Running Time: 81 min. (cover states approx. 90 min. which is stretching things a bit)
Production Date: 2 / 20 / 2001
Director: Toni English
Initial Expectations: I’ve heard great things about this series, so I have pretty high hopes.
Initial Reaction: I can see why Naked Hollywood has received so much attention and am looking forward to more episodes on DVD.
Who Should Watch It : Couples and anybody looking for a little romance in their porn
Who Should Avoid It: Raincoaters and anybody looking for nastier porn
Audio /Video Quality: The audio and video are both very well done. The audio is clear and well balanced. The video has a little grain and a few shadows in places, but they rarely interfere with the feature.
Music: Although some of the music is fairly typical couples movie porn, there’s also music that’s sexy and has kind of a jazzy romantic feel. It’s nicely balanced with the rest of the audio and helps out most of the scenes.
Menus: The main menu is nicely done with some great animation that gives the DVD a classy feel. The chapter menu is arranged very differently, and I have to say that it’s a little confusing. It looks good and isn’t too hard to get used to, which makes the uniqueness far outweigh the initial confusion.
The Feature: Naked Hollywood 1: Faking It revolves around talk show host Nina Hartley and her three friends, Dee, Keri Windsor, and Lauren Montgomery. They’re all looking for the right person, and some of them even think they might have found it. Nina’s a radio sexual therapist (as in talk show host rather than dealing with sexually frustrated electronics), who has to fill in on a cooking show and can barely manage to make cereal. To complicate things more, she thinks she loves her boyfriend Evan Stone, but is afraid to say anything.
Keri Windsor and Jason McCain start off the sex for Naked Hollywood: Faking It in the shower. Jason starts out fucking Keri’s pussy with his tongue and fingers as well as moving back to tongue fuck her ass. She repays him with a vigorous blowjob that takes him all the way in and by letting him fuck her face good and hard. They move out of the shower for Jason to take Keri from behind, caressing, spanking, and grabbing her ass as he fucks her pussy. She rolls over for a little mish action before finishing by taking Jason’s pop on her chin and tits. It’s a very odd facial since Keri seems very afraid and unsure of it. It’s a little bit of a letdown as an ending, but the rest of the scene is really good. The ending fits in very well with the start of the next dialogue scene, which made any hesitation I had about it.
Nina Hartley and Evan Stone decide to eat in rather than go out in the next scene. They take their time getting started with a lot of kissing and playing before Nina goes down on Evan with a smile. She works his cock and balls with her mouth and hands, and frequently looks up and smiles, which does wonders for the chemistry in this scene. They also laugh and joke a little with each other as Evan returns the favor by licking and finger fucking her pussy. Surprisingly, and in what seems like a fairly realistic touch for many people, after such a long bout of foreplay the actual fucking doesn’t last too long. Evan fucks Nina from behind for a couple minutes and then unloads on her amazing ass. Although it’s a pretty soft scene, it’s extremely well done and builds both heat and fun with the great chemistry.
Lauren Montgomery goes back for a tour of Marty Romano’s house, as well as Marty himself. Once again there’s a nice little tease leading up to any foreplay, and Lauren puts a nice bit of energy into sucking Marty’s cock while taking her time sucking it. Marty, of course, returns the favor by tenderly licking Lauren’s love canal with his pierced tongue before sailing his skin boat deep into its recesses. They start out in a missionary that they modify into kind of a side saddle before moving onto doggie and a nice pop on Lauren’s ass. It’s another good scene, but the chemistry isn’t quite as strong as in the other scenes.
Daisy Chain picks up Dee when Dee shows her some of the abstract art she’s created. Not surprisingly, there’s some nice little foreplay leasing up to Daisy sucking Dee’s tits and fingering and licking Dee’s pussy. Daisy keeps moving things along, letting Dee lick her pussy as she fingers her own ass, and then has Dee lay back so she can play with Dee’s pussy some more. It’s a well done scene that once again has some very nice chemistry, as well as good heat.
Nina Hartley celebrates her new on air show with Joey Ray in the back room after a few tequila shots. This scene has a much different feel that Nina’s earlier scene. Earlier it was a loving, sexual scene where this one is much more about just having a good fuck. There’s still some of the same enjoyment by both Nina and Joey, but many of the little subtleties are missing. Joey starts out eating Nina’s pussy before letting her drop down and suck his cock. They work through doggie a standing missionary before Joey blasts Nina on the stomach with his spooge shooter. It’s a pretty good scene, but a little disappointing after the great chemistry in some of the other scenes.
Naked Hollywood 1: Faking It works well, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody familiar with its cast. In quite a few ways it reminds me of an adult version of Sex in the City, as it revolves around four female friends and their lives. Nina Hartley leads things very well, and the entire feature has a nice touch of realism to it, as opposed to most of the porn out there that exists somewhere in fantasy land. There’s barely any anal sex, with the only anal being in masturbation and no group sex. It makes the sex here very easy to relate to, and the chemistry makes it very likeable. Although it’s part of a series, it also ends things nicely so you don’t feel you need to pick up more to get the rest of the story, for those who care about things like that. Naked Hollywood 1: Faking It is well thought out and shows why Adam & Eve is often thought highly of when it comes to couples porn.
Extras: Of course, the extras include internet information. A DVD extra section without internet information would be like a Arkansas prom without at least a couple guys taking one of their kin. The photo gallery lasts about two and thee quarter minutes with five seconds per nice looking snapshot. Bios are included for Keri Windsor, Nina Hartley, Lauren Montgomery, Dee, and Evan Stone. Each bio includes a short bio of the star and a photo to recognize them by. Trailers are included for Invisible, The Puppeteer, and The Secret of Harlot Hill.
The bonus scene comes from Nick Orleans’ The Hotspot and stars Ava Vincent, Mia Smiles, and Chris Cannon. Ava Vincent, a cute blonde who normally has a nasty streak in her eye, watches Mia Smiles, an extremely cute Oriental, suck Chris Cannon’s cock while masturbating. Mia stands up while sucking Chris’s cock, which gives a great view of her superb ass before they trade positions so Chris’s tongue can dance on Mia’s pussy. As Chris starts fucking Mia’s pussy, Herschel Savage walks up to Ava with a raging hard-on for her to try and cure. Ava sucks Herschel’s cock until he pops on her nicely natural tits while Chris and Mia work through several standard positions. Chris finally finishes things with a nice pop on Mia’s great ass. It’s a hot scene that has very nice chemistry.
Themes: Straight, lesbian, anal (finger), and very light spanking
Raincoat Factor: Medium
Overall: Naked Hollywood 1: Faking It is very well done. There’s nice acting in an average storyline. The sex is very nicely done and has very nice chemistry and a cast that looks like they’re enjoying themselves. The transfer is also very good, as are the extras, which makes this a winner of a DVD. If you’re a big fan of couples porn, I’d even recommend picking it up for a little under $20, which seems to be a good average price for most adult films online.
Note to Adam & Eve: With the ongoing nature of Naked Hollywood, it would be nice to see trailers for future episodes and perhaps an interview with the ongoing cast and director about it. A behind the scenes featurette would also be nice.
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