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Meggan Does Malibu

Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 9/20/09

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Meggan Does Malibu

Vivid Entertainment

Genre: Feature

Director: Paul "Chuck Lords" Thomas

Cast: Meggan Mallone, Rocco Reed, Gianna Lynn, Holly West, Trent Tesoro, Alan Stafford, Joey Brass, Jennifer Dark

Length: 93:25 minutes

Meggan Mallone with Rocco Reed

Date of Production: 10/1/2008

Extras: For me, the best extra was the 7:45 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Shylar Cobi, a blooper reel, set of interviews, and clips from the production rolled into one. For most other people, the 89:36 minutes worth of unrelated bonus scenes will be the best extras, the five edited scenes from Faithless, Flashback, Going Deep, Strictly Conversation, and Suck It. There was also a biography for Meggan Mallone, a photogallery, some trailers, and spam at the front of the DVD but that was it.

Condoms: None

Gianna Lynn, Holly West, and Trent Tesoro

Audio/Video Quality: Meggan Does Malibu was presented in the same 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by director Paul Thomas for Vivid Entertainment using the standard definition MPEG-2 codec in 480p resolution for the SD version. While not his most visually stunning work of late (this was shot in 2008), it had an edgy and gritty look to it that sort of worked in some ways for the thematic material here, though some technical polishing up probably kept it in the vaults for a lot longer than usual, editor Manny Casino handling those chores well enough. The composition of the camera angles was fairly optimal this time, the director balancing his usual dedication to plot over sex with the strokable aspects this time. The fleshtones were generally accurate though but the DVD mastering was well done (if only in a bitrate hovering around 3.4 Mbps in SD, making it a mixed bag in terms of visual quality; leaning towards average at best. There was also a company watermark that I wasn't too keen on but most of the camera work seemed to keep this in mind, keeping the majority of action far away from the lower right hand corner. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English (in 192 Kbps with a 48 kHz sampling rate) offering with the vocals sounding flat and the music pretty decent. For some reason, the levels were definitely on the low side, the dynamic range was average and the separation of the vocal track nonexistent.

Gianna Lynn

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Body of Review: Vivid Entertainment has seen more profitable years in recent times but there is no denying their product has been better than ever when it comes to satisfying consumer requests of late. Much of that has to do with their attempts to mine the gonzo market courtesy of their newer directors but even stalwart Paul Thomas has been trying to up his game in this regard. One way to know if a movie of his is considered (by the company) to be first rate is if it credits him under this name rather than his alias of "Chuck Lords" so I was a bit puzzled when I reviewed Meggan Does Malibu this week, the credits listing him as Check but the cover claiming his Paul Thomas alias; the bipolar attitude somewhat noticeable in the way the movie was put together as well. It featured young Houston hotty Meggan Mallone in a starring role alongside Gianna Lynn, the two playing lifelong friends enjoying a series of sexual adventures before settling down. The company website described the movie like this: "Meggan and her best friend are on their last fling to California from their home town in Ohio. It's their last chance for fun before settling down in the heartland. They meet an adventurous, romantic Bohemian artist, a California original, and with her comes a host of sexy seaside men... and suddenly all the old rules seem not to apply. Adult's most awarded director, Paul Thomas, brings together Malibu, Meggan, threeways and facials, in a sand, sun and sex spectacular, Meggan Does Malibu. It's a tale told as only Paul Thomas can, from the people who do sex and story best... Vivid." Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Meggan Mallone, Jennifer Dark, and Rocco Reed

Scene One: Meggan Mallone, the attractive brunette featured on the front cover, was up first as she made out with Rocco Reed in the cabin of his boat, for some reason moving to a home in a secluded part of the hills (more PT logic I suspect). She stripped down to her polka dotted bikini and climbed into bed, Rocco kissing her while feeling up her tits but both of them giving each other a limited amount of head in the process. They relied on vaginal pounding to get off the most and while the editing and camera work did not convey much chemistry between the couple, Meggan gave a fairly decent performance with him. She actively rode him and he eventually rubbed out a tiny nut of genetic juice to her crotch, the plot going nowhere as a result.

Scene Two: Gianna Lynn, the cute costar of the movie seen on the cover (in admittedly smaller pictures than Meggan), was then up on a couch with Holly West, and moper Trent Tesoro, Holly joining the couple after they were well underway. Trent ate Gianna and slapped at her tits, moving to a wooden bed for no reason at all before the noise of Holly's arrival interrupts the action. Trent then manhandles Holly without any permission, tearing off her clothing in a near rape on the sofa. Gianna watches but is magically not pissed that he left her for another, the vaginal boning no better as Gianna masturbated during the situation. The trio then worked together with Holly taking his pecker up her ass, the dynamic of the situation such that she was a passive rider though she milked his population pudding from him after they moved to a separate area of the room (again with no explanation).

Scene Three: Gianna Lynn, next up in her neon pink bikini, made a booty call to Alan Stafford and Joey Brass, quickly putting on her similarly colored dress to begin alternating between the guys as she made out with them. Once the fingering was done and she was blowing them both, the men took turns plowing her pussy as she would slob the knob of the other, the tryst largely generic as she worked them both over with no chemistry, applying the same level of enthusiasm as I have for doing lawn maintenance. They finished up by the red brick mantle, the men unleashing their seed all over her chest.

Scene Four: Jennifer Dark, Meggan Mallone, and Rocco Reed, were up last, Jennifer displaying her temper tantrum as Meggan walked in. Jennifer kissed Meggan and the stupid explanation led to all three getting along famously, some dancing and a musical interlude resulting in the gals kissing in bed. Rocco walked over and joined in, the ladies as anxious to blow him as they were to do each other. The trio then fucked, Meggan a better vaginal rider but Jennifer doing anal. Sadly, this scene was just as mechanical as the rest and he jerked off to their faces.

Bonus Scene: Faithless: Jennifer and James leave nothing to chance after getting back to the garage still waiting more after their romp in the outdoors. James's fingers find the right spot to get her all wet and ready for his mouth and cock. James makes sure he nails her both vaginally and anally without any second thoughts from Jennifer. A good scene but the camera man wasn't in tune with them as he veered off a few times. (review by Ravyn)

Bonus Scene: Flashback: Meggan Mallone, the contract gal with brunette hair from Houston, TX, was up next on a bed with Alex Gonz. Meggan has pretty eyes ("gorgeous" according to my toy tester Nadine) and she was playful, Skow interviewing her as she teased by slowly taking off her clothing. Skow focused largely on her nice ass though, the lighting off enough to cause some video noise I wasn't happy with myself. In any case, Meggan was natural and tried her best to please the director, soon masturbating with a pocket rocket as she blew Alex. The lighting was spiced up some by this point, the crew undoubtedly figuring out it needed an upgrade. The rest of the scene showed Meggan getting vaginally screwed by Alex and some taste testing, him going down on her only during their 69 position. She was not the most active ride in the movie, dare I say she was the least, but she did add some fresh appeal to cover another dynamic the company provides movies for (newcomer titles), and the facial was pretty decent (the DP referred to being his cock and his finger rubbing her asshole).

Bonus Scene: Going Deep: The beautiful Gianna does her own thing for the viewers as she gives you a huge dose of dirty talking while she breaks in a glass dildo. Gianna does more than her share to one totally turned on and even after she cums , she makes sure that you have an orgasm as well. (review by Ravyn)

Bonus Scene: Strictly Conversation: Meggan Mallone and Ramon are looking through a window where they see Holly West and Carmen McCarthy making out. Voodoo is sitting on the couch beside them. He is anticipating his time with them. His big cock gets a cool sensual pampering. The beautiful women spend a lot of time with his meaty toy. The tight close-ups of their genitals during the sex scenes are hot. Combined with the women's' moaning, the viewer gets pulled into the action and he feels the intensity of the scene. The threesome create a very raw performance. Ms. West and Ms. McCarthy deliver a spectacular showing. As a matter of fact, they perform it so well that Voodoo gets lost in the action. (review by Apache Warrior)

Bonus Scene: Suck It: Hanna Hilton, the beautiful blond on the front cover, and Meggan Mallone were then up last as they ate ice cream on what appeared to be a hot sunny day. Using the treats to rub on themselves and otherwise spice things up, the gals dropped them and their colorful bikini tops as they savored each other orally on the blanket located in the back yard. They made a full blown lesbian pairing from there, going down on one another and making all those sweet noises of Sapphic sex, James Deen joining them after they resumed some food fetish play. He was lounging outside and they double teamed him orally, both ladies displaying lots of oral love his way (not to mention assisting with handjobs as they sucked his cock). The rest of the scene showed the gals sharing him vaginally as well as orally, James kicking back to enjoy all they offered him, the taste testing leading to the ladies sharing his facial.

Summary: Meggan Does Malibu by director Paul Thomas for Vivid Entertainment was another production that gave the appearance of being rushed, the plot scribbled out on the back of a napkin and the cast about as suitable to work with one another as any other group randomly selected from a phonebook. The lack of chemistry aside, the technical matters prevented any chemistry from developing and the plotted portion seemed more tacked on than usual so I rated it as a Rent It. Obviously, I can see why the credits listed this as a "Chuck Lords" feature but why change the cover to use Paul's more prominent name when it was clearly one of the company's small projects associated with his toss-away alias? In short, Meggan Does Malibu started out as a showcase adventure for Meggan Mallone and Gianna Lynn with some potential, barely scrapping up enough strokability to merit checking it out except for some of the better unrelated bonus scenes.

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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