The most impressive, stylish Hustler release this reviewer has had the pleasure of watching since Kris Kramski's America XXX back in 2002, Hustler Centerfolds 1 looks to be the start of a terrific new line - and welcome new direction - for Larry Flynt's video/DVD enterprise.
It features glamorous porn stars (well, at least most of 'em are stars), as opposed to the rather anonymous porn girls that sometimes frequent Hustler product, all of whom have been, as the title indicates, centerfolds in various Flynt publications, including, of course, Hustler, but also Taboo and others. To a woman, they're all - in order of appearance, Nicole Sheridan, Katsumi, Jessica Jaymes, Tanya James, Alexis Malone and Sue Diamond - supremely sweet pieces of eye candy, more times than not adorned in such fetish trappings as thigh high black patent leather boots. Yummy.
Under Richard Hamilton's photographer's eye direction, the production's five scenes - three b/g couplings, one g/g/ coupling and one b/g/b threeway - are gorgeously shot and edited with a high style gloss and a hot house/trance soundtrack. Not that substance takes a back seat to style. All five scenes are wankably well energized with anals, facials, d.p.s. and gooey b.j.s throughout.
Pre-nom Hustler Centerfolds 1 for Best All-Sex title, Hamilton for Best Director - Non Feature, Avion and Mark Stone for Best Videography, D3 for Best Editing, and whomever - an uncredited Hamilton? - for Best Art Direction for the title's sleek, sexy sets.