Audio/Video Quality: Swallow The Leader 2 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in by Chris Streams for release by 3rd Degree. The lighting was almost always handled nicely, limiting the grain and other visual flaws in the open settings of the house (living room and bedroom). The composition of the shots was largely enhancing to the ladies as they diddled themselves or took on their partners with a few spots in need of fill lighting but otherwise covering up most of their minor flaws. There was also some limited POV camera angle action taking place, providing the best of both worlds (although I wanted better male cast ID than was provided). There were no compression artifacts and the fleshtones were very accurate, making this one visually appealing to me. The 2.0 stereo audio was a bit more basic with no separation or major dynamic range but I could almost always hear what was said and the music didn't interfere with my viewing pleasure.
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Body of Review: Chris Streams has been one of the surprises of the year for me in terms of straightforward gonzo direction with his work at 3rd Degree, often displaying the kind of crystal clear visuals that many of his peers have been unable or unwilling to provide. Granted, that forces him to rely on working with gals with the looks to pull it off or some assistance by his cute make up gal, but given the choice; I'll take clarity over grain any day of the week. I picked up an older title of his to review this week, Swallow The Leader 2, where the ladies all seemed to be cum swallowing demons both before, and after, some heated hardcore sex. Here's a look at the scenes, noting that the men weren't credited but they didn't wear condoms and the ladies swallowed their seed just fine:
Scene One: Sativa Rose, a sultry hotty with a firm and fit body complimenting her very appealing face, began the movie by demanding cum from Chris as he worked the camera. She was impatient and ended up getting a quick load to calm her down by an unknown white male who was presumably named King James, since I recognized all the other guys and his was the only name left in the credits. She didn't blow him, jerk him off, or otherwise engage him in sex but swallowed his load efficiently. She wanted more so in walked Mark Davis but he wasn't giving up his wad quite so easily so she had to work it out of him. This included a splendid blowjob with some hand to gland action, leaving streamers all over the place and her breathless as a result. She focused solely on him once she began working his pipe, all but forgetting about Chris and the camera. Mark gave her a load or two but it was an active ride in that sweet pussy of hers with lots of vocals and kittenish sex noises emanating out of her. Another uncredited man (maybe James again) rubbed out a load at the end of the scene too and she inhaled all the loads nicely. Yow!
Scene Two: Sharka Blue, the hotty on the front DVD cover that looks like an all natural twin sister of Jesse Jane, was up next in that sexy outfit of hers as led into the picture by Mick. Chris Streams appeared to give her the first taste of cock in the movie (POV angle with him as the sole credited cameraman of the movie). She lovingly attacked him orally and sucked with abandon, eventually finding out about the saying "tube steak for free but you have to work for the gravy). Mick Blue and Steve Holmes were up next to finish the job, offering up a couple more doses of meat for her to suck though I was more interested in how they hammered away at her fine little body. They screwed her pussy and ass, doing some DP work on her too, with her accepting the cock like she was infatuated with Mick most of all. The couple connected with some apparent chemistry but she gave Steve a lot of fun too before the men unleashed their seed upon her tonsils for swallowing. It was also a good scene for me.
Scene Three: Gen Padova, a tiny gal with too much make up has never been known as the beauty queen of porn, forcing her to make up for looks with skill and energy. In person, she's always as nice as can be and those I've talked to have all said positive things about her willingness to do what it takes to get the job done. In this scene, she looked more fetching than usual, in a small outfit that played to her strengths, though the plastic purple skirt might've been a bit much. It started with Chris Streams feeling her up and then getting a POV hummer, working out a load to swallow easily. She then took care of Mark Davis in a full service manner, after swallowing a tiny load from an unknown mope squad member (James again?). Mark put her through her paces well enough, throatfucking her soundly, spanking her, and going down on her as he fingered her on the seat by the fireplace for an early Gen orgasm. I also liked how actively she rode his cock in a standing fuck (doing all the work for a lazy Mark to kick back and enjoy). Her need for seed quenched with his load swallowed, the camera cut away.
Scene Four: Luscious Lopez, the curvy Latina that has been a force to be reckoned with in the last year, showed off her great ass and other body parts while dressed in a bright yellow bikini. I like all natural gals and she fit the bill, built for comfort more than speed but having a solid package to enjoy. She skipped blowing Chris in favor of Mr. Pete sampling her wares, jamming his cock down her throat before nailing her with that frantic way of his. The spanking was minimal but after tapping her pussy, he got to tap her ass as she smiled and called for more. It wasn't her most active ride but it was pleasant and she followed up swallowing Pete's load with another one from an uncredited mope squad member.
Scene Five: Jane Darling, a fixture in porn for years now, was up last to show that she wasn't a Private contract has been, looking pretty appealing on the bed in her little lingerie ensemble. She teased the camera and masturbated before taking on the largest duo of the show; Franco Roccaforte and Kid Jamaica. They worked her mouth, pussy and ass; DP'ing her as she showed them an active ride. She might not be as cute as she was when getting into the business but her sexual skills are definitely better now as she acted like a human vibrator when boning back on their rods. She aggressively jerked them off into her mouth to swallow (well, one of them) and the movie ended when she finished them off orally.
Summary: Swallow The Leader 2 wasn't the best work I've seen out of director Chris Streams but I'm not infatuated with swallowing as a porn genre either so adjust your rating accordingly. The technical values were solid, the cast was a nice mixture of ladies, and the sex was generally fun to watch with some good replay value so I rated this one as Recommended. I know that many of you don't consider buying porn that has been out for more than a month or two unless it stars a favorite hotty you like but if you appreciate the cast at all, they did a decent job to provide some very strokable moments for me. Check it out.
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