Dates of Production: 2/2/2007, 2/9/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/17/2007, 2/24/2007
Extra's: The best extra was the 27:08 minutes of Behind the Scenes footage by Francesca Le with some help from her husband Mark Wood. All the ladies of the cast were given an interview in the kitchen, living room, or other room of the house; their skimpy or nonexistent attire showing them off nicely. There was also a photogallery, and a double sided DVD cover with other titles featured on the second side.
Audio/Video Quality: Munch Box was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director Francesca Le for Platinum X Pictures. The lighting was very good and that helped keep the grain, video noise, and other flaws to a minimum. The fleshtones were accurate and the camera work was as solid as ever with the composition of the shots enhancing the ladies' looks all of the time. There were no compression artifacts or significant shadows to contend with so I found the picture appealing as expected; the bitrate hovering around the 5 Mbps area much of the time. The audio was nothing special although encoded in 2.0 Dolby Digital English and provided in a 192 Kbps offering. With the processing done in post production aside, the vocals were seemingly recorded in monaural and the music not a big factor so it wasn't a problem but it wasn't anything worth extra points either. In all, I wasn't surprised by the quality of the technical attributes of the movie given Francesca's lengthy presence in the industry and the quality control at PXP.
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Body of Review: Francesca Le has been a performer turned director for a long time now, gradually focusing more on fetish releases as she exits the performing side of the equation. Lately, she has been assisting her husband, Mark Wood, on most of his projects, wielding a camera as well as most men in the industry if not better. She has directed for her own company and others with today's review concentrating on her work for Platinum X Pictures in the form of Munch Box; a three hour lesbian gonzo release where a plethora of pussy and ass were provided for your stroking pleasure. The ladies were all hand selected by Francesca and each offered up some positive heat to the show so even before I get too deep into the scene breakdowns, you'll know it was a worthy fuck flick. That said, here is the scene breakdown by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used and the only guy in the whole movie was a weirdo seen at the very front to introduce the wrestling match:
Scene One: Sativa Rose, Reena Sky, and Renae Cruz, were up first as they did some oil wrestling on mats on the household floor. Francesca coached them on as they piled on top of one another; giving it the friendly dynamic of a female pillow fight. The bikinis did not last very long when the gals started rubbing their pussies on the faces of their opponents, spanking, grinding, and otherwise playfully savoring the taste of each other just fine. There was a lot of oral here and the toys used to penetrate were handled with expert precision (most of the time), the gals always appearing to be into the action as a result (and not "gay for pay") as some lesbian scenes have proven to be for other directors. Sativa was my favorite going into the scene and remained so at the end as well but the other two struck me as very complimentary too so fans of gal on gal action will find this to be a really heated scene. Whew!
Scene Two: Paulina James, the hotty featured on the front DVD cover eating out curvy Audrey Bitoni, was up next as the two gals teased the camera a bit before getting down to business. They had on aqua satin outfits with black accessories and some leopard print material too as they gyrated for the camera and each other. While they might not have been as playful as the previous trio, they seemed to enjoy dining on box lunches too; slowly licking and sucking each other from head to toe. Paulina started off as a net giver of oral loving while Audrey relished the cutie's tongue working her over, but they each spent a lot of time going down on each other and the toy play showed both of them willing to show great affection as well. Unlike the last scene where Francesca joined in (verbally) as she worked the camera, these two were pretty much left on their own to figure out how to please each other. The 69 action with toys was the best for my tastes but watching trim young gals pleasing each other is always a good time in my book, even if it sounded like the yard crew was busy in the background towards the end of the scene.
Scene Three: Aubrey Addams, certainly one of the hottest little gals in porn these days, was up next with tough chick Richelle Ryan as the duo went into the garage to complain about the lack of men at a local club. They were half dressed in slutware and playing with the tools hanging in the background when they came to the conclusion that they should start doing women instead. Needless to say, that had them taking off their clothing and playing with each other pretty quickly; the tease minimal by comparison to that last two scenes. Richelle was the dominant one of the bunch and it sounded like the yard people were back until I recognized it was simply an airplane overhead buzzing by. Aubrey was as cute as ever and they started using toys and feet as implements of pleasure on the conveniently located couch nearby. Compared to the other scenes, these two were mismatched in terms of experience but it played out more naturally because my experience with lesbians (other than pornified lipstick lesbians of course) is that one tends to be older and more experienced while the younger, hotter one gets largely led around as a trophy. The scene was heavy on toy play for those who care too.
Scene Four: Tory Lane and Lindsay Meadows were up next in a prison scenario where Lindsay was caught masturbating on the cot by the lockers. She was completely into the moment when hot butch Tory wearing a stripper cop outfit (looking much like a Dominatrix) walked over and started playing with her as though younger Lindsay was a personal slave. For her part, Lindsay seemed to appreciate the heated antics of the fetish attired Tory, the vibrator reaching deep within her vaginal walls before the taste testing began. Lindsay worked Tory over with some toys too of course, the gals each showing some fine performance skills for the twat squad that used a lot of oral to punctuate the varied actions they took. Lindsay even showed her skillful abilities with a strap on dildo but both ladies were aggressive in getting each other, and themselves, off repeatedly. The urination tricks aside, it was another chemistry filled, passionate scene that I found appealing on a couple of levels; with substantial replay value too.
Scene Five: Annette Schwarz, Lorelei Lee, and Adriana Nicole were up last and having watched Annette and Lorelei go at each other in really hardcore fashion a few times of late, I've come to appreciate their incredible levels of chemistry together. Either of them can reverse roles nicely, with Annette usually in charge as the German anal queen and Lorelei showing her submissive side just fine. This time, the addition of another member to their performance dynamic was initially not as heated but as the special effects from the tease died down, I saw the magic Francesca had in store as they showed some of the roughest action of the movie. There was a lot of oral and some technical DP work too; the gals getting off more than the other scenes by the looks and sounds of it. There was even more dirty talk too but the overall theme was addressed handily; the strap on dildos really pushing the gals to the limit after a lot of anal play and oral getting them off. Wow!
Summary: Munch Box by director Francesca Le for Platinum X Pictures was a lesbian romp well worth a rating of Highly Recommended if you are into females doing each other. Not relying strictly on rough, cutting edge circus act sex like some directors or the arty-farty erotica scenes others provide, there was a nice balance between the various types of action that included plenty of oral, anal, and toy use as the appealing women worked to get each other off repeatedly. The levels of strokability and replay were enough to give the show plenty of fuck for the buck and as a lesbian trapped in a man's body, I could appreciate how much they all liked one another. In short, Munch Box was not as niche oriented as most lesbian outings these days but it relied so heavily on personal chemistry that I would not have trusted anyone else to make such a fine effort based solely on that factor alone. Great job!
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