Stars: Kelly Madison with Leah Moore, Kandi, Sophie Dee, Celestia, Staci Thorn, Kellemarie and Jezebelle Bond
Director: Ben Hoffman and Misha
Running time:1:30 (feature) and 0:45 (bonus)
It's Christmas as I write this, and I've got a big, raging bone with a ribbon going around it and a bow on the end and it's got Danni Ashe's name on it. I first saw her back in the early 90s when she was starting out as a nude model, and I learned what priapism was. She's one of the very, very few porn models who not only made a huge splash in my fantasy life, she still rings my bells today. She has a special place in my heart and always will.
Now she's a porn mogul and I take it that she's branding herself. I got this DVD thinking Danni would be on it, even if she was just the host. Nope--it's just her name on the cover. This collection of scenes features Kelly Madison and a variety of other girls. If you want Danni herself, you need to look elsewhere.
Five scenes, each one pairing Kelly with a different partner. It's wall to wall action: each scene begins in-progress; no stupid plot, no interview, not even foreplay. It's like hitting the skip button on the remote and hitting action right away.
As far as lesbian action goes: it's pure stagework: the performers seem to enjoy it, but they play to the camera, strike poses, and do position themselves entirely for the camera shot; it's the sort of thing you see in videos where someone's simultaneously taking photos for a magazine.
Lots of toy action in this one, including strap-ons. Strap-ons are controversial among lesbo-movie fans, some people love it and some hate it. This one isn't all strap-on action, but there's quite a bit.
Special Features: Besides the ubiquitous photo gallery and a couple of trailers, there is a 45-minute "In bed with Kellemarie and Jezebelle Bond" segment, which is basically another lesbian scene, except that there's a bit of chatting going on and it takes some time to get things going. Still, it's a nice bonus and it fits in the theme of the DVD.
Production values: Video is clean, clear and bright. The camera work is well done, and overall I like the visuals. The sound is good but overmodulates when they scream, but in lieu of annoying music, they added a rythmic thumping for the background music that I hate. I find this is a good one to watch with the sound off.
Final verdict: Generally I don't like this kind of fakey-lesbian stuff, and I was sorely disappointed that Danni herself is not DVD, and I hate the thump-thump-thump music bed. But I kind of like the video. I think the performers are good looking, and even though it's a performance, the actresses genuinely seem to be having fun and truly enjoying it, which heightens the fun-level of the whole thing. This isn't the sort of DVD would watch very often, but I can see myself checking it out occasionally—maybe as an appetizer for other things.