Extras: The best extra was easily the 23.5 minute long Behind the Scenes feature since it showed the cast having a lot of fun in various states of undress. They gave interviews to camerawoman Britney Foster and seemed to be honestly answering questions rather than give the standard answers as in other productions. There were some trailers, a slide show, spam, and a true double sided DVD cover as well but none of those added value like the BTS feature did.
Audio/Video Quality: Bitch 3 was presented in the same 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in by director Britney Foster for distribution by Metro Interactive's FusXion line. To be frank about it, the lighting and camera work were fair but nothing worthy of the many great FusXion titles I've watched and the composition of the shots left much to be desired. There was some grain and video noise but the lack of chemistry between the performers in most scenes was what really killed it for me. The fleshtones changed in the scenes too with some scenes looking more flatly lit and others looking more saturated, but at least there were no compression artifacts observed. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital English with no separation between the channels and limited dynamic range, typical for really low budget porn.
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Body of Review: Britney Foster has been employed as a contract director for Metro Interactive for some time though I can't vouch for her current status with them. I thought she had a lot of potential when she first starting appearing in porn though she soon went to doing lesbian only, then stuck it out as a director as she only worked for Metro. Her latest lesbian title is Bitch 3 and like Bitch 1, it had enough flaws that I felt obligated to take a note from the title and bitch about lost opportunities wasted with a decent cast. I like watching lesbian action and I appreciate the use of toys when handled correctly but the majority of scenes were lame (and those that worked to any extent seemed to do so in spite of the technical matters rather than being facilitated by them). Here's a look at the scenes by cast and action but don't blame me if you disregard my advice.
Scene One: Tory Lane, in a sexy bit of lingerie and sporting a strap on dildo, was up first with Vivian West. The music was too loud and generic to the point of absurdity but Tory took charge in such a manner that I wasn't as concerned about some of the nuances like that. In some ways, Tory acted like some of the well known leaders of the abuse porn market in how she forcibly shoved toys into Vivian's orifices, tasting them herself for good measure. Vivian had a bad case of crotch acne though and that lowered the heat for me. The sex included anal with a toy (and ATM), vaginal toy work and the usual oral by the ladies. Fans of Tory will appreciate it most though and it was substantially better than most of Britney's previous works I've watched in the past.
Scene Two: Roxy Jezel, perhaps the most experienced gal of the cast, and newcomer Dakota Cameron, who may be out of the business or not, depending on which rumor you subscribe to, were up next in a red room on the couch. Roxy wore knee high black boots and a red slip while Cameron wore black heels and a shiny matching corset (with red trim). Roxy was the dominant partner here, immediately shoving a medium vibrator inside Cameron's pussy but the roles reversed more readily so each gal got to be in charge. Roxy took it anally as well (after both gals did a side by side masturbation routine) but the vocals were so generic by both of them that I was nodding off. Unlike the first scene, there was no chemistry between the ladies and they were simply going through the paces in my estimation.
Scene Three: Amber Wild and Azalea Lee, both similarly proportioned with light hair and dressed in lingerie, was up next in the garage of the warehouse setting as they followed the formula of toy use with bitchy talk coming out once in awhile. They looked like a couple of generic strippers needing to pay their rent and the domination theme was particularly poorly played out as neither seemed comfortable in the role. Sticking a vibrator in various places and fake moaning doesn't make a strokable scene (or, if it works for you, I suggest that almost anything else on the market would work for you too). The posing for the camera all the time killed it too.
Scene Four: Aaliyah Jolie and Kaiya Lynn, both looking pretty good in lingerie with their hands cuffed behind them, faced dominatrix Tory Lane in the garishly painted red room on the couch. Unlike most of the others in the movie, Tory knows how to play the role well and the resulting heat elevated the value of the scene tremendously. I suspect that she'd even give a good scene were I to direct it so Britney's influence and her cameraman's style did little harm in this case. She was loud, proud, and gave them a good working over as they all treated the strap on dildo she wore as though it were a cock. The scene included all the expected action with some anal to boot, marking a second scene worth your time and money.
Scene Five: Sativa Rose, the hotty with the brilliant DSLs on the front DVD cover, starred in the last scene with anal princess Kat, and sultry Trixie Cas. The stage they enjoyed each other on was lit with green light in the background for effect and the music was similar to the rest of the crud playing in the movie but I got the impression that the other two really wanted Sativa. They rubbed, sucked, and used toys on each other but much of the scene was wasted with a mutual masturbation segment or two. Regardless, I'm a fan of Sativa's and to me; there was some modest amount of replay value though not nearly as much as usual.
Summary: Bitch 3 had the sole saving grace of Tory Lane in the role she was destined to play, dominating the lesser talented ladies with a flair for the hardcore drama. It was far from her best work but it was light years ahead of the other scenes in terms of heated play, sexual tension, and the kind of performances that keep a fan happy so I bumped up the otherwise basement rating to a Rent It thanks to her. I've been a huge fan of the FusXion line from Metro since it was christened and even though they rarely sent titles out for review, I could count on Pat Myne and Skeeter Kerkove bring home the bacon while Bridgette's flicks varied a lot. Britney was the sole case where I had to suck it up and search for something to like, getting her titles only when they had a performer or two that I really was into (here, it was Sativa Rose and Tory Lane). Your mileage may vary but I have to hand it to Britney for casting Tory in her role here since that did the trick on several levels.
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