Audio/Video Quality: Share the Load 4 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 POV camera angle action taking place at the beginning of each scene, providing the best of both worlds. 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. Fans of Spanish will note that there was a second language track dubbed in that language too though it didn't strike me as all that natural sounding.
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Body of Review: Chris Streams is currently the most productive director working at 3rd Degree. His straightforward style relies not on special effects or camera tricks so much as his ability to get the best performances out of his cast in almost all cases. He tries different types of gonzo porn as needed, with a variety of fetishes soundly addressed by the talented man. Those who enjoy seeing gals swallow and share loads (called cumswapping) might have enjoyed titles such as Cum Swapping Sluts 9, Swallow the Leader 2, and Load Sharing. Well, Chris was up again providing similar action in Share the Load 4, a set of five scenes dedicated to the art of the cumswap/swallow. Fans of POV will appreciate that Chris started each scene by getting some head himself (after often hot tease) too. Here's a look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that the advertised action was followed in each scene and that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Tory Lane and Brooke Haven, a couple of curvy cuties that appeal to me on different levels, were up first on the staircase in shiny satin outfits (Tory in purple and Brooke in blue) as they teased the camera in a heated manner. The ladies crawled over to the couch to give director Chris Streams a POV blowjob, sharing his meaty member with some dirty talk; keeping eye contact and enhancing the mood more than a little bit. They ended him by titty fucking him with Brooke receiving the initial load to share with Tory before Mr. Pete got sloppy seconds off them. He was lucky in that he got to sample them in far more extensive ways, including a hammering anal ride with ATM from both of them. The ladies were both active and showed some passion, sucking his cock clean from the other's bodily cavity with flair as though they had a need for seed. The scene lasted until the 42 minute mark, allowing all the variations to be explored before Tory sucked out his spew for swapping with Brooke who then swallowed it down. It was a very good scene to start off with.
Scene Two: Sativa Rose and Jenaveve Jolie, the two ladies on the front DVD cover that have provided some of the best scenes in porn, particularly for fans of hot Latina babes, were up next in the living room as they teased with one another before following the formula to give Chris Streams some POV head. They were more playful than the last ladies were and just as active at sweet oral, causing Chris to remark about their growing talents. Jenaveve took the huge load to give to Sativa who swallowed it down and they discussed giving Mr. Pete a special surprise for his birthday. They fed him some ice cream (complete with gummy bears) off Sativa's pussy (then Jenaveve's) with the gals getting into the oral more than ever on the lucky couch. Sativa got the first pussy banging from him though each lady seemed to appreciate his rapid style of pounding. I especially appreciated how the ladies both stayed active during the scene, assisting their friend when they weren't being active tapped almost as much as the active ride each provided. Sativa took the load and shared it with Jenaveve, each seductively fulfilling their advertised role nicely. The second scene was a treat to watch too.
Scene Three: Gianna, one of the bustiest all natural gals in American porn, and Alexis Silver, her English counterpart, were up next in bikinis as they provided a different dynamic to the action. They both acted feisty with Chris Streams by the staircase before the inevitable POV hummer they gave him, reminding me that bigger is better (especially all natural better) when it comes to tig old bitties. They each knew the value of a great titty fuck as they showed him first hand how they differ in styles but it was their oral skills best displayed with the enthusiasm only a large gal could truly show that set them both apart from the pack. Gianna sucked out the load to swap into the mouth of Alexis, sparing no time to get active with Mark Ashley in the more complete aspect of the scene on the second couch. The gals showed no less energy with Mark, titty fucking him first, sucking on him after that, and actively boning on his cock after that. Both loved a cock in their pussy and their heaving breasts were a nice change of pace compared to the other gals. Alexis swapped the load to a swallowing Gianna this time, marking a third solid winner in terms of this superiorly made suck fest.
Scene Four: Jayna Oso and Veronica Jett, a couple of lean brunettes possessing appealing behinds, were up next as they followed the formula. Jayna was back in porn and had the more appealing face to me but her exotic look aside; she also seemed more into the action during the scene. After the tease, Chris Streams was the object of attention by the ladies and they gave him a decent bout of head for Jayna to swap to Veronica to swallow. It wasn't the best scene of the movie but they were energetic enough and skilled enough to keep it from filler status. This led to studly Mick Blue getting the full treatment from them. Both gals did anal this time but neither of them was as active as I like to watch with Veronica showing the bare minimum during the anal. I wondered if they had been with more sexually aggressive partners if it might have changed the quality of the scene (one sexually aggressive partner tends to enhance the act of another) but it closed with Veronica taking the load to Jayna for swallowing. This was the first disappointing scene of the movie for me.
Scene Five: Lucy Lee and Niki Dark, a couple of very appealing brunettes with the kind of curves that men fight over in real life, were up last as they teased the camera with the full knowledge that they were driving Chris Streams crazy with desire. They were all natural hotties and had faces that enhanced the mood more than a little bit but it was their oral skills that drove him over the edge. Their aggressive oral work on his shaft led to the load coming out quickly, which then had Steve Holmes up to bat for the finish. Steve looked like he lost some weight but the gals seemed to be old friends of his the way they upped the energy, displaying even more passion for the veteran porn stud to work with. They did all the usual tricks too, with an emphasis on anal and ATM (also ATOGM) but the look in their eyes as they soaked it all in told me they were either getting a bonus this time or they had something for him emotionally. Regardless, it was an especially nice close after the previous scene and they swap & share had less to work with but saw them happily playing to the fading camera.
Summary: Share the Load 4 had four very appealing scenes and one that didn't make the cut. In general, I was caught on the edge of two ratings and opted for rating it as Recommended due to the quality of fuck for the buck, the ladies of the cast, and the overall presentation. It was a fun movie to watch and I thought Chris managed to cover most of the bases very nicely even if one scene simply didn't provide the level of passion the others did. The first three scenes were highly replayable and the last one saw the ladies providing Steve with some extra loving, making the movie a diverse selection of sex to appreciate.
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