Reviewed by Colin Jacobson (July 29, 2004)
Back in the early days of Playboy video, the clips remained pretty tame. Mostly the models posed and pouted, as they essentially just brought their photo shoots to life. As the video market broadened, the folks at Playboy opened up to different scenarios, and not surprisingly, girl-on-girl clips entered the fray. These proved popular and inspired programs devoted entirely to that sort of material.
In that vein, we get No Boys Allowed 2, a “sequel” to the original entry in the series; it came out in 2000. As the title implies, the 10 different vignettes focus on women with other women. Here’s how they break down:
Ruby Fruit Jungle: Three models find a bed in the middle of the jungle, strip and make out together then take a dip in the water. All three women are very attractive, especially the wonderful Sydney Moon (oddly billed as “Willow” here). The vignette seems more provocative as most, since it features the women kissing, rubbing, and licking each other. It has some very good moments, but it’s too long and gets a little tedious.
Lip Smackin’ Good: Two models feed each other provocatively and lick things off each other. Unfortunately, it’s not as sexy as it sounds, so even though it features the lovely and voluptuous Miriam Gonzalez, it fails to come to life.
Lady Luck: Two models dance and pout in a larger-than-life Vegas setting. We see a little light touching between the pair but there’s not much to it. I like the fact it features two models with smallish breasts; while I prefer better endowed women, I like natural chests more than anything, so it’s refreshing to see under-endowed women who resist the allure of silicone.
Legs, Legs, Legs: Three models pose in stockings and little else as they occasionally fondle each other. However, the emphasis here is on a stylized look at gams; we see more than a few silhouette and other odd shots. A few sexy images pop up, but this one mainly tries to be too artsy for its own good.
Slow Simmer: Two models strip and make out during a steamy, non-air-conditioned evening. Despite the presence of Pam Anderson-wannabe Amy Miller, this one offers the hottest scenario and most graphic footage since “Jungle”. The women kiss, lick, and touch each other provocatively. The presence of someone other than Miller would have made this one great, but it’s still above average. (Sexy Jennifer Rovero helps balance out Miller’s excesses, at least.)
Barefoot Spirit: Three models romp naked in a field and caress each other with posies. This one suffers from an abundance of silicone. Jennifer Walcott sports the ugliest pair of fake breasts ever to appear on a Playmate, while Christi Shake heads down Pam Anderson lane too much. (Walcott’s choice remains a tragedy; she’s gorgeous and has a tight body, so she’d look amazing if she didn’t have those absurdly massive melons.) Only the natural beauty of Irina Voronina helps redeem this one. It also seems pretty tame and doesn’t include enough quality interaction among the models.
Oil & Water: Two models massage each other and make out on a waterbed. Jennifer Rovero and Sydney Moon (again called “Willow”) together? Heaven! They offer the best pairing of the whole DVD, and they help make this the strongest of the 10 vignettes. It doesn’t hurt that their action is more intense than my synopsis makes it sound, as the pair get pretty intimate.
Wet & Wild: Two models sun by the pool and then rub oil on each other before they romp in the water and in the shower. Plastic Amy Miller again mars a vignette, but natural and sexy Roxanne Galla helps balance her out and makes this one pretty good, though not as hot as its predecessor.
Bath Tub Gin: Two models get tipsy on home-made booze, douse themselves in it, strip and cavort. Natalia Sokolova and Summer Altice offer one of the DVD’s sexier pairings, but they don’t interact enough, and the silliness of the scenario negatively affects it. Wouldn’t it be uncomfortable to have moonshine splash all over you?
Girls Will Be Girls: Four models hold a slumber party in which they pose, touch themselves and romp, an enterprise that eventually involves Silly String. It’s nice to see hot little redhead Heather Carolin, but the scenario lacks much interaction and goes nowhere.
Hosted by model Chelsea Chandler, she pops up in between vignettes to introduce them. She also changes outfits for each connecting piece, an enterprise that adds to the program’s value. She occasionally strips a bit and some of the outfits seem quite enticing.
For Playboy video regulars, one negative element of Boys comes from the vintage of the footage. At least some of the vignettes originally appeared elsewhere; for example, “Simmer” already showed up in Roomates and “Barefoot Spirit” came from Barefoot Beauties. One can surmise the origins of some other clips, as I’d guess both “Lip Smackin’ Good” and “Legs, Legs, Legs” first showed up in Hot Lips, Hot Legs. That factor makes No Boys Allowed 2 less useful to many Playboy fans. Dedicated aficionados will likely already have all this footage elsewhere, so why buy it again?
Others will likely be more interested in Boys. It’s not the first all-girl compilation from Playboy, and it’s also not the best. Nonetheless, it maintains a generally high standard of quality, and its best sequences sizzle. I wouldn’t recommend it above titles like Roomates or the Girlfriends series.