Director: Justin Sterling (with help from Jenna Jameson)
Cast: Jenna, Belladonna, Monica Sweetheart, Anthony Hardwood, Dirty Harry, Nacho Vidal, Natalia Wood, Mya, TT Boy
Non-sex roles by: Justin Sterling, Randy Spears, Veronica Hart, Julie Taylor, Frank Buckwyrd, Burke Morgan, Lee Garland, Jason Crown, Jim Enright, Chris Powles
Length: 115 minutes
Date of Production: 4/23/2003 (box), 4/1/2003 (credits)
Extra's: The best extra for me was the director's commentary. Both Jenna and Justin goofed around and helped explain what they were shooting for in the movie, along with plenty of annecdotes. There was also five minutes of bloopers and deleted scenes, a fetish menu, a 5.5 minute long featurette "Meet Harry" (one of the wacko non-sex characters of the show), five photogalleries, double sided DVD cover
Note: A behind the scenes extra is available only by joining Jenna's website, not on the DVD itself.
Audio/Video Quality: The picture was presented in non-anamorphic 1.85:1 ratio widescreen, not the usual full frame most porn is made with. Before I get too far with my description of the picture, it should be noted that the director used a lot of visual effects, something a lot of people don't care for in their porn. Okay, now that's out of the way, there was a lot of grain in the darker scenes as well as video noise. Some of it was intentional, just as some of the reddish tint to the screen was intentional but that doesn't mean it looked good. Other than that, it looked pretty interesting with no noticed compression artifacts. The audio was presented with a choice of either 5.1 or 2.0 Dolby Digital English, with the nod for quality going to the 5.1 track. There really wasn't a lot of separation between the channels in either track, most of the sound coming squarely from the center speaker on each track. The audio effects were not as overused as the visual ones were so that was a small blessing.
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Body of Review: In the wonderful world of porn, there are few true forces of nature like the famous Jenna Jameson and the infamous Belladonna. Jenna has been the top performer in terms of sales and crossover potential for years and Bella has captured the crotches, if not hearts, of porn watchers for years because of her willingness to discard limits in favor of what feels good to her. It should come as no surprise then that these two Titans of porn should make a movie together, and that's just what Bella Loves Jenna is all about. The movie is a twisted piece of art from the inner mind of director Justin Sterling, Jenna's current husband. In the movie, the specifics are subject to interpretation but revolve around a gal, played by Jenna, who seems to be on death row. In a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards, we see her sexual depravity expanded like never before, silencing some of her lowly critics that fuss about how mainstream she has become. Without giving away any of the plot points, suffice it to say that this is Jenna like you've never seen her before. If that interests you, read the following breakdown of the scenes by cast:
Scene One: Jenna, the hottest thing this side of the sun, and Belladonna, the nastiest female performer in porn today, finally meet up for a scene. They were in a dark room on a table, doing one another orally and fingering one another, with Belladonna going totally crazy. For all the artistic effects Justin used here, the two seemed to have a "balls to the wall" time with one another. The gals got down and dirty, something most fans, myself included, don't expect of Jenna. Aside from the rimming action, Jenna had four fingers inside Bella at one point, making me wonder if there was a European cut floating around.
Scene Two: Monica, "one of the most beautiful girls in adult" (per Jenna Jameson herself), had a scene with Anthony in another wacky scene where Jenna was more of an onlooker (masturbating a bit but nothing more), wearing a fetish nurse outfit. There was a lot of oral and he fingered her a bit before she blew him with a lot of energy. Jenna did finger her ass while Monica inhaled Anthony's penis but she didn't seem to mind. Monica and Anthony screwed in several positions, even anal, before the facial.
Scene Three: Jenna, looking refreshed, masturbated over the supposedly dead body of a man played by Justin. After she did this for a while, she actually revived him (which would probably happen in real life) and he eats her out while she blows him. Mind you, he didn't do much in that sense, but she did give him a swell blowjob with lots of heat. The couple boned in a few positions and he rubbed out a load onto her lovely face.
Scene Four: Belladonna, ready for some meat this time, took on her on again, off again, boyfriend of the time, Nacho. One of the things long-time fans of Belladonna will note is that she always gave her absolute best performances with this guy, and even if he treated her like crap in real life, she kept going back for a reason. You know he's going to gag her with his penis, and he did so roughly, and you know he's going to hammer her ass like he'll win a prize for tearing her up, which he did, but even knowing exactly what he'll do, you can't look away. It was very edgy and from the initial ass grabbing and spanking to the final drop of splooge, this was a hot scene.
Scene Five: Jenna had another solo scene, this time in a large room with Harry jerking off by a piano as he watched her. This was short and while I could spend the whole movie watching her diddle herself, I'd rather the guy wasn't so obviously in the scene (ewww).
Scene Six: Natalia, a cute gal with nice breasts, and Mya, a light skinned Black gal, were both dressed up like French maids and took on TT. He wasn't as abusive as usual, seemingly happy to slap the gals a bit and tear into their pussies with abandon, and the sex included a number of wacky positions that must've been tough to handle for all involved. It had oral and straight only, ending with a large pop shot to their faces.
Summary: There's a whole new Jenna in porn, one willing to do more than she's ever done before and willing to give fans a new perspective. Bella Loves Jenna is sure to be a turning point for the lengthy career of the lovely Jenna Jameson. She has burned up the small screen many times in the past but there was something more this time. I'm not entirely sure if I liked the artistic camera work and effects, preferring to see everything the cast had to offer, but I know I liked the action enough to rate this one as Highly Recommended.
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