Cast: Melissa Lauren, Brian Pumper, Lauren Phoenix, Cytherea, Tony T., Barbara Summer, Byron Long, Dwayne Cummings, Katja Kassin, Sledge Hammer, Ana Nova, Mandingo
Length: 112.5 minutes
Date of Production: 4/18/2005
Extras: The best extra was the 17.5 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Jim Powers. There was extra sex, some interviews, and a few goof ups. There was about 13 minutes of trailers, a photogallery, a pop shot compilation, a true double sided DVD cover, and some spam to round out the package.
Audio/Video Quality: If It Ain't Black Take It Back 4 was presented in the original 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director Bridgette Kerkove for release by Metro Interactive. Using Jake Jacobs as a cameraman this time seemed like an okay idea since he generally did a decent job providing a straightforward set of visuals. He might not be as skilled as Bridgette's ex-husband Skeeter, but he did okay here. There wasn't a lot of grain or video noise but the composition of the shots wasn't always beneficial to the look of the ladies. At least there were no compression artifacts to contend with and the overall impression I got from the visual elements was slightly favorable. The audio was presented in the typical 2.0 Dolby Digital but it was as plain as could be with no separation between the channels and the vocals tended towards the hollow side.
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Body of Review: Bridgette Kerkove made her claim to fame as an anal queen that would treat every scene as a contest to take ever more inside her ass. Legend has it that she took a few hundred chopsticks up her ass one time, propelling the current circus act sex craze even back then. Shooting hundreds of scenes a year for years in a row also had the effect of leading her to direct, eventually landing at Metro Interactive with her husband directing his own line of porn. Now that she's gone from directing, reportedly having found religion, her remaining movies are now coming out with today's review of If It Ain't Black Take It Back 4 being the latest. The movie largely followed the premise set up back in If It Ain't Black Take It Back 1, though one of the guys must have a brother in the family tree because he sure doesn't look black to me (described below). Each scene is supposed to have a white gal doing a black male with minor variations included. Fans of interracial sex have been treated to numerous formerly lily white ladies handling black men recently; with prime examples being Janine: Mrs. Behavin' and Jenna Haze: Dark Side. For those that enjoy such fun, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Melissa Lauren, a beautiful brunette with ice blue eyes and a lean figure was up first as she enjoyed rubbing (and being rubbed) by the talented Brian Pumper on the couch by the fireplace. Her nipples were pierced (I thought she had taken them out long ago) and she wore a white bikini that accentuated her curves nicely. He spanked her a bit and she dropped to her knees without any hesitation to slob his knob with a practiced skill showing no racial issues on her part. Her mouth, eyes, and hand all seemed to work in unison as she got him rock hard. This led to her begging him to fuck her with his "big black cock" as he tapped her fine pussy in doggy style. She did some PTM to clean his dick off, but after a little more vaginal hammering, he went into her tighter ass. Admittedly, she was less energetic with a large cock in her ass and she kept up the vocals well enough to gain a few points on the dirty talk, but it wasn't until midway through the anal that she started cranking up the passion (also doing ATM) and started riding him as though she enjoyed the anal as she rubbed her clit. This led to more oral and he popped a load to her face to close it out.
Scene Two: Lauren Phoenix, the award winning hotty on the front DVD cover, and Cytherea, one of the gushers of porn, were up next in a scene with Tony T.; a man that I've never considered "black" since he looks about as black as I do (and I'm so white, I have a guy named Ahab trying to throw a sharp spear at me every time I go to the beach). There was no tease to the scene as it already started underway with the ladies blowing him with all their skill. Cytherea got an early vaginal ride, complete with Lauren going down on her at the same time but it was Lauren's anal that took center stage after some fine vaginal. Lauren's fleshy ass was a sight to behold and all the taste testing aside (PTM, PTOGM, ATM, and ATOGM have never really done a lot for me). The editing of the scene left something to be desired too but Tony's dirty talk was kept in check and the scene was pretty fun to watch thanks to Lauren's excellent work. It ended with them acting like baby birds in a nest waiting to be fed, sharing what little semen came their way. Still, the chemistry was better then in most scenes and the replay value higher as a result.
Scene Three: Barbara Summer, a stunningly attractive bleach blonde in a pink & black nightie, was up next with two gifted men, well known Byron Long, and far leaner Dwayne Cummings. There was little introduction between the trio when the men started getting sucked and in return began fucking her pussy by the expansive window in the Box Canyon home. She wasn't very active during the initial penetration; as likely because she was concentrating on sucking them off (one taking control of each end of her) but this changed a bit when she began doing the anal. At that point, she was more motivated and seemed to have a lot more enthusiasm, at least until the DP action began. She cleaned their cocks off and handled them okay but it was a filler scene unless you like the ladies passive.
Scene Four: Katja Kassin, the world class anal queen of porn these days, was up next with husky-sized Sledge Hammer in the bedroom. The montage was about all the tease offered up and Katja immediately went to inhaling his massive shaft orally once she dropped to her knees; using a no hands approach most of the time as she sawed her head back and forth on his rod. This led to her stripping and masturbating before he drilled her vaginally. She rocked back and forth on his cock to the best of her ability (missionary sex is tough this way), even showing how flexible she could be by sucking her own toes, really getting into the anal once she was warmed up in the back door. She did ATM (admittedly, I'm one of those who would ban the practice by social convention more than anything else) but it was far from her best work, coming in on the lower end of the scale (no pun intended). The scene ended as expected with him rubbing out a load onto her face and mouth with some post coital sucking by the hotty.
Scene Five: Ana Nova, another German gal with substantial curves, was up last as she played with Mandingo (the second guy by that name, not the artist who refers to himself as Fred Foolish these days) on the sofa. She gave a sloppy blowjob and the killer for me was how limp he was for a very long time. The scene cut away to him with an erection tapping into her pussy after the unsuccessful oral didn't invoke any sparks in him. He sawed away like Chris Charming on his worst day and she kept looking at him like she was holding off laughing at him. I've seen this gal tear into a cock like she was on fire and I've seen her work with men of color before but the scene showed the two with no chemistry at all. Both went through the motions here and even a last minute bouncing ride by her was too little, too late, to do anything for me, marking it as a filler scene for this fan.
Summary: If It Ain't Black Take It Back 4 was weakened by some technical matters, a white guy slipping into the cast, and some scenes where the ladies were simply not giving their best performances. As such, the best I could rate it was Rent It though the level of interracial fuck for the buck will appeal to men who haven't seen enough porn to compare it too. Bridgette's best work may be far behind her or Metro might have a few aces up their sleeve in this regard but the bottom line is that they've done much better before with her titles so I'm hoping this was just a fluke rather than a look of things to come.
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