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Jenna's Gallery Blue

Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 12/12/07

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Jenna Jameson was host of this Night Gallery knock off. (click for trailer)

Jenna’s Gallery Blue

Vivid Entertainment

Genre: Vignette

Cassidey was ready for Jenna Jameson's strip act.

Director: Chi Chi LaRue

Cast: Jenna Jameson, Cassidey, Michelle Michaels, Alex Sanders, Dru Berrymore, TJ Cummings, Cailey Taylor, Mark Davis, Randy Spears, Dee, Nicole Sheridan

Alex Sanders toasting with Michelle Michaels.

Length: 103:38 minutes

Date of Production: 11/20/2002

TJ liked Dru Berrymore's strap on a little too much here.

Extras: The best extra by far for me was the 54:42 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by “Spud” (a young Voodoo?) since it had a tremendous amount of footage serving as a time capsule for Jenna in her prime but also the rest of the cast as well. Chi Chi’s wild yelling & directing were captured in amusing fashion and there was a whole lot of sexual footage included here to augment the stroke value of the DVD. There was then 60:49 minutes of bonus scenes from movies including Coming From Behind, Emotions, It’s Not You, Last Girl Standing, and Shy; and trailers to Pay or Play, My Big Fake Wedding, Pipe Dreams, and Love Life; a short text biography for Jenna Jameson, a photogallery, some spam (including some at the front of the DVD you can skip, and a handy slipcase that looked like the cover.

Condoms: Yes

Cailey Taylor and Mark Davis in the porn stall.

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Audio/Video Quality: Jenna’s Gallery Blue was presented in the original 1.33:1 ratio full frame color it was shot in back in 2002 by director Chi Chi LaRue for Vivid Entertainment. The vignettes that made up the movie all had their own look to them but the general trend here was to have saturated colors, lighting effects, and a frantic type of camera in many parts of the scenes; all of which lowered the visual appeal for me. The action was generally captured well enough to see what hole was getting hammered at any given time and it was clear that the director was experimenting with some tricks along the way (especially if you watch the lengthy behind the scenes feature that lasts almost an hour) so your own strokability will depend on your threshold for such material too. The composition of the camera angles was not always optimal for the ladies and the bitrate hovered around the lower 3 Mbps range so there were some compression artifacts and other minor issues but the sexual tension of most scenes did add something less tangible in terms of the visual elements too. The audio was presented in the usual 2.0 Dolby Digital English with the standard 192 Kbps bitrate but there did not appear to be any separation between the channels and the dynamic range was quite limited even if I could hear all the vocals in the movie. The generic music was largely appropriate to the specific scenes though so it could have been a lot worse.

Jenna Jameson, Nicole Sheridan, and Dee rounded out the action.

Body of Review: Jenna Jameson may not be universally loved by all the varied people in the porn industry but it is difficult to completely envision exactly how deep her influence over the years was considering her ties to mainstream and the sheer fact that she was the most recognizable cross over gal, bar none, for a very long time. Even today, the mention of her first name is enough to stir the loins and excite the masses, so even in her semi-retired state of mind, her previously shot scenes draw a lot of attention. The latest title with a couple of previously unreleased Jenna scenes was shot by director Chi Chi LaRue for Vivid Entertainment way back in 2002; the movie called Jenna’s Gallery Blue. Essentially, the title was a selection of five unrelated vignettes tied together by Jenna in a Rod Serling type of role but only very loosely. The back cover explained it like this: “For your consideration....Jenna Jameson....gorgeous...standing in a black room with black windows...a black void if you will....witnessing a surreal gallery of pure sexual debauchery, including her own long-awaited reunion with Vivid superstar Cassidey. Jenna's Gallery Blue. Where everything is a little left of center and nothing is ever quite what it seems. With the amazing Jenna in a rare, all-new feature role, beautiful Dru Berrymore, Cailey Taylor, Dee, Nicole Sheridan and more. You are traveling to another dimension...of sight...of sound...of Jenna. The signpost up ahead says...Jenna's Gallery Blue...” If you’re still interested, here’s a quick look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that some condoms were used:

Scene One: Shadow Dancing: Jenna Jameson, the superstar featured on the front cover with brunette hair (shows when the picture was shot versus the scene), was up first as a stripper and the host of the vignette release as she danced behind an opaque screen while a youthful Cassidey masturbated on the couch. It wasn’t long before the pair hooked up, Jenna rubbing Cassidey’s perfect pucker and Cassidey moaning in pleasure as a result. They diddled each other as a warm up and then started tackling some oral loving, each giving as well as they received to an extent but Jenna was clearly dominant here. They kissed and pawed one another too, Jenna donning a clear strap on dildo to really dig deep inside Cassidey’s vaginal cavity. Jenna seemed to get off on the power trip as much as Cassidey got off being submissive but it was just too short for them to fully explore each other as much as they needed to.

Scene Two: Stormy Knight: Michelle Michaels, a blonde with a decent body, was stranded at night only to be taken in by Alex Sanders. The candlelit room enhanced her look a bit and he acted like he was a creature of the night, her forced breathing calming down as she fell under his spell. She removed her wet clothing in order to grant him access to her cookie, the pair kissing before he ate her out. Her blowjob was kind of mechanical and uninspired but at least she provided some energy as she slobbed his knob. They fucked with a similar dynamic and it ended too soon but she took his wad of population pudding to her mouth as he jerked it out; Michelle giving some post coital sucking to the fading camera; the thematic end to the scene a bit creepy.

Scene Three: Paying the Price: Dru Berrymore, a butch gal with dark hair, was up next as she dominated effeminate TJ Cummings after he interrupted her television show involving musclemen. She gave him a chance to rent an apartment if he followed her lead, eating her out before she reciprocated with a pretty warm hummer. The relatively barren room contained all the tell tale clues of a bondage room but he paid it no mind, having difficulties getting hard as she blew him as best she could. This led to her taking matters into her own hand to make him feel more comfortable, a large clear strap on dildo worn by the gal as she drilled his ass deeply. The up side of the matter was that he was getting erect thanks to the pressure of the penetrative device inside his ass; the down side was that she was so slow at fucking him that it didn’t seem real. He was quiet and she tried to get him to talk to her; the guy stroking off onto her fake cock for him to suck his own seed with a skilled blowjob. Well, at least I couldn’t say that Vivid never did anything kinky and was always watering down their scenes as some critics proclaim.

Scene Four: Something More: Cailey Taylor, an attractive blond dressed up like she was in the 1960’s, was up next with Mark Davis in a seedy porn shack in the viewing room while a porno played on a tiny television screen. She was blowing him when the guy in the next booth availed himself of the glory hole so conveniently placed near where her head was at after Mark ate her (and played with her anal plug stretching her perfect pucker to accommodate her. The guy next door turned out to be Randy Spears and she alternated between the men until Mark started fucking her doggy style as she inhaled Randy’s dick. He was pressed up so tightly to the wall that it was unintentionally humorous but Mark’s condom clad penis went nonstop in her biscuit and then ass; Cailey turning very passive during the backdoor action but opening her mouth for the facial.

Scene Five: Sixties Swinging: Jenna Jameson, Dee, and Nicole Sheridan, were up last in a lesbian tryst on a bed supported by poles from the ceiling, giving it an Aladdin feel as if they were floating on air (Trading Spaces once had such a bed made in their show in fact). The brightly clothed hippy gals licked and fingered each other for all their garish make up and I hardly recognized the other two as they gave each other some modest amounts of gal pal fun. Face sitting, fingering, and none of the toys I expected ended the scene and the show both. It was far from Jenna’s best scene but as an unpolished (and unreleased) gem, I liked it enough to smile a time or two.

Summary: Jenna’s Gallery Blue by director Chi Chi LaRue for Vivid Entertainment might not have been the best Jenna Jameson movie of the year and I can see why they sat on it for the very inconsistent quality of the vignettes but I’m reminded that a whole lot of people adore the famous performer and will want to see the movie just for a glimpse into her two scenes so I rated it as a Rent It. In short, Jenna’s Gallery Blue shouldn’t win any awards compared to the wealth of better titles by Jenna and Vivid that came out this year but loyal fans will at least be able to see what all the fuss is about as I did so give it a look (and it was amusing to see Dru bone him like she owned him with TJ; his transition to straight porn doing much better with that one in the vaults).

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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