Cast: Carter Cruise, Abigal Mac, Ariana Marie, Keisha Grey, Natasha Voya, Lilly Evans, Dee Dee Lynn
Length: 195:04 minutes
Date of Production: 2014
Extras: The best extra was a 34:42 minute long Behind the Scenes feature where most of the performers were interviewed naked or in lingerie. They gave the usual basic biography information and where they can be found, making it fun considering there were so many newcomers. There was also a photogallery, trailers, spam, and company info (spelling “company” incorrectly) but the BTS added value to the production.
Audio/Video Quality: The Beautiful Solo 2 was presented in a crisp anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Paul Woodcrest for New Sensations. Yes, the front cover was again wrong, Paul in charge here rather than his talented colleague, the lighting, editing, and camera work all certainly looking like either director could have been in charge with the other on assist. As a result, this was one of the best looking solo endeavors I’ve seen in a very long time, forgoing the arty farty way of shooting such a set of seven scenes in favor of a straightforward allowing the women to get off using some of the NS Novelty line (which I have not personally reviewed recently). The aural components were similar if less obvious, the 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo production including some light music at times and an emphasis on the vocals of the ladies to contribute to the emotive impact their solo scenes had in most cases.
Body of Review: Paul Woodcrest is one of the production team at New Sensations that contributes on many movies yet gets far less attention than his peers. This is not always a bad thing on the times when assigned a production with all sorts of problems but it also limits the accolades when things go well too. His latest venture sent to me for review is called The Beautiful Solo 2, a set of seven female masturbation scenes where most of them use their hand and toys from the award winning NS Novelties line in order to get off, the Sybian included on occasion. While the front cover credited Eddie Powell, the tour de force behind so many great titles, Paul’s minimalist efforts were appreciated here, the use of a largely newcomer cast helping make it stand out as much as the excellent production values. Having recently looked at a low cost competitor’s title along the same lines (Aura Production’s “Playing With Myself”), I can tell you right away that there was a night and day difference between them even if the concept was markedly similar. The back cover described the movie like this: “Tonight, these ladies are flying solo! Join Keisha Grey, Lilly Evans, Dee Dee Lynn, Carter Cruise, and more beautiful girls in 7 all-new scenes of sweet female masturbation. Get ready to indulge in the art of self-pleasure, and see what it takes to create a beautiful solo.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Carter Cruise, a pretty blond with pretty blue eyes and a lean body, was up first by the fireplace stripping slowly, smiling at the camera as she caressed herself. She had pierced nipples and a patch of pubic hair, her precious pink pussy looking good enough to eat. She rubbed her pussy until she picked out a NS Novelties vibrator to use, eventually augmenting it with a wand vibrator and dildo until using the Sybian at the end.
Scene Two: Abigal Mac, a curvy babe in peach colored bikini undies, was up next in a sunlight filled bedroom caressing herself to light music. Her thong rode up her wonderful ass crack and she was already beaming when she was completely naked and using a toy on her heavily trimmed pussy. She also fingered her own ass and used more toys as things developed, moaning softly as she gave a terrific showing.
Scene Three: Ariana Marie, a fetching young brunette with high heels and a peach/white bikini, was up next on the sofa as she lightly caressed herself to the piano music, her pronounced tan line adding something to her appeal. She spent considerable time playing with her boobs before her crotch antics took over, some toys deployed to assist her in getting off. She had a bald beaver and it got quite puffy as she continued, her light coat of sweat glistening on her body before growing heavier as she sat on the thunderous Sybian to close the deal.
Scene Four: Keisha Grey, the short and curvy newcomer bombshell featured on the front cover, was up next as she peeled off her street attire to start masturbating in bed with her white bikini undies on. Her powerfully thick legs added to her appeal as much as that sweet, juicy ass of hers, a small pocket rocket deployed on and in her snatch. She sported a landing strip patch of pubes and seemed to like her pink vibrator even more, a wand assisting it in pushing her over the edge.
Scene Five: Natasha Voya, a delicious looking blond in black bikini undies, was up next as she followed the general outline of what was to take place, her sexy eyes adding to her allure as she flashed the camera and caressed her body a bit. I admit to liking them thicker but something about her all natural body and face worked for me, her shaven crotch clearly no stranger to getting off. The hand to gland action moved to including toys too, her oral proclivities on the Sybian (licking it clean before mounting it) adding to her appeal.
Scene Six: Lilly Evans, a lean redhead with a “come hither” look about her, was up next working her body to a slightly more upbeat musical piece, her sheer white bikini undies slowly discarded as she massaged herself and made eye contact with the camera as though she was trying to impress the viewer. She also included a fair amount of titty play before rubbing one out and using toys, her bald pussy and hip grinding combining with her nipple erections to show her arousal. I liked that she also included some large toys to stretch herself more than her peers, some variety always helpful to address our collective needs better. By the end of the scene, she was dripping wet and whether or not that was just lube, didn’t matter to me.
Scene Seven: Dee Dee Lynn, a perky redhead with a skinny frame and ample curves, was up last as she teased herself in the bathroom mirror before stretching on the bed to up tempo music. She had a girl next door appeal to her and took a long time to rub herself, the toys coming in as she felt so good she was literally climbing the headboard of the bed. Toward the end, I thought she might stuff the largest toy she had into her sweet little ass but she was having issues getting the large, bulbous head into her pussy so I knew that was out of the question. She was also one of the most realistic masturbators of the cast, and take it from an expert, I should know.
Summary: The Beautiful Solo 2 by director Paul Woodcrest for New Sensations had a great deal of replay value and strokability for me thanks to the use of a cast not shoot out simply allowed to have fun on their own, some superb technical values, and even the lengthy BTS where the ladies had ample chance to extol their porn personas so well. Busty Keisha Grey from the front cover stood out for me as did hotty Carter Cruise, Natasha Voya, and others, my belief that The Beautiful Solo 2 merited a rating of Highly Recommended. Unlike some who give high ratings to just about anything these days, I have long held that reviewers are not doing anyone any favors by doing so, but this solo effort gave the wonderful cast plenty of time to get off for real, do so in a largely believable fashion in almost all cases, and was consistently better than similar titles released by other companies so hat’s off to Paul and whomever he had helping him as it came together extremely well this time so I expect to see this again around award time.
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