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Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 10/29/07

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Lanny Barby looking hot!


Vivid Entertainment

Genre: Vignette

Director: O. Brian

Cast: Lanny Barby, Evan Stone, Presley Maddox, Chris Cannon, Audrey Bitoni, Lanny Barby, Nick Manning, Daisy Marie, James Deen, Sascha

Length: 135:54 minutes

Date of Production: 8/1/2007 (cover); 5/14/2007 (credits)

Presley Maddox looked pretty good too.

Extras: For most of you, the five edited bonus scenes lasting 81:54 minutes will be the best extras. They included scenes from City Sex, Stood Up, Intimate Strangers, and two from Love Addiction; some of them described below. There were also trailers to movies like Chemistry 3, Debbie Loves Dallas, Hard Time, and Savanna Loves Sex, a photogallery, some spam, a text biography for Lanny Barby. Personally, I liked the 14:55 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Graham Crack Herr more since it was related to the actual movie though. There was more nudity, clips of the sex scenes, some interviews, and some footage of the setting up of scenes too.

Condoms: Some

Lanny was joined by Audrey Bitoni in the third scene.

Audio/Video Quality: Foreplay was presented in an anamorphic widescreen 1.78:1 ratio offering as shot by director O. Brian for Vivid Entertainment. This one was 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 romantic effects. The lighting was reasonably well handled (with exceptions in a few of the scenes that had less lighting than needed to truly highlight the hotties), limiting the grain, video noise, and other distracting flaws seen all too often in porn these days; appearing to be nicely shot though the mastering or something caused the focus to be soft much of the time (and having seen Lanny up close and personal, her face can withstand the rigors of high definition photography really well). The composition of the camera angles and lighting were not always optimal this time, but the editing seemed to clean up any major mistakes (Mason on camera was a good idea given her recent work). The fleshtones were accurate this time (but for some saturated colors at times) and the DVD mastering was as well done as other company projects, making it look on the mid end in terms of visual quality (though perhaps the compression ratio was set too high as the bitrate was averaging about the mid 3 Mbps area); some aliasing noticed. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital offering (at 192 Kbps) with the vocals sounding flat and the music pretty decent thanks to Miles Long. There was no separation between the vocals but the music was competently handled by Miles, I just wish it had been less generic in nature.

Daisy Marie and James Deen smoked the small screen.

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Body of Review: Lanny Barby is one of my favorite contract gals working at Vivid Entertainment these days, even if her days are reportedly numbered. The Canadian stripper turned porn performer has beautiful eyes, a seductive face, and a curvy body so there was a lot that director O. Brian could do in her latest outing called Foreplay. The movie was a series of five vignettes that emphasized Lanny as the focal point in three of them; the general idea being related to musical themes though not too heavily. The cover said it like this: “Five vignettes, each with its own story. Revolving around music, bands, backstage, and foreplay. Kissing, touching and eating pussy...everything that comes before sex, and the sex is all the more incredible for it. Featuring red hot Lanny, little Latin superstar Daisy, awesome newcomer Presley Maddox and magazine covergirl Audrey Bitoni. It's O. Brian at his rockin' best, proving once again just why he's adult's hot new director.” If that sounds interesting to you, here is a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that there were condoms used here:

Lanny was clearly the star of the show.

Scene One: Lanny Barby,dressed in the same sheer black outfit shown on the front cover, was up first as she masturbated all over the stage while the mighty Evan Stone entertained her by playing the guitar. He kissed that special spot on her neck she likes so much and elsewhere, Lanny sitting on his face to get some oral loving from the guy. She was juiced up in no time, Evan digging for clams before she slobbed his knob aggressively with a great blowjob. I really liked that she focused her eyes on his more most of the scene, otherwise glaring at the cock in her hand & mouth as though challenging it to keep up with her. They started pounding vaginally after that, startling me that he was wearing a condom (Lanny is into condoms now?!?). She actively rode the cock as she groaned and grunted, his loose balls slapping all over the place as she took the initiative to do most of the work in the numerous positions. I had hoped for some anal plundering too but the population pudding flew at her face earlier than usual, the look on her face priceless as she looked into his eyes during the post coital sucking. Whew!

Scene Two: Presley Maddox, an attractive all natural brunette, was up next in the recording studio as she sang her heart out (and clothing off) for Chris Cannon. This led to them taking a break to engage in a sexual tryst after some weird special effects were wasted. He ate her out and fingered her to the point where she appeared to be getting off, the scene slowing back down when it was her turn to give some head. She spent more time looking at the camera than I prefer but she paced herself by going slowly to speed up as things progressed in the darkened studio setting. The titty fuck was appealing and she took a similar approach to the vaginal plowing; starting off slowly but elevating the heat as time went on and she warmed up. There was a lot of PTM this time and he rubbed out a load of baby batter onto her crotch to close things up.

Scene Three: Audrey Bitoni, a busty brunette with large implants, and lovely Lanny Barby, were up next as groupies for the ever charming Nick Manning (who even wore a robe with his name on it). The ladies wore sexy low cut dresses that barely covered their muffs, each looking good in the outfits (Lanny in red and Audrey in black). They fed him an apple before providing some lesbian antics on the pinball machine for his amusement, Nick unable to resist for long as Audrey beckoned him over (while Lanny diddled herself on the couch). He spent a lot of time feeling up the four titties here, the camera providing some POV action but largely sticking to the basics as the gals made seductive faces during the shoot. The gals licked pussy more than he did, the flip side being that his cock was not catered to very much either before the vaginal hammering took place. Fans may find the use of a condom problematic but given how little close up footage was shot here, Lanny’s juices covered it up fairly well most of the scene. Lanny gave a great ride here too; rubbing herself as she ground her hips and bounced on the dick. Audrey was not quite as enthusiastic but the scene was definitely assisted by the gals spending some quality oral time on each other from time to time. The scene ended with Nick “dropping loads” on Lanny’s torso and Audrey on clean up (with Lanny), Lanny stroking her female buddy before they thanked him.

Scene Four: Daisy Marie, a lean little Latina with an all natural rack but expansive tattoo on her back, was up next on the porch as she sat beside James Deen. There was a montage during the beginning (I liked the music here a lot more than usual too) that showed hardcore clips but they were all over each other with little tease to show for it; her clothes coming off quickly as he fingered her. He might not have given her any significant oral but she wasn’t shy about enjoying his cock in her mouth; aggressively jerking him off as she sucked the tip between bobbing her head on it. Daisy is not the most consistent rider in porn so I was pleased that her apparent chemistry with James had her pumping her ass rapidly during the vaginal sex, her dirty talk coming out between the panting she was doing. She did PTM and he got slightly rough with her, the ending mouth pop served up just as she begged for it to happen.

Scene Five: Lanny Barby, up last as the scene showed another montage in sepia tones, had Sascha all over her in no time as her silver bikini beckoned him to come and play with her. More tease and better lighting were called for here but Lanny gave a solid performance as she licked herself in conjunction with his oral skills. Her blowjob was seductively given and she toyed with him a little as she worked him over in her mouth. That led to another protected vaginal scene, Lanny pumping up and down on his modest penis as though she wanted to feel it as deeply as possible. She did most of the work here, her body glistening as she continued to push him to his limits. I got the impression that this was a one camera shoot like the rest of the scenes so it really did not capture all of her glory as well as possible (but she was so charged up that even a glimpse into her heated antics is pretty darned hot). The overall appeal of the movie was better than this scene but I recognized that her best work remains shot by director B. Skow so this will just have to last me until their next pairing. The scene ended with him jerking off to her titties and face, the post coital sucking a nice touch even if the energy between them seemed slightly forced.

Bonus Scene: City Sex: Lanny Barby, the brunette beauty featured on the front cover, was up first outside in her form fitting outfit on the deck as Jack Lawrence tended to his chore of "petting the kitty". This meant that after walking the dog, he was supposed to take care of her sexual needs, the movie wasting no time with fast forward fodder as he went right to work on her cookie. She slobbed his knob briefly and he licked her a few times before taking the plunge into her sweet pussy, pounding it hard as her breasts swayed back and forth. Sadly, the scene was incredibly short and while she did some PTM, she really did not have the chance to actively ride his cock before he busted a nut of population pudding on her stomach. The dialogue was minimal (love her accent) but I felt like this was a wasted opportunity compared to some of her work with director B. Skow that likes to extend the tease and sex in her scenes.

Bonus Scene: Stood Up: Lanny Barby, the beautiful brunette gonzo gal contract gal at Vivid I’ve appreciated so much, was up next with another curvy brunette in the form of Kimberly Franklin, at a bachelor party in 1982 New jersey. The gals drove the men wild as their skimpy lingerie showed their respective assets nicely until Bob was sent packing by Lee Stone playing a character proving to be a cross between Fonzie and Andrew Dice Clay (the obvious dialogue being that “Andy” stole Bob’s dirty nursery rhymes to become a popular comic. The gals serviced Lee as aggressively as he orally worked them over, Lanny proving to be the focal point of the scene though the gals shared him throughout the action. Lanny’s oral skills were nothing short of amazing and her penetrative performance was sweet too. Kimberly was no slouch either and the resulting taste testing enhanced the passionate trio as they did each other with a sense of abandon I doubt many think Vivid is capable of showing (those many being ignorant as to the changes that have taken place). The gals shared the facial action and the camera faded out as they stroked each other. Yum!

Bonus Scene: Intimate Strangers: Lanny Barby, standing quite statuesque in her white outfit beside Joanna, decided to give Van Damage a going away gift in his office. To say that she appeals to all the senses isn't enough because the lowered light added a sort of glow around her. I wished Joanna would have stayed, since the two ladies are complete opposites in terms of appealing features, but Lanny and Van seemed to be a good pairing nonetheless. The oral was slow and seductive, the vaginal ride (especially the cowgirl position where Lanny was incredible) active, and the pop shot pretty indicative of how much he was into her. The chemistry was great and the scene struck me as almost as good as Lanny's previous full scene with Barbara and Tommy, providing a heated finish worth a number of replays.

Summary: Foreplay by director O. Brian for Vivid Entertainment was not the best I have seen from the company but given my appreciation for Lanny, I ended up giving it a light Recommended. The amount of fuck for the buck in the movie was matched by that of the extras, though the unique extras were few and far between. In short, Foreplay was strokable and had some decent replay value with the usually fair technical matters, making it worth your time if you are into Lanny as much as I am.

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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