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Bare Stage

Bare Stage

Studio: Vivid
Category:  Feature film
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RubyRed's ratings for Bare Stage:
Overall Rating 4 stars
Bare Stage overall rating 4 stars
Female Looks Bare Stage Female looks rating 4.5 stars
Male Looks Bare Stage Male looks rating 4 stars
Sex Bare Stage Sex rating 4.5 stars
Plot/Acting Bare Stage Plot/Acting rating 5 stars
Extras Bare Stage DVD Extras rating 4 stars
Audio/Video Quality Bare Stage A/V Quality rating 4 stars
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Reviewed by RubyRed  on  1/20/2006
"A Gay Man's Take on Straight Porn"

So,this is one of those movies that David Stanley is known for. Does it live up to the hype?

The Movie: First off, if you don't want a lot of story and dialogue with your porn, don't get this movie. Bare Stage is around two hours long, and a good chunk of that is dialogue. I mean, if you cut the sex out you would still have a 90 minute movie, or something around that time frame. And it helps that the plot and dialogue are actually good.

The basic premise of Bare Stage is that Savanna Samson wants to be a famous actress, and she becomes one, but in good ol' David Stanley style, things soon go to hell.

The acting in this movie is good. Most of the actors handle their dialogue heavy roles well. The stand out though is Lezley Zen as the hooker with the heart of gold. While most of the actors ham it up, and play their roles with a nice dose of camp, Lezley plays her's with a surprising amount of honesty. I mean, I seriously was just amazed by her acting chops in this one. Savanna Samson also does well in her role, but is overshadowed by Lezley.

So, acting aside, how's the fucking? Well, it's good. It's average Vivid fair, but it is also played with a good dose of comedy. The first sex scene between Savanna Samson and Evan Stone is hilarious. The sex is good, but the angels playing cardboard harps and the audience reactions to seeing Evan's penis are priceless. The rest of the sex is fine as well. Like I said, the usual from Vivid. If you want a scene by scene you can check all the other reviews of this title out there.

Tech Stuff: The picture on this DVD isn't great, and it's about average from what you would expect from Vivid around the time of it's release. The sound is fine, with clear dialogue.

Extras: The usual. Behind the Scenes, trailers, Vivid Girl extras.

OverAll: The movie is good, but plot heavy. I would recommend this one to people who want a story with their porn. The cast is attractive, and the sex is decent. If the actual story and acting weren't so good I would have probably given this one a 3 star rating. But as it is... it earns a 4. Check it out.

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