Audio/Video Quality: Hard Candy 3 was presented in what appeared to be a 1.85:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as originally shot by the talented Robby D. for Handheld Pictures to be distributed by Digital Playground. The lighting was very good in all the scenes, limiting most of the grain and video noise during the sex. The amount of shadows were also limited, thanks to the seasoned eye of director Robby, this being one of the few times when he was the sole production staff credited to the project. The composition of the shots enhanced the look of the gals in every case although the limitations of the gonzo format prevented Robby from truly innovating much here. Thankfully, the goal of gonzo porn is not to be innovative so much as convey heated performances, something this series has long been established as providing in spades. The other good news is that the DVD mastering was as good as ever and I didn't see any compression artifacts. The audio was presented in a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English where the vocals were likely captured in monaural but the limited music and sound effects were added in on the other channels. In large part, this being a gonzo release means the audio wasn't a huge concern but the vocals were clearly discernable and added to the heat of the scenes.
Body of Review: Robby D. and his company Handheld Pictures currently have all their works distributed by Digital Playground. This makes a lot of sense since he's their leading director, cameraman, and general go to guy on their own flicks; having established a rapport over the years they've been affiliated. His latest title for his label is Hard Candy 3; a series of five gonzo scenes that emphasize young ladies having sex in a variety of boner inducing scenarios that most of us can identify with on some level or another. Robby was largely quiet this time, allowing the performers to generate their own heat and comments in all but a single case, and I think fans of youthful ladies that haven't been in hundreds of scenes will find the line up very appealing. If you're still interested, here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms or MILFs were used in the scenes:
Scene One: Never Be Late, Ms. Love...: Alexis Love, running a little late as the sexy cutie walked into the house, found a disapproving Tommy Gunn sitting on the couch waiting for her. Her long dark hair, sweet curves, and youthful good looks looked even better when she changed into her tiny blue jean shorts and flimsy cotton top to start dusting the house. Tommy started unzipping his pants as she watched, soon stroking himself as she did likewise across the room. She was beaming through her shirt as she joined him on the couch, shyly jerking him off when he encouraged her to do so. That didn't last long as she started slobbing his knob, doing so as though she didn't have much experience but was willing to get some OTJ training. Within a few minutes, he had her shorts off and was tapping away at her sweet little pussy, both of them lightly moaning as she began backing up on the cock to actively ride it. Soon after that, she was begging for him to put his whole load into her mouth and while she didn't swallow, she did add a fresh new outlook on the action (and none of the Robby talk that offends some viewers).
Scene Two: Happy B-day, You Filthy Whore: Alena, a cute brown eyed blond, celebrated her birthday with a cupcake and bad singing by Robby & Scott Nails for her 19th birthday. The guys argued about who would get to spank her and she didn't even get to eat the confection when Scott took it away from her. He placed her over his knee and started smacking her jeans covered ass, miscounting as she asked for the belt instead. Keeping to the youth aspect of the series (the gals are all supposed to be young and sweet), she played her role well, ending up with her pants around her ankles and his fingers in her cookie. She then took his throbbing member into her mouth and showed much more experience with a cock in her mouth then Alexis had provided, unable to take all of it in but still willing to actively blow him as best she could. She then actively rode him vaginally, getting all puffy and reddened down there with the ending pop shot going to the reappeared cupcake and her mouth. She ate some frosting off his cock and showed a sunny disposition throughout the scene.
Scene Three: I Lifted This Set Up...: Jordana James, gal that looked a lot like a younger Kinzie Kenner, was up next as she asked Scott Nails to use the pool. He said yes and started peeping on her as he jerked off in the bathroom in a scene that was credited as being inspired by Fast Times At Ridgemont High. She walked in on him (busted!) and ran off, soon rejoining him as she aggressively showed her level of affection while still in her sleek bathing suit. She pawed him and started sucking him off slowly, increasing the tempo as she learned to accommodate more of his cock deep into her mouth. They moved to the bed where he undressed her, orally warming her up as she had done for him. He stroked his cock on her curvy crotch and ass, soon taking the plunge to go inside her pussy as she arched her back and moaned out loud. She wasn't the most active of cock riders in the show but given the way he was reacting, she was among the tightest, milking out a healthy load to her mouth before spitting it out. Fans of young gals will likely find her very appealing.
Scene Four: White Trash Lovin': Sophia Lynn, playing a very attractive hotty with light hair and hazel eyes, was up next in a scenario that had Richard Kline playing her mother's boyfriend; a backwards southern hick with misguided morals. Having found a glass dildo in her bed, he fussed at her and the two ended up in bed (this is a porno after all) where both orally warmed each other up. She had that cheerleader look so many of us like and watching her lips wrap around his admittedly small cock was fun. That she was able to deepthroat him was a given but she wanted to ride and after a few pumps to warm up her cookie, she was bouncing on him like she was possessed with the spirit of Erik Everhard. They continued screwing in several positions before he launched his load of population pudding into her mouth though it was a small load to say the least.
Scene Five: Michelle's Day Off: Michelle Maylene, an exotic little gal in her bedroom attire, began the last scene by complaining at Jerry that he was too mean to her. She wasn't feeling well and the kiddy bedroom theme made her look much younger as he started trying to make her feel a lot better. Her token resistance aside, she seemed to enthusiastically appreciate his tongue and fingers as they worked their magic on her youthful body. She then returned the favor by sucking him off with a lot of vigor, rubbing herself until it was time to vaginally ride him. She's one of those gals in porn that have a very small slit, making active riding all the more difficult unless she's totally turned on so I could almost forgive how passive she was during the ride. The pop shot to her mouth was such that most of it missed the target but she gave him some post coital sucking nonetheless.
Summary: Hard Candy 3 by director Robby D. for Handheld Pictures to be distributed by Digital Playground was another case of truth in advertising. The women were physically attractive and designed to give wood to anyone that likes gals in their late teens, the technical matters were solidly handled as expected, and the quality of the fuck for the buck was better than most of the longer running series released by the competition. In short, Hard Candy 3 had the hardcore action you're looking for, the sweet taste of youthful eye candy, and just the right balance of freshness factor mixed with experience to keep you stroking for a long time. My sneak peek of the movie proved to be another case of Robby delivering the goods, although another scene and some extras would've truly sweetened the deal. In all then, I thought it was worth a rating of Recommended with fans of the cast or the themes employed probably thinking I'm being too harsh so check it out for yourself when it comes out later this month and let me know what you think.
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