Audio/Video Quality: Riley Steele Chic was presented in the usual 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as envisioned by director Celeste for Digital Playground in the usual MPEG-2 codec reserved for standard definition releases; the resolution clocking in at 480i. The high end equipment and skilled crew of regulars assisted director of photography Robby to make this release look really sharp; losing the artistic style that doesn't always work so well for me. In fact, the technical matters showed Robby's influence serving nicely to ground the scenes with less of the arty farty filters and effects that the director sometimes uses. The lighting was generally solid here, reducing the grain, video noise, and other defects that sometimes arise in making porn on a budget; favoring a clear focus in some cases that I was convinced worked very well. Nick P. was the editor and he did okay with the footage provided him, some of the camerawork making it tougher to clean up but still better than the director's earlier works. The DVD mastering revealing no compression artifacts; with the bitrate for the visuals hovering around 4.7 Mbps this time with few flaws but not as low in resolution as previous efforts in related showcase efforts from prior to last year. The audio was presented in a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround English using a 384 Kbps bitrate and 48 kHz sampling rate; over twice that of most porn made these days, with a minimalist leaning that seemed unique in most ways to productions outside of the Jack series, but the vocals did not always dominate the audio track as I like it so your mileage may vary. There wasn't much separation between the channels, if any outside of the intermittent music, but the ladies were always clearly heard here.
Body of Review: Riley Steele is currently one of the sweetest looking contract performers at Digital Playground, the blond, blue-eyed cutie leaner than average and still in her experimental phase sexually. Having eaten dinner with her earlier this year and discussed her plans, she seems like a very nice young lady, albeit one with a lot of sexual energy waiting to be properly released for fans to enjoy. Next month will see another showcase release of hers in Riley Steele Chic, the lady spotted in three full scenes. In terms of theme, it really seemed to be an assortment of generic scenes to a degree, the casting other than Riley a mixed bag to be sure. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Zeina Heart, a skinny young brunette, was up first with James Deen, the two making out in front of a picture window. James worked on getting her shorts off as he nibbled down her body, Zeina rubbing his pecker through his pants while he warmed her up. She gave him an okay blowjob but it took him forever to respond, weakening the scene for me despite the levels of perceived chemistry they displayed, James doing most of the work during the vaginal pounding regardless of position. He pulled her hair back and was slightly rough but it ended all too quickly when he busted a nut of genetic juice on her ass at the end.
Scene Two: Riley Steele, the fair haired, blue eyed hotty seen featured on the front cover, was up next with studly Mick Blue, the gal teasing in bed to an erotic bit of violin music. As far as montage openings are concerned, it was not bad for an erotic piece but did little for me personally, the serious look on her face just working against my tastes even if I found those torn shorts of hers quite appealing. The music stopped when Mick was in the picture, the man warming her up with some caresses and oral, her reciprocation using her mouth an upgrade from some of her earlier work. She was still too passive a ride for my tastes as she allowed Mick to do all the work, resulting in a belly pop of population pudding, the lack of personal chemistry displayed making it a onetime watch for me.
Scene Three: Capri Cavelli, a thin gal with some sweet meaty lips and pretty eyes, was up next as she teased in torn clothing to a drum beat piece of music that sounded kind of interesting. Her sultry looks worked for me even if I would have fed her a few burgers, moper Tony DeSergio walking over to her for them to kiss. Some light caresses were had and Capri jerked him off to an erection, dropping to her knees to lightly lick his knob during the hummer. He did not reciprocate and she then climbed onto his cock, only showing an active stance when she was on top of him. It ended with Tony rubbing out a load without her assistance, the frothy facial kind of light.
Scene Four: Devi Emmerson, a somewhat plain brunette that has looked better in the past, was up next as she sought a modeling job from an off camera Brah. He encouraged her to dance for him and she removed her clothing, the Kentuckian gal seeming ill at ease during her moment to shine. There was nudity but no sex, the expressions on her face indicating a lot of discomfort.
Scene Five: Riley Steele, again in torn clothing and looking especially seductive, was up again as she teased on the zoomed in camera, eventually seen in bed with Danny Mountain. They kissed and otherwise orally worked on each other (mostly her thanks to the edit point during the 69), her torn clothing look again appealing to my tastes, after which time she tried to actively ride his cock vaginally. She pouted and moaned a lot but this scene was not indicative of her potential, the ending wad of semen gracing her face as they finished.
Scene Six: Heather Vahn, a "tough girl" brunette wearing similar jeans as she brushed her teeth in green light, was up next with Scott Nails, the man playfully grabbing her from behind to make out with her. Heather looked like she won the jackpot this time, smiling at her luck as he felt her up and gave her a lot of attention, going down on her before slamming his cock deep inside her pussy. She took the top few inches into her mouth after that, doing PTM until he bent her over for the second position where he remained the driving force for the passive lady. She was a bit better on top of him but the camera remained so close that any attempts to display her potential were lost, I believe the scene shot on the new RED cameras that required a tripod limiting how fluid they could be. In the end, she did pump on the pole more than at first though, milking his nut out with a handjob.
Scene Seven: Riley Steele, last up as she teased on the couch in a full pair of jeans that were all torn up as part of the theme of the day, took on the mighty Erik Everhard, his tongue finding every nook and cranny she had as he savored the moment. Riley gave another solid but short hummer here worth checking out, leading to a titty fuck and more cunnilingus by Erik. They then began boning vaginally, her passive nature weakening the scene for me yet again. Erik was dripping with sweat as he poked her pussy too, choking her so hard he left finger prints on her neck. The scene ended when he rubbed out the mouth pop for those that care.
Summary: Riley Steele Chic by director Celeste for Digital Playground was the kind of porn I have long suspected couples like, "new to porn" couples at that, since there was precious little tease, most of the women acting like submissive waifs, and even the physical appeal of Riley unable to generate a whole lot of interest from my personal pussy detector so I rated it as a Rent It despite my personal like of the lead performer. In short, Riley Steele Chic was another fuck flick that did not use the potential of Riley Steele in a way that a raincoaters or jaded old porn hound like me could fully appreciate, the erotica title perhaps suited more for those that have not seen the wealth of selections the market has to offer these days, be they at Digital Playground or not so check it out before you buy.
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