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Taxi: A Hardcore Parody

Studio: Vouyer Media » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 7/27/10

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Taxi A Hardcore Parody

Vouyer Media/Ground Zero Entertainment

Genre: Sitcum Porn Parody

Director: Anton Slayer

Cast: Eva Angelina, Jack Lawrence, Kirsten Price, Mark Wood, Monique Alexander, Anthony Rosano, Jenny Hendrix, Mick Blue, Krissy Lynn, Evan Stone
Non sex roles: Ron Jeremy, Old Man Frady, Sascha, James Bartholet

Length: 137:03 minutes (including the spam using Tanner Mayes)

Eva Angelina

Date of Production: 2010

Extras: The second disc had the wealth of extras expected of the double disc set, beginning with a trio of unrelated bonus scenes including one between Eva Angelina and April O'Neil from "Busty Babysitters", Monique Alexander & Mark Wood from Not Really The Dukes of Hazzard, and Jenny Hendrix with Sascha from In Thru the Back Door #4. Each of these was in an unedited form and well done, their sole relation to the production being the ladies having scenes in both. There was then a 39:47 minute long Behind the Scenes feature to enjoy, the cast and crew making the movie with all sorts of issues, coming together nicely in the end product. Then came a 25:18 minute long "Meet the Girls of "Taxi" featurettes, starting off, oddly enough with Ron Jeremy (intermittently presented throughout the feature). There was then a 14:15 minute long "Latka's Gag Garage" featurettes was shown, essentially a collection of cast anecdotes and clips of them around the set, a 17:07 minute initial script reading by most of the cast (Ron Jeremy wasn't present initially but came in soon enough), two photogalleries (one general one and the other for the BTS), and three trailers (Not Really The Dukes of Hazzard, Untapped Assets #2, and Teen Motherfuckers). There was also a slip case and a true double sided DVD cover, the first disc offering some spam and a 29:45 minute long version of the movie without sex using the "Flick @ Night" approach they used on "Dukes".

Kirsten Price

Condoms: Some

Audio/Video Quality: Taxi A Hardcore Parody was presented in a colorful 1.78:1 ratio, anamorphic widescreen, offering as shot by director Anton Slayer for Vouyer Media using the 480p resolution and MPEG-2 codec typical of standard definition projects (for the record, it was shot in 1080i). The initial reaction I had was to appreciate how much more time Vouyer Media spent on making this one look at least something like the original show compared to some of Anton's earlier works. The pornified sets were again better than average for this type of show, the lower budgets and time constrictions not as damaging to a sitcum styled parody. The editing wasn't as strong as the best genre efforts but Jonny Grownwood and assistant director Nate Liquer joined Anton to transform the raw footage into a decent effort. The standard definition version of the flick had a few compression artifacts, only a bit of noise & edge enhancement, and proper lighting to assist in making the movie look more like the original, the script a reasonably pornified version of the show. In short, in terms of the visual esthetics, this title was another parody done reasonably right, providing various double entendres but not goofing on the show as I thought it would, the company watermark the biggest pain for me personally. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English with a 256 Kbps audio bitrate and 48 kHz sampling rate, the score close enough to provide an aural experience in line with the low budget original series. The vocals were clear and crisp here, showing an attempt to mimic the original show so many people enjoyed years ago, the opening theme song close enough to the tune the original offers up, my biggest complaint being some of the dialogue sounded dubbed.

Monique Alexander with Anthony Rosano

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Body of Review: Anton Slayer has not been one of the major "go to" people of porn parodies since tackling such projects a few years back but if his work at Vouyer Media is any indication, when given sufficient resources and time, he proves to be as capable as folks like Axel Braun and Lee Roy Myers. His latest sitcum parody is called Taxi A Hardcore Parody, a classic comedy television ensemble show about taxicab drivers and their workplace. What worked so well for the show was the writing and ability of each member of the cast to contribute, later seasons relying heavily on Andy Kaufman's goofball mechanic (to the chagrin of the others if the press is to be believed). In short, like a handful of other projects in this genre, the likelihood that there was so much to fuck up and so limited abilities to "do it right" made me wonder just how well Anton would pull this off, especially given that Wicked Pictures contract performer Kirsten Price was the advertised female lead of the show as Elaine, a role I would have placed Kylie Ireland in regardless of the company's affiliation with Wicked.

Jenny Hendrix with Mick Blue

The company press release described the project like this: "Vouyer Media is pleased to announce that it is following the critical and commercial success of the AVN and XBIZ Editor's Choice Not Really...The Dukes Of Hazzard: A Hardcore Parody with a XXX tribute to another iconic piece of the late 70's television landscape: Vouyer Media's Taxi: A Hardcore Parody. 2010 AVN award nominated parody creator and Dukes director Anton Slayer has imbued his latest carnal creation with the same winning blend of lighthearted comedy and sizzling sex that's kept his last release in the best seller charts for five months and counting. Slayer's famed attention to detail is evident everywhere in this lavish new production, with AVN, AFAA and F.A.M.E. award winning industry veteran Ron Jeremy portraying Louis De Palma, the perpetually pessimistic head dispatcher of the Sunshine Cab Company. It's the role initially made memorable with Emmy winning gusto by Danny DeVito. For the project's female lead, Slayer secured the services of Wicked Pictures contract superstar and 2010 AVN Awards show host Kirsten Price. The vivacious redhead breathes sexy new life into the role of lovelorn Elaine O'Connor Nardos, Louis' not-so-obscure object of desire. It's a landmark performance that marks the first time one of the iconic Wicked Girls has taken the lead in such an outside production. In addition to Jeremy and Price, Slayer keeps the star power flowing with the likes of Monique Alexander, who shines in a torrid tryst with Anthony Rosano, who portrays Louis' perpetually optimistic foil Tony Banta. More sensual highlights come courtesy of busty Vouyer Media favorite Krissy Lynn, who wraps herself around acclaimed industry veteran Evan Stone in a lighthearted romp that's as sexy as it is funny. Fans of truly million-watt star power will also enjoy the hardballing performances delivered by such multiple AVN award winners as Eva Angelina and Jenny Hendrix. The plentiful DVD extras allow the viewer a backstage look at virtually every aspect of the movie's development, from the initial table readings of the script to final day of location shooting. These extras make it easy to see that the same attention to detail that made Not Really...The Dukes Of Hazzard: A Hardcore Parody a hit with fans and critics has been lavished on this new production by the director. "I'm a huge fan of the original series, and I want to do justice to it," Slayer says succinctly. "From the vintage Checker cabs to Louis' caged-in dispatch office, everything that made the original so unique is replicated in this new version." Vouyer Media's Taxi: A Hardcore Parody. It's an all-new, all-HD, all-XXX interpretation of an enduring classic that comes complete with award-winning contract girls, high production values, and incomparable sex." Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that some condoms were used for those still interested:

Krissy Lynn with the mighty Evan Stone

Scene One: Eva Angelina, a popular Latina with a smoking hot body, was up first as a passenger in the cab driven by Jack Lawrence, an aspiring actor. She was wearing a black bikini outfit with boots, fishnet arm wraps, and stockings, the sexy babe coming on to him as he eventually ended up fingering her to orgasm. His attentive hand and mouth warmed her up so she reciprocated with an aggressive blowjob, throwing herself into her work before they vaginally boned in several positions. Eva was an active rider and showed a lot of joy in her actions, the chemistry between her and Jack sketchy at best but not as important thanks to her level of enthusiasm. The cab was way too clean to fit the show and the dark alleyway they did the deed in was too much like a set but Eva was still a class act right up until he unleashed his wad of genetic juice to her face.

The second disc was full of extras

Scene Two: Kirsten Price, playing Elaine (the redhead on the center of the cover; bringing up a valid point about the relative lack of women on the cover, a decidedly bold move these days even if the flap helped display some heated sex acts), was up next on a date with Mark Wood. She was wearing a bright blue dress and striped bikini undies, her great ass showcased nicely by the thong. She took off the dress to get comfortable with him, the two kissing and caressing before she gave him a fine hummer. He gave as well as he received, Kirsten actively riding him vaginally, but only when a condom was used. As usual, it came out of nowhere (the condom) and they broke for him to rim her but the only thing going into her ass was her own finger, her comments about "fuck me in the ass" falling short of the mark. Kirsten did give some decent dirty talk though, Mark removing the rubber to unload a wad of population pudding on her face.

Scene Three: Monique Alexander, a popular blond with a lean body, was up next as she comforted Anthony Rosano, the man again reprising his role of a Tony Danza character (at least as well as he did in another parody). He was beat up in the ring and she was consoling him, the couple kissing in the perfectly clean locker room before he removed her clothing to reveal a delicious looking set of light purple panties. Those came off too and he ate her out, her verbal appreciation rewarded with her slobbing his knob actively during the 69. It was a short blowjob but she actively rode his pecker vaginally with a degree of flair, their chemistry enhancing the moment a lot. They continued going at it until he withdrew to jerk off some semen to her ass cheek, Monique looking as good as ever in the well lit room.

Scene Four: Jenny Hendrix, a curvy blond bombshell with a great ass, was up next in a tight red dress playing a hooker for Mick "Latka" Blue, the couple going into the back room where she peeled off his pants to find his cock to her liking. She dropped his drawers and sucked him off, making noises as she increasingly got into the act. This led to some very active vaginal riding on her part, Mick eventually giving her some oral pleasure both front and back. The camera work was not optimal at all times during the scene and it did not take full advantage of the lighting but Jenny is a great piece of ass no matter what else is going on, her fleshy cheeks rippling delightfully as she impaled herself on his dick. The scene ended with Jenny sucking him off and jerking his rod, taking his facial with great chemistry and passion.

Scene Five: Krissy Lynn, another attractive blond with nice curves, was up last with the mighty Evan Stone, her professional attire looking much better on the floor than on herself. They disrobed and she sucked him off heatedly, Evan reciprocating before they engaged in some heated vaginal penetration in a few positions. While she was not nearly as active a rider as Jenny (how many ladies can be?), she looked like a good match for the popular meat puppet as they banged on the brown leather couch. The modestly warm scene ended when he tossed off some sperm to her face but it lacked some of the heat a few other scenes presented.

Bonus Scene: Not Really The Dukes of Hazzard: Monique Alexander, the former contract starlet at another company, was up next already getting nailed by Mark "Kooter" Wood, the mechanic plowing her as if the first half of the scene was MIA. She actively rode his pecker and provided ample taste testing, slobbing her own juices from his dick, until he felt obligated to do the same for her (though not as well). He provided full service in the oral, even eating her asshole, going back to boning her before jerking off a small wad of semen to her face. The lack of chemistry weakened the action here but she did look good all the same.

Bonus Scene: In Thru The Back Door #4: Jenny Hendrix, the hotty featured on the front DVD cover, was up last wearing neon pink mesh panties and a matching top. The tease montage was as good as the others, maybe better, and she seemed to be really fresh when talking to Vince during the interview. As she continued to tease on the couch, Sascha came up behind her to savor the taste of her perfect pucker. He also fingered her but t was clear that she liked having her private parts played with and he was readying her for some major action in the ass (as advertised: a "rare" anal scene by the lady). She did ATM as part of the warm up and they then moved to her taking his dick in her ass. She was generally passive about the act so it did little for me but her physical appeal largely made up for that (and her newness to anal showed when she took a brief respite during the lengthier oral during some of the ATM). The ending hummer led to a much hotter vaginal romp and she effectively drained his nuts dry that way with him rubbing out the facial to close it up. (Jenny saying she loved getting fucked in the ass and how it was the "best scene ever").

Summary: Taxi A Hardcore Parody by director Anton Slayer for Vouyer Media had a lot of little nods to the original show that I liked, be it from Ron's portrayal of Louie, Frady as Jim, or even Anthony as Tony but it lacked some consistency on the dialogue portions, the show admittedly not one of the easier ones to "get right". Still, the sex was generally strokable with sufficient replay value to merit a rating of Recommended, the parody showing Anton climbing up the ladder of recognition much like some of his peers have in recent years. In short, the double disc set for Taxi A Hardcore Parody was fun, well worth checking out, and full of potential for an even better sequel should someone get ambitious, only one scene using a condom and the extras all worth checking out.

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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