Cast: Amber Rayne, Richard Kline/Raymond, David Luger, Ginger Lee, Arnold Schwartzenpecker, Claudio Meloni, Gia Jordan, Mark Wood, Lexi Belle, Jerry, Rosanna Rose, Steve Taylor, Brad Baldwin, Marcos Leon; Jenna Presley (bonus scene only)
Length: 190 minutes
Dates of Production: 1/14/2006, 1/21/2006, 3/10/2006, 3/30/2006, 4/5/2006, 4/13/2006
Extras: The best extra was the 9 minute long scene where Jenna Presley enjoyed herself with an anonymous sperm donor orally. She sucked him off and toyed with his balls, with some of the footage shot in POV style but it was someone buffer than David and I didn't quite see his face when he reached down in the middle of the scene. There was also a photogallery and a double sided DVD cover (with other releases on the second side).
Audio/Video Quality: Swallow My Pride #9 was presented in the original 1.33:1 aspect ratio it was shot in by director David Luger for distribution by Red Light District. The lighting was decent and this allowed the picture to remain moderately free of grain and video noise but it wasn't the very best looking show by this otherwise skilled director. There were moments that the picture was slightly sub-optimal and my common complaint about limited fill lighting remained though it still wasn't as bad as most competitors. The composition of the shots was such that it seemed to enhance the look of most of the gals too, something I suspect is largely due to David's understanding of what works and what doesn't. I saw no compression artifacts when watching it so fans should appreciate the technical matters here. There was the company logo watermark in the lower right hand corner of the picture but it was small and light so it might not bother you (it didn't bug me).The stereo English audio was fairly standard with the levels set properly and the scenes bereft of music to get in the way. I could hear the cast moan, groan, and talk dirty but the dynamic range and separation between the channels was nothing special.
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Body of Review: Red Light District had been a leading force in the advancement of gonzo porn for years now, releasing about 400 titles under their banner, by a number of talented directors. One of their best for awhile now has been David Luger, although I'll admit that he hasn't been as consistent of late (I've chalked it up to his leaving the company although I'm being told he has stayed on in a diminished capacity for months now). His most recent release on DVD is Swallow My Pride #9, a series I've enjoyed a number of times, the last one being Swallow My Pride 7. The series showcases gals that have hardcore sex and swallow semen, lots of semen, before the next scene appears. If that's what you're into, you could do worse than this one though it wasn't the best volume in the series by a long shot. Here's a brief glimpse into the scenes by cast and action (the men were not credited and the camera angles failed to show most of them so your mileage may vary), noting that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Amber Rayne, a lean young brunette with a girl next door look, started off the movie with a descriptive summary of what she wanted to do (suck down some male ejaculate) as she teased on the couch. If you like gals with a boyish body, she'll appeal more to you than she did to me but Richard Kline/Raymond seemed to appreciate her plenty as he fingered her during her bold dirty talk. While I still think he's in great need of some time in the gym (aren't we all?), she was small enough to make him look almost gifted in terms of cock size. After stroking her off, she reciprocated by blowing him like a seasoned professional, bobbing up and down as though she enjoyed it. He did most of the vaginal banging but she tried to bounce for a short time after warming up. She then milked his nuts and swallowed the load but it was not a very real scene for me. She then started working over David Luger in the bed POV style, with some nut sucking, handjob action, and plenty of sucking as he tried his best to keep the camera steady. She rode him vaginally to suck down another load of semen, finding a few more mopes in the hallway to be sucked off. The scene totaled about 40 minutes and while it was not all that great to me, it was better than a root canal.
Scene Two: Ginger Lee, the very cute gal from the front DVD cover, put on her Southern accent and showcased her all natural body for the next scene. The cover did not do her justice as her tan looked better live as she masturbated and used dirty talk to ready herself for the scene. Her first partner was muscular Arnold Schwartzenpecker, one of the frequent fliers of the movie (any time there was an anonymous guy with large pectoral muscles, it was probably Arnold). She wasn't great at giving her but she did show a modicum of enthusiasm, giving it the old college try in the bedroom where she led him. He popped from the hummer alone, with her looking for more dick in the form of David Luger and then Claudio Meloni in the living room. Claudio got to fuck her pussy and she was very active at riding him in several positions before he rubbed out a load to her mouth for swallowing.
Scene Three: Gia Jordan, my primary reason for picking up this movie, showed the others what a real porn start acts like in a scene by talking dirty like she really meant it as she rubbed herself on the couch in her lingerie. As I have long held, experience is an ally to heated porn scenes and she was a welcome addition to the younger, if far less skillful gals in the cast. Mark Wood was the lucky son of a gun that got to appreciate her firsthand, with her giving a great blowjob and sweet face sitting session (too short though) before riding his cock like she was possessed. The vaginal wasn't enough for her so she took it in the ass too, further evidence of a great performer that is all too often not appreciated enough by the production companies. Her hip grinding alone was worth the rest of the action, marking a great scene surrounded by mediocrity. After downing his load, she went to the bedroom and did David Luger, then crawling out for another cock as she hunted down every drop of semen available that day. Whew!
Scene Four: Lexi Belle, a skinny gal with light hair and a boyish body was up next on the bed with Jerry and Richard Kline/Raymond. They felt her up and warmed her up orally before she started getting them off orally. The oral and vaginal sex was passive and she will mostly appeal to the consumer wanting as young a look as possible, forgoing skill in favor of her specific look. She did swallow their loads down but it didn't look like she was into it David Luger made sure she had four or so more loads to swallow down after that but she really wasn't all that special to me; looking far too innocent and not doing a whole lot for me (limited dirty talk, limited skill, and a lack of womanly curves weren't overcome by her cute face).
Scene Five: Rosanna Rose, a tiny brunette with a slightly exotic look to her, was up next in the back yard on a sunny day as she started warming up to Steve Taylor, Claudio Meloni, and Arnold Schwartzenpecker. The music drowned out any vocals and after the tease, the scene faded out to find her surrounded by cock in the house. She aggressively sucked cock and worked them with her hands & mouth, letting them screw her pussy as she passively let them do all the work. She yelled out loud as though it were going to make the act seem better. She swallowed easily enough but that didn't save the scene for me any more than the follow up sucking she did to finish it out.
Summary: Swallow My Pride #9 was as generic a swallowing flick as I've seen in a very long time with the sole exception of the scene starring Gia Jordan. The other gals were younger but she clearly shined head and shoulders above any of the others and elevated the heat, chemistry, and value of the DVD to a rating of Rent It from one I'd have otherwise suggested you pass up. The other scenes weren't all bad but they really didn't show any consistency in terms of quality and while I like seeing lots of fuck for the buck; my preference is always quality fuck for the buck, not just quantity as a few of my critics seem to believe. Give it a look or don't but see about catching Gia's performance if you're into watching gals tear through men like they have a need for seed.
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