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Raylene's Dirty Work

Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 8/17/09

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

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Raylene's Dirty Work

Vivid Entertainment

Genre: Vignette

Director: B. Skow

Cast: Raylene, Gianna, Charley Chase, Mr. Pete, Mick Blue, Jerry, Kylee Reese, Anthony Rosano, Evie Delatosso, James Deen

Length: 176:01 minutes

Raylene and Gianna

Date of Production: 5/15/2009

Extras: Once the spam was over, the menu revealed a moderate amount of extras, the movie itself longer than average this time. First up for me was a scene between Raylene, Laura Palmer, Mickey Ray, and I believe Rick Brock, from an oldie called "Lap Top". The music overpowered the vocals but Raylene looked hot, and the 7:18 minute scene helped show just how far Vivid has come in the last ten+ years. The second scene was the kind I have routinely demanded as a consumer for years, a scene specifically made for the production in hand, this time showing Raylene working with the mighty Evan Stone on a luxurious bed. It lasted 14:51 minutes and lacked some of the detail the other scenes in the movie provided but they went at one another better than expected, Raylene having a modicum of trouble handling the admittedly excited Evan as he hammered away at her snatch. The best part of the scene for me was the manner in which she aggressively slobbed his knob, the rest of it coming across as though Raylene was getting off but overwhelmed by Evan like a lot of newcomers have been in the past (and Raylene is certainly no newcomer). There were also some trailers, a photogallery, and a 10:18 minute long Behind the Scenes feature, Raylene enjoying herself and Skow's admiration of her evident, Shylar Cobi handling the camera as though he was a bit intoxicated (CWI: cameraman while intoxicated?!?), make up gal Renee looking puzzled at his attempts to capture her likeness at least once.

Condoms: None

Charley Chase

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Audio/Video Quality: Raylene's Dirty Work 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 in 480p resolution for the SD version. The movie was shot in 1080i high definition (using those Canon's Skow favors), so I anticipate a high definition release in the near future to squeeze out more detail for adoring fans. The editing was slightly choppy this time, Mr. Palo Alto credited with those duties, and post production was again handled by Kyle Caruso. The composition of the camera angles was often optimal to capture the raw energy of the scenes but frequently required shooting into the light causing color saturation issues, giving it a different look than many of Skow's previous works. The fleshtones were fairly accurate (some tint issues did exist, like in the first scene's sauna sequence) though but the DVD mastering was well done even if the video bitrate hovered around 5.8 Mbps. There was a company watermark that I wasn't too keen on but most of the camera work seemed to keep this in mind, keeping the majority of action far away from the lower right hand corner most of the time. 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. For an all sex vignette though, it was a sufficient soundtrack with minimalist leanings most of you will appreciate over loud generic music found elsewhere.


Body of Review: B. Skow is the director steering Vivid Entertainment into the future; his value to the company as a director that likes women and enjoys showcasing their sexual activities a huge advance for the company. As his stature grows among consumers as the kind of guy that is known for providing the most fuck for the buck that is "all killer and no filler", his showcase efforts have resulted in expanded attention by critics such as myself. His latest release is Raylene's Dirty Work, starring the comeback of popular ex-contract gal Raylene. The last I saw of her was at a local club in Houston, her feature dancing giving way to her becoming a real estate magnate in California, the collapse of that market presumably assisting her return to show us what she looks like eight years later. As one of the long time fans of the lady, I have to admit that she looks better than ever, be it Skow's skill with a camera or the hard work she has put into keeping shapely, I can't say for sure. This time, Raylene stars in three full scenes in the movie and even provides a brand new scene in the extras section made just for this DVD, a welcome change for the company to provide related material and cater to Raylene's fans. The box cover described the movie like this: "Raylene goes straight through the front door and into the back, with her first anal B/B/G scene in years! And what a comeback it is! B. Skow shoots seven big scenes, with Raylene in four of them! All shot around horny housewives doing horny housework! They spray and wax and suck and fuck, and all you'll think about is how much hotter Raylene is eight years later! Hey...it's Dirty Work, but someone's gotta do it!" Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Kylee Reese

Scene One: Raylene's Back: Raylene, looking better than ever in her yellow shirt with nothing on covering her hairy snatch, was up first as she cleaned the windows, spying on sexy babe Gianna who was sunbathing on the lawn. Gianna liked what she saw as Raylene took off her top, walking over to get some loving from her role model, starting with a kiss. There was some titty play and more kissing, the ladies moving inside to the sauna once the loud music was lowered. Raylene sported a new tattoo on her thick ass and the sweaty gals diddled each other as well as munched on one another's pussies, the moaning a little much at times but still a nice pairing. The lighting looked better once they moved to the couch though, using toys and dry humping each other until their juices sloshed around. There might not have been any genetic juice spilt here but it was a sweet pairing all the same.

Evie Delatosso

Scene Two: Clean That Bathroom: Charley Chase, a brunette with a girl next door face and great curves, was up next as she scrubbed the tub in a neon green bikini top and short blue jean shorts, teasing the camera as upbeat music played in the background. Her pierced nipples looked tasty and she loved using soap suds to full effect, masturbating on the floor until pairing up with horny Mr. Pete. He lightly spanked her ass cheeks and ate her (ass included), her response coming across as very heated and natural. She sucked him a little bit when he picked her up for some upside down oral, the blowjob truncated until later as he wanted to pound her pussy hard. Charley was loud, wet, and active at riding, bouncing between polished porn performer and just a gal on the prowl as she impaled herself on the rod in various positions. The action ended when he launched a big nut all over her torso, Charley sucking his cock clean as she looked into his eyes. Yum!

Raylene with Mr. Pete

Scene Three: Working Overtime: Raylene, now wearing skimpy black lingerie, tended to her ironing as she looked into the camera, her nipples peeking out as she provided some tease. She was sexy and alluring, masturbating until an abrupt edit led to her getting busy with studly Mick Blue and Jerry on the couch. She was already well underway slobbing their knobs, using her hand to gland technique and alternating between them as she looked up from her kneeling position. The men then took turns screwing her pussy, each of them in her mouth or pussy as she actively handled their sexual needs. There did not appear to be much chemistry here but it was a fine performance all the same, the guys unleashing their wads of population pudding to her mouth in such a manner that she looked like a glazed donut as the semen dripped down her body. Nice!

Scene Four: Doing Housework: Kylee Reese, a lean bleach blond with perky nipples and a seductive manner about her, was up next with a neon blue feather duster, playing up her charms to the camera in her naughty pink attire, dusting her ass as much as the room during the tease. She ended up with moper Anthony Rosano going down on her, the resulting lack of personal chemistry compensated at least in part by her enthusiasm. She reciprocated his oral with a short blowjob, Kylee looking at the camera the entire time before he began planking her pussy hard. She was more active when on top of him but it was her distractive vocals that I disliked the most, the scene ending after he bust a nut of semen on her crotch (though they continued very briefly afterwards too).

Scene Five: Cook Me Breakfast: Evie Delatosso, a curvy Latina in a short plaid dress, was up next cooking for James Deen, the gal making bacon in the kitchen before going into the formulaic tease and solo portion of the scene. It was amusing to see her wearing cheap sneakers as she played with herself, the effect almost bringing the scene to believability with regard to the domestic nature of the attire (most people don't dress up in glamorous lingerie to cook bacon unless they are in porn so this worked for me). Her full breasts were played with as well as her roast beef labia, James walking over to kiss her by the black leather couch as she slowly removed his pants to reveal his pecker. The pair had the best chemistry of the movie to this point and he went to town trying to orally please her, Evie's blowjob showing even more energy and passion than usual. The terrific hummer aside, they continually kissed and caressed as they hammered into each other during the vaginal sex, her moans just understated enough to make them real for me, the ending titty fuck milking his nuts dry of spew. Whew!

Scene Six: Clean My Hole: Raylene, doing the dishes in her messy kitchen, was up last as she made sure her clothing got wet enough to reveal her nipples through her pink top. Her gumball patterned panties were not the most impressive but they did not remain on her long, the slow paced tease showing how nicely she has kept herself up (the last time I saw her, she begged me to delete a picture I took of her ass, the gal convincing me to do so with her pouty charms). The tease was nice but it wasn't until Mr. Pete joined her that I knew she was back in full fledged action. They gave each other head and then started actively bumping uglies, her riding top notch as she took him in her pussy but also her ass like a champion. Pete adored her and they whispered between each other, his size not nearly as troublesome as Evan which was why they ended the scene with this one rather than that deleted scene (I appreciate them placing it on the DVD though). The ending pop shot went to her crotch but look for the way she rolled her eyes as Pete drilled her ass, even as the camera faded out, to see how into her zone she was. Sweet!

Summary: Raylene's Dirty Work by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment was one of the better comeback showcases I have seen, the director capturing the best parts of Raylene in the four scenes included in the DVD package. While there were some unpolished aspects to the show and most fans of hers will wonder why she wasn't in each scene, this title easily earned a rating of Recommended from me for the masses, upgraded to a "must have" if you adore Raylene. This was better than almost all of her works from the good old days put together, Skow's touch evident and the longer scenes allowing the gals more time to impress than they were given back in during the height of Raylene's popularity. If nothing else, the show serves as a great means to compare the older style of Vivid with their newfound sensibilities, the amount of fuck for the buck strokability, replay value, and female cast selection competing with anything else she has coming out with other companies. In short, Raylene's Dirty Work was a very nice package of scenes for modern porn aficionados to see what the buzz was about on this very appealing lady without all the trappings of her previous work.

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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