Cast: Jesse Jane, Mark Davis, Lee Stone, Evan Stone, Rick Patrick, Charles Dera, Tommy Gunn, Manuel Ferrara, James Deen, Danny Mountain
Length: 139:13 minutes
Date of Production: 2/10/2015 (box cover); 5/15/2015 (credits)
Extras: There were some trailers to newer releases, some spam, and a short photogallery but that was all.
Audio/Video Quality: Jesse’s Yearbook was presented in the same aspect ratio the scenes were originally shot by Robby D. and other directors for Digital Playground. Unlike some compilations on the market, this one cut right to the sex so each scene was edited to a degree, nothing crucial for the majority of rain coaters and no company watermark onscreen at all times but parts of the buildup missing. Each scene looked fairly similar with decent lighting, solid camera work, and respectable flesh tones but the scenes were shot quickly so your mileage may vary. The video bit rate varied considerably but the scenes looked much like I remember the originals otherwise if that helps your decision. The aural components were presented in Dolby Digital but there was no headspace, special effects, or anything else that made me think the sound was rendered in anything except for monaural or basic stereo and then had a surround track encoded in post production. Regardless, I could hear most of the cast just fine, including those behind the camera when I paid attention, that always part of the fun of the series.
Body of Review: Robby D. has long been one of the most creative and talented directors in all of porn, his work for Vivid and Digital Playground often way ahead of the pack of peers that would emulate just about anything he did. I have not heard from him in quite some time but wherever he ended up, his latest release from DP is a compilation of his older works called Jesse’s Yearbook, a variety of scenes starring Jesse Jane through her years as a contract performer for the company. The single disc release included a couple hours of material, much of it strokable with a great cast in the scenes, the emphasis advertised as focusing solely on Jesse Jane, a fair number of them involving former company contract performers. Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Beat The Devil: Jesse Jane, in what was her first filmed scene, took on Mark Davis in yet another smoking scene. There was very energetic oral by both of them and when the boning started, they both let loose. Her dirty mouth and willingness to embrace her passion (as compared to the company's former contract gal, Tera Patrick, who was a cold fish) was more than he could handle.
Scene Two: Loaded: Jesse Jane, the leading lady of the movie and easily the reason why most people would consider buying it, was up next in a bed scene with the muscular Lee Stone. I've seen almost all of her movies and still maintain that she gets better as she learns more about how to portray sex in a porno so this really doesn't hold up compared to her newer work but it was still a very well done scene. The lack of a vocal track really weakened it and I've never been a fan of her implants but her charisma enhanced the scene a lot for me. Both seemed turned on during the oral but it was the vaginal ride where she aggressively bounced on his cock and if you watch the BTS feature; you'll see how much she enjoyed the sex even when the primary cameras weren't rolling. The sex was so strong between them that he popped early on her abdomen and she kissed him gently before the plot based stuff came back into focus.
Scene Three: Devon: Erotique: Jesse Jane, playing a housewife of sorts lounging around on the couch in her underwear seemingly from a 1940's noir film, had the following masturbation scene as she nursed a drink. I've long preferred seeing her in full action, riding a guy like there was no tomorrow, but this was one time when I came to fully appreciate Celeste's slower style for the sheer diversity if nothing else. The big band music really worked well here; even better than in most of the other scenes, and reminded me a lot of some of the classic porn loops (long before the days of features) of decades gone by. The only thing that weakened it in that sense was the use of the glass dildo (which I like in contemporary settings a whole lot) and stripper shoes as they took away from the concept slightly.
Scene Four: Posh Kitten: Jesse Jane, looking straight off the front DVD cover in her white & pink polka dot bikini (don't fret, it comes off quickly), is outside of a visually interesting pool on an overcast day. She applied some sunscreen to her body while the mighty stud Evan Stone watched her, later assisting her endeavor to make sure the cutie doesn't burn. Needless to say, this causes him to get a boner and she finds great solace in blowing him. The action was again in slow motion, a Celeste trademark move, and the couple screwed in a few positions at an angle considered by most to be made for late night cable rather than hardcore porn. Still, she looked great and took the facial well enough. I would've preferred it take place in real time, that she have a better makeup job, and that it last far longer but I'm told (well, nudged really) that women prefer this visual style (and women make up a large part of Digital Playground's audience unlike most gonzo porn).
Scene Five: Hush: Jesse Jane, seductively working her bottle of Rolling Rock beer at the bar, was finding the atmosphere a little too warm so she started unzipping and taking off her clothing while bartender Rick Patrick (her special partner in real life), ogled her. It was clear what effect the action was having on him and she coyly continued as she climbed up onto the counter, gyrating her hips and establishing what she wanted fairly quickly (but not letting him have it right away). The oral showed he enjoyed her taste and she was already notable for her excellent blowjobs in the movie, leading to the final active romp of the flick. I was pleased that the tease and oral lasted longer then the boning, with the pop shot landing on her lower back, ending a decent little scene.
Scene Six: Jesse Jane: Fuck Fantasy: Jesse Jane, the hotty on the left of the front cover, was up first as she buoyantly bounced into the living room where Charles Dera was making plans to play a game of football with his pals. Jesse wanted him all to herself so she put on a skimpy little cheerleader outfit and wiggled around in teasing fashion before making him wear a jock strap. She initially straddled his lap, his pecker unable to be restrained by the device, but moved to sitting on his face instead where he ate her out as if getting a fine meal. She aggressively blew him after than and this led to an equally active vaginal ride in several positions where she became very loud in her approval of his efforts. She tore into the action really well, her workout including some PTM and a mouth load of population pudding. Yum!
Scene Seven: Jesse Jane: Heat: Jesse Jane, soaking in a luxurious bubble bath, was up last as she coaxed studly Tommy Gunn into coming into her coy little world, her giddy laughter drawing his attention, the man suggesting she was behaving "like a dirty little girl". She dished it out as well as she received his dirty talk, Tommy fixated on her pleasure as he kissed her repeatedly. Jesse then undid his pants to seek out his turgid cock, her tempo increasing as she worked his prick to the bone. In an almost begging manner, Jesse continued to draw out his seed, Tommy pawing her before pumping her hard vaginally. Jesse made those little moaning noises of hers too, enjoying his hammering style but not letting up as she pushed back to meet his thrusts. This continued in several positions until he rubbed out a nut to her face, Jesse taking matters into her own hands as she jerked and sucked him to completion.
Scene Eight: Jesse Jane: Homework: Jesse Jane again, this time having sex with her study partner who drops by. This scene is shot in a much better setting than her previous scene and is much hotter and nastier. The close-ups are good and the cumshot to the mouth prodigious and dripping wet. (review by Marine Hardcore)
Scene Nine: Masseuse 2: Jesse Jane, the infamously popular blond contract gal featured on the front cover, was surprisingly not the star of the flick in terms of the feature elements, this opening scene with her and James Deen showing she still has what it takes to please (after a funny bit between Erik and a male client whose hairy back almost qualified for Wookie status). Jesse was wearing a frilly tan dress initially but it was lost in the edit point for James to have her on the table to romantic music. He gingerly applied some massage techniques and lightly kissed her on the neck, her favorable response causing the actual sex to begin. He dove into her snatch to aggressively eat her out and she showed just how flexible she could be with her legs in the air, James grabbing her neck and pounding her pussy hard as things took a turn for the rougher side of life. She then blew him to completion but the scene seemed very short to me so your mileage may vary regarding the scene, it being made for a different audience; the romance angle a bit forced (according to my girlfriend as it didn’t matter to me).
Scene Ten: Watching You 3: Jesse Jane and handsome doctor Danny Mountain are making out in the examination room where both of them are kissing quite heatedly. The fella does a good job in pleasuring her body with his mouth especially once he sets his focus on her juicebox. The blonde looks hot on the table with her legs spread apart. Later, the horny woman is on her knees on the floor while she orally manhandles his sexual package. I like her energy level. Then, the screwing activity occurs with Danny fucking her from behind with good rhythm and determination. Jesse grinds her teeth at times. The exciting performance continues during the rest of their very fine vaginal fucking moments. The reverse cowgirl action provides solid close-ups of Jesse's pussy. At the end, the man cums on her very receptive face. (review by Apache George)
Summary: Jesse’s Yearbook by director Robby D. for Digital Playground was a dedicated compilation of scenes focusing on attractive Jesse Jane regardless of what sex acts she partook in, the mileage varying considerably as to how good some scenes were. I rated the compilation from the company archives as a very solid Rent It, my belief that unaltered scenes work best in their original context, enough of these ladies showing how much they enjoyed gobbling gash that you’d think the company might have listed the scenes on the cover. In short, Jesse’s Yearbook was advertised as having a plethora of Jesse Jane scenes, one from each year, for those that might have missed out as they were released so give it a look if this appeals to you.
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