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Guilty Pleasures

Studio: Zero Tolerance » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 6/28/11

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Guilty Pleasures

Zero Tolerance

Genre: All Sex


Director: Nate Liquor

Cast: Raven Alexis, Rocco Reed, Miya Monroe, Mr. Pete, Sophia Santi, Mick Blue, Dana DeArmond, Mark Wood, Tara Lynn Foxx, John Strong

Length: 124:20 minutes


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 16:12 minutes that showed the cast getting ready and goofing around together (Raven getting the lion share of the footage initially).

Condoms: None


Audio/Video Quality: Guilty Pleasures was presented in a visually appealing anamorphic widescreen color using an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 as shot by director Nate Liquor for Zero Tolerance 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 5.1 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.

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Sophia Santi

Body of Review: Nate Liquor is a popular director at Zero Tolerance, his recent excursions into the parody world drawing him additional acclaim. His latest title picked to me for review is Guilty Pleasures, a five scene all sex flick starring such notable hotties as Raven Alexis, Tara Lynn Foxx, and Sophia Santi. There was again a slight nod to comedy with the advertised “Coffee Shop Sex Stories” elements added in, but nothing too boring to kill the mood if you’re looking for some quality time with your own hand. Sophia Santi was featured on the cover, the babe now trying to jumpstart her career by finally doing men, and for that alone it might merit extra attention by some. The back cover described the movie like this: “When Pete meets Rocco at the local java-joint to check out the slutty baristas, he gets a lot more than an extra shot in his latte. He's grinding in the coffee shop bathroom - but it ain't beans! Meanwhile Mark's becoming obsessed with the porn movie that his wife brought home to spice up their sex life, and poor John is "stuck" with a super-kinky wife Tara while he just wants to have plain old-fashioned sex. Each caffeinated vignette will have you buzzing with anticipation while these everyday guys get sucked and fucked silly by all the smokin' hot horny chicks they know!” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:


Scene One: Raven Alexis, a popular blogger on Xcritic and all around hotty, was up first as she took on Rocco Reed, bending over for him after baking some cookies. Her head was down and her ass in the air, only her skimpy thong separating her ass cheeks before he went down on her. While she overacted about the pleasure derived, it was a fetching sight to see her readied for the various positions of vaginal boning, the gal inhaling his pecker orally once coated with her own juices. Raven kept eye contact and used her hand a lot on his shaft, showing some connection to the man as she worked him over. As the scene progressed, she displayed an increasingly active ability to ride his cock too, his wad of genetic juice launched on her ass before the scene was cut slightly short.

Tara Lynn Foxx

Scene Two: Miya Monroe, a cute brunette wearing very little clothing, was up next in the home coffee shop when she propositioned Mr. Pete. Taken aback, Pete replied to her query about his cock size, the curvy babe inviting him in the back where they felt each other up before going down on one another and screwing vaginally. She had a girlish quality that I liked, a sense of playfulness about her sexuality that some of the more jaded performers just could not enact for the camera. She also had good eye contact and used her tits to massage his rod, Pete eventually bending her over the bathroom sink to tap her sweet snatch silly as she moaned out loud with a big smile. On technical merits, this one had some misgivings (shadows, cramped quarters, the mirror) but the performers came across as having fun and she was a modestly active rider until she blew him to completion inside her mouth using some hand to gland action to unleash his nut of population pudding.

Scene Three: Sophia Santi, the smoking hot lady on the front cover, was up next as an example of porn brought home for some relationship enhancement by a following scene, Mick “language butcher” Blue as her lucky partner. I have found Sophia to be one of the most beautiful women in porn for years now, her biggest handicap being that she did not do men and the increasingly lame spread of tattoos on her back. While her tattoo has grown tremendously over the years, Sophia has had a change of heart regarding doing men on camera, her ass fleshier than ever here as she and Mick went at each other sexually. This is not her first such scene of late, she has been very active working her newfound desire for cock, but it was one of the best in terms of her enthusiasm and energy levels, her blowjob and active vaginal penetration positions enhancing this scene as long term spank bank material for me. They were in the bedroom and their clothing cast aside almost immediately, the relative lack of tease weakening it for rating purposes but hardly a problem for most fans. She sucked him off, titty fucked him, and spread herself for his tongue nicely, her ass jiggling as she bounced on him in cowgirl positions. It was not the best scene in terms of performance but much better than I am used to from Sophia, helping to elevate her status for me considerably now that I know she came do a good job in bed. It ended with a facial of spunk and cut short as she gave him some post coital head, Sophia earning her keep.

Scene Four: Dana DeArmond, an anal extreme queen known for her spirited personality and frequent excursions on the internet, was up next as she propositioned Mark Wood in their house by showing him her butt plug entrenched firmly in her ass. She took charge and started blowing him, soon climbing aboard his cock to vaginally ride while she played with her own ass. The abundance of lube looked gross but Dana was no stranger to a pecker plowing her with ease, her oral proclivities leading to the anal where he smoothly slid in with almost no friction whatsoever. At that point in the scene, Dana became lazy and let Mark do all the work, her ATM and cowgirl positions reviving her interest level considerably though there were times when she appeared to just be going through the motions. While she overacted to his cock in her ass, Mark shared a worried look at times but it was not a bad scene overall (just very mixed in terms of her participation). It finished up with a facial of splooge to her mouth, Dana grabbing his dick to milk his balls dry.

Scene Five: Tara Lynn Foxx, a cute gal with an abundance of passion for her sexual awareness, was up last to earn some accolades as she agreed to the demands of John Strong, the man wanting just normal sex for a change. They were on the white couch and she aggressively slobbed his knob, drooling at the thought of his manhood as she teased & pleased him so readily. Her attitude helped make it more than a mechanical tryst, her active riding positions enhancing the vaginal penetration positions significantly though she too seemed to buy into the “louder is better” dynamic some of the others embraced previously. Still, as her ass cheeks rippled and she threw herself into the sex, it was believable that she was into the moment, diddling herself before John beat off a round of spew to her tits and she licked it up to complete the scene.

Summary: Guilty Pleasures by director Nate Liquor for Zero Tolerance really did not stick to the thematic bridge that was supposed to tie the scenes together but in reality, I don’t think it should have given the limitations involved. The cast of ladies was sufficient to merit some positive attention so I rated it as Recommended, the scenes starring Sophia Santi, Tar Lynn Foxx, and Raven Alexis each standing out as better than average. The replay value and strokability was as solid as most company efforts, the technical qualities typically pretty good (except the second scene), and the casting enhanced the final product to the point where fans of the ladies will appreciate it in most cases. In short, Guilty Pleasures was a fun fuck flick for raincoaters to enjoy, the sex never straying into extreme venues but providing some modest thrills all the same so give it a look.

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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