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Taboo #2

Studio: Hustler Video » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 2/22/05

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Taboo #2

Hustler Video

Genre: Vignette

Director: Richard Hamilton

Cast: Taylor Rain, Tommy Gunn, Mark Wood, Melissa Lauren, Anastasia Pierce, Lexington Steele, Sarah Blake, Felix Vicious, Teagan Presley, Rachel Rotten, Rob Rotten

Length: 102 minutes

Date of Production: 7/17/2004

Extra's: The only noteworthy extra was the inclusion of a six minute long Behind the Scenes featurette that focused exclusively on Melissa's scene with Anastasia and Lexington. I would've liked more footage of the rest of the cast but it was interesting to watch what was present too. There were also trailers and a photogallery along with some spam.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Taboo 2 was presented in a most unusual anamorphic widescreen color, unlike most porn shot to date. While the thematic concepts here required a darker than average picture, the picture never degraded to what passes as porn in most places so the video noise was minimal with no compression artifacts. The colors were accurate, the images crisp, and the editing enhanced the show quite a bit. The stereo audio was primarily made up of a soundtrack with minimal vocals (limited to grunts and groans for the most part) but it was superior to most such soundtracks thanks in large part to the creative nature of the music.

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Body of Review: Hustler has long been a leader in making porn available to the masses, be it through their magazine (which I admittedly haven't seen in years but I was there in the 70's reading it), their stores, or their various movie releases. As a huge empire, the company often tries to find the type of material fans want and provide it to them despite the chilly political climate adult material often finds these days. Their latest release on DVD is a little movie called Taboo #2, starring the hotty most of us know as a Digital Playground contract gal, Teagan Presley. The movie is made up of five vignettes where a light fetish theme runs throughout the action although I'd prefer to see it get a bit more hardcore in future volumes. Here's a look at the scenes by cast and sexual activity:

Scene One: Taylor, a lean little porn performer with jet black hair and a heart to match, started off the scene by being wheeled on an ambulance gurney all tied up in crime scene tape in a darkened alleyway. Thankfully, it wasn't the result of another of her automobile mishaps and she soon recovered to give her saviors, Mark and Tommy, some good head before they took turns hammering her tight pussy. She had them switch to anal in little time and took it well (I'd say "like a man" but that'd be a different kind of review) as she gasped for air and otherwise enjoyed the scene. The scene then showed a DP before she took an oxygen mask full of semen and inhaled deeply from it. The scene had lots of energy with the chemistry and that made it a lot of fun to enjoy.

Scene Two: Melissa, the blonde French anal queen that has taken the porn world by storm in recent months, was up next as she played the piano for a tied up Anastasia. Lexington joined them for a full on scene that had plenty of PVC outfits and bondage action with dramatic music that sometimes worked exceptionally well. Sadly, Anastasia was merely window dressing this time but the good news was that Melissa did her very best to make up for it, giving great head and taking the mighty Lex inside both her pussy and ass like a champion. While this was not her most energetic scene, it had a decent amount of heat and the couple seemed to really enjoy each other.

Scene Three: Sarah, a rather cute redhead, and gorgeous blonde Felix, were up next in what appeared to be a modernized mad scientist's laboratory (shades of Dexter!) made for lesbian action. The gals wore PVC outfits that went with color (blue and pink) rather than the more traditional black and it really enhanced their looks. The gals did some spanking, licking and rubbing as well as used a modernistic dildo to get off. I thought they had a lot of chemistry together and their energy was undeniable. Yum!

Scene Four: Teagan, starring as a modern day Bionic Woman, complete with bionic ass, lips and breasts, was the star of the show here in a scene filmed before she got implants and signed for Digital Playground. Her partner was evil spy (and buff guy) Tommy with the two of them getting right down to business as she inhaled his penis soundly. They then proceeded to screw vaginally in several positions with her looking great. It wasn't her most energetic performance to date and the chemistry between them was only decent (not great) but I enjoyed it a whole lot as it had plenty of replay value. It didn't surprise me that she was given the front DVD cover considering how tasty she looked.

Scene Five: Rachel, all tied up on the floor of a nearly public bathroom, found a savior in her real life husband, Rob, who freed her in what started off like an oldie movie but soon progressed to a color picture. She rewarded him with a sweet blowjob and he gave her some oral before they screwed vaginally. I had nearly forgotten how many tattoos he had and I wonder if someone thinks to run a contest to guess the number his inked body has. In any case, there was a lot of chemistry here too and she licked his semen off the toilet seat for those who like degradation action.

Summary: Taboo #2 is not going to set the world afire but the attractive cast, the superior direction, and the overall quality of the DVD were enough to earn a rating of Recommended, even from a jaded old porn hound like myself. I never saw the first in the series but if director Richard Hamilton can polish up the act a bit more and add in some better extras, I'm sure he'll be seeing improved ratings and sales to match. Fans of Teagan Presley will likely find her scene here the best thing she's done in the last year or so too so check it out if you get the chance.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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