Review – Grease XXX & Dirty Dancing XXX

This past weekend, I got together with a couple girlfriends to watch Footloose (1984), a film more significant to my adolescent development than I care to admit. Not surprisingly, it was a rousing good time!!

Now, I’ve already shared my thoughts on Asphyxia Heels the World (2012), a pornofied take on one of the best movies *EVER* …but my little Ren McCormack girls’ party got me thinking about two other films integral to my youth and the parody versions I was recently lucky enough to see – Grease XXX and Dirty Dancing XXX.

 

Grease XXX: A Parody

It’s difficult to describe the awesome that is Grease (1978) – the songs, the attention to camptastic detail, and the jokes that went wayyy over my head when I was a kid. Though I get that there’s something to be said about a film being present throughout your entire life (so I’m biased? so what?!!), I really think Grease is just about one of the most perfect films ever made…

…so needless to say, the fact that I *loved* Grease XXX (2013) is some high praise!!

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(pictured: buy your copy of Grease XXX and/or watch it now here)

The story is essentially the same, just with some additional sex and raunch thrown in. The songs are camped up enough to give the original ’70s-look-at-the-’50s a modern tenor, and some Grease details are stirred around to provide fodder for more sexy-time action. This is all pretty seamless.

Riley Reed and Seth Gamble are perfectly cast as Sandy and Danny, looking more age-appropriate than their original counterparts (the same cannot be said for the rest of Danny’s XXX crew though – yikes), and Kiera King was great as Rizzo. I also really dug James Bartholet’s various roles, as well as Kurt Lockwood’s rendition of Frankie Avalon’s Teen Angel sequence (think “Beauty School Dropout”). All of the songs are pretty awesome here, but this one was especially well done.

Director Will Ryder’s attention to detail in conjunction with just the right amount of deviation made this film more of an homage than a parody – this project was clearly born of a mind that knew him some Grease.

Grease XXX is mandatory viewing for anyone who enjoyed the original. It’s all the sex you wanted to see in 1978, with everything you’ve always loved well-rendered.

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 (pictured: not Pink Ladies – Pinkie Ladies)

 

OMG… It’s Dirty Dancing XXX Parody

In spite of having many issues with the original tale, including depictions of statutory rape and extreme classism, I still to this day can’t watch Dirty Dancing (1987) without getting a little misty-eyed. And, in spite of its woefully long and silly full name and only about a 50% interest in parodying the source material, Dirty Dancing XXX (2013) brought me back…

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(pictured: buy your copy and/or watch it now here)

We get the same general plot as the original: Baby has her summer of awakening wherein she realizes no one is perfect, not even her dad. The Hoseman (instead of Houseman, get it? hehe) family goes to a fancy rural resort during Baby’s 18th summer, and our girl proceeds to dance her ass off… (oh wait, that’s Footloose – you know what I mean!!)

We see a bit of the back story between Penny and the hideously douchey Robbie here, as well as some Lisa action (!!) In the original film, poor Lisa doesn’t really get to have any fun; but in the XXX version, she’s able to see in Neil all the good qualities Baby misses.

Dani Daniels is perfectly cast as the lead, and she and Ryan Driller (as Johnny) make a decent go at a pretty epic dance scene. It wasn’t a perfect parody, but I liked it.

…or maybe it’s just that, after all these years, the power of the original story (and the power of the Swayze) is still that strong?

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(pictured: Dani as Baby and Ryan as Johnny)

 

Grease XXX: A Parody

With performances from Adriana Chechik, Brooklyn Chase, Coco Velvett, Gaia, Kiera King, Riley Reid, Trinity St. Clair, Anthony Rosano, Chad Diamond, Kurt Lockwood, Richie Calhoun, Seth Gamble, and Talon.

Non-sex performances from Evilyn Fierce, Melody Jordan, Rebecca Bardoux, James Bartholet, and Ron Jeremy.

Directed by Will Ryder for Adam & Eve. Released in October, 2013.

Buy your copy and/or watch it now here

Extras: in true Will Ryder style, the BTS footage was well done. Good conversations with the performers and really interesting insight into the production process. The use of so much green screen in this film was pretty camptastic and fun, and I enjoyed getting to see how things were shot in front of… nothing. Maybe I’m easily impressed, but that looked difficult. 

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(pictured: iconic!!)

 

OMG… It’s Dirty Dancing XXX Parody

With performances from Alexa Styles, Christie Stevens, Dani Daniels, MacKenzee Pierce (as Mackenzie Pierce), Chad White, Evan Stone, Ryan Driller, and Seth Gamble.

Directed by Jordan Septo for Septo Studios and Juicy Entertainment. Released in May, 2013.

Buy your copy and/or watch it now here

Extras: the entire second disc of bonus material isn’t all that exciting. The BTS footage often looked like someone just set up a camera and filmed the break room – yawn… I really like it when performers are interviewed, and I would have loved to have known how Dani and Ryan felt about playing such iconic characters. There is one long (cut off) sequence where we get to see them working with a dance instructor though, and that was kind of interesting.

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(pictured: also iconic, but a little more county fair than wax museum)

…and PS – trailers!! Though both fine, you can definitely see a quality differential via these clips alone. Check out Grease XXX, then Dirty Dancing XXX.

 

 

 

 

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