Genre: Gonzo-ish Feature Director: Don Christian Cast:: Mercedez, Lexie Marie, Angel Eyes, Ayana Angel, Fire, Cherokee, Mr. Marcus, Brian Pumper, Tommy Gunn Length: 90 mins Production Date: 2005
Audio/Visual: In a Nutshell - Pretty Good POV Filmmaking
Since the entire purpose behind this production is to follow Lil' Jon around Vegas as he visits the 2006 AEE Show and attends the AVN Awards, our cameras are in constant motion. Along the way, we are promised a personal porno by the nominated XXX novice himself. The mixture of professionally shot sex and the occasional camcorder accents really sells the scenario, and the 1.33:1 full screen image is usually very good. We get occasional grain, and some flaring/bleeding issues, but overall it suits the situation. Of added note is the excellent beats Jon provides. They slump along like lazy lovers after fucking for days, and they offer the right amount of bop to this hip-hop hardcore.
Extras: In a Nutshell - A Standard Treasure Trove of Vivid Bonus Scenes
Vivid usually goes overboard in the added content department, and this title is no different. Between the new music from Lil' Jon, we get the typical DVD elements that the adult industry considers standard. Galleries, trailers, phone sex ads and positions room make up the more mundane material, but Vivid also includes five bonus scenes to the disc. Individually, they make up an interesting compilation of carnality:
Bonus Scene 1: Mercedez, Nick Manning
Film: Bare Naked
Acts Performed: Cunnilingus, Fingering, Blowjob, Tit Fucking, Mish, Doggy, $hot on Butt
Score: 2.5 out of 5
Mini-Review: A nice average adult scene.
Bonus Scene 2: Lexie Marie, Tommy Gunn, Jean Val Jean
Film: Ecu Lexie
Acts Performed: Blowjob, Salad Tossing, Dueling Head, Cunnilingus, Reverse Cowgirl, Doggy, $hot on Tits
Score: 2 out of 5
Mini-Review: No DP means a substantially lower overall score.
Bonus Scene 3: Mercedez, Juliann
Film: Driving Mercedez Wild
Acts Performed: Blowjob, Tit Fucking, Mish, Doggy, Standing Cowgirl, $hot in Mouth
Score: 3.5 out of 5
Mini-Review: The duo really tears it up. Hot, hot stuff.
Bonus Scene 4: Lexie Marie, Rick Patrick
Film: High Heeled House Calls
Acts Performed: Blowjob, Cunnilingus, Doggy, Mish, $hot on Face and in Mouth
Score: 1.5 out of 5
Mini-Review: Not enough lovin' here to really matter.
Bonus Scene 1: Mercedez, Chris Cannon
Film: This is the Girl
Acts Performed: Blowjob, $hot on Man
Score: 0 out of 5
Mini-Review: Oral only? Ugh.
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It's really hard not to like the rowdy rap impresario Lil' Jon. With his pimp cup loaded with Crunk Juice (a clever copping of the California dance craze name) and his totally blinged out teeth, this spirited sprite of self-promotion is a jammin' joy to behold. He's hilarious when he wants to be, enjoying fame in a way that more celebrities should try to emulate. For him, life is literally one big pussy and he's gonna eat it all night long. Attending the 2006 AEE Convention/AVN Awards, we see several scenes staged for, and supposedly by Jon, many featuring famous faces in the African American end of the business. In addition, we take a brief tour of the AEE action, with the opportunity to see our main man hanging out with a genial Janine. Though we are supposed to believe that XXX talent Tommy Gunn is the posse's chauffer of choice, the rest of the scenes have a certain authenticity that makes you believe the basic premise - that this is smut made by the surreal superstar for his own personal pleasure (and, eventually, the world's enjoyment).
The Sex Scenes:
First and foremost, Lil' Jon DOES NOT appear in any of the scenes. The closest we get to seeing him copulate is when he lays in bed with a couple of clothed gals. Indeed, the real fuck and suck is handled by the professionals, and they do a pretty good job of it. Certainly, the glorified gonzo feel of the film - scenes being captured "as they happened" - makes for some rather sloppy shots. Framing and composition are both a problem, and just when we think we're ready for one kind of sequence, a whole other installment of action takes place. Overall, the boning is brash and aggressive, with the actors really giving it their all to ratchet up the eros. Sometimes it works. Other times, it's the same old cock and cunt cavalcade.
Scene 1:Mercedez, Cherokee Acts Performed:Typical girl on girl grinding, with some clothed 69 and a few well chosen vibrators Score:2 out of 5
It's girl/girl time, and you know what that means to the old Dirge - SNOOZE CITY! Thanks to the obvious passion between Cherokee and Mercedez, however, there is a small amount of heat generated in this same sex session. Toys always make these sequences somewhat interesting, and both of our gals get their D batteries worth out of these vaginal vibrators. The rest of the lez wrestling is lame, since we don't get to see a lot of real flesh on flesh fondling. There is lots of oral going on, but without a squirt or some excitable expression of enjoyment (there's moaning, but no yelling) the resulting randiness is just average.
Scene 2:Ayana Angel, Brian Pumper Acts Performed:Doggy, Blowjob, Ball Action, Reverse Cowgirl, Spoon, $hot in Mouth Score:3.5 out of 5
You can sure tell that Brian Pumper likes what he sees when Ms. Angel gives up the gratuity. This couple connects in a way that few hardcore performers ever do, and the sizzle and smoke that comes off of their pairing is incredibly sensual. Though there are not a lot of positions here (the duo actually start up during the babe balling in the scene before), these actors really get into it, meaning that we end up with a sensational sequence of prick in poon. The only downside to this dicking? The way the sequence is shot, we don't really get to see a lot of Ayana. It's mostly Mr. Pumper living up to his last name.
Scene 3:Angel Eyes, Fire Acts Performed:Typical Girl on Girl Stuff with lots of Water Action as the gals get it on in the Shower, 'Ren and Stimpy' Butt Slapping Score:2 out of 5
Lil' Jon obviously believes that a couple of freaky females getting it on is the ultimate in profitable porn parameters, because we get not one, but two sequences of ladies loving each other during this Party. The same sex situation is different here from the one we saw first in that it has (a) water, since it happens in the shower, (b) lots of soapy tits and sudsy snatches, and (c) a reenactment of that classic scene from The Ren and Stimpy Show. After getting good and worked up with the various hygienic elements in the bathroom, the ladies celebrate their lust by smacking their fabulously funky onions against each other. It looks just like the moment when, during the song "Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy", that infamous cartoon cat and dog do a devilish derriere dance. While there are lots of labial acrobatics, the ass antics steal the show.
Scene 4:Lexis Marie, Tommy Gunn Acts Performed: Cunnilingus, Blowjob, Spoon, Reverse Cowgirl, Doggy, $hot on Stomach Score: out of 5
Here is the moment where this title blows its cover. Up until this point, we actually believe that Lil' Jon is having some manner of wild sex party in his room. But when he starts discussing about how everyone who works for him gets a showing of sexual gratitude, and the well-known knob man Tommy Gunn steps out to play driver, we realize we've been had - if only a little. Since Lexie seems to like the muscled meat puppet, who are we to complain? Though the limo setting is restricting, the pair gives us a lesson in using said limits to increase the arousal. By the time Tommy is pounding the living shit out of Ms. Marie, doggy style, we realize that we no longer care that Vivid Vegas Party has fudged the fucking.
Scene 5:Angel Eyes, Mr. Marcus Acts Performed:Blowjob, Tit Fucking, Cunnilingus, Standing Mish, Doggy, Cowgirl, $hot in Mouth Score: out of 5
Here is our second reason for not caring about the creation of this title. Mr. Marcus and Angel Eyes deliver a devastating sequence of raw, realistic action, beginning slowly and working up to a powerful pop of pleasure. Along the way, we see two professionals connect like a couple, turning the art of sex on screen into a peek into their (proposed) private lives. Again, the number of positions is not plentiful, but these two make the most of them. Lost in what looks like legitimate lovemaking, we simply tune out the rest of the world and watch the closest thing to XXX perfection there is. Had the scene been a bit longer, we'd have a fabulous "5" on our hands. As it is, it's a very solid "4".
Disco Dirge Peter Meter Rating:3.5 out of 5 (Highly Recommended) Cohabitation Certification:Granted
With some interesting backstage insights and a lot of fine fuck and suck, Lil' Jon's Vivid Vegas Party easily earns a Highly Recommended Rating. Along with the bounty of bonus scenes (always a nice carnal chaser to a fine bit of smut) and Lil' Jon's exuberant personality, you couldn't ask for a more interesting and entertaining entry in the adult DVD arena. Couples will completely enjoy the obvious passion between the performers, and even the most hard to please porn aficionado will love the backbeats used as underscoring. While flash rappers turning into flesh peddlers is nothing new in this day and age of cross promotion, multi-media mixing and the mainstreaming of porn, not everyone could pull off something this sensational. Whatever is in that Crunk Juice he's drinking, Lil' Jon sure knows his nookie. Here's hoping he's involved with more titles in the future.