Genre: Feature Director: Michael Raven Cast: Aaron Wilcox, Barrett Blade, Barry Scott, Derrick Pierce, Evan Stone, Jenny Hendrix, Johnny Castle, Kaylani Lei, Mikayla Mendez, Rocco Reed, Roxy DeVille, Scarlett Fay, Sophia Santi, Stormy Daniels, Tori Black, Voodoo. Must-See Girls in Cast:Mikayla Mendez, Roxy DeVille, Sophia Santi, Tori Black. Length: Length Condoms: Condoms Bonus: One bonus point for the cast, which includes four Dr. Jay's Must-See Girls (see list above).
Kaylani Lei plays an insecure woman who has had more than her share of tough luck in life, including the misfortune of having a former fiancé (Rocco Reed) who cheated on her with a hooker (Jenny Hendrix). After summarily dumping Rocco, Kaylani and her friends, including Tori Black, Voodoo, and Barrett Blade, head out on a cross-desert road trip in their vintage VW bus so that they can attend the "Black Rock Festival," a weekend of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll.
Kaylani and her friends have no idea of the dangers they're about to face. You see, the "Black Rock Festival" is "hosted" by a band of vampires who lure young people into the desert for the sole purpose of providing lots of fresh and delicious blood to satisfy their never-ending demand for liquid nourishment. Who are these insatiable un-dead? They're mostly super-hot (can a vampire even be hot?) females including scrumptious Latina Mikayla Mendez and luscious Sophia Santi (who both do very nice jobs playing their respective roles).
As the plot unfolds, Kaylani is "visited" by the undead in dreams that give her glimpses of what's to come. But, she dismisses these prophesies. In addition, during an evening stopover in a nearly deserted ghost town, the vampires show themselves at, no less, a strip club...the town's only source of food and entertainment! But, Kaylani and her friends are oblivious to the danger. And, Kaylani and her friends unknowingly give a ride to stranded vampire hunters Derrick Pierce and Stormy Daniels. Nonetheless, Kaylani and friends blindly stumble into near death when they finally arrive at the Festival. Kaylani survives...but most of her friends perish in a vampire feeding frenzy.
From the perspective of a Halloween-appropriate fright film, The Wicked is a good pick. I enjoyed how well the speaking roles were portrayed by the adult actors and actresses...who says a porn chick can't act? In addition, the plot is interesting and nicely unfolds within the movie's hour and forty-six minute running time. I also heartily applaud the production values brought to the screen by highly acclaimed director Michael Raven. In particular, numerous on-location desert sets were effectively used during production. I also found the wardrobe, make-up, and hairstyles to be very appropriate and well suited to the role each performer played. The special effects are also well executed. And, the 5.1 Dolby Digital sound is first-rate and can be played in three variations including music-only, sex-only, and a combination soundtrack that merges music and sex (the musical soundtrack is very effective). All-in-all, The Wicked is a very watchable movie.
But, I'm sad to report that The Wicked is not a very good sex movie. Most of the seven scenes are just too short! For example, Scene One lasts less than two minutes. That makes "wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am" sound fulfilling. Other scenes are five-six minutes. In fact, only two scenes are actually long enough for any heat to develop (Scene 6 with superb Tori Black and Voodoo [13 minutes], and Scene 7 with headliners Kaylani Lei and Barrett Blade [12 minutes]). In addition, the sex scenes are not only short but they're also extremely mild...even too mild, I think, for couples-friendly releases. In fact, only two of the girls seemed to have had orgasms during their scenes! Since the sex is so unfulfilling, I sadly advise you to skip this movie.
Disc Two contains what are supposed to be "extended sex scenes..." one featuring Stormy Daniels and Derrick Pierce and the other featuring Jenny Hendriz and Rocco Reed. I watched these "extended scenes" hoping for a more complete sexual adventure. Didn't happen...they're only a couple of minutes longer than the too-short scenes embedded in the feature.
Bottom line...I greatly admire director Michael Raven and deeply appreciate the time, effort, expertise, professionalism, and, yes, money that went into creating The Wicked. Even so, I think that the movie falls flat on its face as an adult movie.
Note to readers: My reviews are provided in two parts. This webpage provides you with an overview of the scene's setup and action as well as my ratings for sex, video, audio, and production values. A separate Word document checklist details the foreplay activities, positions, pops, and features of each scene...as well as the calculation of each scene's ratings. The checklist for The Wicked can be downloaded here. You'll need a password. It's drjay2008.
Look for scenes and movies with a 4.5 or higher (A) sex rating and at least 4.0 (B) in video, audio, and production values. Those are my favorite scenes and I'm quite certain that you'll like them, too.
Scene Type: Boy/girl Performers: Scarlett Fay
Scene Set-up: In a foretaste of what's to come, cute brunette Scarlett Fay and Aaron Wilcox have sex outdoors in the desert at night. Aaron nuzzles Scarlett's neck, suckles her nipples, kisses her mouth, and eats her pussy while she rocks her groin against his face. In return, Scarlett gives Aaron a combination hand/blowjob while he thrusts his dick in-and-out of her mouth. Later, after sharing an open-mouthed kiss, Scarlett mounts and does a nice job of enthusiastically fucking Aaron in cowgirl. After just a couple of minutes of enthusiastic sex, Aaron moans through a FIP (fake internal pop...there's no evidence that he came) and then he and Scarlett kiss. This could have been a great scene had it been allowed to develop! After sex, Aaron and Scarlett get dressed and then Scarlett finds herself momentarily alone...and frightened. She becomes terrified, of course, when she realizes why she's alone and is then attacked by a vampire.
Sex rating: 1.65 Video rating: 5.00 Audio rating: 5.00 Production values rating: 5.00
Scene Type: Boy/girl Performers: Jenny Hendrix, Rocco Reed
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Scene Set-up: While Kaylani and her friends trek across the desert to the "Black Rock Festival," Kaylani falls asleep and has a nightmare as she relives a tortuous memory...the memory of how she caught her fiancé (Rocco Reed) fucking a hooker (Jenny Hendrix) in their bed. Presented using a dreamy soft focus effect, Kaylani's dream depicts Jenny giving Rocco a handjob and deep-throat head. Abruptly, and without benefit of cunnilingus, the action cuts to kneeling doggie as Jenny screams out her delight while Rocco pistons in-and-out a redline speed. After less than a minute of fucking, Rocco pulls out, tears off his condom, and shoots his load onto Jenny's shapely ass. Kaylani walks in on her boyfriend and his hooker and, of course, she's devastated, throws Jenny out, and then throws her engagement ring at Rocco with a warning to never contact her again. Like Scene One, this scene, although essential to the plot's development, is way too short. I wish it could have developed into a noteworthy sexual experience.
Foreplay: Fellatio, deep-throat, handjob. Vaginal Positions: Kneeling doggie Anal Positions: None Girl cums: No Pop: Exterior ass
Sex rating: 2.10 Video rating: 4.50 Audio rating: 5.00 Production values rating: 4.70
Scene Type: Boy/girl Performers: Stormy Daniels, Derrick Pierce
Scene Set-up: Stormy Daniels, playing a "vampire hunter," knows what's about to transpire at the "Black Rock Festival." So, she and her man (Derrick Pierce) travel through the desert so they can kick some vampire ass...more appropriately, I should say "shoot some silver bullets." Along the way, randy Stormy and Derrick stop off at a deserted desert shack for a little afternoon delight. They kiss passionately, Derrick suckles and squeezes Stormy's magnificent tits, and Stormy gives him an enthusiastic deep-throat blowjob replete with jawbreakers and stringers. In due course, Stormy lies atop a table and spreads her shapely legs wide so that Derrick can feast on her magnificent pussy as her body convulses with pleasure. Too soon, I think (Derrick was about to eat Stormy to orgasm), the action switches to mish as Derrick pounds Stormy's delectable hole while she continues to lie on the table. Again, this scene ends way too soon--after only one position--when Stormy drops to her knees so that Derrick can explode onto her face and into her open mouth. Stormy swallows and then sucks him dry. Sadly, though, Stormy's magnificent body doesn't get to climax.
Foreplay: Tit sucking and squeezing, hair pulling, kissing, body licking, handjob, fellatio, deep-throat, jaw breakers. Vaginal Positions: Missionary Anal Positions: None Girl cums: No Pop: Open mouth, she sucks him dry
Sex rating: 2.80 Video rating: 5.00 Audio rating: 5.00 Production values rating: 5.00
Scene Type: Boy/girl orgy Performers: Kaylani Lei, Mikayla Mendez, Sophia Santi, Barry Scott, Evan Stone
Scene Set-up: After several minutes of plot development, during which Kaylani and her friends pick up Stormy and Derrick who are hitchhiking because their Jeep broke down, the "festival pilgrims" arrive in a tiny hamlet stopover called Desert City, book motel rooms, relax, and freshen up. While relaxing, Kaylani falls asleep and is "visited" by a group of vampires that includes, Mikayla Mendez, Sophia Santi, Barry Scott, and Evan Stone. Kaylani, too, appears in the scene...the only "human" in a wicked orgy populated by the undead. The orgy, set outdoors (of course, vampires can only come out at night!) on the sand, includes girl on girl action as well as eerie and supernatural boy/girl fucking.
Foreplay: Kissing, body licking, tit sucking and squeezing, handjob, fellatio, deep-throat, cunnilingus, finger-fucking, clit jacking Vaginal Positions: Standing doggie, standing face fucking Anal Positions: None Girl cums: No Pop: There are two pops...both internal mouth: Evan in Mikayla's mouth; Barry in Kaylani's. Mikayla wastefully spits out Evan's semen; Kaylani doesn't.
Sex rating: 3.30 Video rating: 5.00 Audio rating: 5.00 Production values rating: 5.00
Scene Type: Boy/girl Performers: Roxy Deville, Johnny Castle
Scene Set-up: Later that evening, Kaylani and her friends take in an evening of entertainment in the town's only venue...a strip club. Exotic and erotic dancers...including vampires Sophia Santi, Mikayla Mendez, and Roxy Devlille...provide the entertainment while Kaylani and her friends "enjoy" the show. Well, everybody likes the show except Kaylani, who's a little too straight-laced and insecure for her own good. In fact, Kaylani is so insecure that she doesn't even recognize the danger posed by vampires Sophia and Mikayla, who she saw vividly in her dream in Scene Four. Voodoo, who is thought to be paranoid by Kaylani and her friends, is the only one who senses impending doom--especially when Sophia and Mikayla hover around him like vultures ready to feast. After a while, one of the male revelers, Johnny Castle, accepts the offer of stripper Roxy DeVille to go outside to the parking lot for some quick and dirty sex. Once outside, Roxy shoves Johnny against the fender of a Dodge truck and aggressively rips open his shirt, kisses his mouth, licks his chest, tugs down his pants, and gives him a very effective and high-suction, slobbery, and deep-throat blowjob. She also plays with his balls with her fingers and strokes his happy hard-on with her talented hands. Later, Roxy bends over in standing doggie and presents her ripe and inviting pussy to Johnny. Of course, he pounds it balls deep with his cock while she fucks back and groans happily. As has been sadly the case it too many of this movie's scenes, this one ends far too soon...just as Roxy and Johnny were starting to build up some chemistry. But, it does end on a high note when Roxy slides off of Johnny's cock, tears off his condom, and then feverishly jacks his dick until he explodes inside her open mouth. She sucks him dry and, unfortunately, spits out his semen. Then, her vampire nature shows itself and Johnny's past tense.
Foreplay: Kissing, body licking, handjob, fellatio, deep-throat Vaginal Positions: Standing doggie Anal Positions: None Girl cums: No Pop: Open mouth, she sucks him dry.
Sex rating: 1.90 Video rating: 4.50 Audio rating: 5.00 Production values rating: 5.00
Scene Type: Boy/girl Performers: Tori Black, Voodoo
Scene Set-up: Kaylani and her friends spend the next day travelling across the desert. Meanwhile, Kaylani has another scary and prophetic dream. After the friends arrive at Black Rock, they unpack, spend the afternoon resting, and then go out to enjoy the festivities late that night. During the early evening, while scores of beautiful people mix and mingle, Tori and Voodoo get together for a little one-on-one action in a nicely appointed motel room. After enjoying some blood-boiling foreplay, Voodoo proves that he's one of the best--yet under-appreciated--studs in the business by giving insatiable Tori lots of pleasure...with his extremely talented tongue and rock-hard dick. Tori, too, proves that she's one of 2008's best newcummers by giving an absolutely scorching sexual performance. It's a good thing that Tori cums several times during the scene because she's abducted by vampires shortly thereafter. Without a doubt, this is the best coupling in The Wicked. Too bad it didn't last a bit longer and encompass at least one more position.
Foreplay: Tit sucking, squeezing, and fucking; kissing, body licking, handjob, fellatio, deep-throat, balls gobbling, and cunnilingus Vaginal Positions: Missionary, kneeling doggie Anal Positions: None Girl cums: Repeatedly, in mish and kneeling doggie Pop: Tits and belly, she sucks and milks him dry.
Sex rating: 3.95 Video rating: 5.00 Audio rating: 5.00 Production values rating: 5.00
Scene Type: Boy/girl Performers: Kaylani Lei, Barrett Blade
Scene Set-up: Late that night--while the festival revelers party, vampire girls stalk, and vampire-hunters keep watch--Kaylani and Barrett sneak off to a messy storeroom for some hot in-and-out action. After they kiss passionately, Barrett feasts on Kaylani's nipples, squeezes her ripe breasts, and rips out his dick for her to suck and stroke to full mast (great balls-deep deep-throating). After some superb pussy-tingling cunnilingus, multiple-finger-fucking (Kaylani cums!), and asshole rimming, Barrett slips on a condom. Kaylani spits some saliva onto Barrett's latex-sheathed dick to lubricate it and then they enjoy high-energy sex in mish and standing doggie (great close-up camera work of the in-and-out action). Too soon, Barrett pulls out, rips off his condom, and blows a humongous load of semen onto Kaylani's throat and tits while she squeezes his balls. As Barrett's semen slithers down her cleavage, Kaylani sucks his dick dry.
Sex rating: 4.00 Video rating: 5.00 Audio rating: 5.00 Production values rating: 4.70
The Wicked includes two DVDs. Disc One is a DVD-9 disc that contains the feature. Its extras include full-motion chapter selector, interactive menus, and a set-up menu you can use to select Dolby 5.1, 5.1 Music Only, or 5.1 Sex Only. Most of the extras are found on Disc 2, also DVD-9. It contains: "Blood and Lust--The Making of Michael Raven's The Wicked" (a very nicely crafted 22-minute behind-the-scenes feature); "Girls of the Wicked" (13 minutes of still "pretty-girl" photo-shoot video of Kaylani, Tori Black, Mikayla Mendez, Sophia Santi, Roxy DeVille, and Scarlett Fay); a 15-minute interview of director Michael Raven; two minutes of bloopers; three minutes of outtakes; a two-minute special-effects reel; two "extended" sex scenes (Stormy Daniels and Derrick Pierce; and Jenny Hendrix and Rocco Reed); two bonus sex scenes (Kaylani and Deep Threat [00:07:30]; Mikayla and Scott Styles [00:17:21]); 22 minutes of interviews of the female cast members; three minutes of interviews of the extras; "The Wicked Comedy Horror" (four minutes of behind-the-scenes goofiness); several self-running slide shows (general photos, a "Star Gallery" for each female cast member, and a hard photo gallery for each sex scene); biographies of the three Wicked contract girls featured in the movie (Kaylani, Mikayla, and Stormy); trailers for eight Wicked releases; Wicked Pictures' promo reel; phone sex ads; DVD-ROM materials (desktop backgrounds and the like); and a full-length .mp4 version of The Wicked for your iPod! This is a great selections of extras and is way above average in today's marketplace. Five stars.
The best things about The Wicked include:
the production values. Everything about The Wicked screams out "professional" and "main stream." The locations, in the California desert, are especially appropriate and include wide-open fields, tumble-down shacks, and ramshackle motels. The special effects, wardrobe (especially the vampire chicks' and Stormy Daniel's outfits), makeup, cinematography, lighting, and camerawork are all first class. And, the musical score is excellent.
the acting. Who said porn chicks can't act? Stormy does a superb job as a vampire hunter, Kaylani plays her insecure-girl role to a tee, and even newcummer Tori Black performs notably as an inebriated party girl.
Kaylani's and Tori Black's sexual performances. Even though these two girls' scenes are too short, each proves herself to be a first-class sexual performer.
Sophia Santi and Mikayla Mendez. Wait until you see these girls play sexy vampires! So hot...yet so cold!
the extras (see "DVD Perspectives" below).
The Wicked could have been better if:
there was more of an emphasis on female pleasure. There are seven scenes in this movie and only two of the girls climax.
Things I didn't like about The Wicked include:
the shortness of the sex scenes.
too few sexual positions per scene.
the lack of a pop in Scene One.
Average sex rating: 2.81 Average video rating: 4.86 Average audio rating: 5.00 Average production values rating: 4.91 Extras rating: 5.00 Bonus point(s): 1.00 Overall rating: 4.716
Legend: X Critic Pick (4.5+ sex; 4.0+ production values; 4.5+ overall) Highly Recommended (4.5+ sex; 4.0+ overall) Recommended (4.0+ sex; 4.0+ overall) Rent It (<4.00 sex; <4.00 overall) Skip It (<3.50 sex; <4.00 overall)