Extras: Once again, the discs had their own unique extras, the first one with a lengthy 55:09 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by the talented Tony Flush; the man interviewing the ladies as they got ready for their scenes but also catching them in various states of undress. There were four trailers, a popshot recap, a photogallery, websites, and a cast list too. The second disc had similar extras, including another long BTS lasting 22:18 minutes (Victoria one of the recent victims of that website providing a ton of performer phone numbers and personal information), all the other extras, as well as four more trailers.
Audio/Video Quality: Young & Glamorous 2 was presented in an appealingly clear 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Chris Streams for Jules Jordan Video as presented in the MPEG-2 format so common to standard definition titles (with 480 resolution). The lighting was consistently solid, generally limiting the grain and other visual flaws in the open settings of the house, no scenes going far outside the box in terms of centering on dark rooms this time. There were no compression artifacts (the bitrate hovering in the 4.1 Mbps range most of the time I paid any attention to it) but the fleshtones were not always what I expected them to be, making this one visually decent for me and while not the best I've seen from Chris in the past. I think much of this was due to the effort to provide a stylized look in the scenes, the "glamorous" part of the series translating into filters, gels, and other techniques used to soften some of the edges in a manner that some fans like more than others. The 2.0 Dolby Digital English audio (in 192 Kbps with a 48 kHz sampling rate) was a bit more basic with no separation or major dynamic range but I could always hear what was said and the music didn't interfere with my viewing pleasure. The music dominated during the tease sequences and fans may find this a marked change for the director from most of his works to date.
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Body of Review: Chris Streams has been around the proverbial block in porn for a very long time, his work evolving to the point where he made it to the big leagues with a deal at Jules Jordan Video some time ago. Chris adds a lot as a director, more than he will ever admit to, by getting some of the best performances out of newcomers and seasoned performers alike, his technical expertise comparable to anything peers like Mike Quasar or Robby D. have offered up at this writing. His latest double disc movie is called Young & Glamorous 2: Special Edition, the series again offering relatively new women in a stylized fashion for them to showcase their all natural appeal. That alone should work for most folks, the movie lasting nearly four hours and providing almost an hour and a half of BTS footage as the primary extra. While my personal take on the glamour style of shooting is that a little goes a long way, a quick peek at the front cover shows why anyone into newcomers should skip the review and go get a copy right away. Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Melanie Rios and Torrie Madison with Mark Wood
Scene One: Taylor Tilden, a fetching young blond wearing fetish lingerie by the pool on the sunny day (the gal seen on the upper right corner of the front DVD cover), was up first with a distinctive look to her, a barbell nose piercing going with the corset and fishnet stockings, as did the bondage collar. The music was pleasant but generic as the camera caught her from a variety of angles, her sweet ass cheeks separated by the black thong as she lightly caressed herself. She took a dip in the pool overlooking the valley to give herself a wet look, coming out at the bequest of her master played by Mark Ashley. He brought her over to the shade and lightly spanked her, grabbing her ass and warming her up orally both outside and inside the house. She was overly demonstrative vocally (as most newcomers tend to be) but took his big dick vaginally right away, blowing him after it was coated in pussy juices. Given her expert blowjob, it was clear that she had seen many cocks in her mouth but she concentrated on the head while her hand to gland action increased the friction. She then bent over the ottoman for that head down, ass in the air look I favor, Mark again tapping that sweet pussy no matter how passive it might be. It was around the 40 minute mark in the movie that she showed she could actively ride his cock, lightly bobbing up and down on it to get off, Mark occasionally giving her some oral attention just as she reciprocated half as much. The scene ended when he beat off to her face, his genetic juice flying all over the place with a modest amount making contact as she passively knelt before him with serious eye contact.
Scene Two: Jessie Andrews, a very appealing Bree Olson lookalike as seen on the lower left hand corner of the cover, was up next in a mix of purple and animal print lingerie, posing on the outdoor staircase as she removed her clothing to the light jazz score. Her tease session was shorter and included some masturbation, not just that of this reviewer, before she was on the white loveseat in the living room with studly Erik Everhard. They kissed and she seductively lowered herself to kneel before him, pulling down his pants just enough to access his cock for a blowjob. She used her hand and concentrated on the head while looking up at him, splitting her attention between Erik and the camera before he reciprocated and snacked on her snatch while fingering the vocally expressive young lady. He then started to bang her passive pussy with the gal providing some intermittent oral, her act getting more active as the scene continued with her in his lap. She showed some potential even if she didn't live up to it a whole lot, ending the scene with a blowjob where his population pudding went right into her mouth before she allowed it to ooze out as the camera slowly zoomed in.
Scene Three: Jennifer White, the brunette hotty seen on the middle of the left hand side of the cover, was up last on the first disc wearing her skimpy purple lingerie. Of all the ladies here, she has been in the most shows since starting and her polished tease show displayed that experience really well, the scene billed as her first DP courtesy of John Strong and Toni Ribas. Her all natural curves and smiling face offered up a positive attitude that newcomers rarely bring with them, the gal looking young enough to still have some minor vestiges of baby fat on her that looked very nice indeed. Her sheer panties were pulled through her labia, she shook her tits well, and spread her lips far enough apart that there was no doubt she'd been sexually active, the gal masturbating with an anal plug just before the men came into the room. She alternated sucking them off actively, unable to get enough of their cock to satiate her needs, providing hand assistance and looking at the camera as much as them. Toni took first crack at her pussy and allowed her to slob the knob of John as he did, both men tapping her in turns as she orally pleased the other. She was only a modestly active vaginal rider and fared about the same doing anal and the DP, her oral enthusiasm elevating the scene dynamic and replay value considerably. I'm told that if women are too into a scene that no one believes they are newcomers so I've adjusted my rating a notch to accommodate for that, my personal preference always for the ladies to fuck back as they impale themselves on cock. In any case, she did a lot of taste testing here and there was only a little minor choking towards the end, the men jerking out facials that she largely swallowed.
Scene Four: Torrie Madison and Melanie Rios, the cute duo of skinny gals featured on the middle of the right side of the front cover, were up next as the first scene of the second disc, the ladies prancing around a large water fountain in their tiny bikinis. The slow motion dancing and light caresses they gave themselves were nice but things heated up when they felt each other up instead. Adequately warmed up, they were then off to a shaded area where a couch was sitting to find a naked Mark Wood waiting for them. They kissed him, jerked him off, and blew him with the ladies double teaming his meat seductively. While not a top tier mope, Mark is best used in scenes where he becomes almost part of the background to allow the ladies to stand out more, the kind of situation like this one where the gals seemed a bit unsure of how to proceed. They cupped his balls as the oral continued, soon taking turns actively riding his meat vaginally, some yelling as they bumped uglies duly noted. The ladies did not always assist one another but there was an attempt to regularly do so, Mark giving some additional oral as he plowed away on the other. The scene ended in usual form with Mark rubbing out a facial to the ladies kneeling before him, some kissing initiated between the ladies seemingly told to them by someone off camera.
Scene Five: Danica Dillan, the sexy brunette featured on the lower middle of the front cover, was up next in white lingerie, the gal probably the second most productive woman in the movie in terms of her porn resume. As such, her level of experience also stood out though the attempt to provide a soft focus during the tease resulted in some additional compression artifacts, the lady needing no camera tricks as far as I could see. Her pretty eyes and appealing body spoke volumes about her and it wasn't long before she went under the shower for the indoor pool, still clad in her white lingerie but looking ripe enough to pluck. Pat Myne came up behind her and started feeling up the goods, a quick edit restarting the moment as though it never happened making me wonder if the production was rushed to print just a few passes too soon. While I generally see a few such edits per gonzo production (especially the very long ones), I pay them minimal heed unless they are so blatant as this one, his minimal head to her reciprocated with a far better blowjob, Pat another male that has seen better days in front of the camera. Danica gave him some wonderful head and they progressed to some active vaginal riding, the gal slowing to a crawl when the anal penetration began. She held her ass cheek apart to accommodate the dick in her ass, her vaginal positions much more active afterwards. Pat wanted more ass though so she took it, blowing him afterwards to take his wad of spunk into her mouth without an edit, no need for him to jerk off as usual (a nice touch).
Scene Six: Victoria White, the skinny blond Texan featured at the top of the front cover, was up last as she teased on the second story balcony of the house in her minimalist black lingerie. She was definitely built for speed over comfort, not my favorite body type but one many associate with newcomers all the same. She wore huge sunglasses and paraded around with a covering like a junior model, moving inside by the mirror to pose as if being told what to do during the session. The vocals kicked back in shortly, as they did in every scene, when her partner for the day, Mr. Pete, came into view. He snacked on her a little and fingered her ass, the two kissing before she showed what a solid blowjob she could provide. She was another that embraced a heavily vocal method of acting, most of her positions passive as Pete nailed her pussy and the shadows resulting from the white couch and light pouring into the house from the windows overpowering their tanned bodies. He choked her and they continued, Victoria much better on top of him in terms of active riding. It ended when he jerked off to her open mouth, the tiny wad of spew seemingly lost down her throat. It was the worst looking scene on a technical level but still had some replay value for me, though perhaps not as much as the other scenes in the movie.
Summary: Young & Glamorous 2 by director Chris Streams for Jules Jordan Video was exactly what it advertised itself as, the four hour set of six scenes full of newcomers with natural bodies being shot with less of the harsh lighting and camera work than most gonzo. The levels of chemistry varied a bunch as did the relative strengths of the performances but this is to be expected from such a movie, the sum total of the replay value, strokability, and technical matters earning a rating of Highly Recommended. In short, Young & Glamorous 2: Special Edition will be just what fans of newcomers asked for, a ton of fuck for the buck, a glamorous look at the women, and some great extras in the lengthy BTS features. I'm not usually a big fan of newcomers so adjust your ratings accordingly but I have to hand it to Chris that he outdid himself from the previous volume of the series.
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