Cast: Bailey Blue, Ramon Nomar, Romi Rain, Maddy O’Reilly, Anikka Albrite, Prince Yahshua, Bonnie Rotten, Skin Diamond, AJ Applegate, Mr. Pete
Length: 187:23 minutes
Date of Production: 2015
Extras: The best extra was the 15:56 minute long Behind the Scenes feature, some footage from the ladies being made up and other footage from the photoshoot for the cover, with a little more but only a little more from around the scenes. The only other extras were two trailers, and a photogallery with some web info.
Audio/Video Quality: Performers of the Year 2015 was presented in a crisp anamorphic widescreen color as released by director Dreadneck (another name for Derek Dozer) for Elegant Angel. The lighting was plentiful and the general camera work was good though there were times when the framing could have been better and the footage not edited out. Otherwise, the editing by “CD” (Craig Daze, formerly associated with Tom Byron productions) provided a very polished look and emulated the previous incarnations of the company lineup quite well. The 2.0 Dolby Digital English track was pretty basic with little separation or dynamic range yet I could hear the cast well enough in most cases, the music not credited this time.
Body of Review: Dreadneck is a talented director at Elegant Angel that works elsewhere under the name Derek Dozer, the latest flick of his for the company that I have been handed to review called Performers of the Year 2015, a gonzo title The company website described the movie like this: “Elegant Angel presents Performers Of The Year 2015. Our most anticipated release of the year! Featuring 7 of this years hottest and award winning / nominated performers including AVN Performer of the Year Annika Albrite. This movie has it all 5 brand new scenes with Anal, Interracial, Girl/Girl, Squirting and more! Starring Annika Albrite, AJ Applegate, Maddy O'Reilly, Romi Rain, Bonnie rotten, Skin Diamond and Dahlia Sky. Enjoy!” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Bailey Blue, a gal with lightened hair and pretty eyes that is also known as Dahlia Sky (the front cover calls her that while the company website goes with Bailey), was up first with Ramon Nomar, the scene starting off with some interview material edited in with her teasing in black lingerie in front of a fireplace. While cute and a decent performer, she was a total long shot when nominated last year, no credible source suggesting she would win top performer for AVN this past January. That said, she is an attractive woman with a pleasing ass, the gal bending over and arching her back to enhance the shape of her ass during the tease, Ramon bossing her around when the interview ended. He rimmed her as she knelt on the round white ottoman, gobbling her gash and pawing her once he unfastened the snap on her black panties. She fingered herself as he shoved his tongue in her ass too, her fingering extending to her pucker for a double treat as he slid out of his pants and then fed her his raging boner. She slobbed his knob and applied some hand to gland friction as he fingered her ass too, the gal nuzzling his nuts before trying to throat him to the bone as she sat down, Ramon going back for more oral on her repeatedly before they started banging vaginally, then anally. She was a very passive rider most of the time, some limited additional oral included once she engaged him at her best in her most active cowgirl variations, the gal draining is dragon of sperm primarily via how tight her ass was as he boned her, Ramon unleashing the bulk of his seed on her mug for her to enjoy tasting. The company website described the scene like this: “Bailey Blue is the centerpiece that ties the whole room together when she plops down and starts rubbing her goodies for this 35 minute hardcore scene. She's right where Ramon wants her... and she's making sure her bottom is very accessible for his dick! This sexy blonde goes all out giving Ramon everything he wants, including her ass for an anal drilling that buries him to the balls in her butt!”
Scene Two: Romi Rain, the curvy brunette shown on the far right side of the front cover, and juicy booty Maddy O’Reilly, the hotty shown on the second from the left side, were up next in a lesbian scene. Both of these ladies earned a lot of accolades for their body of work in the nominating year, neither winning the top award but both of them thought of very highly by scores of voters. The annoying tease mixed in with the interviews was doubly painful here since many people prefer the tease and then sex as part of the scene while leaving the interview material on the extras portion but this was how Derek wanted to showcase the talent. The ladies were then shown in sheer black lingerie on a faded red couch going at each other, kissing and caressing with special attention put on sucking nipples, pussy, and ass though the fingers were a special spot too. Romi took charge at first, devouring Maddy’s neatly trimmed snatch and fingering her as she choked the gal, Maddy then diving into Romi’s perfect pucker to rim the beloved brunette in return. The level of chemistry and eye contact was decent here, Romi then moving to Maddy’s sweet ass, spanking her charge and dominating her with dirty talk before Romi’s bald beaver was again the center of attention for the youthful hotty. The scene ended with the couple cuddling half off the couch and onto the floor, light kisses given as they embraced. The company website described the scene like this: “Maddy O'reilly and Romi Rain get together to eat some pussy in the raw, for this 33 minute lesbian scene. We tried shooting the solo segments at once with the sexy brunettes separated by a mere partition, but the smell of sex was too strong of an attraction - the two MILFs started cozying up to each other before long, and nobody wanted to stop them... it was too hot!”
Scene Three: Anikka Albrite, the beautiful bright blond bombshell with the gorgeous eyes seen on the third from the left on the front cover, was up next as the actual winner of the AVN female performer of the year, in a scene with studly Prince Yahshua. Her tease was in skimpy black lingerie and she was especially pleasant discussing her win, the tease including her going head down and ass up on a shiny black piano as the camera spotlighted her glorious ass a bunch. The tease was far too short and her interview should have been moved to an extra but Prince immediately went down on her hairy snatch as she reclined in a clear plastic half circle seat whose reflection showed the camera operating director as Anikka purred for the good job Prince was doing on her cookie. Her thong was pulled to the side and her legs spread wide in the air as he serviced her, Anikka fawning over him before kissing him on the mouth and kneeling down to reciprocate orally in a particularly cheerful moment. She nuzzled his nuts as she stroked his meaty member, the gal then aggressively inhaling his cock with relative ease in a manner most of her peers did not show in this movie’s scenes, her superior eye contact just one more thing to truly admire about the wonderful young lady. Her enthusiasm and energy was contagious and Prince cranked it up a notch to keep up with her, going back down on her to rim her precious pucker and diddle her juicy snatch before some active vaginal penetration positions started with doggy. Her ass cheeks rippled delightfully well and she enjoyed pushing back to meet his thrusts, Prince taking additional time to service her orally again as they bounced all over the white couch and surrounding location. Some pucker fingering and more head milked his balls dry of semen from there, Anikka kneeling for him to plaster her waiting tongue with his manly juices though she did not swallow so much as rub the ejaculate on her tongue and surrounding area while smiling at the camera. The company website described the scene like this: “Annika Albrite masturbating ten feet away is enough to distract any man from anything - as Prince Yahshua finds out in this hardcore 38 minute interracial scene. Pretty soon, she's not the distraction - she's what's got his rapt attention while she smokes his cock and bends over to be tasted. She wants everything he's got to give, and her pussy can take it - after getting banged in bulk, she takes the hot white dick sweat on her pretty face and chest.”
Scene Four: Bonnie Rotten, a heavily tattooed brunette that had won the best new starlet award the year before and perennial best performer nominee Skin Diamond, a light skinned black gal with an exotic appeal all her own, were then up in yet another lesbian scene as the scantily clad ladies were alternatively interviewed and shown on the roof by the pool overlooking the valley. Bonnie’s skintight fetish outfit included red mesh stockings, Skin in a camo themed get up that enhanced the appeal of her body that is built for speed over comfort. Bonnie is currently hooked up with a guy so she stopped doing scenes with men while on her hiatus, the ladies taking turns going down on each other front and back, both of them offering delectable derriere’s that were licked, sucked, probed with fingers and tongues, and otherwise played with as they used spit for lube. Given Bonnie is the reigning goddess of gush, her squirting/pissing abilities as strong as you will find this side of a fire hose cranked to full, she pleasured Skin first, a lot of chemistry and eye contact as she got Skin off. Skin then savored the taste of Bonnie’s pussy and ass, using multiple fingers to stimulate the young lady which led to a plethora of sex toys used to push them to climax, Bonnie bursting all over Skin and the surrounding area a number of times. Skin give up some juices too but nothing as strong as Bonnie’s wealth of fluids, the ladies kissing and caressing at times with messy kissing at the very end to signify they were done. The company website described the scene like this: “Bonnie Rotten and Skin Diamond do not give any fucks who sees them making out on this rooftop and looking like a pair of pornstars. Broad daylight, middle of the city, and a wide open view graces their sexy skin as Bonnie licks Skin's ebony flesh, then brings her inside the lesbian molestation of a lifetime! You might wonder why there are no sheets on the bed... until you remember that Bonnie is infamous for squirting!”
Scene Five: AJ Applegate, the shapely blond beauty with brilliant eyes seen on the far left of the group shot on the front cover, was up last in sexy red lingerie, her mesh stockings and black thong providing that slutty look she has that could tame a tiger in its tracks. The all too brief tease on the roof allowed the camera a nice shot at her incredible ass and she ended up with Mr. Pete as a partner, the gal having some experience with the guy. She warmed up with a red anal plug stretching out her delicious ass, Pete fingering her pussy as he provided various kissing to the rest of her amazing body, Pete slowly pulling the plug out to torment her before he would stuff it back inside. He then unfastened his pants to give her his turgid boner to suck, AJ throating him with ease as she gave him that look of desire she is known for when ready to rumble. The playful oral led to various forms of active vaginal penetration, the ass plug still stretching her out for that technical DP feeling, her ass cheeks rippling nicely as they bumped uglies. Pete then tapped her ass with his cock and fed it to her, moving back and forth between her three holes as he saw fit until her doggy position pushed him too far so he plastered her face with his seed. The company website described the scene like this: “AJ Applegate will have you seeing fireworks when you spank it to this 36 minute hardcore scene. She knows what's coming, so she's in a hurry - let's just bring this shoot inside and get this blonde fucked! Mr. Pete watches her show him where it goes when she puts a butt plug in, then fucks her pussy while her ass stretches out. Once he starts giving her anal, the look on her face only begs for more...”
Summary: Performers of the Year 2015 by director Dreadneck for Elegant Angel used a cast of AVN nominees for the best performer award, including the actual winner Anikka Albrite in a variety of scenes that earned a rating of Recommended. That four of the ladies were tied to lesbian scenes weakened the action considerably, their best work always with men, and the relatively sparse tease footage always mixed in with seated interviews adding to the limited extras to keep the production from a higher rating. Still, with ladies including Anikka, AJ Applegate, Romi Rain, Maddy O’Reilly, Skin Diamond, Bonnie Rotten, and Bailey Blue on hand, Performers of the Year 2015 was definitely worth checking out even if minor changes would have improved it a great deal. I’m sure it will impress the fanboys who never have anything critical or interesting to say but for my money, I’d prefer Derek up his game in the future to garner greater accolades like the company used to in its golden days, only tiny adjustments needed to really shine this one up so check it out.
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