Cast: Carmen Hart, TJ Cummings, Katie Morgan, Evan Stone, Nikki Rhodes, Steven St. Croix, Renae "J-Ho" Cruz, Holly Wellin, Alex Sanders, Voodoo
Non-sex roles: Kyle Stone, Jonathan Morgan (voice over), others not credited
Length: 89:49 minutes
Holly Wellin and Renae Cruz
Date of Production: 10/29/2007
Carmen Hart getting some assistance.
Extra's: The best extra for most of you will be the 10:43 minute long bonus scene from Compulsion between Carmen Hart and Randy Spears. It wasn't very long but it adds some value for those of you that don't already have the movie so I described it below. My personal favorite was the 25:11 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Red Ezra (and edited by Alex Sanders) as it gave a better look at what they cast & crew were trying to do. There was some nudity and clips of action from the sex scenes but it didn't provide many bloopers, insights from anyone other than Jonathan Morgan or additional material not found in the movie itself. Buried after the BTS was a 5:33 minute long homage to the funny faces of Jonathan Morgan, Carmen Hart sharing masturbation techniques, and Renae Cruz showing her goodies. The bloopers were given a 4:40 minute section all to themselves though, making me figure they were edited out of the BTS for Easter Eggs but placed here for the lazy folks that never bother to look for them. There were six photogalleries, three star stats, a promo reel, the usual DVD Rom material, and 9 trailers to mostly new movies that haven't come out yet (two at the beginning of the DVD, the trailer for Fired on the main menu, and six more but none for shows like The Craving, Operation Desert Stormy, Coming Home, Perfect Match, Made in the USA, Becoming Carmen Hart, The Visitors, Supernatural, Black Widow, Melt, or Love Always). There was also a true double sided DVD cover and a cardboard slipcase for the case.
-- sponsored by --
Audio/Video Quality: Fired was presented in the same 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by director Jonathan Morgan for Wicked Pictures as shot & mastered in High Definition (with assistance by Francois Clousot) but encoded in MPEG-2. The DVD was not an HD DVD release but it did look pretty well shot, using video instead of film to limit grain and a lot of darker shots to mimic real life encounters (let's face it, most sex doesn't take place in well lit settings) with my only caveat being that the resulting shadows were not always compensated for in how Francois presented them. There were compression artifacts (it was typically showing a bitrate of mid 5 Mbps) and the overall impression the movie left with me was that more care was applied here than in some of the company's other lower budget releases, making it a treat to watch by comparison. The audio was presented with a choice of either a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English (with a bitrate of 384 Kbps) or a 2.0 DD track in Spanish. I listened to the English track and while I didn't hear any appreciable separation on the audio most of the time, it was nicely put together otherwise. The music was uncredited but did manage to add a comedic feel to the movie's scenarios, making that aspect pretty decent. Still, as limited the audio was in this low-level budget feature, it was handled pretty well overall.
Body of Review: Jonathan Morgan has long been associated with Wicked Pictures as their number one director for quality comedy porn and while recent efforts by both David Stanley and Stormy Daniels have proven almost as much fun; Jonathan still rules the sub-genre. In the last few years though, Jonathan has been keeping an extremely low profile in terms of his directing abilities, knocking out a few low budget quickies but otherwise keeping off the radar. That did not substantially change with his recent release of Fired, a spotlight comedy starring lovely Carmen Hart as a girl that prefers having fun over getting her career going on the right track. As a result, she is constantly fired by job after job, the results often silly as could be in an over the top porno manner as expected of Jonathan's style. The back cover said it like this: "Brandy (Carmen Hart) just can't catch a break. After her one night stand turns off her alarm clock, she finds herself fired, again. Now with the help of her two sexy but dingy roommates, she's determined to find a new career path. Unfortunately for Brandy, she just can't seem to get it right and as soon as she lands one job, she quickly makes a mess of things and finds herself back on the street. But it seems that eventually luck is on her side as one bumbling mistake leads her to the perfect position." If that sounds good to you, here is a very brief look at the scenes of the movie, noting that condoms were used in every scene and the humor quotient appearing to be higher than ever:
Scene One: Carmen Hart, the beautiful brunette featured on the front cover, was up first as a gal who found herself on an impromptu date with TJ Cummings after meeting him over coffee. She appreciated that he could be silly in front of her, both of them wearing goofy hats before she referenced "riding this ride" as something other than the carnival antics they engaged in earlier. Into the bedroom they went and having couples friendly sex was in order; Carmen slowly stripping after they kissed a little. I liked that she took charge of him and he went down on her immediately, warming her up before she gave a splendid blowjob. There really wasn't a lot of chemistry between them but the fun factor was still pretty high as she enjoyed his efforts as much as he enjoyed hers. She actively rode his condom clad cock until he jerked out a modest load of population pudding to her mouth, the shortness of the scene better to view with someone that will use it as a starting point rather than those wanting to apply some hand to gland action.
Scene Two: Katie Morgan, a frisky blond bombshell that looked better than ever as a personal assistant in business attire, was up next with the mighty Evan Stone after he came on to her during some dictation. The letter half done, he discarded it to feel her up; Katie appreciating his pursuit of the finer things in life that included her pussy. She licked her thoroughly and she aggressively played with his dick using her mouth, the scene also too short but along the same lines of fantasy fodder to use with a partner. Katie wasn't exactly a perfectly active rider but she managed to give a nice showing all the same, several vaginal positions leading to her triumphant hip gyration sequence on top of his lap before he busted a nut on her implants.
Scene Three: Nikki Rhodes, a cute redhead dressed up in a fetish nurse outfit, was up next taking care of hypochondriac Steven "hung like a chapstick" St. Croix. This followed a very funny little copy room comedy sequence where no sex took place, Nikki giving Steven the best possible service for his "bluish" balls. Her remedy was to apply oral suction to draw the poison out, her hand jerking him off in the process. The stripper outfit was a bit much for the scene and the comedy aspects could have been better but Steven was equally skilled at offering oral treatment, Nikki savoring the experience as much as he did when she was taking care of business. She had a great looking pussy and he went to tapping it shortly thereafter, Nikki bouncing back on his cock actively to make her a winner in my book. They screwed in three or so positions and he jerked off to her chest, again proving that the company (and, by extension, their director's) need to follow through on the couple's angle or drop it altogether since my new "assistant" made it clear that she (and all of her friends) absolutely hate that kind of pop shot.
Scene Four: Renae "J-Ho" Cruz, Holly Wellin, and Alex Sanders, were up next in a scenario that involved an experimental sexual attractant that had the formerly bored hotties jumping all over his body. There were a few more comedic skits (courtesy of the ladies and Kyle Stone, the medical setting too gross for my tastes) before the grumpy gals sat next to him on a couch. The pheromones kicked in and the ladies stopped pushing him away to get him to suck their fingers; leading to all sorts of sucking taking place. Renae was the more aggressive of the two ladies but all three of them contributed to it being a step towards nastier, less programmed sexual antics. Holly was a fine cocksucker and Renae did a swell job of sitting on his face; the ladies not really doing many positions but showing a need for seed well before he glazed their faces with semen.
Scene Five: Carmen Hart, having found out the hard way that medical testing was not for her, finally tried a career more in line with her talents as an extra in soap operas with Voodoo as the leading man. She played a waitress and he was a major actor (though you'd never know it from his performance before the sex); the pair going back to his trailer where they did the deed. He liked seeing her chest as much as I did and the general oral and vaginal sex romp played out; Carmen not nearly as active at riding his rod until she was on top of him but still well worth a viewing or two. The scene ended with him rubbing out a weak load to her ass cheeks without her help, closing the sexual portion of the movie with Carmen doing some post coital sucking.
Bonus Scene: Compulsion: Carmen Hart, wearing a blue polka dotted dress in the parking lot at night, was up next with Randy Spears, as he tried his lame lines on her. She applied a bit of "turnabout is fair play" on him before inhaling his dick while he lay back on the car; her hand working the shaft as her mouth concentrated on the tip of his meat. Skipping any oral to her, he then pounded her passive pussy in a few positions before losing his load to her face, depositing his biggest wad of semen in the entire movie as the pair finished up with her at his knees.
Summary: Fired by director Jonathan Morgan for Wicked Pictures was best suited for those of you that don't watch a ton of porn and are looking for something to spice up your bedroom antics more than take the "self serve" approach to life as I usually do. My assistant is not nearly as jaded as I am and found the comedy aspects to be superior to the sex, my personal appreciation for Carmen almost enough to bump this one up a notch but it was still fun enough for me to rate as a Rent It. In short, Fired was a quirky little comedy made on a low budget for couples that prefer short, sweet, and relatively tame sex scenes punctuated by brief comedic interludes. For those of you that meet that description, consider this one a "must have" but Jonathan has done better in the past.
---- 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