Audio/Video Quality: Teen America: Mission #10 was presented in what appeared to be a 1.85:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as originally shot by the talented Robbie D. for Digital Playground. For those new to the series, I'll hit the highlights but as is virtually always the case; the picture looked fine. Shot in a gonzo style by the director, the movie had some shadows and minor grain but conveyed the sense of fun, raw energy, and frantic antics the cast engaged in as well as anything else on the market at this time. The fleshtones were solid, the composition of the shots complimented the cast very nicely, and the minimalist settings didn't distract from the action at all. If given the right cast, I'd like to see a volume in the series use the flat lighting of Red Light District just once to compare but I'd be misleading you if I said the visual elements weren't well handled here to the point where any deeper analysis would prove relatively fruitless (unless I wanted to get so anal retentive as to break it down frame by frame that is-and that ain't going to happen). The audio was presented in a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English where the vocals were likely captured in monaural but the limited music and sound effects were added in on the other channels. In large part, this being a gonzo release means the audio wasn't a huge concern but the vocals were clearly discernable and added to the heat of the scenes.
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Body of Review: Cut off from the family fortune by a mean old father, "Jack" is told to find a job by Larry, his dad. Jack (in the form of Robbie D.) ends up shooting adult footage of various women having sex for a beauty contest where the interviews always end up in the audio guy screwing the women. That's the premise for the award winning Teen America series with today's review of Teen America: Mission #10 the latest volume of the well received, award winning, series (it won best series from DVD Talk last month too in our year end 2005 Top Porn List). This time, the show was taking a second look at a bunch of gals in the semi-finals round, focusing on gals with darker hair that had plenty of talent worthy of your time, money, and loads of semen. Unlike Teen America 9, the show had no clear cut star power to draw us in but the cast was very balanced in terms of skill and appeal so here's a look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that only one condom was used:
Scene One: No Speaky Englich!: Carmen, the attractive brunette on the right side of the front DVD cover, was up first as she cleaned the pool outside on a cold day in her black bikini. She had a sweet ass with the usual goosebumps from the weather and the tease footage was great as she walked along the concrete deck. She went inside to have sex with Scott Nails, starting off with bondage gear and a glass anal plug (though why the guys kept snickering escaped me), soon tasting her own ass juice off the device. She gave a solid blowjob and the two went to anally boning like banshees in no time. She was definitely a great ride, regardless of the position, and I think her look was captured very nicely by Robbie but it was her passion and energy that appealed to me most. They did do a bit of vaginal screwing and there was some ATM but in all, I didn't think she needed to do any of the circus act sex given her abilities. It ended when he popped a load onto her blindfolded face but I'd have preferred she be the one to do it.
Scene Two: Head Nurse: Trinity, the cutie on the left hand side of the front DVD cover wearing the green PVC smock, was up next as a semi-finalist in the contest. Her partner was Eric Masterson, who kept using the boom microphone as a symbolic penis while Robbie did his scam act to get her stripping (with hilarious made up stripper music by the guys), and she complied with their request quite nicely. This led to a slow, sultry blowjob with lots of tease that got really messy as time went on. She began riding him in cowgirl with a condom on and both seemed to actively participate as they bumped uglies. After a few licks to his penis popsicle, they rode some more before the glass dildos came out. They looked like the high quality Phallix toys that are way out of my budget and were used to stretch her ass to her great delight. Typically, this means he'll be nailing her ass afterwards but something happened and this didn't take place (mixing it up is okay by me). Yeah, she cleaned the toy orally but some of you might get pissed that she didn't take the dick anally given the build up. Eric then popped his load on the glass table top and she pretended to lick it up from underneath, an erotic touch until she actually went after some semen in her mouth. While not my favorite scene of the movie, it was fun to watch and her skills with a penis came across as decent.
Scene Three: Hot For Teacher: Kelly Kline, still looking as fine as ever, was up next as she gave her interview on the swing set by the school while dressed in blue jeans and a conservative top but no bra. She had sex with Scott Nails after they left the playground (not "Jack's" playground) to go back to the house where she changed into something less comfortable. Essentially, she got into some bondage gear, complete with arm spreader, large ball gag, and form fitting undies while Scott tapped away at her body parts with a modified riding crop on the cushion. She's one of those hotties I've seen get better every year (contrast that with the generic flavor of the week types) and her oral skills were in fine form this time. The sex included a lot of teasing in various vaginal positions and I liked it as her fresh image has appealed for years to my libido. It ended when he popped off on her face and chest with her dirty talk and tease elevating the scene more than a little bit.
Scene Four: Wait Up Call: Taryn Thomas, another brunette with a smoking hot body that should've been on the cover, began with the interview on the couch in her mesh top and blue jeans. She claimed to have narcolepsy and fell asleep a few times so partner Scott Nails provided her with the ultimate cure; his penis. There's a reason why she was a contender for best new starlet last week and those who watched her adoring fans at the show as they gathered around her will know why if you watch her in the oral portion of the scene. She managed to combine just the right amount of freshness and skill to come off to both sides of the fantasy (new to the act and totally skilled at it) with lucky Scott as the recipient. They screwed vaginally in numerous positions after that with her actively participating in most of them, calling out for him to do her more than a few times. This led to the usual pop shot to her face although it took him forever to jerk out the load.
Scene Five: From Spain With Love: Terri Summers, the babe featured on the middle of the front DVD cover, was up last in a scene with studly Marco Duato. This couple is among the best working couples in porn in my opinion given some of their great scenes together. Her form fitting black outfit was especially nice to look at on her curvy body and her use of the riding crop was a nice change of pace from the way the series usually has the gals on the receiving end as she dominated him from his cocoon-like body bag (okay, I know that sounds a little sick but remember that Robbie isn't exactly known for your standard sense of humor). The face sitting ade me want to change places with him and her coy oral, while not the best I've seen from her of late, was pleasing too. They went to boning by the couch as though they were truly into one another, forgoing the more energetic porn sex in favor of a slower bang in several positions vaginally. He rubbed out a load to her lovely face at the end and all I can say is; I wanted more from them (it was that good).
Summary: Teen America: Mission #10 was one of the most balanced volumes in the series; relying more on a balanced set of solid scenes and a talented cast rather than a single starlet or theme. In that sense, my rating of Highly Recommended was about the entire package offered from the technical values to the ladies to the sex itself. There weren't any great extras and the running time of about two hours wasn't the best the series had to offer but the quality of the movie was undeniable. I know a few people who'd like me to point out that Robbie D., the fabulously talented director and driving force behind some of the best porn made in recent years, was the sole cause of this volume's success but that'd be unfair to the skillful editing, beautiful ladies, and other aspects of the show. As a general rule, I've come to rely on the Teen America as the flagship offering in the entire Jack's Playground universe for good reason; it provides just the right easel for Robbie to express his skill as an artist and consistently provides the kind of gals fans of porn enjoy over and over again. I kind of wonder if the 12th volume will be a special edition given the build up over the last year or so but in many ways, the series itself is a special edition of the Jack's Playground show so many people seem to appreciate.
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