The racial tensions currently bedeviling our country get chipped away at thrust by thrust in Special Dark, an erotic salute to black chicks servicing white dicks. The “Fuck the Man…and racial barriers too” message is a noble one, though the execution is uneven—some of the dark on display here isn’t particularly special. In fact, the quality of female talent is as mixed as the races of the couples rutting for the camera. Flat-chested, with her hair tightly coiled into braids, Kira Noir looks like the kind of crusty multi-culti hippie you’d find singing Tracy Chapman songs off-key for spare change at the beach. On the plus side, Noir displays a taste for the rough stuff, stretching her smile to the ripping point with a pair of monster dildos and gamely enduring light choking and slapping from her brutish scenemate. Doll-face, dusky sexpot Ana Foxxx bumps up the aesthetic average in the next scene. Her wide-eyed countenance of compromised innocence is made all the more appealing by a fat pink prick crammed into her hungry mouth. The gloppy glaze of scrotum sauce that streaks across her face at scene’s end is the gravy on top of a carnal feast. Saggy-rumped hose-hound Layton Benton doesn’t do us any favors, but tight-bodied, high-yellow beauty Teanna Trump is a true rarity. Even so, Special Dark is not especially enticing. —P.D.R.