It's been a long time on so many levels. The first time I've written a review in over a year, I haven't watched an Anabolic movie since the infamous exodus of performers and directors to Red Light District around 2003. I believe the last Bring Um Young movie I watched was number 12; back then, Shyla Stylez did not have a boob job and Jon Dough (RIP) was helming the series.
Sixteen titles have passed and the series is now helmed by Ivan. I've known Ivan for several years now and I liked his movies over at Extreme Associates. He told me he has done over 25 titles now at Anabolic and I am ashamed to say this is the first time I picked up one of his movies since he switched over.
Back when I was watching Anabolic, I got used to its raw gritty feel where every scene seemed to have wall-to-wall sex in some empty storage room in some office or warehouse (with a mattress of course) or in the standard sleazy motel room. Video quality wasn't always the best but all I wanted to watch was some hot chick getting plowed by hungry woodsmen.
Five years later, I am kind of shocked at the difference. I was watching scenes in beautiful houses, lit with natural light and properly exposed, and shot by a steady camera that does not dart everywhere like a kid in a candy store. Oh and there were hot chicks getting plowed by hungry woodsman. I knew Ivan as a good director and editor. His movies over at Extreme tended to have vignettes or storylines. With this movie, the simple straight forward gonzo scene showcases his skills.
Natalie Norton, Tanner Mays, and James Deen
Natalie shows us a New Jersey license but I can't tell the birthdate while Tanner Mays has an American passport stating she was born May 31, 1989. This scene was all the Natalie Norton show. Natalie despite being under 20 doesn't look that young with that beautiful body with curves in an all the right places and long flowing blond hair. Tanner Mays is a lithe brunette who has cute dimples.
James Deen is happy with the both of them but the viewer only gets to see Natalie in all her glory. Tanner Mays positions with Deen, from multiple doggies to cowgirl, keeps her back to the camera. It made me wonder if there was something that the camera was trying to hide from the front of Tanner's body.
Eden Adams and Sascha
Eden is a blonde that reminds me of Ashley Fires except with a more toned body and smaller boobs. She looks like she's in her mid-twenties but she's 19 although I can't read her California license to determine the exact birthdate. For those who want to see someone that looks like Ashley Fires (who only does g/g on video) do a b/g scene, Eden puts on a good performance.
Amai Liu and Steven French
I found this scene disturbing to watch. Amai Liu (possibly half-asian) shows us her New Jersey license but again I can't read the date. When Ivan asks her when she was born, she questioningly states "1990?". Ivan jokes about the hesitation but I'm wondering myself. She's a very petite Asian girl that doesn't look like she's a day over 13 and over eighty lbs. Combined with the braces, the limp hair, and a forehead along with makeup caricaturing her Asian features, I knew this scene wasn't going to be for me.
Amai is weak at the blowjob but takes cock fine. Her nipples are puffy and dime-sized but I can't tell if it's because she's aroused, she's pregnant, or she's just naturally like that. She's got these two weird dark marks on her low back along the spine that I can't tell are birthmarks or bruises.
Lilly Lovely and Mikey Butders (bj only)
This is not the Asian Lilly Lovely from several years back. California license, date unreadable. Lilly kind of reminds of Katin except without the tattoos: Thicker body, pale, and good thick breasts. This is her first scene and she only does a b/j scene here. Her inexperience shows as she's not that good on the stick. Mikey's cumshot was also just a dribble so even though it tried to get into the mouth, we're not sure if she's into taking it down the hatch.
Jordan Star and Sascha
Well to make up for the previous scene, Jordan Star looks similar to Lovely except with a tan. Indiana license shows she was born 12/22/1988. Cute girl and she's smiling away at Ivan. She has a distracting tattoo of text on her butt that I kept trying to read while her ass was in motion in doggy. I think overall she puts in a good scene simply based on her personality and she is more adept than Lilly was on the stick.
Kiki Vidis, John Strong, and Tony T
This is easily the scene of the DVD. Kiki Vidis is a beautiful redhead from Australia with a charming accent and a great body. Cute chipmunk teeth too. She has a driver's license from Arizona. I wonder what's the story behind that. I can't read the date but she's 19 and mentions she can drink in Australia. Well, you can drink here too. I'd contribute to her delinquency. She says if porn doesn't work out, she'll fall back on nursing as she's a nursing student back home. She jokes about the potential recognition factor by future patients with a "Yeah, I was in Bring 'Um Young!"
Strong and Tony T put her through the paces although it seemed like Strong dominated the scene more in the usual battle of testosterone in b/b/g scenes. Kiki does fine on the stick and Ivan really puts her body on glorious display. It turns out she moans with an accent too.
Dakota Brookes and Aaron Wilcox (anal)
Dakota is another pretty redhead although her skin is very tanned suggesting she may be hispanic. She's about to do her first anal scene. She says she's nervous when she does anything for the first time. Her California license shows she was born November 9, 1988. She was in the last BUY doing her first double vaginal.
When she takes off her clothes, I'm slightly disappointed in her choice of tattoos. She has what looks like roses on each side of her groin similar to Randi Wright's set. The scene was strictly anal (although it has the usual introductory blowjob) but no ATM. Aaron Wilcox is as gentle as he can be for her first time at anal. She looks great opening up to the camera although I think strictly anal scenes get repetitive. She takes a facial and then threatens to kiss Ivan afterwards with Ivan backing away with a funny nonnononono. Actually I think this levity and the way she smiles and laughs made her that much more appealing.
Even though I didn't like every scene, people should get this movie to watch Natalie Norton, Eden Adams, and Kiki Vidis. Those that want to see Tanner Mayes, find another movie. For the pedobears out there, Amai Liu is your girl.
As for the intangible aspects, this is definitely a different Anabolic from 5 years ago. Beyond the improved video quality, even the atmosphere is different. The old videos were gritty and sterile at points making the girls interchangeable. I liked how the girls interacted with the director here, even the more nervous ones. Those who worked with him before like Dakota treat him like an old friend. Behind the Scenes featured more interviews with the girls but there was none with Kiki. If you have any questions or comments...