Running Time: 84 min.
Production Date: 4 / 6 / 2002
Director: Sula Long
Cast: Cherry Cascades, Clia Patra, Ice LaíFox, Promise, Sky Jolie, Tiffany Mason, Alex Rox, Billy Banks, Jason Zupalo, Julian St. Jox, and Wesley Pipes
Initial Expectations: Sula Long really impressed me with Young & Black 3 to the point that Iím really looking forward to the rest of the series.
Initial Reaction: Itís decent, but not great.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of young black women
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a strong plot and heavy acting or nasty sex
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are very good. The audio is very well balanced, and I donít think I heard a single background noise. Some of it does sound a little hollow, which gets in the way of things, but thatís the only problem I noticed. The grain in the video is almost negligible, and the lighting is very even.
Music: The music has a funky dance groove to it that works great for a fuck flick. Itís very nicely balanced with the rest of the audio. Itís loud enough to hear very clearly, yet not so loud as to cover up the sounds from the sex.
Menus: The menus are very nicely designed. The main menu has some nice animation, and the chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of the scene and a title for the scene. After selecting a scene, youíre taken to a secondary menu that lets you jump to almost any position in the scene. Itís very nicely done and the only thing missing is letting you know whoís actually in the scene.
The Feature: For some reason, some chicks feel a need to get into a strip club the first chance they can. Ice LaFox and Cherry Caprice are two such ladies. Unfortunately for them, although theyíre eighteen, you have to be twenty one to get into the clubs around them. Since they donít have fake IDs, their only option is to fuck and suck their way in.
Ice LaFox starts things out taking Julian St. Jox inside the strip club heís carding at to show him what an eighteen year old pussy can do for him. She drops to slowly suck his cock before moving up to the bar so Julian can tongue her twat in return before fucking it. Julian takes his time sliding it in and out of Iceís hole, and she doesnít speed things up much when she moves to ride him reverse cowgirl style. Finally, she gets down to let Julianís jizz almost reach her tongue. Itís an okay scene, but the pacing didnít fit the scene. If the scene had a slow and romantic setup, this type of pacing might have worked. As a scene that seems to be centered around the idea of Ice fucking Julian so hard that neither of them can walk, it falls short.
After they catch Julian and Ice finishing things up, Promise and Clia Patra head to the back room of the club to take care of a couple guys. Promise starts things out sucking some schlong while the other guy gets a taste of Cliaís clit. Theyíre joined by Alex Roxx, who immediately drops down to take over for the guy who was licking Clia so he can get his knob gobbled while Promise gets a little oral action herself. Throughout all the oral action, the guys show most of the enthusiasm. Even as they start fucking, the guys silent enjoyment blows away the vocals from the girls. Clia finishes things with a nice double facial while Promise gets boned from behind before taking a facial of her own. Itís another pretty average scene, and I couldnít help but feel like the area they were fucking in was extremely small. Many of the camera shots are very close, and thereís very few decent distance shots. Sula Long has shown a good eye in the other features Iíve watched by her, and I couldnít help but feel that she didnít have the room to maneuver around here. It also has that extremely slow feeling that feels like somebody was trying to make this into a couples scene and thought that meant having it extremely tame.
Tiffany Mason heads into the club next, followed by Cherry Cascades. Cherry watches Tiffany play around the pole before pulling a few toys out of her purse. Tiffany works on her pussy with her toys as Cherry watches from the shadows. Apparently Cherryís the greedy kind, as she waits to see that Tiffany has a good orgasm before coming up to her. Tiffany is still eager to play, and works Cherry over with her tongue and a vibe. Tiffany wants a little in return, and after she has Cherry work her over with a dildo grinds her gash against Cherryís. Itís a pretty good scene with decent chemistry. Thereís some good energy, and most of all, it comes to an ending that feels like an ending rather than a time limit.
Finally, everybody in the strip club get busy in an orgy. This is a surprisingly fun feeling scene. It has the same laid back feeling as much of the rest of the movie, and a very strong oral emphasis. It also brings in a little anal action. Most of all, though, itís obvious that everybodyís having a lot of fun. You even hear a little laugher and see smiling faces before the pop shot. This is a great way to end the feature, and manages to pull the entire thing up above the average mark.
Young & Black 2 is a decent fuck flick, but nothing wildly outstanding. Sula Long does some things very right. She keeps things, such as the storyline, nice and simple. Ninety percent of the non-sex action is before the first scene. Everything beyond that leads into the scenes. Sheís also put together a nice looking cast that shows the variety of looks black women can have. Finally, She mixes things up nicely. Thereís a little bit of everything here, and it helps keep things interesting. That isnít to say the feature doesnít have any faults. Many of the camera angles makes the scenes feel tight and almost claustrophobic. More importantly, much of the sex is very slow and tame, almost as if it was shot with the idea of people intensely getting into sex is going to scare people away. This holds the feature back more than anything, and ultimately gives Young & Black 2 the feeling of wasted potential.
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Extras: The photo gallery lasts about a minute and a half with about six seconds per very nice looking full screen photo. Bios are included for Ice, Clia Patra, Promise, Cherry Cascades, Tiffany Mason, and Sky Jolie. Each bio includes a nice photo, a bit of personal information, a list of some of the starís other Hustler credits, and a link to the starís scene. Itís a nice way to let you recognize the stars in the movie. Trailers are included for what looks to be the entire lineup of Hustlerís series. Finally, thereís a five minute long behind the scenes featurette.
The behind the scenes featurette is nicely done. Thereís a nice interview with director Sula Long, as well as a couple of the stars, with all of the cast and crew being nicely identified as the interview starts. Sula Longís sections are nicely done, and show her to be an articulate director who seems to know where she wants to go. The featurette nicely blends the sex scenes with interviews of the stars and Sula Long, and keeps things moving nicely, resulting in a very good featurette for the time it lasts.
Themes: Straight, black, barely legal, group, interracial, masturbation, toys, voyeurism, lesbian, orgy, spanking, and anal
Raincoat Factor: High
Overall: Currently, the Young & Black series can be found online for between $19 and $23 with most stores offering it for $20 and up. This is a little high for what you get here, but I think fans of young black women will still be happy with it. The sex is a bit tame and laid back, but the transfer and extras are both well done.
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