Extras: The extras were kind of light this time with a 5.5 minute long Behind the Scenes feature being the best of the bunch. While Lisa Ann seemed to be the focal point of the short feature, I did notice that co-director Travis Knight took a moment to compliment Jules Jordan (even wearing his logo on a shirt). The rest of the extras consisted of some trailers, a photogallery, and some spam.
Audio/Video Quality: DD's & Derrieres was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as it was originally shot by directors Travis Knight and Gina Lynn for distribution by Exquisite Multimedia. The lighting was mixed since the close ups didn't have any fill lighting most of the time, elevating the grain a bit more than I care to see, but the fleshtones were almost always accurate and the amount of video noise minimal. The composition of the shots was such that the ladies were made to look very good, enhancing them more than a little bit as Travis improves his craft (I got the impression that he did most of the directing while she assisted on producing). The sole exception to this was the fourth scene starring Lisa Ann, with specific comments located there. There were no compression artifacts or watermarks that I could see, marking this as a step forward for his style to showcase the ladies. The 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo English audio tracks were okay and I could plainly hear the vocals of the cast at all times but the music still seemed a bit lame to me; perhaps calling in an outside expert would help. I dare say that the audio held it back more than the visuals this time, but it was a nice package considering the amount of fuck for the buck.
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Body of Review: Gina Lynn: Dark Side was perhaps the turning point of the young starlet's career as a truly sexual performer. I had seen a number of her titles previously and found them mostly wanting, though she developed a following based on some mainstream efforts and dancing skills on the exotic dance club circuit too. Still, after Jules was through with her, many thought "where could she go from there" and that could have provided her a nice exit from porn but she wanted more. Well, her work distributed by Exquisite Multimedia has shown the world that she's not ready to be put out to pasture just yet, with Gina getting better at providing ball draining stroke scenes every time I see her. Coming from a guy that really didn't find her all that appealing initially, that speaks volumes as to how far she has come in the business with her latest release being DD's & Derrieres. The DVD showed Gina in a lot of action, more than anything other than Dark Side in fact, with a couple of very skilled gals from years past continuing their comebacks, Lisa Ann and Shyla Stylez on hand to assist. The back cover put it like this: "I had a blast working on this project. I got fucked by hot chicks and big dicks. The three-girl scene was all dripping wet pussies getting filled with toys and tongues. Travis fucks Shyla hard leaving no holes unfilled, while Sasha plows Lisa's derriere... and she had plenty to plow. I learned a little French while getting fucked by Jean, who told me I am the reason he came to America (lol). What a compliment. Love you Jean. You can fuck me anytime! This is one of my favorite movies yet, and has plenty of material to get you off. That's why I'm here, remember?" Here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used this time:
Scene One: Gina Lynn, the blonde on the left hand side of the front cover and credited co-director of the movie (on the cover at least), was up first in the bedroom as she provided some dirty talk on the bed as she played with her breasts on the bed. She wore a black bikini but didn't masturbate as she pretended to give a POV handjob to the cameraman (Travis from the look of the cock) for about 13 minutes. The resulting load jerked off onto her was minimal but it wasn't a bad way to start the movie for fans of hers. I listed this and the ending scenes as part of the movie since it was incorporated as such though the chapter menu suggested both were bonus scenes (sorry, for crediting the extras rating, it has to be apart from the flick).
Scene Two: Gina Lynn, in a white sweater and hip hugging blue jeans, was up next as she allowed a stranded motorist played by Jean Val Jean to make a phone call. She felt him up as he was on the phone and it led to the couple going at it on the living room couch. I loved the tease portion of the scene, especially her thong riding up her ass crack barely covered by jeans, but they didn't stay on her long the way she was grinding his bulge while both were still dressed. In terms of the initial foreplay then, the scene was great! Her oral on his cock was better than average for her too; with her playful style enhancing the mood before he returned the favor. I thought they had some real chemistry together, even if she went overboard on the vocals. She actively rode his cock in her sweet little pussy too, showing that my assessment of her in I Love Gina stands; that she's getting better all the time. It ended with a facial and lasted the better part of 30 minutes.
Scene Three: Shyla Stylez, the busty blonde on the right hand side of the front DVD cover, was up next as she teased her way around the house in skimpy lingerie before taking a shower while voyeur Travis Knight watched her. She caught him and invited him to join her, with some fine "titties against the glass door" footage punctuating the scene. They kissed, rubbed each other, and showed they could also do some nice foreplay as he went down on her. She reciprocated with a very active hummer but all three aspects of the scene were too short for my tastes (foreplay, cunnilingus, and blowjob) before the actual penetration of her pussy began. They moved about the house a little but she gave a very active ride as she slammed her body down on his rod very passionately before they moved on to doing anal. She did pump back on his shaft in the doggy style but the anal wasn't nearly as good as the initial vaginal work. The scene eventually ended in a facial that she jerked out of his cock, mouth of the seed going into her mouth to swallow down.
Scene Four: Lisa Ann, the busty brunette on the front DVD cover, was a legend in porn awhile back before she retired but fans have been very happy to see her making a come back with a vengeance considering how much better she is at performing than the disposable gal of the week types populating much of porn these days. Her toned body looking better than ever as she teased outside by the pool, she went inside to give Sasha a hot ride on the bed after they both did some oral on each other. He began by playing with her clit and sucking her titties, but she gave some good, if short, oral back. The riding was active and her use of dirty talk enhanced the scene a lot for me though the lighting and camerawork were far worse here than in the previous scenes. He came in her mouth for swallowing, and while it wasn't her best scene in recent weeks, it wasn't bad at all with some nice replay value.
Scene Five: Gina Lynn, Lisa Ann, and Shyla Stylez were up next in the skimpy little outfits they wore on the front DVD cover. They were playful and the lesbian action was pretty heated as the ladies appeared to have a genuine desire to explore one another completely. They rubbed, sucked, and stroked one another; using toys like a strap on dildo to get off with. The vocals were full of dirty talk with the ladies getting a bit over the top at times but the active riding of all three of them made it a very solid lesbian scene to enjoy. If you watch their faces throughout the scene, you'll notice they always seemed to be smiling and appreciating what was going on, elevating the scene a lot in terms of chemistry and heat.
Scene Six: Gina Lynn, now dressed up in a classic red dress that showed off her every curve, wore no panties or bra as she teased the camera in a last solo session. She used a lot of dirty talk again, telling the viewer to stroke their cock in a limited virtual sex style clip. The scene consisted mostly of her wiggling her ass on the bed, pumping it back and forth but never using a toy, coaxing out a load as best she could using her voice and visual appeal alone. The pop shot looked like it came from a bottle but it was a nice little way to cap the action from the rest of the movie.
Summary: DD's & Derrieres had some technical flaws in a scene but the amount of footage starring Gina Lynn alone will make this a must have DVD for her fans. The levels of fuck for the buck, the casting, and the quality of performance offered by the three leading ladies of the movie were all enough to convince me the DVD should be rated as Highly Recommended. The minor quirks observed and other rough edges did nothing to lower the replay stroke value of the movie so if you have any interest in the three ladies on display (on the front DVD cover), you'll certainly want to check this one out as it had a lot to offer.
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