Cast: Cassidy, Kaline, Christian, Paulina James, Sascha, Renae "J Ho" Cruz, Van Damage, Taylor Ash, Kaylee Love Cox, Alex Gonz, TJ Cummings
Length: 132:30 minutes
Date of Production: 1/28/2007
Extra's: The extras began with the typical offering of five unrelated bonus scenes from the company vaults including short bits from Debbie Does Iowa, Alphabet, Blue Light Project, Burnt Fury, and Double Jeopardy. This was followed by the usual photogallery and text biography for contract gal Cassidey, four trailers, some spam, and my favorite; a 14:16 minute long Behind the Scenes feature. The first meaty offering of the BTS was the photoshoot with Paulina James, followed by an interview with Aline (the cover credited her as Kaline), PT directing the cast, and some random bits of fun fluff. As always, there was a second side to the front cover but as with most recent Vivid offerings, it was only a set of four covers to other titles instead of more artwork.
Audio/Video Quality: I Love My Ass was presented in an anamorphic widescreen 1.78:1 ratio offering as shot by director Paul Thomas for Vivid Entertainment. Like some of his more noteworthy titles of late, this one as shot in HD, though presented in the SD format (for now) as shot in 1080i to provide a lot of resolution supporting some of the effects (making it look more like a real movie than just a porno). The lighting was reasonably well handled (with minor exceptions in a few of the scenes that had less lighting or conversely, too much lighting), limiting the grain, video noise, and other distracting flaws seen all too often in porn these days; each vignette appearing to be shot nicely by talented cameraman Ralph Parfait. The composition of the camera angles and lighting were not always optimal this time, the camera spending too little time in the first scene and too long on some of the later establishing shots. The fleshtones were accurate this time and the DVD mastering was well done, making it look pretty solid in terms of visual quality (though perhaps the compression ratio was set too high as the bitrate was averaging about 4.5 Mbps). The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital offering (at 192 Kbps) with the vocals sounding flat and the music pretty decent. For some reason, the levels were mixed lower than usual but aside from the added background noise from doing so; the dynamic range was average and the separation of the vocal tracks nonexistent.
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Body of Review: Paul Thomas has been around in porn for so long that he needs no introduction. Love or hate his work for Vivid Entertainment, he is one of those icons that you hear a lot about due to the number of big budget projects he works on at the company but some of his best titles are the smaller, more intimate looks at human sexuality. His latest such project is I Love My Ass, a set of four vignettes where ass play (though not always anal sex) was prominently displayed in tease before the partners went at each other using some chemistry and energy, providing the kind of scene the company has been shooting for more of late. The cover said it like this: "If you've got it, stick it out, bend it over, and spread it good. Paul Thomas presents I Love My Ass, a tale of tail...with six hot chicks who love their ass. Watch them discuss it. Show it off. Play with it. And then do two scorching anals and four three-ways with it. You'll love their ass too..." If that sounds good to you too, here is a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were worn by the men:
Scene One: Lost & Found: Cassidy, the cutie on the front cover, was up first in a scene with blonde Kaline and muscular Christian, in the warehouse office after closing time. Kaline had been searching for clothing and left before getting all her stuff, causing her to walk in on the other two as Cassidey was slobbing Christian's knob while on her knees. The voyeur aspect of Kaline's checking them out was interesting and the way her ass stuck up in the air as she crawled to get her stuff off the table was hot but Cassidey embraced bringing the gal into the action with a spanking; making it a natural progression from peeping to participating in no time. Kaline sucked Christian off too and he rewarded her with a bone of her own as he tapped her pussy in doggy as Cassidey held her down. Both gals were active riders of cock and the vaginal led to anal as Christian proved to be more at home in an asshole (Kaline's) than pussy. There was taste testing in the scene with Kaline doing PTM and ATM, eventually taking the load into her mouth as Christian stroked off. Cassidey was a secondary player in much of the scene but elevated it nonetheless with some heated moves, albeit not what I would have hoped for.
Scene Two: Things That Go Bump in the Night: Paulina James, a very sexy brunette with gorgeous eyes, was up next in a blue bra & panty combination that set Sascha off as she gyrated and teased him in a sexy fashion in the bedroom. They made out and did some mutual masturbation before hearing someone break in downstairs; leading them to discover Renae "J Ho" Cruz and Van Damage as the bad guys in search of a different kind of booty. Paulina and Sascha were overpowered and tied to a chair while sexy Renae started getting nasty Van excited on the couch while the others watched; leading to some oral hijinks worth mentioning. Renae was a fine cocksucker and aggressively worked the modest pole of Van into her mouth, the couple initially wearing stockings over their heads to remain anonymous before dispensing with them. Placing their prisoners in the closet, they went at each other full steam ahead and Renae led the dynamic with her active oral and riding style but both were active participants here. She then bounced on his cock in multiple positions (even pushing back in the doggy) before Van rubbed out one of his small loads of population pudding from that spotted dick of his to Renae's mouth. At that point, Paulina and Sascha escaped to finish their own scene, complete with a decent amount of vaginal penetration where her perfect pussy was reddened by the amount of pounding it took. This second pop shot went to Paulina's lower abdomen and showed Sascha to have a larger reservoir than Van but we already knew that, yes?
Scene Three: Cheaters & Karma: Taylor Ash, a tasty tart with some junk in her trunk, was up next as she worked over lucky Christian in the living room. She gave him a strip tease show that proved enticing and practiced, the clothing coming off for a bit of solo action that led to her rubbing his growing bulge. He sat back and enjoyed her attention and she was soon sucking him dry until it was his turn to give her some pleasure orally. At this point, Cassidey walked in on them and took over for Christian, banishing him from the house momentarily but not completely as he watched the ladies give up some lesbian action by the railing of the second floor and the living room couch. Cassidey was more polished in how she performed with her new gal pal and the oral was nicely done but they needed a cock so after some warm toy play, he was allowed back into action. The gals took turns blowing him and the savoring oral elevated the heat even more as they prepared to ride his rod, Cassidey going first for an athletic romp. Taylor got some too and he popped on her stomach to close the scene out as the trio seemed ready to go another round for kicks.
Scene Four: Sharing is Caring: Kaylee Love Cox, was up last and while she wasn't my type in the looks department, she showed the kind of sweet attitude that most men would kill for as she cleaned the house and took care of her male friends (Alex Gonz & TJ Cummings). Giving them booze and telling them that if they needed anything at all, she'd be upstairs for them, proving the adage that sharing is caring. Alex was the husband and he was willing to share so the two men went to her to see how buzzed she was with her drink. She was applying make up to go with her skimpy purple teddy, half passed out on the floor when the men came upon her as TJ had reservations about going forth. They ended up on the bed when the men saw a whole new side of her as she aggressively sucked and took their cocks inside her pussy. The scene finished with two facials that she begged for, the gal looking rode hard and put up wet before the credits rolled. Whew!
Summary: I Love My Ass by director Paul Thomas for Vivid Entertainment might not have had a connecting plot, as much fuck for the buck as the latest gonzo offering from Jules Jordan, or the high end technical values Paul's best works have shown of late but it did have plenty to enjoy with the cast appearing to have some fun as they athletically worked each other over. For that and the decent extras, I rated the DVD as Recommended though your mileage may vary if you prefer seeing circus act, degrading sex that isn't part of Vivid's niche. In short, I Love My Ass was a light hearted tribute to that curvy female body part that draws our attention so readily and fans of Cassidey will certainly want to pick up their own copy due to the replay value she provided for them.
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