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Wealth & Deception

Wealth & Deception

Studio: Josh Stone Productions
Category:  Feature film
Directed by:
Starring: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Where to buy:Streaming/Download
Flash's ratings for Wealth & Deception:
Overall Rating 2 stars
Wealth & Deception overall rating 2 stars
Female Looks Wealth & Deception Female looks rating 3.5 stars
Male Looks Wealth & Deception Male looks rating 4 stars
Sex Wealth & Deception Sex rating 2.5 stars
Plot/Acting Wealth & Deception Plot/Acting rating 1 star
Extras Wealth & Deception DVD Extras rating 2 stars
Audio/Video Quality Wealth & Deception A/V Quality rating 5 stars
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Reviewed by Flash  on  8/11/2012

   Wealth & Deception

An adult movie review by Flash        

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Distributor: FryeTV
Edition Details: Standard Streaming

Movie Specs:

Feature Film
Run Time: 176 minutes
Rated: XXX
Release Year: 2011
Director: Josh Stone
Written by: Josh Stone
Cast: Shawna Lenee, Rachel Starr, Evan Stone, Lisa Ann, Sadie West, Nick Manning, Holly Halston, Kara Tai, Franziska Facella, C.J. Wright, Misty Stone, Tommy Gunn, Shyla Stylez, Mikey Butders

      Release Specs:

Audio: variable
Subtitles: none
Video: Widescreen, 1.78:1
Video Format: NTSC
Format: Streaming
Regional Code (for DVD/Blu-ray): N/A

                         The Movie

The problem with Wealth & Deception is that Josh Stone appears to not know what audience he is making the movie for. Instead he appears to have tried to make a movie that will appeal to viewers that like features and viewers that like all sex movies and ultimately, in that process, has made a title that will likely appeal to neither.

The movie is billed as a feature film and the basic plot behind it is Charles, played by Evan Stone, married Tori, played by Shawna Lenee, but over time their marriage starts to fall apart. The movie offers a threadbare plot which unfortunately does little more than introduce each sex scene. Some of the scenes don't serve the plot at all and could be removed without the viewer even noticing. For instance, the Kara Tai and Franziska Facella scene doesn't further the story at all and almost seems to step away from it for a moment to allow it to occur. Other scenes, like the Misty Stone and C.J. Wright scene, seem forced into the plot to allow for another scene, which works against the movie. And other scenes, like the Lisa Ann and Mikey Butders scene don't even fit into the plot and almost appear to be part of another production that was never finished.

With a run time of almost three hours, with the bulk of that tied up in sex scenes, your average feature viewer is going to lose interest in the movie. Especially when the longest of the sex scenes runs for around forty minutes. In the plotted portions, often the dialog fades away to be replaced with a loud thumping music while the plotted portion goes into the sex scene. With all this, I can't see many fans of features being pleased by this title.

Which is too bad, because there is some obvious work that went into trying to make a feature out of the movie. There are some great transitions in the movie and some of the sets were obviously carefully picked to fit in. The second scene in the movie, with Evan Stone and Shawna Lenee, is completely softcore, which ultimately is very disappointing because it remains as evidence that at some point there was a true attempt to make this into a true feature movie and it leaves the viewer wondering, what the original attempt looked like since the time was taken to shoot a softcore scene for the title.

Unfortunately all sex viewers will most likely end up just as disappointed with the title as feature movie viewers. The longest sex scene lasts roughly forty minutes, which seems about right for an all sex movie. However, the shortest sex scene lasts roughly three minutes, which is going to leave all sex viewers wanting way more. And there is just enough plot stuck in to frustrate viewers that are looking for an all sex film. Given how the finished product turned out, I think Josh Stone would have been better off turning this film into a series of vignettes and lengthening some of the scenes, as the three minute one really only fits into the feature film mold. There are some bloopers that are stuck into the end credits that are worth sticking around for.

                         The Edition

This release of Wealth & Deception is offered as a streaming video through the FryeTV service, which is currently the only way to view the movie. The movie is presented broken up into seven scenes from the feature film plus an eighth scene that offers the "Behind the Scenes" featurette that runs for roughly ten minutes. The entire movie can be watched as one piece as each scene will go into the next one however, the movie still feels broken up as each scene ends with the FyreTV logo. The "Behind the Scenes" featurette is fun and basically consists of two parts, a filming/bloopers portion and a portion focusing on Sadie West's first anal. The piece could have been broken up and expanded, with a longer section on bloopers and filming and a stand alone piece on Sadie's first anal. I'm not going to go into the audio or video in this release as the quality will vary depending on what device you are using and your connection speed.

                         The Pairings

1. Rachel Starr, Shyla Stylez, Nick Manning, Tommy Gunn
2. Holly Halston, Evan Stone
3. Franziska Facella, Kara Tai
4. Misty Stone, C.J. Wright
5. Lisa Ann, Mikey Butders
6. Shawna Lenee, Nick Manning
7. Sadie West, Evan Stone



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