Vena Virago's debut for Vivid Alt is a mix of performance art, music, personality segments and of course, hardcore pornography. The results are surprisingly charming. The sex comes first and foremost but Virago presents her performers in a playfully sexy light and lets some of their quirks shine through so that they're more than just the standard cookie cutter fuck machines we're so used to seeing in every day pornography. Granted, the end results here are really not very different from any other XXX DVD – the sex starts with some foreplay, gets hardcore, then ends with a climax or money shot – but she does manage to make getting there a little more enjoyable.
Here's who fucks who and how they do it:
Scene One – Lexi Bardot And Alex Gonz: These two start kissing and soon he's got her top up and her pants down and he's eating her out on the bed. He stands up and she sucks him off and then they move into a sixty-nine. She mounts him and rides him reverse cowgirl, playing with her clit while she bounces on him. He rolls her over onto her side and fucks her that way for a bit, then she sits on his face again and they sixty-nine some more. He fucks her missionary style then she rides him cowgirl style while he slips a finger up her ass. She takes his finger out and inserts three of her own, then she gets down on all fours and he fucks her doggy style. He pulls out and jerks off onto her face and she sucks the head of his dick to finish off the scene.
Scene Two – Dana DeArmond And Tyler Knight: He spreads her legs and starts eating her out and rubbing her through her panties before he pulls them aside and really goes to town on her. She sits on his face and he fingers her ass while she gives him head. From there she bends over in front of him and he does her from behind, first in her pussy and then in her ass. They break for some ass to mouth and then she rides him reverse cowgirl, fingering her snatch while he does her ass. She lies down and spreads her legs and they both finger her ass and pussy while he eats her out again before fucking her ass missionary style. She gets down on her knees and sucks him to a finish in her mouth.
Scene Three – Roxy DeVille And Dino Bravo: he starts the scene by sucking her tits but soon enough his cock is out and she's giving him head. He laps away at her pussy and then she bends over in front of him so he can fuck her from behind. She rolls onto her back for more of the same, fingering her clit while he pumps away. From there they fuck cowgirl style before she gets on the floor with her ankles near her head so he can piledrive her snatch. After a bit of that he's good to go so he pulls out and jerks off onto her face and into her mouth.
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Scene Four – Page Morgan And Michelle Aston: When this scene starts, Michelle (sporting a Mohawk) is working her pussy with a vibrator. Once she's good and horny she bends Page over a motorcycle, smacks her ass and eats her out from behind. She licks her feet for a bit and tongues her ass before using the vibrator on Page's pussy. She uses a dildo and the vibrator on her at the same time, and somehow manages to get her tongue down there as well. She sucks her nipples and then sucks her toes and then spreads Page's legs and eats her pussy. From there Michelle gets on her back so Page can finger fuck her, before Michelle busts out a strap on and fucks Page doggy style. Michelle eats Page's ass then spreads her legs so Page can fuck her pussy with a black dildo. Michelle takes over and fucks herself, and then she pulls out that vibrator again while she fucks her ass with a dildo with Page's help.
Scene Five – Rebeca Linares And Tyler Knight: After some foreplay she sits on him and he sucks her tits. She unbuttons his pants and gives him head, and then he pulls down her fishnets and eats her pussy. He sits down and she rides him cowgirl style, then they switch places and he bones her missionary style, breaking periodically to suck on her feet. He holds her in the air and she rides his wang then she drops to her knees and sucks his cock. She bends over and he eats her, and then she rides him reverse cowgirl style. She gets on all fours and takes him doggy style, and then the fuck while spooning. He pulls out and she drops to her knees just in time for him to spunk onto her face and into her mouth.
The movie is well cast with some recognizable 'alt girls' like Dana DeArmond and Roxy DeVille and although the girls are pierced and tattooed, it's not to the extreme that some other films in the sub-genre take it. Like Naz's Skater Girl Fever the girls appear here naturally, though they do wear make up, and they present themselves as such through the interviews that precede each of the give scenes. Ultimately, you watch porno for hot sex and the movie certainly delivers that as well, just with a little more clever style than most smut.
This shot on video production looks pretty clean presented here in a reasonably stable 1.33.1 fullscreen presentation. There is some mild edge enhancement in a couple of spots and a noticeable bit of mpeg compression evident in some of the darker colors and the blacks but other than that, there's not a lot to complain about save for once or twice where the reds bleed just a bit. Skin tones look nice and natural, the compositions are dead on, and aside from the fact that this digital video production looks like a digital video production and as such suffers from the minor defects usually associated with the format, everything is coming up roses as far as the look of the film is concerned.
The Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround track is quite sufficient. The dialogue comes through cleanly and clearly as do all of the moans and groans. The guitar driven soundtrack is mixed in properly at a decent level to make sure that we can hear both the music (which is really good... where's the soundtrack Vivid?)as well as the performers as the same time. Bass response is nice and lively and overall, for a porno movie, this is a way, way better than average effort and it actually sounds really good.
Extras on disc one are limited to scene selection, performer selection and some nifty animated menus. Thankfully, there's a second disc inside the gatefold packaging that contains a plethora of smutty treats starting with an experimental film called Chicken Porn Wonder by director Vena Virago. This is a really strange four and a half minute short narrated by Dana DeArmond that explains how she met a magician, from there we see his act which features a live chicken. Odd.
The biggest of the supplements is a three part behind the scenes documentary, the first part covering day one (Dana and Tyler), the second part covering day two of the shoot (Page and Michelle, Lexi and Alex), and the third part covering the third day of the shoot (Roxy and Dino, Rebeca and Tyler). We get a chance to hear from the performers on set and see them getting into make up and wardrobe. There are some informal interviews interspersed here with not only the stars but also with some of the crewmembers that helped out on the project. We see the sex scenes being shot as if we were on the set with the crew and we see a few of the cast members posing from promotional photos. The whole thing runs just shy of an hour and it's a fairly informative piece that actually contains some genuinely interesting material.
Rounding out the extra features on disc two are bonus interviews with Lexi Bardot, Dana DeArmond and Krist Sorge, Michelle Aston, Page Morgan, Dino Bravo, Alex Gonz and the Barnacle Brothers. You can watch these on their own or by way of a handy play all option and combined these clips run for just over twenty-two minutes. You can also find trailers here for The ReBelle Rousers, Girls Lie, Dana DeArmond Does The Internet and Skater Girl Fever, fine releases each and every one of them. Also tucked away inside the gatefold packaging is an audio CD that features the music used through out the movie. A nice touch.
Eastside Story isn't pushing the envelope or really doing anything that hasn't been done before but it is a well made smut movie with some moderately amusing interviews setting up each of the five sexy scenes. The action is pretty hot and there's enough kink here to keep it interesting but not so much as to put the average pervert off. Bonus material is plentiful and rewarding and the audio and video quality is quite good. Recommended.