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Reviewed by Diville  on  7/1/2001
Starring: Jenna Jameson, Nico Treasures, Caressa Savage, Roxanne Hall, Julie Rage, John Decker, Colt Steele, Alex Sanders

Directed By: F.J. Lincoln

Jenna Jameson has been popular for so long we easily forget she used to make average porn movies. Before she ever had sex on luxury yachts and pirate ships, or in mythical worlds and parallel universes, Jenna fucked on porn sets with three or less walls--just like those tangible starlets that don't even have their own web sites yet. Consider this: she worked for Randy West...twice. Jinx, salvaged from the catalogue of Wicked Pictures, gives us Jenna Jameson just as she was blossoming from that sexy girl we liked to watch on our television sets, to the carnal icon we envision on the backs of our sleeping eyelids.

What's remained the same, though, is her look. And by look, I'm not talking about the shape of her body; that's changed several times from thin, to curvy, to thin and curvy. I'm talking about her look...the way she occupies space. Jenna, at the very same time, can be an innocent school girl and the devil.

In Jinx, she plays neither the school girl nor the devil, but a hooker. The kind that doesn't have a heart of gold. Caught playing on the job with Colt Steele, Jenna flees her pimp (John Decker) and sets up residence with Steele who is attracted to her for obvious reasons, even if she does bring bad luck. Proving that men who look like him have an easier time picking up beautiful women, Colt finds himself quickly drawn to less troublesome gils and Jenna is faced with deciding whether to start a new life or to return to her pimp who is not likely to forgive so easily.

If you are the kind who skips dialogue and goes right for the sex, here is what you have to look forward to. Jenna has three sex scenes: a lesbian splash in the tub with Caressa Savage, a three-way with Nico Treasures and Alex Sanders, and a really hot bar room sex show with Decker, complete with a live audience, strip tease and facial. Every time Jenna appears on screen one is reminded how unfair the world can be. How can a woman that looks like her not be having sex with me? Like you, I pay my taxes, respect my elders, clean my plate and give regularly to Jerry's kids. If by the time I die I don't see Jenna Jameson's Heart Breaker tattoo rhythmically slapping against my naked lap, then I'll know Nietzsche was right and God is dead, after all.

I suppose we are all fools, to a certain degree, for marketing, and Jenna has definitely been marketed better than most porn stars. Much of that is to her credit; I'm sure she works hard. It's the Jenna Jameson promotional machine that brought many of us to her videos, but it's Jenna herself who makes us like them. Watch the way she moves from one man to the next in the finale's sex show, or listen to the noises she makes when Sanders drills her from behind. There are lots of girls who do similar things, but not in the exact same way. Tell me what she does differently, and I'll teach two dozen other starlets to be behave just like her. Until then, she'll remain unique.

But there other women, and other sex scenes in this movie. Julie Rage puts her tongue to good use, as she always does. If they haven't already, I believe scientists will soon calculate Julie's tongue to be over four feet long. Maybe a little less, but only a little. Jacklyn Lick, who flirted for a while with porn stardom, is also here, in a slow scene with Colt Steele. There's nothing spectacular about their time together, unless you count her petite body. Most importantly, though, there's Roxanne Hall who has pool table sex with Decker to start the movie off. Hall, in my opinion, is one of the unsung heroines of porn, if only for her ability to make straight forward sex like this appear to be the nastiest thing you've ever seen. The expression she wears on her face during sex leads me to believe she enjoys it best when things get a little dirty. On this, we agree.

All this praise isn't meant to hide the movies flaws however. This isn't one of those high production value extravaganzas Wicked now builds around Jenna. For a Wicked DVD, its surprisingly light on extras. Interviews, bonus footage, or commentaries would have been nice. Instead we're left with a picture gallery and all the other generic free stuff slapped on other DVDs. I suppose not all releases can be special editions; even the ones starring Jenna. Also, It's only as good a movie as most of the other videos they shot in the mid 90's, which is to say it's better than most, but not spectacular, either. Had it starred another woman it wouldn't be on DVD right now, I'm willing to wager. But it doesn't star another girl; it features Jenna Jameson and that's more than enough for most. Certainly it's enough for a fan like me.

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