Cast: Nicole Sheridan, Voodoo, Julie Meadows, Kurt Lockwood, Bella Starr, Sasha Monet, Julia Ann, Eric Masterson, Steven St. Croix
Non-sex by Mike Horner, Thomas Priest, Angela Davies
Length: 91 minutes
Date of Production: 7/30/2003
Extra's: The extras included a twenty-two and a half minute long All Access: Behind the Scenes feature, interviews with Julia Ann (2.5 minute), and Sasha Monet with Bella Starr (2.5 minutes), 3.5 minutes of Bloopers, a bunch of photogalleries, Star Stats, promotional reels, Free Speech Coalition commercial, DVD-ROM extras (company profile, casino game, award winners, desktop backgrounds and weblinks), trailers to movies such as Hercules, XXX Training and Sex & Romance, and a double sided DVD cover.
Audio/Video Quality: The picture was presented in non-anamorphic widescreen 1.85:1 ratio color, unlike most porno's made these days. The picture had grain and stylish effects deliberately added in for a certain erotic quality designed to appeal to someone out there (not me) but for the most part, even I enjoyed watching it. There were no compression artifacts and the video noise was minimal so that helped a bit. The audio was presented in the 5.1 Dolby Digital surround English that Wicked Pictures has been using for a while now, with the audio fairly solid, if limited in terms of separation between the channels. The vocals were clear and distinctive with the music typically appropriate for the scenes it accompanied.
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Body of Review: Julia Ann is one of the most attractive, and classy, gals in porn today. Starring in such movies as Hercules and Beautiful, the attractive blonde has often displayed a sense of presence that most of the flavor of the month types would never recognize, never mind have on their own. It's not just that she can act or that she's so good looking but the intangibles that make up someone with star quality. Apparently, uber director Michael Raven agrees with my assessment, having married the gal not long ago. In their latest collaborative effort, The Way You Kiss Me, she plays a high-priced call girl looking for love in the big city. The background premise, somewhat minimal in terms of a feature from Wicked Pictures, is that a number of people listen to a radio show hosted by Angela Davies, who attempts to get them all to enjoy their sexual identities. That said, here's a breakdown of the scenes by cast:
Scene One: Nicole, the blonde bombshell known far and wide for her passionate scenes, had just such a scene with her real life husband, Voodoo, on a couch. The two engaged in some heated foreplay before she orally warmed him (and the viewer) up, displaying why she's in such demand. Her playful attitude shined and he couldn't stand it any longer so he started boning her right then. They did several positions before he pulled out and blew his load all over her abdomen. Whew!
Scene Two: Julie, a gal that has been a favored performer by many in the jizz bizz until leaving VCA last year, showed her strawberry blondish hair and lean dancers physique as she took care of Kurt on a bed. Admittedly, I didn't like the blindingly bright light here, it was as if director Raven were trying to conceal something by pouring on the lighting, but the two seemed to enjoy the proceedings. They started with the foreplay and worked their way up to both doing some oral on one another before doing some passionate screwing. The scene lacked some quality of chemistry for me to thoroughly appreciate it but it was decent enough to check out.
Scene Three: Bella, a blonde hotty with sweet curves, and Sasha, a redhead with an ample sample, had a lesbian scene on a couch together. The scene started off slowly and worked its way into some real heat as the two savored the moments spent together. Unlike far too many lesbian scenes at other companies, they didn't feel the need to find the largest toys in the world to jam into one another and the chemistry between these two seemed real. Yum!
Scene Four: Julia, a classy looking blonde that has driven men wild for years, took care of Eric on a bed. Her oral to him was pleasant enough and no one in their right mind would question her skill with a penis in her mouth but I had hoped for a full scene between them. She used her eye contact, hand and tongue to coax a big load out of him and as limited as it was, it was fun to watch.
Scene Five: Julia, in a full scene this time, took some time to get to know Steven's character on a bed by talking before they erotically kissed. I liked the premise because as much porn as I see, foreplay and slowly built up heat tend to make it more interesting for me to watch. There was no rush, no circus act sex, and the chemistry was evident as she teased him a bit and essentially made love to his body. The oral pleasure each gave the other was solid but so to was the vaginal sex where he didn't seem to be trying to impale her to death. It ended when he jerked off onto her stomach and they kissed afterward.
Summary: I'm going to rate this one as Recommended since I liked the cast and found most of the scenes to have some solid replay value. It didn't hurt that the extras were good and the overall quality of the show so high even if I would've preferred less artistic playfulness with the picture and sound. Julia Ann, Nicole Sheridan, and the other gals were all worth watching and fans will get an eyeful to be sure. That there was some effort to provide chemistry between the performers was just icing on the cake.
Note: You can see recent candid shots of several of these performers by visiting: My Photo's and read about their antics at 2004 AEE Show.
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