Running Time: 89 min. (includes 4.5 minute recap of the previous episode and 3 minute preview of the next chapter)
Production Date: 2 / 5 / 2002
Director: Toni English
Cast: Nina Hartley, Keri Windsor, Dee, Inari Vachs, Dale DaBone, Eric Everhard, Mark Anthony, Steven St. Croix, and Lauren Montgomery in a non-sex role
Initial Expectations: I’ve really been impressed with this series and look forward to every new episode.
Initial Reaction: It’s by far the worst episode I’ve seen in this series.
Who Should Watch It : Insomniacs
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody looking for good porn
Audio /Video Quality: The audio is pretty clear, but there is a little that’s obviously been dubbed and a little that sounds hollow. The video is very well lit, but does show some very slight grain.
Music: The music is the same as I’ve heard in the rest of this series, and rests nicely in the background. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing here since it helps hold the scenes together as part of something bigger, but it doesn’t always fit the feel of the scenes either.
Menus: The menus have the same style as the rest of the series. The main menu has some decent animation and the chapter menu lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of the scene and a scene number.
The Feature: Nina and the girls are back, and this time they’re finding that love, or lust as the case may be for some don’t always mix. Dee’s interested in a rich guy (Mark Anthony) who likes her paintings, but she isn’t sure if she’s attracted to him because of his money or not. Nina’s being wooed by Dale DaBone, who wants to take her radio show national, and Keri’s getting turned on by dirt poor photographer Steven St. Croix, who she might be hiring.
Keri Windsor starts things out with Steven St. Croix eating in rather than going out. She gives him a deep blowjob before letting him fuck her from behind. She gives him a break to lick her snatch a bit before they fuck in a standing missionary and finally takes his ball butter from her stomach up and into her hair. She sucks out what’s left, but with the way Steven popped here I don’t think there was much there. It’s a pretty hot scene with good chemistry.
Next up, Mark Anthony gets more from Dee than just a painting. They kiss passionately as they strip down, and Mark quickly makes his way down under to get Dee warmed up. They work through the same standing doggie and missionary that was used in the previous scene before Dee sucks Mark to an almost nonexistent pop. There’s some great chemistry and energy here until the scene ends with more of a fizzle than a pop. Even worse, the scene feels redundant since there isn’t really anything new from the first scene. Yes, that could probably be said for most porn scenes, but I’ve never seen it as bad as this.
After finishing with business for the night, Nina Hartley decides to take on Dale DaBone at his place. Dale kisses his way around Nina as she strips before eating her, and then goes directly to fucking her in, yep, you guessed it, missionary. They take a blowjob break before Dale fucks Nina from behind, and finally pops on her ass. Although there’s great chemistry here, the scene feels like I’m watching paint dry. It’s the same darn thing as the two scenes before it, and because of it I damn near fell asleep.
Steven St. Croix returns to take on Inari Vachs in the penultimate scene. Once again they kiss while stripping down a little, and Inari puts her amazing oral skills to work to warm Steven up. In a nice touch, they masturbate for each other before Steven goes down on Inari and fingers her ass while eating her. Finally, he fucks her missionary style before popping all over her. There’s some good stuff here, but sadly the scene drags on so long that it ends up decent at best. It’s too bad since Inari and Steven had some nice chemistry going.
Finally, Keri Windsor takes on Erik Everhard. Keri and Erik are two of the most energetic performers around, so after everything that’s come before in this movie, I was ready to be thoroughly disappointed. Things end up just as formulaic as the other scenes in this movie, with an exchange of oral favors before the mandatory doggie and missionary fucking and Erik popping on Keri’s stomach. Luckily Keri and Erik had great chemistry together or this scene wouldn’t have even made it to the average mark.
Naked Hollywood 6: Money starts out good, but nosedives into suck-ville shortly after the first scene. The plot isn’t quite as well done as some of the other episodes, but worse, the sex is boring and extremely forgettable. The scenes are of a pretty average length, but seem to go on forever. Most of them only have two positions (namely doggie and missionary), and it’s four scenes and over an hour into the movie before there’s even a third position (namely, reverse cowgirl)! Sadly, it’s also the only scene to use that third position. I can understand people making an adult film that’s directed to couples wanting to stick with familiar positions that couples can easily try afterwards, or even during the movie, but this is freaking ridiculous! Movies like this are supposed to make couples want to ravish each other like highschoolers on prom night, not wonder where the Geritol is so they have enough energy to get to bed or to start popping No-Doz so they can make it through the movie! I’m guessing some of these problems were the result of Lauren Montgomery wanting to retire from in front of the camera, since I don’t think she has five minutes of screen time here and she’s dressed through all of it. I can only hope that with Asia Carrera arriving in the next episode things get better. It might also have been the result of trying to tame things down too much after bringing in a little fetish action in Naked Hollywood 5: Twisted. Regardless, it can’t get much worse than in Naked Hollywood 6: Money, who’s title just told you what you lost in addition to your time.
Extras: The photo gallery lasts about a minute and a third with about four seconds per nice looking full screen photo or snapshot. Trailers are included for Goddess, Invisible, and A Midsummer Night’s Cream. Finally, bios are included for Nina Hartley, Dee, Lauren Montgomery, Keri Windsor, Dale DaBone, Steven St. Croix, and Inari Vachs. Each bio includes a little personal information and a nice photo of the star.
The main extra, however is a bonus scene from X Professionals with Brook Lane and Steve Drake on his yacht. She gives him a decent cocksucking before letting him finger and sample her snatch. They move on to fuck in a few common positions, with much of it feeling uninspired and finishing off in a pop on Brook’s ass. It’s a disappointment of a scene.
Themes: Straight, rimming (male > female), spanking, inter-racial, masturbation, and anal
Raincoat Factor: Low
Overall: Currently most of the Naked Hollywood series can be found online for between $8 and $24 with a few stores offering it for around $15. Rent this one before you buy it, even if you’re a fan of the series. The sex is boring and stale after the first scene, and the plot isn’t as well done as in some of the other episodes. At least there’s a decent transfer and some extras.
Note to Adam & Eve: I sure hope this is the low point in this series!
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