Extras: The extras included trailers, a helpful cast list, some filmographies, websites, and a pop shot recap.
Audio/Video Quality: Raw 22 was presented in a nice 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Manuel Ferrara for Evil Angel. The visual elements for the series are rarely optimal, Manuel often places the small video camera on a table or other convenient location to allow him a hands free experience with the ladies and the lighting is whatever is available, but they suffice to convey the raw energy of the chemistry filled sexual trysts he gets by picking women that truly want to work with him. As such, this volume in the series looked similar to previous efforts, the enthusiasm and passion provided more than making up for the modest technical values as presented. The audio was also on the modest side, the microphone built into the camera capturing whatever sounds it could, the vocals usually easy enough to hear even when the partners whisper to each other though some of the ambient sounds do get in the way from time to time.
Body of Review: Manuel Ferrara is one of the few male performers always able to truly enhance a scene, his work at Evil Angel showcasing how he adores ladies of all types. His latest title in for review is the newly released single disc Raw 22, the movie living up to the series in terms of selecting attractive women for the lead to work with. Having watched the series from the beginning (I may have missed a volume or two along the way), I have extolled Manuel’s many manly virtues with the ladies, his ability to get them off making this series the type where women line up to do anything he wants to participate in a lengthy showcase scene with him. From the featured cover act, Natalia Starr, to Asian cutie Kalina Ryu, often under rated babe Lyla Pryce, or personal favorite, Cherie DeVille; I was really looking forward to this one. The company website described the show like this: “The concept is beautifully simple: Legendary porn superstud Manuel Ferrara goes on hot dates with the sexiest sluts in the adult business, and captures the nasty encounters up close, real and personal. This is Raw 22 -- passionate, off-set hotel room meetings far from the phony requirements of show-biz porn, so anything goes! Stunning Asian-American princess Kalina Ryu has an insatiable craving for Manuel's massive dick. The leggy cock slut eagerly bounces on his thick pole and gulps down two loads of hot cum. Natalia Starr is a gorgeous, 21-year-old model with a great set of soft, natural boobs. This horny minx takes an intense pounding from the director's huge, uncut schlong, which she squeezes between her juicy tits. Layla Price gets her phat, thick ass (and all holes) relentlessly reamed, and Manuel leaves her pretty face covered in a massive load of sperm. Sexy blonde Cherie DeVille gives Manuel luxurious, POV-style dicksucking and takes an intimate ride on his rampaging boner.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Kalina Ryu, a cute Asian chick from North Carolina, was up first with Manuel Ferrara in a hotel room. Unlike some of the previous volumes of the series where he’d pick the chick up or ride around with them to get to know them, this scene cut straight to the pair flirting on a gray couch. She wore a pink dress and some skimpy panties, the gal making it clear she was going to drain his dragon in a fierce manner, moving over to lick his crotch and massage his growing bulge while maintaining great eye contact in the POV opening. Manuel slid her dress up to reveal her thong nestled deep between her ass cheeks, frisky Kalina (formerly known as “Lily Ocean”) all smiles as she talked of throating him turgid member. She then gave him a hand assisted hummer, the slobbing of the knob rarely going past the halfway mark but her nut nuzzling and energy as she tossed his salad was pretty intense. Her oral skills proven, Manuel pulled down her panties for her to mount his meaty member, the man setting the camera down in a stationary position as she fucked “daddy”, more oral by the gal leading to Manuel gobbling her gash and ass, fingering her perfect pucker before more active vaginal riding took place, Kalina pushing back in doggy to meet his thrusts as she fingered her own ass at times. The bundle of energy looked back at Manuel as he verbally guided her, his raging boner tearing her pussy up and stretching it big time with Kalina grinding into his crotch as they fucked. There was a great deal more oral and powerful plowing, the scene ending when Manuel plastered her face with sperm around the 51 minute mark of the very heated scene. The company website described the scene like this: “Stunning Asian-American princess Kalina Ryu has model looks, a wacky demeanor and an insatiable craving for big dick. The leggy, gorgeous babe meets handsome Manuel Ferrara at a private hotel rendezvous. She immediately goes to work on the director's massive, uncut member in a sensuous, POV-style blow job. Manuel pushes several fingers up Kalina's ass. This frisky, slender cock slut eats his bunghole and rides his thick shaft all afternoon. She swallows two creamy loads of hot cum along the way!'”
Scene Two: Natalia Starr, the curvy blond from Poland featured on the front cover, was up next as Manuel Ferrara took a series of stills of her in her purple bikini. Her boobs looked amazing and he pawed them at length as she teased him, the cute gal becoming increasingly undressed as his attention moved to her glorious ass, Natalia bending over and spreading her juicy ass cheeks as he checked her for firmness. Within minutes, she was sprawled out on his bed naked, Manuel having set the camera dead center in front of them in a stationary position as they made out and he spent time warming her up. His hand to gland friction excited her as his diddling transitioned into him devouring her pussy and ass, several active positions of vaginal penetration moving to a POV blowjob by the delightful young cutie as she savored his boner/ My biggest issue with the hummer was how she only sucked the head as she stroked his cock, and worked his balls separately, the act more of a handjob by comparison. She then mounted him in cowgirl to impale herself, her strongest acts always related to her fucking, her tight pussy clenching his cock tightly to milk his balls dry, her superior eye contact and taste testing playfully eliciting his wealth of seed to target her mouth as she welcomed the fluids, the lighting so heavy that it washed them out a bit. The company website described the scene like this: “Natalia Starr is a gorgeous, 21-year-old blonde model with a great set of soft, natural boobs. She poses provocatively, stripping nude as director Manuel Ferrara takes photos, and after some sexy conversation, they make a beeline for the bed so young Natalia can show off her skills at fucking and sucking! This horny minx takes an intense pounding from the director's huge, uncut cock, and squeezes Manuel's member between her juicy tits before opening wide for some hot jism.”
Scene Three: Layla Pryce, an enthusiastic blond with a terrific ass, was up next with Manuel Ferrara, his initial attention on that delicious ass assisted by her ability to twerk her ass cheeks when sitting backward on a chair with her back arched. Her perfect pucker and sweet pink pussy looked incredibly inviting as he spanked her and otherwise tested the goods, the resolution of the camera strong enough to show the tiny little hairs on her ass as she “winked” for him. As any straight man would do under these circumstances, Manuel crawled over to stuff his face in her ass and orally stimulate her ass, the two caressing and kissing as their sexual repertoire expanded. Whether she’s just a great actress or the couple had a great deal of chemistry between them, their increased respiration rates and physiological verifying their connection as she guided him into whatever felt the best at a given time. Layla then spread her legs for him to pork that perfect pussy, most of his clothing still on as they kissed. Sexy Layla then orally reciprocated on him with a great hand assisted hummer, the full service oral including salad tossing where she showed no hesitation as she drove him crazy with lust. Her eye contact was solid and her enthusiasm combined with her energy levels added some replay value. They kissed and she went back to going down on him, climbing back on his bologna pony to get off, the POV portions not as consistently good looking as when he set the camera down with a wider angle. They switched to anal fucking along the way, spooning and doggy where they were not as active but she seemed to focus on the pleasure over the pain, her anal gape hang time impressive as she presented that glorious ass to him, a ton more fucking and sucking eventually resulting in her face getting nutted on big time. The company website described the scene like this: “When all-natural blonde cutie Layla Price teases us with her huge, thick ass, Manuel Ferrara can't resist shoving his face between the sexy slut's big, meaty cheeks. Soon the feisty girl is jacking the director's thick shaft while lewdly licking his bunghole. She worships his giant cock and balls with her talented mouth. Layla rides Manuel's meat, getting her pussy and asshole relentlessly reamed, in a hair-pulling fuckfest, which leaves her pretty face splattered with a massive load of sperm.”
Scene Four: Cherie DeVille, one of my personal favorites in porn of late, then finished up the show in a heated tryst with Manuel Ferrara. She was naked in bed showing off her yummy ass and beaming a big smile as he grabbed her to test for firmness and otherwise got great footage of her sparkling eyes. She showed him how she could wink her precious pucker and he soon dove in to eat her out, setting the camera down from time to time to free up his hands. Cherie was incredibly excited to be doing the scene with Manuel and was soon providing him a full service hummer, licking his ass and nuzzling his nuts between aggressively inhaling the top portion of his pecker and licking the shaft. Thankfully, there was also a lot of attention paid to her beautiful eyes as she continued her oral assault, Cherie presenting herself in doggy to reveal three bruises (like a partial hand print) on her cheek but more importantly, the gal actively riding him in a multitude of vaginal positions. There was more oral, even Cherie playing the rusty trombone, and more power pounding sex, the lack of anal surprising given how both played with her pucker a little. Their chemistry long since established, Cherie then blew him one last time in a very passionate bit where he rubbed his cock on her face and she licked everything down there, Manuel blasting her face big time with his manly fluids for her to savor and partially swallow. The company website described the scene like this: “Sexy blonde Cherie DeVille lies facedown on the bed, her perfect, shapely ass launched into the air. Director Manuel Ferrara has to thrust his tongue into this fine bitch's inviting anus. Cherie moans, and pays him back with luxurious, POV-style dicksucking and a lewd rim job. She laps his balls and giant, uncut cock, then mounts Manuel for a passionate ride. As he pumps her pussy doggie-style, she lewdly finger-fucks her asshole. Cherie finally kneels for a messy facial blast of hot cum.”
Summary: Raw 22 by director Manuel Ferrara for Evil Angel had strong amounts of fuck for the buck thanks in large part to the chemistry between the performers, all of the four sexual trysts of the sort people seeing it will remember for a long time. The raw energy and passion exhibited by all the players here gave it great replay value and strokability, the fun factor high enough to earn a rating of Highly Recommended. I was most enthusiastic about seeing the director with Cherie DeVille but featured gal Natalia Starr, Kalina Ryu, and Layla Pryce all showed their sexual chops just fine to earn the superior rating. In short then, Raw 22, like all the volumes in the series before it, was a tribute to just how well some ladies respond to the strongest male performer in the porn industry, the ladies singing his praises as they earned accolades themselves. Mark this as another solid effort on the part of the performers, the director eliciting some of their best work to date in their scenes.
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