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Amateur P.O.V.


Studio: Amateur District » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 12/6/06
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Red Light District

Genre: Amateur Gonzo

Director: Ari Zan

Cast: Riley Evans, Cock Diesel, Charity, JT, Dasani Lezian, Troy, Baylee, Brooke Banner, Jordan Ashley

Length: 103 minutes

Dates of Production: 1/4/2005, 3/23/2005, 7/3/2006, 7/8/2006, 8/27/2006

Extra's: The extras were weak, especially considering how short the movie was; consisting of a photogallery, a pop shot compilation, and nothing else.

Condoms: Some

Audio/Video Quality: Amateur P.O.V. was presented in the same 1.33:1 ratio full frame color the scenes were shot in by director Ari Zan for release by Red Light District. As an amateur movie, it was not supposed to have properly lighting and that's good because most of the scenes appeared to be shot using a home camera with ambient light, the kind of style amateurs have been doing for decades now (even I got my first video camera over twenty years ago so I know how it goes). There was a fair amount of grain, mosquito noise, and minor artifacts but it was all in keeping with the general theme about couples that weren't in porn having fun in a spontaneous manner. The fleshtones were off a little too but I don't think most people will pick this one up based on the technical matters if past experience is a good guide. The audio was presented encoded in 2.0 Dolby Digital but I was sure that the vocals were captured by the built in microphone on the camera and while you could hear background noises if you paid attention, the cheese level was to be expected.

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Body of Review: Red Light District has long been one of the leaders in gonzo porn so recent changes at the company have caused a lot of talk online about what they need to do to reclaim their place in the porn pantheon. Some of the suggestions are simply unrealistic (the financial model that allows for directors to own full rights to their movies while the company merely distributes them is shaky at best) and others have been tried unsuccessfully elsewhere so the recent new lines started by the company to provide more interracial and now amateur flicks seems to be pretty sound. Giving the consumer what they wanted has worked in the past and the RLD/PXP method of catering to the public has since spawned a large number of directors making the proverbial "big bucks" at other companies so it was with great interest that I took a look at my first title from the company's Amateur District line called Amateur P.O.V.. The idea was to present some scenes of gals that hadn't done a lot of porn in the past and with the exception of one gal, this appeared to be truthfully advertised. Here's a look at the scenes noting that one condom was used and none of the men were credited by scene:

Scene One: Riley Evans, the blonde on the upper right hand corner of the front cover wearing red lingerie, was up first as she teased her boyfriend (Cock Diesel) working the camera. He was hairy and not particularly well endowed, adding to the fantasy that you too could have such a cutie as a bed buddy under the right circumstances, but she had an aura of compliance that elevated the action for me as she continued to tease during the masturbation portion of the scene. The low rent setting, volumes of grain, and other issues aside, I'd go out of my way to tap into her; with her oral skills fairly well developed for a civilian. She did PTM and other then providing a passive ride; it wasn't a bad way to start the movie. In short, she had potential and took the ass cheek pop shot fairly well.

Scene Two: Charity, the girl next door type seen on the lower left hand corner of the cover, was up next in her sheer black negligee as she showed off her money maker to the cameraman (JT). She had a playful demeanor and a very appealing little pussy though the tease was limited this time since she loved cock so much that she didn't want to waste any time without one in her mouth. The camera seemed steadier this time and she had obviously seen a lot of cocks pass through her mouth given her talented act, leading to an active ride that showed she was well worth picking up for more scenes. I loved her tan line and rounded ass so with a bit of work, she could be the next bubbly personality like Penny Flame or Mysti May. It also ended with a butt cheek pop but showed more chemistry between the couple.

Scene Three: Dasani Lezian, one of the dirty talking hotties of the show, proved that her two dozen scenes released to date were all predicated on her love of sex on camera as started here in this scene from last year. She showed a lot of tease and indicated how much she loved her ass getting licked and poked, even fingering it (with ATM) to showcase her appealing Latina body. This was the only scene where the guy came fully into view but I doubt anyone cares about a disposable fourth tier mope squad member like Troy and the gang unless they want to feel good about a sexually charged vixen working over one of the smallest cocks in porn. She worked him over orally and then sat on his face, moving to an active ride that really worked for me. She was a full service gal who also reveled in anal action, albeit minor league anal action thanks to the small cock, but it was a solid performance on her part, even if the technical values were below par even for this movie. The pop shot was again to her ass cheek and her attitude toward it was very nice.

Scene Four: Baylee, a gal of mixed racial heritage, was up next as she skipped right to masturbating with a glass toy, sucking it clean between insertions. This led to a weak blowjob and passive screw with a condom, the minor pop shot landing on her lower abdomen. This was a short scene and I was thankful for that since it was also the lamest of the bunch by a wide margin.

Scene Five: Brooke Banner, the gal on the center of the front DVD cover, was up last as she walked into the motel room in her jeans and tank top. I've been watching scenes with her for years and while I had to do a double take, her tattoos stood out as belonging to the popular porn performer that probably has been in more scenes then everyone else involved in the movies put together (men, women, technical crew, producers, and sales staff by a factor of several). That said, while the scene lost points on being amateur, it gained by her presence. The meat puppet (Jordan Ashley) was another bottom of the barrel type but she was decent in making him seem to work nicely. She gave good head and while most of the vaginally penetrative positions were passive, she did pick up points on the cowgirl ride at the end. It ended when she jerked him off to her titties, a decent load indicating his infrequency of sexual conduct.

Summary: Amateur P.O.V. as released by Red Light District had numerous technical flaws that I sort of expected given the nature of the genre, even by a company that has worked hard over the years to eliminate such issues. The ladies here were a decidedly varied mix of talent and a few of the newcomers really appealed to me. I'd like to see what they could do with a real porn stud of course but they should feel confident that they passed my test in regards to pleasing the jaded old reviewer who watches too much porn (still keeping my interest). Still, I'd rather they go for a more Pro-Am approach by using better male talent and the lack of extras and running time figured heavily into making Amateur P.O.V. a Rent It for me. Check it out according to your own tastes but don't pass it up if you prefer to see the raw edges of amateur porn over the glossy slick stuff made in Chatsworth.

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You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon



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