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Studio: Digital Playground » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 7/11/14

XCritic's Advice: Recommended


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Crave: Season One

Digital Playground

Genre: Feature, Mini-series

Director: Jakodema and Francois Clousot

Cast: Evi Foxx, Xander Corvus, Dani Daniels, Bill Bailey, Madison Ivy, Dane Cross, Anikka Albrite, Mick Blue, Brooklyn Chase, John Strong, Ryan McLane, Kirsten Price, Keiran Lee
Extras: Mikki Lynn, Layla Sin, Jay Taylor, Sapphire Kiss, Wrexxx, Sami St. Clair, Chichi Medina, David Loso, Prinzzess Felicity Jade, Rob Piper

Length: 250:58 minutes (144:53 minutes & 106:05 minutes)

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Date of Production: 11/7/2013


Extras: There was a photogallery, a 3:01 minute long Behind the Scenes feature, and trailers to movies.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Crave: Season One was presented in a crisp anamorphic widescreen offering as shot by directors Jakodema and Francois Clousot for Digital Playground. Francois was the lead camera man and Jakodema wrote the show but Baka, Alex Tea, Tiagon, Tommy Banana, and Billy Da Kid were also credited with working cameras, Joey Pulgadas and Keethan Hawke handling editing, and a large group of others providing their own technical assistance. There was a lot of texture and variation of lighting, like a “real” series instead of a porno with warehouse lighting, making it visually more appealing though some of the trysts could have used more lighting (my preference). The aural qualities by Seth Cardigan were modest but presented in a post production added 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround, the elevated bit rate of 448 Kbps not hurting the ability to hear the vocals, some pretty good music included though it wasn’t credited to anyone.


Body of Review: Digital Playground was once the biggest powerhouse of feature porn in the entire industry, its contract performers and directors routinely spanking all competition so often that any meaningful comparisons to the runner up companies had to be prefaced with something like “after DP…”. Thanks to piracy and tube sites, the profit margin to make better porn is largely gone now, no mysteries about who the main drivers of that have been, but every once in awhile a company will still surprise me with something good. Such was the case with directors Francois Clousot and Jakodema coming out with a web series called Crave: Season One, now released on a double disc set. The show had eight episodes of varying lengths and reminded me, in form at least, of Stagliano’s “Voracious” series so many find to be the pinnacle of porn web soap operas. The story was about gangs and free love among the young, the show lacking a bit of depth but serving as a solid template for future efforts (like Swans of LA, review forthcoming), Xander Corvus and Dani Daniels truly making it work along with a fine cast including Madison Ivy, Anikka Albrite and others. I don’t want to spoil the feature elements but they were handled quite well in most ways, enough screen time devoted to fleshing some aspects out as can be expected.

The back cover said: “Years of peace on the streets have allowed Xander Corvus’ West Side gang to live like kings – taking whatever or whomever they want, whenever they want. They live fast and fuck hard, but when a rival gang moves in on their turf, their resolve to protect their kingdom is put to the test. Despite the chaos, Xander meets Dani Daniels, an innocent faced beauty with a killer body. Lost in the taste of her lips and the welcoming invite of her thighs, Xander catches a glimpse of a life without guns and drugs, but first he’ll have to overcome his cravings for power and greed. Dani, however, senses only death and destruction in their future… and as the streets begin to burn from the violence, her fears prove true. East Side gang members kidnap Dani and her girlfriends in order to draw Xander out into the open. Retribution needs to be paid, and Xander is ready to bring hell down upon all who stand in his way.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:



Scene One: Girl Meets Boy: Evi Foxx with Xander Corvus were up first, Evi dressed in tight red booty shorts and animal print bra as she slobbed his knob. She was grumpy but he focused her on the task at hand to drain his dragon of semen that landed on his leg. Dani Daniels then made out with Bill Bailey, her black bra and sexy orange frilly shorts doing little to hide her awesome body as she knelt down to inhale his turgid rod. He sucked her nipple and bent her over for some active vaginal doggy, her juicy ass as delectable as ever. He then gobbled her gash and she blew him some more before they continued banging, her eye contact and moaning elevating the proceeding as she impaled herself in his lap, revealing a sweet view of her juicy ass as she bounced on his cock. Additional oral and vaginal sex finished them off, the gal walking away when he asked for her number.



Scene Two: I’m Superman: Madison Ivy with Dane Cross and Anikka Albrite with Mick Blue were up next in this episode. There was a really fun montage of the ladies trying on clothing, Madison ending up in a tight white top with a polka dotted muff buffer skirt, the gal grabbing Dane by claiming she needed help. She grabbed his crotch as they kissed and pushed him down on the couch in the dressing room, her ass eating her panties as she was all over the moper. She rubbed her implants in his face as he sucked them and she inhaled half his pecker aggressively though it took him awhile to get hard enough to vaginally fuck. He gave her some head too and they were all over each other in the fairly brief tryst, the guy plastering her crotch with sperm before she bought everything she tried on. Anikka Albrite was then wearing tight red booty shorts and a revealing white top as she lay on Mick Blue’s bed, the two discussing their relationship as she pulled him on top of herself between her legs. The scene was tender compared to the last, the music indicating they were a couple, their kisses getting increasingly aggressive as they tore their clothes off to give each other head, do a 69, and bone vaginally like crazed teens. This led to him dousing her ass crack with seed as she bent over in doggy with her sweet ass in the air, his remains oozing toward her crotch which led to a less happy ending.



Scene Three: Got Your Attention?: Dani Daniels, wearing a flower dress as she walked along with Xander Corvus (in all black), then engaged in a tryst after pissing off some thugs, ducking into an alley as they kissed and caressed each other. She was naked in record time and he munched her hairy twat out as he knelt before her, Dani reciprocating with a sensual hummer that included a lot of eye contact and playfulness. She then sat on his cock and rode him, moving to a standing doggy before blowing him and mounting him in cowgirl before another standing doggy elicited him nutting into her open mouth. Brooklyn Chase was then dressed in black as John Strong boned her in doggy over his desk, her biog tits bouncing before she knelt down to blow the guy. She took him into her mouth with practiced ease, holding the base but not applying any hand to gland friction until her mouth was nuzzling his nuts. He ate her bald beaver and then bent her over again to take him balls deep, some cowgirl variations and missionary leading to the final blowjob that yielded her a big facial.


Scene Four: Retaliation: After a brief encounter between Dani and Xander (I wouldn’t call it a scene as such), Madison Ivy left her friends at the pool to play with Ryan McLane. Her light purple swim suit was designed more to excite men than cover her body, the guy all over her with kisses as she squirmed in his arms on the white couch. He really liked her large implants and she gave excellent eye contact throughout the scene, her blowjob starting off in teasing fashion with ample tongue work before she throated him to his balls. She did play with his nuts as much as he played with her boobs, the guy savoring her neatly trimmed snatch as he fingered and devoured it. He rimmed her too but the bulk of the penetration was to her pussy, not her mouth, some active riding in several positions allowing the camera to catch her firm ass cheeks rippling just enough to show how great her body was, the athletic romp leading to her getting a large wad of semen on her tits and mouth.


Scene Five: Walk Away: Kirsten Price, now wearing long dark hair, was up next in black lingerie and a plaid skirt as she kissed excitable gangster Keiran Lee in a house. She dropped down to slob his knob aggressively, removing her hand to take more in though she never throated him all the way, her shaft polishing leaving streamers and his hand grasping himself as he fed her his cock (like she needed help…) before some active vaginal pounding positions. Kirsten was most active at riding when she was on top of him, her dirty talk enhancing the replay value as much as her fair eye contact with him. The heated tryst led to him depositing a wealth of his semen into and around her mouth, the gal looking happy at her reward for a job well done.



Scene Six: Gathering Experience: Anikka Albrite, Madison Ivy, Dani Daniels were up next in a sweaty lesbian tryst at night after they worked out playfully, their tight (and skimpy) athletic attire showing a lot of camel toe and nipples. They stopped lifting weights to caress each other, their oral attributes allowing them to munch rug and ass at great length in a chemistry filled manner. Each took turns as the focal point of her two friends so no one lacked in giving or receiving head, a bit of fingering rounding out the action before it ended. Anikka Albrite was then up with Keiran Lee in the bathroom, the man calling her over for some fun when she was with her friends at the club. She was initially wearing a colorful sun dress before he had her on her knees sucking him off and stroking his pecker, her oral skills displayed in awesome fashion as she pleasured the man who gave her a slight lick before pounding her pussy in a standing doggy. There was a nice intensity here, the gal going back to do more oral between penetrative positions, even nuzzling his nuts, before she wildly rode him in cowgirl variations on the floor as well as took him in standing missionary until the final hummer landed his seed on her tongue though she wanted more and he aimed to give it to her (more vaginal and oral) in a stand out scene from the series.


Scene Seven: Oh, Brother: Dani Daniels, dressed in a robe and skimpy bikini undies, was up next as she sought to pleasure upset Xander Corvus, taking his mind off his need for revenge. A short striptease dance later and she was mostly naked on top of him giving him kisses, his hand on her ass as her panties were already halfway down her cheeks. He removed them to go down on the hairy babe before she took over to blow him in sensual fashion, her eye contact again making the tryst work on a deeper level. The oral led to a multitude of vaginal positions, both partners into each other and willing to do more oral from time to time which led to her mouth awash in his sperm.


Scene Eight: Boy Saves Girl?: Mia Lelani, a curvy Asian in a slutty dress made to reveal a lot of flesh, was up last with Keiran Lee. She sported blond hair this time and served him as he demanded, the brute shoving her down to blow him actively as the trio of captive ladies (Dani, Anikka, and Madison) were bound and forced to watch. Mia was an expert knob polisher and let streamers fly as she worked him over orally, her devotion to his balls noticed too before she was bouncing on his pecker vaginally. Mia was one of the most active riders of the cast though it was done in a mechanical fashion, some fingering of her precious pucker observed before the ending round of spew was delivered to her face by his hand.

Summary: Crave: Season One by directors Francois Clousot and Jakodema for Digital Playground was unexpected from the company but a welcome surprise all the same. It was a modest effort compared to Voracious but a nice starting point and who could argue with placing talented people like Dani Daniels and Xander Corvus in leading roles? Sexually, it was a bit vanilla most of the time and true sexual tension was not a consistent factor here but I still thought it merited a rating of Recommended or better, the nearly 4 hours of entertainment value offering skimpy extras but a double disc of 8 episodes I think many will enjoy. In short, Crave: Season One was reminiscent of those late night adult shows seen on premium cable channels (Cinemax, for example) just with more explicit sex and tighter production values so give it a look and see what the buzz is all about.

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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