Cast: AJ Bailey, Dale DaBone, Brooklyn Jade, Mr. Pete, Sammie Rhodes, Adriana Kelly, Reena Sky, James Deen, Evan Stone
Length: 156:52 minutes
Date of Production: 4/7/2010
Extras: For some of you, the 34:13 minute long bonus scene between AJ Bailey and Nick Manning from Gritty, will be the best extra. Though thematically unrelated to the current production, it starred AJ and that will work for fans that haven’t seen it so I described it in detail below. There was also a 7:29 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Mike Marovich, the ladies overdoing it a bit but the production still offering some fun. Then came the trailers, and the photogallery, some spam included as is normal.
Audio/Video Quality: Feet First was presented in a 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 480 resolution for this DVD. The flick was shot in 1080i/60 high definition awhile back, though presented in the SD format in a short feature playing off his skills best. 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 was almost always optimal this time, Skow seeing fit to try and enhance the look of the ladies at every turn as possible, the minor grain not bothering me nearly as much as it could have in less capable hands. The fleshtones were usually accurate too and the DVD mastering was well done (the bitrate hovering around 4.0 Mbps), even if the lighting was off at times (the company watermark will be bothersome to some out there but only some given its location). At times there appeared to be multiple cameras used on some scenes, the equipment not matched up so the edits were more readily apparent, a soft haze included at times that I could not quite explain. 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 very limited separation and dynamic range, the vocals easily heard in most cases and mixed in with the ambient noises fairly well.
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Adriana Kelly and Sammie Rhodes
Body of Review: Vivid Entertainment has long been thought of as a bastion of couples-friendly porn though director B. Skow has certainly done his part to change the minds of many in recent years with his many heated gonzo works for them. Throughout 2010, the company has spent more time promoting their celebrity releases, enter the parody world with a big splash, and seen fit to try a variety of specialty niche titles in addition to their gonzo efforts and features. The latest niche title on the market is Feet First, a selection of five scenes focusing on foot fetish sexual encounters, two of them led by attractive former contract performer A.J. Bailey. While I’m not a major connoisseur of this fetish, there was ample other action solid enough to make this worth checking into even for those not dedicated to the specialty, all of the women attractive enough to be strokable as far as I’m concerned. The back cover described the movie like this: “When B. Skow does a foot film, he starts on the feet but doesn't forget tits and ass, and never leaves the scene without a vigorous pussy-pounding! Watch Mr. Pete suck Brooklyn Jade's toes, lick her feet, and let his load drip down her face! Watch foot-freak Dale Dabone fuck AJ like mad, before delivering a full-on facial she won't soon forget! Evan Stone cleans AJ's feet--his favorite thing--before fucking her good. And when James Deen rubs Reena's feet, she gets soaking wet and wants his big fat cock. Like we said...B. Skow gives you the feet...and the footage.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: AJ Bailey, the blond featured on the front cover, was up first as she walked down a deserted roadway, her white and black lingerie clinging to her frame as she showed some discomfort in her high heel stripper shoes. Once she was back at the house, she rubbed her feet and the tease was very much foot-centric on the black couch. As she continued, Dale DaBone joined her, eating her out as she moaned believably before she knelt before him to slob his knob. That led to some active vaginal penetration positions, the gal panting and providing additional aural support as well as taste testing, her feet displayed time and again. It ended when he beat off a round of genetic juice to her face and upper torso, AJ savoring the taste as she continued to rub his pecker.
AJ Bailey and the mighty Evan Stone
Scene Two: Brooklyn Jade, a sultry brunette dressed in frumpy clothing, was up next in the kitchen as she tended to her chores, the camera catching her feet as well as other body parts during the tease. This tease session seemed more balanced, still heavier than usual on showcasing her feet but engaging the rest of her too as she masturbated on the countertops. Mr. Pete joined her in the living room to suck her feet, causing her to laugh out loud (“it tickled” was her BTS comment) but otherwise enjoy his oral ministrations before he began vaginally boning her, getting her juices on his cock before she gave him his blowjob. Pete talked too much and that weakened the effect but she enjoyed rubbing one out as she seductively gave him head, soon bouncing actively on his cock with some oral in between positions. This led to her sucking him off and jerking him off into her mouth, Pete plowing her one last time before his own hand launched the load of population pudding all over her face (and she resumed sucking every last drop out of him despite modest chemistry at best).
Scene Three: Sammie Rhodes and Adriana Kelly were up next as they applied toenail polish while seated on the bathroom counters. The gals tended to their hygiene with some oil on the tits too, slowly taking care of business in an erotic manner. Sammie was the orally aggressive one initially, sucking Adriana’s toes and taking her to the bed to eat her box. There was plenty of kissing too, Sammie fingering her friend before they swapped out and reversed roles. The lesbian antics were a bit on the mechanical side here, whatever chemistry they had minimal even though they were both active participants of the scene. They used toys at the end but it was a modest effort and Adriana clearly was given less time to play with Sammie, leading me to think it was a paint by the numbers tryst.
Scene Four: Reena Sky, a sexy little brunette wearing a skimpy pink outfit, was up next as she continued the established formula with some foot tease as she disrobed and felt herself up. She was on the living room couch and the slow music fit her approach, the gal having some fun as if being told off camera what was needed, the vocal track not present until the music stopped. A feather was used to tickle her feet before James Deen entered the picture, his devotion to her feet and ass duly noted. He kissed her as he worked his way up her frame and gave her some head, the pair getting into a modified 69 before she showed a great devotion to her blowjob. The camera still emphasized more foot footage than usual but this scene had chemistry in spades as well as a higher degree of enthusiasm, the active vaginal riding helping elevate it too. Reena continued to provide some head between positions and James showed his usual pussy slapping roughness, the guy eventually jerking out a wad of spunk to her feet.
Scene Five: AJ Bailey, this time watering a garden barefoot while wearing a sundress but no panties, was up last with a lot of foot shots and upskirt action, masturbating in the shade of a tree on a large lounging couch. As she became juiced up, the mighty Evan Stone came in to eat her out, taking his time as he rimmed her and otherwise serviced the gal passionately. She gave a believable, understated performance and slipped into a 69 with him, wanting some cock as she enthusiastically tackled his meat pipe. The vaginal pounding was passive at first, the color tones changing midstream at that (either a second camera or someone else took charge of the sole camera, Shylar?), but she went all out once she was on top of his lap, some modest taste testing included along the way. The modest pop shot had him jerking his pecker dry along her ass crack, little of his semen seen except as it oozed out of the tip and ran down her leg.
Bonus Scene: Gritty: AJ Bailey, the attractive blond featured on the front cover, was up first as she got ready in front of a dark bathroom mirror, the confined space looking almost as if it belonged to a trendy club still under construction. She was wearing animal print bikini undies lined in fluffy red material, her baby blue eyes watching the camera cautiously. The initial tease of the scene lacked vocals in favor of some "alt-porn" styled music, the lighting also taking a cue from the now defunct genre so many critics loved to hate. AJ stripped, masturbated, used a dildo, and then ended up with Nick Manning, the couple pawing each other until he went down on her pussy. An abrupt edit later, she was slobbing his knob and he was just as vocal as she had been, her hand assisting her efforts as he played up his usual lame persona. AJ then rode in a usually active vaginal manner, some taste testing punctuating their tryst before she jerked out his genetic juice all over her crotch while Nick gave his usual "dropping loads" speech. AJ seemed very much into the moment here and the elevated heat was what I've come to expect of her even if their personal chemistry was shaky.
Summary: Feet First by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment will certainly appeal to foot fetish enthusiasts enough to make it a “must have” for them, the market replete with lower grade versions using far worse technical aspects and much less footage of third and fourth tier performers unlike Vivid. In terms of strokability, replay value, and overall appeal to a general audience, much will still depend upon your taste in the ladies but I felt a rating of Recommended or better was fair for general audiences. In short then, Feet First catered to a specialty market but did so in such a manner that the average porn loving fan will not likely be alienated from the kink material displayed, a solid balance worthy of inclusion in any smutty library.
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