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Studio: Adam & Eve » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 9/21/11

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Adam & Eve/Skinworxxx

Genre: All Sex

Alexis Texas and Alexis Ford with Pete in the bonus scene

Director: Joshua

Cast: Kiara Diane, Derrick Pierce, Briana Blair, Mr. Pete, Alexis Texas, Bill Bailey, Teagan Presley, Ash Hollywood, Alexis Ford, Tommy Gunn

Length: 123:16 minutes

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Date of Production: 2011

Extras: Of particular note was the bonus scene lasting 25:47 minutes from Alexis Meets Alexis as described below. There was also a 23:52 minute long Behind the Scenes feature providing the usual mix of photoshoots, additional sex, and some footage showing the movie being made. There were also 17:02 minutes of interviews, a photogallery, some trailers, internet promos, and some spam.

Condoms: None

Kiara Diane

Audio/Video Quality: Forbidden was presented in 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Joshua for Adam & Eve. The video bitrate was hovering around the 5.7 Mbps mark when spot checked and the visuals were all pretty much what I expected going into this one, the motion dehancements and artistic touches not going too overboard but not my favorite approach either. Each scene began with a tease, had a degree of abrupt editing, and yet still managed to showcase each gal in a slight variation that added to their appeal (not an easy thing to do). So while you won’t get the equivalent of the “Michael Ninn” experience, you won’t get the crystal clarity of the “William H. Nutsack” approach either. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English using a 48 kHz sampling rate and 192 Kbps audio bitrate, the minimal separation between the channels and limited music blended into the vocals well enough to insure they were easily heard, even if they were a bit hollow at times. While not completely devoid of aural enhancement, the audio did serve the scenes well in most ways, the dynamic range fair for a porno but I admit to disliking the tease music in almost every case.

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Briana Blair

Body of Review: Joshua is known by many as the significant other of hotty Teagan Presley, his directing for Adam & Eve growing in reputation too. Given his background in technical areas, he started off as a step above the usual “warehouse clerk fill in” which seems to be how many in the industry got their start, his willingness to bring in hired guns to assist in making his flicks a nice change of pace too. His yearly outing involving a selection of attractive young babes is called Forbidden, the five scenes never deviating (pun intended) from past titles which will be considered either good or bad depending on your tastes. For me, the biggest draw was seeing Teagan, albeit in yet another lesbian scene (to be fair, her sexual aggressiveness was pretty sweet!) but few would complain about seeing curvy Alexis Texas, contract babe Alexis Texas, or any of the others in the movie either in terms of female casting. The advertised “bombshell” aspect and “forbidden” nature of the ladies might be in question but the hype is always of the kind thought up on a deadline, late at night, by someone with other irons in the fire so I wasn’t overly worried about it. Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Alexis Texas

Scene One: Kiara Diane, the blonde on the right side of the front cover, was up first as she took on studly Derrick Pierce in a living room overlooking the pool. Her motion-dehanced tease was okay and then she masturbated with a basic vibrator before Derrick came in to continue warming her up. They kissed but I did not get a lot of chemistry related vibes from them, his all too brief oral leading to a pretty decent blowjob by Kiara before they vaginally banged in multiple positions. She looked best in doggy but was most active in the cowgirl position, the ending facial of genetic juice such that she clamped down with a look of impatience but at least she opened her mouth and gave him some post coital head.

Ash Hollywood and Teagan Presley

Scene Two: Briana Blair, a bleach blonde cutie that could have been Kiara’s slightly older sister (with a fuller ass and implants), was up next with Mr. Pete, using the same combination of lingerie and setting with music best left undiscussed. She masturbated with all the usual facial expressions and was certainly easy on the eyes, my growing bulge a sure indicator of her sexual value to enhance my libido. The garish makeup was distracting and Pete was another who gave her a few licks before her own prolonged hummer (done partially in a near-POV fashion at times) proved her swell oral skills, leading nicely into the various vaginal penetration positions. She rocked the cock best in cowgirl and Pete doused her ass cheeks with population pudding, hitting the bed as often as her thanks to the power of his pecker.

Alexis Ford

Scene Three: Alexis Texas, the curvy babe featured on the middle of the back row on the front cover, was up next as she teased in a neon blue bikini out by a scenic pool overlooking a valley. Her ass has been publicized so much that I swear there are websites devoted exclusively to it, my own appreciation for the entire package she represents such that I add points for everything she is in. It was a basic tease where she stripped and left her shoes on, emphasizing the aforesaid ass before she went to a shaded area to blow Bill Bailey once her solo masturbation was finished. She provided good eye contact and some hand to gland friction along with the oral, Bill at least spending a brief time getting her wet with his mouth. The vaginal penetration portion seemed kind of short but like the others, Alexis rode most actively on top of him, her sweetly fleshy body a nice change of pace from the anorexic teens sop heavily in evidence in other productions. Bill closed things up by tossing off a round of spunk to her tits, Alexis cleaning him orally though little physical connection was readily apparent.

Scene Four: Teagan Presley, the babe featured on the lower half of the front cover, was up next in her neon pink outfit, gyrating in a living room interspersed with footage of Ash Hollywood doing likewise. The two were a pair of contrasts and each had a lot to like physically, Teagan taking charge of her new youthful playmate as she savored her all natural body. The fingering and oral was dominated by Teagan initially but Ash also tried to keep up on the providing end of things, some toys used once the scene was well underway at least providing some variety. I will state for the record that I greatly preferred the ladies actively doing each other rather than the portion of the scene where they stretched out and did themselves, the scene was just another with minimal chemistry compared to some of Teagan’s previous works (her eye candy value not diminished in the slightest).

Scene Five: Alexis Ford, the popular blonde featured on the far left side of the front cover, was up last as she pranced about in a living room setting (circa 1050’s post modern) in her satin green bikini. The lighting and edits were particularly harsh on her look, the makeup not enhancing her appeal at all though she still provided some stroke value given that smoking hot body, alluring eyes, and all natural frame. The tease led to the masturbation which led to muscular Tommy Gunn coming in to snack on her snatch, Alexis rewarding him with a sloppy hummer of her own. Unlike other contract girls in the industry, Alexis did not give a partial blowjob incorporating just the first few inches but went much further, the result much more satisfying as a result. Her no-hands approach for most of it was a nice touch too, leading into some moderately active vaginal plowing. Alexis rubbed her clitoris and did some taste testing along the way, not surprisingly providing the best scene of the movie in many ways (and I’m admittedly biased in favor of Teagan and Ms. Texas; the so-called “hometown team”). It ended with Alexis taking his wad of splooge in the mouth, keeping her eyes open and aggressively guiding him into her mouth. She also provided some post coital head and added the right kind of energy to the project.

Bonus Scene: Alexis Meets Alexis: Alexis Texas, Alexis Ford, and Mr. Pete, were up last, Ford getting ready by applying her lipstick heavily as her two partners made out in bed. The schoolgirl outfits were cute on the ladies, both of them keeping portions on for longer than I'd expect as they shared his cock orally and sat on his face. There was minimal lesbian action this time but the gals seemed to adore Pete, Texas always showing additional chemistry for her real life boyfriend and keeping his cock penetrating only her, Ford content to lick them both as the scene continued. Pete went to town pounding Texas and seemed to enjoy all the additional oral attention by the newbie but I did get the sense that he wanted to bang her just as much as his gal pal, busting a wad of semen on Texas's ass for Ford to lick before the all too quick edit ended the scene.

Summary: Forbidden by director Joshua for Adam & Eve was worth a Rent It from me, the quality of the scenes impacted heavily by the strict formula applied and the general lack of enthusiasm by the ladies in most cases. The scenes were short compared to most released these days and while each lady was cast well as a strokable object of desire, the presentation lacked something compared to earlier efforts by the man. I have no doubts that all the usual people will sing the praises for the project for all the usual reasons but frankly, I guess I expected more than something that seemed so retro from a director widely acclaimed as a guy able to give us a whole new look at porn. In short, while Forbidden did indeed have such notable babes as Teagan Presley, Alexis Texas, and Alexis Ford, you might want to check it out first before dropping hard earned cash on it. The technical crew involved with making it was top notch (such as David Lord, Ren Savant, Francois Clousot, and Von Vogner) but something was lost in the translation for me that caused me to pause a bit, my GF affirming that “he’s done better”. Still, give it a look if you like the casting, I’ve certainly seen worse from far larger companies than Skinworxxx in recent times, your personal tastes may vary.

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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