The Little Details
Running Time: 154 min.
Production Date: 5 / 9 - 23 / 2007
Director: Tanya Hyde
Cast: Alicia Rhodes, Elle Brooke, Gem Sparkle, Jasmine, Keira Farrell, Lolly Badcock, Michelle B., Michelle Thorne, Danny Boy, Ian Tate, James, Jay R., Kieran Lee, and Steve Hooper
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Few directors are as creative as Tanya Hyde, and none have the same grasp of fetish. I can't help but really look forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: It's quite possibly the weakest Tanya Hyde movie I've watched so far.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting heavy artistic direction with plenty of fetishwear
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting artistic porn where the art doesn't kill the porn
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: With Tanya Hyde the technical aspects are always on the artistic side of things, and that doesn't change here. The audio mixes in some heavier music, drops out the vocals of the performers, and just has a creepy feeling at times, depending on the scene. That said, the audio also worked great for the movie. The same can be said for the video, which is nicely presented in anamorphic widescreen. It's often dark with a bit of monochrome footage mixed in, but the camera work is smooth and really helps to give the movie a unique feeling that works for it.
Music: The music is nicely done. It normally rests quietly in the background, but occasionally comes up to make its presence felt while having a nicely modern feel.
Menus: The main menu blends the cover with a little minor animation and clips from the movie for a pretty good first impression. The chapter menu lets you choose between three places in each scene and gives you a still and title for each scene.
The FeatureWith Tanya Hyde there's never anything close to a plot for the overall movie. Instead there's style, and it's a style with plenty of fetish themes and outfits mixed in.
|Scene 1 – Keira Farrell and two guys|
Men at Work starts things out with brunette Keira strutting her way up a staircase in a pair of red patent platform heels with a pair of sexy stockings that have a black back seam and a Cuban heel along with a pinstriped skirt suit. She settles back in her office chair and chats on the phone before paging through a book of gay porn drawings and rubbing her pussy through her sheer pink panties as she thinks about two guys being sweaty and hard at work. The panties soon find their way down around her ankles and a vibe comes out for her clit before Keira makes her way down to check on the guys working in the metalshop without any shirt. Soon after she arrives the guys are spanking themselves to pictures of the girls in the shop calendars so she strips off her skirt and jacket and slides a hand into her pink ruffled panties as well. She moves over to start sucking one of the guys after they watch each other a little bit, and then lets the other guy move in so she can work her mouth between them. Keira lets the guys grope her, suck her tits, and spank her ass before the first guy drops down to lick her ass and play with her pussy. They also lube up her ass before fucking it with a metallic toy, and then let her lay on her back as they fuck each of her holes with another larger toy. They fuck Keira doggie style before suspending her in a love swing to take it missionary style as well as a little more from behind. The guys also fuck her ass doggie style before popping on it.
This is a pretty good scene. I really like the two levels of the scene, starting with it as a masturbation fantasy and then making it real. As usual, there's some very nice attention put into the outfits, and the guys keeping welding glasses on throughout the scene worked every bit as having Keira in a pinstripe suit. The lower lighting also worked well for me due to the location of the scene, but much of it seemed to go on just a little long. This is a pretty good scene, but I just couldn't get into it too much.
|Scene 2 – Alicia Rhodes, a brunette, and two guys|
House of Pleasure House of Pain features dirty blonde Alicia in a kind of Victorian black corset and lacy robe complete with stockings, panties, and long gloves, flogging a guy who's naked, blindfolded, and attached to a cross. She flogs his ass before turning him around to do his chest, stomach, and cock before working on his cock with a crop. Alicia moves on to stroke him with her gloved hands as well as sucking him with plenty of throat action, and then has him eat her holes from behind as she pulls him in with a leash attached to his collar. She continues to dominate him by having him fuck her from below with a dildo mask rather than riding his cock. Alicia lets him tongue her ass to help work in a large glass dildo before she impales it on his cock reverse cowgirl style.
Meanwhile, a brunette maid makes her way to the bathroom and starts cleaning the tub. A guy moves in behind her to admire her ass, and after seeing it gape a bit starts working on it with a pink pigtail buttplug. The maid sucks his cock before letting him fuck her doggie style. Suddenly, the two couples come together as Alicia watches the second guy fuck the maid missionary style while offering up her mouth to suck him clean as well as playing with her pussy. The second guy also spoons Alicia's ass before he goes back to the maid and fucks her from behind in each of her holes as she holds herself between a pair of rods. Finally, the second guy fucks the maid missionary style and pops on her stomach before the first guy reappears and strokes himself onto her tongue.
This is a pretty hot scene. It's very hard for me to get into scenes where the action is cut together from multiple couples in multiple locations, as it always seems like the chemistry suffers. That doesn't really happen here, although the editing is a bit choppy and the camera often got closer than what I normally like. Both girls got into the action very well, and I really like how Alicia was quite dominant while the maid stayed submissive through the scene. Having Alicia not take a facial finish really worked for this reason, and the brunette did a very nice job for her part taking both pops. This is another pretty good scene.
|Scene 3 – Jasmine, Lolly Badcock, Michelle Thorne, and a guy|
Bound to Please starts with brunette Lolly suspended upside down in rubber stockings with a matching garter belt and a jeweled buttplug as bottle blonde Michelle, in red fetishwear, checks her out and slaps her with a red and black crop. Michelle bends over so Lolly can tongue her from behind while upside down while black babe Jasmine, in a pink rubber fetishwear outfit that leaves room for her tits to hang out as well as acting like a garter belt and connecting to her white fishnet stockings, moves in on a guy in a black rubber mask and shirt to stroke his cock. She bends over to start sucking him and makes sure to give his balls a bit of attention as well. The action cuts back to the first couple, now with Lolly on all fours on a gurney wearing black rubber Catwoman style mask, stockings, and top while Michelle slaps her ass and then moves in to tongue her holes from behind. The scene cuts back to Jasmine as she gets her pussy licked by the masked guy while she lies back in a chair. She gets on all fours so he can easily lick her asshole before the action moves back to Michelle, who's now fucking Lolly with a large black dildo before Michelle appears by herself and lets go with a good stream of piss as she lays back on the floor. Michelle returns to fuck Lolly's ass with the toy before the action cuts back to Jasmine getting fucked doggie style by the guy, who's went from a plain black mask to a gas mask. The action cuts back again to Michelle slapping the brunettes ass and playing with her pussy as she bounces on a dildo on a stand. Jasmine returns again, now taking it missionary style, before moving back Michelle trying to see how big of a red dildo her pussy can take. Jasmine returns to get her ass fucked cowgirl style before the they finish up the scene with the guy shooting his load on her asshole.
I just could not get into this scene. It looks like there's some good action with each of the couples, but I kept wondering throughout the scene if the action was so good in each pairing, why weren't the scenes allowed to stand on their own? Both groups left me wanting more, and with the different locations and outfits, how the scenes were edited together, and how much they left me wanting, I ended up not caring about this scene at all.
|Scene 4 – Michelle B., a brunette, and two guys|
Dominance Submission starts the final scene out with a woman wrapped in rubber with only a hose to give her air as bottle blonde Michelle, in black rubber fetishwear, straddles her and rubs her hands around her. The action cuts to a guy working a brunette over with an electric toy before it goes back to Michelle who's now checking out a guy wearing a leather shirt and an animal mask with his hands restrained above him. She tweaks his nipples before groping his cock through his leather pants. She mixes up a little flogging for his ass with some cocksucking before the scene cuts to the girl who used to be under the rubber, but who's now in a cage. Two guys approach the girl with their hard cocks out and stick them through the bars for her to suck. One of them appears to break off to fuck Michelle's ass doggie style, and when she takes to her back and he fucks each of her holes, the other guy moves in to fuck her face. They fuck her ass a little more doggie style before the action cuts to the brunette, who's now riding a guy reverse cowgirl style. She also takes it missionary style before the guy pops on her bush before the action cuts to Michelle as she gives the other guy a bit of throat action. Finally she strokes the guy onto her tongue.
This is an okay final scene. It has a little better flow than the previous scene (which granted, isn't hard), and because of it the sex is a bit hotter. That said, the previous scene had me so down on Deviant that it would be hard for any scene to recover here. Michelle B. did take it in the ass very nicely, and the brunette did a good job as well. The fashion style of the scene worked well for me, but once again the editing style really held the scene back. This is a decent scene, but it still leaves plenty to be desired.
If Deviant sounds like it's a convoluted porno, that's because it is. Okay, I'll admit that Tanya Hyde's movies are hardly ever straightforward and there's always a very artistic eye guiding the action. That's true here as well, but there's normally so much going on that the artistic eye never seems to know where to look beyond the overall style of the location and performers. The first scene comes out as the best for me because it manages to work the action around in a nicely artistic way without letting the art and editing get in the way of the sex. That can't be said for the rest of the movie, which completely bottomed out for me in the third scene. About the point of the pissing in that scene my mind gave up on it (and it was the last part of my body to do so) as it didn't want to piece together another sex scene in what seemed more like a jigsaw puzzle than a sex scene. That said, Deviant provided plenty of great visuals throughout, and I couldn't help but be reminded that Hyde also did (or should I say, does, if memory serves) quite a bit of still work. Deviant shows that still photographer's eye, as the scenes provide plenty of great visuals throughout, but they never seemed to form into a cohesive whole that drew me into the scenes after the first scene ended. Tanya Hyde has a great history of blending sex, fetish, and art with terrific results, but Deviant deviates strongly from that history.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Claudia, Fuck Me Rebeca Linares, Slam It In a Slut, Oral Obsessions, and Maison Erotique. The photo gallery includes about forty great looking snapshots and full screen photos. There's also cumshots recaps and a behind the scenes featurette.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts about twenty minutes and is nicely presented in anamorphic widescreen. The footage cuts around the first scene, which was shot on the first day with a few words from the cast and crew as they prepare for the scene, shoot stills, and of course, shoot the scene. Day two moves to the final scene, where you get to see a bit more scene prep along with shooting some of the more difficult parts of the scene. The third day takes things to the second scene, and gives plenty of footage of Alicia being made up for the scene, posing for stills, and shooting the scene with a little fun mixed in. Finally, there's the fourth day, which yielded the third scene with plenty more of the same. This is a decent behind the scenes featurette. It would have been nice for the players to have been identified here, as some of the girls showed off some nice personality, but at least you get to see some of that personality. You also get a decent feeling of how big of a production the movie was, and can see why Tanya Hyde only shot one scene per day. This is a pretty good behind the scenes featurette.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, masturbation, toys, group, rimming (male > female and female > female), anal, fetishwear, bondage, pissing, and interracial
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, most of Evil Angel’s DVDs can be found online for between about $18 and $30, with a few stores offering them in the $20 range. Rent this one first or aim low. Hyde's creativity is here, but the sex isn't as strong as I normally expect. The technical aspects are artistic, but well done, and there's a little effort put into the extras to help it out. This is an okay release.
Note to Harmony / Evil Angel: With the heavy fetish costumes and a few performers who may be new to many porn viewers, as well as the international aspect of the release, a cast listing by scene either as a DVD extra or a breakdown in the closing credits, would have been a great addition to this DVD. There's many times where I've watched a Tanya Hyde scene and have been amazed by somebody's performance, and almost every time I have no clue who they are in order to find more of their work.
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