Cast: Audrey Dior, James Deen, Claire Darling, Sammie Rhodes, Kiki Vidis, Voodoo, Summer Bailey, Jerry
Length: 203:02 minutes
Date of Production: 8/28/2008
Extras: After starting off with heaps of spam (with cute Sunny Leone and others 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. This time, there was an advertised BTS on the back cover but unless they were referring to the footage already contained in the scenes themselves, there was no such feature. There was, however, a set of three edited versions of previous scenes from the series, two of them described below from earlier reviews.
Audio/Video Quality: Brand New Faces 13 was presented in the same 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment using the standard definition MPEG-2 codec. 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 3.4 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; my biggest complaint being that having reviewed one of the series in Blu-Ray recently, the standard definition follow ups seem lifeless by comparison. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English (in 192 Kbps with a 48 kHz sampling rate) 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 13: Teen Edition; 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 12 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. Also of interest to me was the fact that Skow's name appeared nowhere on the cover either front or back, strange considering the award winning director is a major selling point thanks to his skill with the camera as well as the ladies. 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: Audrey Dior, a cute "girl next door" type, was up first in a scene already kind of underway as she kidded with the director in his studio while she wore a pink top and blue jean skirt. She had pretty eyes and a refreshing attitude, the gal presented as nervous and excited in the scene shot on what appeared to be 4/23/2008. She was a tall gal and once she removed a few layers of clothing, her ass did indeed look nice and full. She teased with some of her stripper moves, the 18 year old a tad shy when it came to Skow feeling her up but Audrey giving a pretty warm solo scene all the same. She had some blemishes and was clean shaven on her crotch, her little hairs on her body seen when the light hit them just right. The lap dance was cute but she was ready to go with James Deen so it all ended around the 20 minute mark as the young performer ate her out on the bed in the next room. Audrey was self conscious enough to look at the camera a lot, a bit scared so she took a break to see his STD test from AIM, thinking he was weird for wanting to rim her. She soon found the experience to feel really good but wanted his pecker in her mouth, Audrey showing she was not a stranger to giving a blowjob. It was not a great hummer but she is welcome to suck me off any time she likes, this leading to several positions of vaginal sex. Audrey was not the most active rider of cock I've seen in the series but she acquitted herself fairly well, doing taste testing in the form of PTM before she amazingly enough did some anal after fingering her ass to show she wanted it in her backdoor. The scene closed out when James launched his wad of genetic juice into her mouth for her to spit out into her hand and then gobble it down.
Scene Two: Claire Darling, the pale brunette on the right side of the front cover with a youthful appeal to her not unlike Stoya, was up next as she applied her own makeup while wearing a polka dot top and pink skirt. She was another one that appeared to be nervous, her desire to do a lesbian scene with large breasted Sammie Rhodes established quickly before she followed the established formula. The scene was shot on 5/4/2008 and the skinny gal was not exactly curvy with her tiny tits and modest ass, but her playful demeanor showing some enthusiasm. She had all the usual razor bumps from the close shave she had on her snatch, her solo scene kind of tame as the film student proceeded into the next room with Sammie. They ended up on a couch instead of the usual bed, Sammie going down on her quickly while the gal over reacted a bit, some kissing and fingering led to her reciprocating as though she was familiar with how to work another gal's pussy. Sammie brought some toys with her here, a large glass dildo and a pink vibrator, the gals sharing the devices as if they orgasmed a few times, the scene one of the most basic of the series (a single lesbian scene is pretty much a given in the series releases to date). There was some minimal anal play too (tasting) but even the porn level acting could not hide the appearance that they wanted to work together.
Scene Three: Kiki Vidis, an 18 year old from Australia as seen featured on the middle of the front cover, was up next as the heavily freckled young lady gave Skow his interview on the couch. Her accent appealed to him as much as myself, the xenophile in both of us proudly displayed as Kiki followed the formula. The scene was shot in May of 2008 and she was days away from her 19th birthday, her perfect skin and love of nudity wasted in the heavily censored Queensland she came from (where closed leg shoots are standard by law). She had done some magazine shoots for Mayfair, Club, Swank, Cheri, Hustler, Penthouse, and others but this was her first video scene so she was probably the closest gal in the series to brush up against the stated guarantee. Her "perfect" boobs enticed Skow to paw her and she gave the solo scene with a polished stature unlike most of the others in the series, soon working with Voodoo on the bed where her talkative nature was lost as he ate her and they began to vaginally bone. Voodoo was into her a lot and this was where she showed how new she was to porn, her relatively passive penetration and blowjob showing she was not nearly as accomplished as her earlier work showed her. Kiki did do some PTM and provided a little bit of energy but is still too new to really shine in her craft. After several positions of vaginal sex, she took the population pudding to her mouth but did not swallow and seemed to treat his spew like it was toxic waste.
Scene Four: Summer Bailey, the bright eyed brunette seen on the lower left corner of the front cover, was up last and she had a sexy racial mix that I found appealing as she teased the camera in her short dress. The 18 year old was fearless and full of passion to fuck, this being the seventh time she fucked (the first six were boyfriends); the Augusta Georgia native engaging in her scene on 4/4/2008 with Jerry. For all her enthusiasm, she was still a touch nervous but she worked with it, the tease and solo action leading to some making out by the couple. Jerry might not be the best in the business but he did seem to appreciate her all natural body and gave her his all, going down on her to warm her up before she reciprocated by slobbing his knob and providing some hand to gland combat on his cock. I liked that they did some 69 action but she was the most active rider of the cast here, overdoing it slightly but never coming across as having a desire for money over a need for seed. The rest of the action was more oral and vaginal sex, leading to a facial of moderate proportions that she seemed to enjoy tasting.
Bonus Scene: Brand New Faces 2: Alana Leigh, the very cute brunette seen on the upper left hand corner of the cover from Lancaster California (with the 34-B bra size), was up with Donny Long from a scene credited as being shot on 10/9/2007. Alana had the look of a gal sporting a few remaining pounds of babyfat nicely on her frame, her chest better suited for porn than her relatively small ass. Compared to the previous gals in the show, Alana seemed to be the shyest though she was clean shaven and did not look away from the camera a whole lot during the interview and solo portion of the action. When it was time to bone, she went to the bed where Donny felt her up, fingered her a little, and then ate her as she fished around for his penis in his pants. She was not a complete stranger to a cock in her mouth but as he grew harder, she found it tougher to handle as easily; spending enough time with his cock that I found myself wanting her to slob my knob a little too. Their 69 led to her climbing onto his dick, Alana actively pumping her ass up and down on his rod as he pounded her pussy. As she fills out and tones up, she should become a real hotty but her oral skills were put into action a few times before she took the facial; the PTM and pile driver resulting in Donny launching a large load that she wiped off with a lot of effort.
Bonus Scene: Brand New Faces 4: Taylor Chanel, the other cute blond as seen on the lower right hand corner of the cover, was up last as she entered the studio. There she met a shirtless Jerry but left him behind as the interview portion of the scene took place on the couch, her face as cute as any of the others; coming from Upland, California as a dental assistant. The tease with the director led to them kidding about anal, her pink lingerie looking good on her lithe frame (and her nervous demeanor adding to the fun too). Unlike the others, she had implants with "Marty Feldman" nipples but the rest of her largely made up for it; the size being 34D or 34DD according to her, making me want to fire the guy making the front cover. By the time Jerry came back into the set, he was ready to rumble and Taylor seemed to appreciate his efforts manually and orally on her. He did a nice job and she was no stranger to a cock in her mouth from what I could see; even if her skills needed some more work. She was pretty active when on top or in doggy, some rough edges in need of honing through experience but nothing that would take too long to cover. She did some intermittent PTM as well and struck me as more of a porn performer in the making than any of the others even if I might appreciate different aspects of their work more than hers. The population pudding went to her chest and she gave him some limited head afterwards, making me wonder how she will be after ten more scenes.
Summary: Brand New Faces 13 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 13: Teen Edition 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.
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