Dates of Production: 2/1/2012, 12/20/2011, 10/12/2011, 1/13/2012, 1/13/2012 (scenes in order)
Extras: The only real extras were the photogallery, pop shot recap, and some trailers, some spam and “positions menu” material included for those that care (a “special offer” link included too). I hated the forced commercials though, skipping them with my remote as needed.
Audio/Video Quality: Brand New Faces #44 was presented in the same 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color it was shot in by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment. The visuals and audio were both decent, the amount of lighting and limited camera movement helping capture the ladies at their best. The editing did not seem intrusive most of the time and I could hear the vocals just fine, some whispered dirty talk helping a few scenes to stand out from the pack. In all, the technical qualities of the production were largely the same as ever which is a good thing in most ways, the bulk of footage shot competently.
Body of Review: B. Skow had been the lead director at Vivid Entertainment until seeking greener pastures. His approach to porn has been appreciated and I have found a lot to appreciate in his post-Vivid productions. The latest release of his under the Vivid banner is called Brand New Faces #44, this time using a few young ladies that actually went on to shoot more scenes (my favorite type of performer in the series since I get to see how much they progress). The ladies included Jaslene Jade (65 movies), Jessica Jordan, Jenna Gold, and Marissa Banks (8 movies). The premise of the series is simple in that Skow shot a lot of women in their first recorded sex scenes for the company website, the DVD series compiling the lengthy trysts where the starting interview allows fans to get to know the ladies, they then masturbate and have sex (usually with a man); the series even including a guarantee of your money back. Here’s a very brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Annabell Ametrine, a cute gal with erect nipples, was up first as she nervously answered Skow’s questions on the couch, her tight pants and skimpy white crop top enhancing her figure before she was paired up with Xander Corvus. She stripped, masturbated, and engaged Xander in a tryst where both gave each other some head (she slobbed his knob and he gobbled her gash) before various positions of vaginal sex took place. Xander lost it when delivering his load of semen to her face as she knelt before him, his wacking off shooting it wildly around the area. The company website described the scene like this: “What can we say about Annabelle. If you're into a submissive petite girl then this little minx is for you. Watch and listen as Annabelle tells us about her Master and what she enjoyed doing for him everyday, it's pretty wild. Annabelle then shows us her tight little pussy before inviting Xander in for some first time pro fucking. This is a girl who aims to please.” 2/1/2012
Scene Two: Jaslene Jade, the gal from the front cover and most productive member of the female cast when it came to shooting more scenes, was then up with moper Ralph Long. She followed the same routine as the others except she seemed into more once they started, the solo and vaginal penetration positions allowing her a fair amount of enthusiasm and energy though she clamped up like Ralph was beating off toxic waste when it came to kneeling for the ending facial. The website suggested this of the gal: “Say hello to Jaslene Jade from Texas. This lady hasn’t been around long, but don’t let that fool you. Once she gets up and going she can’t be stopped. Watch as Jaslene takes Ralph Longs hard cock deep insider her tight mish and screams for more. Nothing could be hotter than watching honest pleasure, and this girl offers it all! Enjoy.” 12/20/2011
Scene Three: Jenna Gold, was the bleach blond babe who acted like the most worldly of the ladies when she started, the gal admittedly a lot older than they were and more of a match for scene partner Jerry. She stripped quickly when asked and Skow seemed enamored with her just a bit more than the others, the gal slobbing knob and nuzzling nuts like she had a whole lot of practice over her years. She was not overly active when riding his turgid pecker vaginally but she taste tested him like she enjoyed her own juices thoroughly, the gal opening wide to savor his sperm in her mouth and swallow some of it with a laugh. The website said this of the matter: “Get ready for this thin hottie named Jenna Gold. She's done professional modeling and you may have seen her tight ass in a bikini contest or two. This will be your first time seeing her get fucked on film though! So sit back and relax while Jerry gives her a proper introduction to porn.” 10/12/2011
Scene Four: Jessica Jordan, seemed a bit more polished than some of her peers as she followed the standard formula, stripping during Skow’s probative interview and getting herself off in a solo masturbation sequence before having to work with Jerry. While she did not seem overly enthusiastic about who she was paired up with here, she admitted to recording herself numerous times in the past and then watching the action (with no partner), preparing herself for the vaginal tryst fairly well though her oral needed work. It ended when he plastered her face with semen and she kept her eyes and mouth open to receive his seed, her eye contact among the best of the ladies here. The website described it like this: “Jessica Jordan has a one of a kind fetish. Jessica likes taping herself masturbating to then play it back and watch while she masturbates again. So even though this girl has NEVER been seen before, she knows how to please the camera and those watching it. This time it wont be just her! Once Jessica gets through her initial nervousness she lets us know how dirty she really likes it. Get inside now and see how dirty it gets, you wont be disappointed.” 1/13/2012
Scene Five: Marissa Banks, a skinny gal with dark hair and all natural boobs, was up next with lucky Xander Corvus, the lady having fun once she let herself go from her initially nervous state of mind she began the scene with. The solo work helped ease her into the moment but it was him going down on her and her reciprocating that worked better, the vaginal pounding showing her potential even before the launching of his nut all over her mug. The website described it like this: “Say hello to 18 year old Marissa Banks. This lady has no qualms when it comes to fucking on film for the first time and says she isn't the least bit nervous. A native Southern Cali girl who likes men that know how to fuck and could care less about anything else. Fuck Marissa good and she might let you get away with murder. So get to the interview and check her out then get yourself inside and see this 18 year old beauty get the fucking of her young life. We guarantee you've never seen her before!” 1/13/2012
Summary: Brand New Faces #44 by director B. Skow for Vivid Entertainment earned a rating of Rent It as far as I was concerned, a couple of decent performances surrounded by ladies that would do better performing on a more personal level given their reactions to the cameras. I could see why Jaslene Jade and Marissa Banks might go on to do more though some of the others had untapped potential, making it a mixed bag for me. In short, Brand New Faces #44 was not a new high level for the series but the ladies gave up some fun filled performances worth checking out, the merits of the series premise having long been established so check it out.
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