Length: 216:20 minutes (not the “4 Big New Hours” advertised on the back cover; even this including a bonus scene from a previous release as mentioned below)
Dates of Production: 2012 (cover); 1/17/2008 (credits); The scenes in order: 8/1/2008, 7/22/2009, 8/21/2008, 8/2/2008, 1/17/2008
Extras: The only real extras were the photogallery and some trailers, some spam and “positions menu” material included for those that care (a “special offer” link included too). I hated the forced commercials though, skipping them with my remote as needed.
Audio/Video Quality: Brand New Faces #39 was presented in the same 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment. The visuals and audio were both decent, the amount of lighting and limited camera movement helping capture the ladies at their best. The editing did not seem intrusive most of the time and I could hear the vocals just fine, some whispered dirty talk helping a few scenes to stand out from the pack.
Body of Review: B. Skow had been the lead director at Vivid Entertainment until seeking greener pastures recently. His approach to porn has been appreciated and I hope to check out some of his post-Vivid work soon. The latest release of his under the Vivid banner is called Brand New Faces #39, this time focusing on lesbian encounters. This has been the only newcomer series hitting the double digits that I find consistently worth picking up, the website not updated nearly as much over the last year or two as it had been previously. The ladies this time included Cali Kayden, Cori Lynn, Alessandria Love, Rebecca blue, and including some help by seasoned fuck bunny Alexis Ford in her first scene though it was already released in a previous edition of the series (volume 8). Here’s a very brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
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Scene One: Alessandria Love, a busty brunette, was up first with sexy blond Sammie Rhodes. She gave an interview, teased with her body, masturbated, and then engaged in some lesbian sex. There was no splooge or spunk to grace her curvy body and she did not have an extensive resume in porn but it was an okay scene (and I liked her shapely ass). The company website described the scene like this: “Alessandria is a freaky 19-year-old Puerto Rican hottie that has fucked her couch and cum like crazy over it. She’s totally into girls proven when she and Sammie Rhodes hook up like lost loves reunited. Sammie savagely fingers Alessandria's box while nibbling on her clit causing a fierce orgasm. Alessandria returns the favor on Sammie getting a huge body-rockin climax. Go now and find out what happens with a strap-on!” 8/1/2008
Scene Two: Cali Kayden and Franziska Facella, the ladies gracing the front cover, were up next as newcomer Cali went through the usual motions. She did seem to enjoy herself but the 21 year old was not nearly as convincing at doing lesbian acts as a few of the others, the emphasis on gash gobbling nice enough but lacking overall. The website suggested this of the gal: “Cali’s a tight 21 year-old sexpot from Northern California. She’s banged girls in her personal life and likes the feel of a hard cock in her tight ass. Her and her horny playmate babe Francisca eagerly lick, tongue, suck, and fuck like two nympho sex kittens. Cali takes a vibrator in doggie style that makes her cum loud. The end cannot be missed as both sweeties fuck themselves till they both find out what happens now!” 7/22/2009
Scene Three: Cori Lynn, a very skinny gal with a harsh look to her eyes, was up next with sexy sensation Meggan Mallone. Cori struck me as being either tired or otherwise having a certain look one finds with women that use substances, Meggan giving her more love than she convincingly gave in return. She looked nervously at the camera all too often, the gal almost coming across as repulsed a few times too. The website said this of the matter: “Cori is an 18-year-old who came out here for vacation from Kansas City but stayed for the porn. Her sexy 34Bs are sucked and licked by Vivid babe Meggan Mallone until they lap each other's wet snatch. Meggan cums twice as Cori fucks her with her tongue and later slams her slit with a double donger. Meggan then digs her face and fingers into Cori who deep throats the donger to seal the deal.” 8/21/2008
Scene Four: Rebecca Blue, a lean blond with beautiful eyes, was up next as the 21 year old gave the usual interview and solo act before then working with cutie Riley Evans. She seemed believable enough when asked if she had done porn before, her street cred such that I had no doubt she had fucked all sorts of folks off camera in the past. She had a perfect pucker and neatly trimmed snatch, the carpet not matching the drapes for those who care. Riley was much more readily strokable this time, the bruises on Rebecca’s ass making me think she might have been doing BDSM before this shoot. They did use toys, like the others here, and it was not bad but Rebecca has come a very long way over the last four years. The website described it like this: “Rebecca is a sweet girl-next-door blonde with a tasty B-sized rack who's not shy about showing off her tiny, trim body. Busty Riley Evans is her playmate and wastes no time as both have a sizzling mutual cum thanks to sexy toy play. Both toys are licked and cleaned before this horny pair taste each other's juices in some intense tongue/tongue action. Watch Rebecca's first time getting plowed by a strap-on...her reaction is priceless!” 8/2/2008
Bonus Scene: Brand New Faces 8: Alexis Ford, Adrianna Nicole: Alexis Ford, the cutie seen on the upper right hand side of the front cover, was up first as she engaged in a lesbian scene with sexy Adrianna Nicole shot back on January 18, 2008. As a long time fan of the series, I enjoyed watching Skow put her through the paces, the lengthy (very lengthy) teasing leading to a masturbation sequence where her razor burned crotch was given the spotlight; the moistened biscuit a welcome sight indeed. Alexis seemed to have an outgoing nature that showed her potential to make a go of a career in porn, lacking the shyness many others in the series have had. I admit that the 19 year old appeared too willing to do a whole lot of things that a "first scene" showing her with another gal made implausible but Skow was able to get some fine moments of her enjoying the action too. They licked each other extensively, caressed one another at length, and then pulled out the toys to penetrate with all the trimmings. Alexis may not be the best the series has had to offer but she will fit right into the industry if this scene was any indicator of her abilities as a newcomer. Yum! The website said this of the scene: “All the way from New York, she flew here to do her first scene with us! Alexis Ford is a dancer and performer back east, but is hoping to make it big in porn. This girl LOVES the ladies and her first scene with us proves how great she is at making a woman cum. She cums several times herself - and HARD!! You can tell this girl was made to do this. She is just enjoying herself too much!!!” credited as 1/17/2008
Summary: Brand New Faces #39 by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment earned a rating of Rent It since few of the newcomers stood out as being anything other than gay for pay this time. It has been a long time since I was let down by Vivid and especially this series but it gave me the impression that the collected scenes were just tossed together without enough stronger performances to boost the production like it usually gets. The big name here was Alexis Ford in her first scene but it was from a previous volume, Rebecca Blue a foreigner also notable for providing some decent work in her career (perhaps 80+ scenes). In short, Brand New Faces #39 was not terrible by any means, it just did not merit as much replay value or strokability as so many other volumes in the series to date, the problem with lesbian-only editions like this being that newcomers that are into chicks tend to be unable to display it as openly and those that are not just do not seem to have the savvy to make it look otherwise so check it out before buying, reserve your hard earned cash for other volumes in the series.
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