The Little Details
Running Time: 100 min. (the cover states a total running tile of 2 hours, which although it's misleading and next to useless as one could put a thirty minute feature along with an hour and a half of trailers, is probably about right)
Production Date: 8 / 20 / 2010
Director: Paul Thomas
Cast: Bobbi Starr, Crissy Hinds, Lily LeBeau, Samantha Ryan, Sarah Shevon, Anthony Rosano, Derrick Pierce, Eric Swiss, and Otto Bauer
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Although there's no doubt about PT being a true icon of porn, his movies have been a bit hit or miss for me. I'm hearing that he's enjoying his freedom with LFP distributing his movies, so I'm going into this one with a bit of hope.
Initial Reaction: It's quite easily one of the best features I've watched this year, but sadly the overall DVD stumbles at the last moment due to a lack of effort towards the extras.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting adult features where the non-sex and sex scenes are equally important
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting soft and cuddly porn
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects show plenty of care, and looks and sounds every bit as good as a mainstream feature. The audio is very well balanced and didn't have any noticeable background noises. The video is presented in anamorphic widescreen and looks great. There's great care towards the lighting and camera work, and looks every bit as good if not better than many mainstream movies I've watched.
Music: The music is very well done. It's extremely well balanced with the audio overall, and has a style that compliments the feature perfectly.
Menus: The main menu works together a bit of the boxcover with a bit of the movie for a surprisingly effective and different first impression. The chapter menu is unfortunately very generic, and just lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a chapter number rather than giving something useful like the name of the performers in the scene.
The FeaturePervert collects two nearly unconnected stories. First, Otto Bauer finds out that Lilly LeBeau isn't quite the girl next door after he tries to pick her up in a bar, but that's just fine with him. Second, Eric Swiss has meets with Samantha Ryan to try to do something about his sex addiction, but he might know what she needs just as much as she knows what he does.
|Scene 1 – Lilly LeBeau, Derrick Pierce, and Otto Bauer|
Grudge Fuck starts with dirty blonde Lily being peeped on from outside as she gets ready to go out. After shooting down Derrick she chats it up with Otto at the bar. She sends him to the bathroom and lets him know that she'll be along in thirty seconds. When she arrives Derrick is there as well, and gives them a quick show as she strips off her pants and sits down to pee. When Otto moves in to join her in the stall she pushes him back letting him know that she wants Derrick and sends Otto off to buy a rubber as she starts working Derrick over orally. Derrick helps her strip down as they kiss and move from the bathroom stall to the counter, and then fucks her from behind over the counter with a little hair pulling and spanking mixed in. He pulls her back into the bathroom and has her suck his cock before riding it cowgirl style. Derrick picks her up and lays her back on the counter for a little missionary work while continuing to pull her play, slap her face lightly, and choke her as Otto returns and watches them fuck. After Derrick cums on her face and Otto moves in to offer her the condom, she wipes Derrick's cum off her chin onto his sleeve and gives him her number.
This is an outstanding scene. Yes, there's a bit of setup to it, but it's so well done and professional that it made the scene feel like I was watching a mainstream movie or TV show rather than an adult film. There's great chemistry between Lily and Derrick as they fuck, and Otto's presence adds plenty of depth to the sexuality as well as another level of kinkiness. The action is extremely well captured from start to finish, and the scene literally had me every bit as impressed with it's technical skill as it did with its sexuality. Scenes like this show that Paul Thomas actually has the skill to back up his reputation.
|Scene 2 – Sarah Shevon and Otto Bauer|
After being partially chained and locked in a bathroom with brunette Sarah, Otto decides they should have a little fun instead of doing as Lilly told them. He has Sarah lay back and give him a footjob before admiring her pussy and the jeweled buttplug she's waring. Before Otto can do anything, however, they're discovered by Lilly who puts an end to their play.
This is a short but very well done scene. The action doesn't amount to a lot sexually, but there's plenty of sexuality to the scene itself and it works into the overall story very well. The short and contained sexuality of the scene also works very well into the overall scene, and I couldn't help but enjoy the control aspect that Thomas put on the scene as a director as well as Lilly's control ending Otto and Sarah's play.
|Scene 3 – Lilly LeBeau, Sarah Shevon, and Otto Bauer|
After dominating Sarah and Otto a bit more, Lilly gives Otto a little head. The scene quickly cuts to Otto fucking Sarah from behind before he rolls her over to fuck her missionary style. Lilly comes in and watches them while wearing a strap-on before they have Sarah get on all fours for Lilly to eat her holes from behind. They have Sarah ride Lilly reverse cowgirl style while Otto fucks Lilly's face, and Sarah gets a little oral action as well. Sarah gets a traditional cowgirl as well before eating Lilly's pussy while Otto fucks her ass from behind. He moves up to have Lilly suck his cock clean as Sarah rides her cowgirl style and then gets a double penetration. Lilly rides Otto cowgirl style next as Sarah works on Lilly's ass with her jeweled plug and fingers before he fucks her doggie and missionary style as Sarah helps orally. Otto has the girls finish him off sucking his cock and balls before he pops a small load between their faces.
This is another very well done and very hot scene with the only thing coming close to slowing it down being the below average pop at the end of the scene. The transition of Otto gaining control through the scene works surprisingly well, and there's great chemistry around the group. The scene is far from soft and cuddly, but the dark sex here fits the scene perfectly, and only gets better due to how much Lilly, Sarah, and Otto look to be into the rougher action. Add in great camera work and editing, and you have another great scene.
|Scene 4 – Bobbi Starr, Chrissy Hines, and Eric Swiss|
After picking up brunette whore Bobbi and dirty blonde whore Chrissy, Eric takes them back to his place where he pulls off one of Chrissy's stockings and gives it to Bobbi. He tells her to put it over Chrissy's head and tie her ankles with Chrissy's other stocking, which the girls reluctantly do after more money came out. The action cuts to Bobbi sitting on Chrissy's face as Eric guides their action before it cuts to Eric talking with his shrink.
This is a pretty good scene. It keeps up the perverted angle while starting fairly lightly due to the shortness of the scene. The emotions of the girls come into play nicely to give the scene a bit more depth, and although short the scene flows nicely and works well to help set up this story. This is a well done scene.
|Scene 5 – Bobbi Starr and Eric Swiss, Chrissy Hines and Anthony Rosano|
After a quick hit, Chrissy moves in on Anthony with a bit of kissing and letting him suck her tits while Bobbi eagerly starts to gobble Eric's knob. Chrissy moves on to suck Anthony's cock after he admires her ass as well as letting him fuck her tits. She moves on to ride him reverse cowgirl style while Bobbi rides Eric with a traditional cowgirl and lets him play with her asshole. Bobbi sucks Eric's cock and rides him reverse cowgirl style as Chrissy and Anthony mix in plenty more oral action and fuck doggie style. Finally the girls each take a nice facial finish before collecting their money.
This is a hot scene. Some of the subjects starting it out might not work for some people, and definitely give the scene a darker feeling, but they also work well for the storyline. There's nice chemistry between each of the couples, and the camera work and editing do a very nice job working between the scenes to keep things balanced and never make it seem like it's really just about one couple with the others being a little something extra. This is yet another scene which worked well for me.
|Scene 6 – Samantha Ryan and Eric Swiss|
After meeting in a parking lot and kissing, Samantha and Eric get it on back at one of their places with Samantha starting in a pink shirt over a black bra and panties with a black necklace. She gives Eric a little tease with a check before sitting on his lap, kissing him, and stripping down to let him suck her tits. Samantha goes right to sucking Eric and riding him cowgirl style with her panties pulled aside before sucking him a bit more and laying back for him to eat and play with her pussy. She even let shim play with her ass before he fucks her missionary style with a little kissing mixed in. Eric spanks her before fucking her doggie style and fingering her ass. He also lets Samantha ride him reverse cowgirl style before pulling out to pop on her thigh.
This is a darn hot scene. The action is pretty straightforward, but also filled with chemistry. It's well captured and moves at a nice pace, but the editing as the action starts seems just a little off compared to the rest of the scene. That said, the action is strong enough that by the end of the scene I can't see many people having any remembrance of it, and if not noting it myself while watching this scene I doubt I would have remembered either. This is another winner of a scene.
|Scene 7 – Samantha Ryan and Anthony Rosano|
After a few drinks with Anthony, Samantha lets him know he wants him to take her somewhere wrong. They kiss passionately in a hallway outside the bar before she has him sit down to eat her pussy as she pulls his head into her womanly goodness. Samantha stops him and tells him to treat her like a whore, so he gives her money and has her fuck herself with her shoe as he watches.
This is a pretty hot scene. It's short but sweet, and fits into the overall movie very well. I love Anthony's passion watching Samantha with her shoe, and Samantha gets into the whore act very well. This scene worked every bit as well for me as the scenes with actual fucking.
Pervert is easily one of the best made adult features I've watched in a very long time, and one that shows that PT is more than deserving of his reputation as a great adult filmmaker. Yes, Pervert is mostly a vignette movie, but at the same time there's just enough little threads between the two vignettes to draw it together into a nicely connected feature, similar to how the stories were linked in Pulp Fiction. I can't say that this is soft and cuddly porn, but with a title like Pervert and the boxcover as it is that shouldn't come to a surprise as anybody. What did come as a surprise to me was how extremely well done Pervert was from start to finish. Paul Thomas has often been a little hit or miss for me due to his artistic side getting a little out of control and his overly short scenes often falling a bit short for me. None of that happened here, and the sex scenes worked every bit as well for me as the non-sex scenes did. From start to finish Pervert has the feel of a mainstream movie, and even when I had to step away from it for a few days and came back knowing what to expect I was beyond impressed with it. There isn't a single performance in the movie, be it sexual or non-sex, that didn't hit the mark, and the writing was every bit on the mark. The only complaint I can see about Pervert is that it might be a little too dark for some after the many years Paul Thomas spent at Vivid, but I honestly can't complain about that here due to how well he did with every aspect of this production. Pervert is an amazing adult feature that shows just how much potential adult features can still have.
The Extra StuffThe photo gallery lasts a little under two and a half minutes with about four seconds per very nice looking snapshot. Trailers are included for This Ain't Charmed XXX, This Ain't Intervention XXX, This Ain't Dancing With the Stars XXX, Barely Legal Innocence 10, Barely Legal P.O.V. 7, and Barely Legal: It Barely Fits. There's also Hustler commercials.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, voyeurism, B&D, feet, toys, anal, group, rimming (female > female), lesbian, ass to mouth, DP (toy & cock), titty fucking, and masturbation
Raincoat Factor: Medium high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many LFP DVDs can be found online for between about $16 and $25 with stores offering it everywhere in between. At the very least rent this one if you're even the least bit curious about it, but Pervert shows enough care towards the feature that it's definitely worth buying. The sex and story are very well intertwined and executed just as well. The technical aspects show some very good care, but sadly there's no real effort put into the extras. That's the only thing that holds this release back, and even with that complaint I can't help but recommend it. Pervert is a fantastically well done feature that's well worth checking out.
Note to Paul Thomas / LFP: With how good of a job was done on the feature, it's really sad how little effort was put into the extras. With a ten minute behind the scenes featurette I would have had a very hard time not giving this one a perfect rating overall.
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