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Released: Jul 21st, 2010
Running Time: 87 Min.
Director: Stormy Daniels
Company: Wicked Pictures
DVD Extras: Behind the Scenes, Bonus Scenes, Still Gallery(ies), Trailer(s)
Cast: Anthony Rosano, Billy Glide, Stormy Daniels, Barrett Blade, Tori Black, T.J. Cummings, Lisa Ann, Mackenzee Pierce, Brendon Miller
Critical Rating: AAAA 1/2
When life takes a turn for the worse, Zoë (Tori Black) and her husband reach desperate times. Afraid of losing her home, Zoë seeks advice from her friend Amber (Stormy Daniels) who lets her in on a little secret: that she’s an escort. Frantic, Zoë decides to try it … just once. Once turns into twice and soon it becomes a way of life. But when tragedy strikes, she's forced to come clean to her husband. Will it tear them apart? Sometimes when you do whatever it takes, you lose the very thing you were trying to save. In what could be one of Stormy Daniels' most defining moments as a director, Whatever It Takes is a potent combination of hot sex, top-rate acting performances and inspired vision. A must see!
An intelligent, somewhat dark relationship movie with excellent acting and enough good sex to keep it erotic, Whatever It Takes marks Stormy Daniels’ best feature in a year where she has directed quite a few fine ones. With an amazing acting tour de force from Tori Black (who appears in three solid hardcore scenes), as well as terrific support and a very compelling storyline, this morality tale provides the balance for those looking for more than just scenes, but who need a plot that makes sense to stay involved.
As a model who gave up a promising career to marry bartender Barrett Blade and have a baby, Tori is forced to make a difficult decision when they both lose their jobs and the bills begin piling up. Secretly, she joins friend Stormy Daniels and enters the world of escorting, first joining Stormy at a bachelor party (imagine your bachelor party with those two babes) where she chickens out and leaves Daniels to fuck the bachelor, and then late for her first gig with Lisa Ann, she gets punished with an ass whipping by the lead MILF. As Black warms to the task and her financial problems turn better, the story turns darker as tragedy strikes her personal and professional world.
In addition to munching on Lisa Ann’s cunt, Tori gets fucked by husband Blade in the scene’s opener and has a rousing roundelay with Anthony Rosano, one of her clients, who fingers her ass while fucking her. Mackenzee Pierce, as one of Black’s co-workers, engages in a terrific double penetration scene with Billy Glide and T.J. Cummings.
While the realistic story packs a wallop, Daniels never forgets to keep it hot and sexy, and thanks to the excellent screenplay, it’s always relatable. Francois Clousot’s solid cinematography keeps the mood right in that sweet spot of eerie but erotic. Blade, Daniels and of course the ultra hot Black (who is provocative even just taking a shower, which she does a couple of times during the feature) turn in award-worthy acting performances. Not a big-budget movie, but a very good, very erotic one indeed. Great BTS provides plenty of insight.