Serena is named after Serena, the adult film star who plays the down-trodden protagonist, which is weird, because the character is actually named Cindy. Cindy lives in a Hollywood home with her three domineering step-sisters, who force her to do the chores, and also occasionally have sex with random strangers in the house. Obviously, being forced to have sex is terrible, but it's a strange torture because the only part of the experience she seems to dislike is the moment her sisters demand she participate (as if she would have sex with the same men, in the same order, at the same time of day of her own free will, but here it's torture because her sisters get to "tell" her to do so). A fairy godmother (China Leigh) watches over Serena, narrating the story and occasionally participating in it.
The most entertaining aspect of the film when trying to review it is how little the film seems to care about its fairy tale premise. I would think there'd be great opportunities to vamp it up by making the sisters really evil, but they don't seem to care when Serena stops doing her chores (which are not particularly awful) and watches one of them having sex. Early in the movie, Serena is writhing around on her bed in despair, so the Fairy Godmother warps her to wherever she is to have sex with her...then warps her back into her horrible slave home right after! Then again, I suppose Cinderella only has a limited amount of time before her coach turns into a pumpkin, so maybe that's more accurate than I'm giving it credit for. Since the filmmakers want Serena to look good and sexually confident throughout the movie, her only real transformation under the fairy godmother's magic is that she's wearing black. My favorite fairy tale touch, though, is a guy named Mr. Thomas (Jamie Gillis), who is wearing a pretty normal-looking shirt, vest, and jeans, but they've given him a Mad Hatter-style top hat, which he leaves on as he has sex.
Serena was directed by Fred J. Lincoln, who played "Weasel" in Wes Craven's Last House on the Left, and who was married to adult film star Tiffany Clark (who doesn't appear in this). Apparently, he directed a number of X-rated movies, some of which the internet claims are better than this one. Directorially, Serena is pretty stunningly lazy, with one three-way sex scene framed in a way that crops out the head of one of the participants. A blowjob is shot from several feet away. The camera basically gets placed and stays put during most of the sequences, although he does throw in some other memorable touches, like Serena rubbing her crotch on a wall to masturbate, the head stepsister (Natasha Raphael) forcing a guy to suck on her finger for several minutes, and another girl (Marlene Munroe) who sticks a cigar in her vagina before giving it to "Prince Charles" (Paul Thomas).
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