The Little Details
Running Time: 125 min.
Production Date: 8 / 6, 7, 12 / 2009, 9 / 12 / 2009
Cast: Anita Blue, McKenzie Sweet, Misty Stone, Ms. Platinum, Ryanna Sky, Jon Jon, Lexington Steele, Nat Turner, Rico Strong, and Tee Reel in sexual roles with Sinnamon Love, Bishop, and many more in non-sex roles
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: It's been quite a while since I've watched something from Bishop, but I remember him making fun movies. I'm going into this one with a bit of hope.
Initial Reaction: It has a lot of potential and works well around the original Beauty Shop, but never seems to be able to pull things together completely.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody looking for a Beauty Shop parody
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a really well done adult feature
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty average. The audio is okay, and although it's decently balanced for the most part there are a few areas which seem hollow as well as a couple minor background noises. The video is presented in anamorphic widescreen and looks pretty good. The camera work is smooth but often a bit off, the lighting is decent, and the picture is okay.
Music: The music is nicely done and has a very nice balance with the rest of the audio.
Menus: The main menu blends a bit of the cover with a few clips from the movie for an okay first impression. The chapter menu is fairly basic and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a title for the scene, and sadly doesn't let you know who's in each scene for those looking for a specific star. After you choose a scene you're given a secondary menu to let you choose where you want to go in each scene, but it breaks things down very basic rather than giving specific position choices like on some other chapter sex menus.
The FeatureWhen her uncle dies, Misty Stone is more than surprised that he leaves her his barber shop in the will. Her cousin and aunt are just as surprised, and none too happy about it, so when Misty decides to try to convert the babershop into a beauty shop staffed by her old whore friends, they're determined to bring her down.
|Scene 1 – McKenzie Sweet, Misty Stone, and Rico Strong|
When Misty stops by to talk with McKenzie she can't quite give up her ho ways and heads out with her to help take care of Rico. They head to a motel where the girls help strip each other down as Rico enjoys the show with a few kisses mixed in. He lays back on the bed for them to start stripping him down with Misty going after his cock as McKenzie gets up to ride his face. McKenzie slides down to ride him cowgirl style as Misty takes her turn on her face and sits back for McKenzie to eat her box as she fucks Rico. Misty takes her turn on Rico reverse cowgirl style as McKenzie moves back onto his face before the girls team up on Rico orally. They stack themselves up for Rico to work his way between them from behind as well as in missionary so they can play with each other a little while getting fucked. Finally Rico pulls out to pop on McKenzie's bald beaver and thigh.
This is an okay scene. The setup isn't bad and the chemistry is decent, but the camera work did nothing for me. I'm not sure if the motel room was a little too tight or if it was a deliberate stylistic choice, but it often seemed way too tight and relied way too much on close-ups for my tastes.
|Scene 2 – Misty Stone and Lexington Steele|
Smoking hot black babe Misty takes Lex to the chair for a bit of trim. She climbs into his lap and lets him suck her tits as she strips down to her panties and over the knee black boots. Misty admires Lex through his slacks before helping him out to mouth his manhood. She climbs up to ride him cowgirl style before he picks her up and fucks her in midair as he works her into the chair for some missionary work. Lex also takes Misty from behind standing up as well as with her bent over the chair. They move to a bench for Misty to show off her great ass a bit more riding Lex cowgirl style as well as letting him take her from behind. Finally Misty drops down for a nice facial finish.
This is a pretty hot scene. Misty and Lex work around the chair and salon setup nicely and there's good chemistry between them. Misty does a great job taking on Lex's big bone and takes a very nice facial to finish things up. Once again the camera work didn't impress me, and the editing seemed a little weak. This is a good scene that had the potential to be much better with the performers involved.
|Scene 3 – Ms. Platinum and Jon Jon|
Ms. Platinum gets set up with Jon Jon in the booty shop next. She happily starts sucking his cock and takes no time bringing him from limp to hard while they strip down and she plays with her pussy. Jon Jon takes her from behind on a bench before rolling her around to fuck her missionary style. Ms. Platinum gets on top to ride him in the cowgirls before letting him take her doggie style. Finally Jon Jon strokes a fairly average load onto her nice round ass.
This scene didn't even make it to the average mark for me. Ms. Platinum has a great body, but she seemed to be phoning in much of her performance here with plenty of flat vocals. This didn't do much for the chemistry, and although the camera work seemed a little better, there was nothing about this scene to help it past the average mark. This scene just didn't do much for me.
|Scene 4 – Anita Blue and Nat Turnher|
After token white girl Anita wins a game of “rock, paper, scissors”, she gets to take Nat in back for his trim. She gives him a little show stripping down and letting him slap her nice round booty before dropping down to mouth his manhood with some good face fucking mixed in. Nat takes Anita from behind as she urges him on to give it to her hard before she gets up for the cowgirl ride. She also lays back for a little missionary work before sucking him clean and letting him go back to fucking her doggie style. Finally Anita gets down for a nice facial finish.
This is an above average scene. Anita turns out an energetic and vocal fuck and there's some decent chemistry between her and Nat. The camera work and editing seem a little better again and help this scene edge past the average mark. This is a decent scene.
|Scene 5 – Ryanna Sky and Tee Reel|
Finally Ryanna takes Tee to the back room knowing just what he wants. They kiss as she pushes him back onto the couch and starts stripping him down. She drops down to suck his cock and balls with some decent face fucking mixed in before getting back up to ride him in the cowgirls. Ryanna lets him have a little more head as they move on through missionary and doggie. Finally Ryanna gets down to take a small pop in and around her mouth.
This is a good final scene. There's nice chemistry through the scene and once again the camera work and editing are nicely done. Ryanna is definitely a hottie, and helped close the movie on a high note sexually.
Boooty Shop is a decent porn parody that could have used a bit more polish to reach its full potential. The story is nicely done, and works its way around the original in the adult way very nicely. Yes, it's a fairly simple story and there's a couple girls with less than talented acting abilities, but most of the cast does a very nice job with it and help to keep the setup scenes true to the original vibe. Bishop does a great job in a supporting role, and there's a nice supporting cast to help things out as well as a script with some nice humor built in. Unfortunately, the movie isn't as successful when it comes to the sex scenes. The chemistry often hovered around the average mark and there wasn't a single scene I'd consider “really good” or “solid”. Much of this is due to the editing and especially the camera work, which seemed a bit haphazard and often just a little off. I don't know if this was due to some of the locations being overly tight or not, but the camera work never helped draw me into the scenes and often left me caring about them a little less. It seems to get a little better as the movie goes on, which makes me think it's largely due to the locations. Boooty Shop is a pretty average parody with potential it never seemed to fully use.
The Extra StuffThe second DVD is devoted entirely to extras, starting with a story only reel, a sex only reel, and a cum shot reel for those wanting just those specific parts of the movie. Trailers are included for three other releases. The photo gallery lasts almost three and a half minutes. There's also a behind the scenes featurette and weblinks.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts fifteen and a half minutes. Ms. Platinum talks about her role and the script while doing her makeup before a little fun around the set and chatting with McKenzie about her role and the script. There's a little more chatting around the set and plenty more fun with Bishop even getting in on the action. This is a nice behind the scenes featurette. It moves at a nice pace while capturing a fun feeling on the set and good personality from the stars. This is a nice addition to the overall package.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, black, group, lesbian, and interracial
Raincoat Factor: Medium
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many Afterdark Pictures DVDs can be found online for between about $19 and $25. That seems a little high for what you get here, as the technical aspects and camera work were a little weak. The sex hovers around the average mark but the story works well. Add in a little effort towards the extras and you have a solid rental.
Note to Afterdark Pictures / West Coast Productions: You had a great start on this one, but the camera work definitely held it back. There's enough potential in the story here, however, that I'm looking forward to more features from you in the future.
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