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Pornstar Perspective

Studio: Third Degree Films » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 10/21/09

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

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Pornstar Perspective

Third Degree Films

Genre: Comedy

Director: Mike Quasar

Cast: Ann Marie Rios, John Strong, Courtney Cummz, Mick Blue, Tori Black, David Perry, Madelyn Marie, Mr. Pete, Raylene, Mark Wood
Non-sex roles: Mike Quasar, Nate Liquor, Makeup Gal

Length: 141:39 minutes

Mike Quasar and Nate Liquor

Date of Production: 2009

Extras: The best extra was the 15:44 minute long Striptease section that gave the ladies a chance to tease while loud music played. The material was not nearly as explicit as the scenes themselves but it was strokable in an erotic manner. There was also a photogallery and a cumshot recap as well as a true double sided cover and slipcase.

Condoms: None

Ann Marie Rios with John Strong

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Audio/Video Quality: Pornstar Perspective was presented in a visually appealing anamorphic widescreen color using an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 as shot by director Mike Quasar for Third Degree Films using the MPEG-2 codec employed by standard definition releases with 480 resolution. The lighting was strong, eliminating the shadows and grain like most of Mike's works in the past, the overall look straightforward even with the cast working an auxiliary camera during the scenes. The grain was minimal as was the video noise but I got the impression that someone used older cameras for the actor held cameras (the fleshtones a bit saturated this time). The bitrate tended to hover around the mid 3.8 Mbps area most of the time I looked. The composition of the scenes enhanced the look of the ladies, each of them able to handle the stronger lighting employed this time. The sole audio track was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital English using the standard 192 Kbps rate using a 48 kHz sampling rate most titles are mastered with, the aural experience fairly limited due to the nature of the gonzo shoot. There was also no separation between the channels and the dynamic range was as truncated as ever, standard gonzo audio being okay for most consumers.

Courtney Cummz

Body of Review: Mike Quasar has been one of the best gonzo directors of smut over the years, his technical skill level surpassing all but a few of his peers as he delivers the goods so consistently. Lately, his work at Third Degree Films has garnered even more acclaim due to the company pursuing something a bit more interesting, mixing up the gonzo sex with some of Mike's twisted brand of humor. The latest such fuck flick is Pornstar Perspective where Courtney Cummz appears as a sort of spokesperson suggesting that POV camerawork is better than what the douche bag director is capable of providing, the five scenes then including footage from the handhelds operated by the partners as well as the main body shot by Mike himself. The comedic nods to how porn is shot (and by whom) were often quite funny and had they been given more room to grow (as in Mike's The Guide to Making Fuck), the movie might have been even better in terms of replay and entertainment value but it was a solid offering thanks in large part to Courtney Cummz, Raylene, Ann Marie Rios, Tori Black, and Madelyn Marie all appearing to have a good time with their scene partners. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Tori Black

Scene One: Ann Marie Rios, a very cute Latina, was up first in black lingerie, posing for muscular John Strong on a little day bed while talking dirty. Her solo work was fun and the comedic entry fulfilling, John's POV work adding to the fun during her solo act as well as her active blowjob. Ann kept him interested and playfully engulfed his rod with her mouth, the couple moving to an active bout of vaginal boning where she overacted but in a way that worked under the stated premise. The multitude of positions led to her milking his nuts dry of genetic juice, John jerking off to her face and Ann teasing him once more about his age.

Madelyn Marie

Scene Two: Courtney Cummz, the enthusiastic leader of the pack, was up next as she pranced about in her light green bikini undies on the couch, bouncing around for Mick Blue. She masturbated and also gave an over the top performance, surpassing Ann's by a wide margin though seemingly into doing herself as she fingered her pussy and ass. This warmed her up enough to attack Mick's member, slobbing his knob with passion and energy, the chemistry displayed largely the result of her gregarious mannerisms. She was more active at riding during the vaginal portions of the movie than the anal but she always maintained a lot of dirty verbiage and beckoned his wad of population pudding to her mouth.


Scene Three: Tori Black, the cutie on the front cover, was up next and as fans have noticed, her career has really taken off this year. Beside her sitcum and feature work, she has had several showcase efforts and even her own virtual reality title, this time providing a basic scene with moper David Perry on a bed. The exaggerated zooming in and out aside, she made some funny comments with Courtney before retiring to the bedroom to get busy with David, his camerawork as choppy as it ever was when he was a director at the company. Tori's animal pattern bikini undies offered little resistance to his tongue and he savored her ass as she bent over, the tease leading to both of them doing oral on the other before the various positions of vaginal sex took place. They had some energy if little chemistry here, Tori carrying the scene during the POV camerawork as well as the wider shoots handled by Mike. It was an active ride though and she took her facial well enough, adding to her body of work for the year nicely.

Scene Four: Madelyn Marie, another curvy gal that reminded me much of Tori, was up next in a loose sun dress as Mr. Pete manned the handheld camera. She teased for him and slowly removed her clothing, her neon pink panties barely covering her pubic patch as her ass cheeks swallowed her thong. The formulaic approach worked well here too, the solo act leading to a footjob and some fingering before she sucked him off. Madelyn was a talented cock sucker too, using some hand to gland techniques to enhance the moment before the couple actively screwed vaginally. This time, the couple even had some chemistry for one another, at least the appearance of which enhanced the replay value for me. The scene closed up when she milked his load of semen by jerking him off to her face and sucking him for full effect.

Scene Five: Raylene, a curvy MILF still on her comeback tour thanks to the downturn in the California real estate market, was up last as she complained about male taint, peeling off her clothing for Mark Wood in much more perfunctory fashion than the others. Perhaps she wanted to get it over with but the lack of finesse did not enhance the scene at all, nor did the truncated solo act she did before slobbing his knob on her knees. The hummer helped make up for the rushed look of the early portion of the scene, her moderately active vaginal ride not bad compared to some of her other scenes of late. Both did oral on the other and he ended it by rubbing a load out on her crotch, Raylene touching it only briefly as though it were toxic spew.

Summary: Pornstar Perspective by director Mike Quasar for Third Degree Films was a nice showcase for the performers with enough POV (point of view) footage tossed in to make the movie even better than just a barebones outing so I rated it as Recommended if you are a fan of the ladies such as Raylene, Ann Marie Rios, Tori Black, Courtney Cummz, or Madelyn Marie. The humor tossed in as an aside was not bad either, Mike's self deprecating manner helping to sell this one just a bit more than usual. In short then, Pornstar Perspective made an attempt to see things from the point of view of the performers, faring reasonably well in most cases to the point where it added some strokability.

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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