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Studio: Evil Angel » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 7/10/06

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended

Fresh Meat 21: Built Like A Bricků

Evil Angel

Genre: Gonzo

Director: John Leslie

Cast: Joey, Steven French, Mr. Pete, Arianna Alyse, Sunny Lane, Sascha, Syndee Capri, James Deen, Mark Davis, Karina Kay, Alicia Alighatti, Mark Ashley, Viona, Choky Ice, Bob Terminator

Length: 149 minutes

Date of Production: 5/24/2006

Extras: Say what you will about extras but the best extra is almost always the extra sex footage; especially when it comes to titles released by Evil Angel. In this case, there was about 18 minutes of material presented in four sections, excluding only the second scene with Arianna and Sunny. I could see why the material was edited out in the final cut of the movie but it wasn't bad material by any stretch of the imagination with Joey's scene lasting the longest of the batch (clocking in at around 8 minutes). There was a lengthy photogallery, a popshot recap, limited filmographies of some of the gals, a biography for John Leslie, and trailers to movies including Naomi: There's Only One, Fresh Meat 20, The Voyeur 31

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Fresh Meat 21 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by John Leslie for distribution by Evil Angel. As noted previously, John has long since surpassed the desire to show crystal clear visuals, preferring to focus his efforts on the kind of raw energy and rougher edged look that most of his peers only seem to fall into by mistake, though I'll be the first to admit I'd like his movies to revert back to a more traditional & well lit approach if at all possible. The levels of grain, video noise, and even pattern effects were higher than I like to see but the action, however marred this way, were still hot. The composition of the camera angles showed some care put into them, making the ladies look their best virtually always, and this is the strength of John's directorial ability more than anything else (as a producer, he also tends to make fine selections of cast). The 2.0 Dolby Digital audio track was as basic as gonzo porn came be, with limited talking going on outside of John's own directions in the background. The cast could be heard moaning & groaning but this was definitely a limited selection based on audio quality.

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Body of Review: John Leslie has long been in porn as a performer but his directing has been even better in the eyes of many so it's no wonder that his lucrative distribution deal with top flight Evil Angel has lasted so long. Essentially, he has a free hand to be as creative as he wants, reaping the benefit of whatever sales come in as a result. This has led to a loyal following of fans that appreciate the nuances John provides even when the lighting or other technical values are low end since the raw energy is much more an important factor in his productions. His latest title is Fresh Meat 21: Built Like A Bricků, picking up thematically where Fresh Meat 20 left off. John is a pervert with a camera who stays largely quiet as the scenes develop, typically taking place in the darker areas of the large house he used in most of the scenes. The choice of cast enhanced the dynamic of the scenes substantially this time with not a single scene left behind as a result, showing one of his strongest works in a while. Here's a look at the scenes by cast and actions, noting that the scenes varied more than a little from one another, not just in the part of the house but in who did what to whom and how, using no condoms as a result:

Scene One: Joey, a very cute lady with an all natural body possessing nice curves, started blowing hairy Steven French, and the twisted Mr. Pete on a comfy chair in front of some picture windows. The lighting was kind of weak at first but the trio had so much raw energy that I'd be misleading you if I said it was poorly handled for the most part. The editing of her masturbating as she recalled the event into her scene with them was a bit disconcerting too but it did provide something different. She sucked man ass (salad tossing) as they took turns boning away at her fine little cookie and otherwise blowing the one not in her pussy was decently handled too, leading to a DPP (double pussy penetration) as she yelled out with a combination of pleasure and pain. She also did PTM, cleaning their cocks of her juices, and then ended the scene with the guys jerking off to her face.

Scene Two: Arianna Alyse, the fine little babe on the lower left hand corner of the front DVD cover, Sunny Lane, the talented hotty on the bottom of the front cover, and aging lothario Sascha, were up in the next scene. It began with Arianna and Sascha making out as they stumbled into the house, with her blowing him after she took a piss on the toilet. They thankfully moved into the much better lit bedroom for him to go down on her, swinging into a 69 in no time before they actively bumped uglies. She was doing such a great scene that I didn't see how Sunny could enhance it but she walked in on them in her skimpy dress and proved me wrong by masturbating as she watched. Sascha then stopped screwing Arianna to slam his knob into Sunny's willing mouth and slap her ass as Arianna became the voyeur. Both gals attacked his meat after that and the contrast between Sunny's pale look and Arianna's tanned figure was cool. They screwed in several positions after that, Sunny choked Arianna with the fiction being that she killed her like a sicko. I wasn't too keen on that part of the scene, even though she was still breathing and her eyelids moved as the "living couple" continued the scene on top of the corpse. It finished up with a facial to both gals, with a quirky ending.

Scene Three: Syndee Capri, the black gal on the right hand middle of the front DVD cover, was up next as she primped herself by the mirror in her sleek black dress. She rubbed herself all over before moving into the adjoining bedroom where James Deen was rubbing his cock by the wall and Mark Davis was jerking off on the bed itself. She began masturbating; fantasizing about sucking them off before actually doing it. She was a solid cocksucker with very developed skills, continuing to do so as the men swapped out to bone her pussy and ass. She did taste testing and continued to show off her wonderfully full ass as able. This led to a very short DP but she was active throughout the scene, enhancing the action a lot until they ended it by dropping their loads onto her face and mouth.

Scene Four: Karina Kay, a very lean and playful hotty as seen on the upper left hand corner of the back DVD cover, and Alicia Alighatti, a gal with a superior ass seen on the middle of the upper rear DVD cover, took on Mark Ashley upstairs in the house next. Both sucked him off by the railing and seemed to enjoy the lesbian aspects of feeling each other up at the same time. They also savored the cock so the scene worked on multiple levels as they really treated him to a fine hummer and titty fuck. He ate out Karina as she told him to "stick that dick inside of me" with him readily complying. The various positions all showed the ladies as fully participative; assisting their female partner while Mark dove deep inside them rather than sitting off to the side like some weaker scenes have been showing elsewhere. The double facial at the end was decent too but the energy the gals showed in all the scenes to this point had me on edge.

Scene Five: Viona, the beautiful lady featured on the upper left had quadrant of the front DVD cover, was up last in a scene with Choky Ice and Bob Terminator. She wore a red and white outfit that did little to hide her curves, let into the house by John as she teased the camera so very well. She didn't say much at first but the tease alone was great and you can see her muscular ass on the cover as being a great one. The solo action was decent, though John's efforts to get her to say "pussy" a bit weird, and the living room couch served her well as she had a full scene with both Bob and Choky. She blew them, they nailed her pussy and ass, and it resulted in a DP. The DP was the weakest moment of the scene since she was effectively removed from any semblance of controlling how active she could be yet she pumped back on their rods in the scene's numerous positions and provided nearly as decent a ride as the other ladies I enjoyed so much. It ended as expected with them jerking off to her mouth and face, her savoring the flavor of their seed more than most would have.

Summary: Fresh Meat 21 once again proved that John still has the ability to compete with the younger generation of directors at Evil Angel like Manuel Ferrara and Erik Everhard. The DVD didn't have as much fuck for the buck as some of the latest titles coming out of the company (which have run in excess of four hours each at times) but the quality versus quantity argument aside, this was a finely crafted piece of work. I decided to rate it as Highly Recommended given the casting, the heated performances they gave, the levels of fuck for the buck and the interesting manner in which they were all put together. It wasn't cookie cutter porn, nor was it supposed to be, marking a title that might work for many of you jaded on the hordes of titles flooding the marketplace with little to distinguish them from one another.

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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