Cast: Jenna Jameson, Jesse Capelli, Nicole Sheridan, Katie Morgan, Jean Val Jean, Voodoo, Sammie Rhodes, Sinita Stone, Tommy Gunn, Talon, Samantha Ryan
Length: 94 minutes
Date of Production: 4/18/2005
Extra's: The best extra most fans are going to like will be the bonus blowjob scene by Jenna Jameson from her movie I Dream of Jenna. I would've liked a true bonus scene of unreleased footage but that's life. There was then a 13 minute Behind the Scenes feature. It had some interviews with the cast and crew, some extra nudity, and footage from the making of the movie. There was a photogallery, a true double sided DVD cover, and trailers to movies like Provocateur, Chanel No. 1, Ashton Asylum, Insexts, McKenzie Illustrated, Sophia Syndrome, McKenzie Made, Deep In Style, Krystal Method and other projects as yet unreleased. Note: There was no masturbation scene as listed on the back DVD cover (technically "masturbations" as in plural).
Audio/Video Quality: Jesse Factor was presented in a non-anamorphic, letterboxed widescreen with an aspect ratio of about 1.85:1 as shot by director Laurent Skye/Richard Hamilton for Club Jenna. I still hope future efforts apply anamorphic widescreen HD to them but I know that the industry is in transition at this writing so we'll have to see what happens (Vivid has announced releasing some truly high definition titles early next year). The colors looked accurate, the lighting was a mixture of various techniques that sometimes worked better than others, the level of grain typically minimal, and the composition of the shots about the same as Chanel No. 1 having in terms of making the performers look better than usual most of the time. There were no compression artifacts, no video noise, and while I would've liked more of a straightforward approach to the scenes, the movie wasn't bad looking at all. The only effect that I really didn't like was the great overuse of motion de-hancement; something some of his peers favor too strongly too, and the jumpy editing. The choices for audio were the basic 5.1 Dolby Digital English audio track, a similar track with the vocals enhanced, and a third track with the music ramped up a bit (the last choice confounds me considering how loud the music is on the primary track). They were basic but the vocals instilled a sense of heat in several of the scenes and the music, offensively loud and obnoxious as ever, wasn't the worst I've heard from the company, this time provided by RCEEZ. There wasn't a lot of separation between the channels and the dynamic range lacked a bit but I didn't get the sense that the audio was blown off here at all, helping to elevate the quality of the production a bit.
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Body of Review: Jesse Capelli is one of the latest contract stars hired by Jenna Jameson for her Club Jenna stable. As is usually the case, she has been given a spotlight title all her own apart from the Provocateur series, as directed by Laurent Skye/Richard Hamilton called Jesse Factor where the gorgeous gal was given several scenes to display her charms and desire to work with other women. Yes, she's another high profile contract performer that only does women on camera but that might not be so bad if you enjoy that kind of thing (I do but only in limited amounts). The back cover said it like this: "From the intense imagination of Laurent Sky comes his latest endeavor of groundbreaking erotica. With Jesse Factor, the newest joint effort of Sky World and Club Jenna, a door has been opened to a new world of sexual fantasy. Jesse Factor features adult entertainment's ultimate megastar - Jenna Jameson and the extremely sensual and beautiful Jesse Capelli. With the styling of Laurent Sky and the experience of Club Jenna, together Jenna and Jesse break the mold of the stereotypical XXX feature. Their inner most deviously sexual selves are unleashed onto the big screen like never before. Take a deep breath and soak up Jenna and Jesse as you enjoy Club Jenna's newest masterpiece; Jesse Factor." If that appeals to you, here's a look at the action, noting that no condoms were noticeably used, but the DVD contained Jesse's first scene for the company and what has been reported as Jenna's last scene (on the BTS feature):
Scene One: Jenna Jameson, mega-hotty founder of the company and generally accepted queen of porn, and Jesse Capelli, her attractive contract gal in her first scene, were not only the ladies on the front DVD cover but wearing wigs that would work well in an anime parody as the ladies opened the movie with a lot of flash, style, and fishnet body stockings as they had some lesbian loving together. This was reportedly the last scene for Jenna (per BTS by her significant other, "at least for awhile") so it took on a special meaning for me as a fan. The red pedestal they practically attacked one another on was weird looking but I never doubted the two had a lot of chemistry and passion for one another as they tore their outfits off and dove right in. The fingering, the smeared lipstick, and the licking all displayed a sense of passion reminiscent of Jenna's best work (and a dominant Jenna is a good thing in my book). I was pleasantly surprised that the scene didn't revolve around a lot of toy use and noticed that Jenna really went to town here, elevating the scene for both of them as a result. Whew!
Scene Two: Nicole Sheridan, a busty hotty with at least two friends in Houston named "Houston Don", was up next as she followed the stylish lights and music with her hubby Voodoo, after some tease by lovely Katie Morgan. I wished that Katie were in on the action with them but anyone that has seen the couple together knows how well they work as a team. She sucked him off in hardcore yet playful style, teasing him as though she might stop at any time as he played a sort of porno cop (complete with motorcycle). She actively rode him vaginally and slightly less so in anal with Katie appearing as partner to Jean Val Jean as the two couples were edited together. I hate when what should be separate scenes are mixed together and as hot as the ladies are, each deserves the spotlight of a scene to themselves. Still, Katie and Jean made a handsome couple and overall the sex was well done (I just didn't like the editing). Voodoo ended his segment by spewing on the flashing red beacon light for Nicole to lick up if you're keeping track.
Scene Three: Sammie Rhodes, a busty babe with some nice moves, and starlet Jesse Capelli, were up together next in a red room in a seat made up like the back of a car. I thought Jesse looked better this time with her regular hairstyle, the gals performing in lesbian fashion as expected. Sammie was a screamer here as Jesse spanked her, fingered her, and otherwise showed her what Jenna taught her in the previous scene. Sammie went down on her in a heated fashion after that and they were soon using some interesting toys together, like a clear dildo and a transparent strap on dildo.
Scene Four: Sinita Stone, not the cutest gal of the batch but one willing to make up for it on the set of what looked to be a Silver Age movie set, took on movie moguls Tommy Gunn and Talon as the producer/director looked on with a minor amount of interest. They orally worked her up and she alternated between slobbing their knobs, going straight to anal (I noticed it looked like he had a condom on but upon closer examination, it seemed to be the natural coloration of the cock). She was also a screamer, but too passive during the scene, moving to an even worse DP. At least then she was trying to wiggle around a little bit but even when they came on the clapper board dated 5/20/2005, it did little for me as she licked it clean.
Scene Five: Samantha Ryan and Jesse Capelli, continuing the porn cop routine, were up next in another lesbian scene. Both looked stunning and I wouldn't mind if they read me my rights sometime but much of the action seemed forced so even looking as good as they did couldn't save the scene for me. It was a lipstick lesbian performance, emphasis on performance, and if you like that sort of thing; it might work better for you then it did for me. Even the strap on dildo use seemed fake. Blah!
Bonus Scene: The bonus blowjob scene advertised on the cover starring Jenna Jameson had her doing her husband Justin Sterling from I Dream of Jenna. I would have preferred a unique Jenna hummer scene but I know she's been phasing out her male scenes and probably has few of them to spare as a bonus scene not incorporated into an actual movie. It lasted about 6 minutes and was very warm, reminding me how much I like harem outfits on hotties as well as the fact that I never saw the movie in question. Jenna was always good at blowing guys and this scene was no different, making it a decent extra if you don't already have the movie.
Summary: Jesse Factor by director Laurent Skye/Richard Hamilton for Club Jenna was a must have if you adore contract performer Jesse Capelli but all others will find this a mixed spectacle of sex. The technical values were the stylish leanings of the director who seemed to be possessed by the spirit of a rave he attended some time in the past and the amount of fuck for the buck was decidedly less then what it should have been, even missing some extras from the look of it. Jesse was a hotty but 60% of the scenes in Jesse Factor were lesbian only and the best I could do for the flick was a rating of Rent It. On a side note, I hope that Jenna Jameson makes more scenes in the near future, even lesbian scenes, since her last one "for awhile" included in this movie was very warm, perhaps a few shot by new director DCypher would be a good idea too.