Running Time: 117 min. (cover states 90 min.)
Production Date: 5 / 15 / 1996 (cover); pre-July 3, 1995 (movie)
Cast: Tricia Devereaux, Lauren Montgomery, Heather Lee, Spice, Kyle Stone, Dave Hardman, Jake Steed, and Scott Styles
Initial Expectations: Iím not expecting much here, but with Tricia Devereaux and Lauren Montgomery here I canít resist checking it out.
Initial Reaction: Itís got plenty of hot sex, but poor camera work and an annoying gonzo director hold it back from getting close to its potential.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of the stars
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a DVD that feels like a DVD rather than a VHS tape or who wants above average technical aspects
Audio /Video Quality: The audio is okay at best. Some of it is nicely balanced, but Cheeks is behind the camera and talks frequently which comes off very muffled. Thereís also plenty of wind and background noises. The video quality reminds me of a home movie with a drunk uncle behind the camera. Thereís plenty of shakiness, jerky motions, and fast zooms and pans. Thereís also plenty of shadows and looks a little below VHS quality.
Disc Complaints: Thereís no time stamp here, which means that this DVD starts off a notch down for me. From what Iíve heard it takes next to zero effort or cost to include a time stamp, and itís something I have yet to hear a consumer say they donít like. Without the time stamp one canít jump directly to a certain point in the DVD, and for those with a player that starts up at the same place you stopped watching, it means that person now has to start again at the beginning of whatever chapter they were viewing. If thatís not bad enough, thereís only two chapters on the DVD, where the DVD runs almost two hours! This would be bad if there were only two scenes, but with four scenes itís horrible! If you want to go to the second or fourth scene in the movie, you have no way to do so other than scanning all the way through the first or third scene. Iím deducting a half point off the overall score because of this.
Menus: None. No main menu. No chapter menu. Nothing.
The Feature: Hypnotic Hookers collects four vignettes which are connected by being stories of prostitutes. Each story has a fairly long lead-in which revolves around Cheeks, the director wannabe, who hangs around with guys who get lucky as long as they pay for it. The setups are never too serious, and normally lead to a bit of teasing before the main event.
Things start out with ďDonít Let the Glasses Fool YouĒ, starring the tantalizing Tricia Devereaux and Kyle Stone. Kyle and Cheeks see Tricia driving down the road and talk to her while theyíre both stopped at a red light. Tricia, looking darn hot in glasses, removes them at the Kyle and Cheekís request, and pulls over to give the guys some information after they run a red light to keep up with her. They give Tricia a call later, and as soon as she arrives Tricia seems a bit annoyed with Cheeks and his camera, which is very understandable. After a bit of talking and exchanging of money, Tricia lets Kyle see whatís under her shirt. Tricia continues to let Kyle explore her with his mouth and fingers as he strips her down before she checks out how he tastes by taking him into her throat and tea bagging him. Kyle has Tricia ride him cowgirl style before having her get on all fours and giving her a rimming before fucking her again. Tricia begs Kyle to fuck her ass, and like any other mortal man, Kyle is unable to resist Triciaís commands. He nails Triciaís ass doggie and missionary style before finally giving Tricia a nice facial that she doesnít shy away from at all. Thereís even an implied ass to mouth, but since the penetration isnít shown before the pop Iím skeptical.
This is a pretty good scene, with all credit for it making it that far going to Tricia and Kyle. They have nice chemistry, and do a great job of starting the scene off with a very fun feel. The problem comes in with Cheeks. When he talks heís normally annoying, and his camera work is extremely limited. I frequently wanted a different camera angle, and he didnít seem to know how to position Tricia so that you could see both the penetration and her reaction. Tricia looks great here and I donít think that thereís any doubt about whether or not she enjoyed herself.
Heather Lee and Jake Steed team up for ďDonít Get Caught Acting Like A ChickenĒ, the second scene. Cheeks reminds Jake to call up a hooker they met in Vegas who supposedly puts her clients in a hypnotic trance. After Heather, a big busted brunette with plenty of tattoos, shows up and they exchange money, Heather hypnotizes Jake into thinking heís a chicken. After Jake clucks a bit she has him become a sexual beast. Jake pulls her clothes off, sucks her pierced tits, and rips her pantyhose apart to get at her pussy. He eats Heatherís pussy on command before moving back by the couch so she can lovingly suck his cock. Heather lays back for Jake to start fucking her missionary style before climbing up for a bit of reverse cowgirl. Jake also fucks Heatherís ass on command missionary style and from behind before coming up to give her an apparent ass to mouth and let her suck him until he give her a good load on her face.
This is another fun scene thatís held back by camera work. Jake and Heather look like theyíre having a lot of fun, and with the setups to and through this scene itís one that they should enjoy. Cheeks, however, runs off at the mouth a bit much and doesnít seem to really know how to fit both the penetration and the girlís reaction to getting fucked in the same camera shot. Instead he pans back and forth quite a bit, which annoyed me more than a little.
Lauren Montgomery and Dave Hardman get together for ďPussy Never Cums FreeĒ, the third and penultimate scene. Cheeks and Dave stumble across Lauren having car problems, and amazingly itís the same car that Tricia was driving earlier. After giving Laurenís car a jump, Lauren gives the guys a private show for being good samaritans. Lauren strips down and diddles herself on Daveís bed before breaking out her dildo while the guys watch and Dave jerks off. After a bit Lauren tells the guys that the free part is over, and if they want more itís going to cost them a couple hundred bucks. They scrounge their money together and pay up, so Dave gets to exchange oral favors with Lauren. He fucks her from behind and spoons her before Lauren climbs on to ride him cowgirl style while fingering her ass. Dave pulls out and pops in the air, and fucks her a bit more before Lauren licks it off his leg. Lauren rides Dave a bit more reverse cowgirl before finally hopping off and taking a few more dick droppings.
This is a pretty good scene. Lauren has a mysterious yet down to earth sexuality about her thatís always turned me on, and it continues in this scene. Dave comes off a little like he was dropped at birth, which makes him an able assistant for Cheeks, who just plain needs a good bitch-slapping. The camera work is a little better here, but itís still lacking.
Spice and Scott Styles finish things up with ďWhat is the True Spice of Life?Ē. Scott and Cheeks sit around and decide to have an escort shipped over. Six foot tall, natural breasted, heavily pierced, heavily tattooed, short haired Spice is sent over. Scott tongues her twat after they examine her, and soon after she puts some nice oral skills to work. Spice moves on to ride Scott reverse cowgirl before they fuck in a modified spoon and missionary style. Finally, Spice takes a healthy pop on her tongue.
This is another okay scene. Spice has nice enthusiasm, but I canít say that I find her at all attractive. I hate to say it, but ďskankĒ seems to be the word that best describes her. She gets into the scene nice and I think all her reactions are real, but she was unattractive enough that I couldnít get into the scene much.
Hypnotic Hookers is a great porno gone wrong. On the plus side, the scenes do have a fun feeling and some nice chemistry. It never looks like any of the performers are counting the minutes until they can cash their check and the smiles and laughs seem extremely real. The movie has some good heart, and it does take the movie a long way. Tricia Devereaux is every bit as great here as in some of her later movies, and Lauren Montgomery and Heather Lee also put out great performances. The only performer I didnít really care for was Spice, and even she didnít do a bad job.
Unfortunately, director Cheeks never lets the feature do too well. He strikes me as a guy whoís watched one Buttman movie too many, from his yammering into the camera and at the girls to even having some of the same taste in picking out women. His banter starts out amusing, but by the start of the second scene itís grown old and by the end of the third scene itís incredibly annoying. Of course, one might not notice that quite so much if his camera skills were better. Throughout the movie heís referred to as a film school student, and if this is his Freshman project Iím not really sure how he got that far. His framing of the pictures is horrible, and he rarely seems to have the ability to show both the girl getting fucked and her reaction to it. Thereís a lot of chopped off heads or pubes, and he has anything but a steady hand through parts of the feature. Itís too bad, because Hypnotic Hookers shows that great chemistry and energy isnít enough to make a great movie.
Themes: Straight, tease, rimming (male > female), anal, interracial, masturbation, and toys
Condoms Usage: None
Raincoat Factor: High
Overall: Currently, Hypnotic Hookers can be found online for between $4 and $21 with most stores offering it for under $10. Although the movie has great chemistry and nice energy, Iíd stick with the low end here. The camera work and technical aspects are both very limited, and the DVD doesnít even go as far as including menus, let alone extras. This is nothing but a flat VHS.
Note to Skin: Looking around it looks like youíre not putting out any new DVDs. After watching this one I think thatís probably a good thing!
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