The Little Details
Running Time: 95 min. (cover claims 100 min. which I am finding on some websites. Being a European release I can't help but wonder if this release has been edited down for a US release. )
Production Date: None given
Cast: Carrie, Cate Harrington, Jools Brooke, Kelly Marina, Kerry Louise, Kiesha Kane, Sasha Rose, Clark Kent, Keni Styles, Pascal White, Peter Oh Tool, and PK
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Kendo can be a bit hit or miss for me, but being a foot freak I couldn't help but give this one a chance.
Initial Reaction: It's definitely more of a miss than a hit, and comes off as pretty forgettable.
Who Should Watch It : Those who like more artistic porn with a bit of emphasis on each girl's footwear in the scenes
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a lot of foot action or who wants straightforward camera work and editing
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects struggle to get to the average mark. I don't think I noticed any background noises, but there's definitely some artistic fooling around with the audio that didn't work for me. The same can be said for the video, which is presented in the anamorphic widescreen format with plenty of low lighting along with presentation that varies due to artistic style.
Music: The music is well balanced with the rest of the audio, but also has a very eerie feeling. This adds quite a bit to the dark mood of the movie, but it also didn't do anything to help the sexuality of the movie for me.
False Advertising: In addition to overstating the running time of the movie, the back cover also claims a behind the scenes featurette is included. I could find no such featurette on the DVD, and am deducting a half point from the overall score because of it.
Menus: The main menu gives a few artistic glimpses before moving to a still with a little action in the background for an interesting first impression. The chapter menu is pretty bland, and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a scene number.
The FeatureHeels & Whores collects five scenes that are unrelated beyond their artistic style and attention towards the heels the girls all wear.
|Scene 1 Keisha Kane and Cate Harrington|
Black Keisha and brunette Cate start out black and red heels, respectively, along with sexy mesh bodysuits laying back in chairs and watching each other masturbate. They come together to check out each other's stockings and feet before Cate goes down on Kiesha with her tongue and fingers. After a bit she bends over so Keisha can tongue her from behind in return as well as working on her with a wild looking dildo. Keisha lays back after a bit for a little dildo attention, and they keep playing with the toy and each other until the scene fades out.
This is a decent scene. There's a pretty good balance between the girls as well as plenty of nice shots of the girls' legs and shoes. That said, there's also a darker and very artsy feeling about the scene that held the chemistry back a little and which I think may not let the scene work quite so well for some viewers. This scene made it past the average mark for me due to the great outfits and attention to the legs and feel, but I can easily see it not working for many people as well.
|Scene 2 Kerry Louise and a guy|
Heavily tattooed and raven tressed Kerry works her way around a dark haired guy in pants and an unbuttoned shirt as he lays back on a couch before moving down to help him out of his pants and suck his cock. He moves in to lick and finger her bald and multiply pierced pussy before spooning it, and then rolls around to fuck it missionary style. Kerry gets up for a reverse cowgirl ride before letting him eat, finger, and fuck her from behind. Finally, Kerry takes a decent load on her overgrown tits.
This scene doesn't quite make it to the average level. Kerry's excessive tattoos and piercings didn't do anything for me, nor did the eerie music for the scene. The chemistry between her and the guy seemed okay, but was also hurt by a lot of slow motion and artsy editing. Throw in very little attention towards her shoes and you have a scene that just didn't do it.
|Scene 3 Two dirty blondes and two guys|
A short haired dirty blonde starts out in a little black dress letting a well dressed guy with an unbuttoned shirt check out her shoe while another guy with another dirty blonde gets it on further down the line. They grope each other with the camera doing all it can to avoid their faces until the guy starts to eat her out and they share a lizard kiss. The girls work their guys over orally before the guys give them a little more oral pleasure, and then move on to fuck with the straight haired dirty blonde letting the guy take her from behind, in reverse cowgirl, and spooning while the curly haired dirty blonde rides her man with a traditional cowgirl ride before he picks her up to give it to her missionary style and from behind. The girls both go for a cowgirl ride before trading partners and welcoming their new man with a bit of oral attention. The curly dirty blonde lets her new guy take her in reverse cowgirl while the straight haired blonde goes for a traditional cowgirl ride before they trade back with the curly dirty blonde letting her guy take her from behind while the straight haired dirty blonde gives up the ass reverse cowgirl style and doggie style while the girls kiss. Finally the girls stroke the guys onto their face, tits, and stomach.
This is an above average scene. The girls look good and put out some nice effort. The anal was a nice touch, as was the minor interaction between the couples and the nice attention towards the stockings and outfits, but overall there was nothing that really grabbed me about this scene. The camera work seemed like it was really trying to avoid giving the people any personality, and at times it seemed like the only way to tell the girls apart was by their stockings. This scene worked okay for me, but didn't make it past the average mark by much.
|Scene 4 Sasha Rose and a guy|
Sasha, with her hair dyed a dark red and wearing black porno pumps, stockings, a studded collar, and a pink and black corset, touches herself while sitting in front of a mirror before she's joined by a heavily tattooed guy. She lets him grope her briefly before sucking and stroking his cock, and then sits back to let him work on her shaved pussy with his tongue and gloved fingers. They sit back and watch each other masturbate before Sasha comes over to suck his cock a bit more. She lets the guy fuck her doggie style and spoon her before she gets up for a traditional cowgirl ride. Finally the guy lets Sasha have a nice pop that misses her face and instead lands on her tits while she acts like she's getting a facial before they kiss.
This is an okay scene. I love Sasha's outfit, and she takes the dick pretty well too. At the same time, the scene had a very hard time generating much momentum due to the choppy artistic style and camera work. This struck me as a scene that could have been pretty good, but instead ended up struggling to the average mark.
|Scene 5 Jools Broooke, Keni Styles, and a guy|
Keni watches as dirty blonde Jools, in a white shirt with red and black panties and stockings along with black shoes, lies on a black and white checkered floor pleasuring herself with a fleshy dildo and her fingers. He comes over to kiss and grope her before she happily sucks and strokes him, and when a white guy comes in to watch he soon learns the pleasures of her mouth and hand. She keeps sucking the white guy as Keni lets her have it from behind before moving over to ride him cowgirl style while Keni watches and gives himself a hand. The guys each take her from behind before she lets the white guy cum on her heel for her to lick off. Keni fucks Jools from behind a bit more as she sucks her heel and then pops on her shoe and face.
This is another okay scene. Jools does a good job taking it from both guys, but the action was definitely more focused on taking turns than group action. The colors were nicely used in the scene, but once again Kendo's artistic style and camera work held the scene back a bit. The lack of positions also held the scene back greatly, as the cowgirl action was fairly short leaving the scene to feel completely dominated by one position. This is one of the better scenes in the movie, but it still leaves more than a little to be desired.
Heels & Whores is a pretty forgettable release. There's some decent attention to the costumes and the heels, as well as what appears to be plenty of effort towards the artistic style of the movie. That said, the artistic style was a large part of why this movie barely ever made it past the average mark. The dark moods, choppy editing, and often funky camera angles never let much chemistry build in the scenes, leaving the costumes and short, fairly cold gyno-cam shots to drive the movie. There also wasn't any real foot action beyond a few nice heel licks in the opening and closing scenes for the foot freaks who pick this one up. Kendo's movies are very hit or miss for me, and Heels & Whores comes off as another in the miss pile.
The Extra StuffA trailer is included for the movie, as well as cumshot recaps and several photo galleries. Each scene gets its own photo gallery, which lasts between about a minute and a quarter and two minutes with about seven seconds per nice looking snapshot.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, lesbian, masturbation, toys, interracial, group, and anal
Raincoat Factor: Medium
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many Daring DVDs can be found online for between about $18 and $25 with a few stores offering them at the lower end. Rent this one first. I'm sure there are people out there who will dig Kendo's dark artistic styles, but it really held the movie back for me. The technical aspects also weren't helped by it, and the overall DVD was held back due to not delivering on the advertised technical aspects. Rent this one if you really think you have to see it.
Note to Daring: Please watch your cover claims a bit more in the future. Also, with many people being less familiar with European performers such as the ones here, a cast listing by scene can make a very cheap but nice extra. It's just as appreciated to give the performers in each scene for the chapter menu rather than a generic chapter number.
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