Audio/Video Quality: Deeper 4 (Shay Jordan) was presented in the same 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by director Robby D. to be released by Digital Playground later this month. In terms of lighting and picture quality, the movie was looking a bit less refined than most of the recent work shot for the company in 720p HD; with the scenes all being distinctively captured in varying styles that again reminded me of the Celeste style Robbie records at times. There was again an even more conscious effort to tone down the Celeste style though and bring in vocals as well as more straightforward gonzo standards; a pleasing compromise for those of us that prefer the edgier stuff but appreciate the softer material at times too. This was perhaps the best mix of the two styles I have seen by the director, with an 80/20 split in favor of his gonzo work; using Jim F. and Scott K. on camera this time, both showing a decent amount of skill as they captured visuals in line with what Robby has been providing of late. There was no grain or video noise observed, I saw no compression artifacts, and the composition of the scenes was such that all the gals were made to look fantastic. The fleshtones were not as accurate as pure gonzo but given the sexual dynamics in play here, I doubt anyone will care as the textured visuals offered something different to appreciate. It was presented in a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround track and had some decent separation and dynamic range, with the various selections providing a nice aural setting for the visuals in the large mansion it was shot in. The other good thing about this one was that vocals were employed along with the music, elevating the levels of perceived chemistry for me. The music was pretty solid in most cases too, providing the variety needed to give the scenes some extra replay value. The music was not credited to the editor, Kurt Tortcher, but they sounded a lot like his previous works and I think he handled both areas reasonably competently from what I could tell, as I'm not a fan of porn music over vocals.
Body of Review: Robby D. and Digital Playground have shown the world that there exists a wide range between the various types of gonzo porn in the last year; offering up a number of experiments serving as a fusion of styles disproving the common logic that "all porn is alike". Robby's latest movie will be coming out later this month, titled Deeper 4; a showcase to the lovely new contract hotty Shay Jordan (as seen on the cover). Like Deeper 1, Deeper 2, and Deeper 3, the movie served as a cross breed project that utilized a variety of techniques to provide the perfect settings to allow the cast to truly shine. In this case, Robby really did provide the "gold" in the sense that each scene worked on multiple levels, repeatedly, in a way that rarely happens. The company advertises the series as: "The Deeper series is shot with all the technical savvy and artistic design of Digital Playground's "Erotique" series, while still encompassing all of the hot passion and sound of today's best gonzo porn." I have to concur with this idea, which was handled better here than previous volumes. If you're still interested, here's a look at the scenes, noting that no condoms were used:
Scene One: Shay Jordan, the stunning hotty on the front cover, was wisely placed up first as she enjoyed some wine with Jerry in a decidedly high end home dining room before the beverage had the intended effect on her. She gave him a short strip show with a pounding beat after the vocals made the scenario clear. Jerry snacked on her crack like most men would love to do, the sexy lady relishing her effect on his manhood. He ate her out and aside from some occasional lapses in focus by the cameramen, the visuals were strangely appealing and just different enough that it was immediately apparent. She sucked him off with a degree of vigor as she rubbed herself, soon impaling her pussy with his rod as her all natural breasts swayed and bounced. The inclusion of the vocals during the sex had an immeasurably positive effect for me, with the sex shot more like gonzo with a touch of style rather then previous attempts that were more like the Celeste visions some of us have mixed feelings about. Her active participation in the sex added a lot of heat and chemistry to the action as well, ending with a large pop shot to her body (and some post coital sucking of his cock that showed she was no cum dodger).
Scene Two: Marie Luv, the tall and lean black gal that has been nominated fro numerous awards, was up next in a lipstick fetish scene with her preferred scene partner Marco Banderas/Duato. Painting body parts with the pink lipstick, he warmed her up nicely in the scene with some oral all over her, leading to her taking up the lipstick dynamic during her reciprocal oral on him. I can't recall a scene I've watched that used lipstick so much, and I'm talking about a LOT! He started tapping her pussy and I would have sworn she'd be doing anal since she is recognized as very anal friendly, but they stuck with the front door and she took it rather well. The editing and camerawork here differed markedly from the first scene, using lighting and something I couldn't quite pin down as a way of keeping it fresh. I may not be her biggest fanboy but I recognize that she provided some well needed diversity to the movie with her solid performance that ended with a pop to her asshole.
Scene Three: Celina Cross, a seriously cute Latina dressed as a schoolgirl, was up next as she seduced Scott Nails before simulating pissing in her white cotton panties all over him. It was obvious that a glass of water was poured on her (so the squeamish won't get upset) but he took charge of her after that by dragging her to the bathroom, pulling off her soiled panties, and stuffing them in her mouth as he went down on her. I wasn't too keen on the second piece of music here but her moans (muffled with undies though they were) seemed real and his attention to teasing her before hammering away at that fine cookie of hers was appealing. The forced perspective camera shot gave the impression that they were almost in another setting at times too but the sexual chemistry they showed with one another was really solid, especially when she sucked his cock like nothing else mattered. Going into the movie she was probably the performer I had the least idea of what to expect about and she really pulled it off nicely but I'd be misleading you to say that the technical matters did not have a big hand in the reasoning for her success here. It also ended in a healthy facial.
Scene Four: Shay Jordan, acting as frisky as ever, was up next in bed with Scott Nails. She gave him the relative equivalent of a lap dance in bed, massaging his clothed cock with her panty covered ass to a retro score. I wish she was doing that to me although not with my best pants because I wouldn't want to soil them as quickly as she'd make me pop. He turned the tables on her as he ate her out (the cut on her knee looked painful), making me believe that she did orgasm multiple times as discussed in the BTS. While her earlier work with Jerry was very satisfying, Scott provided that extra magic that he would deny if asked about yet was so clearly present between them. She turned to give him a prolonged hummer of near epic proportion before they banged, Shay showing that she was not just another flash in the pan in terms of convincing this jaded old reviewer that playground scored huge with her contract. It eventually ended with a facial pop but the heat was in the way they connected throughout the scene.
Scene Five: Holly Morgan, a cute girl next door blonde, exotic brunette Mikayla, and studly Ben English, were up last as the ladies got possessive over Ben on the couch. The concept that sharing is caring was foreign to the gals, adding a bitchy dynamic that he barely kept under control; allowing him to enjoy the friction generated between them all the more (adding in a competitive angle where they were competing for his affections) until he forced them to learn to cooperate. They shared his cock orally and soon found themselves enjoying each other as much as they appreciated his cock, providing a very active (nearly aggressive) ride by both ladies. The intensity of the action might not have been the peak of the movie but it was as good as any of the secondary scenes, even if Ben looked like he was going to explode (he was drenched in sweat and red as a beet). All three of them played an equal role in making this a great scene though, with only some minor audio glitches in need of polishing up. It ended with a double facial shared by the ladies under the slightly harsh light, ending a title I enjoyed twice this week (a rarity when I have so much going on).
Summary: Deeper 4 (Shay Jordan) by director Robby D. to be released by Digital Playground at the end of this month, wasn't quite as lengthy as I prefer and I'd have greatly appreciated more BTS footage with Shay Jordan but the argument here would be that quality over quantity was in full force. Shay was incredible and the other ladies certainly proved their sexual resumes were in order as they actively worked the cock like they were on fire. In that sense, Deeper 4 (Shay Jordan) earned a rating of Highly Recommended from me as a cut above the pack, a disturbingly heated set of scenes, and the kind of fusion that Robby has sought to provide in the past, hitting his stride yet again with this superior title. A big thumbs up from this former detractor!
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