The art of seduction has always been one of the underlying strengths of the films of William Higgins, and now that he is in the midst of his Silver Anniversary year of directing gay porn movies, it's nice to report that he has not lost his touch. "Misha and Friends" is another one of those idyllic sex marathons set amongst the improbably romantic milieus that Higgins stumbles upon in the Czech Republic, his home for about a decade.
This time we're back at a castle, now a hotel and conference center, about 60 miles north of Prague, the setting of another Higgins flick, "The Jan Dvorak Story." The setting is an excuse for Higgins to introduce his newest puppy, Misha Medved, a lemur-faced twink with the cock of a gorilla, who is said to have made both his screen, and sexual, debut in this flick. A roaring sensation on Higgins' website [ http://WilliamHiggins.com ] over the past year or so, Misha allegedly never touched another man until this movie began. By the end of the flick, it seems like every man in Prague has set his mark on this boy, and shoved his dick up his cute butt as well.
Misha is a bellboy at the hotel, and while riding his bike back from his chores one morning, a hotel guest, Michal, spots him from his room window and calls down to room service to get this boy up to his room with a plate of fruit. Higgins comments in his liner notes on his website that his serendipitous choice of Michal as Misha's first fuck mate was ideal, for this exceptionally sexy, romantic fuck machine is also among the most gentle in Europe in easing new guys into man-sex routines. Probably one of the three or four most peripatetic porn stars in Eastern Europe, Michal is costumed here as a woodsman -- indeed, this film is dedicated to Higgins' new uniform fetish. Virtually every actor has a role-defining costume that adds to the heat of the moment. The joke is that Misha's bellboy outfit is straight out of "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" -- don't ask, he looks cute, but when the burnoose and the culottes come off, he's all Czech cocksman.
Michal begins the seduction by feeding Misha fruit, they kiss, and suddenly Misha's groping through Michal's leather cut-offs for that famous, thick, veiny cock. He takes a few tentative oral swipes at it before being coaxed into a full meal, and he shows a smart talent for sucking cock. Michal, who is one of the three or four best cocksuckers in Eastern Europe, finds a very big surprise between Misha's legs -- a solid slab of meat which is thick as a bratwurst from head to root. It's a challenge for Michal, but this pro is more than up to it, leading Misha into a series of maneuvers on the floor which includes a little toe-nibbling and a nice 69.
The fact that this was Misha's first scene ever shows here -- he is somewhat tentative, surprised occasionally, and also tends to look toward the camera and director for encouragement at times. But by the time Michal has sent his tongue up his virgin ass, Misha is lost in the woods of sexual pleasure. His is first impaled in a sit-fuck on a spiral staircase, then spread-eagled missionary-style on a wooden bench, and then fucked standing up with one leg over the staircase banister as Michal has his way with him. A simultaneous cum session leads to sweet kisses and an interlude in the bath, but the phone rings and Misha must attend to his next guest.
That would be the impish, and somewhat devilish, Rosta, playing an obvious rich guy, decked in a long, deep red silken pajamas (as if to underscore his devilish intentions) as he awaits Misha while spread on his bed. Some truly inane conversation (in loopy subtitles) lead to the seduction, which begins as Rosta starts to massage the lump in Misha's blue culottes, and then Misha diving into Rosta's crotch for his morning snack. Misha takes over, showing that he learned his lessons from Michal well, giving oral pleasure to the hirsute Rosta in several positions before the older man gets down to inspecting the young man's boner.
Like most Czechs, Rosta is a tip-of-the-iceberg cocksucker, but one cannot really blame him for not being able to deal with Misha's tool that well -- it's a thick slab which requires a very big mouth. Still, Rosta does well enough before plunging his own more modest wiener up Misha's hairy hole, first scissor-, then missionary-, and finally doggy-style as they fuck all over the bed -- interspersed by some more foot dueling. A sweet kiss with pastries ends the assignation, and Misha is off on his rounds.
His next trip is to the gym, where Higgins has placed one of the great stars he has developed, Pavel Korsakov, in a workout session with one of his newest, most popular, website guys, Hynek Lukas, here making his screen debut. Korsakov, the Czech pole-jumper whose own pole (and hole) has gotten quite a workout in a string of Higgins Czech classics, is here as the anchor of the scene with two newcomers. Hynek, a black-eyed, black-haired 19-year-old with a hairy swimmer's body, enormous cock, and a face which is so beautiful that it takes on multiple personalities depending on how his hair is styled, looks astonishingly like actor Peter Krause ("Six Feet Under") in this scene because of the way his hair is cropped.
Misha serves them coffee, and then watches as they strip down and head into the sauna. Spying through the window, Misha notices that Pavel and Hynek are sort of fondling each other's legs, limp but anxious dicks protruding from beneath the folds in their towels, and strips off his Ali Babas, throws on a towel, and moves into the sauna. Here is a scene which Higgins builds around a typical three-way encounter anyone who frequented the baths in North America during the 1970s would find very plausible. While Pavel and Hynek are chatting and flirting, Misha rubs some baby oil on Hynek's thigh, then moves his hand over to his cock and starts to rub it. Hynek's pecker responds and before you know it, there's a pole in Misha's hand, and hot Hynek lips on his mouth.
Meanwhile Pavel, not willing to pass up an encounter like this, gets things started by gobbling some of (well, most of) Hynek's delectable sausage before moving across to nibble on Misha's dong. Wholesale mutual cocksucking and rimming follow, with everyone getting a chance to eat fully at the banquet of everyone else's loins. Misha becomes the fuck-tool of Pavel and Hynek in various positions, and the session ends with a three-way cum-a-thon as Misha kneels between the two beauties. A kissing session between the three of them in the shower precedes Misha's escape to his next stop.
Misha decides to bring some coffee to the security office, where guard Vladimir Gott is asleep at the switch, which is the in-house video monitor. Some more inane conversation leads to Misha getting into this hunk's pants, and we're off on an intense, fully-realized encounter, the best all-out sex scene in the movie. The reason is Vladimir -- a crew-cut, moon-faced, pink-cheeked handsome hunk of a stud with a neat cock but an appetite for sex which is apparent in everything he does. He previously appeared in a scene with Carlo Festa and Cage Kajc (a.k.a. Vilem Cage) in Higgins' "Carlo & Friends," but here he explodes.
While Misha starts things off, it's Vladimir who pushes things along -- when he gives Misha head, it's head, man, deep-throat all the way. No matter what position he's in when he takes Misha's cock, Vladimir lets it all slide down, which adds to the heat of the scene and brings Misha to a level of enjoyment that would not normally be expected in a flick in which he's already been fucked all over the place three times. Now he takes it in a variety of positions on the office table, and both he and Vladimir spunk clean, fat, full loads all over the table at the conclusion of a convincing sidesaddle-fuck.
But, they're not done yet. The house monitor reveals that many of the guests -- all hot hunks, of course -- are stripping naked and going for a swim in the hotel's beautifully restored, idyllic pool. Only Hynek has returned from previous scenes -- the rest are part of Higgins' regular stable of Internet models, some of whom (Russlan, Eric and Vana) have appeared in flicks by other producers. The usual horseplay ensues until someone notices Misha whacking off nearby. They strip him and start their own little "controlled orgy," which consists of staged sets of blowjobs and sit-fucks for the most part, which takes about 15 minutes and is pleasant enough if not overwhelmingly hot. One inside joke here is the cocksucking-chain around the pool that Higgins lines up -- take-off or homage to his classic 1980s California extravaganza, "Class Reunion." It's a nice little touch.
Still, there are no complaints from this corner on any aspect of this flick. Current fans of Higgins will get some peeks at guys who have never appeared in full videos before, and aficionados of Eastern European porn will come to appreciate the special skills of veterans like Michal and Rosta, the evolution of Vladimir Gott into a sex hound, and the stability of Pavel Korsakov in the hands of a master director and cinematographer like Higgins. But even though the movie is built around Misha, and even though he is an enthusiastic and charismatic little star in the making, "Misha and Friends" may stick in your mind because of the debut of Hynek Lukas, who has a chance to join Korsakov, Jirka Kalvoda (a.k.a. Ales Hanek), Jan Dvorak (a.k.a. Pavel Novotny, Max Orloff) and Andel as one of a handful of major stars to emerge from Higgins' lair in Prague.
A Video Review by Bo Champion [ http://www.ManNet.com ]
*** Highly Recommended ***
Starring Misha Medved, Michal (a.k.a. Ivan Rohan, Michal Gola), Rosta (a.k.a. Lukas Kovarik), Pavel Korsakov, Hynek Lukas, Vladimir Gott, Russlan (a.k.a. Ivan Plop, Vasil Dudov), Eric (a.k.a. Miro Lauko), Petr Tomasek, Tony, Jiri, Vana and Lukas.
Directed by William Higgins.
DVD features include Interactive Menus; Chapter Index; Jump to Your Favorite Scenes; DVD-ROM Compatible; No Regional Coding for World Wide Playback.
A William Higgins International