Brent Corrigan's Summit is
supposed to be a reality-style porn film. All the stars journeyed to a
Lake Tahoe cabin for 10 whole days to shoot it. Hot dudes stuck in a
cabin -- it sounds delicious. But yet, even with 10 days, director
Brent Corrigan managed only to produce a batch of formulaic, uninspired
sex scenes with nothing tying them together.
There is so much similarity from scene to scene, there's really no
point in recounting them individually. All of them follow the same
basic formula: completely average blowjobs and rimjobs, repetitive and
monotonous moaning with a sprinkling of forced dirty talk, the
requisite overlit "from below" shot of the initial penetration, then
fucking that often appears to be painful (or at least uncomfortable)
for the fuckee.
Case in point: the scene between Kodie Payne (the dude in pain) and
Mason Wyler. This is Kodie's first time getting fucked. While I found
the rimjobs in this scene to be the hottest on the disc and the
chemistry between these two to be the most realistic, the scene is
still punctuated by cries of pain. Even Brent Corrigan himself, in his
scene with Mason, has trouble taking Mason's cock. Very disappointing.
Another feature of a few of the scenes is audible input from the
cameraman. This is especially horrendous in scene one (Damien White and
Jacob Powell), in which the cameraman's requests range from "give me
three long strokes" to "lick your lips." Hey, if you want to try and
make your porn hotter, that's great. It's a valiant goal. But uh, I
hate to tell you this, but leaving in your verbal instruction ruins it.
I was hoping for something hot, something interesting, at some point
in this film. It never came. There is no chemistry and no attempt at
it. The guys are on autopilot -- plain and simple. My notes for each
scene reflect just how bare bones and boring the action is: for scene
three I wrote "average, dudes just moaning" (meaning, their moaning
consists of the expected sounds, nothing more), for scene four, the
only distinguishing characteristic I noted was "some sissy blowjobs."
These are threesome and foursome scenes, respectively, but the
additional performers didn't add even a smidgen more personality.
Aside from the bland action, the weak camerawork and shitty audio make Brent Corrigan's Summit feel
extremely amateurish. First of all, whose idea was it to light asses
from below? Second, the stars are obviously not well-mic'd -- they're
too quiet, and there's a ton of background noise. On top of that, the
quality of the audio changes, literally, from one shot to another. I
don't know how they accomplished that, but they did, and it's annoying
I can count the high points in Brent Corrigan's Summit on one
hand. 1. Reese Reynolds, a.k.a. Mr. Shoulder Tattoo, seems genuinely
enthused to be doing porn at times. 2. Jacob Powell has an incredibly
sexy cock, and his orgasms are intense. 3. For a very, very short
moment, Brent Corrigan and Mason Wyler fool around in a pool.
4. The extra features (although ridiculously long-winded and painful
to sit through) at least make the guys seem like they have
The Behind the Scenes on disc one is a frightening one hour, 34
minutes long, and includes footage of the guys drinking, visiting
tourist traps, getting their promotional photos taken, playing pool,
and fooling around. Ironically, the footage of the guys sucking each
other off in this section is more realistic, and thus hotter, than the
action in the film itself. Also ironic is the fact that while briefing
the guys, Brent continually mentions that he wants to "make something
sexy." Obviously he didn't do enough to ensure that.
The "Truth or Dare" segment, which is 18 minutes long, is a hoot to
watch, even if it could have been edited down. Jacob sucks his own
cock, the guys take body shots off Kodie, blowjobs ensue.
I'm not sure why none of the extras were incorporated into the
actual film. They wouldn't have saved the film, but they could've added
some personality and context.
As much as I want to hug Brent Corrigan for his cuteness, this
directorial debut is a flop. Despite Brent's voiced wishes that the
scenes feel "sexy" and natural, all of them feel forced and contrived.
This is porn with no imagination, no variety, nothing to set it apart.
It is made worse -- much worse -- by its amateurish camerawork,
editing, and audio blunders. Although the film is sweetened by Jacob's
amazing cock and cumshots, Reese Reynolds's genuine enthusiasm, and the
more realistic blowjobs in the Behind the Scenes, it is ultimately a
collection of very average sex scenes. And did I mention far too many
heavily-lit close-up shots of asses?