You know, this might be a first. You've probably seen porno movies sponsored by sex toy companies before, and that makes sense to an extent, but have you ever seen one with a product placement blurb on the front cover promoting a clothing company? And a fairly mainstream one at that? Belladonna's Heavy Petting makes no qualms about letting you know up front: 'wardrobe provided by American Apparel.' It doesn't really affect the content much, and it's not like Bella walks out in the middle of a scene and tell us to go shop there or anything like that, but as the girls go about their fucking and sucking and petting of the heaviest kind, you can't help but go, 'huh, American Apparel.' Given AA owner Dov Charney's fairly well reported exploits and marketing tactics, however, it does seem to fit fairly well into the world of gonzo porn.
With that rant pushed to the side, what's Heavy Petting all about? Basically it's a three hour all girl feature that focuses on raw and real teasing and pleasing. It's a whole lot of foreplay shot softly and fairly intimately against a plain white background to accentuate things for those with a festishtic appreciation for the slow build sort of smut. It's quite well done, actually. Here's the break down...
Chapter 1 - Leah Parker And Mia Presley: These two dark haired pale skinned girls start their scene off in some black body suits but after some kissing and rubbing up, zippers are pulled down and breasts are exposed. About ten minutes in Mia starts rubbing Leah through her suit and then she does the same to her. They sit cross legged and kiss a lot, slowly working their way up to some tit sucking and then some oral as Leah eats Mia out. Once she's had her fun, Mia returns the favor and uses her hands on the outside of her pussy as she laps away. They spend the rest of the scene fingering and licking slowly and gently.
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Chapter 2 - Missy Stone And Angelica Raven: These girls are wearing opposite black and white style slinky top things when the scene starts. Some slow motion kissing begins the scene which is followed by some hair stroking and really soft touching. They kiss a lot and rub each other up, still clothed, but eventually pull their tops down and play with each other's breasts before taking turns going down on one another really slowly and sensually. This scene is pretty amazing, the girls look picture perfect and are obviously enjoying taking their time here. They watch each other masturbate to finish the scene.
Chapter 3 - Ann Marie Rios And Karlie Montana: Another pair of pale skinned girls with black hair (a good look, we're not complaining)kiss in slow motion. They tease one another, really working each other over very slowly and tenderly as some choral arrangements play over top of some Celtic style music. The contrast against the pure white background is a nice visual. They kiss and fondle and play with one another a bit before getting down to harder stuff and fingering each other and then going down. This scene is more aggressive than the first two but it is well down and you've gotta pay attention once it starts picking up. Yowza. It ends softly, just like it began, with some nice deep tongue kissing.
Chapter 4 - Faye Reagan And Georgia Jones: Freckled redhead Faye looks nice juxtaposed here against dark haired Georgia. The scene starts just like the others did, with some deep and slow kissing. The clothes stay on for a bit as they rub up against each other and grind into one another. Slowly, Georgia's clothes come off first as Faye gives her a good work over with her mouth and her tongue, fingering her rim and eating her ass. Georgia gets Faye on the ground and spits onto her pussy to get her wet. With that accomplished, she eats her out and fingers her until she climaxes. Georgia gets down on the ground with her ass up in the air and Faye eats her out from behind while playing with herself. Very nicely done, girls!
Chapter 5 - Misty Stone And Melrose Foxxx: The penultimate scene against plays up the visual contrast, by casting to black girls against that same white background. It's pretty stimulating on a visual level before the pair even starts kissing. Like the scenes before it, they start clothed and begin by fondling each other and groping one another slowly and carefully. The tops come down and they suck each other's tits and keep French kissing each other, eventually eating one another out and scissor fucking for a bit. They move into a nice sixty-nine for awhile and there's a fair bit of face sitting and finger sucking here.
Chapter 6 - Madison Ivy And Lexi Belle: A little blonde on brunette action brings the disc to a close as Madison and Lexi do the whole slow motion kiss/fondle thing that each scene on the disc has started with. There's some toe sucking in here as well, quite a bit of it actually, each girl paying special attention to the other in that regard. Some nice leg and thigh licking precedes the finger fucking and the requisite pussy eating and there's some nice ass play and ass fingering thrown in here as well. The girls are quite playful and, just like the rest of them, take their time with one another eventually finishing their scene and the feature with a bit of scissor fucking and some deep kissing.
This shot on digital video production looks pretty clean presented here in a reasonably stable anamorphic 1.78.1 widescreen presentation. There is some mild edge enhancement in a couple of spots and a noticeable bit of mpeg compression evident throughout in the darker scenes. Skin tones look nice and natural, the compositions are dead on, and aside from the fact that this digital video production looks like a digital video production and as such suffers from the minor defects usually associated with the format, everything looks as good as you'd realistically expect it to.
The Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround track is quite sufficient. The dialogue comes through cleanly and clearly as do all of the moans and groans, though they aren't all that high in the mix - this is part of the aesthetic, as the music seems to be what Belladonna wanted up front. The levels are otherwise well balanced and there are no problems with background hiss or distortion.
Extras are slim on this disc, limited to a cast list, a filmography section, animated menus, a web-link, scene selection, and trailers for three other Belladonna DVDs available through Evil Angel.
If you're into the art of the tease and appreciate the build-up, definitely give Heavy Petting a look. Belladonna's done a really solid job directing this one, letting the action get hard enough to matter but without ever really going too far. These girls all look great, the cinematography is excellent and works really well against the minimalist set design, and this is one of those features where everything just clicks. Highly recommended.