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Discovering Alexis Texas

Studio: Evil Angel » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 4/1/08

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended

This was a cute opener! (sorry, they didn't make a trailer)

Discovering Alexis Texas: Special Collector's Edition

Evil Angel/Deadly Nightshade Productions

Alexis Texas has beef curtains!

Genre: Gonzo, Alexis Texas

Director: Belladonna & Aiden

Alexis Texas as a hippy chick

Cast: Alexis Texas, Chris Charming, Steve Holmes, Scotty Lyons, Belladonna, Daniel, Mr. Pete, Mick Blue
Non-sex role by Nina Hartley

Alexis Texas liked Belladonna's foot!

Length: 144:00 minutes

Date of Production: 1/2/2008

Alexis Texas!

Extras: The best extra for most people will be the 14:10 minutes of deleted footage starring Alexis Texas, including her taking a piss in the bathtub. Fans of "squirting" might want to take a look at how crystal clear the fluid was so they will have something to think about the next time they want to argue about science and medicine, but Alexis was looking full and hot throughout the clips. There was also an amusing 27:40 minute long Behind the Scenes feature that showed a lot of the preparation, some playing around, even more Alexis in action, and Aiden as a significant contributor as co-director. In an interesting move, there was an audio commentary offered up as an alternative audio track. As I write this review, I am listening to parts of it now, some of the commentary providing bits of technical information though much of it a playful revisit of the material by Bella, a "topless Alexis Texas", and Dave Murphy. There were also six photogalleries, a cast list, limited filmographies, a cardboard cover, and a pop shot recap.

Alexis Texas and Belladonna in fetish attire

Condoms: None

Alexis Texas and Steve Holmes

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Audio/Video Quality: Discovering Alexis Texas was presented in the usual 1.33:1 ratio full frame color as shot by directors Belladonna & Aiden for release by Evil Angel. I still don't get many of her movies these days but I have long found her to provided very heated, if raw looking titles that were better on pairings than technical values, using Aiden on camera in almost all cases (though I'd chip in for him to take a few classes). This was the case here as well with the home movie look of many scenes, the mixed level of lighting, and the resulting grain and video noise. Still, the action was clear enough and fans will find the sheer amount of lesbian fuck for the buck to be enough to largely compensate for the technical limitations. The camera angles weren't always favorable to the performers either (maybe cameraman Aiden could keep the camera a bit steadier), making some look worse than usual even as they actively handled the cocks in front of them, but Bella's movies have rarely been known for how good they look so I doubt fans are going to fuss loudly at this point in the game over technical values (it didn't help that the video bitrate was often in the mid 1 Mbps range, some compression artifacts observed). In any case, the audio was presented in a similar fashion with a 2.0 Dolby Digital English (in the usual 192 Kbps bitrate) offering that sounded hollow with no separation between the channels and no music to bore you with. There were some off camera noises at times and a few bits of vocal acting that could have been done over to sound better but the visuals were the worst part of this section.

Nina Hartley whipping Belladonna

Body of Review: Alexis Texas is one of the ladies from the Lone Star State making a lot of fans in the last year, her curvy ass and cute face gaining more attention with each passing month. As some of her peers have benefited from showcase flicks, now she will too thanks to directors Belladonna & Aiden and Evil Angel with Discovering Alexis Texas: Special Collector's Edition. The credits credited Aiden as the director and hinted that Bella was the conceptual director, a dynamic used by Celeste and Robby D at Digital Playground for years now. Still, the cover gave both of them credit and if you've seen any of their past works, you'll know how the movie was not the kind of polished looking release most people in the industry are providing, offering up a lot of raw energy instead. The good news is that each of the scenes featured Alexis in action, providing some firsts but also showing her having a great time, even the audio commentary offering fodder for fan sites and those that can't get enough of the curvy babe. The Evil Angel website did not have a trailer this time but described the movie like this: "The entire story is best understood through the lens of the final scene, which is brief, but telling. In the last scene 6, Nina Hartley says, "That's my story, I love who I am," revealing herself as the narrator of 5 sex scenes, played by Alexis Texas, who has an ass to rival Nina's. Nina whips Belladonna, who is in the corner, ass out to receive the leather blows. Scene 1 is a young, college age Alexis who gives a blow bang in payment for some Mary Jane. Scene 2 is an experimental Alexis, learning to give a blow job from Bella and a friend - but a lot more than one blow job is learned. Scene 3 is Alexis fucking 2 guys. Scene 4 is a lesbian scene with Bella, both clad in body suits. Scene 5 is a more mature Alexis, flashing her lover in a subway before fucking him against a semi-opaque wall in a continuing progression of Director Belladonna's experimentation with light as an erotic companion. After the credits, a dreamy foot scene for fans of Odd Jobs comes as a pleasant surprise, almost a day dream." Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Alexis Texas in a hidden clip after the credits

Scene One: Alexis Texas, a bountiful beauty that has been getting better with time in the industry, was up first as a hippy love chick in what appeared to be shot as a home movie. The scene was handled even more this way than Bella's usual movies, though showing Alexis' body (as enhanced by Popeye's Chicken per her commentary) fit the setting with Chris Charming, Steve Holmes, and Scotty Lyons, all looking goofy as could be. She initially gave them a blowbang, moving from cock to cock with her mouth and hands while frequently looking at the camera. Alexis was very enthusiastic during this prolonged bout of oral boning, the men rubbing out loads of population pudding onto her open mouth and face. It was a nice start to the movie that made it clear that Alexis would be getting increasingly hardcore as the movie progressed.

Scene Two: Alexis Texas, looking much better with a nicer range of color and technical values as she pranced about the house in her crop top and booty shorts, hooked up with a resting Belladonna (with make up on!), before they went to attack effeminate Daniel on the living room couch. The anti-education comments by the trio of dropouts were a downer on the commentary track but the college setting was kind of appealing too. His mission was to show them all about fellatio, I'm sure at least a few of you watching the scene would be suggesting from a slightly alternative viewpoint if you catch my drift. The gals double teamed him after some minimal foreplay, inhaling his cock really well as they took charge of the submissive man. Both ladies offered up a different style of blowjob and that expanded to face sitting, minor lesbian tricks, and vaginal screwing. As expected, Bella was the most aggressive of the pair but Alexis gave a very energetic performance too, both appreciated all the more considering who they were stuck working with. There was a lot of variations in the taste testing (including Bella tossing his salad and biting his nipples), the passionate scene finishing up with the ladies cumswapping the moderate load her rubbed out. Whew!

Scene Three: Alexis Texas, acting seductive in her sheer pink top, was up next as she made a booty call to Mr. Pete and Mick Blue from her bed. Pete is her real life boyfriend and the chemistry was evident from the very beginning of the scene, her masturbation already getting her wet enough to take them on with ease. Mick is quite the studly character too, a marked step up from the previous scene, the dirty talk elevating the scene nicely for me. This was her first b/b/g scene (technically, it was Pete's first such scene with a girlfriend) and Pete immediately went down on her to give her the first orgasm of the scene; Alexis savoring the entire experience as the men serviced her thoroughly. Alexis really cranked up the heat this time, slobbing Pete's knob really well but never letting Mick down either. The men were lucky enough to get full access to her mouth and pussy (she doesn't do anal on camera yet); her eye contact helping establish that she was doing more than merely performing. This dynamic continued until the bed bunny drained the men dry, the facials coating her mouth. Oh yeah, some of you might like that she left some clothing on (her top) but it was a solid scene to appreciate. Yum!

Scene Four: Alexis Texas and Belladonna, both dressed from head to toe in satin fetish outfits (with zippers near the appropriate openings), were up next in a great lesbian scene. There was a whole lot of incredibly sexy tease footage here that carried on forever before they opened up the outfits for greater access that fans will find especially hot. There were nods to foot fetish material (sucking them, using them to insert, etc.), fingering, cunnilingus, and all the usual gal on gal pal tricks but the entire scene was one that I'd rather not provide a laundry list for since it was more of an attitude or mood that shone through to make this exceptional, the outfits really interesting but also allowing the lust to take center stage. Sweet!

Scene Five: Alexis Texas, dressed solely in a trench coat, was up last in a scene where she flashed Steve Holmes in public; initially at the train stop, then outside by the house before joining him for a full scene. The two embraced with a deep kiss once they were behind closed doors, Nina's voice over working even better this time to raise awareness of the situation. Alexis provided yet another sweet hummer, leading to the multitude of vaginal positions where she was not only passionate and enthusiastic, but showed how much she liked working with Steve. The taste testing, hand work, and variations on the theme added to the fun a lot more than anal would have done, Alexis making some extensive comments about being true to herself by not doing it unless she wants to. It was a great scene to close out with, her big booty getting spanked but looking like it was inhaling his dick as she rode so very aggressively; making it another top scene of hers to appreciate. The scene finished when Alexis took his load to her mouth, blowing some semen bubbles, with a little nod to Nina beating Bella before the credits (note: after the credits, Alexis gave a short solo show for foot lovers too).

Summary: Discovering Alexis Texas by directors Belladonna & Aiden for Evil Angel was the first true showcase of all new scenes starring fan favorite Alexis Texas exploring a wider range of sexual activities than ever before. She didn't do anal but she did her first b/b/g, her first blowbang, and her first g/g single scene. I'm not big on "firsts" but I sure liked the consistent quality of the sexual action contained in the scenes, the little surprises a nice touch to make this one worthy of being Highly Recommended. In short, Discovering Alexis Texas: Special Collector's Edition was a must have for fans of lead Alexis Texas, the movie largely staying away from the circus act sex Bella's movies are sometimes associated with. Had this been another double disc release and contained upgraded technical values, I venture to say it would have earned our highest rating of all for the majority of people out there, not just her devoted fans, but it was a solid selection of fuck for the buck using great replay value and strokability to merit more attention than some may give it.


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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