Genre: Couples, Letterboxed, Straight, What Girls Want
Synopsis: Prisoner of Love and Passion rule the day and night and Jean Val Jean rules the bedroom. Take a journey through lust, carnal desires and complete satisfaction with Jean Val Jean as your decadent expert guide.
Features: Interactive Menus, Chapter Selection, Bonus Scene, Bonus Solo with Hunter James,Behind the Scenes, Slide Show, Trailers, Promo Reel, DVD-ROM Content, Web Site Information, Parental Lock.
Performers: Adrianna Nicole, Alicia Angel, Brittney Skye, Cynthia Pendragon, Gino Rafael, Hunter James, Isabel Ice, Jean Val Jean, Kelly Kline, Kimberly Kane, Nautica Thorn, Penny Flame, Shannon Kelly, Van Damage
Audio/Video: Sexual Exploits of Jean Val Jean was distributed by Wicked Pictures, is presented in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound in Full Screen format. The lighting in each scene wasn't the best and very dark, making it difficult to make out who the ladies were. There was some minor shadowing. The flesh tone was realistic, clear, and crisp in the scenes with the correct lighting that I was able to enjoy.
Overview:Playgirl's titles seem to have a hit or miss quality about them. Not much changes with each release nor does the cast except for this new release which centers around Jean Val Jean who is every woman's fantasy come to life. . Playgirl's Sexual Exploits of Jean Val Jean is an erotic and equally alluring soft core DVD made for first timers and women that do not enjoy the hard core genre of the adult movies. They will find this title more than suitable for their taste. Even the cover of the DVD is made specially to attract a woman's desires at the point of purchase. Playgirl gives you the typical romantic get-together without the intense circus acts that are a turn off for so many. There is also abundance bonus material including a solo male masturbation scene which you can either pass or watch. Which in my case, I wanted to pass, there was nothing there to hold my attention. Hunter James held no sexual appeal for me whatsoever. Perhaps the men that enjoy watching PG titles can find some enjoyment in it. The BTS to " The Make Up Sex" with Kimberly Kane and Gino Rafael comes from a previous Playgirl title Illicit Affairs :This scene with Kimberly Kane actually has nothing to do with a couple making up. Kimberly is shopping in a cosmetic store is hoping to get some action from the clerk, Gino Rafael. Which she does after he does her makeup. He undresses her completely and goes down on her. She returns the favor and they go at it doggy style with Gino emptying on to her ass.
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Jean Val Jean who is one of the few male adult performers that is always a pleasure to work with from what I understand after speaking to a few of the ladies he has worked with. I got to meet him this past Jan at the AEE and I'll be very honest with you.. He is very tall and the French accent is truly a turn on. Jean and I spoke for a few about this title and he hopes that I watched it with out any reservations being that the majority of it was filmed when he was younger. Jean Val Jean French heartthrob and winner of 2007 Male Foreign Performer of the Year at the 2007 AVN ,after only 4 years in the business has decided to make his exit. Though there is plenty of content out there with him in it, it might be years before they exhaust all the footage with him in it. Jean who took his name from one of the characters from Les Miserable main character Jean Val Jean, wanted to do more mainstream work and has made his choice to do more "R" rated work and hopefully continue his acting leading to international fame. Due to appear in yet another production for Cinemax with Hanna Harper "First Time" he has made himself very well know for being very romantic and debonair wooing the ladies with his French charm that oozes from him. His role in Penthouse " Out Of Control" gave him the opportunity to expand and actually show how good of a actor he really is. XCritic wishes Jean Val Jean, the very best in his future mainstream endeavors and will be looking to see more of him . Jean Val Jean can be seen playing a zombie in Zombie Strippers with Jenna Jameson.
Scene1: Neon -Brittney Skye & Jean Val Jean
The scene first opens with Jean Val Jean speaking in French and then is with Brittney in a studio with lots of neon signs shining bright. Jean begins the slow seduction which leads up to them in bed. The camera shows some very nice angles of his torso and other parts of his body while he is going down on Britney. Britney then takes her turn to please him with her mouth. They work their way into the standard positions with JVJ removing the condom and unloading on her belly.
Scene 2: My Dark Streets - Cynthia Pendragon & Jean Val Jean
This happens to be one of the better scenes and I love the English accent on the narrator. Supposedly made out to be England Cynthia plays a lady of the night out for a romp in the dead of night. Dressed in a corset-like dress her large breasts overflow from the top attracting a certain gentlemen who has been watching her. Jean takes his liberties with her outside the tavern under a street lamp. After some mutual oral action , Cynthia takes the reigns and rides him while sitting on an iron bench then they switch over to standing doggie were he unloads on her ass.
Scene 3: French Bistro - Penny Flame & Jean Val Jean
Ever order dinner and get distracted by the waiter? This is what happens to Penny when she is out on a date wit her boyfriend but cant keep her mind out of the gutter . Jean plays the waiter who Penny cant stop fantasizing about him and all the naughty things she wants to do to him and with him. Her fantasy becomes reality as she finds herself alone with him and gets to work on giving him one hell of a blow job. Jean then doesn't miss a beat when he eagerly devours Penny's on the table. The heat gets turned up even more ending with Jean unloading on her stomach.
Scene 4: Angel Heart - Kelly Kline & Jean Val Jean
This scene is a little off key because it doesn't set up the story like the others. You have jean carrying Kelly in his arms into the back room of what looks like a church and go straight into the screwing with out no foreplay. The foreplay comes after the first time he penetrates her which makes no sense. After the foreplay they go into cowgirl and mish with Jean unloading on her stomach.
Scene 5: He's Watching Me- Nautica Thorn & Jean Val Jean
Nautica Thorn is one the of the most sexual ladies that I enjoy watching. Her passion and chemistry with whom she is working with always comes across strong and it does here as well. Nautica is deep into getting herself off and doesn't notice that she is being watched by Jean Val Jean who has a massive hardon to begin with. She invites him to join her and he is more than willing to lend a hand. He stands over her, caressing her body before going down on her. They have fun sucking, tasting and screwing in missionary style on the bed, and spooning. He jerks himself off onto her body at the end.
Scene 6: The Color of Love - Shannon Kelly & Jean Val Jean
This next scene has a very nice intro with Jean mixing up paint totally naked while watching Shannon pose for him. As they take turns mixing the paint and splattering some of it on them things get very hot which leads them to clean up only to get overheated in the foreplay. They explore their bodies with their mouths working up to mish and cowgirl with the pop shot going on her belly.
Scene 7: Unleash the Sheets - Alicia Angel & Jean Val Jean
Alicia Angel waits on her bed for her man Jean Val Jean to show up. When he arrives, she gets on her hands and knees eagerly sucking on his cock. Jean keeps her bent over giving him easy access to eat her from behind and work their way into a very nice 69 position. Jean takes Alicia in doggy style, missionary with an external cumshot.
Scene 8: Love Bite - Isabel Ice & Jean Val Jean
Another Victorian Era scene with Isabel living herself over to the man of her most intimate desires in the middle of dark forest. Jean removes her clothing eagerly going down on her. Alicia returns the favor and sucks him off a bit before they go at it in mish ,doggie and spoon and Jean unloads on her creamy white thigh.
Final Thoughts: Playgirl's Sexual Exploits of Jean Val Jean showcases him when he first arrived onto the adult industry. A lot of his earlier work in porn was very raw and without any real technique but he worked on instinct rather than his overwhelming good looks and his charm. Jean Val Jean continued to grow his own individual style and with that he acquired a large fan base , myself being one of them. But being a fan doesn't stop me from critiquing his work and in Sexual Exploits only three scenes showed him at his best and stood out. I have seen some of his other work with Playgirl and with other companies. I felt they could have used other footage that they have. I even heard there was a very sensual vamp one running around and Jean Val Jean as an angel, wings and all. Perhaps Playgirl might releases those further into the year but who knows. As a fan its easy for me to overlook all the flaws and agree it was the best thing ever but as a critic Playgirl's Sexual Exploits of Jean Val Jean let me down greatly. I was expecting it to be on the same level as Playgirl's Addicted To Niko. It pains me to say this but Sexual Exploits only merited a "Rent It" from me...