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Director: Mike Quasar
Cast: Gracie Glam, Chris Johnson, Kagney Linn Karter, Monique Alexander, Marco Banderas, Mariah Milano, Michael Vegas, Julia Ann, Mark Wood, Shyla Stylez, Anthony Rosano
Length: 138:21 minutes
Gracie Glam with Chris
Date of Production: 2011
Extras: There was a slip cover, a photogallery, some trailers, a pop shot recap from the scenes, and a short Behind the Scenes feature lasting 9:29 minutes that showed the cast getting ready and goofing around together.
Kagney Linn Karter and Monique Alexander
Audio/Video Quality: Intimate Things 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 a 480 resolution. The lighting was strong, eliminating the shadows and grain I dislike so much, the overall look of the show being just as good as most gonzo offerings these days. The bitrate tended to hover around the mid 5.3 Mbps area most of the time I paid any attention to it, the composition of the camera angles typically optimal for the ladies. The composition of the scenes enhanced the look of the ladies, each of them used to softer lighting in recent scenes, this particular cast able to handle the added lighting quite well. The sole audio track was presented in 1.0 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 but much like the gonzo titles he likes to 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. The voices could be clearly heard though, the balancing between those and the music capably handled.
Body of Review: Mike Quasar is a popular director at Zero Tolerance, his lengthy career full of humor and heated sex scenes few of his peers can match. His latest title sent to me for review is Intimate Things, a five scene all sex flick starring such notable hotties as Shyla Stylez, Julia Ann, and Gracie Glam. The back cover described the movie like this: “There's nothing quite like the feel of hard nipples under smooth silk or creamy thighs straining under lacy garters as they spread wide apart for a proper "dressing down." These lingerie-loving sluts have searched deep into their panty drawers to come up with the sexiest ensembles you can imagine and they want to show you their most "intimate things". Big beautiful tits pouring out of push-up bras, tiny skirts flipped up to reveal perfect round little asses bouncing along and begging for a "high end" pounding! And when you're ready to fire, make sure you blast all over those silk teddies and fishnet stockings cuz there's nothing these runway whores like more than a hot steaming load all over their sexiest lingerie!” Here’s a really brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Gracie Glam, Chris Johnson: Gracie is one of the hottest looking “youth” appeal gals in the jizz biz right now, her fine form enhanced by several variations of lingerie before the oral and vaginal sex led to Chris tossing out a wad of genetic juice to her lingerie covered stomach. There was some nice enthusiasm and energy to make it work, her strength lying in her looks more than the chemistry between them. The company website described the scene like this: “Gracie Glam wants to make sure that when you're ready to fire, you make sure you blast all over her silk teddy and leave her a load of fresh cum to remember you by. Go ahead and give her your very best shot - she adores big blasts of jizz!”
Shyla Stylez with Anthony
Scene Two: Kagney Linn Karter, Monique Alexander, Marco Banderas: Kagney is one of the best looking blonds in porn right now, joined by ever popular former contract (and heavily tattooed babe) Monique, for a lingerie show that culminated with the ladies double teaming Marco on a bed. The ladies proved to be cock hungry for him and rode him actively with a lot of taste testing, savoring his manhood before he eventually jerked out a nut of population pudding on Monique’s panties. The energy levels were solid, the amount of lingerie tease substantial, and the connection between them was a plus for the oral and vaginal antics involved. The company website described the scene like this: “Kagney Linn Karter and Monique Alexander have big beautiful tits pouring out of their push-up bras, tiny panties pulled aside to reveal perfect round little asses and they do all the bouncing along the way toward the cumshot they can't wait to share!”
Scene Three: Mariah Milano, Michael Vegas: Mariah, a curvy Latina with a sex positive attitude, was up next on the staircase providing Michael was a personal lingerie show. He was truly jonesing to hook up with her and she appeared to appreciate his desire enough to elevate the quality of the scene as well. This was another case of the guy rubbing one out on the stomach and panties, his spunk massaged into her skin as she enjoyed the afterglow of their vaginal encounter. The company website described the scene like this: “Mariah Milano puts her perfect tits and smooth soft tan on display in this glamorous sex scene proving she has what it takes to go up another level. With so much porn around, we have Zero Tolerance for any girl who can't earn five stars. Mariah may be our first six star slut!”
Scene Four: Julia Ann, Mark Wood: Julia is a legend in porn for a reason, the curvy blond providing her legion of fans with a lot of love over the years thanks to her figure and personality. She also showcased her body in lingerie and the artistic manner in which the scene was shot was okay except for too many fades, Mark ending up as a lucky bastard getting to again tap her sweet pussy and mouth before the modest pop shot of splooge landed on her panties and crotch. The company website described the scene like this: “Hardcore Centerfold Julia Ann puts her perfect body in play and lets her costar have his way with it. It's one thing to be a beautiful model but something else entirely to find a girl who maintains a true sense of humility and style as well”
Scene Five: Shyla Stylez, Anthony Rosano: Shyla is another well liked busty blond, her sensual nature always appealing to me much like Julia, the formulaic approach to shooting the scenes again applied with many fades. She was as active a rider as the others, Anthony banging away at her nicely before she took a panty pop too. The company website described the scene like this: “Shyla Stylez prefers classic black nylons to the trashy fishnet stockings many pornstars wear. She thinks of herself as a runway whore - somewhere between a high fashion model and the girl you get a blowjob from in the bathroom of a bar!”
Summary: Intimate Things by director Mike Quasar for Third Degree Films was better at providing a set of barely related sex scenes than much of what is out there on the market so I rated it as Recommended. The level of eye candy thanks to Kagney Linn Karter, Gracie Glam, Julia Ann, Shyla Stylez, Mariah Milano, and Monique Alexander, was very nice indeed. The replay value and strokability was as solid as most company efforts, the technical qualities just as solid as Mike is known for, adding this to my spank bank a no-brainer. In short, Intimate Things was not the most original series of scenes released by the company of late but there was a decent amount of replay value, strokability, and truth in advertising to make it worth your while if you appreciate the talents of the female cast members so check it out.
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