Cast: Paris Marie, Voodoo, Carmen Rivera, Alex Gonz, Jennifer Heart, Jerry, Amara Heart, Chris Johnson, Uma Stone, Mark Wood
Length: 218:24 minutes
Dates of Production: 6/5/2008, 6/6/2008, 3/30/2009, 4/1/2009, 10/2/2009
Extras: The only real extras were the photogallery and four trailers, some spam and "positions menu" material included for those that care. In most releases, the lack of a BTS or better extras would hurt but Skow decided that providing more sexual material showcasing the ladies would be preferred by straight men watching the series, refusing to cater to zipper heads demanding even more (very few titles approach as much quality fuck for the buck, none of them offering a contract to refund money if a scene isn't the first so I'll take a ~3.5 hour showing over a couple of minutes of makeup being put on as a sign the company listens to people).
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Audio/Video Quality: Brand New Faces 24 was presented in the same 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by director B. Skow for Vivid using the standard definition MPEG-2 codec in 480 resolution. 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 1080i/60 high definition two years ago, though presented in the SD format. 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 their sexuality. The composition of the camera angles and lighting were almost always optimal, Skow seeing fit to try and enhance the look of the ladies at every turn as possible, the director editing the raw footage in a hands-off manner (which worked for me). The fleshtones were accurate too and the DVD mastering was well done (the bitrate hovering around 3.6 Mbps), making it a mixed bag in terms of visual quality; leaning towards above average since the company watermark was missing here. The additional up side of things is that there was so much footage on the dual layer disc, only the dorkiest of losers would fuss about the minimal tradeoffs made to achieve the 3.5+ hours of sex versus the best possible picture. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English (in 256 Kbps with a 48 kHz sampling rate) offering with the vocals sounding flat and the music pretty decent. The aural qualities of the movie appeared to offer some separation and increased dynamic range, the vocals easily heard and mixed in with the ambient noises.
Body of Review: B. Skow has led the revitalization of Vivid with his directorial efforts such as Brand New Faces 24: Latin Edition. This time, the selection of five scenes focused on Latinas that were new to boning on camera, each having a different background, a few even fairly new to cock altogether. As expected, the lengthy showing showcased the ladies in such a manner that allowed them to explore an adult career with established meat puppets, most of them several steps above the mopes you tend to find initiating newcomers at other companies. As a fan of Latinas myself, I have to admit that the ladies included some that looked too young for my tastes, a poorly handled implant job, and some gals that were hardly new to fucking given their tremendous levels of enthusiasm and energy but it was a decent volume when taken as a whole. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Paris Marie, a cute twenty year old with a keen smile and lithe little body, was up first as she followed the general formula of interviewing, teasing, and then masturbating before taking on Voodoo with some moderately active vaginal sex. The oral had some rough edges but he seemed to enjoy her as much as she liked him, the gal seeming to get off at least once before he unleashed his wealth of genetic juice inside her pussy. The Orange County native liked the vaginal creampie and appeared tapped out when they were through, still taking orders as she laughed at Skow's comments. The company website described it like this: "Paris is a 20 year-old Latina that was really nervous before she got a taste of Voodoo's major league prick inside and out. She sucks and strokes like a XXX pro. Voodoo plows her pussy nonstop getting Paris to cum at least twice, painting his dick with her warm cream. She's full-on hardcore by the end and she proves it by what she lets him do to her. Find out how hot it gets!"
Scene Two: Carmen Rivera, a skinny 18 year old tease with lightened hair, was up next with Alex Gonz. She followed all the generic moves she was supposed to but did so with more polish than most of the others, claiming she was a long time swinger (at 18?!?) used to public displays of affection. Her specialty seemed to be blowjobs given the strength of her skills but she also gave a lot of energy during certain positions such as the doggy. It was vaginal only but given her distain for regular jobs, she fit right in with the series, taking his nut of population pudding in the form of a believably genuine creampie. The company website described it like this: "Carmen is an 18 year-old self labeled teaser who's videotaped herself masturbating and sent it off to her guy and girl friends. She loves swinger parties so fucking guys and girls in front of people is second nature. Her mouth and pussy are drilled and filled with every inch of beef. Carmen gets so wet her juice is all over Alex's surging shaft. After plowing her in piledriver check out where she wants him to cum!"
Scene Three: Jennifer Heart, a cute 22 year old redhead with a lean body was up next doing Jerry, her cousin Amara initially sitting beside her to watch the scene take place before committing to doing a scene the following day (see the next scene). Clocking in at a couple of years older than her cousin, Jennifer struck me as more secure in the tease and oral with at least as much enthusiasm during the various vaginal penetration positions. Jerry was her fourth guy to screw and she made it clear that her boyfriend knew about her stripping career but not that she was fucking men on video. It was a slow paced riding scene in the bed but she showed some physical potential worth looking into for future work. The scene ended when he bust a wad of spew into her snatch from outside, his juices flowing down her crack as she laid back to enjoy some post coital penetration. The company website said it like this: "Latina cutie Jennifer shows up with her hottie cousin who'll be in a future BNF scene. She's never sucked dick before but becomes cock hungry after Jerry fingers the fuck out of her wet pussy. A 69 gets her acquainted with big thick meat in her eager mouth before her snug pink is hammered in reverse cowgirl and plowed in doggy. Jerry then pounds her in mish before blowing his wad all over her quivering snatch."
Scene Four: Amara Heart, a very cute brunette with some girlish charm, was up next as she followed the formula to take on Chris Johnson. This was the day after her cousin did a scene and she claimed she had only done a single guy before this, her skill level showing this several times for those that appreciate women with little polish. She was shy but he got her into a frisky mood, Skow bringing out the best in her by making her laugh a lot. While she was a passive rider, her strength was in how raw her scene was, the gal untarnished by experience for those that care. There were a number of pussy farts (quaffs, if you will) that amused me but it ended up with her taking his seed into her mouth at the close of the day, coughing some of it up like a real newcomer. The website described it like this: "Twenty-year-old Latina hottie Amara breaks her video cherry after seeing her cousin Jennifer get slammed for BNF the day before. She's shy at first but shows a nympho side while Chris fingers and eats her juicy peach. She is soaking wet nonstop as her juice covers Chris' shaft and coats the outside of her pussy while he rams his rod. Amara is drilled and filled hard before taking a messy load on her sweet face."
Scene Five: Uma Stone, the large breasted lady featured on the front cover from Uruguay (botched implants but a cute face all the same), was up last with seasoned veteran Mark Wood. This was Skow's first interview via a translator, the process bugging him enough to truncate the talk in favor of more tease. Her tight purple shirt and short blue jean skirt enhanced her look though when the camera looked at her from below, those scars looked horribly nasty, Skow showing them too often for my tastes. The good news is that she was no newcomer to screwing even if she was new to the camera, her mouth seasoned by many cocks from the looks of it and her pussy well versed in boning. She showed some enthusiasm and energy though, more comfortable with sex than her peers and eventually relishing the splooge launched on her face. The website said it like this: "Uma is a big-titted Argentinian hottie that barely knows English but communicates by sucking and fucking rock hard cock. She immediately shoves every inch of Mark Wood's beef as far down her throat as possible. Uma is soo excited riding his rod she spreads her juice all over his rigid shaft. Mark tastes her honey before savagely plowing her pink and blasting his cream all over her sweet, waiting face."
Summary: Brand New Faces 24 by director B. Skow for Vivid was more uneven than most of the previous volumes in the series but for fans of Latina newcomers, it definitely showed enough promise, strokability, and replay value to merit a rating of Recommended or better. Skow is still the leader of the pack when it comes to shooting newcomers these days and his willingness to go the extra mile is always appreciated. In short then, Brand New Faces 24: Latin Edition was another specialty volume for fans to enjoy, mixing some newer scenes with older ones that were all available on the company website for those unwilling to wait for DVD volumes to appear.
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