Cover girl Wanda Curtis might be the most obvious attraction in
this edition of Pierre Woodman's interview and audition series,
but dig deeper for some fascinating features and perhaps the most
heart-breaking of Woodman's always controversial initiations…
First for shaving is an attractive Russian blonde, who gives her
name as Elena, interviewed in the astonishingly far-flung location
of Vladivostok! This 25-year-old is disenchanted with her modelling
school, as it promises much but delivers little, so she is keen
to try out porn but is worried that she isn't up to the task. I
think the highly expressive young lady is telling a few porky pies
here amid some quite extraordinary comments. She's got so much to
say for herself, it's quite an effort for Pierre to actually get
her to strip off and pose as required, which she does with some
assistance from Tania. Her slim form is shown off in a photo shoot
with three guys - it's standard coverage of the posing for the usual
oral, anal, DPs and come shots, but the lively lass seems to have
a fun time, judging by all the laughs.
Interview: Vladivostok, March 1997. Photo shoot: Sex 11
AKA Aniko, this lovely brunette student is fondly remembered in
these parts (no pun intended) for some scenes for Christoph and
Rocco where she performed with a real twinkle in her eye, the kind
of saucy sparkle that's seen here when she reveals her fantasy is
to be with five guys, because the number brings her good luck! That's
one way of thinking about it, I guess. She looks great even with
little make up, and readily strips off to show her super figure.
Unfortunately the two scenes chosen to illustrate her performances
for Private do her little justice, being little more than brief,
edited highlights of a typically vacuous Adamo scenario, and a better
horny nun number from Tanya Hyde. Anal, DP and facials feature but
blink and you'll miss 'em.
Interview: Budapest, April 1998. Sex scenes: Sex Shot, Tanya
Hyde's Twisted Dreams.
Back in time to an interview with two French girls, surely chosen
for novelty value than their looks. Sandrine and Christelle are
identical twins with slim, dare I say, skinny bodies. Their sexual
confessions are unremarkable, apart from the fact that they've only
ever tried a foursome in each other's company. Such salaciousness
propels Pierre's thoughts and instructions during a photo shoot
at an under-construction cliff top villa, but the "did they, didn't
they" vagueness of the coverage makes it hard to say if anything
really outrageous went on. The stills from this shoot are included
among the extra features: does touching tongues count? The usual
moves, however, are all present and correct, with oral, straight
sex and anal for both girls, and a DP for Sandrine…or is it Christelle?
Interview: Budapest, April 1993. Photo shoot: Private 124
Billed as Vanda, Wanda makes her Woodman debut with a mixture of
catty comments about Nikki Anderson, cheeky comments about Viv Thomas,
snooty remarks about other people who perform in porn movies, and
some candid confessions about her aversion to anal after a certain
Jocelyn (who I presume to be the gentleman better known by the initials
J.Y.L.C.) tried to stick it up her ass and caused her to have to
see a doctor for some time after - sounds rather unpleasant, to
be frank. Woodman says Jocelyn isn't always cool. But then again,
some of Wanda's other pronouncements cause Woodman to call her,
however jovially said, a "menteuse", so who knows? Pierre certainly
sneers at her when she feigns shyness.
What's not in doubt is her sheer confidence, lounging on the bed
as if absolutely at home in the spotlight, her short hair, wickedly
flashing dark eyes and pronounced pout giving her the air of a French
film starlet. As Pierre duly notes her figure is superb, and it's
good to see her here in young and natural mode, before she acquired
something of a harsh look, in a clothes shop scene from Woodman's
two part feature That's Life. It's one of those that's completely
superfluous even in its original context, but nonetheless fun to
her slim, wiry body moving on Richard Lengin's cock in some style
as she conquers that anal aversion.
Interview: Budapest, March 1996. Sex scene: That's Life.
By comparison with the outspoken Wanda, this slim and girlish 20-year-old
student teacher appears to have virtually no personality. Her lack
of articulacy means it takes so long to relate her fantasy, Pierre
actually begins to wonder just how perverse it must be if it's so
difficult to discuss. He is to be disappointed, as she merely wishes
to make love by the sea, which, our survey says, is the most popular
fantasy for girls in this series. Justine does have a rather pleasing,
slim figure and a perky little backside, but Pierre and Tania (I
presume) discussing her bad teeth put me off.
In a way, it's actually more interesting to see timid little misses
like Justine being inveigled in Pierre's world of smut because,
to put it bluntly, we never really know how they're going to react
to a good hard shag from a pro stud (in this case, Bob Terminator).
Without wishing to cast aspersions, Wanda Curtis gives you a good
idea of what to expect long before she ever gets her kit off. So
here's Justine sucking cock along with Melanie (Melonia), eating
pussy and taking it in her rear, all under heavy instructions from
Pierre, and doing rather well.
Interview: Budapest, August 1998. Sex scene: Sex Therapy.
Mariann & Timea
AKA Viviann and Soffianne, more twins: it's only after I watch the
following sex scene, from Private Stories 4, that I realise I've
seen them in action. Even allowing for more years than I care to
remember, it is undeniably an incredibly dull scene (directed by
Jane Waters). The sole, fleeting frisson for connoisseurs of such
forbidden treats is in seeing Mariann sucking off the guys (Alberto
Rey and Mike Foster) directly from her sister's nether regions after
a brief DP.
Back to the interview, from which I am surprised Pierre didn't take
a hint given the sullen attitude of Timea, the tan one. Her sister
Mariann is more talkative and lively, though both have crude, unappealing
accents. She seems to agree to everything for work, but usually
Woodman wouldn't be interested in such a businesslike attitude.
No doubt it was the "sisters in sin" kind of deal that sold him.
Interview: Budapest, September 1995. Sex scene: Private Stories
And now to the main event, truly a "rabbit in the headlights" moment,
starring a girl so young and sweet looking they have to check her
passport to make sure she is 18. This has to be one of the most
provocative and highly contentious of Woodman's infamous initiations
that I have seen to date. How young Lyudmilla came to be sitting
in the glare of Pierre's lens is unclear, and the early form is
familiar - she only wants to do fashion type shots, threatens to
storm off and it takes an immense amount of frequently circular
discussion with a girl who makes Khrushchev seem reasonable, judging
by her most frequent response: "Niet, niet, niet".
Unusually, for these interviews, Woodman actually offers payment
while the tape is running, but confusingly his offer of $500 to
allow his assistant to shave her (she is worried that being unshaven
is a problem) is turned down one moment, the next Woodman is naughtily
sneaking a peek into the bathroom where this very activity is taking.
Even more dubiously, Woodman has the camera surreptitiously running
on a tripod even though she refusing permission for as much as a
Polaroid of her nude poses. This, and subsequent discussion leading
to the inevitable seduction, is every bit as queasy as it sounds.
Looking at her big brown eyes and impossibly youthful looks, maybe
I am a sucker but I can only feel this really is a sin.
The translator/assistant departs and Lyudmilla is left in Woodman's
clutches. Amazingly, little Lyudmilla warms to Woodman's advances
- the way her tiny hands stroke him is frankly sickening. I can
assure you it's only through a sense of duty to you, dear reader,
that I continue watching. It's unclear how he explains them away,
but she readily goes on as he pushes her lovely little body into
numerous positions during the usual good, hard shag. She's briefly
talked into a blowjob, before he heartily quips "Take it in your
The thing that really takes the biscuit is the aftermath: right
after she's run to the bathroom to wash the come out of her mouth,
she returns to lovingly wipe Pierre's sweaty brow with a towel.
It would make you spew, honestly; don't watch it. The ironic thing
is that she doesn't have any other Private credits so the whole
sorry spectacle would appear to have been in vain (though I am pretty
sure I've seen her in some magazines).
Sabina also failed to go beyond the initial interview in the Private
world, which is in a way more of a shame because she's grown up
and more importantly really, really gorgeous. Her sparking eyes
and sensational smile are just fabulous. Perhaps this incredibly
attractive, vivacious and downright elegant (dyed) red head is just
too good for your filth, Pierre. She works as a hostess at the opera
house, and comments while perusing the Private mags proffered to
her as always that she likes the typography, which is surely a first!
Her strip and poses is, sadly, the end of the line.
I still can't get the thought of Lyudmilla's big brown eyes out
of my head, so my judgement might be a little cloudy. Let's face
it - you want to see these beauties in your adult movies, don't
you? While I am after the sheer escapism as much as anyone, perhaps
it might not be a bad thing if learning a little more about how
girls make it to the screen were to make one feel just a little
uneasy - or like things aren't 100% as they appear to be - and to
encourage viewers to think a little longer about what they're watching.
On the other hand, if you want non-stop, guilt free whacking, look
elsewhere! Still, for a typically frank examination, while not pretending
that this is the whole story for one moment, Castings 34 is compelling
viewing. Besides, where else could you find out Wanda Curtis could
be so bitchy? Meeow!
The old caveat applies - the picture quality for the interviews
is pretty basic, being shot in the most Spartan fashion for what
would initially be reference purposes. The sex scenes are of significantly
better quality, though the on-set stuff from photo shoots is a touch
ropey, as is usually the way in this series. The sound is good enough
for the purpose, and Private stack up the usual bundle of languages,
subtitles, photos and trailers to make a decent package.