Some stories have been made and remade to death. Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland is one of them. In the past, there have been somewhere in the vicinity of umpteen thousand live-action and animated adaptations made based on the now legendary story. From Disney’s LSD-fueled classic to the more recent Tim Burton ego-fest, Alice has been worked over more times than the phrase “six ways to Sunday.”
And then, there’s Cal Vista’s Alice (2010), a live-action hardcore pornographic adaptation directed by Erica McLean; a film that offers an alternate view at the Carroll classic, as well as a variation of the tired ol’ expression, “six ways to Sunday.”
Okay, so the concept is really nothing new. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland has been the subject of adult movie-making before, such as Bill Osco’s Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy. But, whereas that 1976 X-rated cult favorite presented us with a “light-hearted” journey into the world of promiscuous sex (to say nothing of singing and dancing), Cal Vista’s Alice is quite possibly the first “serious” attempt at XXX action set to the familiar Lewis Carroll tune.
Whilst peeking through a book of dirty pictures with her sister, our heroine, 19-year-old Alice (portrayed by Sunny Lane) drifts away into unconsciousness — and is soon following the White Rabbit (Andy San Dimas) into the seedy world of Wonderland (which bears a remarkable resemblance to the urban and rural locales of Southern California). As one could expect from a porn film, a lot of sex ensues (there are a total of seven hardcore scenes to be found here). Plot-wise (a term some may find unfathomable to comprehend, considering the circumstances here), Alice depicts our titular character’s journey while attempting to gain access to The Hole, the popular Wonderland nightclub. That’s about it, really: it is an adult film, after all.