"Going by just about any porno-aesthetic yardstick one can fathom, John Stagliano’s ambitious, scalding, kink-drenched, epic-like, 4 1/2-hour long The Fashionistas arguably is the best adult film of the year. It’s not for nothing that it set an AVN record for most Award nominations for a single title — 22. If it doesn’t win the Best Film statuette this month, well, that will only demonstrate, to this reviewer at least, that there’s no more justice in the porn universe than there is in the straight one."
"With all of the recent talk on line about John Stagliano’s place on the list of all-time best porn directors, this is the perfect time to take a look at his latest effort. Fashionistas is a feature film, that’s right, film, not video. That alone makes it interesting. I’m sure that the guys at some of the big feature companies are sweating the idea that Stagliano has thrown his hat into the film ring. If he can bring the same elements to Fashionistas that he is known for, then certainly this will be one of the best films of the year. Few directors in the history of porn have been able to capture sex in such a visually appealing manner without losing the core heat that should drive any stroke flick. That said this one is nearly five hours long. Any porn feature this long is going to have to maintain a level of eroticism not usually seen from the feature-mills as they grind out their usual drivel and occasional “epic.” So, with high expectations, we begin the adventure that is Fashionistas."
MLyons of AdultDVDTalk.com said:
"John "Buttman" Stagliano is one of the most highly respected figures in the porn industry, both by fans and colleagues alike. He's responsible for gathering a stable of some of the most celebrated and decorated pornographic directors ever assembled under one banner, counting himself among them. His company, Evil Angel, actively recognizes that its fans are its most valuable resource, and continually endeavors to improve itself based on the feedback of the consumer. These things are considered facts among most educated porn fans. Stagliano himself has directed over one hundred movies, both videos and films and has made his name with a talent for tease, a fascination with butts, and a gift for shooting great sex with enthusiastic performers. Above all, when Stagliano directs a movie, he never forgets that the primary reason porn fans watch it is for the sex. Evil Angel specializes in very hard sex, especially in the last few years, and Stagliano has certainly been on the softer end of the Evil Angel spectrum. With The Fashionistas, however, I hypothesize that we're about to experience a heretofore unseen "Buttman". Allow me to present..."