Of all the wannabes and pretenders-to-the-throne in the ass kingdom, Ben Dover, a very popular European anal ensemble piece, is the homage to the long-running Buttman series.
The butt-infatuated camera, the in-public pick-up ploys, even the butt henchmen (just by coincidence, there's a "Mario" character) are here. What makes the first American entry, Ben Dover: Banned In Britain, unique is its crisp sense of horseplay. Ben Dover's (played by the Bob Hoskins-sounding Steven Perry) line of b.s., unlike Buttman's tortured hemming and hawing, is rascally pick-up singles bar raparteé honed to an edge.
A series of four "road" adventures illustrates the point and introduces some pretty good-looking ladies in the process. Most of the action is anal though I couldn't swear to it in a court of law that lead-off gal, blondish and leggy Penny Lloyd Fox succumbs to the verbal advances, though her stockings and "suspenders" get a pretty good workout. The sultry Aisha's Anglo-Indian heritage is a springboard for some hilarious give and take, with strong-limbed Aisha subsequently taking it up her luxuriously appointed round ass.
And, like Stagliano, Ben Dover occasions the moment by diving into the pile as when he and Mario of the ponytail and washboard abdominals gang tackle Linda of the wild mane (the pick-up scene is on a train) soon after Mario's delivered an exquisite side-saddle asshole insertion.
Conceding that there may be viewers who'll find the table-setting verbal riff a bit tedious, the overall prediction suggests that Ben Dover will ignite the collective anal consciousness in a spectacular way. Get on the ground floor of the new fashion trend by bending over backwards to stock this new series.