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Riley Steele Chic

Studio: Digital Playground » Review by Harry Johnson » Review Date: 6/5/09

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

Genre: Gonzo

Cast: Riley Steele, Zeina Heart, Capri Cavalli, Heather Vahn, and Devi Emmerson.

Directed by: Celeste

Run Time: 2 hr 2 min

Date of Production: 8/23/2008

Condoms: Nope


A ten minute behind the scenes featurette is included, and dare I say this is one of the better BTS features I have seen in quite some time. A lot of effort was put into it and there's an extensive amount of behind the scenes content, interviews, and joking around between the cast. There's also a photo gallery and some trailers to click through if you're interested.


Riley Steele's Chic is presented on DVD with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio and has been enhanced for anamorphic playback. The production of this feature was quite solid and all around you can tell that they used some high-end cameras to capture some find details. The picture quality is solid throughout with an appropriate contrast, sharp resolution, and no grain what-so-ever to complain about. I will say that the artistic aspects of this release don't necessarily look as nice as the regular shots do, and quite honestly Chic would have been fine without them. Audibly the quality is pretty high as well with a 5.1 track that captures some nice detail and improves the soundstage with a fair amount of robustness. There isn't a grand sense of immersion here, but it's better than your average 2.0 stereo flick and the overall quality is much sharper than the average.

Body of Review:

Riley Steele's Chic is one of the latest releases from Digital Playground to feature their hot contract girl. It's a robust release with seven scenes in total and five girls to captivate you, the most prominent obviously being Miss Steele. Directed by Celeste, Chic is a gonzo affair with some rather generalized scenes that don't necessarily fit into one genre or another. To be fair most of the action here is fairly bland. The girls may be hot, and some of the scenes are better than others, but all around you're not really going to be "blown away". Still, if you're a Riley fan it deserves being checked out, and if you haven't seen her in action you owe it to yourself to.

Scene 1:

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The first girl up for action in Riley Steele's Chick is Zeina Heart, who appears in a scene with James Deen. Their foreplay is pretty darned good and Zeina does a great job paying attention to Deen's cock. James gets onto the floor after a while and Zeina is more than willing to climb aboard for a ride. Their sex is pretty fast and furious for the most part and James does a great job of keeping the rhythm going. Zeina's part in this bit of the scene is simply to look great, and she fills that role well. Things get better when they change positions and Zeina takes it from behind. There's nothing unusual or unique about this scene and all you're going to get is some nice fast-paced sex with a solid male performer and hot girl. I suppose you don't need much more than that to have a good time!

Scene 2:

Title girl Riley Steele is up for her first scene here. The action begins with a brief little solo tease, which is handled in an artistic manner that isn't entirely sexy unfortunately. Thankfully once Mick Blue arrives on the scene things are spiced up a tad and we get some decent action out of the two. Mick really nails Riley good here, and to say the action is fast would be an understatement. Both performers get the job done here, but I will say that the sex isn't quite as passionate as it could have been. There's virtually no chemistry between the two and the action focuses more on the sheer pounding that Riley takes as opposed to building up a connection of sorts between them. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it did leave the scene feeling somewhat dry in the end.

Scene 3:

The third scene in Riley Steele's Chic features Capri Cavelli strutting her stuff in a ripped ensemble that looks about as uncomfortable as it is impractical. Like the other scenes here we get a nice little tease at the beginning that eventually leads into sex as her partner, Tony DeSergio, appears. There's some brief foreplay here and after a rather one-sided bout of oral (Capri doing all of the work) she bends over to take it from behind. After a couple of minutes Tony gets onto the floor and lets Capri get on top. Their sex is pretty decent, but unimpressive really. There's no chemistry between them and the sense of energy just isn't as great as the previous two scenes.

Scene 4:

Well, here's an awkward one. Devi Emmerson's scene is something of a solo tease that doesn't last very long and feels very, very uncomfortable. The man behind the camera asks here to take her clothes off and dance for him, play with herself, etc. Devi does so with reluctance and discomfort written all over her face. There's some nudity here and Devi is very attractive, but you really get the sense that she didn't want to be there doing what she was doing.

Scene 5:

Riley's back again for the fifth scene of Chic. She gets things going with a sultry tease for the camera which eventually cuts into her on a bed with Danny Mountain. The two waste little time getting to each others goods with some oral and 69 taking the center stage for a couple of minutes. Eventually the fucking begins and it seems like much to do about nothing. Both Danny and Riley make a lot of noise and get a lot of the motions down, but the sex just feels dry, forced, and poorly edited/directed. Riley's scene with Mick had a lot more going for it and ultimately this one just comes up short.

Scene 6:

I must admit that I've never seen Heather Vahn in action, but hold damn am I a fan now. This short-haired brunette has a look that really appeals to me with her tanned complexion and tight body. I think I almost preferred her look to Riley's, but that's just a matter of personal taste. After a little tease where she's brushing her teeth in front of a mirror in jeans and a white t-shirt Scott Nails comes in and gets to work. Scott does most of the work at the beginning here and once the sex begins he continues to do so. There's some hard sex here and Scott really gives it to her good. For her part Heather steals the show later on in the scene when she slams down on his cock really hard and lovingly jerks him off until he cums.

Scene 7:

Closing out Riley Steele's Chic is, appropriately, Riley Steele! The final scene on this release once again features our starlet in a pair of ripped jeans giving us a nice little tease prior to the sex. Erik Everhard is the lucky man in this scene and as you'd expect things begin with some oral which eventually leads to fucking. For her part Riley looks incredible as always and the camera really captures some of her more sultry expressions. She pants, moans, groans, and screams for Erik, who is really the one doing most all of the work. Their sex is unfortunately average at best, but the scene received extra points due to the sheer hotness that is Riley Steele.


Riley Steele's Chic is a decent, if not slightly underwhelming, release. Each of the five girls here looks incredible, but the quality of each scene is all over the map. A couple of standouts such as Heather, Zeina, Capri, and one of Riley's scenes proved to be entertaining and warranted more than one watch. The rest was sadly forgettable, awkward, or just too dry for its own good. I'd say this one is worth checking out, but it's not necessarily one that you're going to go back to frequently when you're looking to watch some porn. The girls are hot but the sex overall just isn't as great as it could have been.

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