Extras: There was a cast list, cum shot recap, filmographies, trailers, and website links; a bare bones approach to allow more room for the movie elements.
Audio/Video Quality: The Casting Couch was presented in anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Kevin Moore for Evil Angel in POV (point of view) fashion. These days, Kevin is one of the most prolific POV camera operators in the business whether he is credited for a production or not and he brings a fairly steady, even competent, approach to working with the ladies but perhaps best when he is the actual male performer as he was here. The cameras he uses may not be ultra high definition or Red One system but they are small enough that he gets some good shots under virtually all circumstances as he did here, the addition of security camera footage (simulated or not) giving this title a different look for him at times, the flesh tones accurate and the editing okay. The company watermark was ever present on the lower right corner but it generally did not bug me like it gets to some folks, though it did stand out at times here like a sore thumb, my general opinion of the visuals that they were handled slightly better than average even if I like his fetish work better (panties and asses and tits, oh my!). The aural aspects of the show were handled in 2.0 Dolby Digital according to my player, leaving me no doubt the vocals were captured via the camera and not a boom microphone to be processed later. I could hear much of what was said but there were some times when the vocals were not consistent, something to be expected on a gonzo type of project, with the post production process cleaning things up a bit.
Body of Review: Kevin Moore is often considered an underrated director on the edge of getting the acclaim he deserves according to my discussions with some in the industry, his low profile keeping him out of the public eye though his work for companies like Evil Angel helping to build his fanbase over the years. Recently, he released a new title called The Casting Couch, a departure from his many fetish series and by the looks of it, a new series in the making. Using Kevin as the sole male talent and a POV camera angle augmented by security camera looking back up cameras, he portrays what are supposed to be newcomers auditioning for him; an approach that doesn’t always work too well given the ladies here. The ladies were not newcomers as you may have heard, two of them quite well known and the other two offering a mixed porn resume (one of them is best known for some web work best described as shot by untrained monkeys, making me burst out laughing when I found it was footage shot by a certain gossiping hillbilly). In any case, there was definitely some potential for this series to grow into something interesting, I just found it paling compared to Kevin’s better works of late for himself or for Lex. The company website described the movie like this: “What really happens at XXX casting sessions? In “The Casting Couch,” director Kevin Moore’s unique technique reveals the reality — security cam footage plus action captured on his handheld camera create a voyeuristic view of what goes down behind the scenes of four porn girls’ racy job interviews. They arrive in sexy attire and get naked to show off their bodies and moves. We get to see them discuss their porn ambitions, sexual histories and the acts they’re willing to perform on camera. And when their sexy shenanigans inspire the director to jerk off, well, these girls take advantage ... with wet blow jobs, hot fucking and cum facials that prove their talent and attitude. Bodacious Latina Juelz Ventura sees an agent about feature dancing, and he sees a fantastic performer. Young, tanned Madelyn Monroe is nervous at first, but the natural-breasted blonde becomes a lusty dynamo. Exotic, dark-haired Chloe Amour is flirty interviewing in a tight, white bodysuit. Busty blonde Cherry Morgan tells wild tales in her Tennessee accent — back home, her nickname was “Head Whore”!” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
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Scene One: Madelyn Monroe, the attractive tattooed blond cutie featured on the lower left hand corner, was up first with Kevin Moore, the two discussing her career options in adult entertainment. The room was too bare to convey the dynamic needed and the false expectation that the clips would reveal how auditions take place continued throughout the show. The interview dragged on and she started stripping for him, bending over on top of his desk as he beat off. She caught him and was soon slobbing his knob in POV, using hand to gland friction to enhance the experience for him as her thong nestled between her sweet ass cheeks and pulled into her bald beaver. He then vaginally porked her in a few positions but the camera spent too much time on her face where her crotch could not be seen very well, the gal an active rider with fair eye contact eventually draining his dragon by hand as she took her facial of semen. The company website described the scene like this: “Handheld and security cam footage expose gorgeous blonde Madelyn Monroe's casting audition with an adult business talent agent: The brown-eyed 22-year-old is interested in nude modeling and maybe more -- but the agent needs to see her qualifications. She strips out of a leopard print top, skirt, high heels and thong to show off adorable, natural breasts and a comely butt. She masturbates on his desk. Catching the agent jerking off, Madelyn takes advantage with a slurping blow job while looking into his POV camera. He slips his meat in her puffy, shaved pussy. She fucks him on the office floor, sucks dick pussy-to-mouth and takes his cum in her face and hair. The agent will have jobs for amazing Madelyn.”
Scene Two: Chloe Amour, the beautiful young brunette featured on the upper right corner of the front cover, then followed the general formula with Kevin Moore, the camera following the 23 year old from the car in the parking lot. The interview again dragged on and she showed off her all natural body before rubbing her white leotard covered ass on Kevin’s turgid pecker, the man again playing with himself as she teased. She blew him gingerly with long strokes of her mouth and hand, nuzzling his nuts before she laid back on the desk to let him do all the work in the vaginal tryst. Chloe had some razor stubble on her crotch and was too skinny for me, the gal rubbing herself as he drilled her with less than his full length. The good news is that she did better when she was on top of him, kneeling to allow the sperm to glaze her face, her eye contact okay and her enthusiasm modest but her pretty face certainly a major selling point. The company website described the scene like this: “Handheld and security cam footage expose gorgeous Latina Chloe Amour's casting audition with a talent agent: The dark, leggy 23-year-old was a stripper in Texas, and now she wants to try porn. After telling about her private sex life (she's done a threesome and a home porn with her boyfriend; she fantasizes of getting caught masturbating), the flirty, confident girl demonstrates her moves. She strips to show her nude body, and when the agent exposes his hard prick, she's ready: 'I'm a very eager girl.' Chloe's cocksucking technique is captured POV-style, with her dark eyes looking into the camera. The agent fucks her to a climax on his desk; she spreads for a cock ride on the floor, blows him pussy-to-mouth and giggles that she likes cum facials. She's a natural!”
Scene Three: Cherry Morgan, the busty blond featured on the upper left corner of the front cover was up next, her tight black skirt and green crop top flattering her body as she came into the office to be interviewed by Kevin Moore. He explained how his ads work and tried to gauge her interest in doing porn and she had about as much reaction as if he asked her if she wanted a glass of water, the weak opening not getting better when she stripped to her pink panties. Make no mistake about it, Cherry is an attractive gal, her implants looking pretty good as she showed them off. I liked her ass more but she seemed to rigid to enjoy the solo portion on his desk, the fake reaction to his cock out of his pants leading to her jerking him off very slowly (as if his pecker was toxic waste) before blowing him as she continued her handiwork. Her bald beaver looked tasty but her energy levels weren’t there for me, the lacking enthusiasm failing to win me over too. They tried different positions and she did some taste testing, the ending facial of manly fluids on her head and upper torso was modest. The company website described the scene like this: “Handheld and security cam footage expose shapely, longhaired blonde Cherry Morgan's casting audition with a talent agent: In her charming Tennessee accent, the hot 25-year-old reveals she's been known as a 'head whore ... when I was a virgin, I just slopped on some knob.' She masturbates a lot, watches porn ('My favorite is like gang bang shit,') and is turned on by being taken advantage of! Cherry strips to show off her body, and while demonstrating dance moves she catches the agent jacking off. Discomfort turns to curiosity, and she agrees to kneel for a POV-style blow job. Soon she's getting fucked on the desk, riding cock on the floor and giving an expert hand job. With the agent's jism dripping from her chin, hot Cherry decides she's ready to make movies.”
Scene Four: Juelz Ventura, the ever popular hotty featured on the lower right corner, was up last and no one watching porn would ever mistake her polished look and moves as those belonging to a newcomer in need of an audition, certainly not Kevin Moore, but they followed the title formula closely. She wore a black top and animal print skirt, the interview fairly generic as she sat on the weirdly patterned couch in the barren room, her black bikini undies soon in view as she stripped, masturbated, and presented herself to Kevin on his desk as he whipped it out to jerk off. She took some initiative to blow him and I only wish the security camera could have zoomed in on her magnificent ass as she bent over while kneeling on the desk and inhaling him, her g-string pulled up tight to separate her golden globes before he was allowed a chance to gobble her gash and ass. Juelz’s eye contact was as superb as ever, her amazing eyes as alluring as the day she entered the industry years and years ago, the gal bending over the desk and couch to allow Kevin some prime vaginal plowing though she pushed back to meet his thrusts too. She ended it by taking matters into her own hands as she knelt before him, his seed milked out of his balls by her mouth and hand to glaze her face, the post coital parts of interest to watch too. The company website described the scene like this: “Handheld and security cam footage expose vivacious, tattooed brunette Juelz Ventura's casting audition with a talent agent: The XXX star, in search of feature dancing gigs, looks fabulously curvy in a leopard-print skirt and high heels. With a knowing smile she shows her shapely butt in a thong and demonstrates seductive lap dance moves on the agent's desk. Catching him jacking off, Juelz knows the score; she leans into his lap for a blow job. Juelz masturbates and gets fucked right on the desk. POV footage shows doggie-style fucking and a pussy-to-mouth BJ. She rides dick on the floor. As Juelz gives a hand job/blow job, jets of jism blast her face and mouth. She'll have lots of gigs because she knows how to get what she wants.”
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Summary: The Casting Couch by director Kevin Moore for Evil Angel really lacked that something special I expect of him these days. As a meat puppet himself, his camera work gets better each year and his manly man skills were decent enough, the issue here being the premise needed to be retooled a bit and the women upgraded. All four ladies had enough value as eye candy and no one is going to convince me that Juelz is anything less than a yummy babe with great performing skills, Madelyn showing as much potential as she typically does in all her scenes too, Chloe and Cherry’s scenes just did not click for me at all and not for lack of wanting them too, both come to their scenes with a lot but didn’t do it for me so I rated this as a Rent It, I’m sure fans of the specific ladies involved might disagree with me or the usual fanboys catering to egos will refuse to be honest but it was still worth a look or two. In short, The Casting Couch drew me in based on the front cover, not easy to do to this jaded old critic, but it lacked the meat to seal the deal for a better rating, I can almost guarantee that Kevin will improve on subsequent volumes based on his past performance so give it a look on a slow day, just don’t get your hopes up.
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