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Throat: A Cautionary Tale

Studio: Vivid » Review by Ravyn C » Review Date: 4/8/09

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Director: Paul Thomas

BTS: Jimmy D

Production Manager: Shylar Cobi

Release Date: 3/26/2009

Production Year: 06/17/ 2008

Length: 1:55 minutes

Category: Feature

Genre: Straight

Condoms: No

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Performers: Aliana Love, Allie Foster, Beverly Hills, Brynn Tyler , Carmen McCarthy, Emilianna, Evan Stone, Herschel Savage, Jarod Diamond, Jerry, Jordan Lane, Kelly Wells, Lee Stone, Marco Banderas, Megan Monroe, Penny Flame, Pike Nelson, Ricki Raxxx, Rocco Reed, Sasha Grey, Tom Byron, Trent Tesoro, Voodoo.

Non - Sex Roles:  Jasper Knight & Darth Franklin & Marco Leon & Shylar Cobi

Main Menu

Vivid Teaser: A beautiful young woman is found dead in a field amidst shards of broken glass. Who was she? Why did she die? Who killed her? We move back in time to her life as a young student, waiting tables, unable to make ends meet. She takes a job in a peep show where she learns, to her great amazement, that the seat of her sexuality is in her throat. Suddenly her sex life, always a pretense of pleasure, changes dramatically. But where she sees pleasure, her boyfriend sees profit...and pushes ''The Girl With The Golden Throat'' up the ladder of success, from peep show to private clients to featuring in a major club called The Zone. Tired of being used, she snaps...and attempts to bite off the cock of the biggest porn star in history...leading to her own tragic demise. And of course, during the autopsy, the coroner and his assistant find something in her throat they've never seen in any throat before: a clitoris...a tiny bit of flesh that made and unmade the life of a lovely young girl.

Sasha Grey "Julie"

The Movie: For  some of us  porn lovers Saturday  nights  became  the night  when Vivid took over  Showtime for Vivid newest premium cable TV reality series, "Deeper Throat " . The seven part series covers the behind-the-scenes adventures that Vivid went through to obtain the rights to produce a remake of the adult classic "Deep Throat."  For those that  did  watch you  saw  first hand  all the  trouble  Vivid had in  getting  rights to  do a  remake and  the  trouble  they had  casting  "Julie". Arrow Production tried everything to stop the production as well as the release of the classic re-make. Question is.. Does it and can it make the cut and is it worth all the hype around it....???

Where It All Begins For Julie

The DVD:

Audio/Video: Throat- A  Cautionary Tale is  directed by Paul Thomas for Vivid, filmed in High Definition, shot on film , and given an anamorphic transfer ,presented wide screen format in 16:9 ratio and is encoded in MPEG-2 at 3-4 Mbps. The sound portion was good, presented in 2.0 Digital Dolby Surround Sound. There was no echoing or any kind of audio distortions. The colors were accurate, the flesh tones solid. The lighting inside the club was rather dark at time but otherwise the lighting was on key. There was some minor shadowing during the daytime fucking scene with Sasha and Trent and Penny and Tom.

The Audience

Features: Interactive Menus, Chapter Selection, Positions Room, Behind the Scenes,Slide Show, Previews, Bonus Footage, Sasha Grey's Biography,Int. Tel. Sex,Web Site Information.

The Extras:

Previews: 20 Questions, The Nikki Jayne Experiment, Power, Sugar, Set Up

Trailers: All Dressed Up, Going Deep, Funny Bone, Strip Tease

Penny Flame

Behind The Scenes: Lasting  roughly twenty-one minutes the BTS starts  off going  between b/w and  color showing the  cast and  crew with  clips of the movie  before hand. Penny Flame is the  first of the ladies  to give her  insight into "Throat" and of  her  role as a Detective who  is  dealing with her own  issue and  trying to stay  focused on her  job. Aliana Love who plays  Julie's  best  friend  shares more into the  how's and  why's of  Julie's  break  down and about  showing her the  ropes the  first time  around. You also have Hershel Savage, Tom Byron, and Kelly Wells giving a bit of their own feedback about "Throat".

Tom Byron

Bonus Scene 1: 20 Questions w/ Meggan Mallone & Voodoo & Jennifer Dark & Derrick Pierce

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Cut to a few minutes earlier with Derrick Talking with Meggan and the talk finds it way to Meggan saying she thinks people think she's a tease and misunderstood and Derrick gives a response that has Meggan get up and walk away. Jennifer enters the room and sits next to Derrick and the couple begins to kiss. It is not long before Derrick is sucking on Jennifer's bald pussy and the couple looks good together as they sex things up. While Derrick and Jennifer go at it on the couch Meggan and Voodoo begin a fling of their own. The two couples fuck in the living room and the Meggan Voodoo pairing is not as strong or visually pleasing as Jennifer Dark and Derrick. The girls play with their boy toys for a while before turning the attention on each for some girl on girl and I really liked the two together. The chemistry appeared to click and hell both girls are knockouts so seeing them please each other was hot.  After both girls go at it Jennifer and Voodoo remain back together in the living room to fuck while the other two leave. Reviewed By The Horny Housewife.

Bonus Scene 2: The Nikki Jayne Experiment w/ Nikki Jayne& Ben English & Mick Blue:


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Nikki Jayne, once again showing why all the scenes without her presence were a waste of time, began her next tease session in heated fashion, the canned music complementing her doe eyed look and winning smile as she ever so slowly removed her skimpy underwear to masturbate. A hard edit then resulted in both Ben English and Mick Blue joining her on the mattress, the men feeling her up as she stroked their cocks rapidly. She went back and forth between them when it came to kissing but also when the inevitable sword swallowing took place, the dynamic soon showing her do the same with vaginally riding the peckers plunging deep inside of her from various angles. At some point, they oiled up her ass too, this leading to Nikki doing a double penetration (DP) as Mick tore into her ass while Ben pummeled her pussy. Nikki held on for dear life as the men drilled her so rapidly and the rest of the scene showed them all swapping roles with one guy in her pussy, ass, or mouth, while the other took a different hole. Nikki loved sucking them clean too, savoring her own juices off their meat sticks until the men unleashed their seed upon her face at the very end of the action. Whew! Reviewed By Don Houston

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Bonus Scene 3: Power w/ Savanna Samson & Derrick Pierce:


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Lingerie Sample: Working with a good looking boss has it upside to it especially for Savanna who turns the tables on Derrick after he shows his feminine side to the camera. The scene changes over from the office to a dungeon which really didn't fit in. Then you see Savanna in the stockade wearing a red corset. There is some very light BDSM action through out the rest of the scene with vaginal and anal penetration enough to steam up your glasses and TV screen. Derrick then caps off the scene unloading on her breast. 

Bonus Scene 4: Sugar w/ Kelly Wells & Lorena Sanchez & Rocco Reed:

Lorena and Kelly are working for a struggling bar and decide to have some fun with the one customer they have, starting with a show put on by Kelly as Lorena blows him at the bar. Kelly's not my type, looking like mall trash, with her small boobs, bright blonde hair and angry face, but brunette Lorena is much hotter, and she gives Rocco a slow, sensual blow job before turning her attention to Kelly's meaty vag. Lorena looks like she's going to devour that mound of roast beef, in one of the hottest lesbian oral scenes I've seen. Rocco gets both girls working on his rod before long though and gives each a bar-top ride on his pole. The oral action on Kelly is hot, but everything else is kind of average, especially after Jack and Hannah. Reviewed By Chris Knight

Bonus Scene 5: Set-Up w/ Riley Evans & Sarah Vandella & Alex Gonz:


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Gearhead Garage:  Alex  walks in to  find Riley and Vandella  deep in some  g/g lovin without the  use of  any  toys and  that  turns him on  even more. He decides to join them and the ladies share cock sucking duties. Alex grabs Sarah in mish and standing doggie then switches over to Riley who also gets some doggie action and RCG. Both ladies are recipients of some anal action and share in some cum swapping.

Opening Scene:

Julie's  body is  being  carted off to the morgue for an  autopsy while the  cops are  at the  crime  scene   gathering  information on her death. Back at the morgue they discover something totally different about Julie. Flash back throughout the discovery leads into the story were it all begins with Julie. Sasha Grey does the narration telling the story of Julie's life and her untimely death.

Scene 1: Peep Show Arcade- Sasha Grey, Aliana Love, and Trent Tesoro:

After having  words  with her  boyfriend  Eddie, Julie goes  off to work at the  Peep Show Arcade to pay  for  college and  to  support herself. She  at  first hesitates stripping  on  stage  as  well when it  comes to  playing with the  huge  dildo  to get the men off  watching her. Eventually she is joined by Lane who steals the show from her with her expertise in keeping the men wanting more.

Scene 2:Julie's Special Gift- Sasha Grey, Aliana Love:

Before the  show  Julie and  Lane are  chatting it  up and  Lane  offers to  give  Julie  some  pointers on how to  get the  audience off. Lane hands her a  huge dildo  to play with at  first  but  she  gags a few  times trying to take it  all in her  mouth. Lane  then  tells  Julie to  put  some honey on  tip of the  dildo and to  coat her  mouth  and  lips with it making it  easier  for  her  to  deep throat it. The honey  works  perfectly,  Julie  then  uses the  dildo in her  act  having   orgasms that  drive the men  wild.

Scene 3: Amazing-Sasha Grey, Trent Tesoro:

Julie comes home to Eddie finding him sitting on the   sofa reading. She goes up to her bedroom, slipping on a pair of black heels and panties. She makes her way back down stairs, kneeling in front of him and begins to suck him off deep throating him till he   cums. There is no visual pop shot to see, just the salvia from her mouth.

Scene 4: The Zone Club- Aliana Love, Beverly Hills ,Kelly Wells ,Marco Banderas, Penny Flame, Ricki Raxxx, Voodoo: 

With the   cops checking out the club, everyone is paired up on different sides of the club getting fucked or sucked. In  a cage you have the  trio of Kelly, Marco and  Aliana deep into the other  with  Kelly at  first  getting  faced  fuck  by Marco  then  taking it  RCG. Kelly is bent over getting nailed doggie while fingering Ricki. You also have two ladies which I can't make out their faces because of the lighting playing with themselves.

Later that night Penny returns to the club wanting some of what she   enjoyed watching earlier. She  goes into the ladies  room  , changes her  clothes  letting the naughty  side of her  come out to  play and  play  she  does. Penny  walks  around  the  club  watching the  couples getting  off then finds herself in a dark  corner  watching  porn and   rubbing her  clit.  Two sets of hands begin to   feel her up at first. Voodoo   is busy eating out Penny from behind while Penny has her faced buried in Ricki's snatch. Voodoo grabs Penny in mish then doggie while Penny is  still  paying homage to Ricki's  clit. The ladies switch off giving Voodoo time to pound Ricki in mish. Penny gets the full load to her face.

Scene 5: Sex Addict- Sasha Grey, Trent Tesoro:

Back at their place Trent and Sasha are getting hot and heavy in the living room. Trent gets to his knees to eat her out .Within minutes Julie is riding him cowgirl style and switches over to give him a BJ. He bends her over the arm rest of the sofa for doggie. Trent reaches over grabbing her by her  neck choking her lightly  before kissing her.  Trent  nails her a  few  more  times anally with  Sasha  doing  some ATM before taking it  to the  face.

Scene 6: Blow Bangers-Evan Stone, Jack Logan, Sasha Grey, Jordan Lane, Pile Nelson, Sebastian Silver:

This next scene has  Sasha selling out to her boyfriend all for a brand new Harley. Trent lines up a bunch of guys to pay for the pleasure of getting "deep throated" by Sasha. After sucking off a bunch of guys, Danny Quinn (Evan Stone) shows up taking Sasha away from  the blow job lineup.

Scene 7: Julie & Danny- Evan Stone, Sasha Grey-

Questioned by the detectives Evan implicates the ex-boyfriend in Julie's death. It flashes back to Julie in a Jacuzzi with Evan watching her from a distance. Back inside Sasha gives Evan a hand job first then a BJ making sure that she deep throats him several times. Sasha straddles him to ride him CG at first then slide over for some spoonin. From spoon Evan grabs her in mish with more oral loving from Sasha before he nails in anally in the  spoon position. Evan  palaces a  pink dildo in her mouth getting her  off  while  she  gives him  a hand job.  Evan gives her more back door action with Sasha still sucking the toy with Evan unloading all over her ass.

Scene 8: Punish Me- Penny Flame, Tom Byron:

 Things get very heated for Penny and   Tom after he goes off on her   going back to drinking and doing drugs. She  tries to  explain to him that  she has a moment of  weakness because of  her  no  good hubby who  doesn't  pay  any  attention to her. She demands that he punishes her ad he has done in the past. He drives into an abandon alley where Penny starts to remove her clothing. She is more turned on from the numerous slaps to her ass. She gets to her knees to work  her own kind of magic on his cock. Bent over a near by pallet Tom nails Penny in a standing doggie first. He  then  is  on his  back  getting  his  cock  sucked before he  nails her in mish first then spoon and  RCG . Penny then gives him a hand job to finish him off.

Scene 9: A Private Client- Herschel Savage, Sasha Grey:

Alone with her  thoughts in a private  area of the  club, Sasha is  confronted  by  Jacob King (Hershel Savage)  who has  been following her  from club to  club to watch her. After some convincing and forking over some cash Sasha gives him a BJ. He tells her that is not what he wants and tells her to remove the condom he is wearing. She continues to suck him off till he unloads in her breasts.

Scene 10: Julie vs. Dante- Lee Stone, Sasha Grey:

At a sold out night club, Evan has set up a special event with Sasha and Dante (Lee Stone). Dante enters riding his   bike on the stage while Sasha is over on the sofa waiting for him. Lee  walks over  dropping his  pants for  Sasha to  get to work on him.  Lee gets a   bit too aggressive   as he holds her head down once too many times. Sasha resists gasping for air before things go terribly wrong!

The Ending: I  wont  give away the  ending to you especially  with the  twist that take  place !

Final Thoughts:

Vivid and Paul Thomas took a classic and went in a totally different direction with their version of "Throat". The original was made as a comedy and from what I saw of it no wonder why it became a classic. Is there a chance that might happen with the newest version of it.... It could happen. The  erotic drama " Throat"  showed us is not  so much  just the  story of  Julie and what went  wrong in her life  but of Detective Byrd  Smith  played  by  Penny Flame  who had her  own  demons to  deal with booze and drugs as well as  an  inattentive husband. Working with   a huge  cast and  a  few  very  long  scenes I did take a  few minutes to  pause it to  understand why  PT took  this  kind of a  route with  his  version. Granted that  the  scene in the Zone Club had too much  going on at  one  time it  was one  of my least  favorite  scenes. Only when Penny Flame went back to the club getting it on with Voodoo and Beverly Hills did   heat up the scene. I know there is  going to be  a lot of mixes  views on " Throat" and I for  one  had  my  fair  share of mixed  views it as  well. If you look at  it,  the  story  basically is  about a young  girl  who looks  for love and  affection in the  wrong people who end up  using  her for  their own  greed and self  satisfaction without  any  consideration for what  Julie  wants and needs.

What Worked:


Through out the  entire story the  flashback  explained why things happened as they did. I liked that the majority of them were done in b/w being a huge fan of b/w films.

Aliana  Love:

The  character she  plays,Lane  ended up being a  very  strong individual in telling  Julie's  story and helping her  develop  persona. In my opinion, I saw Aliana playing Julie much more believable than Sasha. But  I  seriously  doubt that  Vivid would  have  taken that  chance  with a  latina and  went with a name that  would  sell the  product in  which she did more towards the end of  the  film.

Jacob King:

 At first I thought to myself ok what the hell is a  Hassidic man doing in porn. Then I remembered all the news here in NY about the abuse recently discovered all over the news. Hershel Savage at first creeped me out at first but his role explained it self all too well.

The Love/Hate Relationship of Tom and Penny's Characters:

Throughout the entire movie you can feel the sexual tension between these two performers which has them finally getting it on in an abandon alleyway.

What Didn't Work:

Too Wordy: Sometimes too much dialogue can make or break a movie and in "Throat" the lengthy dialogue started to bore the hell out of me. I found myself wanting to fast forward to the sex but didn't for fear of missing something important.

Trent Tesoro:

 Playing the love interest didn't work for me. He didn't have that sex appeal that brings the right kind of chemistry with him and Sasha. According to his bio on IAFD he has been around since 2002 and has work with Vivid on many different features. Sorry but he just isn't what I consider top notch porn stud hotness. Too bland for my taste.

Scene 4: The Zone Club:

 With all the  fucking going on in the first few minutes you couldn't see who some of the ladies where unless you knew  them by facial recognition. The only woman  that  I  saw getting the hardcore pounding was Kelly Wells.

In  Closing: Vivid's " Throat"  has the making of what  could  be  another  classic if it  continues  to get the  right  kind of  exposure  which it  did with the  reality  series  airing  before the  release of the movie. Given its  complex  storyline and   multiple characters seeking  to control the movie , it all  makes  for a erotic  drama  for  couples to  enjoy. Again  the  lengthy dialogue  might  bore you  but   it  does  get better  along the  way. Last year Paul Thomas gave  us  " Cry Wolf", this  year  "Throat"  that might  be another of his  films that will make the  people over at AVN take a  second  and  third look at it before  the awards.



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