Extras: The extras included trailers, a helpful cast list, individual photogalleries, some filmographies, websites, and a pop shot recap. Note: Those looking for BTS footage will find it incorporated into the movie itself.
Audio/Video Quality: Raw 16 was presented in a crisp anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Manuel Ferrara for Evil Angel. The visual elements for the series are rarely optimal, Manuel often places the small video camera on a table or other convenient location to allow him a hands free experience with the ladies and the lighting is whatever is available, but they suffice to convey the raw energy of the chemistry filled sexual trysts he gets by picking women that truly want to work with him. As such, this volume in the series looked similar to previous efforts, the enthusiasm and passion provided more than making up for the modest technical values as presented. The audio was also on the modest side, the microphone built into the camera capturing whatever sounds it could, the vocals usually easy enough to hear even when the partners whisper to each other though some of the ambient sounds do get in the way from time to time.
Body of Review: Manuel Ferrara is one of the few male performers able to truly enhance a scene, his work at Evil Angel showcasing how he adores ladies of all types. Say what you will about lack of quality extras or modest technical values, the man delivers in spades the kind of heated fuck flick most of his peers can only dream about offering, the sheer quantity of his works also helping to push them over the proverbial edge. His latest movie is the double disc Raw 16, Manuel opening up his private vaults to showcase some of his most precious memories with attractive ladies of all sorts, ladies that were dripping wet to hook up with the guy. Of special note this time was Manuel with his latest gal pal, Kayden Kross, right out of her contract from Digital Playground, awesome newcomers Valentina Nappi, Romi Rain, and Ava Addams, also worthy of tremendous praise on their own accounts. I figured this was going to be a highly strokable double disc offering with all the replay value such chemistry filled couplings could muster.
The company website described the flick like this: “Director Manuel Ferrara infuses new excitement and flavor into his reality-based smut, revealing the naked human passion that often escapes the adult industry's formatted fuck scenes. In "Raw 16," the legendary French-American superstud shows private footage of his intimate dates with porn girls more driven by lust than fame. Gorgeous Italian bombshell Valentina Nappi greets him wearing a skintight red dress that shows off her naturally voluptuous body... and no panties. Before they even reach their destination, the young beauty is swallowing the director's massive, uncut dick in the car. Valentina takes a ferocious anal reaming topped off with a load of hot sperm. Busty blonde Kayden Kross services the director in two separate, passionate encounters, lovingly sucking his huge cock and riding it to ecstasy. Manuel enters his hotel room to find super-busty MILF Ava Addams waiting in bed, her enormous, round boobs fully exposed. He eats Ava's sweet pussy and stuffs her tight yet elastic rectum full of thick, throbbing meat. Top-heavy, tattooed bimbo Romi Rain meets our man for a bit of extracurricular fucking in the shower and elsewhere. Manuel fingers Romi to a squirting ejaculation; she eagerly laps up her own juices mixed with Manuel's splooge from a glass tabletop! "Raw 16" is an intimate view of what real (albeit sexually attractive) people look like having real sex in real life. Gritty verite trumps cinematic visuals for those more aroused by peeking in on animal instincts than watching staged sex stunts.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Valentina Nappi, a beautiful young lady with a great body, was up first in a short red dress without panties, showing off to Manuel Ferrara in his car when he picked her up. She was ready to fuck him right there, flashing her assets and kissing him, playing with him as he drove off with her in the front seat. She commented how in Italy it wouldn’t be a major problem if they were caught but here, things were different. She kept teasing him by licking him, jerking him off, sucking his finger, and otherwise elevating the heat in the chemistry filled tryst, pulling down her dress to pinch her nipples before bending over to blow him with some road head. Once they arrived back at his place, she was sucking his feet and just about everything else, more knob slobbing, ball licking, and salad tossing along with the expected vaginal and anal penetration positions. They were majorly into one another and he gave as well as he received, the passion on hand was amazing, her eye contact and active riding making this a wonderfully solid scene in every way. It ended when she blew him to completion, jerking him off while sucking down all his genetic juice, the baby batter licked up to swallow and her desire to smell his sweaty cock, balls, and ass satisfied.
Scene Two: Kayden Kross, the blond bombshell and Xcritic blogger featured all over the front cover, was up next as she walked into the bedroom with a “look” that Manuel Ferrara recognized. She was naked as he was, questioning him as to why he was half hard as he rested, her nipples looking like she was pregnant and lactating (note: at last report, she was pregnant with Manuel’s child). The former contract performer teased him at length by straddling his crotch to jerk off like his pecker was hers, her bald beaver beckoning him though it was clear that she controlled the pacing of the action. She began slobbing his knob and titty fucking him while occasionally displaying her yummy ass, moving to insert his cock in her pussy for some increasingly active riding, a lot stronger riding than the vast majority of her scenes even initially but quickly getting much better. Kayden has long relied on looks alone in her scenes so this was a pleasant change of pace, the couple fucking and sucking like a newlywed couple on their honeymoon would do, Kayden soon milking him dry of population pudding and licking it up off his body in the highly charged scene.
Scene Three: Ava Addams, a busty brunette known for her solid performances under a wide variety of circumstances, was up next in bed as Manuel Ferrara traveled to meet her. He joined her in bed where both of them had worked up an appetite for each other, their lust for each other as plain as could be as they took about an hour to play out their needs. He sucked her tits and laid the camera down to fully appreciate her with both hands, nuzzling down between her legs to gobble her gash and ass like candy before some vaginal positions and aggressive oral on her part led to her wildly impaling herself on his turgid rod. She was shaven clean and totally into him, slowing down at times to prolong their tryst but otherwise vying for the best rider of the movie given how well she gave him all her holes. The vaginal was followed by anal too, plenty of oral included as she built up a nice tempo in her perfect pucker as it stretched to accommodate his rod. He was so turned on by the time they finished that he blasted a huge, huge wealth of spunk all over her head, face, and torso (even crotch) which she tasted though made it clear she still wanted him to take her out to eat.
Scene Four: Kayden Kross, this time wearing a towel as she asked Manuel Ferrara what she was going to wear to go out (he replied she could stay naked and they would stay in), was beaming as she straddled his shorts covered cock. She rocked back and forth slightly as both of them laughed at his fashion advisor status, his appreciation for her implanted boobs proven by how much he kept them centered on with the camera. She jerked him off lightly before sucking him and mounting him vaginally, increasing her tempo as she got into riding him with her puffy, neatly trimmed, pussy. Kayden then seemed to speak in tongues (loudly) before pulling it out to suck on it and sniff his taint, bending over with her anal gape showing even though she did not give up the ass on camera. She pushed back in doggy to meet his thrusting cock too, taking more breaks for oral and jerking off until a few more vaginal positions apparently elicited his wealth of splooge, the camera not showing any of the ejaculate as he gave her an internal pop shot (Kayden continuing to slowly rock on his cock and leave the semen inside of her). It was another mighty fine scene by the gal on a level she so very rarely brought to her previous works, the scene again quite short compared to the others in the movie.
Scene Five: Romi Rain, a wonderfully sexy newcomer brunette, was up last in a hotel room with Manuel Ferrara. She scooted into the room and kissed him in girlish manner, her tank top showing her cleavage and her ass looking just as great as ever in her blue jean booty shorts. They ended up on the bed quickly, little time for small talk, and he was pawing her like crazy once he set the camera down. She stopped abruptly to fuss about needing a shower and he protested that they were both sweaty and it turned him on, her insistence leading them to the bathroom where they engaged each other in the shower as she drove him crazy. Fans of tattoos will inevitably adore the gal for her expansive back ink, the gal teasing Manuel with her ass as she posed in the shower while cleaning up, the man joining her to go all out with desire as she offered herself up to him. It was a frantic fuck at times, presumably all vaginal given the camera angles not always showing everything, but she was getting off left and right here, the satisfied look on her face one of great appreciation (even as he slapped her ass from time to time, her face a bit too). Romi then followed him into the bedroom again, inhaling his pecker orally and generally going lustfully crazy in a wide variety of penetrative position, titty fucking him, tossing his salad, nuzzling his nads and otherwise trying every trick she knows to pleasure him. She was a world class fuck and given how close they were to doing anal, I half wondered if they did some off camera, but they ended up back in the bathroom and back in the bed before he showered her face with ball batter, Romi licking it up off the glass table in a very messy manner. Rather than cut away to credits, he followed her around the rooms cleaning up and dressing as she discussed her ten month career, her anticipation for AVN of interest given how Manuel pointed out her likelihood of getting awards (and mentioning that us reviewers were noticing her; yes we were-great performance!).
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Summary: Raw 16 by director Manuel Ferrara for Evil Angel had great amounts of fuck for the buck thanks in large part to the chemistry between the performers, all of the four sexual trysts of the sort people seeing it will remember for a long, hard time (Kayden Kross giving her best performance in memory in fact, two times for that matter). The raw energy and passion exhibited by all the players here gave it great replay value and strokability, the fun factor high enough to easily earn a rating of Highly Recommended, Kayden Kross, Romi Rain, Ava Addams, and Valentina Nappi all gave excellent performances to enjoy repeatedly as expected. In short then, Raw 16, like all the volumes in the series before it, was a tribute to just how well some ladies respond to the strongest male performer in the porn industry, the ladies singing his praises as they earned accolades themselves. Kayden Kross provided some extra spice this time, finally proving that with the right man and circumstance she was more than just eye candy; she could fuck up to gonzo standards set forth by Evil Angel, not her typical contract styled sex performance so check it out.
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