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Seymore Butts' The Anal Life

Studio: Seymore Butts » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 1/23/07

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Seymore Butts' The Anal Life

Seymore Butts Home Movies/Pure Play Media

Genre: Gonzo

Director: Seymore Butts

Cast: Luscious Lopez, Aaliyah Jolie, Tom Byron, Rucca Paige, Veronica Rayne, Herschel Savage, Veronica Jett, Scotty Lyons, Justin Syder, Kurt Lockwood, Sophie Dee, Crystal Clear

Length: 127.5 minutes

Date of Production: 8/17/2006 (box); 8/31/2006 (credits)

Extra's: The best extra was the 15 minute long Behind the Scenes feature that used deleted footage from the movie. While some of it was edited from the movie (usually because of poor angles, audio, or lighting most of the time), I was happy that the extra sex was often interesting and added some fun. There were some trailers, a photogallery, and a lot of commercials as well but that was it.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Seymore Butts' The Anal Life was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in by director Seymore Butts for his company, Seymore Butts Home Movies, to be distributed by Pure Play Media. While his works have often been technically limited in terms of lighting, grain, and other visual flaws, he wisely focuses less on technical matters to concentrate his efforts on providing the kind of raw energy that far too few pornos have these days. This DVD looked similar to past efforts of his, with some minor lighting and grain issues as much as anything else but it didn't look bad at all. The composition of the scenes varied less than in other recent Seymore movies, making the women look pretty good, if not their very best. While I don't believe the action is unscripted as his movie try to show, if you skip the BTS feature you might think the action is unstaged or as if Seymore mindlessly walks into the scenes (but we all know better) and that detracts from the otherwise fun sex he offers up. There were no observed compression artifacts so at least the DVD mastering was solid. The 2.0 Dolby Digital English audio track was okay with no separation between the channels and limited dynamic range; much like other gonzo releases these days.

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Body of Review: Seymore Butts was one of the dominant performer/directors in gonzo porn for years before moving strictly behind the camera not long ago, focusing his efforts on improving his work at Seymore Butts Home Movies (especially after Showtime cancelled his series). Rather then have a specific theme or take the show on the road like he used to do, he generally settles for material shot in and around his house these days, much like any other pornographer in the gonzo field. His latest release is Seymore Butts' The Anal Life, where he captures some of the same old people having anal sex with the premise that he is walking in on them in the act, never missing a beat as though it was a perfectly natural thing to happen. If you're a fan of his recent work, this will serve up as another helping of it, though decidedly limited in most ways as the one man camera crew (Seymore) can't get all the action effectively. Here's a breakdown of the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used:

Scene One: Luscious Lopez, a curvy brunette with a great big booty and pale Aaliyah Jolie, were up first in the back yard by the pool as they had Tom Byron spread some tanning oil on their bodies. He was reluctant at first but it served to rev up their engines so he capitulated and served their needs which resulted in them servicing him orally in return. Aaliyah blew him while Luscious licked and fingered his ass aggressively, Tom passively enjoying the teaming up (with the gals swapping sides in the process). This continued until Luscious sat on his face and the gals continued their oral onslaught, Aaliyah riding him actively until it was Luscious' turn to get some cock. Tom then went to doing anal on her with Aaliyah tossing his salad along the way, each gal eventually doing anal until the ending a long time into the movie. It ended when he jerked off onto their faces, the gals sucked him and each other clean, and the gals cumswapping back and forth until swallowing his wad.

Scene Two: Rucca Paige and Veronica Rayne, the two gals on the front DVD cover, were up next in the bedroom with Herschel Savage as they killed some time with lube. This interested Seymore so he walked in to find Herschel taking turns fucking them, the ladies doing oral on each other in turn as well. There was a lot of anal and he did a decent job with the women, serving to provide a better cock then any of the other men in the movie; the women doing ATM and variations in between his planking them. The sex was mechanical though with the ladies mechanically going through the motions (turning on the fake moans too loudly as well) but at least they were actively working the cock with a modicum of skill. It ended when the gals attacked him orally as he rubbed out a load, swapping the population pudding among each other before Seymore went back to his computer work.

Scene Three: Veronica Jett, a very lean gal with an all natural body, gave Scotty Lyons, Justin Syder, and Kurt Lockwood, a demonstration of her velvet teeth covering in the living room in the next sequence. I wasn't buying the explanation as she gave perfectly good head to this third tier mope squad with the retainer type device and without it but like most of his titles, the idea of sex at the drop of a hat for almost no reason was only a single step away from the pizza boy delivery set up from the porn movies of old. At first, I thought the scene would stick with the blowbang but she did some cock riding too, sadly though, she was a passive ride and that lowered the value of the scene for my enjoyment. It ended when the guys jerked off loads to her face with the retainer making her look bizarre.

Scene Four: Sophie Dee, a Brit with pretty eyes, and cute Crystal Clear, were up next under the back porch blowing Tom Byron, as Seymore joined them to record the action. He didn't participate (he hasn't in a long time, since they went to using condoms I believe) but strictly served as documentarian of the action as he fussed at them for having spent a lot of time looking for suntan lotion. In any case, the gals actively blew Tom, Crystal moving to tossing his salad as Sophie slobbed his knob with the former Houstonian looking like he had dropped a few pounds over the last year. The gals wore fishnet body stockings (I liked Crystal's black one better than Sophie's neon pink version) and couldn't get enough cock in their mouths, with an emphasis on anal tricks as they served his behind during the screwing portions of the movie. Both gals did vaginal and anal, Sophie seeming more realistically into the act with some ATM and other taste testing variations. In all, the scene seemed to be pretty good with Sophie on the receiving end of the massive facial and Crystal on clean up.

Summary: Seymore Butts' The Anal Life by director Seymore Butts for his company, Seymore Butts Home Movies was an okay stroke flick if you like the women (and I generally found them physically appealing) but it had limited replay value unless you're really into guys getting their assholes licked, fingered, and otherwise played with (since that was about the only thing differentiating it from the rest of the market as far as I could tell). As such, I rated it as a Rent It but feel free to adjust the rating as you see fit, noting that this is a far cry from the adventurous Seymore of old, coming off like every corner was cut in order to make more money. In short, Seymore Butts' The Anal Life was a generic sort of Seymore flick that neither offered anything of significantly value nor served to expand any boundaries yet unexplored by the director or his cast.

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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