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Studio: Vivid » Review by
Don Houston »
Review Date: 9/15/10
Director: B. Skow
Cast: Sophie Dee, Tommy Gunn, Angel Dark, Jon Jon, Mallory Rae Murphy, Johnny Sins, Monique Alexander, Mr. Pete, Evan Stone, Jerry
Non-sex roles: Nikki Jayne, Mike Maravich, Stomper LTP, Todd Todd, Robert T. West (narration)
Length: 146:35 minutes
Sophie Dee with Tommy Gunn
Date of Production: 5/26/2010
Extras: For many of you, the 32:06 minute long bonus scene from Gritty starring Mallory Rae Murphy and Scott Nails, will be the best extra. I described it in detail below, my preference regarding extras is that those specific to a particular movie are more important than bonus scenes like this. There was a 12:07 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Mike Maravich, some trailers, a photogallery, and spam filling out the extras here and yes, there were position menu breakdowns on the chapter menu).
Audio/Video Quality: Sex Crimes was presented in a 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by director B. Skow for Vivid using the standard definition MPEG-2 codec in 480 resolution for this DVD. The flick was shot in 1080i/60 high definition awhile back, though presented in the SD format in a short feature playing off his skills best. The lighting was well handled and this added to the pleasure of watching the gals in play as the lengthy scenes gave them enough freedom to explore their sexuality. The composition of the camera angles was almost always optimal this time, Skow seeing fit to try and enhance the look of the ladies at every turn as possible, the minor grain not bothering me nearly as much as it could have in less capable hands. The fleshtones were accurate too and the DVD mastering was well done (the bitrate hovering around 4.2 Mbps), even if the lighting was off at times (the company watermark will be bothersome to some out there but only some given its location). At times there appeared to be multiple cameras used on some scenes, the equipment not matched up so the edits were more readily apparent, a soft haze included at times that I could not quite explain. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English (in 256 Kbps with a 48 kHz sampling rate) offering with the vocals sounding flat and the music pretty decent. The aural qualities of the movie appeared to offer some separation and increased dynamic range, the vocals easily heard in most cases and mixed in with the ambient noises as well as music but some scenes were not as well handled in this regard as others for those paying attention.
Mallory Rae Murphy
Body of Review: B. Skow assumed the role of lead director at Vivid awhile back, the company history of evolving to meet the needs of the consumer such that it was long ready for such a change. Skow is best known for his "Brand New Faces" series that introduces newcomers into the industry but even on his features, he allows significantly longer sex scenes to unfold rather than the sub-8 minute trysts the company used to provide. His latest feature is a drama called Sex Crimes, the title referring to a murder investigation in the porn industry by a squad of hardened detectives, the group working under the assumption that they have only 36 hours to solve the case before the leads go cold. The dramatic elements were capably handled but it is the sex that will bring you back for more, the show starring Mallory Rae Murphy in what has been advertised as her first leading role at the company. The back cover described the movie like this: "All hard-boiled Sgt. Mallory Rae Murphy wants is a cup of coffee and a good night's sleep, but she gets more than that when a gruesome execution-style killing rocks LA's Porn Valley. Sgt. Murphy and her crack squad of cops have 36 hours to infiltrate LA's infamous porn scene and discover the shocking facts that ended an innocent life. After a searing anal, an aggressive interracial and Monique's nasty fucking, Murphy quickly learns that the horny are different than you and I." Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Question My Asshole: Sophie Dee, a curvy blond wearing no panties, was up first in the interrogation room with Tommy Gunn, his hand diddling her as she pawed his pants for his pecker. They kissed and she removed her top, Tommy spreading her on the table to go down on her before she graciously attacked his rod orally with superior energy. Sophie also gave him a titty fuck but kept going back to blowing him with the kind of enthusiasm I like to see, her voracious appetite for cock leading to several positions of vaginal and anal sex. While she wasn't always at her most active in riding the rod, she was quite vocal in her appreciation and willingness to masturbate as he tore into her ass. There was some taste testing but the chemistry was minimal, Tommy rubbing out a nut of genetic juice to her crotch as the timer counted down.
Mallory Rae Murphy with Evan Stone and Jerry
Scene Two: Star Fucking: Angel Dark, a much more fit brunette with a pretty face, was up next on a brown couch with Jon Jon, his big black dick intriguing her as she slowly seduced it out of his briefs. She wore a red thong that separated her sweet ass cheeks, her mouth wrapping around his pecker to slob his knob passionately. Angel kept eye contact and worked his entire cock (and balls), her accent getting him increasingly turgid as he teased her like she had teased him. She then masturbated and he ate her out, the two engaging in a variety of vaginal penetration positions until he unleashed his slight wad of population pudding on her crotch.
Scene Three: Self Inspector/Off Duty Beauty: Mallory Rae Murphy, the skinny blond featured on the right side of the front cover, was up next as she masturbated in the bathroom, her complaint about not having time to have a sex life driving her to some solo fun. Her skimpy undies were removed and the camera panned her figure a lot, the scene blending into her spooning on the couch with Johnny Sins. Since she was already juiced up and horny, it did not take much to get her pants off, Mallory rubbing out a second round as Johnny whipped out his dick to bone her. She was an active vaginal rider too, both of them taking breaks to go down on each other between positions. There was some POV work here too, her hand assisted hummers capping her active riding and personal chemistry for the guy as they bumped uglies. This scene also ended in a crotch pop, his spunk glazing her twat until she cleaned him off with her mouth.
Scene Four: Ride 'Em Cowboy: Monique Alexander, a heavily tattooed (and former contract gal) seen on the lower left hand corner of the front cover, was up next with Mr. Pete on the porn set. She was aggressively oral with him and focused her efforts with a lot of drive, alternating between using her hand and just using her mouth only until he reciprocated in a similar active fashion. Monique employed some dirty talk and showed a desire to vaginally fuck, rubbing her clitoris as he pounded deep inside of her snatch. There was some intermittent oral between the penetrative positions, Monique's enthusiasm showing regularly as she gave her all, Pete jerking off to her throat and chest as she teased him about his need for a shower.
Scene Five: Porn Set Hijinx: Mallory Rae Murphy, having chowed down on a colorful donut, was up last with the mighty Evan Stone and moper Jerry. Evan left to get some coffee only to return to find Mallory slobbing Jerry's knob on a mattress at the warehouse set, the muscular man joining the two by eating her ass as she removed her remaining attire. Even then began porking her pussy while holding her arms behind her, the men switching places regularly as she offered her full attention to their needs. She would blow one while the other tapped her pussy, Mallory actively riding and appearing to get off as they worked her over. It ended when Evan jerked off to her tits and Jerry let loose a larger load to her pussy and lower abdomen before the "COPS" styled narration tied it all together by solving the case.
Bonus Scene: Gritty: Mallory Rae Murphy, another bleach blond with a nice ass and attractive face, was then up wearing only a black top, her pussy looking tidied up as she seductively teased the camera until being joined by Scott Nails. Like the other scenes here, she was shown off in a dirty manner, the background making the gal look somehow additionally compromised, her lips soon wrapping around his pecker for the aggressive blowjob. He held her hair and she jerked him off, Scott providing some oral until he banged her pussy silly. The all natural gal was active when on top of his bone and she loved doing a lot of oral between positions, her lipstick left on his shaft as she completed her attempts to get him off. He throated her hard and banged her several times, Scott jerking off to her pussy to end the action.
Summary: Sex Crimes by director B. Skow for Vivid was fashioned in a spoofish manner on the dynamic so many are familiar with on various reality television shows like COPS, the story decent enough to tie most of the sexual trysts together in a heated manner to earn a rating of Recommended. There were numerous rough edges in need of polishing up and the choice of lead with Mallory Rae Murphy was a bit of a surprise, but she handled her acting chores nearly as well as her sexual encounters, showing some potential in the genre of feature smut. In short, Sex Crimes might not stand out compared to some of Skow's very best works to date but it was certainly entertaining, the light manner taken on the parody angle setting it aside from the large pack of competitors trying to copy one another so brazenly these days.
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