cover up the sounds, then to at least form some kind of soundtrack!
That is my only complaint. That and the first girl creeped me out with blood coming out of her nose. Otherwise, alt-porn, is good porn.
P.S. Keep your eyeballs peeled for “Kill Girl Kill 3” and “Neu Wave Hookers“.