Cast: Tomi Taylor, Manuel Ferrara, Lacey Channing, Elektra Rose, Kylie Nicole
Length: 188:56 minutes
Date of Production: 2015
Extras: The case had a slipcover, and there was a photogallery as well as trailers but that is all.
Audio/Video Quality: Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch was presented in widescreen as credited to director Kayden Kross for Airerose. The camera appeared to be placed on a tripod during the opening interviews for each scene, the framing fine as long as the ladies were not moving around, then during the very short tease sessions, music would play and the camera work was all over the map before thesex portion of a scene where Manuel would shot much of the footage in POV fashion or place the camera down on furniture like he does in his RAW series elsewhere. The editing needed more polish and I would have preferred a more polished look to the bulk of the camera work, the flesh tones were often accurate when the lighting was good but they did vary accordingly. The video bitrate varied quite a bit too, the show looking fine when I was capturing pictures on my computer but on the big screen, there were noticable compression artifacts on a regular basis. The resolution was the expected 720 by 480, enough light in most cases that when Kayden would zoom in during an interview, there was a lot of detail even if that was not the case during the sex. At least there was no company watermark. The audio was another matter altogether, the interviews and tease on opposing channels of the coded stereo mix (interview solely on the left channel then the music for the tease solely on the right, the sound coming from the right channel during the sex too, part of the DVD coded in LPCM and other parts in AC3, the standard 48 kHz sampling rate applied but generally weaker than average (I spot tested it using stereo headphones when my surround sound speakers scared me into thinking something was broken).
Body of Review: Kayden Kross is an attractive blond bombshell who made a name for herself as a performer under various contracts, the gal helping her husband on a few movies of late to pick up some directing tips. As such, her limited body of work behind the camera is tough to rate properly, the gal now trying to stand out by directing for Airerose. In her first movie for the company (noting the awards on the front cover were from other company efforts completely unrelated to this one), a new flick called Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch, Kayden presents four fairly new performers as they worked with Kayden’s husband Manuel Ferrara, a guy I frequently champion as the best male performer of anyone currently in the jizz biz. That fact alone already gave me hope over the scores of titles where corners were cut by using lesser male mopes, Manuel long established as bringing out the best in the ladies he works with. Newcomers tend to be weak performers most of the time though so even this upgrade was no guarantee of success but Kayden followed a common formula, each performer allowed some freedom to make it or break it on their own. As such, even though the interviews were incorporated into the scenes in a manner many of us critics dislike, preferring them separate in the extras section, I went into it with an open mind but not an empty head.
The company press release described the movie like this: “Nothing is quite as star-making as having your scene partner be Manuel Ferrara in a movie directed by his life partner, porn legend Kayden Kross. For four lucky girls, that big break is Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch, the nubile newcomer title shipping to retail today with an August 20 release date. “With these Casting Couch movies, I look for that little something that every girl has that she feels some passion for, and I try to capture that in the interview,” says Casting Couch director Kayden Kross. “I do always feel a little bad for the girls we shoot in theseCasting Couch titles, though. They don’t know that after a performer like Manuel, it’s all downhill from there.” “Our talent roster is laden with girls who started with us new, and ended up being stars,” says VP of Airerose Entertainment Adam H. “Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch is a highbrow approach to the porn casting couch scenario, and available to order now.” Kayden Kross’s Casting Couch is directed by Kayden Kross and features nubile newcomers Tomi Taylor, Elektra Rose, Lacy Channing, and Kylie Nicole in 4 stunning scenes with renowned male talent Manuel Ferrara. Kayden Kross’s Casting Couch is directed by Kayden Kross and set to release on August 20 from Airerose.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Tomi Taylor, the attractive young lady featured on the front cover, was up first seated on the gray couch as she was interviewed by Kayden, the IAFD listing her as having 14 credits so far. Tomi had a juicy ass and firm thighs, her boobs delightful to look at as well. After a few minutes of tease, she was shown already slobbing the knob of Manuel Ferrara in bed, no logical reason for the abrupt edit provided. She applied some hand to gland friction to his turgid pecker, fitting a surprising amount of his cock in her mouth as she continued pleasuring him. She nuzzled his nuts and looked directly at the camera regardless of who was holding it, her full service oral including some salad tossing and him choking her before Manuel got up to place the camera on the dresser in a wide shot as the pair vaginally fucked. He also gobbled her gash, her bald beaver more active in certain positions butthe lady enjoying his “big dick”, more POV shooting included, more oral, and some titty fucking making use of her bosoms as she drained his dragon of sperm, her sweaty body looking good before she knelt down to take the massive facial all over her face.
Scene Two: Lacey Channing, a short girl with pretty eyes from Orange County, was up next as she gave a sample of her singing abilities in what the IAFD lists as her 14th scene. The interview led to a short strip tease, her perky ass lifted high in the air with her head down on a large bed. Th etease transitioned to her blowing Manuel Ferrara in POV, her bright eyes looking at him adoringly even if her oral skills were limited to sucking the head while she beat his meat using her hand (two hands after he whispered his preference to her). The POV led to him setting down the camera in front of the bed (sounding like he did so on a tripod) with a wide shot before he ravaged her orally and using his hands to roam all over his body. She was fairly passive here, a common newcomer trait, as she received head from him and they boned vaginally, her ass spread wide to show she could push back onto his raging erection as her precious pucker winked at him, Manuel complimenting her as they screwed. He then picked up the camera for more POV antics but she continued to get more active at riding, her tight shaven snatch clenching tightly as she pumped increasingly rapidly on his boner. This milked his balls dry of semen, Lacey kneeling to get doused in his manly fluids all over her face and upper torso before it cut out.
Scene Three: Elektra Rose, a cutie that started out web camming before shooting porn, her 21 credited scenes at this writing (on the IAFD) contrasting to the “four months” she claimed she had ben in porn when this scene was shot. Elektra reportedly hails from New Hampshire, her previous job at CVS apparently not fulfilling but her shyness giving her a laughing nervousness for a 20 year old. She claimed to steal her name from a fellow high school friend of hers (who threatened to sue her) and having worked in a strip club as a stripper for a whole two days. Sporting an all natural body, she started on the gray couch too, the following striptease showing her peel off her polka dot skirt to reveal a string thong nestled deep inside her fleshy ass crack, the otherwise lean gal having some nice tits before she abruptly appeared in the bed between the legs of Manuel Ferrara. She blew him in POVwith good eye contact, sucking the head and licking his balls quickly before mounting him in cowgirl variations. She was a modestly active rider from the very beginning and Manuel soon set the camera down but picked it back up quickly, the gal looking a bit afraid as Manuel tore into her shaven snatch in missionary while she made faces. The camera went back and forth between the POV and steady picture, Elektra aggressively tossing his salad before the doggy and cowgirl led to more head and the gal kneeling to take his facial finish, some titty fucking with her D tits and ball sucking leading to hsi wild pop shot to her face.
Scene Four: Kylie Nicole, a 21 year old with varied colored hair from Orange County, was up last as she claimed her porn name was her “real” name, the gal in the porn industry for a few months as she shot her first 7 scenes. She wore a red plaid skirt and black top with pearls to look a bit higher class though her facial expressions reminded me of Jimmy Fallon when he was new to SNL some years back. Her nervous laughter and body language proved her newness too, her long legs and skinny body giving her a model look as well. The tease was in the living room as she bounced around the plusher gray couch than her interview couch, her black thong riding up her crotch though she looked extremely skinny when naked. The tease gave way to her peeling off the pants of Manuel Ferrara on the couch, licking his balls frist once she struggled with removing his jeans. This was done in POV as she tried blowing increasing amounts of his dick, her hand limiting how far she would try to go as he whispered encouraging comments to her. She peeled off her panties and lubed up her hands to jerk him off, then jumping on his cock to actively ride him vaginally. The cowgirl variations led to doggy on the couch, then to missionary, her pronounced tan line looking good untilt he focus started giving him trouble but he helped her kneel down to glaze her mug with his seed; Manuel really letting loose the juice.
Summary: Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch by director Kayden Kross for Airerose was a lot of fun and while Kayden did not join in during the trysts, there was ample reason to believe she would continue to grow as a force from behind the camera. I’d prefer longer tease sessions and better extras in the future but my concerns regarding the exclusive use of newcomers were allayed courtesy of Manuel in each scene, the movie meriting a solid rating of Recommended. In short, Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch showed that Kylie Nicole, Elektra Rose, Tomi Taylor, and Lacey Channing have a great deal of potential, none of them in more than a couple dozen releases at this writing so go check this one out.
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