Cast: Manuel Ferrara, Veronica Vain, Kayden Kross, Stoya, Mick Blue
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Non-sex roles: Penny Pax, Veronica Avluv, Chad Diamond, Chris Streams, Steve Holmes
Length: 125:20 minutes
Date of Production: 2015
Extras: The best extra was the 24:17 minute long Behind the Scenes feature. It was a combination of photoshoots, setting everything up for scenes, and general BTS footage worth a look or two, followed by a 2:14 minute long section of Bloopers. There was also a cumshot recap, four photogalleries, websites, a cast list, and trailers.
Audio/Video Quality: Screwing Wall Street: The Arrangement Finders IPO: A Parody was presented in anamorphic widescreen by director Manuel Ferrara (and Kayden) for Evil Angel. The technical crew was shown in the BTS but were otherwise uncredited, the stock shots of iconic images from New York City’s financial district added in to the otherwise generic office and bedroom settings of the four sexual trysts. The flesh tones were accurate, the framing of some scenes a bit off, but the overall feel of the visuals somewhat different from Manuel’s usual gonzo releases. The audio was offered up in 2.0 Dolby Digital English but there was no separation noticed that I could figure out, and the dynamic range was pretty limited too; the scenes coming from quickly shot gonzo; the guerilla shooting style favored by pornographers everywhere, the music credited to “The Forgotten 45’s”.
Body of Review: Manuel Ferrara is one of the most sought after performers in the industry, his directorial efforts at places like Evil Angel showing that he makes wise choices behind the camera as well as in front of it. His upcoming release of what is billed as a parody is called Screwing Wall Street: The Arrangement Finders IPO, Manuel and his wife Kayden trying something new with a former intern that didn’t make it on Wall Street, Veronica Vain. Veronica was in each of the four scenes, two lesbian scenes (one each with Stoya and Kayden), one with Manuel, and one with Mick Blue; each focusing on the newcomer exploring her fantasies in a movie departing from Manuel’s usual method of shooting porn. The feature elements played like a low budget cable version of the blockbuster “Wall Street”: from years ago mixed in with an infomercial for the sugar daddy/sugar baby website but it was a nice change of pace from Manuel’s often excellent gonzo work even if not on the same level at all. The company website described the production like this: “"Screwing Wall Street: The Arrangement Finders IPO" features the debut of stylish, young Veronica Vain, the former stock intern that famously ditched her financial career for porn. Star director/performers Manuel Ferrara and Kayden Kross created this slick, ambitious parody of Wall Street manipulations (and "Wall Street" dialogue). Veronica intertwines business and sexual aspirations, ruthlessly fucking her way to the top. She and power player Manuel come to a hot, heavy "arrangement" in his office, sharing a frenzied fuck flavored with choking and spanking. She loves the taste of her pussy on his thick prick, and the jism he pumps on her face. In search of insider market info, Ms. Vain finds blonde knockout Kayden, whose bullet-nipples shoot out from big guns. Kayden double-penetrates Veronica with clear glass toys. Tall, pale beauty Stoya, as Veronica's dominant manager, makes Veronica suck strap-on; on the office floor they lick toes and scissor. We even see Veronica seduce an opposing attorney, Mick Blue, into a slammin' sex session with tasty 69 and hard fucking. In business and in pleasure, everyone gets screwed.”
The company press release stated the situation like this: “Veronica Vain knows how to get attention. The gorgeous, young ex-stock market intern stirred up a media storm when she ditched a budding financial career to pursue pornographic dreams, which will come true on April 13 when Evil Angel releases her virgin video. Vain stars in “Screwing Wall Street: The Arrangement Finders IPO,” a life-meets-art hard-core parody created by director/stars Manuel Ferrara and Kayden Kross. “We’re very excited to finally be releasing this movie, as there has been a ton of media build-up, and Veronica’s ever-growing fan base is chomping at the bit,” says Kross. “We’ve never dealt with a performer before who had so many people wanting more content from her when she’s made no content in the past.” Vain’s story has been told in the New York Post, New York Daily News, Business Insider and all over the Internet. “Veronica made big splashes in mainstream and social media when she traded in her stock market gig — very publicly. Plus, for anyone that doesn’t know, the video box cover shows how beautiful she is. Her first movie should have a huge, ready-made market,” says Justin Rich, Evil Angel’s Domestic Sales Manager. Vain stars in all four “Screwing Wall Street” sex scenes. Her first ever was one-on-one with the veteran cocksman Ferrara. “This scene is an incredibly strong performance — not for a first time performer, but in general,” says Ferrara. “Veronica is an extremely sexual person, and it reads on camera.” Vain and Ferrara share a frenzied fuck flavored with choking, spanking and a climactic facial. A girl-girl scene with the blonde knockout Kross brought one of Vain’s fantasies to fruition. “Kayden was one of the few porn stars I actually knew prior to researching porn, because she was brilliant and beautiful and I had stumbled across her blogs one day and fell in love with her,” says Vain. In “Screwing Wall Street,” Kross double-penetrates Vain with clear glass toys. AVN Male Performer Of The Year Mick Blue delivers a slammin’ sex-and-69 session to Vain. A second girl-girl scene pairs Vain with tall, striking Stoya, who wields a strap-on dildo. Vain says a favorite aspect of the porn biz so far is, “worry-free bareback sex.” She’s bullish on her career transition as she learns the ropes. “I was surprised by how 90 percent of the day is just shooting the dialogue and doing makeup and photos and whatever, and only 10 percent was the actual sex,” comments Vain. The slickly shot, big-budget “Screwing Wall Street,” featuring picturesque exteriors shot in Manhattan’s financial district, is an ambitious parody of Wall Street manipulations and “Wall Street” dialogue. Vain intertwines fiscal and sexual aspirations, shamelessly fucking her way to the top. She and the movie seem to show that getting screwed is a significant part of business and pleasure, not to mention art and life.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Manuel Ferrara, playing a Michael Douglas styled investing big wig, was up first with well dressed Veronica Vain, the attractive woman featured on the center of the front cover. Veronica was built for speed over comfort, the lean beauty pitching a deal to the well dressed CEO when he threw her a bone at great personal risk. Her counteroffer involved her body as she unfastened her blouse, and walked toward him. They kissed and she knelt down without a question, nibbling at the growing bulge of his pants before he fed her a taste of his turgid pecker, Veronica slobbing his knob with some hand to gland assisting action but lacking the polished oral skills of others in the industry with more impressive sexual resumes. Veronica had modest eye contact with him while giving the blowjob, either sucking the top portion of his cock or looking at him but rarely both at the same time, the man bending her over the desk to spank her as he rubbed his cock against her ass. Manuel then knelt down to gobble her gash and eat her ass, Veronica flipping around on his desk to reveal a bald beaver that he was fingering and devouring as she made these pouty moaning noises, her nipples popping out of her bra as she spread her legs to grant him greater access. He then started porking her pussy but she remained passive until he pushed her when she was on top of his lap, the gal tossing his salad as she jerked him off before finally getting into a rhythm of impaling herself. Considering this was her first reported sex scene, she did fairly well in it, her full potential as yet untapped. Manuel then sweetened it for her by getting her to piss (“squirt”) by using his hand, Veronica milking his balls dry by a final hummer and handjob to take a serious facial from his raging boner.
Scene Two: Kayden Kross, the fetching blond featured on the left side of the front cover (and Manuel’s current main squeeze of the moment), was up next in a lesbian tryst with Veronica Vain, the newcomer wearing a golden colored hooch dress while Kayden was in a more conservative outfit at a press conference. The ladies actual meeting was shown through a few glances and then a cute montage of booze being consumed, Veronica completely naked while Kayden pounced on her in only a pair of red panties that were sheer but had a full back (the kind older women wear). Kayden gave some head, Veronica slapped the blond’s ass and fingered her, and some anal play was involved but it was a by the numbers lesbian tryst where Kayden sported a few wisps of pubic hair and neither showed a great deal of chemistry for one another, at least some mechanical energy was involved as they serviced each other front and back. As they continued, the ladies used some clear glass dildos for penetrative fun (I heard them hit together so I knew they weren’t plastic), Veronica face sitting on Kayden and more fingering, their perfect puckers stretched a bit though vaginal tasting was the dominant act of the encounter. Kayden kept smiling like she was auditioning for the Joker role and Veronica kept wincing like she was in great pain but otherwise it was a decent scene, one of Kayden’s better scenes in some time and Veronica doing well for a newcomer to lesbian work on the big gray couch (covered by a white sheet). Veronica then gave a stripper show for Kayden on the level of a house stripper at a second tier club in a small town.
Scene Three: Stoya, the skinny brunette with bewitching eyes seen on the left side of the front cover, was up next portraying a character that was dominant over Veronica Vain. I’ve watched most of Stoya’s scenes since she began in porn and never seen her believably in such a role so I have to give credit for trying something outside her usual range, the grumpy annoyed attitude given in several little bits leading up to the scene trying very hard to establish the character but falling short (I blame the writing as Stoya has always proven herself as a capable actress but nobody was credited with writing the screenplay). She wore a big, black strap on dildo and demanded Veronica come in her office, telling the gal to suck her dick, both of them assisting in removing their attire before the caressing and kissing led to Veronica being forced to beg Stoya for her pussy. The oral included some analingus and Stoya’s legendary alabaster skin was as milky white as ever, Veronica looking tanned by comparison as she used finger and tongue in unison to service her boss in the office setting. The two hugging even established how short Veronica was though she was much thicker than the former newcomer of the year, Stoya fingering the gal but not going back to the strap on dildo that Veronica had merely sucked which was a disappointment. More oral ended it after they rubbed their pussies together on the floor, Stoya mounting Veronica’s face with the landing strip of pubes looking a bit like a mustache.
Scene Four: Mick Blue, playing a pivotal role in the movie (I don’t want to spoil the already lean feature elements), was up last with Veronica Vain, her white skirt hiked up and the lack of panties making it easier for him to gain access to her as he pressed her against the wall, Veronica instead dropping down to blow him with a degree more of energy than she had provided Manuel earlier. She then lifted her leg as he assumed the kneeling position, Mick eating her pussy as he fingered her until a standing doggy showed him tearing up her pussy as she pushed back to meet his thrusts. The couple tried a variety of other positions for the vaginal and oral sex to continue, both giving and receiving pleasure on more equal basis than the earlier scenes, Veronica showing a more polished approach to the encounter than she had in any of the other scenes, though I’d be lying if I said I sensed any personal chemistry before the silly ending dialog ended it. Mick did get his dragon drained of a copious amount of sperm though and Veronica established herself as a cut above the generic flavor of the week entering the industry, the gal having a long way to go but well worth checking out.
Summary: Screwing Wall Street: The Arrangement Finders IPO: A Parody by director Manuel Ferrara for Evil Angel was derivative as a feature with porn level acting and decidedly limited feature elements borrowing heavily from Hollywood but the sex was pretty good, newcomer Veronica Vain showing she was sexually better than last year’s flash in the pan Belle what’s her name, the totality of the production coming across as an infomercial but meriting a rating of Recommended all the same. The characters were underdeveloped, the situations generic to the usual stereotypes, and the rest of the production less stimulating than Manuel’s gonzo outings but it was a cute marketing gimmick for Kayden’s latest financial venture, this time steering clear of mortgage scams for a field she is better equipped for. In short, Screwing Wall Street: The Arrangement Finders IPO: A Parody reminded me of why I often wince when a feature director tries gonzo for the first time or, as in this case, an accomplished gonzo director tries his hand at features, the potential still there to hit a home run but not yet realized so give this one a look and let me know what you think when it comes out later this month.
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