The Little Details
Running Time: 81 min.
Production Date: 11 / 20 / 2006
Director: Jack the Zipper and Kimberly Kane
Cast: Angel Baby, Charolotte Stokely, Dada Vespoli, Dani Woodward, Faith, Kimberly Kane, Lexi Love, Roxy Jezel, Smoking Mary Jane, Alec Knight, James Deen, Mr. Marcus, and Otto Bauer
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Hmmmmmm... Jack’s Squealer left me curious about more of his work, but at the same time a little apprehensive. I’m not quite sure what to expect with this one.
Initial Reaction: I'm glad I had the remote handy.
Who Should Watch It : Alt porn fans
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who likes porn that doesn't give them a headache
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects leave me very torn. The entire movie feels like it has very deliberate care put into the technical aspects, but that doesn't mean that it's close to straightforward. The audio goes from being dominated by the audio to very well balanced to just being nonexistent. The video is all over the place. It nicely mixes full color footage with monochrome footage, and also has a little grain that makes it appear to have been shot on film. There's also quite a bit of camera motion and fucked up lighting that really didn't work for me to the point of giving me a headache and making my eyes hurt. Although the technical aspects might have a very deliberate feeling to them, that doesn't always mean it's a good thing.
Music: The music is very well done. It varies in both balance and style throughout the entire movie, and every time feels like it was picked especially for its scene rather than just because it's what porno music should be like.
Menus: The main menu works some nice animation in for a unique style and a good first impression. The chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a title for each scene only.
The FeatureKimberly Kane goes the alt porn route for her directorial debut and Naked & Famou$. There's no real plot to the movie, but it keeps a very artistic style throughout the entire thing.
|Scene 1 - Kimberly Kane, Faith, and Mr. Marcus|
Tall blonde Kimberly starts things out snapping a Polaroid of Faith getting it on with Marcus before leaning back against the wall to diddle herself as she watches her suck Marcus's cock. Marcus moves around behind her to start fucking Faith as Kimberly moves in to run her hands around Faith's head. Marcus backs off to tongue her for a moment before going back to fucking, and even takes her against the window, first standing up facing her as Faith leans back against the window and then as Faith turns around to face out the window while Kimberly makes her way around them with the camera. They move to the bathroom for a little missionary work on the counter as the girls play with each other before coming back to the bed for a reverse cowgirl ride with Kimberly slapping her, kneading her tits, and guiding the pace as she forces Faith up and down on Marcus's cock. They also get in some doggie and missionary work before Faith drops down for the facial. Finally, Faith licks her way around Marcus's cock and Kimberly comes in to give her face a lick.
This scene leaves me with very mixed feelings. On the positive side of things, Marcus and Faith seem to have great chemistry together, and I really like some of Kimberly's additions to the scene. I like how they move around the room and how the main room is in color while the bathroom action is in black and white. Unfortunately, the editing and camera work made the scene very hard for me to watch. Jack's camera handling skills are rivaled only by those of a back alley bum who's just finished off all the rotgut wine he could buy with the hundred dollar bill some sucker gave him. Two minutes into the scene my head and eyes hurt, which is never a good way to leave a positive feeling of a scene. This scene had potential and then wasted it.
|Scene 2 - Roxy Jezel and Smoking Mary Jane|
Brunette Mark Jane starts the next scene out in red velvet gloves, a red corset, and black lingerie and stockings suspended from a pair of black stockings in a red bathtub. She spins around a bit before Roxy comes in wearing black gloves, panties, stockings, and boots with a cane. Roxy quickly lays down the law of who's in charge before getting down to eat her holes and tease her ass with the cane. Roxy keeps hitting her lightly with the cane and spins her around to discipline her for misbehaving until the scene fades out.
This is a pretty hot scene. It's fairly short and feels cut off, but I love the use of color and Roxy's disciplining of Smoking Mary Jane. Both girls seems perfect for their parts, and thankfully the camera work didn't give me a headache. I got into this scene pretty good, and only wish that it would have lasted longer and had a more complete ending.
|Scene 3 - Charlotte Stokely and James Deen|
Blonde Charlotte starts out her scene in a white poofy dress with some black lace along with a black blindfold and collar in the corner of a white tiled room. She runs her hands around her body a bit before sliding the blindfold down to cover her mouth and then moving outside by a white railing to touch herself. She finally moves to a cruddy basement where James is next to a run down bed with his cock sticking in from the footboard. Charlotte moves in to suck it, and after a bit James lets her up to examine her mouth and for her to suck his thumb. He turns her around to fuck her from behind while keeping a good hand on her throat before going back to fucking her. He lets Charlotte suck her juices off his cock before fucking her missionary style, and continues to keep a hand or two on her to keep her completely controlled as he has his way with her. James lets her ride his tongue before she rides him reverse cowgirl style, and keeps it moving fucking her on her side with a hand over her mouth. Finally, Charlotte gets on top of him and sucks his cock until he nuts in her mouth.
This scene didn't work as well for me again. Charlotte can be a beautiful girl, but here she's made up to look like she's been living out of a dumpster complete with the raccoon eyes that do nothing for me. James does a good job of dominating her and she seems to get into it well, but the style of the scene once again didn't work for me and had my eyes hurting a bit. This scene didn't do a lot for me.
|Scene 4 - Angel Baby and Kimberly Kane|
Angel Baby, in a black dress, joins Kimberly, in a black wig, vest, and boots with a white skirt, on a rooftop. They kiss and play with each other as Kimberly stretches out both her holes with her fingers. They get down to eat each other before Kimberly goes back to stretching out Angel's ass with her fingers. She lets Angel work her over with a strap on as the toys come out, and repays her with a little anal toy action before they kiss and the cameras move to the sky.
This is an above average scene. Kimberly and Angel Baby appear to be into each other pretty good, and the scene keeps moving right along. That moving right along is also the major problem with the scene, as it only lasts about seven minutes and is very chopped up. This is an artistic scene that still manages to keep a little of the chemistry rather than completely killing it.
|Scene 5 - Dana Vespoli, Kimberly Kane, Alec Knight, and Otto Bauer|
Kimberly sticks around for the next scene wearing some funky white socks, a black bra, and a leather corset as Dana licks her down below. She moves behind Dana to tongue her holes, and they work back and forth a bit while mixing in some lizard kissing and a little finger action for Dana's ass. Cowboys Otto and Alec magically join them, so the girls make their way back and forth sucking them before Alec fucks Dana from behind while Otto stuffs her face. She leads them by the cocks out in to the corral for them to double stuff her in midair both ways before Otto gives it to her ass from behind. She sucks them a little more and then takes a decent double facial from them.
This is a pretty good scene. Kimberly works good as a warm up for Dana, and does a nice job joining in for the cocksucking. Dana does a very nice job handling the guys from then on, but the fucking seemed way too short for the scene. The headless cowboy start also really reminded me of much of Jack the Zipper's Squealer, which isn't always a good thing. Like so much else that Jack does, this scene had its moments and also left me with some mixed feelings.
|Scene 6 - Smoking Mary Jane, Dani Woodward, and Roxy Jezel|
Smoking Mary Jane returns in her same outfit only with a pair of dildos strapped to her thighs while Dani rolls around in a pair of ruby platforms and red panties on a similar white couch rubbing her pussy. Dani magically comes over to ride one of the dildos before Roxy joins in on the other leg. They hop on and off riding the toys and sucking them before Dani lies back for Mary Jane to eat her while Roxy works on Mary Jane from behind. Roxy also fucks Mary Jane from behind before giving it to the girls to suck while she moves around behind Dani. Roxy lies back and has the girls work on her before declaring the playtime is over and the scene coming to an end.
This is a pretty hot scene. There's great chemistry between the girls and it moves along nicely. I really like how Roxy and Smoking Mary Jane kept their same personalities for this scene, which made it seem like an extension of their earlier outing. Dani makes a great addition to the scene, and the scene flows pretty well. It does have a little jerkiness to it, but it works much better than many of the other scenes here. This isn't too bad of a scene.
|Scene 7 - Kimberly Kane, Lexi Love, Mr. Marcus, and a couple other guys|
Kimberly start things out in a darkroom getting turned on by the photos of action from the movie that are covering the wall. Three black hands reach through to pull her around before she goes to work sucking cocks through the gloryholes. Lexi arrives and helps her suck and stroke the cocks. Lexi takes all of the pops on her face, and lets Kimberly lick some of it off before they finish things up with a little lizard kissing.
I could barely watch this scene. Kimberly and Lexi look to get into the cocksucking pretty well, but the pinkish lighting and the strobe light effects made my eyes hurt almost immediately. It's too bad, because I kind of like the idea for the scene. Granted, oral sex scenes never really do much for me, but I love the idea of the final scene in the movie starting out with somebody starting out in a room surrounded by pictures from the movie. This is a good idea with an execution that just didn't do it for me.
Naked and Famou$ is a movie that will probably either really work for you or really not. For me, it leans very heavily towards the “not” side of the equation. That isn't to say that I didn't like the entire movie, as Roxy Jezel and Smoking Mary Jane's pair of scenes worked pretty well for me. I also liked some of the ideas in the scenes. What didn't work for me was the camera work. There were frequent strobe-type effects and a fair amount of camera motion that gave me a headache almost immediately. I know porn's supposed to cause certain body parts to start throbbing, but I never thought that feeling should be happening between my temples. I mean, if I want throbbing and temples, I'll go read whatever Luke Ford's writing about! Once again, Jack the Zipper seems to blur the line between artistic genius and complete fuckup, but regardless of which side you think he leans towards you can't deny that he isn't trying to do his own thing. For that reason, Kimberly Kane could have picked a lot worse people to work with for Naked & Famou$, but I still can't say that it worked too well for me. Naked & Famou$ is pretty standard alt porn.
The Extra StuffThe photo gallery lasts over seventeen minutes (yes, that’s like a fifth of the running time of the actual movie) with about six seconds per very good looking snapshot or full screen photo. Trailers are included for Naked and Famou$, Blacklight Beauty, Naturally Stacked 2, Cheek Freaks 2, Dress Up Dolls, Obedience School, and Twisted Youth. There’s also a deleted scenes and a behind the scenes featurette.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts about seventeen minutes. Kimberly starts things out getting ready in the bathroom with Angel talking about things like celebrities they'd like to fuck, Zodiac sign, wildest sex in NYC, sex partners, and anything else that comes to Kimberly's mind. Kimberly has fun with Misty Menedez next on the street before going inside to check out Dani Woodward and Smoking Mary Jane. Kimberly tries to figure out some of the movie and how it's going to be done before a few words with Roxy about her distaste for doing laundry and one of the guys she doesn't like working with. Finally, there's a few words with Smoking Mary Jane about getting into the industry. Although it doesn't include everybody, this is a very nice behind the scenes featurette. You get a good feel that Kimberly Kane really was the director for the movie rather than just being a known name fronting for somebody else. You also get a good feeling for the personality of many of the stars. I enjoyed this featurette more than than I did a lot of the movie.
|Bonus Scene - Faith and Kimberly Kane|
Faith starts out the deleted scene in some sexy black lingerie throwing her frizzled hair around and playing with herself lightly. She strips down to her shoes as she plays, and works herself over both lying back on the bed and on all fours. After a bit she's joined by Kimberly, who kisses her against the window. They work their hands and mouths around each other before taking to the bed where they fight for dominance a bit. Faith grinds against Kimberly from the top, they spank each other, and they even lick and rub each other down below. Finally, the scene fades out.
This scene did next to nothing for me. There didn't seem to be any chemistry between the girls, and the artistic style didn't work for me either. It started off making me a bit curious, but it never grew from there. The style was okay, but it just never went anywhere for me. This scene seems best off being deleted.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, interracial, group, lesbian, rimming (female > female), domination, masturbation, anal, DP, toys, and oral
Raincoat Factor: Very high if you dig the style, low if you don't
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Pulse’s DVDs can be found online for between about $17 and $25, with many stores offering them for around $20. Unless you've seen some of Jack the Zipper's work before, rent this one before buying it. The sex is extremely artistic, and won't work for many people. The technical aspects are focused and deliberate, but frequently didn't work for me. There's also some very nice care put into the extras, which helps out the overall DVD. This DVD shows a lot of care, but frequently didn't work for me.
Note to Pulse Pictures: Although this one was hit or miss for me, it's great to see you supporting something a little different rather than trying to do the same thing all the time.
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