Note: This is one of my "legacy" reviews, written for a site that is now off-line. Given the recent release of Teachers, I thought I would refresh your memory about another of director Robby D.'s "vocation" episodes. I wrote this review during a very busy stretch in my life. So, it's a bit shorter than my typical review. But, it was done with the same amount of care and thoughtfulness as always.
Genre: "Light feature"
Director: Robby D.
Cast: Adrenalynn (Adrianna Lynn), Brianna Love, Camryn Kiss, Erik Everhard, James Deen, Jesse Jane, Johnny Sins, Lexxi Tyler, Manuel Ferrara, Memphis Monroe, Mick Blue, Priya Rai, Shawna Lenee, Shay Jordan, Sophia Santi, Stoya, Tommy Gunn.
Bonus: Two bonus stars: one for the cast, which includes Dr. Jay's Must-See Girls Jesse Jane, Shay Jordan, Lexxi Tyler, Shawna Lenee, Sophia Santi, and Brianna Love. The second bonus star is for condom-free boy/girl sex.
After a big game, a squad of drop-dead-gorgeous cheerleaders heads to the locker room and then strips out of their clothes (oh, the breasts!!!). Eager to outshine each other, the girls launch into a game of truth or dare. As each girl is picked, she is forced to reveal some juicy aspect of her sex life. Who could ask for more?
After an unqualified grand slam with Babysitters, acclaimed director Robby D. wins again. There's a reason that Cheerleaders is #299 on Adult DVD Empire's current best-seller list and #86 on their all-time bestseller list over a year and a half after its release. The movie's good. Damned good.
Cheerleaders has something for everybody: boy/girl, boy/boy/girl threeways, boy/girl/girl threeways, three simultaneous boy/girl couplings, and an absolutely must-see nine-girl orgy. There's vaginal sex, oral sex, and anal sex. There are internal oral pop shots, facials, and cum-splattered asses and breasts. And, by my way of thinking, the best thing is there are lots of pretty girls having uncounted orgasms!
The girls in Cheerleaders are so fine. In particular, Digital Playground contract girls Jesse Jane Shay Jordan, Stoya, and Sophia Santi are winners of my Dr. Jay's Must See Girls Awards. In addition, Brianna Love, Lexxi Tyler, and Shawna Lenee are non-contract-star recipients of my award. These girls ROCK!
Bottom line...stop reading and buy a copy. You're going to be disappointed if you don't see this one.
Check out some photos of the girls in Cheerleaders here. Pay particular attention to the incomparable portraits of Jesse Jane, Lexxi Tyler, and Memphis Monroe as well as the action shots of the nine-girl locker-room orgy. Enjoy!
OK. I guess you decided to keep reading instead of buying a copy of Cheerleaders. So, it looks like you need a little more convincing.
This review is going to be different than most of my reviews. Since Cheerleaders is an unqualified success--and since Digital Playground has arguably the best public relations office in adult cinema--reviews of the movie abound and can be found on numerous sites. But, since you're still reading, I guess you want my take on the movie. So, instead of giving you a blow-by-blow review of each sex scene (pun intended), I'm just going to give you a list of reasons why I think you need to have a copy of Cheerleaders in your library.
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This list is not in any particular order.
The scenario (plot, if you will) is sexy, effective, and loads of fun. After all, it's about a cheerleading squad playing truth or dare in their locker room. Even better, the girls are topless (be still my heart!) while they're engaging in their light-hearted merriment. Since these are porn girls we're talking about, their revelations are scorchingly hot...especially when Stoya tells the truth about her encounter with Brianna Love and Manuel Ferrara.
Believe it or not, the girls do a nice job acting out their roles. Once upon a time, porn girls weren't known for their acting abilities...just their chests. Well, all that's changed. All of the girls in Cheerleaders play their roles to a tee and are quite convincing. Of particular note is Stoya, who plays a studious wallflower with lots of lust bubbling just under the surface.
I watch porn to see pretty girls cum! Cheerleaders gives me plenty (nine) of pretty girls and oodles of female orgasms. It doesn't get much better than this--for me, at least!
Jesse Jane. If you need any convincing that Jesse Jane is the porn superstar of 2008, watching her hot boy/girl scene with Manuel Farrara and--even more so--her incredibly lusty role in the nine-girl orgy that ends the movie will remove any doubt from your mind. Frankly, I'm quite proud that I gave Jesse one of my very first Dr. Jay's Must See Girls plaques. She damn well deserves it. Although all of Jesse's movies are first class, I think that her two scenes in Cheerleaders may be the best of her career.
The nine-girl orgy is amazing. I've always been a sucker for girl/girl sex and this is among the best I've seen in a long time. What makes it special, of course, is Jesse Jane's unbridled enthusiasm and explosive lust. However, Jesse's not the only one to watch in this amazing Sapphic love fest. All the girls are extraordinary.
There is a wide variety of sexual scenarios. Cheerleaders contains boy/girl couplings, threesomes (both boy/boy/girl and boy/girl/girl), an orgy, and simultaneous boy/girl couplings. Even though hot vaginal, oral, and anal penetrations are included, Cheerleaders is definitely a couples-friendly movie that shouldn't offend your partner.
Stoya. I had the extreme pleasure of interviewing Stoya at length at the 2008 Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) in Las Vegas. Although Stoya's appearance is arguably different than the quintessential pornstar, sexuality simply oozes from her every pore. She's as smart as can be...what else can you say about a home-schooled girl who graduated at 15? Even better, Stoya is feisty. During our interview, she wasn't afraid to challenge me...to disagree, as it were. I like a girl who knows her mind as is willing to speak out. When you see her almost timid character who morphs into a nearly out-of-control sex fiend in Scene 5, you'll understand why I find Stoya such an attractive and mesmerizing person.
Adrianna Lynn (Adrenalynn). Adrianna Lynn is another girl I got to know while at the 2008 AEE in Vegas. Frankly, I think Adrianna's looks are among the most enticing of any recent porn star. In particular, I think her mixed-racial background gives her a very unique--and extremely attractive--appearance. Coupled with that are her tattoos and piercings. Adrianna has numerous work-in-progress inkings. That's not extraordinary. However, what is unique is that she's the artist! (Add her as a friend at http://www.myspace.com/adrenalynntoao and learn more about her.) Since Cheerleaders is about truth or dare, here's a dare: I dare you to watch Cheerleaders and check out all of Adrianna Lynn's tattoos. Then, write me at [email protected] and tell me what you think of her most unique tattoo. Believe me, you'll know it when you see it! Anyway, Adrianna's looks go far beyond her tattoos. Her curvy--yet firm--body, voluptuous natural breasts, and spellbinding face are spectacular. And, her raw sexuality, her animal lust, and her high-energy performances earn her a spot on the watch list for my 2009 Must See Girls Awards. (As a side note, Adrianna was, in January of 2008, a contract performer for Digital Playground. For reasons beyond my need to know, she and the studio parted ways. Adrianna Lynn is now known as Adrenalynn and her performances can be found in movies released by other studios as well as several other Digital Playground releases.)
Memphis Monroe. When Memphis burst onto the scene a couple of years ago, I really enjoyed her looks and her performances. Then, she signed a contract with Hustler and, for one reason or another, she slipped off my radar screen. Happily, she's back in my field of vision due to her volcanic boy/boy/girl scene with Erik Everhard and Mick Blue (Scene Two). Have you seen Memphis' new rack? (Check 'em out here.) Digital Playground provides those of us in the "press" with a site where we can check out still photos of their movies, read press releases, and so on. So, long before Cheerleaders was released, I perused the pictures of the movie. When I saw Memphis' photos, I did a double-take and nearly shouted "holy shit!" Believe me...if you like breasts as much as I do, Memphis' stunning enhanced beauties are absolutely must see. (Her under-areola scars hadn't quite healed entirely when this scene was shot. But, the shape and size of her breasts are perfect. When the scars fade, Memphis will have two of the best enhanced tits in the business!) However, boobs do not a pornstar make. Indeed, the rest of the girl needs to be pretty and the girl needs to perform like a champion. Besides her stunning rack, Memphis has all the other qualifications to be a superstar. You gotta see her!
Shawna Lenee: This is my first look at this young beauty. What a cutie! And, what a great performer. Be sure to check out this girl now...she'll go far in this business with her looks, enthusiasm, and first-class fucking ability. I think that pairing this cute blond with exotic-looking Adrianna Lynn in a boy/girl/girl threesome with Johnny Sins in Scene Three was a stroke of genius. Of course, director Robby D. may just be a genius. (Don't let this go to your head, Robby.)
Shay Jordan: Even though it must be hard to be in Jesse Jane's shadow as a contract star for Digital Playground, Shay is really making a reputation for herself as being, well, a Must-See girl. She's coupled with Johnny Sins in Scene Four during which three girls in study hall take on two male students as well as the male teacher/monitor. Awesome!
Sophia Santi. Just think of stunning Sophia Santi. Dressed, she's a beautiful girl-next-door with a cute button nose. Naked...well, her body is a masterpiece of fine art. And, she's a wild animal when coupled with like-minded lesbian lovers.
All the other girls are gorgeous and hot, too. The remaining girls--Alexis Texas (best ass in Texas), Lexxi Tyler (in-your-face tits), curly haired Camryn Kiss, and oh-so-exotic Indian Priya Rai--flesh out this outstanding cast and help to make Cheerleaders a must-have movie for Spring 2008.
The production values, including the superb HD-shot video (I reviewed the DVD...there's also a Blu-Ray version that I imagine is spectacular), 5.1 Digital Surround Sound, locations, sets, wardrobe, and makeup are first rate. Some music accompanies the beginning of the scenes, but is not as integrated into the whole experience as I would like. Overall, however, Robby D. and his crew did a superb job.
In addition to full-motion chapter selector, interactive menus, and all the other stuff you've come to expect on contemporary adult DVDs, Cheerleaders has a very well made 14 and one-half minute behind the scenes featurette that contains video of the still photo shoots, impromptu interviews of the cast, naked behind-the-scenes foolishness, behind-the-camera footage, cheerleading routines, pom-poms, rehearsals (sort of), and footage of the girls masturbating to get themselves ready to fuck. DVD 2 also contains a four-minute self-running slide show; a manually operated photo gallery; trailers for seven Digital Playground movies and their Virtual Sex series; and biographies of the Digital Playground contract girls. This set of extras is somewhat above average due to the quality and entertainment value of the behind-the-scenes featurette. Three and one-half stars.
Overall sex rating: 4.75
Overall video rating: 5.00
Overall audio rating: 5.00
Production values rating: 4.50