The latest feature from prolific and popular adult feature director Paul Thomas is his first for Hustler and the first feature he’s made for someone other than Vivid, the studio that’s been his home for years now. The story is split up into two parts, with the first centering around Otto Bauer as a voyeur who eventually decides to stop playing as a spectator and to try his luck as a participant. The second follows Eric Swiss who is in counseling for various reasons and who ends up forming a bizarre relationship with this psychiatrist.
Like the best of Thomas’ earlier features, this movie has a story that compliments the sex and features sex that compliments the story. The acting is strong by adult feature standards with Bauer giving a particularly convincing performance, and the production values are up to the director’s usual standards. Things are a bit darker this time around, however. Thomas has gone into dark territory before in his career, but with Pervert things definitely take a more psychologically twisted route than most of his other work. It comes together well and the end result proves why Thomas is one of the best in the industry – he’s able to make interesting and frequently intelligent sex films, rather than plain old stroke films.
The five scenes that make up the bulk of Pervert are as follows:
Scene 1 – Lily Labeau And Derrick Pierce: Lizzy brings voyeur Otto into the men’s room where Derrick is relieving himself. She decides to use Derrick to give Otto the show he wants and so she brings him into the stall and goes down on him. They head out of the stall and he bends her over the counter and fucks her from behind, and the camera uses the mirrors here very well. She gets on her back and he goes at her missionary style and he chocks her until her face turns red as Otto looks on from the corner. Derrick pulls out and blows his load all over her face and Otto kindly offers her a wetnap to clean herself off and she gives him her phone number so that they can meet again. Which leads to…
Scene 2 – Lily Labeau, Sharon Shevon And Otto Bauer: With Otto now interested in getting in on some action himself and with his relationship with Lily now established, Otto has gone to Lily’s house to get what he wants but winds up getting in trouble when she catches him with her slave, Sharon. Otto and Sharon are collared and treated like dogs and Lily dominates them, smacking Sharon’s ass as she forces her to run on a treadmill and slapping Otto’s cock with a riding crop. Lily watches Otto fuck Sharon on the couch and then lets Otto fuck her face as Sharon rides her strap-on. Otto fucks Sharon up the ass and then Lily rides him cowgirl style with a toy up her ass and Sharon’s tongue darting around there too. Sharon sucks Otto’s dick as he goes in and out of Lily’s pussy and ass and then the girls tag team him and suck him to a big finish.
Scene 3 – Bobbi Starr, Samantha Ryan And Eric Swiss: Eric is out late at night and picks up the two girls who are playing prostitutes here. He takes them home and they soon realize he’s a bit kinkier than the average john. He has them put nylons over their faces and eat one another out and basically watches them fuck each other for a bit, holding open cheeks for better access and tearing holes in pantyhose where needed as the girls move into a sixty-nine. This is a short scene but we’ll come back to it shortly as we move into…
Scene 4 – Bobbi Starr, Crissy Lynn, Eric Swiss And Anthony Rosano: …this fourth scene where Eric brings his friend Anthony along for the ride when he decides to go get some more hookers for another night of kinky fun. Bobbi deep throats Eric with the kind of skill that would make Linda Lovelace blush and really takes control of the first part of the scene. She and Eric fuck from the standard positions while Anthony and Crissy Lynn spend some quality time together doing the same thing. They switch it up a few times and pass the girls around between the two of them, and finish things up by coming on their tits and faces.
Scene 5 – Samantha Ryan And Eric Swiss: With Eric’s relationship with his psychiatrist coming full circle and his penchant for dominance coming to the forefront, he winds up naked on the couch with him, riding him cowgirl style while he sucks on her gorgeous tits. He fingers her and eats her out and she sucks his cock and then fucks her missionary style with his hands around her throat as they get more aggressive. He fucks her from behind and slips two fingers into her ass at the same time. She rides him reverse cowgirl style and he blows his load across her stomach and pussy.
This shot on video production looks pretty clean presented here in a reasonably stable 1.78.1 anamorphic widescreen presentation. There is some mild edge enhancement in a couple of spots and a noticeable bit of mpeg compression evident in some of the darker colors and the blacks but other than that, there's not a lot to complain about. 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 is coming up roses as far as the look of the film is concerned.
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. The soundtrack is mixed in properly at a respectable level most of them time but there are a few spots where the music is definitely louder than it needed to be and as such it slightly overshadows the speaking parts when they do occur. Bass response is nice and lively and overall, for a porno movie, this is a better than average effort.
The extras on this disc are rather disappointing, with only a few trailers for other unrelated Hustler products and a still gallery hidden underneath the animated menus and chapter stops typically found on any DVD these days.
Despite the glaring lack of extra features, this is otherwise a very good presentation of a very good movie. Thomas manages to tell an interesting story without overshadowing the heat that the sex scenes need to work, and the end result is a fairly engrossing psychologically twisted drama that offers up some enjoyably kinky sex and some father unrestrained passion. A good film for couples or anyone who has enjoyed Thomas’ previous features. Recommended.