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Tera Goes Gonzo

Studio: Teravision » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 10/9/08

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Tera Patrick masturbating in scene one. (click pictures for trailer)

Tera Goes Gonzo

Teravision/Vivid Entertainment

Stefani Morgan, Kelle Marie, and Tera Patrick in scene two.

Genre: Gonzo

Director: Spyder Jonez

Daisy Marie and Spyder Jonez in scene three

Cast: Tera Patrick, Stefani Morgan, Kelle Marie, Daisy Marie, Spyder Jonez, Roxy DeVille, Nick Jacobs, Jack Lawrence
Non-sex role by Ed Powers, Ron Jeremy, Evan Stone

Tera Patrick's lovely ass in scene four

Length: 101:59 minutes

Dates of Production: 6/26/2006 to 6/28/2006, 9/26/2006

Roxy DeVille and Nick Jacob in scene five

Extras: The best extra was the 32:35 minute long Behind the Scenes feature, a variety of people seen in the background (like Brah Bones) but most of the show focusing on the lesbian scene (with Tera's coworkers in the makeup chair). There was some additional tease footage and the infamous Jimmy D. was working on making everything look great, largely succeeding as the shoot came off looking quite fetching. There was then a short interview with Ron Jeremy lasting 10:07 minutes and the mighty Evan Stone clocking in at 8:50 minutes, each initially giving their definition of gonzo before bloopers and other viewpoints were provided. There was then a photogallery and some trailers, the spam minimal here.

Tera Patrick and Jack Lawrence in scene six

Condoms: None

Tera Patrick in the BTS

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Audio/Video Quality: Tera Goes Gonzo was presented in a nice 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Spyder Jonez for a partnership between Teravision and Vivid Entertainment to be released in this MPEG-2 encoded standard definition release (in 480i resolution). It was definitely an upgrade over some of Spyder's earliest works, the lighting minimizing the levels of grain, video noise, and other visual aspects I care most about. The camera work was different this time too, perhaps thanks to industry veteran Jimmy D. assisting on the project (providing a much more consistent approach here than in his own series of years gone by). The composition of the shots was always optimal (again, probably thanks to Jimmy D.) and Tera looked as good as ever as my main interest in the movie; the way she was allowed to dominate the scenes made sense. The bitrate hovered around the mid 4.7 Mbps range as often as not and while it was less stylish than the works released by other companies, the lack of slow motion will be a major selling point to fans. The audio was presented in a standard 2.0 Dolby Digital English using 192 Kbps and a 48 kHz sampling rate with the dominant aural aspect being the vocals this time, losing the aural style emphasizing music that few people openly appreciate in favor of a straightforward approach tied mainly to gonzo works.

Body of Review: Tera Patrick is one of the most sought after starlets in porn now that Jenna Jameson is retired from working in front of the cameras. Tera's natural beauty has been around for years and the biggest complaint I hear these days relates to how rarely she makes movies, how old the footage is, or that she works mainly with other women or her husband Spyder Jonez. To satisfy some of these concerns, Teravision is now releasing Tera Goes Gonzo, a series of scenes that include four with the legendary hotty herself, including a variety of sexual action by the gal showing her at her prime. The gimmick initially is that the infamous Ed Powers is shooting a movie and tries to get her involved, the movie then veering off into a minimal exploration of what gonzo truly means with some non-sex help by Ron Jeremy and Evan Stone to add entertainment value. The cover said it like this: "Tera Patrick, the goddess of adult entertainment, has gone gonzo with legendary pornographer, Ed Powers. Watch Tera go back to basics and do all the nastiest sucking and fucking that made her the Queen of Porn." Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Scene One: Tera Patrick, the busty babe on the front cover, was up first as she walked along the street in a schoolgirl outfit, approached by well known pornographer Ed Powers (one of the nicest guys in porn for years) to model for him. Aside from the obvious comments I could make about her age versus the scenario (Tera looked far too good to be a girl), it was a cute setup with Ed holding a small camera as he shot the na´ve acting lady in the game room. The money gained her interest and the scene itself bounced between the home camera look (complete with a time code at the bottom of the screen) and a professional shot where both players could be seen. Ed did not have sex with her (whew!) but he "directed" her as she stripped off her restrictive clothing in such a way that it appealed to the pervert in me, allowing me to place myself in Ed's shoes as the scene continued. I supposed I would have liked a bit less of the home camera look but Tera instinctively knew how to treat the situation and milk it for all it was worth, the gal masturbating with her hand and a glass dildo before it all ended. While she did not appear to truly get off here, it was a nice opening scene as far as I was concerned.

Scene Two: Stefani Morgan, Kelle Marie, and Tera Patrick were up next as the trio of tasty babes had a lesbian scene together. The amount of oral and fingering was substantial with a bunch of asshole licking for those into the gals. Each of them went from wearing skimpy lingerie to hardly anything too, Ed again shooting the home camera. Ron Jeremy introduced the scene and the short interview by Ed was amusing, regardless of how phony some of the answers the ladies provided might have been. The downside of the action was how toy heavy it became and that none of the ladies appeared to be into the action, too much attention paid to the camera not to my liking despite some light taste testing applied.

Scene Three: Daisy Marie, a sexy little Latina with a great ass, was up next as part of a skit where Spyder Jonez demonstrated the power of porn, snapping his fingers to make her appear in a bikini, then naked, and then him naked so she could suck him off. Daisy spouted off a bunch of dirty talk in Spanish, blowing the guy until he was hard enough for her to vaginally ride. She was an active rider here and heavily tattooed Spyder let her have at it, the feisty gal doing a bunch of taste testing in between positions. Due to her diminutive size, she made him look rather large too, another visual effect in porn (and reason why so many small gals are favored by producers and directors everywhere). For his part, he plowed her better than I could have, not as driven as Erik Everhard but not as limp as a wide variety of his peers either. The scene ended when he launched a wad of genetic juice to her mouth, satisfying her craving for cum though she did not swallow it (letting it drip down her torso instead). It was a surprisingly warmed scene.

Scene Four: Tera Patrick, dressed in a super hot blue bikini, was up next in a large swimming pool on an overcast day, performing a striptease while she frolicked in the water. This was after a cute bit by Ron Jeremy about people fast forwarding past the talking parts of porn, something I do when not reviewing many scenes myself. Tera looked fit and fine, proving she was more attractive when the scene was shot than when she was a mere gonzo chick years ago. She came to the edge of the pool to start sucking off an anonymous cock, looking like that of Spyder Jonez though I admit to being no expert on such things. The guy kept wrapped up and clothed while staying off camera, elevating the fantasy that it could have been anyone (except me, my cock it too small). Seriously though, she could have kept teasing as far as I was concerned but it was a strong blowjob all the same, using mouth and hand in POV fashion until she milked him dry (using some dirty talk along the way). Note to self, hit Tera up for a handjob next time the opportunity comes up (but prepare to be slapped in case she has no sense of humor).

Scene Five: Roxy DeVille, a personal favorite of mine with her long mane of black hair and fishnet stockings enhancing her look, was up next as she worked with Nick Jacobs in the living room. Evan Stone had humorously introduced the scene and the gal walked into the set to eye Nick, dropping to her knees to inhale his meat pipe aggressively. Roxy can suck a mean cock and her heavy panting elevated the dynamic for me, deep throating her partner while looking at him in the eyes. The camera was a bit too close most of the time and the edits seemed to need a lot of polishing up, but her enthusiasm worked for me despite any minor flaws (the addition of the music at about the 80:20 minute mark struck me as curious too since it almost immediately stopped). I would have preferred that Roxy have a better partner, one she might have wanted to work with more at least, but she drove the scene from beginning to end and kept the faith right up until the guy busted a nut thanks to some additional oral at the end.

Scene Six: Tera Patrick, wearing a tiny pink bikini that showed every bit of her, was up last as she went to the door to meet Officer Jack Lawrence. There was an illegally parked car and when he saw her, he knew she was shooting a porno, Tera pouring on the charm to keep the production out of trouble. The couple went to the bedroom where Jack started feeling her up, tasting her breasts and removing his generic police outfit with some help by the cop loving cutie. They kissed and gave each other some head, Jack snacking on her crack resulting in his sporting a massive hard on for Tera to start slobbing on. Tera is not considered the best cocksucker in the world but she did a decent job here, using a combination of mouth and hand to gland technique that worked until she was ready to "get fucked". She pushed to meet his thrusts when she was on top of him and her beauty was too much for Jack to handle so he busted a nut in her mouth to result in the credits rolling.

Summary: Tera Goes Gonzo by director Spyder Jonez for Teravision would have been even better had Tera been in all the scenes but this was more of her work in a single flick in a very long time, the production values and modest humor making it a title I could rate as Recommended. I admit that I have long been a fan of hers and that I'm not into circus act sex (of which virtually none was present here) so your mileage may vary but this is the kind of movie that Teravision seems to excel at; straightforward porn without the trimmings but leaving just enough pleasantries to stand out. In short, Tera Goes Gonzo should work perfectly for her fans as the type of movie she should make more of these days, offering a variety of Tera in action.


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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