Hustler has been pushing the envelope in adult entertainment since the early '70s, but it seems their smut has expanded beyond the glossy pages of magazines, reaching out into the land of cyberspace. The tour is teaming with imagery of models of the quality one would expect to see when flipping through the pages of one of Larry Flynt's publications, but aside from access to digital copies of said magazines, it also offers its members over 9,000 scenes, 100,000 photos, and access to a whole network of filthy niche sites. Isn't technology wonderful?
If you're looking for good hardcore fun, then you're in for a treat. These videos remind me very much of the porn flicks I watched as a kid, back when plot, dialogue, and elaborate sets were a common site in pornography. So, while you'll see these babes involved in a wide variety of niches and hardcore scenarios, you can always count on there being some sort of story to make all the outlandish action make some semblance of sense. I was also quite pleased to find a lot of the humor and silliness that I remember from those old pornos. For instance, there's a number of parody scenes to choose from; I actually just finished watching one where Sarah Palin look-alike fucks two Russian soldiers who showed up at her front door. And for something a bit more relevant, the new Donald Trump parody video is both funny and surprisingly hot.
The camera work, lighting, and sound is always superb, too. These scenes have a real cinematic quality that makes them stand out — particularly when compared with the current trend of hack-and-slash reality productions. A great example of this is a recent episode starring Audrey Noir entitled Our Family's Little Secret
. It starts out with a beautiful wide angle shot of Aubrey and Co. relaxing by the pool on a warm California day. The excellent use of voice-over narration, which simultaneously gives us access to Aubrey's thoughts, introduces us to the characters, and smoothly transitions from scene-to-scene, was reminiscent of what one might find from a Hollywood picture or cable television show. *
Videos can all be downloaded in a variety of resolutions and formats. Currently the latter seems to be composed of MPEG-4s and M4Vs, and the former ranges from standard 640 x 480 S.D. to larger 960 x 540 videos. I was told there was plenty of 720p here, but for the life of me I can't seem to find it. Even when downloading the "Super" high-quality option, I'm getting resolutions a heck of a lot smaller than 720p. That's a shame, too, considering the level of production values put into these scenes, and the fact that download speeds are more than adequate at over 2 megs-per-second.
Similarly, while the photo galleries contain expertly shot and lit, gorgeous photos, as one would expect from a company that's been photographing naked women for over 40 years, the resolution sizes leave something to be desired. Worse yet, we aren't given the multiple resolution choices like with the videos. Instead, we're stuck with average sized JPEGs, which can be downloaded in a ZIP. Admittedly, their slideshow is very nice and chalk full of features, but I'd much prefer bigger resolutions over fancy, hands-free viewing.
Speaking of the magazine, you can find tons of over just over 230 digital copies on the site. This includes many of Mr. Flynt's other publications, too, such as Taboo and Barely legal
. Sadly, there weren't any of the classic issues included, but I'm happy to report that the magazine is still producing top-notch quality content, and that there's plenty of those glorious trademark "spread-shots" for fans to drool over.
Membership here includes full access to the network, which encompasses 12 niche sites, altogether. My personal favorites were Taboo, Asian Fever
, and Hustlaz. All in all, it is a very well rounded, kinky collection of sites.
For nostalgia's sake alone, I'd recommend Hustler to anyone who has enjoyed the publication. But even when viewing the network without my rose-tinted glasses, I have to say it's very solid and reliable. They average well over 40 updates a month, featuring amazing production values and smokin' hot models. The video count alone should justify the price of admission for many of you. Admittedly, I would have liked to have seen some higher playback quality, but I think they make up for that in their sheer volume of content alone. Mr. Flynt, I salute you.
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