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Bare Stage

Studio: Vivid
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vodka tonic's ratings for Bare Stage:
Overall Rating 1.5 stars
Bare Stage overall rating 1.5 stars
Female Looks Bare Stage Female looks rating 3 stars
Male Looks Bare Stage Male looks rating 3 stars
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Reviewed by vodka tonic  on  10/14/2004
Director : David Stanley
Cast : Savanna Samson, Nicole Sheridan, Lezley Zen, Dominica Leoni, Wendy Devine, Evan Stone, Voodoo, Eric Masterson, Dale DaBone, Randy Spears, Vincent Vega, Peter Shaft

DVD Extras : Chapter selection, positions room, behind-the-scenes, bonus clips, trailers, photo gallery, weblink, multi-angles on-off (defective)

Trailers : "Cinema Obscura", "The Dark Side of Briana", "Hold Still", "Love 'em or Leave 'em"

5 Bonus Clips :
Savanna Samson & Steven St Croix in "The Fetish Underground"
Savanna Samson & Mario Rossi in "Savanna takes Control"
Savanna Samson & Tony Tedeschi in "Scene Study"
Nicole Sheridan, Voodoo & Mario Rossi in "Another Woman's Eyes"
Lezley Zen & Julian in "Loveless"

Behind-The-Scenes extra : Starts with a comprehensive blooper sequence that mainly consists in the performers flubbing all of their lines. Interviews are kept to a minimum, leaving space for all involved to fool around in front of the camera. Seems like a moderately good time was had by all.

Short Story : Ladies & Gentlemen, tonight on stage, Savanna Samson, in « Little Girl, Big City : a story about a small-town Texas girl set in 1941 who had dreams of becoming a Hollywood movie star. She soon finds out, however, that the road to fame is not always paved in gold ».

SCENE BREAKDOWN :

1) SAVANNA SAMSON & EVAN STONE


An innocent farmer's daughter with the most hilarious Southern twang, Sally (Savanna) succumbs one last time to her manly soldier Tommy (Evan) before he leaves to fulfill his military duties in Europe. All sex scenes happen on a cheap theater stage. Savanna, in curly ponytails, wears a garter belt over white frilly lingerie. Evan tickles her twat while cherubi play harp over their heads. I suppose the music fits the set-up, but it actually kills the mood. The male cherub sends them a condom from above, which is the perfect opportunity for Savanna to sit on her soldier's dick. They quickly move to missionary, then spoon. Evan always keeps one of Savanna's leg up in the air in both positions, and she's got great legs, but that doesn't help to heat up this forgettable romp. He abundantly sprays her chest, though.

2) DOMINICA LEONI, VINCENT VEGA, PETER SHAFT

Pretty mam'zelle Dominica (with blonde hair !) entertains a trio of demotivated soldiers at Evan's request. The first dude falls asleep, maybe Dominica's rate for a foursome was too high. She's got glitter pasted on her face as she sucks Peter (cute boy) while Vincent takes her from behind. Both guys switch ends as the scene abruptly cuts to reverse cowgirl. There's some serious lack of enthusiasm here, even as Vince enters her backdoor, and the boring, payday threesome ends in chest spraying.

3) NICOLE SHERIDAN & VOODOO

Praise the Lord for Nicole Sheridan. She has saved every porn doozy I’ve ever seen with her blistering, enthusiastic performances, and this one is no exception. She looks fabulous in a vintage Hollywood glam getup and impeccable hairdo. She rewards hubby Voodoo with a nasty, sloppy blow-job, drooling on and slapping his impressive piece of meat, then raises her leg high up in the air for a standing scissor. What a body ! Those legs deserve an award. Voodoo sits on the piano stool and Nicole impales herself on his massive tool. Director David Stanley alternates the close-ups with flattering full body shots before Nicole jacks Voodoo off for the breast pop. This show's only winner. Catch it in a future Nicole comp.

4) WENDY DIVINE & RANDY SPEARS

Curvaceous Wendy, wearing black lingerie and a beret, blows Randy in some tacky bedroom. Wendy's got one of the most scrumptious butt in porn, and she really gives her best in this scene, which, like the rest of the movie, unfortunately suffers from uninspired direction & camerawork. Randy energetically pounds into her in missionary, and she's got this broad smile on her face. The orange hue actually flatters the curly-haired cutie as she smashes her booty on Randy's dick, holding his shaft in her hands while she rides him, giving real meaning to the term cowgirl. Finally, she removes one of her stockings and rolls it onto Randy's tool, using her feet to jack him off to release. Here's one scene which could have been great in the hands of a director who cared. As it happens, both performers make the most of it, but David Stanley fails to elevate it to jackworthy status.

5) LEZLEY ZEN & ERIC MASTERSON

In a cardboard alley, oral champion Lezley Zen gives a sloppy blow-job to Eric. The focus is on Lezley's face & flawless technique. On her knees, she quickly brings Eric to climax. The deep blue lights lend an intimate & erotic edge to a potential scorcher, but clocking in at less than 3 minutes, this is clearly a waste of talent.

6) SAVANNA SAMSON & LEZLEY ZEN

Lezley & Savanna, both lovely with frizzy hair, go at it in a bedroom. Savanna swallows Lezley's toes, then licks her leg down to her snatch, sticking her fingers inside the brunette hardbody’s pussy. Lots of emphasis as well on Lezley's lean, toned legs during the subsequent 69, and that may be David Stanley's only good idea. Savanna stays on top for the scissor finale. As gorgeous as those 2 girls are, I have by this stage lost all hope in find a modicum of passion in any of the scenes. Their lesbian romp is generic, professional & ultimately boring. More camera angles could have done the trick.

7) SAVANNA SAMSON & DALE DABONE

Sally / Savanna has finally achieved her Hollywood dream...and it's an anal scene with Dale DaBone ! It's still better than being the stripper in a Steven Seagal movie, I guess. The scene is shot in high-contrast black & white, which is as good an idea as any to try and give it style. But what the viewer needs now is substance. Good, intimate blow-job, with focus on Savanna's face and some eye contact with the camera. Instead of just laying there, Savanna elevates her hips and pounds herself on Dale's cock for the missionary, which is a nice initiative. She keeps her garter belt on as they move to cowgirl, then titillates her clit as they switch to a slow anal spoon, before Dale splooges on her pussy. When there's anal in a scene, and you don't even notice it, you know there's a problem. Another professional but lackluster invitation to fast-forward.

THE LOWDOWN :

With dependable performers such as Savanna, Lezley & Wendy, and an interesting set-up (on-stage theater porn), I definitely expected more from this by-the-books, disposable number. More attention was paid to the in-between (capably delivered) dialogue bouts than to the actual sex. I usually don’t mind short scenes if some kind of sparks fly, which never happens here, except maybe during Nicole Sheridan’s stint. Even Savanna fans will be disappointed by this glitter-free snorefest. Rent at your own risk.


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