The Little Details
Running Time: 73 min.
Production Date: 11 / 26 / 1995
Director: Brad Armstrong and Greg Steelberg
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Wicked has been doing an excellent job on their Jenna DVDs lately. Iím really looking forward to this one!
Initial Reaction: Itís pretty good, especially for its short length.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting a couples movie with a bit of plot and variety minus anal
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting the artistic side of Brad Armstrong and the plot-free side of Jenna
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are very good for the age of the feature. The audio is nicely balanced and clear throughout the feature, but you can hear a few directions being given to the cast in the all girl scene. The video has a soft feel, and is very nicely lit. The dark portions are dark, but just light enough to let you see things, and the light parts are nicely lit without going overboard.
Music: The music is pretty good. It varies in style a little throughout the movie, and is always nicely balanced with the rest of the audio.
Menus: The main menu does a great job of blending the boxcover and the movie. The chapter menu looks nice, but ends up being fairly generic by letting you just choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a scene number.
The FeatureWorking as a phone sex girl should have been an easy job. Sure, you have some problems with your boyfriend understanding your job now and then, but that should be about as tough as it gets. For Jenna, however, things get a whole lot harder when she overhears Steven St. Croix and Mark Davis murder Brad Armstrong while heís on the phone with her.
|Scene 1 - Jenna Jameson and Brad Armstrong|
Jenna starts things out against a glass wall during the opening credits. Brad eats and fingers her from behind, including giving her ass more than a little tongue loving, before Jenna puts her amazing oral skills to work on him to thank him properly. Brad works Big J over doggie style before letting her get on her back so that she can finger her ass a little while he fucks her. Finally, Jenna takes a good facial from Brad with open eyes and an excellent attitude.
This is an okay scene. Jenna and Brad have great chemistry together, and put in some very nice energy, but the artistic feel of the scene held it back a bit for me. It often makes things dark, and the effects at the beginning didnít work that well for me. Finally, the editing left a bit to be desired for me because although Jenna fingers her ass quite a bit on the missionary close-ups, she never does in the full body shots.
|Scene 2 - Jenna Jameson and Vince Voyeur|
Jenna gets it on with her boyfriend Vince after they both get home from a rough day at work. After kissing they head out onto the balcony where Jenna gives Vince some stiff upper lip service complete with great eyes and a little stroking. Itís good enough to cure what Vince needs, as he gives her a nice facial to finish things up after a few minutes.
This is a nicely done oral scene. Jenna always looks good sucking cock (even if itís not mine), and looks like sheís enjoying herself well here. The lighting is also nicely done. Itís dark enough to look good for a night scene, but not so dark that you canít seen anything. This is a pretty good scene.
|Scene 3 - Jenna Jameson, Steven St. Croix, and Mark Davis|
Jenna dreams of taking on Mark and Steven in a freight elevator next. She turns her oral skills loose between them before letting Steven nail her from behind while she gives Mark some sucking and stroking. Mark also gives it to her missionary style before giving her a nice pop in the mouth and before Steven shoots his load over and across her face.
This is another pretty good scene. Jenna does a great job playing between the guys, and gives the camera plenty of nicely done eyes as well. Most impressive, however, is her facial, which she takes with her normal excellent style.
|Scene 4 - Nici Sterling and Brad Armstrong|
Nici gets it on with Brad in a flashback next. He eats her ass while playing with her pussy as she bends over a desk for him. Nici lets Brad bone her in a few of the common positions while trash talking nicely. Finally she lets him give her pretty face a bit of creamy cum.
This is a pretty hot scene. Brad looks a little nervous in front of the camera, but Nici does a great job of carrying things. Her trash talking, smile, and laughing eyes really made this scene, and helped it get a fair amount above average.
|Scene 5 - Jenna Jameson, Rebecca Lord, Serenity, and Ashley Renee|
Jenna tells a caller a story about her she takes on her girlfriends in the penultimate scene. While Ashley and Serenity work back and forth eating each other, Jenna lets Rebecca eat her pussy and fuck her with a vibe. The girls move around so that Serenity gets a taste of the other girls, and Jenna gets to eat Serenity while Rebecca gets a taste of Ashley. Finally the girls team up on Jenna before they finish things with a kiss.
This is a pretty good scene. The girls have great chemistry together and seem to really enjoy working on each other. They keep things moving around nicely, yet donít move so fast that you feel like youíre going to get whiplash as they switch from person to person. It was nice to see Serenity getting an early start here, and you can see why Wicked took an early notice in her. This is a nicely done scene.
|Scene 6 - Jill Kelly and Mark Davis|
While Jenna tries to escape, Jill takes on henchman Mark. After a bit of brief play Jill moves down to mouth Markís manhood. Mark returns the favor with his tongue and fingers before nailing Jill as she lays back on a table. Jill takes a little control to fuck Mark cowgirl style before letting him fuck her from behind. Finally, Mark spills his seed across Jillís waiting tongue before giving her a nice big kiss.
This is an okay scene to finish things up with. Jill and Mark put some great energy into the scene, but the camera doesnít capture it that well. Itís about halfway between softcore and hardcore, with very few penetration shots being shown throughout the scene. This style rarely does anything for me, and if not for some decent chemistry between Jill and Mark I donít think this scene would have done anything for me.
Lip Service is a pretty good movie, especially for the length. Iíll admit that when I popped it in and saw that it wasnít even an hour and a quarter long I wasnít expecting a whole lot, but it ends up being pretty good. No, the plot isnít that well developed, but whatís there works very well. There arenít a lot of plot holes and the acting is decent. The sex is also very nicely done. You get a little of everything but anal, and Jenna does a great job of showing how well she can do all of it. The camera work left a little to be desired for me at times, as it went with a very soft style for most of the movie, but for the couples feel of the movie it doesnít work too bad. Lip Service has its faults, but compared to most of what was coming out in the couples genre when it was made this is a great movie.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for XXX Training, Heat, Hercules, Falling From Grace, and Bordello Blues. Thereís also promotional materials, DVD-ROM stuff, and a commercial for the Free Speech Coalition.
There are several photo galleries, each of which gives you about six seconds per nice looking snapshot or full screen photo. The feature gallery lasts well over three minutes, while the star galleries for Jenna Jameson, Jill Kelly, Nici Sterling, Rebecca Lord, and Serenity last between three quarters of a minute and two minutes with most of them lasting about a minute and a quarter. Jenna Jameson, Jill Kelly, Nici Sterling, and Serenity also have star stats, each of which includes a few photos of the star, a link to the starís scene, and a list of the starís Wicked credits.
The blooper reel lasts about three minutes. Unlike most blooper reels, there are several takes of a couple scenes so that you can see how much some of the takes varied. Thereís also a few sexual bloopers and a little screwing around on the set. Itís a decent blooper reel, but not nearly as amusing as most of them.
|Extended Sex Scene - Jenna Jameson, Rebecca Lord, Serenity, and Ashley Renee|
The extended scene between Jenna Jameson, Rebecca Lord, Ashley Renee, and Serenity lasts about seventeen minutes. It follows the same feel as the original cut, but everything seems to go on just a little longer. Thereís also no music and you get to hear a few comments for the girls. Itís a decent extended scene, but I didnít notice the difference here as much as I have on some of the other extended Jenna scenes.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, rimming (male > female and female > female), oral, group, lesbian, and toys
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Wickedís DVDs can be found online for between $15 and $30 with many stores offering them for around $21. If youíre a Jenna fan, this one will be well worth the money. The movieís decent, the technical aspects are good (and excellent for the age), and the extras are nicely done. Most importantly for Jenna fans, thereís plenty of Jenna, and she does a great job of showing why she was going to become the best known star in the last decade.
Note to Wicked Pictures: Itís really great to see the job youíre doing on the last few Jenna titles. I hope we see this continue through some of your other older titles from big stars!
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