Released: Jul 01st, 1993
Running Time: 75
Director: Steve Johnson
Company: Close-Up Productions
Cast: Erick Johansen, Randy Storm, Trenton Comeaux, Don Russo
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
Genre: Gay and Bi
This second entry in the "Roughed Up" series (the first, Roughed Up in Boston, was reviewed in the May AVN) will have anxious fans polishing their leather and chrome in anticipation of the Roughed Up crew arriving in their town. In these videos the framing of the action may be weak here — the stars are supposedly watching a video-within-a-video and letting their imaginations roam — but it's the action itself that counts, and for the most part these guys are enthusiastically into what they're doing. Even when the trip may wander from the viewer's own fantasy, he's likely to follow along from sheer voyeuristic fascination.
The props include leather harnesses, chains, dog collars, lots of rope, and enough black clothespins to make muscular Trenton Comeaux look decently dressed when they're all in place. The physically flawless cast also includes the dynamic Don Russo, smarmy Erick Johansen, and servile Randy Storm. The key to the action is in the timing and attitude, and while the focus may falter here and there, for the most part this video delivers. Viewers with an interest in rough stuff will snap it up.