Note: The following is a “quickie review” of a compilation comprised of much older scenes, many of which are not otherwise available on DVD. The technical values of the scenes do not hold up well compared to modern standards but there was a lot of great fucking taking place, world renowned director Joey Silvera participating on both sides of the camera at times; a plethora of top notch ladies included in the 18 scenes.
Date of Production: 2012 (the compilation itself); 1995 to 2000 (the scenes)
Extras: The first disc included a scrolling cast list (which I would have preferred allow the pause button to work), some websites, and a company web trailer. The second disc had a photogallery and the second half of the extensive movie.
Audio/Video Quality: The True History of Fashion Sluts was presented in 1.33:1 ratio full frame as the scenes were originally shot by director Joey Silvera for Evil Angel. The early scenes were especially prone to looking like grainy home movies or third generation VHS tapes, some macroblocking, moiré, and color distortion apparent in the various scenes. The audio was on the hollow side and while presumably cleaned up for the DVD mastering process, was still on the weak side in terms of the vocals and background noises. Still, the sexual heat of the 18 trysts was enough to make me press onward and upward here.
Body of Review: Joey Silvera has been a force in porn for generations now, his exploits in front of the camera long appreciated by me just as his more modern work as a director showing me that a broad diversity of spank bank material is available from his catalog at Evil Angel. His latest release is a compilation of 18 scenes from his “Fashion Sluts” series, the volumes included in this compilation coming onto the VHS market between 1995 and 2000, the show called The True History of Fashion Sluts. I haven’t seen any of these scenes in years but I recall the handful I had encountered as being full of energy, enthusiasm, and a lot of hardcore gonzo sexual trysts, the amounts of genetic juice, population pudding, and spunk inspired back then to merit a nod now that most of the scenes are seeing the light of day on DVD only now. The company website described the movie like this: “Legendary XXX filmmaker-performer Joey Silvera spent the 1990s transitioning from his long career as a top porn stud to his then-new vocation of director, producing memorable gonzo masterworks with his beloved "Fashion Sluts" series for Evil Angel. In gathering his new two-disc compilation of classic material, "The True History of Fashion Sluts," Joey unearthed a treasure trove of erotic history. Most of these pioneering scenes have been long unavailable in digital form. Not only do they feature some the hottest girls Joey ever shot; they showcase the blossoming of his influential, irreverent, reality-based style of direction, and they're a fascinating look back at the renaissance of video smut. With 18 killer scenes packed into seven hours of video, this intense collection is a massive value! Joey enjoys intimate one-on-one action with light-skinned black beauty Tabitha and sultry brunette Coralie, and nails Evil Angel's own Tricia Devereaux in an amazing early scene. Petite blonde Tracy Love rides through downtown L.A. wearing a "Miss Anal Slut" sash and tiara, fingering her pussy hole in public, then proves herself worthy of her title in a nasty tussle with stud Tom Byron. Mature bitches Monique and Katalin take an interracial butt banging from Sean Michaels. And there's hot stuff from stunning, all-natural Euro-slut Torri, gorgeous Filipina model Charmane Star, mysterious teen beauty Mercedes H. and sassy, dark-haired knockout Nikki Brantz, to name just a few. "The True History of Fashion Sluts" is an essential artifact for porn hounds and historians alike!” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Fashion Sluts 1:Coralie, Joey Silvera:
Scene Two: Fashion Sluts 2:Tabitha, Joey Silvera:
Scene Three: Fashion Sluts 3:Angel Snow, TT Boy:
Scene Four: Fashion Sluts 4:Lovette, Nick East, Jake Williams:
Scene Five: Fashion Sluts 5:Ice, Tom Byron:
Scene Six: Fashion Sluts 6:Tracy Love, Tom Byron:
Scene Seven: Fashion Sluts 7:Tricia Devereaux, Joey Silvera:
Scene Eight: Fashion Sluts 8:Johnni Black, Jon Dough, Jack Hammer:
Scene Nine: Fashion Sluts 7:Eternity, TT Boy:
Scene Ten: Fashion Sluts 8:Monique, Katalin, Sean Michaels:
Scene Eleven: Fashion Sluts 9:Torri, Folth Walton:
Scene Twelve: Fashion Sluts 10:Jade Diamond, Lil Mickey, Rick Masters:
Scene Thirteen: Fashion Sluts 11:Charmane Starr, Jon Dough:
Scene Fourteen: Fashion Sluts 11:Katie June, Karen, Andrew Youngman:
Scene Fifteen: Fashion Sluts 11:Mercedes H., Jonny Montana:
Scene Sixteen: Fashion Sluts 13:Melitta, Jay Lassiter:
Scene Seventeen: Fashion Sluts 6:Nikki Brantz, Jack Hammer:
Scene Eighteen: Fashion Sluts 9:Sabrina Johnson, Jake Steed, Brick Majors:
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Summary: The True History of Fashion Sluts by director Joey Silvera for Evil Angel is historical on several levels, much of the still popular gonzo craze derived from series like this, the fun factor and plethora of popular blast from the past babes sure to float the boat of many new fans. There were certain key scenes for me as a fan and critic to appreciate even more than usual, the fact that most of the ladies were not all shot out when the original scenes were shot making it a time capsule well worth considering for purchase, the rating of Recommended earned for the double disc’s lengthy (nearly seven hours!) set of great scenes. The technical aspects did bug me a number of times but the ladies were all well worth repeated viewings and the tease was superb in many cases, the back to basics way so much of the footage was shot working for me. In short, The True History of Fashion Sluts was an excellent primer on a time tested series that focused on introducing newcomers, perhaps someday the entire set will be released for collectors (if only in digital download format, at least that would give fans better access).