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Brand New Faces #31

Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 7/5/11

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

click on screen captures below to see individualized trailers and interviews

Brand New Faces #31 (AKA: B. Skow’s Brand New Faces #31)

Vivid Entertainment

Genre: New Women, Web To DVD


Director: B. Skow

Cast: Allie Jordan, Bill Bailey, Erika Heart, Alex Gonz, Keira King, Jerry, Kylie Strutt, Vienna Star, Mr. Pete

Length: 218:19 minutes

Allie Jordan

Date of Production: 1/22/2009 to 2/5/2010 (box cover); 7/1/2009 (the opening credits); (2/5/2010, 9/3/2009, 11/6/2008, 9/5/2008, 7/1/2009: the individual scenes as listed in the ending credits, in order of appearance)

Extras: The only real extras were the photogallery and some trailers, some spam and “positions menu” material included for those that care. I hated the forced commercials though, skipping them with my remote as needed.

Condoms: None

Ericka Heart

Audio/Video Quality: Brand New Faces #31 was presented in the same 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 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 a bit ago (this time, the scenes were picked out of order to comply with the theme), 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 3.1 Mbps), making it a mixed bag in terms of visual quality; leaning towards above average though the company watermark will be bothersome to many out there. 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.

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Keira King

Body of Review: B. Skow has been the lead director at Vivid Entertainment in recent years able to revolutionize the company like no one else has during his tenor. The result had been better showcasing of contract performers in lengthier scenes that provide more fuck for the buck than anything else in the company’s history, the company dispensing with contracts stars (for the most part) not altering this approach. The decision to branch out into web-to-DVD titles has also allowed the company to utilize his talents for a specialty series centering on all newcomers, not a single one having been in porn prior to the production date listed (the company even providing a written guarantee to that effect that few have questioned, those being proven wrong in their accusations). The latest volume of the show is Brand New Faces #31 and while the scenes have seasoned on the company website dedicated to the series, I could not remember a single one of the ladies having been listed in a production with an earlier shooting date, the end result being fans should be happy with it. This has been the only newcomer series hitting the double digits that I find consistently worth picking up, the show providing almost four hours of original material for your viewing pleasure. Here’s a very brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Kylee Strutt with Jerry

Scene One: Allie Jordan, the lean brunette seen on the upper right hand corner of the cover, was up first with Bill Bailey. She was very lean and claimed Jordanian heritage, the 22 year old looking barely legal to say the least. She wanted to start in porn to earn money doing what she liked doing, Skow shooting the interview in a living room porn set as she stripped her green shirt and loose fitting blue jeans off. She was perky and had a girl next door vibe to her, some degree of nervousness impacting her performance with included the usual oral and vaginal positions before the listed facial. The gal was largely passive in her riding abilities and went on to make a dozen or so scenes since this was shot a year and a half ago, little personal chemistry noted between them. The company website described the scene like this: “Middle Eastern honey Allie is only 22 but looks even younger. She was so turned on before sex you could see the pussy juice on the fingers she slid inside. She’d only been with four guys but the way she worships Bill’s cock proves she’s naturally dick-starved. Bill punishes her tiny slit balls deep while her moans get louder. Allie loves every minute of being fucked hard and gets a creamy facial as her just reward.” 2/5/2010

Vienna Star

Scene Two: Erika Heart, the cute blond lady seen on the lower left hand corner of the cover, was up next with Alex Gonz, the woman giving off a stripper vibe to me as I watched her in action. She had a few more pounds on her than Allie did but seemed more at home in front of the camera. She did the interview, solo masturbation sequence, and oral/vaginal positions with Alex; little truly notable of the Minnesota native (she has since moved to Las Vegas to be a homemaker). As advertised, the 21 year old took a pretty decent facial of spunk to her mug, the wad of population pudding striking her at normal velocity. The website suggested this of the gal: “Laid back cutie Erika comes by way of Sin City and rubs her tasty slit to get it wet n red hot for Latino meat. She uses a quick tongue and soft lips to eagerly devour his raging cock and tasting her juices off his prick. Alex pounds her in spoon and hammers her in doggy while she moans and begs for more. After more severe nailing in mish, he blasts her waiting face with gobs of goo.” 9/3/2009

Scene Three: Keira King, the freckle faced gal with pretty blue eyes seen on the lower left side of the front cover, was up next as someone that values experience over youth in her sexual conquests. While stuck with Jerry as a partner in this scene, she came across as pretty decent in terms of her performance, slobbing his knob a few times before bouncing vaginally on his pecker to end with a major load of genetic juice landing on her head. The gal showed some promise in this regard so I was surprised to find out she had not done a whole lot more scenes at this writing. The website said this of the matter: “Keira is a 22-year-old swinger and college student that has a 55 year-old as her best swinger friend she fucks. Keira loves sucking cock and proves it by burying Jerry's bone practically down her throat. Her big natural cans run in the family and are luscious when bouncing and jiggling in reverse cowgirl. Towards the end Jerry pounds her enough in mish to get her to cum but check out the huge messy facial!” 11/6/2008

Scene Four: Kylie Strutt, the hottest babe of the show as far as I was concerned (seen on the upper left side of the cover), was up next as she nervously answered Skow’s questions before the solo action and fucking Jerry. She proclaimed to like anal sex in her private life and her firm body was sweet but fans of big tits will appreciate her a whole lot. I’m not a big lover of implants but her smile and eye contact was solid and she was another that I wished did more work given the strength of her scene here. The website described it like this: “Kylee is a shy Canadian sweetie with a smokin' athletic bod and gigantic rack. She's worked in a gym and as a waitress in British Columbia before coming here to be a XXX star. Jerry fully turns her on by nibbling pussy then pounding it with his thick prick. In spoon he nails her hard enough to get her to cum strong. Find out how heavy his loads are and how messy her face gets!” 9/5/2008

Scene Five: Vienna Star, a curvy brunette Latina as featured on the center of the front cover, was up last as she followed the formula and did Mr. Pete. Her claim to fame compared to the others is that she did anal here. The anal penetration was passive on her part, and she was far from the hottest young lady here but she gave Pete the access he wanted and it ended with his splooge in her face. The website said this of the scene: “Vienna is a lusty 21-year-old Latina from L.A. that enjoys stripping, anal sex, and playing with her clean shaven pussy 3x/week. Mr. Pete gets her mega wet before she tongues his rigid tool like candy. He nails her on the side and on top then lubes up her tight ass before ramming his rod deep inside. Her wild cowgirl ride with his dick pumping hard in her ass ends with a facial and protein eagerly swallowed.” 7/1/2009

Summary: Brand New Faces #31 by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment was a middle of the road effort for the series for me, but the large amounts of fuck for the buck didn’t hurt, the quality of the ladies mixed, and the manner in which most of them proved to be having an okay time earning a rating of Recommended. For me at least, the idea that Skow could cultivate newcomers into providing such typically solid performances is indicative of his skill as a director so Brand New Faces #31 certainly earned a place in my collection. This was still a no brainer for anyone into seeing newcomers giving their first performances, Skow allowing them plenty of space to experiment and showcase why they should be in porn, a few of them perhaps not closing the deal as effectively but a good showing with “all facials” as advertised on the front cover.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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