Date of Production: 8/31/2012 (box cover); 9/1/2012 (credits)
Extras: The best extra was the 13:57 minute long Behind the Scenes feature, Alexis Ford given even more time to shine on set and in various states of undress as well as deleted sex footage. There was then a photogallery, a pop shot recap, six trailers, a cast list, a biography for the director, and some websites to check out.
Audio/Video Quality: Alexis Ford Darkside was presented in an anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 widescreen color the movie was shot in by director Jules Jordan for Jules Jordan Video. There was some variation in the lighting that added additional grain but I saw a few other issues as the camera kept an active stance at providing the best angles to showcase Alexis Ford. The editing helped in this endeavor too with a movie as long as this one needing extra care to make sure that there is enough tease but also heated sexual antics, my initial impression being that this was a well rounded romp where virtually all the cast had a lot of fun. The bitrate was on the modest side yet there were few compression artifacts, the aliasing minimal and given the length of the double disc offering, fans of gonzo scenes should be very pleased. The bitrate hovered all over the place this time, higher than usual with most of the movie in the 3.9 Mbps range, but varying across the board depending on the scene; a company watermark displayed in the lower right hand corner throughout the movie. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English (at 192 Kbps with a 48 kHz sampling rate) offering that really didn't use any separation in terms of the vocals (there was some potential to do so here too). The dynamic range was also kind of generic, but the visuals have long ruled in most of Jules' past works too.
Body of Review: Jules Jordan is one of the best known directors in porn these days, his reputation at Jules Jordan Video for tease infused bone-fests involving the cream of the crop babes available always a plus. His latest release is called Alexis Ford Darkside, a selection of six all new scenes featuring hotty Alexis Ford, the former contract gal earning quite a reputation awhile back for her slutty behavior (that many fans really liked). This being the latest showcase effort by the director (his past efforts upgrading starlets like Jenna Haze, Gina Lynn, Abella Anderson, and others), I looked forward to how he might draw out the best from the young blond bombshell, her previous works on the mixed side in terms of quality (when you work under contract, most such companies dictate what you can do, how you do it, and whom you do it with). Each scene was introduced by a short clip of the lady being interviewed, the line between fantasy and reality likely blurred but fans should really like this approach all the same. Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
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Click for scene specific trailer of Alexis Ford with Lex
Scene One: Alexis Ford, dressed up in the sexy white lingerie featured on the left side of the front cover, was up first after a brief but fun tease session to take on Lexington Steele. Whatever your beliefs regarding Lex, he is one of the best hung black men in porn, the man long establishing himself as the premiere candidate for taking former contract starlets interracial cherry. Alexis sprawled out on a bed to masturbate before meeting Lex nearby, his hands freely roaming her figure though concentrating on her boobs. He teased her with his cock and gave her quite a handful to play with, Alexis whispering dirty comments to him before dropping down to slob his knob far better than I thought she would. She took about half his rod into her mouth early on, spitting on it and jerking him off as she worked her way as far down as she could. She gave great eye contact as she continued her oral assault, actively riding him vaginally as she impaled her precious pussy on the sizable pecker. She was best in the cowgirl variations but looked great bent over in doggy too, the lady soon taking him up her ass as she spewed a volley of nasty verbiage. There was a lot of taste testing and she kept up with Lex really well, the wad of splooge he glazed her face with not his biggest but decent all the same (the gal orally playing with it before swallowing it down whole).
Click for scene specific trailer of Alexis Ford with Nacho
Scene Two: Alexis Ford, next up in a tight white sports coat and blue skirt, a loose blouse unbuttoned low enough for casual glimpses of her cleavage as she interviewed Nacho Vidal in a home office. She screened him the old fashioned way, walking up to him and dropping down to her kneels to toy with his throbbing cock. She whipped it out of his pants and started slowly inhaling him, some licking of the shaft and ball play making it even better for replay value. He held her head as he began throating her, fucking her face increasingly fast as she slobbered all over him. He gobbled her gash and ass briefly before they started fucking, Nacho bending her over the desk to drill her increasingly deep in the snatch while she moaned loudly. He teased her perfect pucker from there, the couple moving to the bedroom where more oral by him led to a great round of doggy, the couple going to the window to keep boning hard. She was shaven and looking good here but she was not as active at riding as in other scenes from the movie, Nacho giving her a realistic vaginal creampie before a little more riding ended the tryst.
Scene Three: Alexis Ford, dressed in the fetish attire seen on the upper right hand corner of the cover, was up next in a cage, this scene ending the first disc as she took care of Chris Strokes and Voodoo. The stylish tease was too short (and too stylish for my tastes) but she had ample opportunity to let the men toy with her in and out of the cage. They wore masks and bondage style leather briefs, treating Alexis like a dog as they held her leash to make her crawl about the floor. Some spanking and pawing of her body led to them savoring her boobs, Alexis submitting to their will by kneeling down to blow them in alternating turns. She then stood up to jerk them off, moving to a large white ottoman where she would blow one while the other vaginally fucked her. Alexis was an active oralist and vaginal rider here, Chris fingering her ass as a means of foreshadowing her ensuing anal and DP during the scene. Alexis talked trash and took all they had to offer too, some taste testing along the way showing she liked her own juices mixed with theirs. The scene closed up when the guys gave her a vaginal and anal creampie, their spunk running out of her holes as she fingered herself and licked some off the platform.
Scene Four: Alexis Ford, only wearing some skimpy bikini undies, was up next in the first scene of the second disc to test her might with genetically gifted Mandingo. She posed by the bank of windows as the camera showcased her sweet ass, her thong riding deep inside her ass crack as Mandingo admired her from behind a glass shower stall. Alexis moved onto her knees to slob his knob, his girth appearing to be thicker than Lex in the first scene above. Alexis savored the experience of pleasuring the guy, using some hand to gland combat to enhance the moment as she continued her sloppy hummer on him (her saliva flying all over). The look on her face spoke volumes as to her degree of appreciation for getting to work with him, some dirty talk deployed when her mouth wasn’t completely full of his big black cock. He then bent her over to vaginally fuck hard, some taste testing between positions not slowing down her very active riding abilities. This oral and vaginal plowing continued until his balls were drained dry of splooge, Mandingo directing most of his spew into her open mouth as she looked up at him encouragingly. Alexis stated she did not want to waste any of his cum and swallowed it here too.
Scene Five: Alexis Ford, wearing the skintight black fetish outfit seen on the lower right hand corner of the front cover, was up next as she engaged Bill Bailey, Chris Strokes, Eric John, Jules Jordan, and Mark Zane, in a blowbang. She asked them to fix her car and the men started positioning themselves all around her, Alexis giving a bitchy sense of entitlement as she told them how she couldn’t go to the club in a scratched Rolls Royce. The men freed her tits from the outfit and she was fine with that, her hands roaming their growing bulges at least as much as they pawed her rounded rump and crotch. From there, Alexis enthusiastically took them all on orally as well as giving handjobs, some titty fucking included but only a little. The guys looked a little silly sporting lights mounted to their heads but as slutty as she came across, I thought this was a nice diversion to the better scenes (as a recharge moment if nothing else). Her makeup smeared, she continued to demand they cum in her mouth too, the ball batter delivered to her specifications for her to swallow down whole.
Scene Six: Alexis Ford, last up in her skintight gray blouse and pink undergarments, took on therapist Jules Jordan in POV fashion to end the movie. The scene lasted about a half hour and included her attempts to seduce him, her matching pink thong driven so deeply in her bulbous ass that I could not see it until removed. She stood in front of a large window on the sunny day, teasing him as though trying to convince him that she meant business regardless of his reported professional ethics. Se easily inhaled his cock during the blowjob and gave him a sultry titty fuck, her superior eye contact such that the POV angle worked especially well. She moaned on cue and actively rode him as able here, additional oral and positions leading to some anal where he went balls deep as she pumped on his pecker rapidly. Her playful sense of tease and personal chemistry with Jules made this one stand out from several of the other scenes too, the gal always seeming most at home when blowing him; the round of semen toyed with but swallowed all the same.
Summary: Alexis Ford Darkside by director Jules Jordan for Jules Jordan Video was the best showcase title of Alexis Ford I have seen, the director giving her a lot more room to prove she is a wild child down to fuck and go crazy than anyone else has ever provided her and her fans. She took on two of the largest black males working these days (Lexington Steele and Mandingo), did a solid blowbang, and offered up a variety of scene introductions detailing her sorted sexual history. She was clearly an anal enthusiast beyond what most of her peers can handle too, the POV scene with the director a nice capper to the rest of the lengthy set of heated trysts. I thought it merited a rating of Highly Recommended for the replay value, strokability, and quality of the sexual trysts but if you are a fan of extreme sex or Alexis Ford, this is her definitive work to date and should be considered a “must have”. In short, Alexis Ford Darkside showed that the lead starlet could live up to her twitter reputation, the scenes lighter on the tease I usually find on Jules’ best movies but still clocking in as one of the best of the season.
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