Cast: Shay Jordan, Scott Nails, Marco Banderas, Jesse Jane, Tommy Gunn, Sasha Grey, Tony De Sergio, Jana Cova, Rico Strong, Eva Angelina
Length: 198:14 minutes
Date of Production: 8/8/2015
Extras: There was a short photogallery and web access but that was all.
Audio/Video Quality: Shay’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.
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 Shay’s Yearbook, a variety of scenes starring Shay Jordan through her years as a contract performer for the company. The single disc release included eleven scenes, much of it strokable with a great cast in the scenes, the emphasis advertised as focusing solely on Shay Jordan. 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: Shay Jordan, Scott Nails: Shay Jordan, clearly one of the hottest gals in porn these days and the looker of the cast, was up last as she slowly disrobed before the camera to reveal why Digital Playground is going to invest some serious resources into her career. Beauty in porn alone won't cut it but her natural charm and coy playfulness suited her well here; working predatory Scott Nails up really quickly as she knelt before her in handcuffs. The role reversal aspects aside, she was in her zone as he went down on her like he'd have done it for free (or even paid for the privilege) and she appeared to enjoy the oral attention her gave her. Her bucking hips and sweaty brow proved further evidence that she was getting off (along with the rapid breathing, nipple erections, and flushed skin), especially as he sucked her ass while she bent over the black leather couch. The true test of the scene was how well she sucked his cock and fucked him though and having seen her work in Teagan: Sexual Freak 2 with Scott, I knew this would be a winner too. While she wasn't the kind of cocksucker that could deepthroat him, she worked the end with her mouth and the shaft with her hand to provide a very warm performance. Her active riding style was very passionate and if she can continue to provide this kind of ride with others in the industry, her success is secure for years to come. She has some rough edges to work on (I hope she learns the wonders of dirty talk for example) but she doesn't shy away from facials and her enthusiasm is infectious, elevating the replay value of her scenes a lot.
Scene Two: Shay: Sexual Freak 3: Shay Jordan, Marco Banderas: Shay Jordan, looking awesome again as she captured Marco Banderas/Duato in his bathroom. The dynamic was a gal wanting his meat after watching him as her neighbor for years doing other women but leaving her alone. She removed his wrist restraints to allow him better access to her body; a charge he took seriously as pulled down her old fashioned panties and started tonguing her ass while she bent over. She then rolled over to make sure he had proper access to her pussy, resulting in her giving him some head too. Sadly, she didn't blow him long enough before he started drilling her but the good news was that she was actively pumping back on his dick this time, still getting sweaty but participating as though she liked it. The cowgirl was even better though this was another area truncated rather then stretched out as I would have liked to see. I long for the day when she hits on all cylinders with a guy and Robby lets her go crazy for as long as she can stand. The pop shot to her face was small but it was a nice way to end the show.
Scene Three: Shay: All American Girl: Shay Jordan, Marco Banderas: Shay Jordan, up last as a race car groupie, was shown with a variety of outfits on her that barely qualified as outfits by the brick wall and Dodge Charger(?) she was up against. Her partner was Marco Banderas/Duato and in no time at all she was sucking his pipe as though she were on the bonus plan. He felt her ass as she worked his rod over, the gal showing her fine talents one last time before the close of the flick. Marco gave her a licking too, eating her out before they screwed on the car, the gal overacting a bit to compensate for the lack of vocals by the looks of it. The scene ended with a facial and was her weakest of the movie, even though I was given the impression that they were into one another.
Scene Four: Jesse Jane: Scream: Shay Jordan, Jesse Jane, Tommy Gunn: Shay Jordan, the exotic contract gal that has been turning many heads her way of late, was up next with giddy Jesse Jane as the two found the frightful house enough to overload their common sense. They soon found studly Tommy Gunn as the guy behind the noises that scared them so, the scene moving into sex play mode right away after that. Jesse took to blowing him while Shay sat on his face, both gals lost in the heat of the moment until they shared him orally. Jesse was first to ride and she did so really well with Shay assisting a little; the gals swapping places to make sure Shay wasn’t shortchanged too. Jesse dominated most aspects of the scene but it was a little uneven in how it was edited & shot to promote her over her peer too. Shay seemed like she had to up her game a little to keep up and that was a good thing but I’d rather have seen her do so with Tommy by herself. The sex ended when Tommy rubbed out a load to Shay’s mouth, the gal cumswapping with Jesse in a messy manner but no swallowing seemed to take place. It was a good closing scene overall though and fans of both gals will appreciate it.
Scene Five: Shay: Video Nasty: Shay Jordan, Sasha Grey, 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 Six: Jana Cova: Video Nasty: Shay Jordan, Jana Cova: Jana Cova, the beautiful blond featured on the front cover, and Shay Jordan, the exotic hotty seen in her lap there, were up first as Shay pointed out to Jana that: “A Plastic dick can’t cum…But I can”, as she joined the babe on the bed for some heated lesbian action. Toy handcuffs locked securely in place, Shay tried to dominate Jana, but both of them seemed to provide equal footage as they ate each other out and used toys to enhance the moment. The flimsy outfits and garish make up aside, I found both gals to be having a whole lot of fun together using a double headed dildo; moaning all the while (a bit over the top at that though). Still, fans of either gal should be happy at the outcome thanks to the energy and chemistry they displayed.
Scene Seven: Leather & Lace: Shay Jordan, Rico Strong: Shay Jordan, still on the move as she sought out Rico Strong, showed her limited acting skills as she engaged in some nonsensical dialogue with the guy, the two kissing as they tried to figure out where their relationship stood. He stripped her clothes off and ate her from behind, Shay getting very sweaty as he did so. Shay blew him and they vaginally fucked, Rico choking her before continuing to pound away on her biscuit, draining his nuts dry on her mouth just before the credits rolled.
Scene Eight: Jack’s Asian Adventure 3: Shay Jordan, Scott Nails: Shay Jordan, the brunette featured on the front cover (on the lower half), was up next as she made the director and Scott Nails wait for her to take a bath before going shopping. While Shay left the company some months ago, they probably have enough scenes of hers stored away that she'll be seen for years (much like Jana Cova) and seeing her bathing in the large tub was fun. She demanded they leave but they stayed anyway, Scott climbing in when ordered to by Jack, Shay's protestations forgotten when it was found out that her maintenance man was still in the closet (Brah Bones?). They felt each other up and she blew him aggressively, using her hand to gland action while slobbing his knob. He briefly ate her out too, a mostly passive vaginal ride causing Shay to scream out loud in her least believable scene to date. They moved around to continue the fucking, Shay seeming to finally hit her sweet spot just after Scott unleashed his seed on her abdomen but kept hammering away at her pussy.
Scene Nine: Shay: Juice: Shay Jordan, Eva Angelina, Marco Banderas: Shay Jordan, Eva Angelina, and studly Marco Banderas were up next in bed as the ladies woke him from his state of slumber. The gals wanted to play a game with him, using his chest as a canvass for their icing. Eva seemed to be in charge of the moment but Shay was not relegated to the sidelines, the decorated Marco wanting very much to end his career as a cake and begin the next chapter as a fucking machine. The ladies stripped him, jerked him off, blew him, and made a huge mess of the place but in terms of fun factor fantasy work, it was actually really hot. He joined in by providing the rock hard cock and the lengthy scene insured I would be able to revisit the flick that had already proven itself but now given more substantial "legs" for replay value. Muliti-op Marco did his trick here too, giving Shay's hairy bush a coating and then back to boning Shay in this tag team approach, the gals bent over on the bed looking most fetching as far as I was concerned. The final load went to Eva's mouth for sharing with Shay, the gal playfully using her hands and mouth to get some of the juice.
Scene Ten: Throb POV 3: Shay Jordan, Scott Nails: Shay Jordan, the exotic hotty featured on the front DVD cover, was up next as Robby put his best scam moves on her in the living room; acting like he owned her. Her see through top and tight jeans looked good on her (as would a burlap sack) but she took some time posing and stripping them off to enhance the effect of the sexual tension too. Her little patch of pubic hair beckoned as dental floss to me but once naked she was led around on a leash, immediately after he gave her a studded collar to wear. Scott Nails took over pawing her in Robby’s name, the lack of freckles and the tribal tattoos being the usual giveaway. Shay wanted “a huge cock” so it was good that Scott was around instead of just Robby (or me) and she started calling him “daddy” as she played with it. This was another case of Shay playfully easing into the oral, slowly building up the heat as she concentrated on his dick in her mouth. It was best when she also cradled it between her breasts as she sucked but the trick with her hair worked for me as well. She then turned away from him and impaled herself on the cock as she has never done before; rapidly bouncing on the dick as she got off (seemingly for real too). I like gals that actively ride and get into the action so this was what amounts to a breakthrough scene for Shay and I hope a sign of things to come. Not all positions fared as well but this marked change in her behavior was quite welcome, placing her scenes much higher up my “must watch” list beside the other contract performers at the company. After a few laughs, Scott jerked off his wad to her face, a much larger load this time that led to her providing some enthusiastic post coital sucking.
Scene Eleven: Jack’s Asian Adventure 4: Shay Jordan, Marco Banderas: Shay Jordan, the attractive former contract gal featured on the center of the front cover, was up last as she answered the door to remember she had an appointment to show Jack around Chinatown. She wanted a rain check but it was clear something was up, Marco Banderas hiding under the couch. The scene was advertised as one of her newest but it seemed like it was shot awhile ago, Marco soon pawing her all over as they kissed. She gave him a short but messy hummer and he reciprocated in kind, Shay far more active when she was on top of his lap. There were not many positions and it ended when he tossed off a wad of spunk to her face, Shay looking up at him as if into the moment.
Summary: Shay’s Yearbook by director Robby D. for Digital Playground was a dedicated compilation of scenes focusing on attractive Shay Jordan 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, Shay’s Yearbook was advertised as having a plethora of Shay Jordan 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 Digital Playground.
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