The Little Details
Running Time: 92 min.
Production Date: 10 / 21 - 23 / 2004
Director: Jerome Tanner
Cast: Harmony, Katja Kassin, Lauren Phoenix, Missy Monroe, Vanessa Lane, Joel Lawrence, Manuel Ferrara, Reno, Steve Holmes, and Tommy Gunn in sexual roles and Frank Bukkwyd and Jerome Tanner in non-sex roles
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Jerome Tanner can put out a darn funny movie. Iím expecting this to be another.
Initial Reaction: How the heck is Jerome Tanner slipping underneath the radar of so many people with movies like this?
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting hot sex and a good laugh
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting nasty sex or no laughs
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The audio is a bit funky. Itís nicely clear and free of background noises, but the performers come out of one speaker while the music comes out of the other. The video is shot in high definition, but rather than giving it the anamorphic transfer the widescreen format deserves itís held back to a non-anamorphic format. The video does look nice, and has a touch of softness along with nicely done lighting.
Music: The music is pretty typical porn music, but is also pretty well done. Itís nicely balanced but it doesnít stick around for all of each scene.
Disc Complaints: As with almost all of Legendís DVDs, thereís no time stamp for the feature. This always brings DVDs down a notch for me because after watching it the first time I like to jump around a bit with repeat viewings. With a time stamp this is possible. Without a time stamp youíre reduced to chapter breaks and scanning through the movie. I sure hope Legend changes their authoring in the future.
Menus: The main menu is okay, and blends a still, a little animation, and a bit of the movie. The chapter menu is a step beyond average. It lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a chapter number, but also lets you choose where you want to go in the scene sexually.
The FeaturePorn is a billion dollar industry based on young women willing to do whatever they can to avoid a real job or responsibility. Thereís a tender relationship between the porn producers and talent over years helped by mutual respect, lots of time in negotiation, and of course, controlled substances. When a young porn starlet showed up at the set sober, producers went into a panic and started thinking about whether or not the industry could survive if porn starlets had to behave like they had a real job rather than just as whores. When the porn girls go on strike for things like getting paid in cash so they donít have to pay taxes, the ripples fly out. Itís not just the man whores who find themselves without a job, thereís also repo men and drug dealers. A Day Without Whores just might bring down all of society.
|Scene 1 - Lauren Phoenix and Steve Holmes|
Lauren starts out the sex flashing back to a scene with Steve Holmes. She starts out sucking his cock through a gloryhole in a small wall set up around a bed. Steve comes around to lick Laurenís pussy and ass as well as fingering her cunt before fucking it missionary style as sheís magically moved from the bed to a cage. They move back to the bed so Lauren can show off her ass riding Steve cowgirl style and in doggie. Finally, Lauren has Steve pop on her pussy as she magically goes from doggie to missionary.
This is a pretty hot scene. The gloryhole setup at the head of the bed didnít do a lot for me, nor did Lauren being moved to the cage for a position or magically going to her back for the poop shot. That said, the sex is pretty darn hot. Lauren and Steve have nice chemistry as well as some very nice banter between them. They also put in some good chemistry that the camera captures nicely. Lauren and Steve give the movie a very nice start.
|Scene 2 - Harmony and Tommy Gunn|
When Tommy tries to get a job outside the industry, Harmony lets him know that his AVN award could help him get a job as a ďsandwich artistĒ. When she inquires about how good he was at his last job of banging hot chicks for money, he decides to show her how good he was. They kiss and Tommy helps her out of some of her suit so he can kiss her great natural titties. Harmony lies back on her desk so Tommy can lick her slit and work on it with his fingers before getting down to suck his cock while giving him some great eyes. Tommy teases Harmony a little with the head of his cock before fucking her missionary style on the desk, and then lets her up to ride him reverse cowgirl style. Tommy even lets Harmony have it from behind after she sucks his cock, and finishes things off giving her a nice pop across her face as she lies with her head hanging back off the desk.
This is a great scene. The setup is a lot of fun and Harmony looks fantastic. She and Tommy seem to have some nice chemistry, and although theyíre energetic, theyíre also believable in their energy levels. The scene moves along nicely with the camera once again capturing things very nicely. This is a hot scene thatís a lot of fun.
|Scene 3 - Katja Kassin and Manuel Ferrara|
When Katja, a reviewer from Adam Film World, finds dealer Manuel in a bar, she tries to get something to make the video she has to watch remotely watchable. When Manuel tells her that even Escobar couldnít help her with that, he pulls out his cock and lets her start sucking it. Katja repeatedly takes Manuel into her throat, and even bounces her fantastic ass around for him to watch a little. He rewards her with some tongue for her pussy as Katja sits on the bar before fucking it from behind as she moves down to a barstool. Manuel also lets her have it missionary style on a table in addition to letting Katja ride him cowgirl style. Finally, they close the scene with Katja taking a nice facial from Manuel.
With Manuel Ferrara and Katja Kassin in the same scene, I donít think I was alone going into it with extremely high expectations. So many times, however, those scenes seem to be the ones that disappoint. That doesnít happen here at all, as Katja and Manuel met those expectations very well. Thereís plenty of energy and chemistry between them, and they seem to spur each other on throughout the entire scene. Katja looks fantastic, and the camera continues to capture things very nicely. This is a darn hot scene, and shows that Katja and Manuel can turn out vaginal only scenes just as well as blistering hot anal scenes.
|Scene 4 - Vanessa Lane and Joel Lawrence|
While his girlfriend is out protesting, her boyfriend Joel gets it on with hot brunette Vanessa back at his place. She quickly moves from kissing him to sucking and stroking his cock. As she works him over, Joel has Vanessa slide her snatch over his face so he can eat her at the same time before she bounces on his cock cowgirl style while doing the splits on the couch. Vanessa even slides a finger into her ass and sucks it clean while riding Joel before letting him spoon her. She goes back to showing her flexibility by putting her feet darn near behind her head as Joel gives it to her missionary style and pulling a foot almost up to touch her head as Joel gives it to her from behind standing up. They return to missionary for a little more fucking before Joel hoses Vanessa down with his cum gun.
This is yet another hot scene. Vanessa looks great to begin with, and her flexibility just makes it all the better. She and Joel look to be having a lot of fun, and they move through the positions at a very nice pace. Thereís nothing overly special here outside of Vanessaís flexibility, but it comes off as yet another hot and well done scene.
|Scene 5 - Missy Monroe and Reno|
Missy, not realizing that one doesnít want to be a porn scab, heads past the picket lines to take on Reno for a scene. She drops down to suck his cock as he sits back in a chair before trading places with him so she can get her pussy licked and fingered. Reno strips down and moves up to fuck Missy missionary style, and even lets her take a break and have a taste of her pussy as he fucks her. They trade places so Missy can ride Reno reverse cowgirl style before she gets up and lets him take her from behind standing up. Finally, Missy gets down and takes a nice load over her face.
Iím not quite sure what to say here. The sex continues to be very nicely done with good vocals, very nice chemistry, and plenty of energy thatís all captured very well by the cameras. This is yet another hot and very nicely done scene.
Iíll admit right away that a title like A Day Without Whores didnít do much to draw me in. Once I started watching, however, I was drawn right in and didnít want to get out. Once again, Nelson X has put together a script thatís funnier than heck with plenty of jokes about the adult industry. Yes, movie industry jokes tend to be something that you have to be an insider to get, but here theyíre lowbrow enough that most any porn fan should be able to enjoy them while also throwing in a few that those more experienced with the industry should love as well. Jerome Tanner does a great job making it work with some hot chicks and better yet, hot sex. Although the sex is limited to boy - girl vaginal action, this is far from that boring ďcouples sexĒ that people think has to go with a boy - girl vaginal sex feature. Thereís plenty of energy and chemistry in each scene, and there isnít a single scene that gets close to the average mark. Yes, thereís a couple times when position changes would have been nice, but thatís as close as I can come to having a complaint about anything in the movie. Jerome Tanner continues to show why heís one of the best directors out there right now when it comes to porn comedies with A Day Without Whores.
The Extra StuffBios are included for the entire female cast, and give a photo with a little personal information. The photo gallery lasts a little over a minute and a half with about four seconds per very nice looking snapshot or full screen photo. Thereís also a behind the scenes featurette and weblinks.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts eleven minutes and features camerawork by Steve Holmes, Jake Tanner, and Jason Silver. Jerome starts things out telling Steve Holmes about the movie before Harmony and Lauren talk about their roles in the movie. Vanessa shows off for the camera and Missy talks about her eagerness to perform with Reno before going back to Harmony talking about getting drunk and doing double vag but not anal. Katja talks about anal and her role in the movie with the camera going back to check up on a few of the stars and Jerry. Itís a pretty darn good behind the scenes featurette, especially for its length. Thereís some nice humor and personality, and you also get to see a bit of the movie being set up. This is a behind the scenes featurette worth checking out.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, rimming (male > female), anal (finger), and ass to mouth (finger)
Raincoat Factor: Medium high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many Legend DVDs can be found online for between about $13 and $20, with several stores offering them for under $15. At the low end this oneís a great buy. Yes, the technical aspects could use a little tweaking, but the movieís darn hot and darn funny. Thereís even some effort put into the extras. This is a great movie and a nicely done DVD.
Note to Legend: Please work on your authoring a bit. If this would have had well done audio, an anamorphic transfer, and a time stamp, it would have easily had at least another full point for the A/V rating.
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