Red Shoe Diaries was the height of elegant late-night cable softcore in the 1990s. Showtime aired 66 half-hour episodes of gauzy sexual awakening from 1992 to 1997, produced by the great Zalman King.
The XXX porn biz responded with a string of knockoffs, hardcore porn parodies of softcore porn. Weird but not surprising. Jonathan Morgan directed Red Door Diaries (1995) starring Randi Storm, Emily Hill and Heidi Nice, followed by Red Door Diaries 2 (1996) starring Roxanne Hall, Kim Kummings, Kitty Monroe and Shannon Rush. No arty stuff here; every scene featured anal and multiple dudes.
“Through the Eyes of an Asshole” is a pretty great tagline.
Director James Avalon mimicked the lush, dreamy style of the original in Red Vibe Diaries: Object of Desire (1997), Red Vibe Diaries 2: Dark Desires and Red Vibe Diaries 3, all of which starred Stacy Valentine.
The Red Vibe series also starred Misty Rain, Laura Palmer, Alyssa Love, Alyssa Allure, Briana Banks, Gwen Summers and Ginger Paige.