Released: Apr 01st, 2007
Running Time: 166
Director: Tristan Taormino
Company: Vivid Entertainment Group
Cast: Nat Turnher, Kaiya Lynn, Christian (I), Mark Wood, Luscious Lopez, Kimberly Kane, Lexi Bardot, Katja Kassin
Critical Rating: AAAA 1/2
Director Tristan Taormino takes seven new porn stars to a secluded house for thirty-six hours. Each is strong-willed, each is unique and the only thing they have in common is they work in adult. As they get to know each other, what happens is completely up to them; they make the decisions. They know in advance who they'll have sex with, but when, where and how is totally their call.
Tristan Taormino's series got off to a great start by winning AVN's Best Gonzo Release, and the second volume maintains the pace. It's less intrigue-ridden, more relaxed and generally even more erotic.
The sexual chemistry is off the chart – you feel it in every scene, which is a big difference from the vast majority of porn flicks, gonzo or feature. Just as revealing are Taormino's "roundtables" and one-on-one "confessions."
Christian is candid about his brushes with gay porn and she-males – he's done it all, he says. Kimberly Kane first got turned on to him watching a Falcon video. "He's an amazing sex performer," she says, then helps him prove it in a very erotic scene.
"That was the real deal," she says afterwards.
Kane, of course, is pretty amazing herself, never more so than in the performer-friendly situations Taormino provides. She has more orgasmic meltdowns with Katja Kassin in their girl-girl scene.
Christian says, "What you like personally shows up on camera." He seems to like girls very much, as he further demonstrates with Luscious Lopez and Kaiya Lynn. Both women are very hot, very responsive, with Nat Turnher as well.
The Perv Cams provided to the talent add a playful element, and in this edition they're well handled, too.
There's quite a bit of bareback anal sex. In a movie from an otherwise condom-only company, this indicates a high level of trust not just in HIV testing but among the performers on hand.
The extras disc contains more "confessions" and chemistry-infused sex.
Prenoms: Best Gonzo Release. Best Director, Non-Feature: Tristan Taormino. Best Sex Scene, Couples: Kimberly Kane, Christian. Best DVD Extras. Best DVD Menus.
Retailing: This series is suddenly hot – make the most of the buzz it's creating.