Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 by Amelia Emberwing
(The SXSW Film Festival may have been cancelled, but our coverage will go on with reviews of films and TV shows made available to our critics.)
There’s something strange afoot at the lecherous hotel Lusty Crest. Humans and the supernatural alike come together to have their darkest desires satisfied in Lusty Crest’s ridiculous and fun pilot, and it’s up to Kasha (Erica Dasher) to get to the bottom of the sexy mystery. The young maid may have come to the sex hotel to escape her romantic past, but she quickly finds that past isn’t as done with her as she is with it.
Just to be clear from the jump, Lusty Crest is hot nonsense. If that’s not your thing, you’re probably not going to have a lot of fun with this one. With that in mind, the SXSW jury thought it was fun enough to receive special jury recognition for comedy. After my own viewing, I have to agree with that assessment. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like for an over the top anime script to be played out in live action, this pilot is the answer.