Written by: Tim Nordstedt.

This is exactly what the title says; Beyond Vanilla is a documentary written and directed by the Swedish born filmmaker/actor/director Claes Lilja, and it truly thrust itself hard and deep into the a little more obscure part of sexuality. The thing is that most people just know as a word and bits of it in theory, and alot of things that the most people would hesitate and refuse to try.

It's very ingoing and consists mostly of interviews by people in the adult industry; writers, actors, doctors, models and people in general that are into a little bit more spiced up sexual experiences like BDSM, knife play, fisting, watersports (golden showers)piercing, eloctrodes, fire, scat and some peculiar things that they have done in the whim of the heated moment.

Everyone is very open and happily shares their fantasies and experiences and how to perform everything the proper way to not become hurt or mess up anything, the documentary ranges from being a BDSM foreplay for dummies where it feels like a minor embarassment to watch, to fun introductions, instructions and explicit demonstrations of deeds that the most people won´t usually do.

The interviews range from the blatant obvious to a guy that pierced a Prince Albert (yes that's a penis-piercing) and used the blood from the piercing as lube to fuck him in the ass. A guy that shoved a spectrum up another guys bunghole and shoved a knifeblade in there. Getting out a 12 inch dildo that's stuck up your ass costs 12000 dollars, or the explanation that anal fisting is resisted by a mental block.

If you think that you can't get a fist up your ass, then open your mind and your ass will follow, but remember to stop eating corn, nuts and certai grains before you try, and pissing in a catheter bag and poor everything into someone ass and spill it out of the butthole is truly the safest way of watersports, I suppose that is something for you readers to think about.

If you already have seen the most while running around the nastier side of the internet then this will probably just be something that is repeating what you already know, and even worse as about 82% of the documentary is interviews, explanations or stories:

Me personally have seen all of the things already and occationally I got bored but some of the stories and personalities are pretty entertaining nonetheless, so my interest held itself all through the documentary, so if you just want t watch kinky things and don´t care about the personal aspect of it then you will probably be bored out of your mind, and if you´re extremely homophobic then you migh want to give this one a pass.

The immoral moral story of this documentary is: life is short, if you want to induce yourself into your most secret fantasies then do it, you won´t regret it, well depending on what it is ofcourse, if it´s illegal and will kill alot of people and get´s you into lifetime in prison then you might not want to do it.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Directed by: Claes Lilja
Written byClaes Lilja
Produced by: Robert Dunlap, Hays Holmes, Claes Lilja, John Robertson
Cinematography by: Robert Dunlap, Claes Lilja
Editing byClaes Lilja
Special Effects by: none
Music by: Nancy Engelken, Jay Rando
Cast: Mitch Banning, Celeste, Chloe, Bud Cockerham, Casey Criste, Kevin Dailey, Alex Del Rosario, Emerald, Antonio Ferrelli, Bill Gardner, Lady Green, Nina Hartley, Bert Herrman, Richard Hunter, Lyle James, Chi Chi LaRue, Claes Lilja, David Madison, Mark Masterson, Gauge McLeod, Sasha Michaels, Tony Mills, Drew Ordway, Chris Passanisi, Carol Queen, Randi Rage, Sam Shaft, Geoff Stallings, Troy Steele, Cole Tucker, Jay Wiseman
Year: 2001
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Color
Runtime: 1h 32min

Distributor: Hanky Code Productions Inc.