Cast: Phoenix Marie, John Strong, James Deen, Jessica Lynn, Tony T., Velicity Von, Claire Dames, Mick Blue, Mark Wood, Tiffany Mynx
Length: 161:52 minutes
Dates of Production: 3/17/2008, 3/21/2008, 3/22/2008, 3/24/2008, 3/26/2008
Extras: The best extra was the 25:18 minute long Behind the Scenes feature that started off with an interview by John of Tiffany Mynx (Dex Magnum assisting in later scenes). The rest of the feature had some of the photoshoot material, some minor amounts of sex, and a bit of fun but amounted to a boilerplate offering with little material fans will need for their respective collections. There was also a cumshot recap, a photogallery, some trailers, and a true double sided DVD cover (as well as a coupon for a social website to meet other sexually active people).
Audio/Video Quality: Whatabooty #5 was presented in a nice anamorphic 1.781 ratio full frame color as shot by director John Strong for Red Light District in the MPEG-2 codec used for almost all standard definition releases. The lighting was good and that helped keep the grain, video noise, and other flaws to a minimum. The fleshtones were accurate and the camera work was generally good with the composition of the shots enhancing the ladies' looks most of the time. There were no serious problems with compression artifacts (though the bitrate was often in the lower 5 Mbps range) or significant shadows to contend with so I found the picture appealing (as will most people that like solid, flat, lighting as RLD is generally known for providing) and acknowledge John for doing a fine job. The audio was nothing special although encoded in 2.0 Dolby Digital English using 192 Kbps bitrate encoding and a sampling rate of 48 kHz. 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.
Body of Review: John Strong has directed for Red Light District for some time now, one of the last company loyalists from what I could tell in our admittedly limited conversation earlier this year. John is a gonzo director more interested in heat and energy than technical excellence so it makes sense that he'd end up at the company, some of his previous outings really well handled. His latest title to make it my way is Whatabooty #5, the director taking the series over from Mr. Pete. The idea is to provide a sufficient amount of tease and hardcore sex with the emphasis being the ladies having large, ripe rumps. I'm not sure what John will offer in terms of changing the formula but I wanted to see all the same considering he had the chance to work with increasingly rare Tiffany Mynx. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
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Scene One: Phoenix Marie, an average looking blond stripper with a decent derrière, was up first and she showed that the series was evolving as a result of a new director (what happened to Pete?). Her tease was without music and her panting gaps for breaths seemed okay by me as she crawled on the couch but far from a practiced bit of work even if her ample sample was welcome on my face any time. She took off her skimpy attire to meet up with John Strong and James Deen fairly quickly, the camera spending a lot of time showing her spread her ass cheeks; though I was under the impression that she wasn't doing anal that day. The men snuck up on her and she grabbed their cocks, sucking them one after the other as she alternated in giving head (while jerking off the other one). The unpolished look of her oral skills aside, she managed to rub her clitoris enough to make me think she was having fun, rubbing both dicks together in a way that few men are going to want to see. She then started taking them alternatively in her pussy; each man getting to tap her biscuit or mouth at any given time. The men were perfectly positioned to do her in a DP but refrained, launching their loads of population pudding in her mouth instead. Phoenix was uncharacteristically passive here and the chemistry between her and her peers was minimal but I'd have done her all the same.
Scene Two: Jessica Lynn, another blond with a great ass, was up next as she spoke to the camera while spanking her ass on the couch and otherwise teasing in her purple bikini undies. Built for comfort over speed, Jessica had the kind of stretch marks one tends to associate with childbirth or healthier curves, not quite reaching MILF status but appealing to the same kind of dynamic all the same. Having seen how active she can be in some recent fuck flicks, I was happy to see her here, even if it was with rougher-than-average Tony T. (a guy known for pushing a gal's limits physically). Phoenix was already juicy from spanking herself and fingering her pussy so he had it easy when he came in to get his dick sucked, the guy giving her some head too. She responded favorably and the two started banging vaginally as she spewed forth some exciting dirty talk (while he mumbled). Jessica was not at her best here but despite the chemistry issues, she did show more enthusiasm than Phoenix, making the movie get better as it progressed. In the end, he bust a good nut on her ass cheek, the earlier titty pop not enough to completely drain him dry (or pick up a paycheck).
Scene Three: Velicity Von, a playful bleach blond with a lot of thick curves, was up next as she teased outside in her orange mesh top and pink patterned bikini bottom, stripping to music unlike the other two scenes that were silent. The generic music aside, it did change things up a bit (having them talk instead of music OR silence would be preferable) but as roast beef as her cookie looked here, she provided a polished tease sequence that didn't rely on editing or anything done in post production, elevating the scene right out of the gate. Her charisma also added some stroke value well before she was slobbing the knobs of either John Strong or Tony T. (both of them ready for her in the living room on the couch). The guys boned her pussy and mouth at first, alternating which hole they would individually attack, leading to her expected anal encounter. Tony couldn't help but comment a lot when he got excited, John rarely interjecting any more than Velicity did, though the director invoked his privilege and fucked her ass first. The anal slowed her down substantially and her energy levels seemed to drop, even losing track of sucking Tony's modest rod as John hammered her ass. She did ATM but rather than look at John while she did so, she looked at the camera, weakening the scene a bit since it became more of a "performance" than a truly turned on hotty bouncing for kicks (her DP was the worst in this regard too). The relatively passive penetration stuck with the scene for the rest of the time they fucked, the men rubbing out loads of sperm for her to swallow. It was also not her best work but I liked it enough to save it in my "spank bank" for future reference.
Scene Four: Claire Dames, a brunette with highlights that has often proven to be a delightful change of pace in her scenes, followed the formula as she teased on the couch on her red bikini, the string running up her ass crack perfect to serve as my floss. Like Velicity, Claire has a following of devoted fans that appreciate the kind of passion she can bring to a scene if she is into the action, making me wonder how she would react to Mick Blue and Mark Wood after the music-laden tease ended. Thankfully, she seemed almost devoted to inhaling both of their dicks orally, treating them like royalty as she went back and forth on them. That she had warmed up with anal toys also proved that she was ready to rumble anally, her active need for seed showing that she was great with a penis in any of her three holes. Mick loved fucking her with the toy while Mark, a down to Earth kind of guy, enjoyed the simple pleasures of shoving his dick in her throat at full speed before her other two holes engaged the cock of the moment. She pushed back on their rods as they drilled her, the pounding action pushing her further as she coaxed them verbally, proving her to be the best fuck of the flick by this point in time. I really didn't detect a lot of chemistry here either, perhaps limited to Claire and Mick (the appearance of it at least), but she swallowed their loads and did plenty of taste testing too, rounding it out as a solid scene for your own hand to gland combat. Nice!
Scene Five: Tiffany Mynx, the MILF whose ass graced the front cover, was up last and as my primary reason for picking up this movie, I was sure she would be a first class fuck for John Strong. Tiffany skirts in and out of the industry (at least on camera) a lot these days, rumors of her leaving altogether met with dismay by her loyal fans that she pleases so well. One of the hottest gals of the 1990's, Tiffany was a polished performer here, showing why she is so well liked by customers on the strip club circuit for her visual flair and presentation (I wonder if she still goes to the Nudes A Poppin' festival?). In any case, her moves were punctuated by some oil rubbed into her sweet ass, the redhead showing that her experience makes her a stronger performer than any of the others, immediately leaving the canned music to jump on the couch with John and start kissing him. Her hand was then replaced on his cock with her mouth, her lips wrapping around the rod as if surgically attached even as the camera (it looked like Claudio's shaky camera work) saw fit to emphasize her curvy ass. She truly inhaled the cock here as well, making noises and keeping eye contact with John as she got him especially excited. The oral led to a powerful penetrative romp that was a sight for sore eyes, Tiffany barely tossing his salad before impaling her pussy so well. She had some extra shaking going on but she was nice enough to do some face sitting before the anal began; John as willing to get her off repeatedly as she was to drain every last drop from his balls. The anal was not her best work of the scene, she has done a lot more aggressive anal in the past, but it sure looked like she got off as she made various comments. The end came all too soon with John unleashing his seed in her awaiting mouth, Tiffany providing some post coital sucking before swallowing. Whoa!
Summary: Whatabooty #5 by director John Strong for Red Light District was saved from obscurity thanks to the efforts of Tiffany Mynx and Claire Dames, both ladies providing the most consistent rides of the show (though Velicity wasn't bad and the others had the kind of curvy asses I have come to expect of the series) so I rated it as Recommended. The technical values were okay but seemed to be rushed (two scenes lacking the post production music tracks, some off camera comments heard in the background, other noises heard that should have been better handled as well as editing in need of repair) though in the end result, the replayability and stroke value were sufficient to give the nod, again thanks largely to the two top gals of the show. In short, Whatabooty #5 was a nice showcase for some mighty sweet looking ass, even if only half the cast did anal and the movie able to provide a couple of scenes that I could go back to repeatedly in my estimation for the kind of self loving we rarely talk about.
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