Cast: Adora, Michael Stefano, Sydnee Capri, Steve Holmes, Kennedy, John Strong, Tyra, Kitten
Length: 126 minutes
Dates of Production: 6/23/2004, 7/23/2004, 8/3/2004, 9/27/2004, 9/29/2004
Extra's: The best extra by far was the inclusion of a 46.5 minute long Behind the Scenes feature (by Michael Stefano and Juan Cuba) that showcased the cast and crew. There were funny moments, moments taken from the sex scenes, and some background stuff that was helpful to knowing where the gals were at. The next best extra for me was the nearly 14 minutes of bonus/boner footage of deleted sex footage edited out of the main act. Much of it appeared to be edited because of the camera angles or other technical matters yet it added some good value to the DVD. There was also a 4.5 minute long photoshoot that gave all the gals except camera shy Sydnee a chance to show off their assets, trailers, a director's biography, a photogallery, a cum shot recap and a double sided DVD cover to add value.
Audio/Video Quality: Feeling Black 4 was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color that it was shot in by director Michael Stefano. The lighting was usually decent but some moments of grain popped up when the shadows crept in, primarily during the POV camera angles, so I can't say this was Michael's best work on a technical level. The fleshtones were accurate though and there were no compression artifacts or video noise that I could see so the DVD mastering was well taken care of. The composition of the shots was also generally well done with some care put into the process, often presenting the cast in their best possible light. The stereo audio track was about average for gonzo, having little to speak highly of as there was no separation between the channels and a limited dynamic range.
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Body of Review: Michael Stefano is one of those guys that has it all these days. Working for Red Light District and sister company Platinum X Pictures as both a performer and director has given him the life of Riley in that he gets paid to get laid, often with some of the hottest gals on Earth. His latest release is an interracial movie that has him and a couple of white pals tapping into some premium black pussy (and ass); Feeling Black 4. Seeing as how black gals tend to be few and far apart in porn, at least quality black gals, it was refreshing to see this group of hotties offering up their bag of tricks with a sense of passion typically absent in such a release. If this sounds good to you, read the following breakdown of scenes by cast and actions that follows:
Scene One: Adora, a short dark skinned black gal wearing a camouflaged bikini, started off the show as she teased Michael Stefano and the camera down the long hallway of his house. Her bubble butt worked for him as well as the rest of her curvy body but he paid extra attention to it. The scene then progressed to a point of view scene where he gave her some penis to play with (his own of course). Her oral was okay but the vaginal and anal seemed to be her forte as she really began to shine when taking it hard and fast. It ended with a facial and some ATM but she didn't swallow.
Scene Two: Sydnee Capri, a moderately dark skinned black gal with a lot of junk in her trunk, teased the camera less other than doing some face sitting on director Michael Stefano; allowing him to go down on her as a warm up to the sex. She blew him after than and I had to admit that she looked good in her chosen profession (as a professional dick sucker). Steve Holmes joined the two and after a suitable warm up, the guys were banging away at her pussy and ass (including a DP) as though it were some of the best they'd had in a long time. The scene ended when they glazed her face and mouth. For the most part, she was very talented with some nice energy.
Scene Three: Kennedy, a kind of mean looking gal with very dark skin, was up next wearing a red fishnet top and black panties as she masturbated and Michael helped her out in point of view fashion. She had some hard miles on her chassis but neither John Strong not Michael Stefano seemed to mind as she asked to have her ass fucked "slowly". She gave fair head and was okay when taking the dicks in her pussy and ass but the DP made me think she wanted to be anywhere else at the moment. There was a lot of taste testing and the scene ended with a large dose of frothy semen sported on her face.
Scene Four: Tyra, the light skinned black gal on the front DVD cover, was up next as she teased the camera with her very lean body. Thankfully, she also had a large ass to offer up Michael Stefano as he joined her on the comfy chair. In jeans, her ass was delightful looking and it still looked good when they came off although it never got any action like the previous gals saw. Her oral was okay and the vaginal screwing passable but he did most of the work and she barely held on, making it the weakest scene of the bunch (she was probably the most attractive gal but couldn't fuck nearly as well as the rest of them).
Scene Five: Kitten, a gal with huge breasts that has been in porn for a long, long time (for good reason mind you), took care of both Steve Holmes and Michael Stefano after Mike warmed her up in point of view fashion. Okay, she has some miles on her too but her sheer enthusiasm made up for any visual flaws and the level of skill she showed would make her a Jedi Master at cock sucking (not to mention the rest of her repertoire). The vaginal, anal and DP all worked very well in this, the best scene of the DVD, which proved experience beats looks most, if not all, of the time. Some of you will also enjoy how vocal she was, coaxing out their loads handily as they jerked off to her willing mouth (although she didn't swallow).
Summary: Feeling Black 4 was not the best gonzo porno I've watched this week but it had a lot going for it, especially as an interracial release that turns the concept on its head. When I tell most people about an interracial flick, they usually think of black men and white women first for some reason and that's a shame since there is plenty of work to be done breaking down barriers of all kinds in a society trying to live up to MLK's dream. I'm going to give this one a rating of Recommended, although fans of the cast will rate it higher and those not into black gals may think less of it. It had some decent fuck for the buck even if it wasn't consistently solid so check it out if the scenes sound appealing to your needs/wants/desires.
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