The latest edition of Vouyer Media's signature line is a prize package: three girls on three discs loaded with action, psychodrama and an overwhelming amount of heat - intense gonzo sex meets reality TV.
If there's one outstanding girl, it's Faye Valentine (now Faye Reagan), who does the most sex and is deservedly on the box cover. The only thing she doesn't do is anal. She does swallow 23 loads and is the personification of limpid teen beauty and dewy innocence, taking the exhausting ritual very much in stride.
Pretty, part-Asian Crissy Moon does her first anal ever - with four different guys - while a more experienced girl, La'rin, takes it in the butt by her side. Once Crissy gets that first big dick in her virgin ass, the scene is scorching. La'rin appears in two other scenes too, in effect, sharing the gauntlet walk.
Maya Hills, who starred in the first Gauntlet, returns to do seven anal scenes, each with its own setting and set-up. Her butthole takes a pounding, with A2M after each. At the end of the day, she's still flashing her cat-like grin. Most intense, arguably, is the one with a comatose Chris Charming in a hospital bed.
Just as riveting as the sex are the fly-on-the-wall segments where Vince negotiates with the girl before the shoot and where he has a post-mortem with her. They are entirely real and candid. For anyone who wants to peek behind the usually dropped curtain of the porn world and get some sense of how it works, these are required viewing.
Pre-noms: Best Gonzo Release. Best Director, Non-Feature. Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene: Faye Valentine, Rebeca Linares. Best Group Sex Scene: Faye Valentine, Rebeca Linares, James Deen, Jerry, Andrew Andretti, Steve Taylor; Crissy Moon, La'rin, Jerry, James Deen, Sascha, Andrew Andretti. Best Oral Sex Scene: Faye Valentine, 10 Men. Best Anal Sex Scene: Maya Hills, Chris Charming. Best DVD Packaging. Best DVD Extras.
Retailing: A great collectible item with wide consumer appeal.