Cast: Sasha Grey, Scott Nails, Jerry, James Deen, Ben English, Shay Jordan, Tony De Sergio, Stoya, Tommy Gunn, Marcos Banderas, Ethan Hunt, Chris Charming, Mr. Pete, Scott Lyons, Mick Blue
Length: 210:12 minutes
Date of Production: 4/27/2015
Extras: There were some trailers to newer releases, some spam, and a short photogallery but that was all.
Audio/Video Quality: The Best of Sasha Grey 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. was 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. The latest compilation of his scenes for the company is called The Best of Sasha Grey, a variety of scenes starring Sasha Grey through her years as a frequent performer for the company. The single disc release included a couple hours of material, much of it at least slightly strokable with a great cast in the scenes, the emphasis advertised as focusing solely on Sasha Grey, a fair number of them decent enough to remind me how frequently she worked for them, almost to the point of being a de facto contract starlet of sorts. The company website described the movie like this: “Sasha Grey is one of the most recognizable and sought after porn stars in the biz today. She is the epitome of dark sexual desire and she always brings this out in all of her scenes. Her love for sex is transmitted to all with her deep pleasures in a variety of scenarios. She does not hesitate to bring out her sexuality to the camera and this is evident in her scenes in this must have DVD encapsulating Sasha Grey as one of the best stars ever to grace the camera!!” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Control 4: Sasha Grey, Scott Nails, Jerry: Sasha Grey, another all natural cutie, wore a metallic mask and collar as she knelt down to service Jerry and Scott Nails in the living room. She alternated between them orally, jerking one off while blowing the other, letting the slobber freely flow from her mouth as a result. As time flew by (it was already 47 minutes into the movie), Scott took the initiative to "fuck that tight little cunt" (her words) as she continued her oral assault on Jerry. The mask was taken off and she got even more into the action, an effect of Scott's work with other ladies as well. I wasn't expecting as much enthusiasm as Brianna showed but she sure made a valiant attempt at providing it, possessing a bit less skill but certainly the right attitude to prove her many fans comments about her being a star in the making. Let's face it; most people I've discussed it with, prefer raw energy and passion over technical skill, though she had a fair mix of all of those factors. She was too passive during the anal but her vocals and physiological responses to the sex acts were largely off the hook, with a short DP, ATM, and PTM as just a few of the acronyms on display here. She swallowed their loads and it was nearly as good as the first scene of the flick.
Scene Two: My First Porn 7: Sasha Grey, James Deen: Sasha Grey, a hot looking "fuck junkie" that has generated a lot of industry buzz, was up next as she described her reason for getting into porn before James "Alt-Boy" Deen; admitting that everyone hates him, joined her on the couch. There was a surprise cameo by creative genius type Nick P. as he apparently took over the filming of the scene (per the ending credits); showing the couple going right into a sloppy hummer and vaginal penetration as she sought to win an award. The performance aspect of the scene was part of the humor involved in the concept with him choking her as she repetitively screamed out generic comments about pounding her pussy. She treated him like a prop and always looked at the camera, dispelling any notion that she was into the action (again, on purpose in a scripted manner) even when they switched to anal. It actually looked different than Robby's style of direction so even if the humor factor wasn't staged, it was interesting to watch (though somewhat over the top, I can see why she has a loyal and rapidly growing following). The ending facial was decent and while I don't think it'll win any awards, the scene showed that Nick might want to take a shot at directing his own flicks from time to time.
Scene Three: Sexual Freak 3: Sasha Grey, Ben English: Sascha Grey, one of the cutest brunettes new to porn for those who like the skinny gal type, was up next as she continually bugged Ben English as he readied for a business trip that did not include her on the agenda. Her girlish demeanor did not impress him but she wanted him to give her one for the road so he throat fucked her (the music track was less offensive here and showed a lot more separation then average but I still didn't like it much). Her oral skills were pretty solid though so I can see what the buzz concerning her is about. He ordered her to undress him, keeping his pants tidy as she stripped down to climb on board his rod. He's not the largest guy in porn but she's so small that he looked huge as he hammered her pussy, doing some PTM to make further penetration easier. She actually took him in her ass easier though to be fair, he wasn't going balls deep either. During the anal, she was at her most vocal with dirty talk, elevating the heat of the scene (especially for those who like the gal to call the guy daddy). The large load went to her face, suiting her need for seed just fine.
Scene Four: Shay Jordan: Video Nasty 2: Sasha Grey, Shay Jordan, Tony De Sergio: Shay Jordan, the hotty featured on the front cover in the metallic blue bikini, was up first wearing it in a scene with lingerie clad performer of the year Sasha Grey (as seen on the lower right hand corner of the cover), and Tony DeSergio in the bedroom. Shay really wanted to fuck Sascha and Tony was quite content with either one of them, hitting the jackpot by getting each of them in on his act. Shay practically attacker her prey and Tony joined in as the couple savored some quality time with Sasha including some fine oral work and vaginal penetration. The ladies double teamed his cock and they did not get nearly enough time to eat each other out but the flip side was how actively Shay was riding Tony’s dick as Sasha played with her breasts. There was some light choking and Sasha was uncommonly passive during the sweaty fucking but Shay seemed more driven during the PTM/PTOGM so her fans will adore the scene even without regard for the way they cumswapped the load of population pudding (no swallowing though).
Scene Five: Stoya Sexy Hot: Sasha Grey, Stoya, Tommy Gunn: Stoya, this time in her cover outfit with Sasha Grey (on the left hand part of the duo there), ended the movie with some lesbian action and a tryst with studly Tommy Gunn. The ladies looked natural on the couch as they poked, prodded, kissed, rubbed, and diddled one another soundly; the erotic nature of the scene changing when he entered the picture. The neon pink fishnets and whispered comments, the pubes Sasha sported and the breathless pants were all charged as far as I was concerned. The use of toys even helped ready them for his cock, some choking with his belt and spanking elevating the dynamic a bit during the hummer. Then came the active vaginal screwing as he took turns with them, the taste testing and minor foot fetish action added to diversify the fun. The end came too soon though as he rubbed out a load of semen to their faces for sharing, the cumswapping a bit nasty but heated too.
Scene Six: Control 7: Sasha Grey, Marcos Banderas, Jerry: Like many of the scenes in this compilation, the action was already underway when Sasha Grey, clad in skin tight light blue PVC, knelt to slob the knobs of Jerry and Marco Banderas, the men wearing masks as she plied her trade of throating them on the wooden floor. The camera work included a fair amount of POV from a third person’s point of view, Sasha looking at the camera more than her partners as she aggressively inhaled their modest members. There was hand to gland friction and nut nuzzling included here as well, the guys diddling her snatch and gobbling her gash before they started pounding her welcoming pussy, the gal blowing one while the other drilled her. While Sasha was never exactly known for enthusiasm, she did manage to show some energy here as she continually went back for more, the gal donning the rabbit mask as the guys beat off onto her chest as she drained their dragons of sperm, their balls milked dry though the scene was also cut short by an edit as well.
Scene Seven: Teen America 22: Sasha Grey, Ethan Hunt: Sasha Grey, the skinny brunette with pale skin on the left hand side of the cover, was up last as she was ambushed at her valet job by Jim (not Ethan as the ending credits suggested) and Jack. The interview began until she provided some public nudity beside one of the cars. I liked her ass as much as Ethan Hunt seemed to, the man going to his car to be surprised by the situation. Ethan played with her ass a little and she gave him some head between the cars, her interracial abilities again suitable to the task at hand. They didn't want to get caught though so they went inside the hotel, using the service elevator as a platform to continue the oral as well as some hardcore fucking. Ethan did give her some licking too but it was minimal as he wanted to plow her fertile fields, the couple getting sweaty as they had vaginal sex while Sasha spewed forth a lot of dirty talk. She did some taste testing (PTM) and they repeatedly fucked in slightly different positions, Sasha earning extra points for jerking him off to her mouth and swallowing the proceeds.
Scene Eight: Filth Cums First 2: Sasha Grey, Tommy Gunn: Sasha Grey, a skinny brunette with a beautiful face, was up next as she taunted muscular stud Tommy Gunn in the bedroom. He wanted to enjoy her body and she wanted to go to a function, the result being a compromise where she played dead to serve as his fuck toy. In all, I know a lot of guys that would appreciate this opportunity and Tommy was certainly one of them as he savored her wares very slowly. She was too thin for my tastes but he played with her feet a little, her ass, and moved his way up to her hairy bush; Sasha eventually assisting him in lining up his penis to her snatch. Her erect nipples spoke volumes as to her desire for his cock, getting her hand around it almost impossible due to the size difference but still managing to jerk him off a little. The look on her face when her back was turned showed that she was getting off too but not caring for the gimmick itself, this was another scene that left me less than enthusiastic, his using her mouth and pussy as a socket falling short of what works for me. The passive-gal scene finished with him rubbing out the facial and her laughing; this kind of thing on my short list with slow motion for things I hate in porn.
Scene Nine: Filth Cums First 3: Sasha Grey, Chris Charming, Mr. Pete, Scott Lyons, Jerry: Sasha Grey, another well known oralist in the porn world, was up next as she suck started the cocks of Mr. Pete, Chris Charming, Scotty Lyons, and Jerry, in the living room after giving the intrusive camera some sweet footage of her body. Her neon pink shorts crept up her cameltoe and ass really well before she eased them down; Melanie's make up job really promoting the slutty attitude of the gal into the extreme. Foot fetish fans will like this scene even more than the last one since she made it a point of giving a lot of attention to her smelly feet but at least initially, she was slobbing on knobs with a sense of abandon; sucking one guy off while jerking off the others really hard. Chris had the largest penis but lacked the timing to make best use of it and the other guys seemed more into fucking her feet than mouth, but I admit to being surprised when she did not allow for penetration of her pussy and ass (this has been a trend for the oralist now). The guys gave the messy gal a lot to think about too, releasing loads onto her face after her own saliva messed up her make up, but she played with the semen more than swallowed it so your mileage may vary (but as a blowbang, it was superior).
Scene Ten: Love and Other Mishaps: Sasha Grey, Mick Blue: Sasha Grey, a brunette ice princess known for her single bout of mainstream success as much as her sum total of work in porn, was up next in bed with studly Mick Blue, her sheer white top showing off her tiny tits and gray patterned skirt hardly covering her sweet little ass before she jumped him. She aggressively slobbed his knob and tossed her leg over his head to straddle him in a 69, her energy levels standing above her peers in the flick even if her enthusiasm seemed mechanical. The camera rarely moved and the scene seemed cold due to the lighting, Sasha getting as well as she received except there was no camera to catch Mick's work this time. When it came to the vaginal screwing though, she seemed extremely passive, ruining an otherwise solid start until she went back to blowing him (no wonder why he choked her). She did show some energy one time here but soon stopped, preferring to do more oral that ultimately ended when he tossed off a load of population pudding to her mouth but she did not swallow it despite what you may have heard.
Summary: The Best of Sasha Grey by director Robby D. for Digital Playground was a dedicated compilation of scenes focusing on attractive Sasha Grey who left porn awhile back and provided some appealing scenes for the company over the years. I rated the compilation from the company archives as a very solid Rent It, nowhere on the cover or in the advertising did the product provide a list of scenes until you’re watching it (making it tough to know if you already have a scene) and most of the scenes seemed edited. In short, The Best of Sasha Grey was a nice introduction to seeing the work of Sasha Grey for the company but go buy the original releases if you want the best possible versions so check it out if interested.
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