|Bring 'Um Young 8 (2001)|
The First Word: Teens getting plundered in the ass after showing their ID's for proof of age -- what a premise! For me, however, the big draw is Kacey...
What's It About?: This is an all-sex, barely legal series that skips the vignettes and setups that other series try to use (and often fail miserably). The only formula to Bring 'Um Young is the introduction where the girls display a partially obscured photo ID that proves their age, followed by a fairly hardcore sex scene that is true to Anabolic's reputation.
The first girl of this volume is Juliana, an almost flat-chested, 19-year old blonde. There's no beating around the bush as she sucks Mark Davis' cock. She looks cute giving head, topless while still wearing her panties, plad skirt, and shoes. Her oral skills aren't outstanding and Marc has to give her a lot of direction. Fortunately, once Mark starts to eat her out and then fuck her, she doesn't need to do much other than lay back. While there are a few minutes of nice-looking fucking, it's fairly lackluster since it's pretty clear that she's not that experienced -- other than moaning continuously, she is almost limp and she doesn't do a lot without being told to. Another problem with this scene is the lighting is very inconsistent as the camera adjusts to the changing light from the windows. A considerable part of the scene is dedicated to anal, but it's clear that she doesn't have a lot of experience in that department, so it's rather unenjoyable to watch.
Next is Aussie Bobbi Barrington, an 18-year old curly blonde with big but saggy natural boobs. I love her accent and wish there was more of an opportunity for her to talk rather than getting down to business with the blowjobs. Mr. Marcus and Erik Everhard are the studs who get to plunder Bobbi. The best parts of the scene are great rear penetrations by Erik and Marcus and a double facial that is pretty hot despite the rather staged procession and the disappointment that a lot of the cum doesn't actually land on her face. It's a so-so scene that has its moments but is not a highlight of the volume.
19-year old Kiwi is a big-breasted, dark-skinned black with pigtails. The action doesn't even wait for her to introduce herself -- she's sucking on Erik while Jon holds up her ID for the camera. There's some good interracial action as Erik fucks her frantically doggy-style and later as they spoon. I was also pleasantly surprised to see a number of creative positions, including a reverse doggy and a flying reverse cow. I wish Kiwi was a little more enthusiastic during the scene rather than just being a cock receptacle (maybe that floats your boat but I prefer women to be more into the sex). The scene ends well though, with a pop between her tits, followed by a gooey facial from Jon Dough. It's a great shot as she smiles and plays with the cum a bit.
Hazel is up next, and she's quite the spinner. She's 18, a thin brunette with her long hair in pigtails, and is another small-chested girl. She has a hard time handling Mr. Marcus' massive size, nervously gagging and carefully feeding him into her mouth with her hands. She takes him much better in the pussy, and the legs-up missionary position offers us a fantastic view of the entry. I don't like the camera panning in this scene, as the same camera goes back and forth between the action and Hazel's face. Overall, this segment didn't do that much for me since it's hard to get excited over a pubescent-like girl in pony tails and a shaved pussy being told to say "wheee!" as she rides a guy in reverse cowgirl (I'd expect that from Max Hardcore, not Anabolic). But fans of the series Little White Chicks, Big Black Monster Dicks will go nuts over the obscene stretching resulting from the coupling in cowgirl.
Next up is the reason why I picked up this specific volume: Kacey! For those who don't know, Kacey is perhaps the definition of the X-rated girl next door. This 19-year old Floridian has one of the cutest, most innocent faces that has ever graced the adult industry, but she does the most nasty things when she travels out to California to do movies. The lucky bastards who get to work with this lovely girl are Erik and Marcus. They tag team her on a workout bench, with Erik getting first crack at both her pussy and her ass. There's a little round robin ass-to-mouth, followed by a not-very-interesting DP (you can't see much) until the second half. The ending is great -- it starts out so-so with an oral CS from Erik, but ends with a messy, powerful money shot from Marcus across her face.
The last scene is with Maxxx, a 19-year old from Nevada who I didn't find attractive at all with her odd-looking face and tits and her closely-cropped black hair. She has a vague resemblance to Jeanna Fine (apologies to Jeanna, who I like) and looks much older than 19. Anyway, about the only redeeming point of the scene is the reverse cow DP, but that definitely does not save it from "filler" status. Jon and Mario should get hazardous duty pay for that scene!
What I liked: Aside from Kacey's fine, fine body (well, except for her razor-stubble covered pubes), the thing I liked the most about BUY 8 was the constant creativity and knowledge of what looks good on video that both Jon and Erik show in their camera work. While the sequence of the action in the scenes is pretty formulaic, the positions are often very creative and they afford for very, very hot looking penetration shots. There are few nicer things in life than seeing a well-utilized monster cock put to good use, and Anabolic has consistently delivered with that.
What I didn't like: I had a number of assorted disappointments with this title. First, the lighting sucks big time (see my comments under A/V Quality below). The girls tend to be as animate as a Real Doll, only really good for moaning loudly, giving head, and receiving pop shots. And don't even get me started on the ATM -- it's not even nasty, more like the customary ass-to-mouth that some expect to see in every video nowadays. Personally, I could do without that. Finally, I would have left the Maxxx scene in the editing bay's bit bucket, even if it meant delaying future releases to get that final scene -- ugh.
DVD Extras: Anabolic isn't known for their extras -- the effort goes into presenting about 2 hours and 20 minutes worth of hardcore. They do include a chapter of cumshot recaps, 20 hardcore still photos, and 20 hardcore trailers on the flip side. I'd like to see some extended bloopers or bonus scenes for the DVDs, but that falls into the "nice to have" category.
A/V Quality: The lighting us the single biggest problem with this video. It looked like they tried to use only natural light, which presented a problem both indoors and outdoors. The indoor scenes beg for studio lighting or at least a c-light to prevent shadows and silhouetting, while the weather in the outdoor scenes is atypically gloomy for Southern California. It translates pretty well to DVD, but it's still too dim for enjoyment. In spite of that, the overall audio and video quality is solid -- Anabolic has their shit together in that department. Now, would it kill them to spring for some lights?
The Last Word: Overall, I was fairly lukewarm over this title. Is it possible to get numb over seeing girls take it eight ways from Sunday? Maybe it was the depressing lighting, or the lack of enthusiasm from most of the girls that took the edge off a title that would have probably been one of my favorites if I saw it when I was first starting to watch porn. The days of being satisfied watching the acts by themselves are over -- it's the attitude and the presentation that matter to me now. Bring 'Um Young is perfectly fine pornography for what it is: an anal- and blowjob-centric smut that happens to feature 18- and 19-year old girls. But it's missing the fantasy that really sets the best barely legal titles apart from the rest. Recommended if you like the BUY series or Anabolic/Diabolic/RLD style productions, but otherwise, stick to Barely Legal for your teen kick.