Cast: Alektra Blue, Mark Ashley, Jamie Huxley, Mark Wood, Courtney Simpson, Courtney Cummz, Jenner, Nadia Styles, Billy Glide, Will Powers
Length: 114 minutes
Date of Production: 9/16/2005
Extra's: Depending on what you like as an extra, there were some solid little tidbits here starting with a "blow bang" by Nadia Styles; essentially an oral gangbang starring Nadia, Mark Ashley, Will Powers and Billy Glide as they hammer her throat mercilessly to blow loads into her. They covered her face and tickled her tonsils well enough, leaving her a mess after her playful scene that lasted 15.5 minutes. There was then a solo masturbation scene with Courtney Simpson jilling herself silly for a couple of minutes, a couple of interview; 13 minutes with Courtney Simpson and 6.5 minutes with Alektra Blue, a photogallery, a cast list, some limited filmographies, a cumshot recap of the male ejaculation scenes from the movie and a paper insert promoting the Fashionistas show in Las Vegas.
Audio/Video Quality: Trophy Whores was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director Jonni Darkko for distribution by Evil Angel. One of the things I've noticed about his work in the past is that the lighting and camera work aren't all that great on average so I was hopeful that he'd been listening to critics like myself that pointed out how little changes could improve his offerings a lot. Well, in a bit of good news, he improved the lighting this time and while he needs to keep adjusting it for optimal spread, the scenes looked better than ever with him. I know the few of you that prefer dark, shadowy porn like your grandfathers used to enjoy out in the woodshed might disagree but I like seeing the action in full glory and not having to guess which hole the men are tapping (not to mention the copious amounts of grain and video noise low lighting causes). Admittedly, some of the lighting was harder than usual on the ladies but minor tweaking can fix that easily. So, there was a bit of grain but not as much as usual and the video noise was on par for this type of gonzo but the focus and composition of the shots remained a bit uneven and in need of further work (don't worry buddy, you're almost there!). There were some compression artifacts but overall, I think Jonni did a decent job this time. The 2.0 stereo audio was a mixed bag of tricks with the vocals sometimes too low and the music almost always too high but I was so happy with the visual improvements that I didn't want to rag on the guy any more.
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Body of Review: Jonni Darkko has been at Evil Angel for a while now, trying to fit in and find his niche along side some of the greats in porn (imagine being compared to John Stagliano, Jules Jordan, Joey Silvera, John Leslie and now Erik Everhard, every day at work!). He's proven to have "the eye" and now needs to figure out exactly where he's going to apply it in order to satisfy his self and his fans at the same time. His latest release is Trophy Whores, a collection of scenes with a great cast having a great time in vignette styled scenes. From my point of view, I think he's starting to breakthrough and become the driving force he has long sought to be although time will tell for sure. In any case, here's a breakdown of the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used by the men:
Scene One: Alektra Blue, the lean brunette on the right hand side of the front DVD cover, was up first to set the pace of the movie but teasing the camera in a minimalist setting that quickly led to Mark Ashley going down on her. This didn't last long though as the music faded out and he started boning home in that little pussy of hers. The lighting was better than average for Jonni but too bright, to the point where he looked like he couldn't maintain an accurate focus on her. In any case, the couple were power fucking like champions (or at least he was since she seemed lazy) and he dropped more than one load on her face. Fans of PTM (pussy to mouth) will enjoy her oral skills but it wasn't her best work of late by any means.
Scene Two: Jamie Huxley, The lean hotty on the upper left hand side of the front DVD cover in the blue dress, was up next as she used her pretty green eyes and equally attractive face to help during the tease portion of her scene. Mark Wood was her initial partner and she blew him like her mouth was on fire trying different techniques like no hands, slobbering, and ball massaging with some solid energy to boot. She also climbed aboard his lap to take some hard dick in her pussy with the light pouring into the windows of the living room. I liked her energy and thought she was in fine form as she sucked him clean more than once (PTM) as they swapped out positions a few times. He rubbed out a load onto her tongue at the end and I think she appreciated the fine ride he gave her. This would normally have been the end of the scene but she claimed "more cocks, more fun" and beckoned a group of unseen guys over to take advantage of her aroused state, inhaling them just as solidly as she did with Mark. In all, it was like a bonus scene for me. Whew!
Scene Three: Courtney Simpson, the hotty bent over on the lower middle of the front DVD cover, was up next as she pranced about the screen to show off her assets nicely in her tiny black dress and stripper shoes. Her partners appeared to be Mark Wood and Mark Ashley (this was confirmed later); each offering her some cock to either suck or be fucked with in her tight little pussy. The fleshtones were more saturated this time; given them a slightly surreal look at she ordered them to do as she pleased. I didn't think they minded a bit though as they rode both ends of the young gal equally hard. There was never a moment when I thought she wasn't having fun given her nipple erections, fleshed skin, heightened attention span and other physiological aspects (along side her yelling at them for more…lol). She might not have been an anal or DP queen but it was another scene that the performers took over and made better than it would've otherwise been.
Scene Four: Courtney Cummz, a lean but pleasing piece of eye candy well worth a bit of your time, was up next as she followed the brief tease then active sex approach most of her associates went with here. Her partner was a guy by the name of Jenner; not someone I'm familiar with but probably longer lasting than I'd be without a little blue pill. He fingered her while the thumping music played in the background (note to Jonni: kill the music sooner if you have to include it at all) to stretch her open, pouncing his meat inside her pussy while she actively rode him while sitting on a chair. She attacked his meaty shaft as though she was trying to get him off and he gag fucked her a few times when she let up on her own. It was a sloppy oral that nearly caused me to lose my own load, leaving streamers that could only be described as nasty, disgusting, and really hot. They then went to anal with her bouncing on his rod and her calling for him to spank her for being a "bad little whore". The ending was preordained as no one could hold their load long under such conditions but he did a great job as they kept going like the energizer bunny. It ended with the load to her mouth and she made the entire movie all the better by her passionate performance. Whew!
Scene Five: Nadia Styles, was up last wearing a neon pink dress and looking so hot that you wonder if a gay man designed the front DVD cover that excluded her. The tease, like the other scenes, wasn't the best part of the scene but it was readily apparent and she has such a nice body that showing it off can't be wrong (or I don't wanna be right). Billy Glide was her partner and he took full advantage of the fact that she was as solid an oralist as anyone else in the movie. While not as sloppy a blowjob as Courtney, it was still better than I could stand (I'm sure it'd kill me but what a way to go!). He jilled her to the point where she pissed and then she went back to giving him head again. This led to some heated balling with taste testing and toys used to open her ass for his powerful strokes into it that she met as though he was working for her. The scene didn't quite reach the levels of passion of a few of the others but she was vocal with dirty talk and he obliged her every fantasy here. It ended when she blew him to completion with a good load to the face.
Summary: Trophy Whores was not a perfect movie but the combination of raw energy, improving technical values, decent extras, and amount of fuck for the buck leads me to believe that a slight adjustment in the rating is the fairest thing I can do, giving the movie a rating of Highly Recommended. The passion the ladies showed, the balls to the wall performances that will leave the shy gasping for breath and the willingness of the cast to go the extra mile to succeed (or was that "suck seed"?) just made it too tempting a target to prop up as an example of Jonni on the move upwards. His attention to improving the technical values alone merited extra consideration and the hardcore nature of the sex acts seemed like someone had come in to turbo charge the action for him but as director, he was the one to put it all together so he gets the accolades. I hope his future work continues in this vein given the chemistry they showed with one another too. Keep it up Jonni!
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