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Heat Wave

Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 12/5/06

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Heat Wave

Vivid Entertainment

Genre: Vignette

Director: Paul Thomas

Cast: Tiffany Taylor, Derrick Pierce, Courtney Simpson, Jay Huntington, Penny Flame, Jay Lassiter, Sara Stone, Jack Lawrence, Evan Stone

Length: 114 minutes

Date of Production: 7/22/2006

Extra's: For most of you, the best extra will be the five bonus scenes from completely unrelated movies, including Mind Games with Sky & TT Boy; Savanna Samson Superstar with Savanna Samson, Seth Dickens, Otto Bauer, Vincent Vega, Gil Cortez, & Mac Turner; Obsession with Kira Kener & Devin Wolf; Be With Me with Savanna Samson, Mario Rossi, and Franco Del Toro; and Zoom with Raylene & Mark Davis. Then there were two photogalleries, trailers to movies like After Party, The Visitor, Sexy Young Thing, & Dinner Party; and some spam with a true double sided DVD cover rounding out the package.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Heat Wave was presented in 1.85:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as shot in HD by director Paul Thomas for release by Vivid Entertainment. The lighting was generally decent in all but one of the scenes and that helped minimize the grain and video noise with the camera work showing some level of extra skill (I think industry veteran Jane Waters was working the camera much of the time). The lighting was flat and even in three of the scenes; some extra attention paid to framing the shots better than usual to help make it better than average (with some experimentation in all of them upon closely looking). The editing was well done as it helped cut down any of the rougher points to a minimum, showing that the team approach was used to make it look the best it could in most cases. The composition of the shots was decent in how it enhanced the look of the ladies, who all looked fine to begin with, adding to the visual treat of their performances but there were some choices made that didn't work all that well. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital English with minimal separation and the usual amount of dynamic range. The vocals were always dominant and the generic music not too offensive but the ladies could have employed more dirty talk in my opinion (a standard complaint of mine that not everyone agrees with).

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Body of Review: Paul Thomas is nothing short of a directing and performing legend in porn; practically growing up along with the industry from its roots in the mid 1970's. This gives him a lot of perspective and he has picked up numerous tricks along the way, especially when directing for Vivid Entertainment, that allow him to try new things in order to keep the work interesting for him. Some of the time, these efforts work a lot better than others but I've grown accustomed to seeing what he has to offer and trying to place it in perspective; not the easiest task in the world. His latest movie for them is a showcase on their newest contract hotty, Tiffany Taylor, with a small budget vignette called Heat Wave. She certainly has an exotic look and rates among the most physically attractive ladies in porn so the pairing up makes sense for both parties but what about the quality of the scenes you ask? Well, you can read about them below but here's a quick look at the words on the cover to give you the idea that Vivid wanted you to associate with the flick: "It's an afternoon in the Valley in the record heat of the summer. Luscious nymphet's cool their hot bodies in all sorts of sexy ways: Nude moonlight swims, tubs of ice cubes, and dancing under the cool springs of the public fountain. Paul Thomas takes you to the fittingly scorching debut of Tiffany Taylor, the exotic new Vivid girl, in a movie all about beating the heat in the hottest ways imaginable. It may be a Heatwave, but it's 69 in the shade!" If you're still interested, here's a breakdown of the scenes, noting that no condoms were visibly used:

Scene One: Tiffany Taylor, the hotty on the front DVD cover in her debut as a contract gal, was up first playing nude in the pool with Derrick Pierce. She was as cute as ever with that exotic mix of genes, stunning eyes, and lean figure that had him propping her up on the deck to go down on in no time. Her all natural look enhanced the moment and her vocals were within the realm of believability. Her own oral skills seemed decent enough as she worked his meat pipe. He's not exactly prime rib as far as meat puppets go but he's better than the Lockwood/third tier mopes that populate the industry. The oral captured fairly well around the pool, they started vaginally banging; notable for the way her breasts moved, the color problems of one camera, and how she let him do all of the work before he popped on her lower abdomen. She's done better in the past and my sole concern is that she take steps to stop relying on her looks since they don't get her far enough to make a scene a winner for many fans (with a little more effort, the scene could have been awesome).

Scene Two: Courtney Simpson, a lean and flexible cheerleader type from Arizona, was up next in the living room as she teased in the nude; even using a stripper pole before muscular Jay Huntington started orally working her over. The lighting here caused some shadows but the textures weren't bad if a sense of realism was the goal over overt sexuality. She did a split over his face and I have to admit that the camera angles were particularly good for these two. He bent her over the couch and started nailing her hard, moving into a standing 69 as he walked around the room, her getting much more active on top of him. The small stripper pole stage portion of the scene, even poorly lit, was sweet and he blew out his load on her abdomen too. The scene showed the couple displaying heat, chemistry, and a lot of enthusiasm; making it a winner!

Scene Three: Penny Flame, a personal favorite for her silly attitude, cute look, and playful nature, was teasing the camera as she ate a banana and smoked a cigarette; addressing the camera while flooded with light. It added a new dynamic to the scenes I've watched her in recently, and I was thankful that the scene labeled her partner as Jay Lassiter (I'm not overly familiar with either of the Jay's used in the movie) but whoever provided the cock; the scene was clearly all about Penny. She masturbated, poured water on herself, and used her sultry eyes to convey a sense of readiness before she started pounding her pussy with a large flesh colored dildo. That was one toy that I would have sucked clean but then Jay came in to further explore her sexuality, lightly kissing her legs and rubbing her as though warming her up for me (what a pal!). She went for him orally with a very pleasing hummer, covering all the bases as she blew him in an appreciative manner (adding in the slightest bit of titty fuck too). It was a messy fuck where she controlled all aspects of the penetration, showing some skill as she actively rode the guy on the couch. Both got all sweaty and she did some intermittent PTM between positions, resulting in a much deserved facial that she literally lit up upon receiving. Whew!

Scene Four: Sara Stone, a fleshy gal with curved I've long appreciated in action, appeared to have lost some weight since I last saw her but still looked busty in her pink & black PVC bikini as she cleaned the porch and got a snack in the kitchen. She moved to the game room (where a very fine pool table was present; just like mine in fact) and started warming up, joined by Jack Lawrence as she closed her eyes and enjoyed his icy trick thoroughly. He went down on her and while her breathing seemed somewhat over the top at times, I never doubted she was enjoying herself, moving to another good blowjob before the vaginal screwing took place. She rode as though possessed and some weird camerawork aside (camera on its side for example), I liked it a lot too. It ended with a titty pop that she coaxed out of him and served the movie well for fun, passion, and chemistry.

Scene Five: Tiffany Taylor, out by the pool in the daylight once more, was getting a dark tan on the float as the stalker-cam followed her into the house for some water cleaning action on the bidet that led to some masturbation action in the bathtub with a small pocket vibrator. As lovely looking as she was here, the noise wakened the mighty Evan Stone on the bed (she moved to the bedroom) and he lightly caressed her as she continued masturbating. Evan is one of the top tier talents in porn so she responded even better then before, with him gravitating towards her crotch to eat her out like a champion before she showed her full set of oral skills during the cocksucking portion of the scene (which came after he coated his cock with her own juices during some vaginal play). She still wasn't as active a fuck as the other ladies in the movie but it was a better scene on many levels and helped the movie maintain a decent level of heat, ending with a chest pop.

Bonus Scene: Be With Me: Savanna Samson, amazingly up in a third scene in a row, took on both Mario Rossi and Franco Del Toro on a couch while Voodoo watched (of course since it was the guiding, and lame, theme of the movie). The men wore hats (a bowler and a top hat) while Savanna wore some nice lingerie, as they tended to one another's needs. Her oral was again splendid and they didn't do badly either but her energetic screwing was the best part of the scene. Fans will like that she did a DP (double penetration) with lots of anal as she masturbated but the way the scene used so many close-ups was problematic (unless you like looking at man ass as much as David Stanley seems to).

Summary: Heat Wave by director Paul Thomas for release by Vivid Entertainment was interesting in that the best scenes came not from the most beautiful lady of the cast but by the supporting women used. Still, Tiffany's fans will have a lot to like about her here thanks to the tease footage and how beautiful she appeared while the raincoaters will love how heated some of the other scenes were in terms of passion, chemistry, and enthusiasm. The technical matters were mixed but favorable, the extras only slightly less then what Vivid tends to offer, and I have to admit that I liked Heat Wave enough to rate it as Recommended. Vivid is home to some of the most attractive ladies in porn these days and Tiffany Taylor is certainly one of them so I hope she cranks up the heat in future efforts to really shine as brightly as she can.

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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