Atresmedia premieres on March 5 the series dedicated to the famous actor who triumphed in the X movies and later became involved in several shady cases | The first chapters set the tone of the series, halfway between action and humor.
Within the revision in all areas that is being made of the 90’s, there is a tendency among our series to bring to the present time famous characters of that decade to vindicate them with a much more current reading. The Javis did it -and very well- with ‘Veneno’, in which they redefined Pepe Navarro’s collaborator to go beyond and show her as a trans reference for several generations that until then had not had anyone popular with whom to feel identified. Locomía’s documentary did it -also very well-, taking as a reference an artificial group to describe the artificial Spain of the time. And ‘Cristo y Rey’ has done it, turning Bárbara Rey into a sort of feminist symbol.
The latter, however, is quite different -in substance and form- from the two previous ones mentioned above: it is flatter, more grotesque, more evident. It is not so much intended to darmowe filmy porno throw new points of view as to use morbidity and scandal to reconstruct the character. The next to join the list will be the one dedicated to Nacho Vidal, which will also be released by Atresmedia on March 5. Having seen the first chapters, we can already conclude that this one is more in line with that of Bárbara Rey and Ángel Cristo than with the previous ones.
In ‘Nacho’ to find any resemblance with ‘Boogie Nights’ or ‘The Deuce’ -to mention two productions that have approached the porn industry- would be pure coincidence. There is no intention whatsoever to criticize, to question the underworld that hides behind that business, to desacralize Nacho Vidal. On the contrary, he is at the center of the story as a winner without fissures, as a man come to more thanks to the amount of centimeters that peek out of his polskie porno crotch. The series tells a story of success, the protagonist could well be a motorcyclist or a lawyer. The fact that he is in porn seems almost secondary and is only visible, of course, when it comes to undressing the staff to heat up the rooms and sets where the plots are developed.
Looking for a future
Vidal is painted almost, almost as an entrepreneur, although in the 90’s that word was a little overused. Someone gifted (yes, gifted) with a gift, who is practically forced to use it. “Being born with a big penis conditions your life a lot,” they say at the beginning to justify everything that is to come. And what is to come is the story of a misfit boy who tries to find a future for himself by taking advantage of his physique and who, although he runs away from his family, is sexkamerki constantly worried about having their approval and their approval for everything. In one of those moments, he crosses the porn industry and is determined to be the best, with no limits when it comes to achieving it.
From then on, the series starring Martiño Rivas adopts the tone of a video clip to narrate the events, abuses the light and warm tones as it also happens in ‘Cristo y Rey’, draws the characters with a broad brush, with comic strokes, with the risk of falling into parody all the time. The owner of the Bagdad theater, the film producer with whom Vidal shoots his first movie, his wife and first actress, the dethroned star… all of them are stereotyped and on the verge of being credible. But whatever, credibility is not among the primary objectives of the project. The action moves fast and is constructed in a way that is never intended to generate a reflection, but to tell a succession of chronological events that led Vidal to be a world star: from the birth in Enguera in a family that will end up ruined to rub shoulders with Rocco Siffredi himself.
Fans and those who are curious about the character will enjoy the series, those who expect Nacho Vidal to be just an excuse to go further and describe an underworld with dozens of edges will feel cheated. Nor will those who put on their porn glasses to watch it like it. It’s too prudish to satisfy those users. Much would have to change the series in the remaining chapters to be something else, to advance in another line, to transcend. I sense that it doesn’t intend to. It looks a lot like ‘Red Sky’, by the way, and it shows.
To make everything fit better, the scriptwriters use humor. Only in that code can one digest lines of text like this: “If I don’t dry the bed after sex, I’ve done something wrong,” says the protagonist without blushing. There is a lot of coke, a lot of testosterone, a lot of easy jokes at the expense of Vidal’s penis and a lot of motley fauna, based on real subjects, who populated that Barcelona in which the celebrity emerged and in which some of its corpses remained.
Beyond the biopic
The references to Valencia -Vidal was born in Enguera- are only festive. The protagonist spent his first sprees there, at a time when the discotheques in the area were fashionable. Here there is another route very different from ‘La ruta’. In this one Chimo Bayo is a superstar and not a ‘stinker’ as suggested in the previous title. There are as many routes as there are people who lived it. Then the action moves to Barcelona and later to Budapest, where the porn industry earns huge profits. It remains to be seen how far it goes and above all how much distance it can take from the protagonist. If it does not run the risk of falling into the biopic, as was done in the past with other stars like Lola Flores or Raphael, although now the celebrity is a porn star. As in ‘Cristo y Rey’, it is tempting to guess which celebrities parade through the different episodes: and why politicians, athletes, singers and mythological beings want to join this cast.