Released: Aug 01st, 1998
Running Time: 71, 73
Company: Xplore Media Group
Cast: Natasha (I), Mike Long, Coco (I), Kimo, Jayne, Steve (I), Jay (I), Tamara (I), Ken (I), Peppermint
Critical Rating: Not Yet Rated
If you have an amateur section, put Vol. 498 in it. If your are a completist ?or your customers are? get Vol. 499 as well.
The last two tapes before the Homegrown line hits the 500 mark.
Vol. 498 is notable for its opening and closing scenes, both shot during Homegrown's Saturday night live Orgy For World Peace (which provides the subtitle for this volume). The opener has the sizzling combination of new stud Mike Long with Homegrown regular Natasha, plus new talent Sunshine. The scene overcomes wobbly camerawork and choppy editing to show the threesome having a good time on a Saturday night. Similarly, the capper has fuckbunny Tamara with Christopher. Tamara is a skillful lover, and watching her with Christopher is the next best thing to being there. The other two scenes feature so-so masturbation and a happy couple who have mixed results with tripod and hand-held camerawork. these middle two drag the rating down to "average."
Vol. 499 looks good on paper, and has a great title (Faster Pussycat! Fuck! Fuck!) but doesn't play well. In two (of three) b/g scenes there are no pops, so they seem unfinished. The first scene features a pierced and tattooed redhead with a black guy. There's alot of camera wobble in this one, but some heat. Up next is an anonymous zaftig brunette, who strips and masturbates with some vibrators. Watching her suck on one phallic number makes you (that is, me) wonder how she'd do with a partner. Next, Brooke and Kimo on the Orgy stage, in a chatty scene that is more casual and fun than hot. finally, again on the Orgy stage, a mirror-image of scene one, with black chick Coco and white dude Jay. First bad lighting, then bad camera angles doom this scene, and when Jay pops on Coco's midsection the camera misses it entirely. This may have worked live on the Internet, but later, on tape, the immediacy is lost and it looks like a mistake.