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Club Jenna's Casting Couch Part 2

Studio: Club Jenna » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 6/13/07

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Club Jenna's Casting Couch 2

Club Jenna

Genre: Vignette

Director: Dic Tracy

Cast: Penny Flame, Jack Lawrence, Avy Lee Roth, Nick Manning, Brooke Banner, Justin Snyder, Sophia, TJ Cummings, Veronica Stone, Reno

Length: 122:38 minutes

Date of Production: 10/19/2006

Extra's: There was some nice improvement this time with a 12:11 minute Behind the Scenes feature to start things off. It showed Red Ezra on camera during one of the shoots (uncredited), Dic talking to the ladies, some of the gals goofing off or getting their make up down, and extra nudity. I'd rather it have been longer but it was a nice change from the last release in the series. Even better were the two solo masturbation scenes; one by Veronica Stone (8:17 minutes), and the other by Brooke Banner (12:25 minutes; though I'm still curious why she added the last name after doing so many scenes without it). Both had a soft glow to them, the equivalent of using airbrushing on a still photograph, but were solid extras for the fans. There was also a true double sided cover, a photogallery and trailers to movies like Janine Loves Jenna, Club Jenna's Casting Couch 1, Altered Minds, Insexts, McKenzie Illustrated, McKenzie Made, Krystal Therapy, Ashton Asylum, Chanel No. 1, and others.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Club Jenna's Casting Couch 2 was presented in a non-anamorphic widescreen color with a ratio of ~1.78:1 by director Dic Tracy for Club Jenna. The specific dates of the individual scenes were not disclosed but given the look of some of the ladies, I'd be surprised if some of them weren't taken before the production date on the box cover. I also got the impression that the letterboxed scenes were originally shot in full frame and then converted after the fact but you can check on that fact yourselves. Most of the scenes showed some rudimentary flaws on the technical aspects, almost as if they were truly shot as test scenes to never be released, but the overall quality of the lighting, camera work, and processing (such as editing) wasn't bad if they were trying for a low budget look to the action. The lighting could have been stronger to eliminate the saturated look of the action and the multitude of shadows but I like enough of the ladies here on multiple levels to acknowledge that this is a personal preference more than anything. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital English with a 192 Kbps transfer rate. It sounded too low and hollow, almost as if the microphone used was the one on the camera in the scenes. In all, the music was bland and this was still an area needing a great deal more work in future volumes.

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Body of Review: Dic Tracy has been a behind the scenes production assistant for a long time in porn; the rare glimpses of him in productions showing a funny, articulate guy that helps motivate people and make sets easier to deal with. His recent work for Club Jenna is no exception and even his directing attempts have been interesting; today's review of Club Jenna's Casting Couch 2, the follow up to Club Jenna's Casting Couch 1, proving his growing skill in this aspect of his career. The idea was that the company was interviewing ladies for possible contracts, the caveat being that none of them received one, with some interview material and sex to sweeten the deal for the viewer. While the dynamic was probably as real as most reality TV, it was still fun and perhaps a future volume will show one of the gals that actually received such a contract, adding to the dynamic a bit as a result. The cover said it like this: "Gonzo cums unglued. On the heels of Club Jenna's last foray into hilarious hedonism comes a sequel poised to outsex the original. The breakout success of our latest series Club Jenna's Casting Couch by Dic Tracy, sucked in viewers by putting a zany twist on gonzo sex. This all new installment careens onto the scene with hotter girls, hotter scenes and even more hysterical hijinks than before. The realism of gonzo sex combines with the ingenuity you've come to expect from Club Jenna to give you the most ludicrous moments that ever cushioned your pushin'. Before Brooke Banner, Penny Flame, Sophia, Veronica, and Avy Lee Roth turned the industry upside down, they were bending over backwards for us. See what the most creative minds in the adult world came up with to take these sweaty scenes to the next level. Watch as gonzo sex takes it on the chin and giggles." This volume of the series showed improvement on all but the technical values so I liked it more, the fun factor higher than ever as the show provided some humor with the heated sex. Here's a quick look at the scenes, noting that no condoms were used:

Scene One: Penny Flame, my personal favorite gal of the movie as featured on the lower right hand corner of the front cover, was up first in a short but funny interview with Dic before taking on Jack Lawrence. The weird thing about this scene conceptually was that she was also the lead scene in Club Jenna's Casting Couch 1, kind of weakening the idea that this was her first such audition (and even then, she claimed to be in the industry for years before this one). In any case, the soft glow look of her solo action and sultry nature were catered to better than her wilder, goofier side as seen in some of her work for Shane's World before they went their separate ways; a side I have appreciated nearly as much. Jack ate her out and she blew him, the two clearly performing but seeming to have some fun as well. Yeah, it was over the top at times but almost like a form of sexual Olympics, the two gave a good show of athleticism that made up for her unwillingness to make pancakes for her bed buddies. Her begging, almost pleading mannerisms while sucking his cock sent a chill up my spine, the active ride making the scene a winner no matter how many others she provided them in the past. By the time they were done, her puffy pussy was still sweet by the end when he launched his load of population pudding on her chest; with some post coital sucking going on to further elevate the heat. Whew!

Scene Two: Avy Lee Roth, the tattooed brunette seen on the lower left hand corner of the front cover, was up next and after some possibly staged goofs, she was giving her interview on the couch as Dic stayed behind the camera. She was fit and lean, providing a nice little solo scene that stood up well compared to Penny's as she masturbated on the couch quite naturally. My only issue with the scene was that Nick Manning was back to his usual persona, having shown a lot of improvement in recent months but giving his abusive language routine here (the scene was likely older as evidenced by this). If you like a foul mouthed guy barking at the lady during the sex, you'll love this guy but I found it distracting to say the least. Avy, on the other hand, gave a wonderfully messy hummer with a lot of enthusiasm; looking like she was ignoring him as she swallowed his moderate member with ease. The Spanish gal might not be a classic beauty but she'd look pretty hot on the end of my cock so I'm not going to split hairs. Her vaginal ride was also active, her hips gyrating and aggressively pumping on his rod as she started the dirty talk in modest amounts. While there was little chemistry between them, it was another good showing by the two, even Nick doing well except for his goofy vocalizations (Avy's best comment being "I don't know about that" when he called her stupid while plowing her pussy). The facial ended the action and for all his ending dialogue, she gave a knowing look to the camera as if the joke was on Nick for looking like such an asshole.

Scene Three: Brooke Banner, the curvy blonde on the upper left hand corner of the cover, was up next as she followed the formula; the 23 year old Floridian discussing her start in the industry working for Vivid at 18 (do the math) as the glammed up cutie looked as hot as I've seen her in awhile. The solo tease act began and she was soon doing the oral and vaginal work with Justin Snyder. Their tattoos proved to be complimentary and each showed the polished performing act of established professionals, even providing some chemistry in limited amounts on the white couch they boned on. I like Brooke and find her appealing so her moderately active ride was fun to watch and her oral was nicely done. It ended with a pop shot to her curvy ass cheeks; the straightforward scene a bit less colorful than some of the others so there was less to comment on.

Scene Four: Sophia, the curvy gal on the middle of the front DVD cover, was up next as she affected her baby talk persona, claiming to enjoy sex a lot more than accounting and getting into porn because of her need for excitement. Her sexual antics were slower and more seductive, the woman savoring the experience as she diddled herself and then took on third tier meat puppet TJ Cummings. She gave wonderful head and he responded with the kind of heavy breathing we all would, the two appearing to hit it off as they provided playful banter between themselves during the action. As a gentleman, he went down on her too and she really started to get into it. Whether this was a performance or not, it seemed more realistic and that made the scene a winner in my book, although her riding skills were definitely active only when she was on top so it wasn't as strong as some of the other scenes in the movie. The chest popped finished it up and the last scene began.

Scene Five: Veronica Stone, the lean 20 year old Californian from Sherman Oaks, was up last as she claimed to be in the industry for a year and a half. Okay, she had a big nose but with long legs like hers (not to mention a great body), I doubt many of you will care. The audio seemed to cut way down during the interview (right after the animated comment about how baked she was) and ended soon after that, moving right to her work with muscular Reno in another room. He went to eating her like crazy and she showed an equal aptitude for giving head too (the voices and cars driving by outside showing someone needed better skills on audio). She was flexible and active during the vaginal ride too so her all natural body appealed to me even more, though the squealing noises she used to signify her orgasm struck me as too contrived. The ending facial accentuated her honker too much but she did not shy away from the cock so it ended nicely; a good capping scene overall.

Summary: Club Jenna's Casting Couch 2 by director Dic Tracy for Club Jenna was a lot of fun and showed some really solid sex scenes by a plethora of pussy that provided a lot of stroke and replay value. The extras were improved upon substantially and while I would have greatly preferred seeing the action with less of a surreal look to it (and in anamorphic widescreen), the cameras did a decent job of capturing the action in each of the five scenes. The animated quips also added some fun (like the bits seen on the show Blind Date or in some of Digital Playground's comedy series) and the sense of humor about the show permeated the entire production. For all this, I was hesitant to rate DVD as anything higher than Recommended because of the picture and audio components but I could see why many of you will really like Club Jenna's Casting Couch 2 more than the also fun Club Jenna's Casting Couch 1.

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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