Steve Ward here with this review of Sean Michaels' "Bottom Line 2"
Tech Aspects: This flick is presented in high quality widescreen video. The Audio sounds compressed at times but isn't too much of a bother.
There is a nice long BTS reel with some interesting interviews with Dana DeArmond and Cytherea. Trailers for "Bottom Line", "Hose Hoes", and "Buttman's Stretch Class 4" Filmographies Photo Gallery Cast List
Overview: Sean Michaels is one of the most well known names in porn. Having been around as a performer since the '80's, Sean continues to show up in dozens and dozens of movies every year. As a director, this dude has made over 200 movies since 1991. Around the start of 2010, Sean released his first movie with Evil Angel called "Bottom Line", through the Buttman Magazine Choice label. I personally think Sean makes a fantastic addition to Evil, and am rather surprised they didn't bring him to the "Evil Empire" right away; instead he is currently on BMC, which serves as Evil's subsidiary/Director training label, with people such as Jay Sin starting out in the BMC camp before becoming one of Evil's most popular Directors. I expect Sean to graduate to the main ship someday, but he's only a few titles in so we will see. His latest offering is "Bottom Line 2", the sequel to his BMC debut; this movie has the beautiful Dana DeArmond all over the cover, so there's one selling point good enough for me! Let's go on a voyage...
Scene one: Cytherea w/ Sean Michaels
So the movie opens with Cytherea Doing a pole dance in what I'm assuming is Sean Michaels' living room. She is wearing a yellow corset and black fishnet tights without anything underneath, making her look something like a giant honeybee. We see Sean sitting on the couch having fun with himself as Cytherea walks over to him and starts giving him a rather noisy and messy BJ. Apparently her intention was to make as many annoying noises as possible and slobber all over the place rather than just giving a decent BJ (but I digress). So after a bit Sean rips open the Fishnet and gives her just a brief dicking before they get into the doggie style segment which goes on for a while. Then they switch to cowgirl, which also goes on for a while, Cytherea squirts 4 times during the cowgirl to add something different to the mix. Then they switch to reverse cowgirl where she squirts 3 more times and Sean gives her the standard facial finish. She closes things out by saying to the camera "I'm Back!", I didn't know she had been away. Hmm. So this scene is all vaginal and frankly pretty generic, aside from all the squirting and strange noises Cythera provided. The lighting, location, outfit, and sex were all pretty bland. Not the best start to a movie.
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Scene two: Totally Tabitha w/ Sean Michaels
Scene two opens with "Totally" Tabitha introducing herself to the audience and talking about her favorite things, which are pretty much limited to Black guys with huge dicks, giving blowjobs to Black guys with huge dicks, tittyfucking Black guys with huge dicks, anal sex with Black guys with huge dicks, and getting Double penetrated by 2 Black guys with huge dicks, which is just about the limit of ambition we can expect from a porn star I suppose. Tabitha is a mature blonde with an eastern accent, maybe Boston (she sounds like a Kennedy). Tabitha is shown wearing a pink dress with black heels. She has some mileage but the "Milf" and "Cougar" lover ought to enjoy it. So Tabitha Masturbates and we get into her fantasy where Sean shows up with a stogie and sans shirt (y'know, it's her fantasy). She gives him a BJ and they end up on the same lawn chair she was masturbating on (or still is if we are to believe this is even a fantasy at all anymore, very vague). They fuck vaginally on that lawn chair for the rest of the scene, occasionally breaking for more BJ, they go from Cowgirl, to Doggie, to missionary, and finally end up in the spoon. Sean finally pulls out and cums on her pussy and the scene fades out on Tabitha tasting the spooge. This scene isn't half bad, I like the camerawork and the outdoor setting was very complimentary. The Sound isn't so great but forgivable. Overall a decent scene.
Scene Three: Raven Black w/ Sean Michaels
Wow, now THIS is the stuff right here, this scene is fantastic. Raven Black is a sexy babe with black hair and a great ass, she teases us a bit wearing a black vinyl corset and fishnets, boobs, ass, and coochie exposed. Sean went for a little style in this scene, it is shot at a slower frame rate and the contrast and color saturation are great, giving this scene a very cinematic look. Sean should make all of his scenes in all of his movies look this good, he would highly benefit from it. So Raven struts over to Sean who is sitting on a bench out in the backyard area. She gives him a nice, sloppy, long BJ. Then he makes her crawl after him inside where the BJ continues on the couch. Then they get into the reverse cowgirl action. Sean has Raven gives him a rim job, now I don't get bothered by this normally, but it goes on a little longer than any F-M rimmer should. Aside from Sean tonguing Raven's ass to return to favor, this scene is all vaginal. After switching back and forth between reverse cowgirl and doggie, the scene finally ends with a better than average facial. What a cool scene. A little long, and I could do without the extended rim job, but this was a hell of a scene. Raven has the best ass, whew.
Scene four: Dana DeArmond w/ Sean Michaels
So here we get a nice little tease segment with Dana in a sexy mesh dress with matching thong and a pair of no-so-matching red pumps. Dana looks gorgeous as usual with her long brown hair and nicely done makeup. After our tease we get into the scene with Dana on the phone with her "husband" where they apparently have some kind of plan set up with cameras all over their house, Sean shows up wearing a batting helmet and carrying some baseball gear. Sean doesn't seem too surprised by her revealing outfit as he asks her if her husband is ready to go to the batting cages. She tells him that her husband won't be home for a while and brings him inside. Sean then starts to ask Dana why she is dressed up so sexy and she responds by grabbing his wiener and seducing him. So Sean drops his givadamn pretty quick as she gives him a nice BJ. This goes on for a while before they finally start fucking; first Dana opens up for some vaginal cowgirl/reverse cowgirl with Sean on the chair. The vaginal sex is pretty brief and they soon move to the dining room table for the anal. Sean fucks Dana anally on that table for a LOOONG time, before he climbs on the table for a rim job. I could've lived without watching this part but Sean seems to enjoy it. So they switch back to vaginal for a bit (remember kids, wash your wieners before going back to vaginal after anal, Some rather unpleasant STDs can be brought about by going ass-to-pussy, but they obviously cut after the rim job so Dana is alright). Sean finally cums on Dana's lower abdomen, and she tells him that her husband has been watching via hidden cameras the whole time. Sean reacts with a lack of surprise as we fade out. Great scene, although way to long.
Well I think this movie is a nice little gem among the crowded shelves of porn store's new release section. It's certainly no buy of the month, but it delivers, and that is important. Interesting thing is I thought "Bottom Line" was a butt/anal movie, it isn't really; there's only one anal scene in the flick and it never puts that much focus on the ass either. The first 2 scenes are decent at best, but the second 2 are quite special. I honestly believe that if Sean continues to produces scenes as good as the Raven Black scene, he is well on his way to being one of Evil Angel's legendary directors, he has the name and reputation as a performer, and his directing efforts are certainly better than a lot of what else is out there right now. So if you are unsure about this flick I say go and rent a copy and check it out. If you are a fan of Mrs. DeArmond, this one is a buyer. If you enjoy really good, well shot vaginal scenes you really ought to see the aforementioned Raven Black scene. A pretty good flick, not great, but not bad at all. I give Sean Michaels' "Bottom Line 2" for Evil Angel and Buttman Magazine Choice a Recommended rating. Enjoy!
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