Young Harlots School Reunion provides three times the action of your usual Young Harlots title because in this particular DVD Harmony have package three of their most popular titles into one standard DVD case.
Dirty Secrets, In Detention and School Trip which you can read reviewed here give you the opportunity to take in the filthy antics of the depraved Masters of Gazzman’s Young Harlots academies as they tutor the all too willing students in every form of sex.
Depending on how your local video outlet prices these triple packs it may be forth buying one even if you already own or have seen one of the titles, and of course if you have never seen them before then you’re likely to get these at knock down price and will have over 8 hours of hardcore action to enjoy.
Most Young Harlot films follow pretty familiar plots so if you are in to young ladies at finishing school being fucked hard by the staff and each other then this will be bliss.
You’ll see all the old regulars as tutors and a bevy of new and familiar talent getting down and dirty in school uniform.
According to Harmony “Harmony Films brings you 3 of the best Young Harlots movies in one tantalizing box set! The most slutty, downright filthy teens learn how to become good little whores at the Academy for girls. These grade A students acquire extra circular lessons on ass fucking, pussy munching and cock gobbling.”
I’ve been waiting to get my hands on a copy of Malice In La La Land, the latest title from Miss Lucifer, for over a year. My expectations were high because the previous title from Miss Lucifer also directed by Lew Xypher is a big favourite of mine – Hell Is Where The Party Is.
Malice sets itself apart from most other contemporary productions in several ways and for that immediately earns points. Shot on 35mm film, on location it is something quite different from the hand-held HD Video productions you will normally find on the shelves of your local stockist. The cast features Sasha Gray as the titular Malice and Ron Jeremy makes a cameo appearance, two names that have recognition outside the adult arena.
Rather than anonymous background music or no music at all the soundtrack is carefully put together incorporating music, effects, dialogue and of course moaning. The dialogue is on the whole OK, though it will not be getting a best screenplay nomination at the academy awards. The acting and delivery by the performers is pretty reasonable too. Yes there are a few dodgy moments but in a porn movie, no matter how good, your primary reason for viewing is not to see a naked version of Hamlet. Now there’s an idea …
The story acts as a vehicle for Sasha Gray to get naked quite regularly and get involved in a couple of dirty scenes, one with Keni Styles and another with a couple of very dirty girls who just happen to own strap-ons. There is a third scene with Sasha that tantalises and then fails to happen but more of that later. When she is clothed she wears outfits that ensure you know she could get naked at any moment.
The story in brief is this; Malice is trapped in some sort of institution. The straps and kinky nurse gear around her indicate a cross between a mental asylum and a BDSM dungeon. She may or may not have got there by eating a mushroom of some kind … Obviously not a willing inmate she escapes with the help of a randy, bare-chested bunny and flees across the desert first to the bunny’s hole/house and then onward to a gas station, a strip club and a strange house of carnal delights. Pursued by the staff of the institution the plot encompasses some of the Alice In Wonderland themes you would expect, like the Cheshire Cat (Kenny Styles) and the Caterpillar complete with bong (Ron Jeremy).
A recurring theme is that of Malice’s pursuer (Dirty Fred) being sexually obsessed and enslaved by the head of the institute played by Andy San Dimas. At one point he attempts to masturbate while talking to her on the phone and staring at a picture of her. The psychedelic, weird and generally crazy atmosphere is quite well done and amplified by the use of some outrageously trippy giant heads worn by the performers in some of the scenes. The Cheshire cat being by far the best.
Everything about the production screams effort from the photography, lighting and location shoots to the box which is designed as a book containing a short graphic novel as well as the DVD. But what is the movie actually like?
Well … not half bad. BUT. Yes there are a few buts.
The sound is great, the dialogue OK and the visuals very impressive. The use of 35mm film gives the whole movie a less intimate (or perhaps should I say less in your face) feel than other productions you are used to. With 35mm film cameras shots take time to set up and light. You are limited to about 10 minutes of film per can and then you have to stop, swap cans and reload which amplifies the problems of shooting porn shoot where a guy’s stamina can be an issue. Cameras are not as mobile or as easy to place in unusual angles in confined spaces. That said the sex scene in the car outside the gas station gains a voyeuristic edge because of the camera’s dislocation from the action.
This isn’t the most intensely arousing porn movie I’ve seen but this title isn’t all about fucking and sucking. It’s about atmosphere and creating a twisted perverted world, which it does quite well. I suspect that the film makers could have made it more twisted. However whereas in a mainstream movie like any of the Saw series where violence and terror define the narrative any more BDSM themes in Malice would have thrown up too many red flags with the censors. Sex and heavy restraint are something that can easily result in a DVD being refused certification. A little more kink would have made this a deliciously twisted movie but as it is it’s just a little twisted.
Now to my biggest disappointment of all – the scene that never was. There is a sequence at the end of the film where one of the intercut animations shows Sasha and Andy San Dimas coming together in a D/s clinch in kinky outfits … and then the movie ends. What a wasted opportunity. Did they run out of money or was the hottest scene too hot for the censors? Either way when Suze and I watched it we were both hugely disappointed.
This isn’t a bad movie, it’s actually a very good movie. Not the fuck fest you might be used to despite the constant sexual theme and scene after scene of hardcore sex. Watch this one to be entertained in a way that you have never been entertained before and you will not be disappointed. Enjoy the differences and just don’t be too upset when the girls don’t get it on in the closing moments.
Well done Miss Lucifer and Lew Xypher for daring to be different.
Features: Sasha Grey, Ron Jeremy, Andy San Dimas, Kagney Linn, Keni Styles, Phoenix Marie, Alyssa Reece, Kristina Rose, Mackenzee Pierce, Sadie West, Chayse Evans, Juelz Ventura
Malice In La La Land has been a long time coming to DVD so when it dropped on to our mat I thought it would be good to give you a sneak preview of what to expect before we complete the full review.
The production is one of the costliest in porn’s recent history, the cost being increased by shooting on 35mm film unlike almost all of today’s pornographic films that use HD digital video. During the production one of the reels had to be completely re-shot according to our industry sources so that can’t have cheered up the backers and cause a bit of panic within the production company.
Malice In La La Land has been available on streaming for a while, the DVD release obviously held back until that revenue stream had been fully exploited.
What dropped out of the shiny red envelope when we opened Malice In La La Land was something quite unlike anything we’ve reviewed before. Shrink wrapped in plastic we received a DVD case in the form of a book. Hell the finish is like that of one of my old school books!
The cover art owes its inspiration to Sin Cities, the front featuring Sasha Grey, Andy San Dimas and Kagney Linn. It credits amongst others, Keni Styles and the omnipresent Ron Jeremy. I assume Ron’s appearance is a cameo at this stage because although the venerable old man of porn does still act when I saw him at breakfast in Berlin last year he has the look of an actor made (as they say at the RSC) for “character parts” these days. All hail the mighty hedgehog!
Inside the cover is a graphic novel of the film (Frank Miller will be smiling knowingly at this point), and the DVD.
Well, now there is only one thing to do. Read the graphic novel, watch the DVD and let all you naughty little creatures know just how deep the rabbit hole goes …
Gazzman’s “Young Harlots School Trip” has a lot in common with many film franchises from mainstream cinema and continues the Young Harlots series that pop up regularly from Harmony, one of the UK’s most prominent adult production houses. Like mainstream films it extends a series with consumer appeal and excellent brand recognition.
This particular instalment of the series has a one line premise “Lexi has been a good girl and is sent away to the states as a reward”. As you might imagine this is where Lexi gets bad. There follows 3 hours and 5 minutes of slightly over-aged school girls demonstrating every sexual position the director can get them to try.
The kinky attractions of grown-up girls pretending to be schoolgirls is undoubted and the outfits alone are a favourite with many men. What’s lacking here is the faux innocence that also ads to the fantasy, especially when played out between consenting adults – that is the knowledge that the woman who’s about to have her brains fucked out may be wearing the same uniform she wore in the sixth form – but that was a few years ago and she’s learned a lot since then …
So what we are left with is a DVD with no atmosphere and, flimsy collegiate pretence aside, no real plot either. The scenes progress and do their best to cover all the required elements of an adult movie. If you like predictable, mechanical porn film then this one will be perfect. There’s little narrative to get in the way of the fucking and no surprises when it comes to the sex.
The DVD extras are unimaginative comprising a cum shot recap and photo gallery.
This DVD will sell to lovers of the Young Harlots series and to buyers browsing the shelves of the adult stores because of the title.
You will not find anything in this DVD that you can’t find elsewhere. However the production values are pretty good, video quality and technical execution the same and in those respects at least it’s better than the raft of cheaply produced films with similar content.