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G for Gianna

Studio: Evil Angel » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 3/6/07

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended

G For Gianna

Evil Angel

Genre: Gonzo, Gianna

Director: Jonni Darkko

Cast: Gianna, Mark Ashley, Marco Banderas/Duato, Barry Scott, Alan Stafford, Justin Syder, Rocker, Steve James, Rick Kane, Kris Roc, Arnold Schwartzenpecker, Mike Hash, Eddie Charisma, Michael Android, Odin, Mark Furious, Steve Driver, Ryan Knox, Tony Swan, Johnny Sins, Dick Sodomy, Jonni Darkko, Aurora Jolie, Candace Von, Julius Ceazher, Mario Rossi

Length: 149.5 minutes

Date of Production: 11/14/2006

Extra's: I also enjoyed watching the 16.5 minutes of Behind the Scenes footage that was largely focused on interview footage but the conscious decision to devote it all to Gianna was a wise one given the movie was all about her. There was some additional sex footage, wardrobe malfunctions, and preparation material with photoshoots too, giving fans a bit more to appreciate. There was also a photogallery, a scrolling cast list, some limited filmographies, a cumshot recap, and trailers to movies like Girls Love Girls 2, My Best Friend's Whore Friend, Slut Collector, Boob Bangers 3, Load Sharing, Bodacious Booty, Bet Your Ass 3, Girls Love Girls, Suck It Dry 2, Trophy Whores, and Angels of Debauchery 5.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: G For Gianna was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by director Jonni Darkko for distribution by Evil Angel. Having watched his works for several years now, I can safely say that he has been improving the quality of his work in regards to technical matters much of the time just as he has been getting better at displaying passion and heat in the scenes he shoots. This title was a great example of how stronger lighting could be used to dispense with the artistic crap and allow a clear view of the action. He did seem to spend some time enhancing the quality of the look of Gianna using camera angles that flattered her individually in her scenes instead of a cookie cutter approach as in the past. The editing looked pretty solid too though it didn't seem to have as much consistency as the last release by the director I watched (perhaps different scenes were handled by different editors, none of whom were credited). The DVD had no compression artifacts or other flaws added in during the mastering process so it was a nice looking DVD too. The 2.0 Dolby Digital English audio wasn't as pleasing as the visuals since they typically started out with droning musical pieces and moved onto almost always quiet action sequences. I hate rap and thump heavy music in porn, especially when the vocals are weakened because of them, so this was once again an area needing some work in the future, just like Jonni's previous works (I know he's a DJ but this kind of thing works better for the tone deaf).

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Body of Review: Jonni Darkko might best be known to some of you as the talented DJ working clubs in his spare time but I'm primarily acquainted with his directing jobs distributed by Evil Angel. Unlike some of his peers at the company, Jonni tries a lot of new things instead of relying on the same tricks all the time. As a result, this means that his work isn't always consistently good (or bad) though his taste in musical interludes for his work typically gives me a headache. In any case, his latest title is G For Gianna, a tribute to the busty babe gracing the front cover that has really skyrocketed in popularity in the past year. If you like gals with womanly curves (front and back), she's an adorable alternative to the boyish waifs so many in the industry seem to prefer these days as being the "be all, end all", body type. Truth be told, Gianna's work is typically across the board great so short of her trying to act like she's an alt porn legend, I had no worries about the overall quality of her work here. Did Jonni live up to his end of the bargain as director or did he drop the ball and screw up one of the hottest gals in the business these days becomes the question of the review. Here's a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used and that Gianna was in every scene:

Scene One: Solo Masturbation: Gianna, the curvy babe on the front cover and focus of the entire movie, was up first in what amounted to a warming up scene where she masturbated for the camera. Her skimpy fishnet top, black thong, and white fetish attire all enhanced her look to spotlight the reasons why so many fans adore her. I watched it twice, once without the sound on, and that improved it a lot though I have to admit it gave my subwoofer a workout. The camera work was too noticeable and the editing jumpy but I doubt even a trained chimp could've messed it up completely given the appeal of the young lady. It only lasted a short time (the scene closed before the 8 minute mark) but was a nice start.

Scene Two: Shower: Gianna, wearing a very short blue dress in the shower, gyrated and moved about as the water poured over her frame. This was appealing enough when she was joined by Mark Ashley who switched the fluid of choice to milk. I'm not sure what the specific appeal of milk is (it gets used a lot more of late in porn) but she seemed to enjoy it and was soon slobbing his knob as the shower returned to prominence. He stuck his face in her ass crack as the vocals took over (thankfully), and the two started vaginally boning after that. She was best when riding on top of him, allowing her to more actively appreciate all he had and for her titties to bounce around unrestricted, but he never let up either. They shared some chemistry and while she did get a bit over the top at times, it was a solid scene that ended with a moderate facial.

Scene Three: Foot Worship: Gianna, now in a black and white lingerie outfit, wore silk stockings with garters as she teased the camera. As in all the scenes, her pretty eyes seduced the camera as she playfully toyed with the scene using her feet as the focal point. I'm not all that big on feet respect that some of you are wired for it so this scene should add some appeal to your pleasure. She was joined by studly Marco Banderas/Duato, a man willing to worship her feet lovingly and with care. She used her feet to give him a footjob (the equivalent of a handjob with her feet) and he licked away like crazy before she aggressively sucked him off with a lot of enthusiasm. This led to more foot play and oral before the inevitable vaginal pounding he gave her. She wasn't as active in the penetration this time but it was still a good show (especially her oral tricks) and it resulted in him busting a nut on her feet (her words, not mine) for her to lick off.

Scene Four: Tit Worship: Gianna, in a black top that did little to hold up her massive mammaries, was then partnered up with third tier mopers Barry Scott, Alan Stafford, and Justin Syder. The emphasis this time was on them using her titties to get off, with a lot of oral assistance mind you but primarily helped with her chest. She titty fucked them, jerked them off, and sucked them aggressively throughout the scene as a professional; not showing any real chemistry with them but having some fun nonetheless. The work was largely one at a time and ended with each of them popping a load on her chest, the gal in charge of the action as in many of her full scenes.

Scene Five: Bukkake: Gianna, all cleaned up and naked, had some geometric earrings on in the living room as a host of men (mostly low end credited as Rocker, Steve James, Rick Kane, Kris Roc, Arnold Schwartzenpecker, Mike Hash, Eddie Charisma, Michael Android, Odin, Mark Furious, Steve Driver, Ryan Knox, Tony Swan, Johnny Sins, and Dick Sodomy) walked over mostly one at a time and jerked off on her face and breasts as she vocally encouraged them. I liked the way she kept them interested but it was short and hardy a "scene" in the classical sense with there being no real enthusiasm or chemistry between the performers.

Scene Six: Submission: Gianna, now wearing a black latex outfit with collar, teased for a few minutes as she cleaned the glass table with Windex (talk about product placement!). Mark Ashley was the boss this time, requiring her to polish something else, his cock, using her hand and mouth as her submissive maid routine showed them to once again rekindle the passion of their previous scene together. The titty fucking was a bit different here (something I need to try in fact) and the red satin blindfold used before the hummer was pretty appealing too. Her oral skills have never been anything less than sweet and he made her taste herself off his fingers before pounding into her pussy deeply. The scene continued with some red duct tape to bind her and she might have been passive as a rider here (to fit the theme) but it got stranger still when he pulled out a speculum and bottle of oil. By the time that bit was over, he was sliding inside of her effortlessly and soon popped his load on her face, with a bit more emphasis on the kink than on the chemistry.

Scene Seven: POV Blowjob: Gianna, back in her fishnet top, essentially made sweet oral love to the cock of Jonni Darkko (he was uncredited but the sheer amount of body hair and modest size of the cock alone were enough to convince me) in point of view (POV) fashion. She took in slow and easy this time, not wanting to finish him off too quickly. He throat fucked her soundly and the lack of music was extremely appreciated given the alternative many of the other scenes employed (at least initially). I also liked that she was supportive and jerked out the load herself, resulting in one of the biggest pop shots of the movie.

Scene Eight: Girl On Girl: Gianna, looking hot as ever, was up next in a lesbian tryst with Aurora Jolie. Aurora is becoming well known as a potentially major cross over starlet from urban porn to more mainstream projects, showing a love of anal sex, but her gal pal work here was very pleasing too. The oiling up of the ass and toy use were superior with the gals showing significant chemistry together (even if Aurora was too passive and wooden). There was ATM and some nice kissing too, leading to Aurora sporting a strap on dildo to return the favor of pleasure to her new friend. It wasn't Gianna's most aggressive ride but it was among her most sensual trips in the show, resulting in a different dynamic employed (and employed quite well) to offer sexual diversity to go with the perversity.

Scene Nine: Four Way: Gianna, back in some sexy black & white lingerie, teased the camera until she spied another curvy babe, Candace Von, blowing Julius Ceazher on the couch. Candace was wearing a netted black body stocking that looked awesome on her and they took the center stage until Mario Rossi joined in to complete the quartet (some might call it a "whore-tet"). Gianna couldn't wait to join in though and spent some time licking both Candace and Julius as the initial trio warmed up. The interracial went both ways but the men swapped things around and I had to admit that the variety of the scene was decent with both ladies showing passion and chemistry for their partners; a lot of the most active pairings coming forth here. For the most part, the editing on this one was really pretty good as it didn't dwell on a specific act or couple but gave them long enough to enjoy and be enjoyed. It seemed like it was the longest scene of the bunch though and that alone will appeal to those of you that enjoy lengthy but still high quality scenes. It ended with the guys rubbing out their loads on the gals' titties and the lizard kissing done by the gals (it was a weak ending all around) but except for that; Whew!

Summary: G For Gianna by director Jonni Darkko for distribution by Evil Angel was the best tribute to lovely Gianna you will find, bar none. She was put through the paces in various settings, allowing each one to work for some sub-group while still offering up a lot of stroke value for the rest of us not into the narrowly defined niches catered to. If you like Gianna as much as I do, you'll already have a copy of the movie but despite some technical limitations mentioned above, this one was well worth a rating of Highly Recommended. In short, G For Gianna was also G for "good", and I remember thinking the title was a play on my publisher's nickname as being one of her supporters too. Good work!

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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