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Raw 18

Studio: Evil Angel » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 5/23/14

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended


Raw 18

Evil Angel/Manuel Ferrara Productions

Genre: Gonzo

Director: Manuel Ferrara


Cast: Ash Hollywood, Manuel Ferrara, Vivie Delmonico, Sovereign Syre, Luna Star
Non-sex roles: Romi Rain, Ramon Nomar, Chad Diamond

Length: 207:34 minutes

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Date of Production: 2014


Extras: The extras included trailers, a helpful cast list, individual scene photogalleries, some filmographies, websites, and a pop shot recap.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Raw 18 was presented in a nice 1.78:1 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 always able to truly enhance a scene, his work at Evil Angel showcasing how he adores ladies of all types. His latest title in for review is the single disc Raw 18, the movie coming out later this month for those keeping track. Having watched the series from the beginning (I may have missed one volume along the way), I have extolled Manuel’s many manly virtues with the ladies, his ability to get them off making this series the type where women line up to do anything he wants to participate in a lengthy showcase scene with him. From Luna Star to Ash Hollywood to Vivie “Angelica Saige” Delmonico to smoking hot Sovereign Syre, there were again no throwaway scenes at all in the volume, the chemistry and heated athletic sexual antics always top notch between Manuel and the ladies.


The company website described the flick like this: “"Raw 18" is director/stud Manuel Ferrara's newest showcase of unscripted, minimally edited footage shot on private dates with his most lustful porn girl buddies. Blonde cutie Ash Hollywood, desperate for dick, gets her fix in her new car, sucking and fucking Manuel's huge, uncut cock, licking balls and butthole. He follows her naked ass into the house for another round. A long shot (like a "voyeur's eye view") shows Manuel cranking Vivie Delmonico's legs behind her head to slam her snatch. They share foot sex and female ejaculation before she strokes ribbons of cum through the air, up to her forehead and hair. Fresh, natural Sovereign Syre watches Manuel direct a kinky scene, and when the crew departs she takes a choking, pounding fuck. Racy Latina Luna Star's trim legs point as Manuel eats her holes. In a serious oral ball washing, her bejeweled 3D nails grip his thick, uncut prick. She cock-slaps her own face, deep-throats and bites the pillow as he plows her doggie-style.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:


Scene One: Ash Hollywood, an attractive blond with pretty eyes, was up first driving her new car as Manuel Ferrara discussed things with her. He felt her stomach and she felt his pecker, the two pulling over as she started to lean forward and show her sexual interest in him. This led to freeing his turgid boner to actively slob the knob, her superior eye contact and playfulness assisted by some hand to gland friction to enhance the experience. He then pulled her pants down to reveal her sweet ass, grabbing the meaty mound as she continued to enjoy his cock orally in a most devoted manner. Ash stripped and mounted him vaginally, actively riding him just outside the house garage where they were parked, her bald beaver devouring his penis even more than her mouth had done prior. He set the camera down on the dash to show himself boning her and playing with her perfect pucker ever so slightly, the car proving a better location to fuck than I ever have found in my own experience though they had the benefit of a flexible, youthful hotty who appreciated the man more than most. She nuzzled his nuts and tossed his salad too, the full service oral experience picking back up when the couple moved into the house. To suggest they had some chemistry would be understating the obvious, the oral and vaginal positions continuing on the light colored couch. This led to him depositing a healthy dose of semen on her face and upper torso with Ash cleaning up as she walked around the luxurious home.


Scene Two: Vivie Delmonico, an attractive brunette with alluring eyes, was up next on the couch with Manuel Ferrara, limited build up included compared to the previous scene. As they made out, their street clothing was slowly removed as he sucked her boobs and she dry humped his growing bulge, the camera set further back to let the initial portion of the scene be captured in a long shot. While this was changed a number of times to bring the camera closer, including Manuel picking it up for a more personal touch, the pair engaged in some very active riding with a wealth of oral from each between the scenes. This tryst also included some foot fetish action for those into that kind of thing and her being made to let loose the juice, her moans and cries of pleasure punctuating her desire to excite him. He slapped her at times in a manner designed to stimulate her further, Vivie (also called Angelica Saige) helping slide his cock inside her snatch as she rode him like she was in heat. While I’m not sure that I liked how Manuel set the camera down so much this time, it was a different manner to show a similar set of circumstances, the “raw” nature of the footage still falling within the boundaries of the series. As the penetrative sex continued, she played with her asshole and for a moment, I thought he was going to tear her ass up once she was warmed up but they breaked for her to give full service oral and the foot fetish action instead, Vivie stroking his cock to completion all over herself as her other hand massaged his balls.


Scene Three: Sovereign Syre, the beautiful star of recently released “Hollywood Babylon”, was up next as Manuel Ferrara allowed Romi Rain and some others to shot nearby. Sovereign had a bald beaver and was masturbating to the action of the others as it stimulated her, Manuel eventually finishing up with the other scene so he could play with his new charge. Sovereign is still new to doing men on camera, the breaking in of her willingness to do males in the aforementioned movie certainly a case of jumping in head first. After some quick play together, the other scene picked up again (in a sense) but not for long as Sovereign and Manuel resumed their frisky play, devoting themselves to each other physically since both were pretty worked up from the other scene. While there was some early oral, they moved into vaginal fucking a lot sooner and were kissing as well as exploring each other with some rough sex (Manuel choking her until her face turned red for example), the oral antics picked up in earnest when she inhaled his boner and all surrounding parts before some subtle (and not so subtle) screwing techniques. Some of this I almost missed since Manuel had the camera on a back table and she was ever so lightly grinding into his cock on the white couch, her eye contact and other elements certainly more than I was looking for at the opening of the scene (after all, almost all of her work was with women). While the other scenes had their own dynamic, this one was no less appealing to me, it just required me to pay even closer attention than usual, the looks of sheer joy she provided Manuel reminding me why I have routinely championed her ascension on the porn pantheon. She couldn’t help but burst out in a joyous form of silly laughing having drained him of sperm too, some additional bantering and riding nice touches as was her wild eyed look to close it up.


Scene Four: Luna Star, the curvy Latina featured on the front cover, was up last as Manuel Ferrara described his desire to work with her as he drove in traffic. The camera was apparently mounted on the dash of the car and he was a bit scruffier than in most of the other scenes, cutting away quickly to show the sexy Luna in skimpy shorts and a tight black top in a hotel room, the gal posing for still shots in provocative ways. She looked professionally made up and her body was curvier enough for a guy like me yet still qualified as being “built for speed over comfort”, the frisky female posing more openly as her clothing flew off her frame. She kept solid eye contact and came across as purely sexual while putting on a show of masturbation for the director while he was behind the camera, her personality coming forth much more as he either set the camera down or participated more, the gal giving him some sensual head as she sucked his nuts and blew him, some oral on his taint (if not asshole) completing her oral checklist as she moved forward to jerk him off and aggressively ride his cock. While the levels of chemistry were not as pronounced as some of the previous scenes, they still seemed into each other, the lustful tryst continuing until she sucked the seed right out of his pecker. This left her with a semen goatee and his fluids spread across her chest, Luna teasingly giving him a few last licks and using both hands to stroke him while offering post coital head as he could be heard laughing from behind the camera, her showering off adding some strokable material too.


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Summary: Raw 18 by director Manuel Ferrara for Evil Angel had strong 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 time. The raw energy and passion exhibited by all the players here gave it great replay value and strokability, the fun factor high enough to earn a rating of Highly Recommended. I was most enthusiastic about seeing the director bang Sovereign Syre but Ash Hollywood was as good as ever, Luna Star certainly earned her spot on the front cover, and what more can be said about Vivie Delmonico that hasn’t already been said a great many times? In short then, Raw 18, 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. Of interest to some folks this time is that a few of the scenes were markedly shorter than in previous volumes (many of which were double disc releases unlike this one), my preference being to get as much fuck for the buck as possible while others like tighter scenes that skip a lot of the frills to concentrate on fucking as was typically the case here so check it out when it is released later this month.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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