Chris May, Debbie Does Dallas… Again‘s supervising producer, writes:
On your everyday, average TV series, “season finale” usually means you’re in store for a clip show or, at best, a “very special” episode where one of the main characters gets busted with a joint in her school backpack and has to move away. Well, on tonight’s season finale of WOW’s sexy documentary series Debbie Does Dallas…Again, we put an appropriate twist on the hoary old “wrap-up” episode with not one but two – TWO! –gang bangs. You’re not going to get that on Laguna Beach or Two and a Half Men (although it would be nice if you did).
And if that’s not enough, one of the main characters comes to an emotional crossroad and decides to chuck everything and leave the porn industry forever. This is a Television Moment as big as when Colonel Blake left M*A*S*H or when Chrissy left Three’s Company – well, maybe not quite that big, but still pretty unexpected.
Now about those gang bangs….
I went along for the first gang-bang scene, which was shot on a blazing hot summer morning at a warehouse cum soundstage cum swingers’ club, stuck in the ass-end of Downtown LA’s seemingly endless stretch of assed-out industrial space. The ground floor of the building held a huge collection of miscellaneous props and wardrobe elements, all jumbled together Fred Sanford-style and covered with an inch of black industrial soot. The second floor, where all the action went down, is a weekend swingers’ club called Entertainium that doubles as an ultra-low-budget film set. Apparently, the place had a good crowd the night before, because when we arrived the custodial staff was mopping up mountains of soppy towels, empty lube bottles, and full condoms.
The main club area is basic bar and dance floor that looked like it had been cobbled together using leftover props from Saturday Night Fever, with a small stage where Debbie director Paul “PT” Thomas’ crew was setting up for his first shot. While they fiddled with the cameras, I set off exploring and quickly discovered a maze of narrow halls and cubicles, all pitch-black, all outfitted with rubber mattresses (for easy cleanup) and matching thin velour sheets. And glory holes, thousands and thousands of glory holes, including one entire wall that I imagine lets a willing young lad or lass live out their fantasy of being an old-timey telephone operator, busily grabbing at dozens of anonymous knobs like an octopus at a handjob party.
Beyond the maze of glory holes there were a dozen or so themed rooms, including a doctor’s office, a gang shower, a classroom, and a radio station (?!?) where club members or enterprising adult-film directors can live out their sexual fantasies. But the real head-spinning space was on the third floor, where there was a “fully equipped” dungeon. I’m not totally sure what differentiates a “fully equipped” dungeon from a nominally equipped one, since it was too dark to tell exactly what kind of equipment was in there. I did notice that they had several different sizes of ball gags hanging on a rack, which is always a plus.
I got back downstairs just as porn uber-starlet Savanna Samson was strolling in, demanding that PT find a way to put her in the movie. Since PT hadn’t cast her, this was a bit of a problem, because you can’t just stick a star like Savanna into the background of a gang bang – that’d be like using Angelina Jolie as an extra in Tomb Raider 2. I won’t spoil it here, but I will say that Savanna certainly knows her way around a penis, and that’s a good thing. As for the second gang bang, let’s just say that a certain someone got her teeth slapped out of her head right in the middle of it…and that’s also a good thing, as you’ll see. You can catch all the teeth-slapping, gang-banging action on the seventh and final episode of Debbie Does Dallas…Again tonight at 11PM on Showtime.
– Chris May