The Little Details
Running Time: 77 min. (cover states Running Time: 90 min., a roughly fifteen percent difference and definitely enough for another scene. I'm deducting a half point from the overall score because of this. )
Production Date: 12 / 18 / 2006
Director: Randy Spears
Cast: Daisy, Gianna Lynn, Hannah Harper, Mikayla, Ryaan Reynolds, Trina Michaels, Anthony Hardwood, Derrick Pierce, Eric Masterson, Marco Banderas, Marcus London, and Trent Soluri with host Heather Vandeven (better known as Heather Vuur) and Richie Rich in a non-sex role
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: I haven't seen any of Penthouse's movies yet, but Gianna Lynn is enough to drag me into this one.
Initial Reaction: It's a decent movie on a DVD that shows some nice attention.
Who Should Watch It : Couples
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a little nastier sex
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are nicely done. The audio is clear and well balanced, and I didn't notice a single problem, The video shows some nice care as well, starting with an anamorphic widescreen transfer. There's a touch of grain and some pixelation that pops up, but it's never overly noticeable. The lighting also varies throughout the movie, and although sometimes it helps the moods in the scenes other times it gets a little too dark.
Music: The music is very nicely done. It varies in style throughout the movie and also in balance to help out each of the scenes.
Menus: The main menu is cheesy in a fun way and works together a little animation with stills of the girls. The chapter menu is nicely done and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene along with the name(s) of the girl(s) in it and a little fun background animation.
The FeaturePenthouse Pet of the Year Heather Vandeven has the extra perk of reading all the letters sent in by real people everywhere. She's surprised at all the things going on behind closed doors in the suburbs, and reads a few of them to set up the scenes here.
|Scene 1 – Gianna Lynn and Anthony Hardwood|
Smoking hot Asian Gianna was having a hard time dealing with things after her divorce until Anthony came by to help a bit. She invites him in for a cup of coffee after he helps her fix her car. They talk a bit sitting on the staircase enjoying their coffee with Gianna looking nice and hot in a striped black shirt and grey skirt before she leans over to start kissing him. She starts rubbing his cock through his pants, asking if it's okay, and when he doesn't turn her down there gets down to check if it's okay again as she takes his cock out of his pants and works it into her mouth. Gianna takes it down her throat a little and works in a little ball washing and cheek stretching as well before letting Anthony worship her great body as he strips her down. They skip any warmup for Gianna so she can go right to riding him reverse cowgirl style, and she sucks him clean before getting up for the cowgirl ride with a bit of ass slapping mixed in. Anthony also takes her standing up on the staircase before she turns around and eagerly sucks him to a decent pop on her tongue as she does her best baby bird impression.
This is an above average scene. It has a bit of a generic feel with the chemistry being fairly average. The camera work also has a feeling like it's going for a softcore shoot with gyno-cam shots mixed in to make it hardcore. That method never works for me, and although the lighting was a little low to maybe kick up the romantic feeling of the scene, the lighting held back the scene a bit for me as well. I'm also not sure about the overall mood of the scene. It starts soft and romantic before getting pretty energetic and vocal with a bit of a push from Anthony. Gianna looks to get into it pretty well, but the harder mood between them seemed to be at odds with the lighting and camera work trying to make everything soft and romantic. This scene makes it past the average mark, but not by a lot.
|Scene 2 – Ryaan Reynolds and Marcus London|
Smoking hot busty black babe Ryaan knows that free time can be her downfall. She picks up Richie Rich at the market and takes him home with her while her hubby Marcus is at work. They barely get started when Marcus comes home early without calling and is very surprised and happy to find Ryann half dressed. They start kissing on the bed with Richie hiding underneath, and help each other strip down before Marcus works down to her tits and then her pussy for some fast tonguing. Ryaan returns his oral affection in kind before climbing up for a cowgirl ride, and mixes in a little more cocksucking to help Marcus out with some apparent wood problems before laying back to take it missionary style. Finally Marcus pops on her stomach with a respectable load.
This is another pretty good scene. There's nice chemistry between Marcus and Ryaan, and some nice humor with the guy under the bed. Sadly Richie under the bed is pretty much forgotten once the clothes come off, as I think a couple shots with him trapped could have added to the scene, both in humor and an added sexual twist. The scene also suffers a little from Marcus's apparent wood problems, but beyond that, the scene works pretty well. It's a little shorter than the last with just as much action, and the little tighter feel ends up helping the scene. This is a pretty good scene that's helped by a fun feeling.
|Scene 3 – Hannah Harper; Trent Soluri and Trina Michaels|
Blonde covergirl Hannah writes in about how she and her fiance have agreed to wait until married to have sex and how he thinks she's like some girl in a romance novel, even though she isn't. She runs her hands around herself while getting ready to hop in the tub but is interrupted by Trent calling on the phone. They talk about their relationship and taking it to the next level as she holds him back and shaves her pussy. He wonders what's going on hearing her breathing heavy, and after hanging up the camera shows her fucking herself with a large dildo. She lays back to enjoy her toy as the camera pans down to show busty dirty blonde Trina taking Trent's cock into her throat where he is. Hannah works herself over nicely and sucks the toy clean as Trent gives Trina a good face fucking and pops a decent load on her face.
This is a surprisingly short scene, not lasting even ten minutes, but also a surprisingly hot one. Normally editing scenes together like this doesn't work for me, but here it worked very well. There's some great heat generated in the scene, and the twists of Hannah fucking herself and Trent getting blown really impressed me. There's some great fades between the sequences, and in the end the scene actually left me wanting more. As good as this sounds, there's also the downside that I can see a lot of people being miffed at this scene since Hannah is featured extremely prominently on the cover but doesn't even get ten minutes of sex in the movie. Yes, she does a great job, but not nearly enough to justify how prominently she's featured on the cover. Heck, I think Heather Vandeven might have more screen time than Hannah does. This is a hot scene, but also one that's bound to leave many viewers wanting more and feeling a bit gypped.
|Scene 4 – Mikayla and Derrick Pierce|
Mikayla thought she and her hubby of three years had things going great until she came home to find him jerking off to a porno with the help of a toy. She was upset at first, but after they talk about it gets down to start sucking his cock like she saw the girl doing in the movie. She eagerly bobs on his knob while mixing in a little stroking and attention for his balls before laying back so Derrick can work her over with his tongue and fingers. Mikayla gets up to ride him reverse cowgirl style with plenty of vocal appreciation for how Derrick's dick feels inside her before continuing to ride him cowgirl style. She spins around to suck his cock as he plays with her a bit more before laying back and letting him fuck her missionary style. Finally Derrick moves up and pops on her augmented tits.
This is quite possibly my favorite scene in the movie. I love the setup and how Mikayla gets a little turned on at pleasing Derrick like the girls in the movie, and there's great chemistry to urge that thought on. She's nicely energetic and vocal, but neither goes over the edge. The scene is a touch dark, but beyond that it really worked well for me.
|Scene 5 – Daisy, Eric Masterson, and Marco Banderas|
Daisy writes in about her hubby Eric's new business partner from Spain, Marco, and how they all hooked up after their Halloween party. The guys talk about how Daisy brought up Marco's name for a threesome, and soon after Daisy's laying across Eric's lap to suck Marco's cock. Eric gets his turn having his cock sucked as Marco takes Daisy from behind before she rides him reverse cowgirl style sucking Marco's cock. She moves over to ride Marco cowgirl style while sucking Eric's cock, and works back and forth between the guys as they lay back on the couch. Finally Daisy gets down to take a nice double facial.
This is a pretty hot scene. There's great chemistry among the group, and the camera does a pretty good job of capturing it. At the same time the action seems way too limited for the scene with how much of it is devoted to Eric getting it reverse cowgirl style while Marco gets it cowgirl style. This isn't a bad scene, but a little more variety could have went a very long way.
Sub-Urban Sex is a decent fuck flick. The theme works good for bringing together a nice range of sex scenes as well as a little variation in styles. I think Hannah and Mikayla's scenes were my favorite, but every scene left room for a little improvement. The scenes ranged from being a little too short (such as in Hannah and Trina's) to way too long (such as Gianna's), and although there was some obvious attention put into the lighting for the movie, there were times it still seemed a bit low (such as in Mikayla's). As for the sex, it often worked well but a couple times, such as in Gianna's opening scene, it felt like it was being held back and fought with the more romantic feeling of the scene. It also felt a bit limited for positions, and with the movie barley making an hour and a quarter it felt like it could have been expanded a bit more. That isn't to say that this is a bad movie as it does have a lot going for it. The stories are fun and there's nice chemistry throughout the movie. There is some good variety to the sex and the girls never felt like they were phoning it in. Sub-Urban Sex is a fun little movie that could have been even better.
The Extra StuffThe photo gallery lasts nearly three and a half minutes with about five seconds per very nice looking snapshot or full screen photo. Trailers are included for Strange Dreams, Out of Control, Klub Slutz, My Best Friend's Mom, Killer Klub Girlz, and A Slave to Sin. There's also a behind the scenes featurette and a bonus scene from My Best Friend's Mom along with a photo gallery lasting just over a minute with about five seconds per nice looking snapshot.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts about twenty minutes. Randy starts the featurette out talking about the movie and suburban sex. Trina is next, who poses for some stills before chatting about her body a bit. Trent comes in for a little fun and some cocksuckings stills (with him providing the cock) before Randy chats a bit more about one of his suburban sex moments. Avy Lee Roth is next, who chats a bit about sex and shows off before Jenna Presley talks about her upcoming scene with Avy, what she thought waking up, and the types of people who turn her on. Sadly, the scene doesn't appear in the movie. Randy talks about the scene as the girls pose before Jeremy talks about his first time with two girls at once. Hannah is next, who poses before talking about her scene and shaving. Daisy talks about her role in the movie before it moves on with Gianna Lynn talking about how to suck cock while showing off the personality that makes her so wonderful. This is a pretty good featurette. There's some very nice personality shown off by the stars and Randy, but having Jenna, Avy, and Jeremy thrown in when they don't appear in the movie makes the movie look a little weaker due to its running length.
|Bonus Scene – Lauren Kain, Alex Gonz, and Chris Evans|
The bonus scene comes from My Best Friend's Mom. When chilling out on spring break, Alex and Chris decide to call up an escort service and have them send over an older woman. Big tittied blonde Lauren shows up soon after and sits between them on the couch rubbing their cocks as well as their faces. They help her strip down to her sexy black bra and panties and worship her body a bit before helping her strip down further. They tease each other a bit before Alex moves in to lick her pussy while Chris gropes her tits and gets his cock stroked. She gets Chris's cock out to suck as Alex spoons her, fucks her missionary style, and takes her from behind. Lauren sucks Alex while Chris licks her from behind before getting up to ride Chris reverse cowgirl style while she sucks on Alex. Finally Lauren gets down to take a nice double facial from the guys.
Being somebody who loves older women over barely legal girls, I had decent hope for this scene. Unfortunately, all I came out of it with was disappointment. Lauren looks hot, but the scene feels like it should have been at best half as long as what it was. It moves at a snail's pace through the action, and although Alex gets in three positions you get wood problems for the spooning (which Chris looks to back up with some wood problems when he fucks Lauren), maybe ten seconds of missionary, and then a long drawn out doggie fuck that barely has any distance shots. The chemistry is also dead throughout the scene with the action feeling downright mechanical at times. The only thing that's really well done in the entire scene is the cumshots, which Lauren takes very well as the guys put out some nice loads. I had some hopes for My Best Friend's Mom, but after watching this scene I think I'm going to pass it by.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, masturbation, toys, oral, and group
Raincoat Factor: Medium high
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. This seems a bit high for what you get here. The movie's a bit hit or miss, but moreso barley lasts over an hour and a quarter. The technical aspects are pretty good and the extras do show some good effort, which does help out the overall DVD. This isn't a bad release, but it also leaves plenty of room for improvement.
Note to Penthouse: If you're going to list a running time, please list a correct one. Also, please make sure that you let the cover girl have a decent sized scene rather than just a teaser.
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