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Shades of Scarlet 2: Higher Power

Studio: Zero Tolerance » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 10/9/15

XCritic's Advice: Recommended


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Shades of Scarlet 2: Higher Power

Zero Tolerance

Genre: BDSM, Feature

Director/Writer/Editor: Mike Quasar


Cast: Abella Danger, Tommy Pistol, Kendra Lust, Derrick Pierce, Jasmine Jae, Marcus London, Karlie Montana

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Non-sex role: Anthony Rosano

Length: 121:53 minutes

Date of Production: 8/2015


Extras: On the movie disc itself, the only extra was a popshot compilation from the scenes lasting 3:05 minutes but a separate copy of “Kendra Vs. Karlie” was also included, a compilation of scenes by the two popular starlets well worth checking out all by itself, the bonus disc lasting 148:37 minutes and made specifically for this movie. It also included some trailers and a photogallery for the main movie. The scenes in order included Kendra in Modern MILFs 2, Karlie Montana in Bangin’ The Boss 3, Kendra in Let’s Bang The Babysitter 3, Karlie in Don’t Tell My Husband 3, Kendra in Kendra Lust’s Big Ass Army, and Karlie in Supermodels.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Shades of Scarlet 2: Higher Power was presented in anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Mike Quasar for Zero Tolerance. Mike was credited with almost all aspects of the production other than performing, his editing looking good on the footage he shot so well that took into account the framing, flesh tones, and camera angles. The lighting could have been more consistent in a few scenes but it was far from terrible, the aural components of the production sporting a 1.0 Dolby Digital presentation as usual. The score was basic but appropriate, the vocals easily heard in most cases, and only a little distortion worth mentioning, the production taking an “elegance through simplicity” approach.


Body of Review: Mike Quasar has long been one of the best gonzo directors in porn, his work for Zero Tolerance and sister companies often winning him and his bosses scores of awards and nominations as a result. His latest movie coming in for review is called Shades of Scarlet 2: Higher Power, a sequel to the popular BDSM themed movie from last year that wowed fans and elevated Karlie Montana’s stature quite a bit. The sequel gave Kendra Lust a lot of love, super hotty Abella Danger, and perky Jasmine Jae rounding out the cast of attractive ladies against men like Derrick Pierce and Marcus London, the D/s and power exchange play enhanced as Mike opened up the production to a bigger world for fans of the genre, the story picking up with a cameo by Anthony Rosano as Kendra portrays an investigative reporter looking into his death six months later. The back cover described the movie like this: “...the story continues. A small town reporter played by Kendra Lust is researching the mysterious death of erotic author Roz Collings in hopes of getting her big break. She could never have anticipated where the search for the story would lead her as she descends into a world of sexual insanity. Unsure of whether she is following the story of becoming a part of it, she risks her marriage and her life to get to the truth.”

The company press release described the movie like this: “Zero Tolerance is proud to announce that Shades of Scarlet 2: Higher Power is now available online and in stores. The highly-anticipated sequel garnered attention from Fleshbot and other mainstream outlets prior to its release, with the exclusive hardcore not-safe-for-work trailer cut specially for the site getting nearly a million views. Fans and critics alike have taken to social media to proclaim their overwhelming excitement for the epic BDSM blockbuster. The erotic thriller was written and directed by AVN Hall of Fame award winner Mike Quasar. It stars the incomparable Kendra Lust along with Abella Danger, Jasmine Jae, Karlie Montana, Tommy Pistol, Derrick Pierce, Marcus London and Anthony Rosano – reprising his original role as the salacious author. “I shoot a lot of porn throughout the year,” explains Quasar. “I shot 120 movies last year. The whole fucking thing is a blur of interlocked genitalia. This is my one pet project that I really obsess over and I'm ecstatic with the results. Everyone brought their best to the set and it shows and I thank them all very much.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:



Scene One: Abella Danger, a fine young hotty favored for Best New Starlet soon, was up first in a cage of a dark, foreboding location as heavily tattooed Tommy Pistol dominated her for the benefit of Kendra who was watching them from the bar. Abella was ordered to grab Tommy’s cock through the bars and then climb out to bend over the padded cage, Tommy flogging her glorious ass as she purred in approval as her g-string nestled in her ass crack. She was then instructed to lay on her back and hold her legs apart wide in the air as Tommy paddled her barely covered pussy and ass, the stimulation resulting in her respiration rate elevating, more flogging leading her juices to flow so he gobbled her gash, her body jumping slightly as he smacked her soundly. His alternating between pleasure and pain soon resulted in Abella slobbing his turgid knob, throating his modest member with ease as Tommy continued to put on a show for Kendra by yelling at Abella. As they continued, Abella’s makeup smeared but she paid it no mind, the gal bent back over, removing her stripper shoes as ordered by Tommy as he would otherwise be too short to reach porking her precious pussy, the pounding thrusts exciting the gal though she was most active at riding when on top of him, her ability to impale herself on the modest boner draining his dragon of sperm for the ending facial, her superior eye contact and acting ability convincing that she got off.



Scene Two: Kendra Lust, the brunette bombshell featured on the entire left side of the front cover, was up next with Derrick Pierce, her savior from earlier in the movie. Like the previous scene, the bedroom was sparsely lit to invoke a different mood from the usual corporate gonzo porn, Derrick teasing her with a flogger as he warned her. Given she had already had her eyes opened to all new sexual possibilities as her boundaries were expanded, Kendra was ready to participate rather than passively watch as he lightly caressed her body by hand before lightly flogging her to provide just a taste. This excited her so she relished it as he stimulated her increasingly harder, her heart shaped ass reddening as he worked her deeper into the lifestyle. Her clothing came off as he savored his prize, next focusing his attention on her boobs, paddling them while required to hold her hands behind her head. They took their time and she took to whispering her replies in a barely audible voice, Derrick continuing to strike her before eating her pussy while fingering her ass. Kendra then blew him to spec, throating him and sucking her saliva off hiss raging erection as the test of her limits continued, the two vaginally spooning before she mounted him in cowgirl where he fingered her ass as he drilled her pussy rapidly. Other than a small pubic patch, she had a bald beaver and was flexible too, her solid eye contact elevating the quality of the scene as he choked her and sweat rolled off their bodies, the action milking his balls dry of semen that he fed to her open mouth before she gave him some post coital head and swallowed.



Scene Three: Jasmine Jae, an exotic brunette with nice curves, was up next in a separate tryst with old boyfriend Marcus London, his reservations about cheating on his wife noted and ignored as they made out in a well lit bedroom to slow, erotic music. The scene was vanilla by comparison to the previous two, helping establish a baseline of sorts for Kendra’s character, Marcus pawing her and pleasuring her pussy and ass as their attire was peeled off one layer at a time. She reciprocated with a hand assisted hummer, the hand to gland friction getting him ready to pound her pussy, her shapely ass in the air as her head bobbed up and down on his rod. She nuzzled his nuts and rode him actively on top, sliding down to sit on his face before some reverse cowgirl showed her at her best. In the end, he nutted all over her hairy crotch sweat running down both of their bodies as they kissed.



Scene Four: Karlie Montana, a crazy hot redhead with a smoking hot body I have adored for years, was up last with Kendra Lust, both of them adorned in black bikini undies (Kendra’s accented in pink) as the blindfolded Kendra sat on a bed in a darkened room while Karlie brandished a flogger. Kendra’s wrists were bound by matching (to her blindfold) restraints as Karlie pushed her down and toyed with her. The flogging was intermittent and light at first, gaining intensity as Kendra proved capable of handling it, a paddle used on her sweet ass as she moaned softly. Other toys were used as they became more intimate, both gals enjoying their respective roles with fingering, rug munching, titty play, and even some strap on dildo work, Kendra pumping back to ride the fake cock as a means of getting off is it penetrated her perfect pucker. Both appeared to have some chemistry together and got off before the surprise ending, another cliffhanger allowing for continuation of the series if sales permit.

Summary: Shades of Scarlet 2: Higher Power by director Mike Quasar for Zero Tolerance was a solid continuation of the BDSM themes introduced in the first volume of the series, expanding some of the power dynamics and showcasing lovely Kendra Lust in a very big way. The four trysts starring beauties like Kendra, Karlie Montana, Abella Danger, and Jasmine Jae plus added a single disc full of scenes starring either Kendra Lust or Karlie Montana (“Kendra Vs. Karlie”) to merit a rating of Recommended or better. In short, taken with the first volume of the series, Shades of Scarlet 2: Higher Power becomes a much sexier look into the world of BDSM, the appealing cast diverse enough to broaden its appeal and serve as a nice introduction for those interested in the genre so check it out.

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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