Audio/Video Quality: The picture was presented in the standard 1.33:1 ratio full frame color, as expected. It wasn't bad, a surprising fact considering the low budget nature of the release. There was some grain, minor video noise, and the camera work was lacking but I'll be upfront in saying that I was worried it would look far worse. The audio was presented in stereo English but was on the low side. The director could be heard at least once and the gals didn't make a lot of noise so there wasn't much to judge it on.
Body of Review: I have a confession to make: I like watching women masturbate. As a prelude to a sexual liaison, there is probably nothing hotter for me and apparently a lot of consumers agree with me since a growing genre of porn deals with solo scenes. Some productions take the artistic path, like Soloerotica, and others take the down & dirty route, like 100% Masturbations 4. The goal of the show, aside to get you off, is to provide a series of scenes where women masturbate in a couple of settings with no plot or acting involved. This isn't rocket science so if you're interested, read the following scene breakdown:
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Scene One: Swan, a little redheaded gal with an incredibly lean body, bathed in a bathtub before she started to masturbate. She's cute and has an all-natural body so I can see why men flock to her when given the chance. She jerked off a bit and then used a red glass (or plastic) dildo on herself and made a bunch of fake moans. While this wasn't a great scene, she was good to look at.
Scene Two: Phoenix, the blonde on the left side of the DVD cover, masturbated in a lawnchair outdoors while wearing a tiny little pink bikini. She looked better in person at the AEE Show but aside from some blemishes, this was a hotty. She actually had a guy in part of her scene (going down on her and sucking her breasts a bit) but otherwise she fingered herself and didn't make much noise.
Scene Three: Alissa, the blonde gal on the right side of the front DVD cover, started her scene in a black outfit by the edge of a pool, soaking up the sun and some admirers (she kept looking off camera). Much of her scene was more tease than masturbation (I'm not complaining) but I really liked her on the float in the pool. She seemed too self-conscious for my tastes but I'd like to see more of her in the future when she's more experienced.
Scene Four: Lucy, a bleached blonde with long straight hair and a lean body with ample breasts, had her scene in the bathroom. She shaved her crotch hairs off to begin with and then jerked off a bit. The camera lost focus a few times and the scene was weak but she seemed to have a "look" that might work well in the industry.
Scene Five: Regina, was a gal with a curvy body and long brown hair that in some ways reminded me of a young Gina Ryder. She teased the camera a bit before douching herself over the bathroom sink. She then started using a vibrator and other toys to get off with, the camera zooming in quite a bit. I think she really liked the vibrator stuck up her ass and the technical DP (double penetration), having a better time than any of the other solo scenes here.
Scene Six: Phoenix, the rising star of the cast, had a second scene, this time on a swinging love seat on the lawn. She had on a set of Daisy Duke shorts and white crop top, although not for long, and fingered herself to get off. The worst thing about this scene was the small Black & White window in the upper right hand corner that had her with the guy in it, especially due to the poor production values it had.
Scene Seven: Rebecca, the attractive brunette on the front DVD cover, and fan favorite Cheyenne (no longer a contract performer for Vivid), had a scene in the bathroom together. I know that breaks the premise of the show but considering the poor execution of the format, I was willing to overlook the transgression. Cheyenne took a shower and was then joined by Rebecca in a large bathtub. Aside from being able to hear some of the directions given them, the two had some fun going down on one another. It was by no means their best work and it was listed as a bonus scene but I liked it.
Summary: If you want something that is very basic and has an attractive, inexperienced cast, this one might be good for you but don't expect a lot going in. If you can find this one cheap, check it out but otherwise, I can't honestly rate it as anything higher than Skip It. The bonus scene was the best thing it had but even it was limited in heat. Had the masturbation scenes led somewhere or been livelier, I'd be championing this one as a great value but that wasn't the case. I think it was for fans of the cast only.
Note: You can see recent candid shots of performers by visiting: My Photo's and read about their antics at 2004 AEE Show.
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