IDOL COUNTRY, 90 minutes directed by Chi Chi LaRue HIS Video REPORT CARD: A- Ryan Idol was one of the biggest superstars of early 90's gay porn. (He's still around today--back in the business and doing well, after some very troubled times.)
This hot, and sometimes silly, star vehicle was made during the height of his popularity. If you know and love Ryan, this is a must-have! If not-- it may still be worth your consideration. Great guys, nice scenery and solid action. Six scenes: four duos, a group and a solo...
The story? A friend bets Ryan that he can't "last the weekend" with just one guy, tricking him into spending some time on a farm in the midwest. Ryan, of course, not only loves the farm eventually, but falls for the farmer...
First up: the buff and beautiful--but wooden--Marco Rossi and his "lover" play around the pool. Fuck-wise, not a bad scene, but a bit lacking in camera-angle variety. Second, the party scene. Ryan gets serviced by (and fucks) a pair of guys, including TJ Sloane, as another pair watch and jack off. Again, this scene is mostly just OK--although one of the watchers, named Wolffe, was a real turn on for me. Such eyes!
Things really get rolling though, once we get to the farm. The hayloft duo--reliable Jake Andrews and Trent Reed--turn in an terrific suck & fuckfest, in a beautifully lit and filmed scene. Next, Steve Marks fantasizes about Ryan while beating off--allowing for the standard romantic montage sequence... Another strong duo follows, with a hispanic theme, featuring some great Spanish-language smut talk. Lastly, the "romantic" sex scene starring Ryan and Steve. (Ryan's going down on Steve was a real rarity for him at this point, if I recall right...)
Idol Country also features some horribly repetitive music, including a laughable pseudo-Marlboro Man main theme. Badly written and badly acted, this is one of those porno's with way too much plot for its own good... Still--maybe because it was directed and written by a pair of drag queens--the end result is more funny than aggravating. Above-average menus; good transfer and sound; few/minor extras. (I almost gave this a B+. It gets a slight edge for being well-priced and affordable.) Five Star DVD: Idol Country
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