Note: This title was released last year but had a disc manufacturing defect that rendered it unplayable. The company wisely pulled it from the market as they prepared this fixed version so hats off to them for doing the right thing and a big "go suck a dick" to anyone that reviewed it without mentioning the defect.
Cast: Olivia Taylor, Manuel Ferrara, Miranda Miller, Iris Rose, Elsa Jean
Length: 169:39 minutes
Date of Production: 2015
Extras: The case had a slipcover, and there was a 2:48 minute long photogallery as well as trailers but this time, the company included a bonus scene for Tomi Taylor’s 33:13 minute long scene described below in detail from Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch 1.
Audio/Video Quality: Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch 2 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 sounding weaker than average.
Body of Review: Kayden Kross is one of the latest performer turned directors in porn, her recent works at Airerose Entertainment garnering sufficient notice to keep her out of her husband’s way in his widely recognized gonzo efforts. In her latest movie for the company coming in for review, a title called Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch 2, Kayden presents four new performers as they worked with Kayden’s husband Manuel Ferrara, to see if they had what it took to score big in porn. The initial volume in the series showed ample promise and lots of room for improvement so I picked this one up in order to give fans a heads up if it merited your hard earned dough or not, the list of lovely young ladies including Olivia Taylor, Elsa Jean, Miranda Miller, and Iris Rose; none of them sporting over 20 credits on the infamous IAFD at this writing. Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Olivia Taylor, the wonderfully attractive young lady featured on the front cover, was up first with Manuel Ferrara, the director making it clear that Olivia was the first performer booked for the series while she was in her first week in porn. The all natural babe with the bald beaver has not been in any other scenes under this name that I am aware of, her interview with Kayden behind the camera as Olivia sat on a white couch wearing a bright orange “Wildcats” sport jersey and torn blue jean shorts, outlining some core basics of her biography for those who care. The formula of the series remained the same to have the interview followed by an all too brief tease where her clothing came off, the sex portion following with the couple kissing on the stated couch, no reboot as she remained naked. He gobbled her gash and she slobbed his knob, at least the head of his turgid pecker, some hand to gland friction included from her double handed meat beater though she applied a gentle caress. Her eye contact was fair here, her probing tongue licking his raging boner when they weren’t kissing again, a myriad of often active active vaginal riding positions showing her shaven slit impaling her on his rod. There was additional oral too, Olivia nuzzling his nuts before moving back to enjoy Manuel’s cock, her sweet ass rippling delightfully well as they bumped uglies. In the end, she knelt down to drain his dragon of sperm, his seed disappearing in her throat with a swallow and smile.
Scene Two: Miranda Miller, an appealing brunette from California, was up next with Manuel Ferrara, commenting during her interview that she had already done about 40 scenes at that point though the IAFD only shows a total of 16 released scenes even now, months later. She had been in porn for six months, having been attracted by her trip to the AEE convention back in January of 2015, Kayden ranting about porn politics as they bantered back and forth. I noticed the same set of academic books were behind her as with the other scenes (regardless of which couch they were on, as though they conveyed some subliminal message), the gal admitting her borthday was July 8, 1997. The darker couch looked comfortable, the gal’s tease from her colored shorts and blue crop top to her bright blue bikini undies looking starnge as the camera settings changed multiple times during the montage, the gal definitely having an unpolished strip act though I like3d her ass and erect nipples. When the lame music stopped, Miranda was naked and hovering over Manuel while she groped his bulge, stroking his cock before some fun POV oral, the lack of polish showing as she paid him a variety of compliments. He liked her playing with his balls and licking him, her eye contact good as she worked him over to his specifications, Miranda taking almost half his cock in her mouth though she admitted he was too big for her “little throat” even as she applied spit to lube him up. This led to him guiding her toward his taint to toss his salad, the POV not the best at showing how deep she went during the lengthy bout of head. She then eased onto his cock for some occasionally active vaginal riding, the camera showing both POV and some switching to a static shot from a distance, her comments about a drenched pussy proving accurate as her closely cropped snatch showed the signs of wetness and some very short wisps of pubic hair. They continued the oral and vaginal plowing until she was positioned kneeling before him, Manuel milking his balls dry of semen into her mouth as she swallowed to impress him, Miranda licking her fingers clean before she laughed at his ending joke.
Scene Three: Iris Rose, a cute bleach blond Texan with a juicy ass, pretty eyes, and a delightful sense of playfulness observed in a few of her existing 16 released movies (100% American Teen and Sexually Explicit 7 were a lot of fun), was up next with Manuel Ferrara, the man amounting to a huge upgrade in meat puppetry by all accounts. She wore a low cut white top and tight colorful shorts, the plush couch she sat on focusing most attention on her and not the same old books looking like they were being shit out of a rhino’s ass. Kayden thought she looked like a younger (and presumably hotter looking) version of Jane Krakowski, the blonde from mainstream “30 Rock” that ended its run several years ago; an apt comparison that she deserved full credit for. Iris showed some boob but the real tease came in with the forumulaic montage, her thong nestled deep in her delicious ass as she bent over and spread herself for the camera. Iris is a gal I admit to finding especially appealing die to her playful streak, the gal masturbating during the overly loud music until hooked up with Manuel on the couch, only her polka dotted shoes and panties remaining on as she crawled up between his legs to actively blow him, using her tongue as much as sucking since he was “so big” as she put it. She had excellent eye contact and even though she only sucked the head, she managed to impress him, Manuel leaving the camera in a static position to switch from POV to him reciprocating as she learned how good his oral could be. She also had a bald beaver and Manuel took his sweet time warming her up before slipping his turgid boner insider her snatch, Iris rocking to meet his thrusts in the multitude of vaginal penetrative positions, her most active riding done from her on top in cowgirl variations but her snatch so tight that it clenched his manhood to milk him. In the end, he nutted all over her mug, her mouth wide open though she closed her eyes, a good move on her part given the force of his stream glazing her from over her head to her boobs.
Scene Four: Elsa Jean, a cute bleach blond from Ohio with pretty eyes, was up last as she sat on the white couch in a loose pink top and tight jean shorts, Manuel Ferrara taking over to interview her as the couple had a playful exchange. She commented how tight her pussy was and he showed concern he might plaster her too soon, Elsa not missing a beat as she explained her career path and love of fun, claiming to be in her first month of porn having done about ten scenes. At this writing, she now has about 34 scenes and while she is far too lean for my tastes, she was definitely a cutie, her unpolished stripping act (despite having worked as a stripper) admittedly not the most polished act of the quartet, the music way too abrasive for her pacing suggesting the music must have been added in post production. She did sport some razor stuble and a few interesting tattoos, , her beef curtains protruding as she walked over to reclining Manuel on the white couch to peel his pants down to blow him. His pants looked older than she did, her delight at his uncircumsized boner moving into excitement as she sucked the head, Manuel pointing out it barely fit her mouth. His dick was about as thick as her arms sso they enjoyed a few laughs about that too, the oral followed by him setting the static camera up for a long shot of the couple vaginally fucking. She was passive at it, almost a given considering their relative sizes, her juices freely flowing as he diddled her while whispering softly to her but Elsa getting into the riding once she was suitably warmed up. She clearly liked him even if any chemistry between them was not a factor, Manuel dousing her with his manly fluids as she knelt before him to get a big load on her tongue, some post coital head impressing him as much as his wealth of goo seemed to.
Bonus Scene: Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch 1: Tomi Taylor, Manuel Ferrara: 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.
Summary: Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch 2 by director Kayden Kross for Airerose was fun and while Kayden again did not join in during the trysts, there was ample reason to believe she would continue to improve from behind the camera. I thought the movie earned a solid rating of Recommended for showcasing newcomers, warts and all. In short, Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch 2 showed that Olivia Taylor, Elsa Jean, Miranda Miller, and Iris Rose had some potential, none of them in more than a dozen or so releases at this writing so go check this one out.
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