Audio/Video Quality: The picture was presented in anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1 ratio color. The colors were sometimes a bit too saturated but aside from some minor grain and video noise, the show looked pretty good and never distracted from the sex taking place. The audio was presented in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English but the use of the audio format was not really great since most of the sound came from the center channel. I hope that Digital Playground shows the rest of the porn world what they are capable in the near future since this is one area in porn that is virtually always neglected (admittedly, it costs a bit more to do this right and makes editing a pain in the nads but the potential is great with all the home theatres being sold these days).
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Body of Review: One of the most popular comedy porn series on the market today is Jack's Playground. Director Robby D. formulated the series in order to experiment with the porn genre, providing some decent stabs at comedy and heated sex with the chance to parody various porn conventions with a wink and nod. The latest volume in the series is Jack's Playground 10: Jesse Jane Be Knockin' Dat Ass Out!, and the premise is that the talking black dildo, Montel, is kidnapped and must be rescued. For those of you unfamiliar with the series, Robby plays a potential director of music videos that is always capturing the sexual exploits of those around him, with little regard to normal porn conventions (solo scenes are rare in a feature these days and he always tries to include a couple of them with new girls as one example). He uses Eric Masterson much like director David Stanley of Vivid (although much better), as a main character that gets in and out of trouble almost as much as he gets in and out of pussy. If this sounds good to you, read the following breakdown of the scenes:
Scene One: Shy, wanting to audition for a role, came to Robby's door in Santa Monica. She finds that Eric is dressed up in a Shakespearean outfit that makes the porn stud look, and I quote, "like a fag". Apparently, He's working for director "TP" at "Livid" (an obvious reference to Paul Thomas at Vivid where Robby was a contract slave for years), on a feature release and She gave him a look of belabored amusement (at best). Her outfit was some tiny shorts and a see-thru top that really gave her a great look. She started licking him through his outfit and before long, the couple were boning like old fuck buddies with some solid heat and energy. While I'm not a fan of her implants, she was skilled at milking a nut and the scene went well with oral and straight sex the focal points. While not the kind of super fast sex some of you care for, her controlled approach to the scene was actually a refreshing change of pace to enjoy, making me want to see more of her in the future.
Scene Two: Mikayla, a brunette that reminded me more of a younger, all natural Olivia O'Lovely, had a solo scene in Jack's truck after he spoke with her for a few moments. I thought it was funny that the movie fast-forwarded to the action since that's exactly what many of you would've done to enjoy the action anyway. She masturbated and tasted herself much like I would've done to her if given the chance. These solo scenes from the series are perhaps the weakest overall but fans of the gals will probably be looking for them after the gals hit it big.
Scene Three: Lani, a brunette with girl next door looks and all natural breasts, was up next. Her suitcase pimp boyfriend started off by giving some rules for her scene, which Eric promptly broke like he didn't give a fuck, setting Ralph (the boyfriend) off into a rage. Eric was still wearing his silly outfit and she made the most of it as she blew him through the tights. Her oral was done at a faster pace although she didn't appear to be as talented as Robby's usual cast. Eric then took her from behind where the tempo slowed down as they boned in a couple of positions. It ended with a facial and wasn't too bad to watch once but unless she practices a lot more, I'm not all that interested in seeking her out (it wasn't a bad scene, just kind of tame).
Scene Four: Kelly, one of the more sought after newcomers in the business, has had the distinct problem of being in a number of weaker scenes. Some people attribute that to her usual partner, husband Raymond, and others think she just needs to learn the skills of the trade better. Both of them are nice people so I'm willing to give them a chance to improve their skills while waiting for the day that she makes her breakthrough scene. In this case, she started off by blowing him on a bed while Robby taped them. She toyed with his cock and did as well as her skill allowed her too before she climbed on top of him for some screwing action. I liked her she kept her shorts around her knees as the two boned since it lent something different to the action and while it wasn't the best act I've seen lately, it was pretty good (lots of chemistry if not energy). After a couple of positions, he gave her a "got milk" mustache and the scene ended.
Scene Five: Jesse Capelli, the hot blonde in the middle of the front DVD cover (located between Jesse Jane on the right and Shy Love on the left), looked like was going to masturbate on the couch. Her lean wholesome body and all-natural chest were great and I think she had a lot of potential for future movies. Her blonde hair and blue eyes reminded me of a young Julia Ann (Wicked contract gal), certainly a good thing to this reviewer. Sadly, she didn't jerk herself off and that was a pain since I wanted to see her do ANYTHING, even a solo scene, with such a good look to her.
Scene Six: Jesse Jane, certainly Digital Playground's lead contract star these days due to her great look and playfully skilled performances, proved to Ben that she had what it took to beat him in a "match for the snatch". She energetically blew him on the couch before jumping onto his lap and bouncing like her life depended on it. She definitely combined the best elements of playful attitude with skilled nut milking in a way that further advanced her role as THE star of Digital Playground. She did PTM and impressed Ben with her ability to take everything he could dish out and still ask for more with a straight face. Those who think Jesse is somehow less able to enjoy sex by virtue of her current contract should watch this scene before suggesting their flavor of the month gal is somehow better since she "does more" (as in circus act sex). If any man alive could hold out a load with this gal, they're either a neuter or gay and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Whew!
Summary: Jack's Playground 10 is still Recommended based on the cast, the sex and the willingness by Robby to explore the boundaries of porn. Rather than follow a specific formula as other companies do, he tries to play around a bit, perhaps making us appreciate the gals more when they actually give it up by showing some hot new talent that (hopefully) will come back to set the screen afire. I wish Jesse Jane would've been in more scenes but the overall feel of the show was similar to Volume 9, where the cast did a good job, if not great. Jesse was the absolute highlight of the movie and fans will need to get this release to see her really tear up the screen but there were other decent performances as well.
Note: You can see recent candid shots of several of these performers by visiting: My Photo's and read about their antics at 2004 AEE Show.
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