Released: May 09th, 2012
Running Time: 480 Min.
Director: Harry Sparks
Company: AMK Empire
Distribution Companies: Exile Distribution
DVD Extras: Behind the Scenes Featurettes, Bonus Footage, Interviews, Trailer(s), Widescreen
Cast: Celeste Star, Tia Cyrus, Dani Daniels, Zoey Kush, Skin Diamond, Victoria Rae Black, Cassandra Nix, Riley Reid, Hayden Hawkens, Vanessa Cage, Sarah Shevon, Katie St. Ives, Sativa Verte, Kris Slater, Talon (I), Seth Dickens, James Deen, Ashley Jane, Heidi Hanson, Marie McCray, Leilani Leeane
Critical Rating: AAAA 1/2
In Revenge of the Petites, Marie and her best friend Skin embark on their freshman year of college. Subjected to the taunts, teasing and practical jokes of the tall and beautiful girls of Theta House, led by the vicious Vanessa, Marie and her friends are left with no choice but to join a sorority for other petite girls. When one cruel practical joke by the girls of Theta House goes too far, the petites have had enough. With the help of a former member of Theta House, the petites set out to get their revenge in the hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age story.
Revenge of the Petites is quite the ambitious production, indeed, for a company that previously speculated only in ultra-low-budget, pro-am, mostly specialty fare. Borne of the ATK Petites series from AMKingdom progenitor Amateur Teen Kingdom (the AMK label was created to serve as the studio's features branch), ROTP is a charming throwback/homage to raunch-coms of the '70s and '80s like (most overtly) Revenge of the Nerds, Animal House and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. And with its abounding cast of hotties, all of whom get far wilder (not to mention nakeder) than anyone in those films ever contemplated, it's likely to pull in many a customer.
Marie McCray (whose character, like everyone's, shares her name) stars as a college freshman tasked with the nebulous assignment of writing a term paper on what she learned during her first semester. What class the paper is for (Going to College 101?) never gets divulged, but no matter. Over four "chapters," we see her and best pal Skin Diamond arrive on campus, try to join a snooty sorority of tall Amazonian girls headed by Vanessa Cage, get rejected, instead join a sorority of lesser-than petite girls, hatch a revenge plan on the tall-girl sorority, challenge them to a final battle of bikini car washing, and in the end absorb the important life lesson that "beauty comes in all shapes and sizes."
Also, Marie hallucinates throughout the movie that she's seeing Victoria Rae Black all over the place, and keeps effusing about how beautiful she is and how she wishes she was just like her. She even fantasizes that they have sex at one point. Of course, she has lots of actual sex with non-imaginary people, too, including two boy/girl sessions with love interest Seth Dickens and a lesbian three-way with Skin and Katie St. Ives.
A good majority of the sex, as a matter of fact, is lesbian—and you'll find no complaints about that here. Among the most incendiary displays of such are another three-way between Ashley Jane, Leilani Leeanne and Riley Reid; yet another one with Skin, Zoey Kush and Hayden Hawkens; and the show-stopping pair-up (which includes some roof-rattling tribbing) of Celeste Star and Sativa Verte.
Speaking of Celeste, she really gives the standout performance, acting-wise, of the entire troupe. As a performer whose talents have always been relegated to girl/girl roles, she hasn't been given many opportunities to show off her thespian chops, but here, playing the leading defector from the tall antagonists to the petites, she shines.
For all its giant flights of nonsensical fancy (e.g. is Marie is clinically insane?), Revenge of the Petites is a lot of infectious fun, from its almost unnervingly catchy retro theme song, to its genre-appropriate montages, to its occasionally sharp zingers about being height-challenged.
Add to that the monumental marketing push that's been placed behind it, and what you've got is one of the absolute must-see adult motion pictures of 2012.