“The Understudy” from The Battle for Earth
The Battle for Earth presents The Understudy.
Contains: Male/female Combat, Female/female combat, face, body, and belly Punching, kicks, low blows, crawling, choking, various holds, topless nudity, forced humiliating arousal in multiple scenarios including fondling, fingering, 2 death endings for both heroines – both strangling
Synopsis: Sunder is still reeling from her last failed engagement with a villain. He compromised her sexual will to the point where her recovery was uncertain. Sonique is begrudgingly tasked with overseeing her next engagement. The villain has recently been released from a maximum security institution that remains off the grid. His stay was the opposite of rehabilitation and instead, he absorbed knowledge and power from the other inmates. Sonique put him away years ago and wrongly assumes he’s just a lower level thug. Sunder engages the villain with Sonique overseeing, and it quickly becomes apparent that he’s far more a challenge than predicted. Correctly assessing Sunder’s weakness, the villain quickly challenges Sunder’s questionable moral grounding. Before long, Sunder finds herself sexually compromised and out of control again, this time putting Sonique in danger. Sonique is forced to engage, but is it too late?
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As Im not a big fan of watching 2 superheroines losing to a single villain, in my simple mind 2 heroines should easily win, I was unsure about buying this, but Im glad Im did; there are some awesome beat downs and both Layla and Mia give superb performances, as does the villain! Another devastating defeat for superheroine kind, but a triumph for TBFE!
Guys, I checked out Lily Rader and OMG I think she’d make the next heroine movie really hot.
Her moans when she got spanked hard and fucked really hard was simply mindblowing for me. So if she could agree to the making of new heroine movies, that would be awesome!
Just my two cents.
When I see the next one coming out
Really hope to see other heroines as The Understudy. Now that we have Sunder, how about Wonder Girl (starring Alexis Monroe), or Super girl (starring Mia), or Solaria (starring Stella Rae)?
Would love to see Alexis in a high quality WW outfit! Or more of her a story SG (or Solaria)!
So as I had commissioned this custom I thought it would make sense that I throw my 5 cents in the hat. I thought the video was spot on, when I compare it to the script that I sent Allen at the end of last year the finished product follows it almost to a tee. Both Mia and Layla did an outstanding job in my opinion, I think Darkwrath’s criticism of Mia is a little bit harsh but that is his opinion and I respect it. I thought she fit the role of the understudy heroine perfectly, she nailed the… Read more »
I enjoyed the video very much Mantower and I’m happy to hear you’re pleased with your investment. For me, the key takeaway from your review was the second paragraph, where you spoke to some of your previous disappointments ordering customs and the various reasons you believe the results weren’t up to par. In reflecting on The Understudy, there is no doubt that both Layla and Mia gave you 100% in their respective roles. People will always have different opinions about the caliber of this or that actresses’ work and it’s all fair game and subjective opinion. But I don’t think… Read more »
So here’s my thoughts This film can roughly be divided into two parts: There’s the first two-thirds of the film that can be considered R rated, featuring Sunder–portrayed by Mia–first being dominated physically and then sexually with a side of Sonique hog tied in the back ground. The final third of the film is the PG-13 section featuring Sonique getting completely dominated by the film’s villain and culminating in her defeat at the end. I’ll just come out and say that I didn’t particularly like the R rated section of the film. I know Mia has tons of fans on… Read more »
Went out and bought the video as soon as it was available and was not disappointed. Both girls looks super HOT. Layla especially, she just has the perfect body and that Sonique costume seems to accentuate her curves even more. Plenty of domination as both heroines get beaten, choked, and KOed. Sunder gets stimulated, Mia acts out the orgasms really well. And there is some full nudity as her pussy gets exposed, but you got to watch carefully……not sure if this was an editing error……….There is a cool unmasking too, which I liked. Sonique takes quite a beating and she… Read more »
anyone wants to write a review?
So…is the next video going to feature Coco? It has been so long since we last saw her in action!
Great! Thank you so much!….now do it again, with the same two actresses! 😉
S for Submissive. This video is good if you’re looking for total beatdown of Sunder
Just handed it over to the folks at SHG – awaiting their process and it’ll be live shortly!
Hey Allen, can you please clarify, “forced humiliating arousal in multiple scenarios including fondling, fingering” does that mean there are some orgasms in this video?
Yes there are!
Film is finished – sending it through export and update process – couple hours!
bit more than a couple hours at this point, lol 😛
Hey Everyone, The movie is just a few hours away from finished. I just had a personal issue come up and need to tend to things this evening. I apologize but this particular issue is pretty important. I’ll finish this thing late tonight/early morning and have it launched as soon as the crew at SHG Media is alive and kicking in the AM. Just be looking for it somewhere between 12-3 PST tomorrow! I know some folks get frustrated with release times being pushed back, and I certainly don’t mean to be the catalyst for that frustration. Establishing release dates… Read more »
Deadlines being pushed back are a bummer, but I’d always rather a producer give an ETA than none at all. Best of luck taking care of everything.
Update on release date – should be good for Thurs evening!
When is the next sposto be up
At this point, I just HAVE to comment and see how people feel about this sorry if it’s off topic haha has anyone still been getting emails from Logan Cross about the “end” of his production company? He as literally been spam emailing us every god damn day for the past 5 months saying “thank you for being our fans yada yada, we’re for sure gone in a matter of days so ENJOY THESE SALES”. It’s like the world’s longest curtain call, he clearly has no regard or respect for people’s inboxes, just as long as he’s continuing to rake… Read more »
Not 5 months…at least 2 years of spam
Yes, they’re ridiculous. Block the address as a spammer and move on with life.
Couldn’t agree more; its a sad end to what was a fantastic outlet to the genre, lets just remember the great movies and forget the drawn out demise of a once awesome site.
Whew, I thought I was the only one who was going nuts about that. At one point I actually went through the effort of unsubscribing – still getting them. The whole “the end is near!!!” faux-scarcity schtick wore off a long time ago. Now it’s just hilarious.
Ditto, I just want him to close the web page already. I mean, is anyone even still buying anything? Surely if anyone was interested in the bids they would have gotten them already! It is a shame because a couple years ago they had an excellent product, great models and really good videos. I felt the mystic dragon stuff was a real step down (to the extent that I didn’t buy a single video of that series). I hope that his next project will be more innovative. Speaking of which, any idea of what his former partner is doing (I… Read more »
Kristina Hess, that’s who I was thinking of. She released one video last year and that was it, it seems.
Yeah, she released the one video the same weekend I did a photography session with her and Kristin Ige in the Thorne and Sapphire Heroine Legends costumes I own, down in LA, as a sort of build up to beginning producing something myself.
Hopefully more is in the pipeline, but who knows for certain (well, Kristina knows…).
Eh, maybe not the right place to post about it. Personally, I love threads about this particular topic. I think they’re kind of fun. But you know how they tend to explode a little. And not that threads need to stay 100% on the exact topic of the movie at hand, but this has nothing to do with Mia, Layla, the characters, the movie, other movies this one reminds you of, random ideas that came to peoples heads while looking at the trailer, or the producer, or even that side discussion about PG-13 versus R (which is kind of relevant… Read more »
Layla is just about the perfect actress in this genre. She’s hot AF, her body is practically sculpted to perfection, her long perfect legs are just the definition of exquisite and she sells peril better than anyone in the genre right now. I’m buying this video almost exclusively on the basis that Layla is in it and she’s playing the cocky Sonique.
Agreed. As much as I’ll get downvoted, I have a ‘thing’ for SH videos with non-porn actresses. For some reason having an actress already known in the porn scene doing an SH role breaks the immersion for me. I’m not criticizing anyone else, I still buy a lot of these and credit the producers for great videos. Just a weird ‘thing’ I have.
“Holly Hendrix was an ordinary porn starlet, until one day an alien ship crash-landed on her scene partner, sending 1.21 jigawatts of interdimensional energy straight into her erogenous zones, imbuing her with amazing abilities. Now with her trusty Hitachi at her side, she fights crime as the mighty Cliteria.”
You’re a legend.
Personally, I wouldn’t ‘down vote’ anyone for stating an honest opinion. But I am curious.
Adriana Chechik is an established porn star. Hands of Man was her first SH video to my knowledge. In my opinion, her acting was SUPERB well before any clothes came off….and after.
But, based on what you’re saying, the simple fact she is a porn star is a non-starter for you and any credit for a great video belongs to the producer?
I can second what Rover said. An actress that does not do hardcore videos but that can really sell the peril is the best. Chechnik is a great actress but I saw her do double anal before she donned a costume. Still a fine videovideo, but the fact that I have already seen all there is to see is in the back of my mind the whole time.
So here’s my take on this, and bear in mind that this is just my opinion. I find that PG-13 actresses are noticeable and significantly better than R rated actress in terms of selling peril and just acting in general. Of course I’m not saying that the worst PG-13 actress is better than the best. In fact, Belle Fatale ranks in my top 5 actresses in the genre but out of the top 15 actresses that I have compiled, 3 of them are R rated. One particular problem I’ve found happening is that R-rated actresses are more and more being… Read more »
Now we’re full-fledged into the PG-13 actress vs. the porn star debate and this is where I get off the bus. That was never my intention in responding initially. If your database is 95-5 in favor of PG-13, that’s your prerogative and clearly betrays your preferences, but it is a horrible ratio on which to make sweeping observations. Such as, porn stars generally oversell compared to PG-13 actresses. Even in their primary genre, yes, some porn stars do oversell….and plenty of others don’t. Some are enjoyable to watch and listen to, others not. Just as there have been plenty of… Read more »
I admire any attempt to reverse-engineer one’s emotional preferences into factual observations. Self-discovery is good.
But trying to carry them up the mountain of universal truth is a journey of misdirection that produces vacation photos nobody wants to sit through.
I find this terribly sad. Imagine how much you could’ve enjoyed her OUTSTANDING SH performance if you hadn’t gone and watched her do double anal first!
I agree! But I can’t unsee what I saw. I avoid Alex Monroes adult films for that reason. Eclipse Merciless Hunter is an example of a video I thought was great. If that actress has done hardcore stuff I’ve never seen it. She really sold the peril and the helplessness with some nudity to boot, my kind of vid. Coco is the greatest imo and I hope we see her again soon. She has done some dark fetish videos but no actual pornography from what I’ve found.
Is it because porn stars have such a strength to them that you can’t see them being imperiled and helpless? Or is it an icon thing like George Clooney, no matter how good he embodies a character you just can’t not see George Clooney?
Rover nailed it with the purity element I think. When I’m immersed in the story, I enjoy the film more. I have trouble staying in it when in the back of my mind I know the actress has been voluntarily bukaked.
Exactly, Bojangles. And I’m not criticizing people who like them. They’re popular for a reason. I just like producers to know there are those of us who love and encourage the under-the-radar girls.
Chechik told a story on Howard Stern a few years back where she was in foster care for many years as a child. She eventually aged out of care when she was an adult. She ran into her foster father years later and they banged…. No judgy judgy here but I can’t suspend knowledge of that weird shit while watching a SH film she is in. I enjoy all of Mia’s films and Alexis’ by the way, was simply seconding a personal preference.
I can’t tell who is replying to whom at this point, haha. Anyway, good discussion. Peace out.
You’re right, Rover, this thread got all jumbled up and I’m going to blame you for that. LOL I was actually going to thank you for taking the time to explain where you are coming from and why. The ‘purity’ element is very important to you and how you view things and I ‘get’ that – even if I don’t share all of your views on everything. But just beware, you are ‘in bed’ with a very naughty boy on this subject. LOL Bojangles, you might prefer your SH’s pure, but you clearly have no problem with girls getting nasty… Read more »
You don’t have to mention it to him, but you could clue the rest of us in.
I hope this niche continues to be healthy enough to support every fan’s interests — and anyone who wants to participate in productions, wherever they come from, whatever waters they want to test, and whatever boundaries they may have.
I don’t watch straight porn, so I haven’t seen these actresses in other places. Specifically, when a bunch of people in a comments section here say “so-and-so is so GREAT at doing hardcore sex” it really breaks the SH immersion for me. I watch Mia Malkova SH vids, and she is much-lauded for her acting around here, but I don’t feel her peril the same was as a Tiffany Chase, Layla, Claire Yellowlees, or even exceptions like Amber McAlester or Stella. I’m not against some groping / sexual peril in the end, it depends on the actress’s vibe. Another example… Read more »
To add a little bit, maybe it’s because knowing an actress has a porn background kinds of breaks the ‘purity’ element that many Superheroines are supposed to have. I guess that would make sense to me.
Wow, Rover. Took the words LITERALLY out of my mouth and I completely agree with you about all those actresses you just listed. I’ve watched videos with Mia, Gigi, Alexis and recently Adriana and I wasn’t all that impressed by their performances either. They did pretty decently to tell you the truth but I was never really sold on their performances unlike with other actresses who are in the PG-13 category. It’s actually really funny too because earlier on, I had compiled a list of my top 15 actresses in this genre and only 3 spots went to R rated… Read more »
Well, actually, Rover’s exceptions were Amber and Stella, while yours are Amber (10) and Belle (4), but don’t let that minor inconvenience stop you. Please, carry on trying to turn your subjective evaluations into gospel.
Good comments here. I never said it was a non-starter. But it has the potential to sort of put me off. I don’t want to watch a SHIP film if it’s something I can get anywhere else. Like someone else said, non-porn actresses tend to be more believable in selling fear / distress. Maybe it’s just an intangible thing.
As Nixon said, watch Adriana Chechik in Hands Of Man; if that was Meryl Streep everybody would be raving over it, LOL!
It’s true. Layla is so hot that she gets away with doing non-porn work. Her acting and figure are Olympian. So, I am forgiving of her limits and still buy all her vids. I just hope no one else picks up on her clothing standards…that means you Christina Carter.
This looks really awesome; the pics alone are enough to warrant a major coronary! Mia is rapidly becoming one of the best actresses in the genre, she handles the fights with gusto, sells her defeats very convincingly and looks incredible doing so! Mias flexibility is a huge bonus, allowing the director lots of scope in the fight scenes and their aftermath, as is the way she accepts, and enjoys, the sex scenes, nudity and all. This is a must see!
Mantower, thank you for funding this project!! If u didn’t mine sharing how much did it cost to have 2 models in this video? Layla is my favorite!
I don’t want to go into the exact price as it really depends on the models, their rates really dictate how much the video will cost. Let me just say that I could buy a shed load (40+) of SHIP videos at the usual prices for the cost of this custom, just to give you a ballpark idea.
I noticed that TBFE has posted some general custom prices under their ‘customs’ tab for those interested in getting an idea of pricing.
Doesn’t look like Sonique stays tied very long, and Sunder eludes the bondage treatment altogether…
EDIT: Don’t know how, but I missed Sunder’s AOH here.
Actually, I think you’ll enjoy the bondage element in the video, I am not the biggest bondage fan but I included it in the script as it plays a key role in how the story develops and works real well, I think 🙂
This looks awesome!
I hope the camerawork is not over done. So many productions these days seem to use way too much camera shake during the execution of a move. Simply keep it in shot and let the actors do their thing. Good fight choreography, that is what could be missing here. It is lazy and too simplistic. Worse, when we the viewer start to actually notice it.
My favorite Layla and you toss in Mia on top of that? Yes please.
Exactly what I was thinking Bob, Can’t wait to see this one!
Dual heroines! Awesome!
OMG someone ordered this one with both Mia and Layla in there… no way I am missing this… whoever did this custom, thank you!
You’re welcome 🙂
Thank you from me too, great girls, nice costumes, pretty original story.. you’re the Man.. man.
Yes, thank you Mantower! This looks especially awesome.
Customs are beyond my financial limitations right now so your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Mia and Layla…..together. In itself, that is wonderful.
Sunder’s “questionable moral grounding….compromised again,” (lol). I love it,
Both being bent like pretzels rather than just punched 150 times; and taking advantage of Mia’s unique flexibility. Superb.
Check. Check. Check. I needn’t go on.
A BUY for me!! 🙂
All the talk about customs jeopardizing the industry… nah… so far it’s only getting better… can’t wait for the upcoming releases.
Exactly. Well said, Doc.
Gosh dang it I was so excited to see until I saw M/F combat :-/ but those who do buy I hope enjoy