Cast: Naomi, Mr. Marcus, Tee Reel, Tone Capone, Lefty LaRue, Mysti May, Sean Michaels, Marie Luv, Erik Everhard, Mike Hash, Mr. Pete, Kyle Stone, Dick Nasty, Mark Zane, Kaci Star, Gianna, Brian Pumper, Sledgehammer, Sierra Sinn, Lee Bang, Tony Everready, Carlton Banks, Alias, Faceblaster; Tim Von Swine (bonus scene only for sex)
Non-sex role by Jules Jordan
Length: 260.5 minutes
Date of Production: 4/8/2006
Extras: For most people, the best extra will be the bonus scene between Kaci Star and uber director Tim Von Swine. It only lasted a bit over five minutes and took the form of a POV blowjob (after some witty banter about Mike John and Tim's fat gut). He's not well endowed but that lends a fantasy aspect for those of you out there that can identify with his body size and general demeanor. She seemed better at giving him a handjob than anything else but she was cute and the way she looked up at the camera was fun. In terms of length and replay value for me, I enjoyed the 22.5 minute long Behind the Scenes feature (wisely starting with Gianna) even more. The cast was all given the chance to play around and there was more sex taking place but it was cool seeing gals like Mysti showing that they were just as much fun when the main cameras were off as they were during it. Naomi got a lot of screen time towards the end too, marking it as another of her "must have" movies for fans. Erik's comments about Calgary having "golfball" sized hail were amusing since a couple of weeks ago, I saw much larger hail here in Houston. The other extras included the pop shot recap, lengthy photogallery and list of websites. A cast list would've been nice (I knew the gals from previous efforts or the chapters menu but several of the men were not easily identifiable) but I generally expect those from high end companies and Jules is still a start up in many ways.
Audio/Video Quality: Racial Tension was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as originally shot for DVD by director Mike John forJules Jordan Video. The colors were solid, the flesh tones accurate, and the lighting almost always very good; making the picture look well done. The composition of the picture tended to flatter the look of the ladies in almost every case with few variations in this regard though there seemed to be more camera movement than I'm used to seeing from Mike (and I think he used Tim Von Swine for some of the camera work in an uncredited capacity). One thing of importance to note, there were a fair amount of compression artifacts observed in the movie, breaking up the picture more than a little bit at times. The audio was presented in the usual 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo English but the amount of separation and dynamic range was minimal; thankfully, the vocals were clearly understood. In general though, there's a reason why people turn to Mike John when they want a great gonzo movie and much of it has to do with his solid technical skills.
Body of Review: Mike John has long been a force in porn, doing a lot of work at both Diabolic and Red Light District before taking a break from the business. He has now returned to work with the talented Jules Jordan with his first release being Racial Tension; a lengthy two disc collection of all new scenes with interracial fun being the mainstay sexual act of the movie. If you've liked Mike's past gonzo work or interracial sex, this is going to be one of the must have titles of the year, though the scenes were not as consistently well made as some of his previous work elsewhere. Still, there was a lot of fuck for the buck worth watching repeatedly, lending an air of value to the proceeding. Here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used and the men were not credited:
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Scene One: Naomi, the seductive gal on the front DVD cover wearing the blue bikini over her sweet bubble butt, was up first as she lounged outside before playing with Mr. Marcus and Tee Reel. Marcus massaged her ass and she was soon sucking his dick while Tee boned her from behind. This carried on for a short while before they took the show inside the house. Naomi has been appealing to me primarily for the shape of that fine ass of hers as well as her ability to provide solid performances when the conditions were right. This was one of those times when she seemed especially happy with whom she was working, elevating the chemistry and heat levels substantially from some of her weaker efforts. I also found her booty drop grinding to be very enthusiastic when she was taking a dick in her ass, with taste testing being a common practice here. There was also a lot of DP in the scene but she wasn't as able to keep up the pace with two cocks inside her, even causing her to rely on generic vocals like "oooh yeah" so repetitively that I wanted to choke her myself after awhile. She ended the first part of the scene by swallowing their loads, only to be revisited by the more generic mope squad members led by Tone Capone and Lefty LaRue, as they took her as part of a deal in which they'd be collection agents for the Marcus/Tee "union". This part of the scene worked better for me initially because I missed having the tease at the beginning. Naomi is a great teaser (trust me; I have firsthand experience) and any opportunity she gets to tease should be played up by directors (ask John Leslie too). The tease was still too short but led to a blow bang with all the men dropping loads into her willing mouth. Her oral skills still need polishing up but there was a lot of energy and with some more training, she could be really good. She did swallow lots of semen and it did add some replay value to the movie, ending at about 43 minutes into the flick.
Scene Two: Mysti May, a beautiful lady with light hair and a great body (in terms of overall appeal and skill, I actually liked her more than Naomi), was up next playing a maid in charge of cleaning the pipes of Sean Michaels. Sean has always been one of the top names in interracial porn and now that he's back on the market after a barely successful run at PXP, I'm hoping he finds his place to breakthrough better to a larger audience. She sucked him off with enthusiasm and skill, teasing throughout the scene with that fine ass of hers. The oral was playful and included lots of handjob action (taking two hands to handle his whopper) in the living room setting (largely boning on the red couch). She slid the majority of his minority dick into her pussy with ease, actively riding him from the start. This was enough to give me some serious wood, with her talking during the scene as though she was truly into the action regardless of the money. There was hip grinding and she always kept a smile while apparently getting off, taking his load well into her mouth (swallowing it and even cleaning some off the carpet; all the while keeping on her maid outfit). This was a fine scene but continued with her taking care of mope squad (Lee Vine, Frank Black, and one of the others from the last scene whose name escapes me). She was enthusiastic with Sean (rightfully so given the quality of his abilities) but she tore into their cocks orally with a nasty bit of playfulness that really showed her love of large black cock. She did more than blow them too as she rode actively in that sweet little pussy of hers before taking some semen straight from the pipe and more into a glass (where she started getting a bit silly) before she swallowed their loads down handily.
Scene Three: Marie Luv, a light skinned black gal with long legs and a lean body, was up next as she took care of Erik Everhard, James Deen, and Mr. Pete in a large bed after an extensive (and best of the show) tease session where she masturbated and showed off her skills. The guys got some decent blowjobs (not as well handled as Mysti's but well done nonetheless) as they took turns with her pussy. Erik was kind of rough on her but he is known as a guy in a trance when he's rocking out on a gal and this was no exception to that rule. This led to anal and a DP with lots of taste testing (I could have done without the ATM) but the alpha male of the scene was clearly Erik. According to Tim, she earned the "donkey wads" they provided her mouth with, though none of them gave her particularly large pop shots to swallow. She then gave Kyle Stone, Dick Nasty, Mark Zane, and Mike Hash(?), blowjobs with the men shamelessly wearing shirts bearing Tim's company name. She handled their wads well enough but she wasn't at her best in terms of the oral loving, making me wish she had been allowed to do more teasing or even focus on fewer partners, most of the ejaculate falling on her body.
Scene Four: Kaci Star, a fleshy redhead with a cute face and womanly curves, was up next to provide Mr. Marcus, Sean Michaels, and Tee Reel, a great time. Initially, she was masturbating on the couch and dreaming of several large black cocks in her mouth so it came as no surprise that she grabbed Sean at the door and threw him onto the couch for some good old fashioned interracial action in the form of a swell hummer. She wasn't able to get his whole shaft into her throat but she sure tried hard and used her hand to enhance the experience as best her skills could do. They were boning vaginally when Marcus and Tee joined them to fulfill her fantasy. She blew them all with the kind of girl next door style she offered up in the initial part of the scene (lacking as much pure skill as many of the others but coming across as someone who appreciated cock of all sorts tapping into her mouth and pussy). If you prefer gals with a rough edge to the manner in which they perform, you'll like her a lot. She eventually did anal too but it was even less active than the vaginal penetration so don't expect the polished skills of a more experienced gal, even going into a DP (that looked like it hurt her). After they finished up with her, she took on the junior squad (four of the mope squad from earlier) in order to violate her (willingly I might add) during a closing blowbang. She swallowed the loads and was cute if you like heavier gals (I thought she had a lot of potential and didn't mind the baby fat adorning her curvy figure but not everyone is a fan of this body type). This ended disc one of the set.
Scene Five: Gianna, a busty babe that is scoring just about every title relating to big titties these days, began the second disc with some fine teasing and masturbating outside by the pool. She's another gal with some extra weight that looked good on her frame, and I could've watched her tease footage all day if given the chance. She went inside the house to show off her lovely ass on a padded seat, proving to be as ample an asset as her breasts for me with her hip grinding action nearly causing me to unleash my own monster for some hand to gland action. Her first partner for the scene was the talented Brian Pumper and he explored every nook and cranny of her body before going down on her. She seemed to like the oral attention, spreading her pussy at his request in order for some deep poking and prodding by his large black cock. This didn't last long as he throatfucked her soundly and got some titty fucking as a bonus before she walked, then crawled, away up the stairs. I appreciated the viewpoint of those bulbous cheeks swaying to and fro with her arriving to work on Sledgehammer at the top of the stairs. He got the same treatment of oral, titty fuck and vaginal screwing before both men were planking her in the bed. One would work her mouth while the other jammed his cock in her pussy, swapping places a few times before rubbing out loads on her face. She gave a very energetic and enthusiastic ride (mouth and pussy), making it a sweet ride for replay value.
Scene Six: Sierra Sinn, a skinny gal that appeals to a number of you, worked Sean Michael's dick over orally and he allegedly popped out a swallowed load (since seeing is believing, I doubt it was real). This all took place after some jabs by Mike at Jules' office towards his former employer (calling it Pink Light, instead of Red Light; saying they were slow to pay bills) and it was cute how they all kidded around . After a short period of time to recharge his personal batteries, Sean was back banging Sierra after she slobbed his knob in an effort to get him off again. This led to some over the top vocals by her though in her defense, she rode his cock almost as energetically as a few of the top names in the movie. The anal wasn't as good but led to him popping a swallowed load into her mouth. She showed off her gape and then the mope squad came in for sloppy seconds. The emphasis was clearly on oral but she took some cock inside her too, showing no preference as to who was giving her a cock as she took on white and black dicks with equal enthusiasm. She swallowed lots of semen but this was a scene that her fans will like the most, coming in towards the back of the pack for the rest of us.
Summary: Racial Tension marked the second Jules Jordan Video release from his new company that provided solid fuck for the buck, a great cast, and some decent replay value. Except for the technical matters and a couple of scenes that dragged the rating down a little, I think many of you will find this to be a worthy title to add to your collections of interracial action. The sexual highlights included scenes by Mysti May, Gianna, and Naomi, each of which seemed to enjoy a fair amount of action with the studly cast of characters used to further the limited plot about the second (and third) stringer crowds known as mope squads, trying to get better treatment. I look forward to seeing what Mike will come up with next, especially since this provided a different style than his previous works I learned to appreciate in recent years. For most of you into gonzo porn, the title rates as at least a Recommended, though fans of Mike and the cast may feel the need to adjust the rating accordingly.
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