Released: Nov 01st, 1999
Running Time: 84
Director: Ron Rico
Company: All Worlds Video
Cast: Raymundo, Lex (II), Luis (I), Joey (II), Rubin, Kris-Ko, Tony (II), Syman, P-Rock, Mario (II)
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Genre: Gay Specialty
This is a perfect example of poor production value having little effect on the charms of juicy, prime meat.
Probably unconsciously, Ron Rico has directed a video that positions the viewer not in the midst of a sexual act, but rather in the middle of a somewhat disorganized photo shoot. For anyone who has ever wondered just what it would be like to be on a set, and to see how porn is really made, then Rican Photoshoot 2 is a must-see. This does not mean that it's a great tape, but it does have its moments.
First off, cast is dreamy, at least for the Latinophile. With various degrees of success, the nine cast members pose for still photos during the making of the video, and most j.o. and cum. Each is posed before a different and very "gay" backdrop of satin, jungle prints and columns as a fussy man, possibly the director, stumbles and bumbles before the video camera and constantly re-adjusts the fabric (as though the viewer really cares about that wrinkle) and the photoflood lamps, which are prominently in view. When they can't get it up, the cast members leaf through magazines. Voices are heard off-camera and every other manageable distraction is present. It's as though nothing were edited out. When the video camera is moved from its stationary position on the tripod, it generally jerks to several bad positions before coming to rest at the new composition. None of this really matters that much because the guys are fine.