Audio/Video Quality: Ass Trap was presented in the improved 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director John Leslie for distribution by Evil Angel in the MPEG-2 codec using 480i resolution. I appreciated the additional quality this provided me on my widescreen television set, making it more likely that friends of mine would be interested in seeing it too (with rare exceptions, similarly equipped friends of mine go out of their way to avoid what they call "fool frame" productions in favor of titles that look better on their new sets). As noted previously, John has long since surpassed the desire to show crystal clear visuals, preferring to focus his efforts on the kind of raw energy and rougher edged look that most of his peers only seem to fall into by mistake, though I'll be the first to admit I'd like his movies to revert back to a more traditional & well lit approach if at all possible. The levels of grain, video noise, and even pattern effects were okay this time and the action lost nothing due to the flaws on the technical side (the movie was still hot but the bitrate typically hovered in under 2.8 Mbps and it showed) but the overly saturated colors really did not help the ladies look their best IMHO. The composition of the camera angles showed some care put into them, making the ladies virtually always look their best, and this is the strength of John's directorial ability more than anything else (as a producer, he also tends to make fine selections of cast). The 2.0 Dolby Digital English audio track (in 192 Kbps) was as basic as gonzo porn came be, with limited talking going on outside of John's own directions in the background. The cast could be heard moaning & groaning but this was definitely a limited selection based on audio quality.
Body of Review: Evil Angel is one of the few companies that remains profitable these days, thanks in large part to their quality control procedures but equally important would be the fans knowing they will get what is advertised in their movies such as those by director John Leslie. John's latest flick is a series of four lengthy scenes called Ass Trap, the wealth of shapely ass on display enough to satisfy just about anyone into the beautiful backsides of modern porn performers. The company website said it like this: "Need to trap some ass? Just leave it to John Leslie to build a better ass trap. And these girls respond to the bait! Alexis Texas starts us off, wearing a tight blue dress which she sprays down until the fabric is wet and clingy. She teases, bends over and oils up her perfect body; then she meets Marco Banderas and does some facesitting with her huge, beautiful ass. Alexis sucks his dick, gets fucked and takes a load of cum in her mouth. Two fellows are jacking off in the bathroom together when Thai sexpot Priva walks in. She sucks one guy's cock in the bathtub while the other guy fucks her. They go to the next room, and Priva gets sweet anal and double penetration and a double facial! Fine-ass Tori Black is teasing us in a big fancy house until she spies sultry Dana DeArmond in another room fingering her pussy. Sean Michaels enters, and Dana sits her sexy bottom right on his face. Tori finally joins in for a threeway, Dana gets anally reamed by Sean's big black cock, and he delivers a messy facial to both girls. Finally, Bobbi Starr walks around wearing a tight pink dress and sits on a stool where she can show off her ass most effectively. Two studs walk in and slide a double-headed toy into her ass and pussy, greasing up her fleshy buttcheeks. Beautiful Bobbi can't wait to suck their dicks, get anally fucked and drink down a double load of sperm!" Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Alexis Texas, the healthy shaped Texas gal featured on the right side of the front cover, was up first as she worked a mechanical pump in the bathtub (bending over with each pump to reveal no panties under her neon blue dress). She wet her outfit for a better look and the tease continued displaying her ample sample of a body including some special footage of her oiled up. She then walked through the house to sit on the face of muscular Marco Banderas, the man enjoying her fleshy ass and thighs wrapping around his head while he ate her out. She then spun around for easier access to his cock, slobbing his knob actively, much like she ended up riding him vaginally in the living room. The booty shaking did not stop with the tease and this was one of her best scenes of the year as far as I was concerned. There was a lot of PTM between positions and it finished when Marco rubbed out a load of genetic juice to her mouth for swallowing. Yum!
Scene Two: Priva Rey, the sexy gal bent over on the lower left hand side of the front cover, was up next as she teased Ramon Nomar in the bathtub and Marco Banderas in the shower with her large ass. The soap suds and disrobing were nicely done, the gal taking her sweet time to work them up using her talented mouth. She kept largely quiet as she went from one to the other orally, soon swapping the dynamic by taking them in turns inside her moist pussy. She was also an active rider of cock and the men appreciated all she provided them with in turns of blowjobs and penetrative sex, playfully moving into the living room by the piano where a purple vibrator was deployed to stretch her ass enough to ready her for their cocks. Ramon fucked her ass as she inhaled Marco, Ramon then choking her out as Marco took his turn inside her rectum. She did do some DP work here but very little, preferring to take them one at a time inside her body while sucking the other. The scene closed out when Marco jerked off to her face as she milked Ramon dry concurrently, the spew of both men falling onto Ramon's stomach.
Scene Three: Tori Black, the cute brunette featured on the upper left hand side of the cover, was up next as she teased throughout the house only to be interrupted by the matron of Alt-porn, Dana DeArmond, who joined her for some minor lesbian tease. Tori was looking very fuckable and Dana's closely cropped hair made her look, well...different, the gals soon parting ways so that Sean Michaels could begin getting off with them. Dana went first as she rode his face but Tori came up to spend some quality time blowing him, the gals swapping spots before each had ample opportunity to ride his cock. Tori rode vaginally while Dana seemed more comfortable with the anal sex, the lacking chemistry between the trio weakening the replay value but not the sexual athleticism one might expect of them. They mostly communicated with groans and whispers, the ladies sharing the facial at the end of the scene and the director keeping pretty quiet for once.
Scene Four: Bobbi Starr, a brunette anal queen with a pretty smile, was up last wearing a sheer pink dress that looked much better on the floor. She was seen walking through the house to spy on Alec Knight and Joe Blow, the pair of mopes coming into the den to play with her once she started giving her solid tease. Joe ate her while she kissed Alec, the guy then using a large dildo to spread her willing ass a bit. This suited her just fine and in mere seconds Bobbi was blowing them enthusiastically, treating them far better than their station in porn, using her skills to really liven things up. The oral led to them banging her pussy and ass, Bobbi not as active as her very best scenes this year but still showing why so many fans adore her antics, all of them laced with oral since she likes the taste of her bodily fluids on cock so much (PTM and ATM). Her easy entry treatment of them men continued until she swallowed their wads of semen, the camera fading out before she ingested every drop but the love of semen in her mouth established.
Summary: Ass Trap by director John Leslie for Evil Angel was another title with the kind of strokability, replay value, and casting that allowed me to bestow a rating of Recommended despite some handicam camera work that weakened the effort for me. The technical aspects have never been John's strong point but he still proves to be well worth watching and given a better male cast (and better extras), the project may well have earned an even higher rating as a result. In short, Ass Trap provided some solid sexual misconduct for fans to appreciate and while it was not the best offered this year by the director, it was well ahead of what many of his peers have provided to date so check it out.
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