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Studio: Live Gonzo » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 4/25/12

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

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Jules Jordan Video/Live Gonzo

Genre: Gonzo

Director: Chris Streams

Cast: Maya Hills, Toni Ribas, Kristina Rose, Steve Holmes, Phoenix Marie, Mr. Pete, Dana DeArmond, Erik Everhard, Amy Brooke

Length: 154:53 minutes

Maya Hills

Date of Production: 3/22/2012: 3/1/2012, 2/23/2012, 3/8/2012, 2/15/2012, 3/2/2012 (the scenes, in order of presentation)

Extras: The best extra was the 30:10 minute long Behind the Scenes feature, some extra sex and the cast interacting with fans via the internet spicing things up this time. There was also a photogallery, some trailers, and websites.

Condoms: None

Kristina Rose

Audio/Video Quality: Gapeland was presented in an anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 widescreen color the movie was shot in by director Chris Streams for Jules Jordan Video under their deal with Live Gonzo. There was some variation in the lighting that added additional grain but I saw a few other issues as the camera kept the ladies looking their best. The editing was more consistent this time, rarely any of the scenes standing out as being messed up or really enhanced substantially because of it. The bitrate was on the low side (probably due to the single disc nature of the production) yet there were few obvious compression artifacts, the haloing minimal and given the sheer amount of quality footage on display, most fans will be quite happy. The bitrate hovered all over the place this time, higher than usual with most of the movie in the 4.1 Mbps range, but varying across the board depending on the scene. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English (at 192 Kbps with a 48 kHz sampling rate) offering that really didn't use any separation in terms of the vocals (there was some potential to do so here too). The dynamic range was also kind of generic, an area that seemed slightly better than earlier efforts and an area that Raul could easily improve to make best use of the great many home theaters in the hands of porn fans everywhere.

Phoenix Marie

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Body of Review: Chris Streams has been shooting porn for Jules Jordan Video for some time now, his focus of late being on the “Live Gonzo” line presented by Raul Cristian and Clara G.. His latest flick is called Gapeland, the strict adherence to the ladies doing anal with the resulting gaping assholes probably just what a lot of fans will appreciate given the manner in which so much domestically shot porn has been becoming sanitized of late. With a big name cast including Phoenix Marie, Maya Hills, Kristina Rose, Dana DeArmond, and Amy Brooke, I knew this would be another winner from the company, the technical values enhancing the material substantially for anal enthusiasts. Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Dana DeArmond (better than ever!)

Scene One: Maya Hills, the blond in pink (second from the left side) on the front cover, was up first with Toni Ribas, the scene shot on 3/1/2012. Maya bounced around in a tease montage and as her return to porn has been a display in her strength as a performer (she’s even better now than she was several years back), she was welcome here as the opening scene. Her dance skills and hard body were alluring, the wealth of light pouring into the house where she stripped outlining her efforts nicely. Once the music stopped, she crawled over to the couch where Toni was waiting, the gal wrapping her lips around his pecker for some knob slobbing demonstrating she still had the qualities that made her popular in the first leg of her career. Toni then took charge and began vaginally plowing her, a mix of taste testing and oral by both of them leading to the expected bouts of backdoor boning. Maya seemed to appreciate Toni’s efforts to get her off and actively rode the cock in several positions, Maya blowing him at the end until he jerked off some genetic juice to her face.

Amy Brooke

Scene Two: Kristina Rose, the lean hotty featured on the center of the front cover, was up next wearing some sparkling bikini lingerie and stripper shoes to accentuate her wonderfully curvy ass. Her dance moves have come a long way over the years, the gal partnered up with Steve Holmes in this scene shot on 2/23/2012. As expected, Kristina provided some rump shaking and an ass centric performance before masturbating with a long, glass dildo. Steve joined in to assist her with his mouth and cock, using all three of her holes at will to enhance his pleasure. Kristina was not as active at riding as I expected here but she seemed okay, the gal slobbing his knob more frequently than he ate her out and with greater passion. As the scene progressed though, she warmed up well enough to give it her all, Steve launching his load of population pudding all over her crotch to complete the deal.

Scene Three: Phoenix Marie, the fine and fleshy fraulein seen second from the right on the front cover, was up next with Mr. Pete and Steve Holmes in the scene shot on 3/8/2012. Her montage was excellent and she displayed enough of her feminine attributes that it should please all her fans, both old and new alike. While I prefer her blond tresses over her new brunette look, her solid body and ever incredible ass made this a tent pole scene of sorts, the camera catching her from a variety of angles in the house on the staircase. Of particular note were her pretty eyes and the way she used them to make repeated contact with the guys, the gal inhaling cock at least as well as the guys going down on her. That led to a lot of powerful penetration positions, her pussy and ass used in tandem for the listed DP (double penetration) as well as additional oral and verbal banter. The men ended it by rubbing out their loads to her face and mouth, Phoenix swallowing the spunk that she could while the rest glazed her face as she smiled.

Scene Four: Dana DeArmond, the lean brunette sported on the far right side of the front cover, was up next and as any long time anal enthusiasts would know, she was prepared to take it hard from Erik Everhard in the scene shot on 2/15/2012 (the day after Valentine’s Day). I know that many people have found Dana’s works in recent years to be a mixed bag of quality but in fairness to the internet maven, she looked fitter here than I have seen her in a long time and her tease montage was polished well beyond her usual antics. Her black outfit was enhancing enough too that it worked for her appeal, the tease including some masturbation action before she put on a performance for the camera by sucking Erik off while coyly glancing at the camera on the couch. I prefer some chemistry where the performers are so into one another that they lose track of the camera but Dana has long established her place in porn as an entertainer (her dialogue with fans via social media confirms the ham in her) so I really could not fault the strokable quality of the scene. Her strong oral led to showing her voracious appetite vaginally and then anally when they bumped uglies, Dana offering a wealth of aural grunts, groans, and cries of pleasure as Erik took her. The scene finished up when Erik stopped drilling Dana’s ass to deposit his splooge on her face, Dana licking the remains as laughing at the intended outcome.

Scene Five: Amy Brooke, the fetching young blond see on the far left side of the front cover, was up last as she danced in skimpy lingerie on the stairs. Her black mesh top and wild pink animal print bikini were nice but her luscious pink labia looked better, Steve Holmes and Toni Ribas taking her on in a scene broadcast 3/2/2012. Amy provided some extra tease that I enjoyed, her ass a shining example of flexibility and shape as she stretched it out to accommodate both of their peckers in a DAP (both cocks in her ass at the same time). She also ate man ass (tossing salad) and sucked balls like a seasoned expert, the wads of semen rewarding her landing on her tongue and face as they smeared her makeup.

Summary: Gapeland by director Chris Streams for Jules Jordan Video was a title dedicated to anal antics using an almost completely all star cast of anal queens, each of them having fun and pushing limits to go wild. There was great replay value and strokability going on in all the scenes even if I would have preferred to watch the scenes unfold as they were aired live on the company website, the title earning every bit of a Recommended or better. Phoenix Marie, Maya Hills, Kristina Rose, Dana DeArmond, and Amy Brooke were all talented in how they aggressively rode a cock in their ass; a few of them proving that DP action is just as easy for them. In short, Gapeland had some good technical values, solid extras, and a cast of very attractive women built for comfort so check it out if you want some prime stroking material.

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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