The Little Details
Running Time: 143 min.
Production Date: 7 / 15 / 2006
Cast: Daisy Marie, Kinzie Kenner, Lindsay Meadows, Skigh Phoxxx, Sophia Lynn, Teagan Presley, Tory Lane, Jerry, Marco Banderas, and Scott Nails
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Celeste can be a bit hit or miss for me, but has been hitting much more often than missing lately. I'm really looking forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: It's pretty hit or miss
Who Should Watch It : Anybody who wants artistic porn that fits all together or who doesn't like anal
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who doesn't like artistic porn
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are nicely done. There's no audio outside of the music and the video is presented in anamorphic widescreen. It's nicely lit throughout the movie and has just a slight touch of grain to give the movie a more artistic feeling.
Music: The only audio is the music, which makes it all the more important. There are some times here when it works from okay to well, but also a few times when it works horribly and completely interfered with the action for me.
Menus: The main menu works from some animation into a clip of the boxcover for a very nice style that makes a very good first impression. The main menu is fairly basic and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a scene number, but also lets you know who each girl is in the first chapter of her scene.
The FeatureIcon is the latest Celeste special. There's nothing that resembles a plot throughout the movie, but there is plenty of style and sexuality throughout the movie.
|Scene 1 – Teagan Presley and Marco Banderas|
Teagan starts things out lying on a white bed in a white room wearing sexy black bra, panties, and shoes playing with a clear glass dildo and rolling around a bit. She sucks it and rubs it around her pussy as Marco peeps in on her through the window before entering the room when Teagan rolls over to go to sleep. He grabs her with a smile that's quickly returned before working his mouth around to kiss her mouth and tits and lick her pussy before letting her suck his cock in reciprocation. Marco fucks her doggie style before letting Teagan get up to ride him reverse cowgirl style. They also get in a bit of spooning before Marco gives Teagan a nice facial.
This is an okay scene. I kind of like the mood changes in the scene going from the soft masturbation to the ominous peeper to the loving playful sex, and I think Teagan looks far better now than she did a couple years ago. The problem here is the music. It feels more like it's made for Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster than it does for porn, and the feeling is far from the sexy feel that I normally associate with Celeste's movies. With no audio from the performers the music is all the more important, and here it held a hard boot down on the neck of this scene. At twenty minutes long, the scene also felt like it had been dragged out a bit too far, but some of that is probably due to the repetitiveness of the music. This scene didn't do much for me.
|Scene 2 – Kinzie Kenner and Scott Nails|
Scott starts out the next scene dressed all in black looking mournful as he sits on a staircase with Kinzie in a sexy peach bra and thong behind him looking ghostly. His frown turns upside down as she puts her hands over his eyes. They kiss and he sucks her nicely augmented tits as she reaches down to grope at his cock before Kinzie lies back on the staircase for Scott to tongue and finger her twat. He also works her over and strokes his cock as she gets on all fours before fucking her from behind. Kinzie also rides him reverse cowgirl style before sucking him to an impressive facial.
This is another okay scene. Kinzie looks great, and as usual looks to put out a very nice fuck. The mood change is once again nice going from Scott being depressed to happy and in love, but sadly the music holds the scene back once again. Rather than changing a bit like in the last scene, it keeps going with a mood that seems to fit the lost love the scene starts with much more than the reunited lovers that the scene switches to. The music is also repetitive and makes the scene seem like it's dragging again. With Scott, Kinzie, and the great look of this scene I really wanted to like it, but I just couldn't get into it that much due to the music.
|Scene 3 – Tory Lane and Jerry|
Hot brunette Tory starts her scene out in sexy black striped stockings with a little black outfit and panties that give just a glimpse of the jeweled buttplug she's wearing for Jerry as she crawls across a white fake fur rug to him on a white couch. She kisses him and lets him suck her tits before they explore each other orally a bit more warming each other up. Tory climbs up to ride Jerry cowgirl style while squeezing out her toy and sets it aside without so much as even a small lick. She turns around and keeps bouncing on Jerry's bone reverse cowgirl style before getting down to take a very impressive facial and letting some of the cum fall down onto her tits.
This is a much hotter scene. I love Tory's stockings and the glimpse of the jeweled Julian Snell (if I'm not mistaken) buttplug is hotter than heck. The music also fits the scene better with a kind of funky feel that was sexy and fit the action extremely well while not letting it feel like it's dragging along. Best of all, it didn't kill the apparent chemistry between Tory and Jerry as they put out plenty of energy working each other over. My only complaint with this scene is the lack of anal after the tease with the buttplug. This is a hot scene, but a few more minutes for a bit of anal would have really helped it out.
|Scene 4 – Sophia Lynn and Scott Nails|
Scott starts things out dressed all in black once again with hot blonde Sophia appearing near him in the theater wearing an animal print bikini top with sexy belt-like shorts. She moves onto the stage in front of him and starts to give him a show as he strokes his cock through his pants. He moves up to join her on stage and soon after has his face buried between her thighs. Sophia kisses her way around his chest before sucking his cock and titty fucking him briefly. She rides him cowgirl style before turning around for a reverse cowgirl ride and letting Scott spoon her snatch. Finally she lies back and lets Scott stroke himself off onto her face.
This is a pretty cool scene. I really like the washed look of the scene and the near black and white coloring. There's some nice chemistry between Scott and Sophia, and I love some of the looks she gives him as they set up the scene. The sex moves along pretty good with the music fitting it well, and the camera work looking very nice. This is a scene where style and sex go along very well, and another scene from newbie Sophia that has me looking forward to much more from her.
|Scene 5 – Skigh Phoxxx and Marco Banderas|
Black Skigh starts out the next scene sitting on the edge of a bed blindfolded wearing only a mirrored mask, a pair of silver and clear pumps, and a pair of peach panties. Marco admires her white wearing a striped shirt and black pants through which he grabs his cock before reaching out to rub his hand around her and take off her mask. He works her over orally both from behind and as Skigh lies back on the bed before lying back himself so she can work him over orally in return. Skigh climbs up to ride Marco cowgirl style before letting him take her from behind. Finally, Marco pops on her very nice ass.
This is an okay scene. Skigh and Marco seem to have nice chemistry, and the music works well for the scene. That said, for a scene that lasts roughly twenty minutes, only having two positions seems more than a little limiting. This would have been a pretty hot scene if it were about two thirds as long.
|Scene 6 – Lindsay Meadows and Jerry|
Good looking brunette Lindsay starts things out in a bright blue bra and thong pulling on a matching ruffled skirt and checking herself out in the mirror. Jerry walks in and checks her out after she pulls on a short jacket and grabs her matching glasses to go with the outfit, and of course can't resist grabbing his cock through his equally blue pants. She catches him grabbing himself and gives him a bit of a show before letting him grab her ass. Lindsay sits on the counter for Jerry to eat her pussy, and even gets on all fours for him to lick her before she drops down to the floor to suck his cock. Jerry fucks her from behind and gives her his meat as she sits back on the bathroom counter before she drops down for a very nice facial.
This is a pretty hot scene. Once again it seems a touch long, but at least this time there's a bit of tease worked in to take up the time. I love some of the playful looks Lindsay throws Jerry as they set the scene up, and she takes his big cock very well through the two positions they fuck in. This scene dragged a little as well, but not too badly. This is a pretty good scene.
|Scene 7 – Daisy Marie and Scott Nails|
Daisy starts out the penultimate scene sitting on a clear chair wearing a sexy red bikini top and panties as Scott checks her out from below and licks at the bottom of the chair. She licks and strokes at his cock to try making up for teasing him before sucking it, and even tries to take it into her throat a bit. Scott rewards her by fucking her from behind over a table and lets her suck his cock again before fucking her missionary style and letting Daisy roll to her side. He even fucks her from behind again and lets her ride him cowgirl style as he sits back in the chair before finally giving her an impressive facial finish.
This is a pretty good scene. The chemistry is a little weak at times here, but there are also some nicely strong moments. I love how they mixed up the positions a little more, and the camera work is also handled nicely. The music didn't work too badly for me, and the pace worked pretty good as well. This isn't too bad of a scene.
|Scene 8 – Teagan Presley and Tory Lane|
Golden haired Teagan start the final scene out in a nipple-less white bra and matching panties tied up with white rope and left in a cooler. Brunette Tory watches her a bit before moving in to drop down and worship her. She licks her, pulls down her panties, and licks her a bit more before standing up and having Teagan suck her strap-on. She fucks Teagan missionary style before letting her suck her strap-on clean and taking her from behind. Tory also fucks Teagan standing up and gets in a bit of a reverse cowgirl ride as they mix in a little more oral attention for each other. Finally they finish things up with a bit of kissing.
This is an okay scene. It seems a bit long at times, but at least there's good chemistry between Tory and Teagan and a nice variety of positions. The music seemed a little off for the scene and the camera angles didn't work as well as in some of the other scenes. This is a pretty good scene to finish things up with.
Icon is an okay artistic fuck flick. There's some good chemistry that comes across in some of the scenes, and Celeste once again put some very nice effort into things like the outfits and some of the locations. At the same time, there are some scenes were the artistic style almost completely kills the scene. I think Sophia Lynn's scene with Scott Nails is probably my favorite here, with Tory Lane and Jerry's scene coming in close behind it. The camera work is almost always nicely done in the scenes, but the problem with the scenes was the music. When you make a movie where the music is the only audio, it becomes extremely important and can completely make or break the scene. Scenes like the opening scene between Teagan Presley and Marco Banderas and the second scene between Kinzie Kenner and Scott Nails really show this, as both almost completely flopped for me. Icon is a very hit or miss porno, with some strong hits and some very strong misses.
The Extra StuffThe photo gallery can be viewed either manually or as part of a slide show lasting nearly four minutes with about five seconds per very good looking snapshot. My only complaint here is that they use the same music here that they use in every other DP slide show, and even as a fan it gets a bit annoying. Trailers are included for My First Porn 78, Island Fever 4, Throb, Teagan: Sexual Freak 2, Jack’s Playground 32, Teagan's Juice, Pirates, and the Virtual Sex With series. There's also weblinks, a pop shot recap, a bio for Teagan Presley, and a behind the scenes featurette.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts twelve and a half minutes and is done by Scott K. After a couple quick words from Teagan and an intro to the cast, Scott adds a bit of color commentary to Kinzie and Robby D.'s conversation. There's a little fun with Tory after her scene with Teagan as well as a little fun with Kinzie before Robby and Tory have some fun with Sophia and her being new. They have a few words with Tory about her toy, with Sophia about getting into porn, and with Teagan about lactation before Robby helps Daisy and gives Lindsay something to hope for in her scene. There's even a bit of Robby explaining a bit of film stuff to Sophia before a few more clips around the set. This is a pretty good behind the scenes featurette with a bit of personality from the stars as well as Robby D. Once again Celeste is missing from the behind the scenes, but after talking with Celeste about some of her previous work I don't doubt that she wasn't highly involved in the making of the movie.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, tease, anal (toy), interracial, lesbian, and toys
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: Only between Teagan Presley and Marco Banderas
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Digital Playground’s bigger releases can be found online for between about $18 and $28 with a few stores offering them for under $20. Unless you're a Celeste fan, rent this one first. There's some okay sex scenes here, but also a few that really flopped for me. The video is nicely done, but the music didn't always fit the scenes well. Unlike some of Digital Playground's releases, there's also some nice effort put into the extras. This is an okay movie on a DVD that shows some good care.
Note to Digital Playground: Please change the music for your photo galleries around a bit!
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