Cast: Kayden Kross, Tommy Gunn, Manuel Ferrara, Scott Nails, Nacho Vidal, James Deen, Bree Daniels, Karlie Montana, Mick Blue
Length: 187:42 minutes
Date of Production: 3/13/2015
Extras: There were some trailers to newer releases, some spam, and a short photogallery but that was all.
Audio/Video Quality: Kayden’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. His latest release from DP is a compilation of his older works called Kayden’s Yearbook, a variety of scenes starring Kayden Kross through her years as a contract performer for the company. The single disc release included three hours of material, much of it strokable with a great cast in the scenes, the emphasis advertised as focusing solely on Kayden Kross. The company website described the movie like this: “Kayden Kross, you know the name, its synonymous with pure sexual lust! She is one of the hottest stars in the biz and is sure to make you cum over and over again in this hot compilation of her best scenes through her career. Watch as Kayden has progressed over time with the camera, making you cum harder and harder like never before. She is blonde, hot and loves to fuck, what more can you ask for!!” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Deeper 9: Kayden Kross, Tommy Gunn: Kayden Kross, a major hotty with curves to match, was up next in something of a grudge fuck with muscular Tommy Gunn. They fought a little as he tried to get her pissed off, resulting in her slapping him while he scoffed. Tommy then dropped down to eat her out, the somewhat over the top panting by Kayden tempered by the way her body glistened with sweat (as though turned on). She gave him a hand assisted hummer and they ended up screwing on the shaggy carpet on the floor. He did most of the work at first but she was soon pumping herself a little as they bumped uglies; the beauty never living up to her potential but still looking good (fans will note that she sounded into it even if it took her too start actively riding his cock in her cookie). The camera work was even more devoted to close ups this time and the ending pop shot to her titties looked decent, even if I‘d have pulled back a little to see her in all her glory.
Scene Two: The Smiths: Kayden Kross, Manuel Ferrara: Kayden Kross, up a second time in a row, was thankfully paired up with the studliest of men in the business next, the grand poobah of porn, Manuel Ferrara. They were in bed and after a brief kiss, he sank his mouth completely around her pussy, working his tongue inside of her as she pawed at him. The vocals were again a bit over the top but she looked even better on all fours, tearing off his pants to suck him off after tasting the pre-ejaculate it offered. She took a lot more of him inside of her mouth too, a blessing, but still used her hand and his semi erect dick to limit what she would take. In any case, the 69 they worked into was pretty fun and despite whatever limits they provided, Kayden continued to look great as he nailed her, her puffy pussy not active but looking tasty. One of my pet peeves is a passive woman in bed, especially in porn and Manuel seemed really ready to get off quickly here, the couple aspect of the scene not working for my toy tester either. It suited her due to the way the couple seemed almost clumsy in bed and their frantic mannerisms but that was all, Kayden diddling herself some icing that I admit to liking even if the performance was flat. By the last few minutes, Kayden did come to life to actively ride, Manuel choking her increasing the degree of heat but only slightly. It ended when he tossed off a round of spunk to her face too, Kayden opening wide to receive his seed.
Scene Three: My Bosses Daughter: Kayden Kross, Scott Nails: The compilation wrongly identified Scott Nails as Manuel and the movie as “The Smiths” but otherwise... Kayden Kross, wearing a crop top and flowing skirt, was up next at the table with Scott Nails, the couple starting off with a kiss after she showed Kristina how much she enjoyed women too. Sadly, the scene was provided intermittently with the previous scene, something the director used to do at another company until a massive wave of people decried the practice and it largely stopped. Scott went down on her at the dining room table and she moaned a lot, not showing the same kind of enthusiasm but providing an equally satisfying hummer in return. Both of her hands wrapped around his shaft as she slobbed his knob, the two banging when he bent her over the table to give her a bone of his own. They continued for several more positions and she blew him to completion, the smile on her face being priceless enough even without her going back for another bout of boning, his stream of semen falling out of her mouth during the ending blowjob.
Scene Four: Jack’s POV 18: Kayden Kross, Scott Nails: Kayden Kross, resting in bed wearing PJ pants and a bra, was up next in a brick loft with wooden flkoors as Scott Nails eased on top of her to kiss her a bunch as she giggled. He wore red undies and snuck up on her as Kayden fussed, the man pulling off the covers while “Jack” did the talking. Her pants pulled down, he continued to molest her as she resisted, her erect nipples showing she was ready so Scott gobbled her gash, entering the picture again to lose the true POV nature of the show. She went to get a snack and he kept messing with her until she slobbed his knob, her determination to get some breakfast sausage admirable though she only sucked the top part, limited hand to gland friction included before he was licking her ass. The oral in the kitchen included some nut nuzzling and an edit point put them magically back in the bed, various vaginal positions of penetrative sex showing that she did much of the work, especially when she was on top of him doing cowgirl variations, though it was her oral that ultimately drained his dragon of sperm.
Scene Five: Love and Marriage: Kayden Kross, Manuel Ferrara: After Scott and Kayden get home they have a little dessert themselves. There's a little relationship talk that gives way to sex and the action here is rather explosive. While both performers do a fantastic job and there's a great deal of chemistry between them, Kayden steals the spotlight. She really, and I mean REALLY, gets into the sex here. Multiple times during this scene you see her quivering from orgasm and she's quite vocal about it, I assure you. What kind of relationship problems could these two possibly have? Oh, wait, Scott's a cheating son of a gun! That probably has something to do with it. (review by Harry Johnson)
Scene Six: Cooking With Kayden: Kayden Kross, Nacho Vidal: The compilation wrongly identified Nacho Vidal as Manuel but... Kayden Kross, dressed in her chef outfit, was up last with the infamous Nacho Vidal, his attire more revealing as they cooked some scallops together for a personal project (I don’t want to be a prick and spoil it for you like others tend to do). The culinary dish proving tasty, the couple celebrated their successful dish with some frisky sexual play, her sleek bikini soon tossed aside to allow Nacho access to her firm breasts and then her snatch (and ass). He moved around too much for the camera to get an optimal look at their warming up period, Kayden loudly appreciating all he did when he propped her up on the counter. She then knelt to savor his cock with some oiled up handjob action, her mouth taking as much of him inside her as she could (almost up to the balls). They vaginally fucked in a few passive positions, Kayden again getting loud as she rubbed herself while he planked her puffy pussy. There was taste testing and she showed a renewed sense of action at least once, Kayden opening her mouth wide for him to target with his ball batter.
Scene Seven: The Con Job: Kayden Kross, James Deen: Kayden Kross, next up with James Deen as she was shown in extreme close up sucking his dick, the soon turgid member brought to life with the hand assisted hummer. He diddled her shaven slit before boning her like he owned her, Kayden taking over to help stimulate the nearly bald beaver as they fucked on the stairs in the modest home. She was a mostly passive vaginal rider this time but scruffy, unshaven James did not care as she milked his balls dry of semen that he directed into her mouth for swallowing.
Scene Eight: Girl Squared: Kayden Kross, Bree Daniels: Kayden Kross, wearing a gray hoodie and white tank top, was up next pouncing on lovely young hotty Bree Daniels in bed, the missing context of the scene greatly weakening the effect. Kayden pawed Bree’s bosoms, the perky boobs responding as expected to oral and manual stimulation, Kayden licking her all over before Bree reeciprocated. The rug munching and light caresses by both were decent but the darker nature of the technical aspects of the scene until the very end did not help make it the best representative of Kayden’s work for the company, Bree fingering her just as hard as she was drilled befroe the scene simply cut out as they kissed, both of them spent.
Scene Nine: My Sisters Husband: Kayden Kross, Karlie Montana: Kayden Kross, the attractive blond on the front cover, and the amazingly hot Karlie Montana, a gal whose beautiful eyes and gloriously delicious ass stayed away from men on camera far too long, were up next on a large purple couch where they explored each other in a short lesbian tryst. Karlie had a wealth of pubic hair showing the carpet did not match the drapes and Kayden had a bald beaver, perhaps a few wisps of hair down there hidden by Karlie’s aggressive oral and tribbing. There was face sitting and a 69, the scene barely scratching the surface of how much I wanted to see them do though looking like they enjoyed themselves in the energetic scene.
Scene Ten: La Boutique: Kayden Kross, Mick Blue: The introductory sex scene in 'La Boutique' begins as Mick Blue decides to go into work a little later than usual, to get some solid alone time with his wife who is played by Kayden Kross. The sex is definitely a couples friendly encounter here, having some solid moments laced throughout, but overall pretty slow moving. (review by Bobby Blake)
An extra shot from "La Boutique"
Summary: Kayden’s Yearbook by director Robby D. for Digital Playground was a dedicated compilation of scenes focusing on attractive Kayden Kross 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, Kayden’s Yearbook was advertised as having a plethora of Kayden Kross scenes, for those that might have missed out as they were released so give it a look if this appeals to you, the vast bulk of her body of work performed under contract at Adam & Eve, Vivid and of course, Digital Playground. As a last note, the cast and movie credits were occasionally faulty as the movie played, each scene tentatively identified with title and who worked with Kayden, the final list at the end of the movie fixing most of them so in any case of conflict, use my listing or the one at the end of the flick.
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