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Sweet Cheeks #11

Studio: Anabolic » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 4/30/09

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended

Sweet Cheeks 11

Anabolic/I Am Ivan Productions

Ivan with his latest find, Fransheliz Vasquez

Genre: Gonzo

Director: Ivan

Jessica Bangcock and Asa Akira

Cast: Jessica Bangcock, Asa Akira, James Deen, Jayden Jaymes, Sascha, Kitty Bella, Steven French, Audrey Bitoni, Mr. Pete, Fransheliz Vasquez, Mason Moore, Nikki Sexx

Length: 170:26 minutes

Jayden Jaymes

Date of Production: 2/3/2009

Extras: The best extra was the 13:18 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Ivan (with footage by Jesse J. and Ricky D.). There was more tease footage, more sex taking place, and some of the cast goofing off so it was well worth checking out. There was also a pop shot recap and a photogallery as well as a true double sided DVD cover and slip case for those who care.

Kitty Bella

Condoms: None

Audrey Bitoni

Audio/Video Quality: Sweet Cheeks 11 was presented in an interestingly shot 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen color by director Ivan for Anabolic in the MPEG-2 codec with 480p resolution. This version of the show was the SD (standard version) so it was probably not as clear or crisp as the Blu-Ray release but it wasn't bad looking for the most part. The lighting was such that a lot of the scenes might not have been optimal but they provided the depth of field necessary to enhance the looks of the ladies in the scenes, keeping the raw energy intact in most cases. The composition of the camera angles showed an invasive interest in the ladies having fun, capturing the heat of the gals going at one another and attacking the cock, making for a lot of fun indeed. The video bitrate on this MPEG-2 version was in the mid 4.3 Mbps most of the time I paid it any attention, some aliasing and grain observed (along with slight amounts of macro blocking) but still, it was better than I'd heard from reputable sources so I can only imagine that the high definition version looked even better (the company has proven shy when it comes to sending out their high definition screeners, this generally an issue for companies not quite there in my extensive experience). Having seen some of Ivan's demo work (mainstream material too), I know that he will adjust to the rigors of high definition in due time, this merely a stepping stone in that sense that showcases his potential only fairly well. The audio was presented in the usual 2.0 Dolby Digital using the 192 Kbps bitrate (with optional music) and 48 kHz sampling rate expected of the project. The music was subdued and not intrusive at all so if your player supports the function, by all means leave it on even if it was generic in nature. The vocals were slightly hollow with no separation but I could hear the ladies at all times, the pairing off making it tougher but not too bad either.

Fransheliz Vasquez

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Body of Review: Ivan is the nom de plume of a young director at Anabolic, his background including more than just porn for those that know his resume. Unlike some of the movies shot by older directors that mean well but just can't garner the heat in their scenes, Ivan often manages to evoke a sense of depravity in his scenes, not by using circus act sex like some of his peers do but by capturing the essence of what some might call the darker side of his subjects. Ivan's latest title to make it my way is Sweet Cheeks 11, a collection of six scenes with curvy, smoking hot women going at it, including ladies such as Jayden Jaymes, Asa Akira, Mason Moore, and newcomer Fransheliz Vasquez. In all, the movie looked extremely promising despite a front cover that just did not "look" like it was for a high end project. The back cover described the movie like this: "Anabolic has gathered some of the most gorgeous glutes we could find! This volume has an incredible cast including Fransheliz Vasquez a super hottie hybrid Puerto Rican - Brazilian who puts her tanned tight tail to the test in her first LA scene! Internet sweetheart Jessica Jayden showcases her delectable darling, derriere in an awe inspiring romantic 3 way. Our final scene is a real treat... wall to wall of tits & ass with a way lesbian lust fest! Our inspired and talented director Ivan has out done himself this time! He has raised the bar and taken this incredible series to new heights! 6 all new scenes with 8 girls and some of the sweetest cheeks you've ever seen, Enjoy." Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Nikki Sexx, Mason Moore, and Jayden Jaymes

Scene One: Jessica Bangcock and Asa Akira, a couple of lean and youthful brunettes, were up first with each giving up some seductive tease to the playful music before getting it on together on the couch. They showed some passion for one another I found infectious; panting as they tried to get inside one another, interrupted by horned up James Deen. He was fully erect when he started going down on them and they reciprocated in a heated manner, the aggressive oral and face sitting not weakening the chemistry they displayed together. The vaginally penetrative sex even more passionate as the sweaty (and oiled up) ladies pushed back to meet his thrusts. While neither gal is on my current "top performer" list, each was surely working her way up the Pantheon of porn in that regard, my hat tip to Ivan for bringing out the best (or would that be "most decadent"?) in them. There was rough grabbing and choking, plenty of taste testing, and a drive by all three of them that really surprised me, reminding me how a solid combination of performers and director can elevate one's expectations. And for those that constantly complain about abusive sex (roughness, choking and the like), it was made clear that this was what the ladies wanted from James (and each other), the ending load of genetic juice landing on the ass with some post coital sucking to boot. Whew!

Scene Two: Jayden Jaymes, the babe featured on the center of the front cover, was up next as she shook her ample sample of an ass in slow motion, some oil spread across it to enhance it all the more. Her crystal blue eyes were fetching too but more than her body, her attitude worked wonders for me even before she started masturbating with a vibrator. I've been a fan of hers for awhile now and I would have pulled her pink & blue bikini off her with my teeth if given the chance, the beauty showing a love of cock as soon as one was offered by Sascha. As she worked his meatpipe thoroughly, he spanked her a little but it got much rougher later on in the scene, Jayden demanding he hit her harder. There was titty fucking and a variety of camera angles, Sascha choking Jayden while he hammered the heck out of her snatch. She liked being anally fingered during the vaginal sex too, making me wonder why she didn't do a bunch of anal penetration too. Still, they had a lot of chemistry and Sasha's load was so powerful that it flew everywhere, Ivan getting a bit on himself as the male's bonded in "that special way". Yow!

Scene Three: Kitty Bella, a pleasing little brunette with long hair and a sexy body, was up next as she followed the formula of providing some tease during a musical interlude. Her neon green bikini rode up her ass in a sexy manner and the resolution of the show in SD was strong enough to make out her fine body hairs, her shaven crotch and oiled up ass demanding some attention outside in the backyard. The superior tease aside, she showed a shy side as she spoke with Ivan, soon finding the uncut cock of Steven French thrust down her throat. She was no stranger to sucking a cock and even showed a talent for throat fucking, some oil lobed on her sweet little derriere to show a playful side to the coupling. Kitty was an active rider too, more during the vaginal penetration than the anal, her tight holes milking his wad of population pudding in no time. The pop shot went to her ass cheeks and she seemed to glow in the aftermath, the overall heat not as much as that found in the previous two scenes but substantial nonetheless. Nice!

Scene Four: Audrey Bitoni, a popular brunette with a nice ass and medically enhanced chest, was up next as she teased while wearing her satin pink & black lingerie in the hallway of a house. While she has gone on record as never having had an orgasm in a scene, she has shown potential a number of times in the past for offering decent performances. In terms of what I expected going into this scene, I admit that I was skeptical it would be half as powerful as the previous scenes, though knowing she would be working with Mr. Pete and shot by Ivan gave me pause that the guys might pull this one off. Her interview showed she was polite and slightly cold, that demeanor changing as Pete ate her ass. He then used her ass cheeks to masturbate with, Audrey turning around so she could slob his knob with that mechanical but skilled mouth of hers. Pete continued working her orally after that, the couple kissing in a manner that denoted some connection if not chemistry, her hips grinding as he pressed his tongue into her and did some foot fetish work. Feeding her some of her own juices off his fingers, Pete kept her excited before pounding her pussy in various positions, her most active positions being cowgirl variations from what I could see. The ending pop shot went to her ass cheeks and she gyrated to tease his cock when he was finished with her, the scene a pretty good one overall (better than expected).

Scene Five: Fransheliz Vasquez, an 18 year old newcomer with a fantasic ass and sweet look, was up next, Ivan pointing out in print that he actually replaced a scene shot for the movie with this one since he found her so appealing. She had tiny, all natural titties and a positive attitude, the frisky gal teasing in the house before her interview. In porn for just a month, the Porto Rican/Brazilian hotty admittedly had a great ass but she also had an outgoing nature that struck me as well suited for high end porn (no pun intended). Calling herself "Kat Valentino" during the interview, she was as excited to work with James Deen as he was to get her, the couple kissing and caressing before really cranking up the heat. He slapped her around a bit and diddled her before porking her, Fransheliz bouncing on his cock like crazy without any oral to speak of. The wily vixen then dropped to her knees to blow him, not getting much of a chance (neither did he) since both of them wanted to keep screwing. The passionate poking continued with some oil play too, the gal playing with her asshole as he drilled her. There was choking and a mouth pop to end the scene, her reddened ass cheek showing how out of control he made her. Whoa!

Scene Six: Mason Moore, Nikki Sexx, and Jayden Jaymes, ended the movie with a heated little lesbian romp using tongues, toys, and twats with just enough oil to make it a winner of a scene. Each gal had her own assets and strengths, their curvy figures and pretty faces adding some stroke value to the mix. Most gonzo not exclusively dedicated to lesbian romps tends to pass up scenes like this so I was pleased Ivan was wise enough to offer some sexual diversity, the genuine enthusiasm caught by the director as the ladies worked each other over orally and with fingers. They were talkative and aggressive too, Jayden clearly the leading lady of the scene as far as I was concerned. The oil portions of the scene were decadent and admirable, adding copious amounts of the fun factor I crave in my gonzo efforts, the toys not distracting me as much as they do in weaker releases that employ them. The strap on dildo action was the best part in that regard though, the ladies making a mark to close the movie out on a high note. Yes!

Summary: Sweet Cheeks 11 by director Ivan for Anabolic showed that he was able to capture the raw energy and enthusiasm of the performances he shot, the minimal technical matters not weakening the strength of the cast that included Jayden Jaymes, Fransheliz Vasquez, and Asa Akira among others. The levels of fuck for the buck, strokability, and replay value earned the production a rating of Highly Recommended, my guess that the high definition version of the show will be even better though I did find the advertised "over 3 hours" claim on the front cover misleading (the movie was under that amount of time so it would mean including the extras). In short, Sweet Cheeks 11 was a winner of a show largely due to the efforts of director Ivan at the helm of a superior cast so you might want to give it a look if you're in the market for an addictively strokable porno, the man not losing his touch since I last had the chance to check out his work.

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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