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Brand New Faces 4

Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 1/29/08

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Alexandria Sinz is a hotty from Houston. (click any pic for a trailer)

Brand New Faces 4

Vivid Entertainment

Noelle is from Ohio with some curves.

Genre: Gonzo, Newcomers

Director: B. Skow

Oklahoma claimed to be a waitress.

Cast: Alexandria Sinz, Voodoo, Noelle, Jack Venice, Oklahoma, Taylor Chanel, Jerry

Length: 221:41 minutes

Taylor Chanel was a dental assistant.

Date of Production: 11/15/2007 (the shoots were on 11/4/2007, 11/6/2007, 11/7/2007, and 11/9/2007)

Extra's: After starting off with heaps of spam (with cute Sunny Leone hawking the company's stuff), the rest of the extras took on a new light. There were not many of them, a handful of trailers and more spam, but the length of the scenes largely made up for it again.

There were a few cavities of Taylor's I wanted to fill.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Brand New Faces 4 was presented in the same 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment. For those unfamiliar with his background, suffice it to say that his experience outside of porn is superior to many inside the industry and it shows up in his movies, including this one as shot in HD, though presented in the SD format (for now) as shot in 1080i to provide a lot of resolution supporting some of the effects (making it look more like a real movie than just a porno). The lighting was well handled and this added to the pleasure of watching the gals in play as the lengthy scenes gave them enough freedom to explore what was advertised as their first scenes (with a money back guarantee). The composition of the camera angles and lighting were almost always optimal this time, Skow seeing fit to try and enhance the look of the ladies at every turn as possible. The fleshtones were accurate this time and the DVD mastering was well done (if in a bitrate hovering around 4 Mbps), making it a mixed bag in terms of visual quality; leaning towards above average. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English (in 192 Kbps) offering with the vocals sounding flat and the music pretty decent. For some reason, the levels were about the same as usual but aside from the added background noise, the dynamic range was average and the separation of the vocal track nonexistent.

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Body of Review: Brand New Faces 4 B. Skow has been the driving force at Vivid Entertainment in terms of providing good looking porn in recent years; typically bringing something unique to the mix as he enhanced the performances of the ladies he shot for the company under so many sets of circumstances. His latest release is a bit different in that it was a series of lengthy scenes called Brand New Faces 4; a movie dedicated to showcasing five lovely young ladies in their first scenes for porn and the sequel to the extremely popular Brand New Faces 1 and Brand New Faces 2 I saw recently. The porn industry is replete with gals claiming to be in their first scenes ever but the catch this time was the cover promising a "100% Money-Back Guarantee" that these were the first times the ladies were on film. Be that as it may, the cover also promised that the scenes were candid and given my experience with newcomers, I was hoping Skow could pull a rabbit out of a hat and also make them award winning performances. If you're still interested, here's a quick glimpse into the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used:

Scene One: Alexandria Sinz, the curvy gal with huge DSL's seen on the lower left hand corner of the front cover, was up first as she followed the formula of the series. A stripper from Houston, Texas, Alexandria is reported to have a lot of great moves capable of draining wallets dry (cough) though I would deny any firsthand knowledge of this ability. Skow had her sign the pledge before really getting into the tease in depth; her chest pushing against the t-shirt she wore that stated "The hottest girls are from Texas". Her all natural breasts were small but nice, her ass gaining the director's attention as much as my own. The stripping allowed her to give him a nice look at what she was offering, her light eyes making continual contact with the camera as if beckoning the audience to come see her work. Her heritage was Mexican/Italian/Irish and she got into porn via Morgan Raines (who feature danced at a club); soon working with Voodoo as the scene progressed. She sucked his dick a little bit and he went down on her (about 16 minutes into the show!); Alexandria dripping wet and wanting to give more oral after her limited first round. She provided a far better experience the second time but wanted him to bone her pussy, begging him until he started pounding into her. She was an active vaginal rider in a bunch of positions, leading to his pop shot slamming into her crotch. The couple shared some chemistry and the energy levels were pretty high (a lot higher than most newcomers provide); her friendly demeanor reminding me a little of former contract performer Cassidey in what was a solid opening performance. Whew!

Scene Two: Noelle, the 20 year old brunette seen on the upper left hand corner of the cover, was up next as she discussed being from Mentor, Ohio; brought in by Jack Venice, who she worked with in the scene. She had much larger breasts than the cover indicated (in reality having 36DD, not the 34C advertised) and at 5'8", she struck me as taller than average for a pornstress. I liked her natural breasts but her attitude was a bit standoffish (maybe she was just shy) though she had strong legs and enough baby fat on her frame to grab onto. As is the standard for the scenes, Skow felt her up and he relished his position more than a little (you can always hear his appreciation for the ladies in his voice) but this translated well as his excitement represented that of the male viewer. Jack started the sex by going down on her to break the ice. It was clear she liked how he was doing her but her shyness seemed to hold her back like a lot of newcomers act when first on camera. Her own oral attempts were limited, showing a mechanical aptitude that can work itself away with experience, and then he started plowing her fertile fields after a short titty fuck and more oral. She was mostly passive during the penetrative portions of the scene though she did crank it up a notch or two when on top of Jack's body, and it ended when he bust a nut of population pudding on her breasts. She gave some post coital sucking after that and the camera cut away too quick to get a post sex interview.

Scene Three: Oklahoma, the very cute gal on the upper right hand corner of the front cover, was up next and she was another gal with larger breasts than the cover indicated (her 34DD's larger than advertised); hailing from Edmond Oklahoma according to the certificate she signed (the cover said she was from Overland Park, KS) promising her scene was the first on video. Claiming to be an attention lover, she did a test shoot with Playboy about a year back but the 5'9" gal looked like a couple of mainstream actresses I've seen over the years so she may well be changing her name to reflect it (for marketing purposes). Living with a bunch of porn gals at home, she had the fresh appeal of a newcomer and that worked for Voodoo too. According to her, someone at an NBA audition introduced her to Brianna Love and the rest is history. Skow laughed at how she knew the moves before he directed her into them, the vibe being that she was not new until she explained it away by having "watched a lot of porn". He handed her a selection of vibrators (including a strap on; something Skow might have wanted from her?!? lol) and she picked the mini-rabbit to play with; Oklahoma already moist from the sex talk. The solo action was mediocre from the viewing standpoint but Voodoo entered in with some ice to play with her titties; savoring the experience before going down on her. The oral by both of them was kind of weak looking and Skow's camera work chopped off her mouth at times but reverted to his usual quality quickly enough. I almost believed her loud cries of pleasure and she was more active at vaginal riding than her peers initially but had to be reigned in when she got too passive. Her dirty talk was okay, if limited, and she obviously liked the taste of her cookie on his cock by the amount she did PTM; the scene ending with a massive wad of semen hitting her breasts, neck, and face. Oklahoma has some serious potential if she picks up a few tricks about performing.

Scene Four: Taylor Chanel, the other cute blond as seen on the lower right hand corner of the cover, was up last as she entered the studio. There she met a shirtless Jerry but left him behind as the interview portion of the scene took place on the couch, her face as cute as any of the others; coming from Upland, California as a dental assistant. The tease with the director led to them kidding about anal, her pink lingerie looking good on her lithe frame (and her nervous demeanor adding to the fun too). Unlike the others, she had implants with "Marty Feldman" nipples but the rest of her largely made up for it; the size being 34D or 34DD according to her, making me want to fire the guy making the front cover. By the time Jerry came back into the set, he was ready to rumble and Taylor seemed to appreciate his efforts manually and orally on her. He did a nice job and she was no stranger to a cock in her mouth from what I could see; even if her skills needed some more work. She was pretty active when on top or in doggy, some rough edges in need of honing through experience but nothing that would take too long to cover. She did some intermittent PTM as well and struck me as more of a porn performer in the making than any of the others even if I might appreciate different aspects of their work more than hers. The population pudding went to her chest and she gave him some limited head afterwards, making me wonder how she will be after ten more scenes.

Summary: Brand New Faces 4 by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment was worth a rating of Recommended to me for all the action, the new faces, and the technical handling of the scenes but fans of brand new gals will think it was a "must have" since the ladies looked and performed their roles so well. I can't definitively state that none of them have shot a professional scene before but unlike so many titles that Vivid sits on for years as part of their marketing approach, Brand New Faces 4 was rushed right to the pressing plant to jump on the newness factor (something other companies seem to have embraced in the past as many of you like to see "firsts", real or imagined). Whatever the reality of the marketing claim though, all four of the cuties were breaths of fresh air and deserve some accolades for providing enough fuck for the buck, strokability, and replay value to make this a keeper for your collection much like Brand New Faces 2 was recently.

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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