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Released: Feb 01st, 2004
Running Time: 84
Director: Rod Lightning
Company: Torrid Pictures
Cast: Austin Power, Natasha Dolling, Layla Jade, Brittney Skye, Domino (I), Brandy (I)
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
The "Average Shmoe" factor should have decent appeal.
Perhaps the greatest challenge facing the San Fernando Valley in the 21st Century is how to come up with an original idea for a porn movie. The market is literally flooded with generic product. So much so, in fact, that even a shred of originality will raise some eyebrows - like Pay To Play has. Pay To Play stars real world contest winner Austin Power who won the chance to fuck five professional porn starlets, so long as he financed the project. Hence the title. Pay To Play is literally an experiment, and that's its appeal. Regardless of how good the product is (hell, a crap product may even make it more interesting), there ought to be plenty of interest generated for something that gives the average shmoe a shot at banging five porn sluts.
Pay To Play proves a few things. First of all, it doesn't take a porn size cock to fuck like a porn star. Austin Power is definitely the average shmoe in more ways than one. And secondly, it is possible to shoot an entire flick without ever showing the guy's face. Not even once - which is likely a blessing. And finally, while Pay To Play is definitely a unique idea, it is unlikely one that will spread through the industry. There's a good reason why people who fuck for a living are called professionals.
That initial feeling of "I gotta see this" wears off pretty quickly.