[Adults only] A brand new series has been created by Alex Bettinger, and it features a pretty unique twist on the concept of fetish-oriented female combat. Battle Babes 2020 introduces a futuristic TV show concept in which “patrons” get to influence the content of the matches.
Episode 1 of Battle Babes 2020 begins with our gracious hosts (Tommy Pistol and Annie Cruz) briefly explaining the rules, which are as follows:
1) Each round is of random length (can be anywhere from one to 10 minutes)
2) The winner of each match is determined by a point system, which involves the participation of “patrons” who can purchase “point rewards” for a particular fighter (if that fighter performs a move requested by the patron, she receives a 5,000 point bonus)
3) There’s something called an “orgasm penalty,” (if a fighter is forced to orgasm during a match, she loses 10,000 points).
I hope I’ve gotten all of that right. The rules are interesting enough, but I enjoyed this introductory scene mainly because I found it amusing to see the beautiful Annie Cruz not acting like a deranged psychopath, and because Tommy Pistol dutifully explains the concept of an “orgasm penalty” with a straight face.
With that introduction out of the way, we meet the fighters—Lisa Lee (Francesca Le) and Leslie Chan (Nicole Oring)—and learn about their preferred moves and fighting styles while they prepare for the match. For example, Leslie Chan is an “extremely dirty fighter” who “loves to humiliate” her opponents, which of course makes her a perfect character for Nicole Oring. We also get pre-fight interviews and analysis from our hosts.
The match begins with the fighters approaching one another and tapping their fists together, presumably as a sign of mutual respect (for some reason, I feel this respect will be extremely short-lived.) The fighting itself is really nicely done, right off the bat. The fight choreography is really good, and it’s shot and edited in a very effective way. I don’t want to spoil any specific aspects of the fight since the concept of the video is based on the point system, which depends upon specific moves happening or not happening, so I’ll just say that while both fighters get a chance to dominate, the majority of the match consists of a very long and humiliating beatdown of one fighter at the hands of her opponent (complete with the usual sexual and fetish content).
I enjoyed this new concept, and I’m always up for a new episode from Alex B., who really doesn’t cut any corners when it comes to casting, fight choreography, editing, etc. One potential drawback for some viewers might be that there are brief replay segments after each round, in which we re-watch highlights of the action while the hosts deliver commentary. I only mention this in case some viewers have a problem with the idea of re-watching a couple of minutes of footage. However, this isn’t a problem for me at all because I enjoy the concept of this series and feel that added touches like this help to sell the fantasy.
So overall, I think this will be a popular new series from Alex Bettinger, and I find the concept to be unique and interesting, with nicely orchestrated fighting and fetish sequences. I look forward to future episodes—and to reading comments from fans. What do you guys think?