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Brand New Faces #7

Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 5/15/08

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Brittany Blake (click for her trailer)

Brand New Faces 7

Vivid Entertainment

Brittany Blake and Daisy Marie

Genre: Gonzo, Newcomers

Director: B. Skow

Estrella Flores (trailer)

Cast: Brittany Blake, Daisy Marie, Estrella Flores, Alan Stafford, Jean LaConia, Sascha, Sasha Sin, James Deen

Length: 224:11 minutes

Jean La Conia (trailer)

Date of Production: 1/16/2008

Extras: 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.

Sasha Sin (trailer)

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Brand New Faces 7 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 5 Mbps), making it a mixed bag in terms of visual quality; leaning towards above average. Some will rail about the watermark on the lower right hand corner of the scenes but it went away pretty quickly so don't worry about it. 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: 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 7; a movie dedicated to showcasing four lovely young ladies in their first scenes for porn and the sequel to the extremely popular Brand New Faces 1, Brand New Faces 2, Brand New Faces 4, Brand New Faces 5 and Brand New Faces 6, 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: Brittany Blake, the blond on the upper right hand corner of the cover from Diamond Bar, California, was up first in a lesbian scene with Daisy Marie, shot on January 3, 2008. Brittany claimed to be a dental assistant and while she was too lean for me, I wouldn't mind reversing roles to fill a few of her cavities. She began the scene wearing a light pink sundress but as the scene progressed, there were some wardrobe changes; her ass cheeks eating away at her thongs. While claiming to be modest too, I found this to be somewhat of a false sense of modesty because she was into the exhibition game way too much to make the newcomer claim so common to the series. While she was only going to "lick some pussy" in a lesbian scene, she struck me as wanting to do so; the gal proving to be tiny as Skow held up his hand for comparison purposes (he's no small man but he's not huge either so when his hand covered her head, I knew she was tiny). She knew how to give an aural experience with her dirty talk, Skow questioning if she was so new after all but I haven't seen her before and it has been said that I watch a bit of porn. Daisy walked in with brand new boobs, only three weeks old and the gal claiming they had never been shot before either; the Latina bigger than the newcomer enough to give me an even better sense of size. They went down on each other and gave remarkable similar performances; making me think they had fun but also managed to show their chemistry as a bit less than it could have been. The caressing and oral led to a few toys coming out to be used, the taste testing and play by Brittany at least as satisfying as Daisy's acts. It was pretty fun and I hope to see more of this one considering how actively she rode the strap on dildo.

Scene Two: Estrella Flores, the cute Latina seen on the lower left corner of the cover, was up next with Alan Stafford, in a scene shot on December 20, 2007; the gal hailing from south of the border but welcome any time in my neck of the woods (her certificate stating "Downey" as her hometown). At 5'6", she was taller than Brittany but showing a lot more shyness as well; the Latina displaying less of a bubbly sense or "flow" yet adding to the newcomer dynamic more than the last gal. She had dark nipples and was practically flat, repeatedly breaking out in laughter as she was interviewed. Her cookie was tiny and shaved so after her solo act, Skow asked her if she was going to be able to handle it (his thumb "twice the size of her pussy"). Alan wasn't the most well known guy she could have worked with but he was eating her out within moments of being introduced on camera; Estrella appearing to enjoy his attentive tongue work. He had to use a lot of saliva to get his fingers inside of her but was patient and caused her to respond well to his efforts. Her blowjob showed potential as yet untapped, her inexperience something that will add flavor to her work for some time if she pursues it for awhile; the POV action looking best. When it came to the vaginal penetration, it took her some time to get accommodated to the modest member but she held in there like a trooper, not as bouncy as Brittany but still better than many of the so-called "newcomers" on display at other companies (where the term tends to mean "she's only done 50 or 60 scenes so far"). Eventually, she took the load of population pudding to her face, turning her head but not dodging it as she tongued the spew and swallowed a portion of it.

Scene Three: Jean LaConia, the sexy brunette seen on the lower right hand corner coming from Putnam Connecticut in a scene with Sascha shot on January 14, 2008. She was a busty gal with French braids, possessing the outgoing nature more common to porn than Estrella showed; her fleshy ass in great need of my face to press against. Her sense of nervous energy worked really well for me, projecting her work as a nude dancer well ahead of time with her animated interview. She liked masturbating and even gave Skow a lap dance, the lack of a pole limiting how much she could do but she is also welcome to gyrate in my lap some day should she come to Houston. She moved to the bedroom set for her meeting with Sascha, going right to work on him as they kissed and she grabbed his cock to stroke it. She inhaled his meat pipe and proved she was no stranger to cock, the pair getting into a 69 that really didn't show a lot of him eating her out in this single camera scene. While Jean was not especially fluid in changing vaginal positions, she had a time of it with the guy though, appreciating his skill as he drilled her so well. She could have been slightly more active but I liked the way her "fantastic titties" bounced as they fucked, the gal's tiny cookie accommodating his rod as she made minimal grunts and groans. The scene ended with a titty pop but Sascha was off his game that day, needing Jean to repeatedly do PTM to keep him hard. I think she has tremendous potential though, displaying a sense of enthusiasm and energy with just enough rough edges to make her a newcomer winner.

Scene Four: Sasha Sin, the sweet looking blond seen on the upper left hand corner from Mesa Arizona, was up last in a scene shot with James Deen on December 19, 2007. Sasha looked the part as a tanned, very lean bleach blond, having a healthy sense of nervous energy for a 19 year old. Skow kept her from speeding through the series dynamic too, something he has to do from time to time when a gal is unable to catch how quickly she tries to progress through the standardized formula. I think I'd find her more attractive if she gained a few pounds but Skow worked his magic to get a decent performance out of her, proving his value to the series yet again as he coaxed her to do it all better than I think she would have otherwise. She teased, masturbated, and then found her niche working with James on the bedroom set; her facial features reminding me of Jenna Jameson when she turned the right way. She must have tasted pretty good too because James was chowing down like crazy on her box before she gave a fairly short, inexperienced blowjob to the guy (making me believe that she had only been with "two guys" in the past). She was the most passive ride of the show too, letting James do all the work and lowering what could have been a highly recommended rating from me, but this might serve fans of the newcomer dynamic even better since she struck me as having very little experience sexually before her scene. Perhaps with some practice, maybe making POV scenes with a reviewer friend of mine at another website or something, she will show up all the others but while it wasn't a great scene, she showed a decent amount of potential before taking the mouth pop.

Summary: Brand New Faces 7 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 7 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. Skow does it again with his attentive nature to make these four ladies shine better than his peers could hope to, the series website probably the best thing the company has provided in a long time in terms of consistent quality.


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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