Cast: Alina Li, Keni Styles, Abby Cross, Clover, Karla Kush, Tommy Pistol, Ana Foxx, Steven St. Croix
Length: 196:06 minutes
Date of Production: 4/18/2014
Extras: There were trailers and a 37:09 minute long bonus scene from Sexually Explicit starring Kimber Day with Billy Glide as described below.
Audio/Video Quality: Beautiful New Faces was presented in anamorphic widescreen as shot by director B. Skow for Girlfriends Films. Using high definition cameras, Skow set forth to provide an upgraded experience from his award winning “Brand New Faces” series that I always appreciated, having seen others jump on board in support until the director left his former employer. Mike Towers handled the camera along with Skow and PP Peru, and Sonny Malone was the editor, allowing Skow to interview the ladies without dealing with all the ongoing issues involved. Mike has long proven to have a steady hand and Sonny a keen eye for polishing up the resulting footage, the flat lighting and varied camera angles giving some visual diversity in the four lengthy scenes. There was no continuous company watermark on the screen and while certain portion of the footage looked like a filter was used to soften the image, the overall look of the show was solid. The aural components were likewise nicely done, the 2.0 Dolby Digital encoding added in during post production to limit the background noises, no evidence of a boom mike used to get better vocals or anything other than a camera attached microphone as with most porn.
Body of Review: B. Skow needs no introduction on the pages of Xcritic, the talented director having had his praises sung loud and often by a multitude of critics as well as having contributed some blogs over the years himself. His current distribution deal with Girlfriends Films has allowed him to break free of his former corporate chains and offer up a wealth of variety in his works of late, some of them truly outstanding. His latest venture is called Beautiful New Faces, a showcase for attractive newcomer ladies to strut their stuff akin to his infamous “Brand New Faces” series but without the gimmick of the “contract” signed regarding a performance as a “first”. Personally, I prefer seasoned performers that are not always looking at the camera instead of a partner, that have learned to enjoy the sex, and that do not equate screaming at the top of their lungs with having a fake porn orgasm but the allure of a fresh newcomer drives much of porn even today. The listed ladies in the single disc show included Alina Li, Karla Kush, Ana Foxx, Abby Cross, and four men of varying talents, a diverse selection of performers to say the least. Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Alina Li, the sultry Asian hotty featured by herself on the front cover, was up first in her sexy cover outfit, Skow interviewing her as the visuals alternated between a tease montage of her stripping in bed and her sitting in front of him. Skow’s decades in the industry allowed him to cut right to the chase in terms of his observations, making Alina extra nervous as she tried to earnestly answer his questions in a manner that just doesn’t happen in modern porn. As a result, Alina actually came off better than if she was pitched easy questions though the director seemed rough when he pushed her on issues like what she didn’t like (going to the extreme of using farting trannies at one point), the dichotomy of the visuals (tease) versus the content (the interview) getting a huge nod from me. She masturbated and was then put into a vignette of sorts with Keni Styles, the two not limited to a generic tryst like the old series. They fell on the garishly colored couch and were all over each other, Alina teasing him in her cover attire before he gobbled her gash, the bald beaver inviting to look at. He gave her delicious looking ass some oral too, Alina slobbing his knob and providing some hand to gland friction to ready him for various vaginal penetration positions after their 69. Alina kept her garter and fishnets on while Keni pounded her in a multitude of positions too, some active riding and taste testing included before he beat off a round of semen to her open mouth, her post coital head showing her to swallow his fluids.
Scene Two: Abby Cross, a beautiful young lady with an amazing ass (though she doesn’t do anal), was next up as the show followed the basic montage during interview format where Skow played investigative reporter. She wore a tight purple dress and a skimpy thong, her ass shaking mesmerizing as she provided a closer look of her bikini undies on her body. The interview led to her being paired up with Clover, admittedly not the top part of the male food chain in the industry though he has been getting better with experience. She knelt down to aggressively blow him and used her hand in conjunction with her mouth and superior eye contact, the two landing on the bed where he caressed her out of her attire while each gave the other more head. This led to more vaginal positions and ended when his wealth of sperm landed all over her thick thighs for her to taste.
Scene Three: Karla Kush, a cute blond with a lean body and perky nipples, was up next as Skow and her verbally bantered in their respective roles. It was a fun discussion, the montage showing her hairy snatch as she discussed how she had her ass waxed, but since she stood up to his prodding, he eased up on her a bit. In any case, those who have seen some of the more abusive directors in porn as well as the directors that let performers get away with anything will appreciate how balanced the exchange was in this and all the scenes, adding to the entertainment value for me. Tommy Pistol was her partner for the sexual scene, an acted role where he was depressed over her working status that led to them building up a connection of sorts. It was a little gross at first but he washed her up in the bathroom, the couple kissing and getting more into each other over time. This led to them getting in bed together, bearded Tommy playing with her pussy and feeding her some juices, going down on her and Karla savoring his turgid pecker. She was an active vaginal rider and the pairing seemed real to me, generous amounts of added oral from them both making it work for me. In the end, Tommy jerked out a nut of his seed onto her face, Karla sucking him clean of semen and cleaning herself off too.
Scene Four: Ana Foxx, a sexy black girl with a wonderful ass and winning smile, was up next with Alina Li and Steven St. Croix after her interview. Skow asked her some probative questions as the montage showed the ladies dancing on top of a hotel room bed, Ana’s strong legs contrasting to Alina’s leaner physique. I appreciate the decision to include some color in the showing, the industry standard seems to relegate black performers largely to all black titles or all interracial flicks, the attractive young lady looking as sexy as any of her peers here and welcome all the same. Ana made a valid point about interracial porn when Skow broached the subject, the sexual omnivore embracing her heritage in a most positive manner. The scene showed the ladies getting dressed into slutty attire, Alina in a tight skirt and Ana in some bright pink booty shorts, some lesbian antics in the bedroom soon changing when Steven faded into view with the ladies all over him (not my favorite method of introducing a character via editing by the way). He was already sporting an erection outside of his pants, Ana kneeling down to inhale him orally though Alina wanted some too. The playful oral and foreplay led to both women actively riding his bologna pony vaginally, their taste testing continuing as no one was left alone for any length of time. Both ladies looked good here and the scene ended as expected with Steven busting a load all over Alina, Ana licking much of it up to share with the gal playfully.
Bonus Scene: Sexually Explicit: Kimber Day, a short redhead with an all natural body and a perky ass, was up first as she dared all odds in her white top and red bottom to masturbate to some sweaty attire of Billy Glide on a big bed. Her pussy was neatly trimmed and getting puffy as she rubbed it, the gal bounding up to jump the bones of Billy when she showed her appreciation of the construction worker. He feared losing his job but her knob slobbing hummer eased his concerns, the gal applying some hand to gland friction to enhance the feeling on his pecker though he still resisted her advances. He swatted her fleshy ass and she went back down on him, the couple moving to the bed where her oral devotion was reciprocated in a 69 so he could gobble her gash. That led to some positions of active vaginal sex, her ass cheeks reddened by his swats but the flexible lass enjoying every inch he had to offer. It ended when he pulled out to deposit his genetic juice on her ass and lower back, Kimber rubbing some of the baby batter into her skin before providing some post coital head that was cut off.
Summary: Beautiful New Faces by director B. Skow for Girlfriends Films fixed some of what bothered folks over time about his last newcomer series, Skow making a point of engaging the women intellectually before showing off their physical assets in a myriad of ways. That each scene was given plenty of time to address both dynamics enhanced it for me though time will tell if it gets stale as most formulas tend to in the industry. While the ladies might not have been first time fuckers, they had enough experience to look good in their respective scenes but not so much that they looked shot out, a common dilemma, making it clear that Skow has another winner on his hands. I rated the movie as Highly Recommended based on all these merits and more, the selection of ladies including Abby Cross, Karla Kush, Ana Foxx, and Alina Li a very nice change of pace. The technical values helped make things work and while the extras relied heavily on a previously released scene, a little more attention to this area might help keep future ratings up. In short, Beautiful New Faces was the latest industry starlet showcase series for newcomers worth knowing about, a broad selection of ladies included here rather than a group that looked much alike so pick this one up and see what you think because I seriously doubt this is the last we’ll hear of this one as a potential series.
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