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This review is from: Playboy's 2001 Video Playmate Calendar (DVD)
Well, after last year's superb video I thought Playboy was finally taking a turn for the better in their video production. Unfortunately, Playboy is back to their old tricks. When will they stop messing around with trite symbolism and gaudy sets? Needless to say, the girls are beautiful but you only see them as the camara swoops by them to focus on a candle or fountain or something lame like that. Moreover, the women hardly even move. It's like watching naked statues. The director apparently told them to stand still with as little life in them as possible. There are exceptions but they are few and far between. It's nice that there are a few simulated sex scenes, but actually it appears that Playboy stopped trying to make it look convincing. As expected, the couple barely moves and when the man touches the playmates breasts it almost seems like an accident. Just grab them! It's frustrating to watch a video with so much potential fail miserably because of misplaced priorities. The priority in this film is to showcase the tacky sets, the horrible (yet familiar) soundtrack, while the women are placed in the background with the rest of the props. Playboy needs to reinvent this boring style that we all grew tired of years and years ago. The playmates and their fans deserve better.