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Raw 23

Studio: Evil Angel » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 9/12/15

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended


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Raw 23

Evil Angel/Manuel Ferrara Productions

Genre: Gonzo

Director: Manuel Ferrara


Cast: Megan Rain, Manuel Ferrara, Ryan Connor, Kendall Karson, Kayden Kross (BJ Only)

Length: 203:46 minutes

Date of Production: 2015


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Extras: The extras included trailers, a helpful cast list, some filmographies, websites, and a pop shot recap.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: Raw 23 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 recently released single disc Raw 23, 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, Megan Rain, to comeback queen Ryan Connor, always sexy Kayden Kross, and curvy babe Kendall Karson; I was really looking forward to this one. The biggest issue I had with the show was how Kayden only did a BJ only scene, that was what the front cover meant by calling it a “unique new scene”.

The company website described the show like this: “French-American porn legend Manuel Ferrara gives us a revealing look behind the porn curtain in “Raw 23,” the latest installment in his ongoing documentation of real-life private dates with beautiful, uninhibitedly lustful female performers. These intimate encounters are unscripted and presented with hardly any editing wizardry that might disturb the erotic verité of the moment. Adorable, petite teen Megan Rain meets Manuel at his hotel; eagerly she blows his massive schlong and guides his huge shaft into her tiny asshole before receiving a messy semen facial. Thick, busty, big-assed swinger Ryan Conner returns for an afternoon of queen-sized passion, getting her huge ass well fucked. Ryan eagerly milks Manuel’s creamy cum into her mouth. Gorgeous, leggy brunette Kendall Karson and her brand-new pair of huge knockers pay a visit to Manuel’s place. Kendall worships his giant cock and balls, even rimming his anus. Slender, stacked beauty Kayden Kross sucks on her hookah — and partner Manuel’s uncut prick — in a casual, POV-style romp that shows porn stars being themselves.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:



Scene One: Megan Rain, the sexy brunette newcomer featured on the entire left side of the front cover, was up first with Manuel Ferrara, the popular male stoked that she was visiting him. She was playful, had pretty eyes, and wore tight blue jeans with her colorful tank top as she stretched out on the bed, Manuel sporting a huge boner in his pants while calling it his “cell phone”, Megan looking ready to make a long distance call as a result. It was a few days before her 19th birthday (in June) and after establishing his long career, she took to slobbing his knob like a champion, calling it “the fattest cock ever” as the turgid erection caused her eyes to light up like it was Christmas. Her all natural tits came out and he started diddling her pussy to make it wet, Manuel pulling her thong up her sweet ass before setting the camera down to enjoy her company to the fullest. He warmed her up orally, gobbling her gash and savoring her boobs before diving into her wet pussy while kissing her, the gal blowing him some more before actively riding him vaginally with her bald beaver in an enthusiastic manner. Before long he was porking her perfect pucker, Megan taking some time to get used to him stretching her ass wide with his pecker, more oral and a myriad of positions showing some chemistry between them as the gal maintained good eye contact. Manuel did pick the camera back up for the true POV camera work his fans appreciate so much, Megan kneeling down to blow him and nuzzle his nuts before she drained his dragon of sperm for the major wave of manly fluids he gave her. She swallowed most of it and continued to provide post coital head in what she called an “amazing” experience. The company website described the scene like this: “When gorgeous, petite teen Megan Rain arrives at porn stud Manuel Ferrara's hotel, the adorable slut has only one thing on her mind -- the older man's enormous, uncircumcised cock! Megan sprawls on the bed and takes Manuel's fat schlong into her mouth. He eats the brunette doll's sweet pussy, then gives her an intense fucking in every position. Megan guides the director's huge shaft into her tiny asshole and takes an anal ride to a cum-splattering climax... all over her pretty face.”



Scene Two: Ryan Connor, a wonderfully curvy blond bombshell not seen on the cover, was up next in the latest scene of her comeback tour, the tattooed amazon enjoying her time with Manuel Ferrara. She wore a white fishnet body stocking under her tank top and colorful skirt, her oral skills as she knelt before him driving him crazy very quickly. Her hand to gland friction was solid and her immediately checked out her glorious ass when she stood up, a large opening allowing him access to start fucking her in the standing doggy as her respiration rate increased and she diddled herself. As he boned her snatch, his thumb found its way into her ass, Ryan enjoying the feeling as Manuel took a moment to set the camera down to show them both going at it actively, the man getting rough with her as she encouraged before moving from the living room to the large bed. He set the camera down and came up behind her to eat her pussy and ass, her wonderfully juicy ass cheeks engulfing his whole face as she moaned believably well. She then took off her red stripper shoes and most the rest of her attire, Ryan taking some time to power suck him and stroke his cock with a lengthy trip to toss his salad as well. She was an active rider and he got her soaking wet using his hand on her pussy, the bulk of footage shot by the stationary camera set on a wide shot. He then tapped her ass hard in doggy, her cheeks rippling in sexy manner, more salad tossing leading to her mounting his face and then doing some 69, the two showing a lot of chemistry even before she used both hands during her handjob and blowjob to milk his balls dry of semen, Manuel exploding in her mouth as she licked up each drop, Hannah the dog asleep on the nearby floor as Ryan continued jerking him off and blowing him. The company website described the scene like this: “Thick, busty, big-assed swinger Ryan Conner is back in action! The legendary blonde bombshell meets director Manuel Ferrara for a private date, and she wastes no time getting familiar with the horny stud's massive cock. Ryan kneels and worships his enormous, uncut shaft, then enjoys a standing, doggie-style fuck. The curvaceous, tattooed tart rims Manuel's hairy bunghole and passionately rides him. She gets her huge ass well fucked! Ryan eagerly milks her man's creamy load into her mouth.”



Scene Three: Kendall Karson, the gorgeous curvy brunette featured on the lower right corner of the front cover, was up next sporting a bald beaver, Manuel Ferrara extremely happy that she was back in the jizz biz and ready to enjoy her upgraded implants. To say Kendall was adorable would be an understatement, Manuel having painters working on his place but the gal fine with them watching. She led him from the living room to the bedroom, the hotty naked except for her shoes as she showed her cookie and generous ass, shaking her cheeks which drove him crazy with desire. He spanked her and she asked him to do it harder, her ripe rump very tight as he set the camera down and jumped in bed with her. They made out like long lost lovers, caressing each other and acting like they both wanted it to last a very long time, the two actively fucking before they took a break for her to rim him and blow him, the babe passionate about pucker as she went to town eating his ass. Her seductive hummer than took center stage, the hand assisted blowjob showing her superior eye contact, before they fucked like teenagers on prom night, the gal not letting up at all as she impaled herself on his boner. He nutted on her face as she tried to lick up every drop, the post coital head ending to show her makeup all smeared (though she did not care one bit). The company website described the scene like this: “Gorgeous, leggy brunette Kendall Karson has returned, sporting a new pair of huge, round boobs! This sexy bombshell meets director Manuel Ferrara for an intimate private date; he shoots the action as they make out on his bed. Kendall eagerly slurps his giant cock and balls, and she lewdly tongues his bunghole. She rides his fat, uncut shaft and squeezes it between her big knockers ... before getting her pretty face splattered with a hot, messy load of creamy cum.”



Scene Four: Kayden Kross, the ever attractive busty blond seen on the upper right corner of the front cover, was up last in a fairly short blowjob only scene, the gal enjoying her hookah pipe and blowing smoke on the bed as she teased husband Manuel Ferrara. Her pregnancy earlier in the year caused her bosoms to swell even larger so she made effective use of them, the resulting titty fuck and blowjob down very nicely with the kind of energy and chemistry one would expect of two happily married performers. While she gave glimpses of her few wisps of pubic hair and diddled herself, she kept her panties on and removed her top during the scene, her stoned look making her somehow more appealing before she finished him off, his wealth of manly juices swallowed or landing on her mug to close out a very heated movie. The company website described the scene like this: “Slender, stacked blonde beauty Kayden Kross sucks on a hookah while straddling director/partner Manuel Ferrara and toying with his huge, uncut cock. They have an intimate conversation while Kayden pleases his throbbing dick, sensuously sucking POV-style and even rimming Manuel's hairy bunghole. She squeezes his fat shaft between her giant titties and masturbates while smoking and idly slurping on her man's massive boner. Finally, Kayden sucks out a tasty load of gooey semen.”

Summary: Raw 23 by director Manuel Ferrara for Evil Angel had lots 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 exhibited by 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 Megan Rain but Ryan Connor continues to revive her career in splendid fashion, Kendall Karson was powerfully appealing, and Manuel’s wife Kayden Kross continued to show her high levels of chemistry with him although she only blew him; all showed their sexual chops just fine to earn the superior rating. In short then, Raw 23, 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.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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