Jack The Zipper's latest for Club Jenna is a pretty bizarre movie. It's basically a XXX carnival exhibition, and though it's got freakshow style staging and lighting, there isn't much of that type of behavior here on display... except if you'll pardon the pun, some sword swallowing. That said, the girls he's assembled here are amazing. Each one is stunningly beautiful and quite skilled at what they do. Put them in front of Jack's leering camera, all dressed up and evocatively lit? I'm there. The movie has no plot, and it cuts around from scene to scene as his movies so often do, but don't let that stop you from checking it out if this sounds like your cup of tea. Be forewarned, like a lot of his picture, it cuts from color to black and white, it's got faux film grain Final Cut Pro effects layered over top of it and it will periodically speed up and slow down for dramatic effect. As such, it's artsy and even pretentious, but holy shit, it's good. Really good.
Scene 1 - The Grindshow: As a barrage of surrealist sights and sounds open up the movie, we see a girl (Zoe Minx) gyrate in front of a screen where hardcore porn is being projected. She does a bump and grind striptease for us, showing off her tits and bending over with a few fingers up her snatch. A man off stage blows smoke at her and fans it in her direction.
Scene 2 - The Escape Artist: A girl in a straight jacket (Sasha Grey) wrestles with her binds and tries to get free. She's also got ropes tied around her and is inside a box.
Scene 3 - The Clown: A girl in white clown makeup (Hollie Stevens) sucks on a giant cock. We don't see who the cock belongs to but that's not stopping Ms. Stevens from going to town on it. The camera pulls back and the lucky guy gets her on top, riding him reverse cowgirl style, before bending her over and fucking her from behind and letting those ass cheeks smack around a bit. He flips her over and fucks her missionary style for a few minutes before pulling out and coming into her mouth.
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Scene 4 - The Fortune Teller: A woman (Victoria Vengeance) with a pierced lower lip and sexy dark eyes wanders around until she runs into a mechanical fortune teller. We see it come to life and dance. Later Ms. Vengeance finds a carnival worker and gives him head. She sucks him and strokes him and gets pretty into her work, which is always nice to see. He seems pretty appreciative as he blows his load into her mouth and across her pretty face. We cut back to her a second time and she's found yet another worker roaming around. She gets his cock out and goes down on him before bending over and getting fucked from behind, really working the camera with those gorgeous eyes of hers. She blows him and fingers him and then rides him reverse cowgirl style for a bit and then gets fucked from behind one last time before he pulls out and jizzes on her face and into her mouth.
Scene 5 - The Mystic: Jayme Langord and Alexandra Ivy are in a room with checkered red tiles and red drapes. It looks like something out of Twin Peaks and the girls are dressed in sexy old fashioned lingerie. They make out and spend a good amount of time tongue kissing right up close near the camera lens before heading south. There's some lovely titty sucking and finger fucking here with Alexandra really going at Jayme's perfectly sculpted box with a vengeance. These two girls are gorgeous and they know it, working it for the camera with a wink and a nod and really giving us one Hell of a show.
Scene 6 - The Gypsy: Next we meet a gypsy woman (Rebecca Linares) who tempts us to come into her chamber where after a dance she meets up with a man standing beside an animal cage (James Deen). She stokes his cock and gives him head and then another man shows up. She strokes them both and takes turns sucking them off before sitting on James' prick and riding him reverse cowgirl style. They spoon fuck and then he flips her over and fucks her doggy style before she takes control again and rides him cowgirl style. He gets her on her side and slips it up her ass and then she rides him reverse cowgirl style for a few more minutes before pulling off and stroking/sucking him to a climax and rubbing his cock against her face. The other guy comes back into the frame and she finishes him off the same way.
Scene 7 - The Funhouse: Remember Sasha Grey was in this? We cut back to her right towards the end of the movie where she's got her ties loose enough to move around a bit. She shows us her pussy as a cock comes through a hole in the box. She sucks it and strokes it and does the same to the second cock that appears on the opposite side. When they come, a third cock comes through a hole in the top of the box. She has to crane her head back all the way to get it into her mouth but manages to do just that, sucking it and working it like a champ until it comes all over her face and down her neck. God damn. Wow. Those are some amazing skills on display right there and Ms. Grey, my hat is off to you. I think it's safe to say I speak for all of mankind when I say that the world is a better place for having you in it. Wow. Just... wow.
This shot on video production looks pretty clean presented here in a reasonably stable 1.78.1 anamorphic widescreen presentation though it does need to be said that some intentional post production degradation has been done to the image to make it look dirty in spots, especially during the black and white bits. There is some mild edge enhancement in a couple of spots and a noticeable bit of mpeg compression evident in some of the darker colors and the blacks but these aren't a big deal. Skin tones look nice and natural, the compositions are dead on, and aside from the fact that this digital video production looks like a digital video production and as such suffers from the minor defects usually associated with the format and the aforementioned 'jaggies' (which only affect some scenes) the movie looks alright.
The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo track is quite sufficient. The dialogue comes through cleanly and clearly as do all of the moans and groans. The soundtrack is mixed in properly at a respectable level most of them time but there are a few spots where the music is definitely louder than it needed to be and as such it slightly overshadows the speaking parts when they do occur. Bass response is nice and lively and overall, for a porno movie, this is a better than average effort.
The only extra of much worth is a behind the scenes segment called Death Defying Acts(8:21) but it's a fairly brief piece that doesn't go too in-depth. What is here is good, however - it starts off with an interview with Sasha Grey before taking us behind the scenes and showing us how some of the bits were shot and blocked. There's a fair bit of extra hardcore content in here as well, including a ridiculously sexy shot where Rebecca Linares primes herself for getting it up the ass from James Deen.
Aside from that, there's some deleted footage (13:48 - each one of the girls masturbates here except for Sasha, who is nowhere to be seen), a trailer for the feature, a slideshow, and trailers for a few other Club Jenna alt porn releases. Animated menus and scene selection are also included.
Enter The Peepshow is pretty interesting stuff if you dig what Zipper's been doing these last few years. It's artsy, strange, and inherently sexy and on top of that makes great use of a really strong cast. Those not into his style won't necessarily find it their bag, but fans of his work and of the more obscure side of the alt porn movement would do well to check it out. Club Jenna's disc looks and sounds quite good and offers a few decent extras on top of all that, making this one highly recommended.