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Fleshdance (Penthouse)

Studio: Penthouse
Category:  Couples
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astroknight's ratings for Fleshdance (Penthouse):
Overall Rating 2.5 stars
Fleshdance (Penthouse) overall rating 2.5 stars
Female Looks Fleshdance (Penthouse) Female looks rating 3.5 stars
Male Looks Fleshdance (Penthouse) Male looks rating 3 stars
Sex Fleshdance (Penthouse) Sex rating 2.5 stars
 
Plot/Acting Fleshdance (Penthouse) Plot/Acting rating 2.5 stars
Extras Fleshdance (Penthouse) DVD Extras rating 3 stars
Audio/Video Quality Fleshdance (Penthouse) A/V Quality rating 3.5 stars
Worth$7.00
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Reviewed by astroknight  on  11/14/2008

The Little Details

Running Time: 93 min.

Production Date: 11 / 27 / 2007

Director: Stuart Canterbury

Cast: Alexis Love, Ann Marie Rios, Franchezca Valentina, Holly West, Katie Morgan, Veronica Jett, Evan Stone, Steven St. Croix, Tommy Gunn, and Van Damage

The Short Story

Initial Expectations: Penthouse has been putting out some very nice couples movies lately, and I find myself looking forward to them quite a bit.

Initial Reaction: It's very average in almost every way.

Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting a little story and a little romance

Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting an adult film that feels the least bit unique

The Technical Stuff

Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty good. The audio is clear and well balanced, and I didn't notice any background noises. The video is presented in anamorphic widescreen. The lighting is often a bit on the low side due to the locations, but it also helps add to the romantic feeling of the movie at times. The camera work is smooth and there's very little noticeable grain to the presentation.

Music: None

Menus: The main menu combines a little animation with a few stills for an okay first impression. The chapter menu shows some nice care, and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene as well as the name of the girl in it.

The Feature

Franchezca is a stripper who dreams of making it big as a serious dancer and is fresh off catching her boyfriend cheating on her. Evan is also having a hard time getting over his last woman, and although she's a stripper there's something about Franchezca that draws him in. If they can just get past their fears, he just might be able to make her dreams come true.

Scene 1 Holly West and Van Damage

Brunette hottie Holly gets it on with Van in the welding shop at work as soon as his girlfriend leaves. They kiss and grope each other as they help each other strip down before Holly drops down to start sucking Van's cock. He licks her bald pussy in return before fucking it missionary style, and then takes her from behind as she leans against the bench. Finally, Van pulls out and pops on Holly's ass.

This is an okay scene. Holly's cute and they work the tease pretty well to start the scene out, but there's something about the scene that just didn't do much for me. It might have been the dark location, the average chemistry, only having two positions to the scene, or Holly seeming like she was pushing the vocals a little much. More probable is that it's a combination of all three. This is a pretty average scene.



Scene 2 Alexis Love and Tommy Gunn

After chatting with Evan outside over a glass of wine, Tommy and hot black babe Alexis get it on as soon as he leaves. They kiss and run their hands around each other before Tommy moves down to lick and finger her pussy. Tommy gets up so Alexis can suck his cock before he fucks her from behind. She also rides him reverse cowgirl style before Tommy goes back to fucking her from behind and then pops on her nice little tits.

This is a nice scene. Once again there's only two positions, but the chemistry is much better here and the location is very classy and romantic. Another position would have been nice, but this is still a pretty good scene.



Scene 3 Veronica Jett and Steven St. Croix

Brunette Veronica gets it on with dance coach Steven to get the big role. She lets him kiss and grope his way around her body as he makes his way down to lick her shaved slit. He moves back up to spoon Veronica before having her mix in a bit of cocksucking. Veronica also rides Steven reverse cowgirl style and lets him fuck her missionary style before popping on her stomach.

This is a pretty good scene. The opening is a bit generic, but broke up nicely by a bit of dance. The chemistry is surprisingly strong for the scene, and I was very surprised at Veronica and Steven working through three full positions rather than just working around two. This is a decent scene.



Scene 4 Katie Morgan and AnnMarie Rios

Blonde Katie gets it on with smoking hot Latina AnnMarie around the stripper pole on stage. She quickly helps AnnMarie out of her panties and eats her pussy both as she stands up against the pole and lays back on the stage. AnnMarie helps Katie out of her panties to return the favor, and kisses her way across Katie's very nice body as she makes her way down to eat Katie's pussy while Katie takes her turn laying back on the stage. They even sixty-nine a little before finishing things up kissing.

This is a pretty generic scene. Katie and AnnMarie look very nice and have pretty good chemistry. I'm not a big fan of strip club scenes, so that was an instant hit against the scene for me, and the action seemed very limited with each girl taking a turn to eat once and then sixty-nining. This isn't a bad scene, but it is very generic and I had a hard time getting into it because of it.



Scene 5 Franchezca Valentina and Evan Stone

Brunette Franchezca and Evan kiss outside his place and explore each other a little before she moves down to suck his cock. Evan licks her pussy in return before letting her slide it onto his cock for some spooning and a reverse cowgirl ride. Franchezca turns around for a traditional cowgirl ride as well as letting Evan fuck her doggie style before he pops on her ass.

This is easily the best scene in the movie. Franchezca and Evan have nice chemistry, and although the location lends itself to low lighting, the lower lighting helps give the scene a more romantic feel. Naturally I was happy to see a couple extra positions worked in, and the scene flowed well with it. This is a hot and nicely done romantic scene.



Fleshdance is a pretty generic adult movie. From the little I know of the original movie, it seems to play with the theme of the 80s movie Flashdance, and uses it as a framework for the sex here. Although the framework is very light, it does work pretty good to setup the mostly romantic sex scenes and the cast works well with it. That said, the sex often feels a bit limited, and the chemistry hovers all around the average mark without every getting too strong or too weak. My other problem with the movie is the boxcover. Although Franchezca Valentina is the star of the movie, the boxcover makes you think anything but. From the boxcover one would think Katie Morgan is the star of the movie as she not only gets top billing compared to Franchezca's fourth billing, but she's featured in five pictures around the cover compared to Franchezca's one. The boxcover designs on Penthouse's releases have often been at least a touch misleading in the past (something they seemed like they were thankfully moving past), but this one is definitely more than a little misleading. Fleshdance is a release that's so average that it ends up not being particularly memorable in any way other than for the misleading boxcover.

The Extra Stuff

The photo gallery lasts about five and a quarter minutes with about five seconds per very nice looking snapshot. Trailers are included for Possessed, Wicked Wives, Where There's Smoke, Southern Exxxposure, My Pleasure Pet, and Pleasure Dome. There's also a bonus scene with accompanying photo gallery.

Bonus Scene Brooke Belle and Niko

The bonus scene comes from Foxtrot. Hot blonde Brooke works the pole at a strip club wearing a pair of thigh high black boots before having Niko join her on stage. She helps strip him down and kisses his way around him a bit before moving down to suck and titty fuck his cock. Niko eats her bald pussy in return as the guys cheer him on, and then gets up to fuck her from behind as she spins around a little holding the pole. They move to the floor where he fucks her missionary style before popping on her stomach.

This is an okay scene. Although it's handled well here, I'm not a big fan of strip club scenes and this one comes off as a very generic strip club scene. Both Brooke and Niko play into it nicely, but with only two positions and out, the guys cheering, and the low lighting of the location, I just couldn't get into this one. This isn't a bad scene, but it just didn't do much for me.



The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff

Themes: Straight, titty fucking, interracial, and lesbian

Raincoat Factor: Medium

Condom Usage: None

The Bottom Line:

Currently, many Penthouse DVDs can be found online for between about $17 and $25 with several stores offering them for around $20. Rent this one first or aim low. The movie is light and so much of it is handled so generically that it's going to be easy to forget. The technical aspects are nicely done and the extras show a touch of care to help out the overall DVD. This is a very generic release.

Note to Penthouse: It's been nice to see your boxcovers become more honest over the last few months. I hope this one's just a fluke with how misleading it is about the movie and its stars.

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