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Becoming Carmen Hart

Studio: Wicked Pictures » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 8/27/06

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Becoming Carmen Hart

Wicked Pictures

Genre: Feature

Director: Michael Raven

Cast: Carmen Hart, Eric Masterson, Chloe Dior, Kirsten Price, Barrett Blade, Tiffany Rayne, Manuel Ferrara, Taylor Hilton, Evan Stone; Jenner (bonus scene only)
Non-sex role by Jonathan Morgan

Length: 84.5 minutes

Date of Production: 2/13/2006

Extras: The best extra by most standards would be the bonus sex scene from Gossip starring Carmen Hart and Jenner. It was set inside a bed and only lasted about 15 minutes but it was fun to watch. I also liked the 15 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by David "Crawdaddy" Crawford for all the fun it offered (the cast seemed to be having a great time as they kidded around the set) but it also had the cast posing during photoshoots and having extra hardcore sex in between the interviews; though the emphasis was clearly on Carmen and Kirsten (the two contract performers). The 3.5 minute long Bloopers Reel was cute with lots of goofed lines, especially by Carmen and Evan. There were a number of photogalleries and star statistics, a true double sided DVD cover and a cardboard slipcover for the DVD case, two promotional reels (one from the 2005 AEE show and the other from 2006), DVD ROM materials like Wicked Awards and Nominations, company profile, casino game, and desktops, a DVD catalog, some spam, and trailers to shows like Sold, All About Keri, Eternity, Camp Cuddly Pines, Secrets of the Velvet Rings, Road Trixxx 3, and others.

Condoms: Yes

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Audio/Video Quality: Becoming Carmen Hart was presented in anamorphic widescreen color with an approximate aspect ratio of 1.85:1 as originally shot by director Michael Raven for Wicked Pictures. Michael used various lighting effects to achieve his artistic vision. The colors were accurate, the grain was less than usual, and the composition of the shots tended to be quite favorable to the cast. There were no compression artifacts or video noise that I saw and the visuals seemed just fine overall. The audio was presented with a choice of either a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English, a 2.0 DD German track or a 2.0 DD Spanish track (the dubbed tracks were considerably worse than those for the anime I review in case you're wondering). I listened to the English track and while I didn't hear any appreciable separation on the audio, it was nicely put together otherwise. Fans of subtitles will appreciate the Greek version added in, though I've never understood why unless Wicked is particularly effectively marketed in Greece. Still, as limited the audio was in this low budget feature, it was handled pretty well overall.

Body of Review: The Visitors marked director Michael Raven's big hit of the year in terms of his porn career but he has successfully brought some other fine titles to the small screen as well. His latest is Becoming Carmen Hart, a little showcase for the contract cutie that put her on display as quite the up and comer to the next generation of porn fans. An all natural body, sexy accent, and a lack of hundreds of gonzo splooged-fests where she's been worn out, all contribute to her appeal so I think the bets made by the folks at Wicked Pictures have been well placed, even if the small budget feature market seems to be a lot smaller than it used to be. Still, couples will likely find this one appealing as will Carmen's legion of devoted fans, for the humor as well as the sex. Here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and actions, noting that two of the scenes were blowjobs only and condoms were used in all the penetrative sex:

Scene One: Carmen Hart, the hotty on the front DVD cover, was up first as she made out with bleach blonde Eric Masterson in her wedding dress in front of the fire place with a bunch of moving boxes laying around the floor beside them. She was wearing glassing and looking very cute as they kissed and otherwise seemed into the moment as the light music played on around them. He ate her out slowly as she kicked back to appreciate it, slowly working his tongue inside the folds of her pussy as she responded favorably. She then showed she is a decent cocksucker as the music changed into something a bit more contemporary. She toyed with him as though she was going to work it to completion but she climbed on top of him while her veil was still atop her head instead. I liked how she wiggled her hips and actively rode him; bouncing on top of his rod and making moaning noises but they only did one more position before he popped his load on her abdomen. I like seeing longer scenes and this one was indicative of Raven's current style, limiting more than a little for me, even if I enjoyed it a lot.

Scene Two: Chloe Dior, a light haired lass with lots of curves, was actively working the meat of Eric Masterson in her mouth as Carmen walked in on them quietly. The camera angles moved around a bit but it was strictly a blowjob scene in the bedroom with her kneeling before him. In deference to her skill, she was given more of an opportunity to sword swallow than Carmen was and her deepthroating abilities were very nicely handled but it was still too short and ended when he rubbed out a load to her face and mouth. There wasn't as much chemistry between them as the prior scene.

Scene Three: Kirsten Price, the other contract cutie from the movie, was up next as her and Barrett Blade boned in the bed. It was funny after establishing him as a sweaty, smelly dweeb but the two had some chemistry together befitting real life partners such as this. The phrasing of the dialogue was a bit twisted but her limited oral and strip tease was hot with cutie Carmen Hart diddling herself in the next door bedroom. Kirsten was another active rider of cock after she pulled her lips away from his rod long enough to mount him. The dirty talk was decent and while I'm not exactly keen on editing scenes together, Carmen did have some reasonable motivation to do herself as she listened in on the couple. Kirsten was also good at doing PTM between positions and took a moderate load to her mouth in this warm scene.

Scene Four: Tiffany Rayne, the gorgeous hotty that internet rumors have been running rampant about (thankfully proving to be untrue), was up next on the bed of a porn set with Manuel Ferrara as Carmen watched. Jonathan Morgan played the sleazy director perfectly and Tiffany was on fire as she engaged in a 69 with her studly partner. The camera framing and colors were a bit off here, as though director of photography Francois was purposely trying to make it look crappy. Morgan's continual coaxing was so over the top (using many of his standard lines about the dick not sucking itself, his balls containing oxygen, and the squirrel with a nut) as to be hilarious but I admit that I wanted to see more of Tiffany and hear her screams of pleasure than his rants in a southern drawl. In terms of raw sexuality, she was the best and most blatantly vocal lady of the cast; a wise selection for the scene in question even as she took the anal. In all, I liked the scene a lot even if the extraneous matters could've been truncated a bit to make it better. Tiffany and Manuel are great together no matter what they do, though she was better in his movie, Evilution.

Scene Five: Taylor Hilton, a really cute gal that looked better than the infamous heiress, and Barrett Blade were up next on a set where she gave him a blowjob. Initially, it was done in POV style but Carmen picked up the camera to assist and showed that Taylor was a decent cocksucker with solid potential. I'm not a big fan of oral-only scenes but I'll admit that I wouldn't turn her away if she wanted to suck my dick (all two inches of it). The pop shot was almost nonexistent and I hope to see more of her in the future.

Scene Six: Carmen Hart, again looking much like a younger, hotter, Devinn Lane, advanced her career as a last minute replacement in a scene with Evan Stone. If anything, she looked better here than in the previous scenes, as he diddled her to her great delight. While I'd like the contract cuties to have lengthier scenes, I can't deny their physical appeal in their scenes either so the balance always depends on how much they like working with a particular partner as to the level of heat. If anything, I'd say that she was turned on by Evan more than anyone she's worked with in a while and that added in enough heat to elevate the movie as a whole to the next level. Her oral was as active as ever, ball sucking included, and she aggressively rode his cock very well here too. It wasn't as active as Tiffany's ride but she displayed the gold here and the hip grinded was splendid. It ended with a larger facial and some post coital sucking, marking it as another solid scene.

Scene Seven: Gossip: "Carmen Hart, the hotty contract gal on the front DVD cover, was up first in bed as the alarm clock went off and woke her and Jenner. It was her turn to open the salon and he complained so to make things right, she told him it would be okay for her to be a "little bit late". He did some lizard licking on her pussy and she returned the favor with a short blowjob. This led to the couple bumping uglies vaginally in a few positions with Carmen showing some moderate measure of activity when she was on top of him. It was performance sex but she was attractive enough that few of you will care about the lack of chemistry between the couple, ending the scene with an abdomen pop and a kiss."

Summary: Becoming Carmen Hart was best viewed as a showcase look at the hot looking contract star Carmen Hart rather than one of Wicked Pictures big budget blockbusters designed to win scores of awards. The ladies all looked good here, some were particularly appealing in their scenes (Carmen and Tiffany Rayne doing the best job by a wide margin), and the technical matters were all good at enhancing what was shown on the screen. I thought the DVD was worthy of being Recommended; marking another solid release by director Michael Raven, even if not on the same scale as his recent hit. In short, Becoming Carmen Hart was most becoming of the leading lady and another notch on her belt of heated titles that fans should give the nod to, proving that she has more going for her than mere beauty alone.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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