The Little Details
Running Time: 85 min.
Production Date: 12 / 23 / 2003
Director: Jimmy DiGiorgio
Cast: Joelean, Cytherea, Keiko, Dominica Leoni, Gia Paloma, Sinai, Rod Fontana, Brian Heston, Dave Pounder, and Tony Sexton
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Jimmy D has made some good movies. I’m looking forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: The movie struck me with the “who cares, it’s just porn” attitude, but Smash put enough care into it to raise the overall package up to the average level.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of the stars or anybody having trouble sleeping
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody who wants well lit scenes
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The audio is nicely done. It’s clear and well balanced, and I don’t think I heard a single background noise. The video leaves a bit to be desired. It’s pretty clear, but the lighting is a little on the dark side. There’s plenty of shadows to interfere with things and it varies a bit in the scenes. There’s also a bit of pixelation and grain which pop in now and then, and which are often quite noticeable.
Music: The only music is during the lead-ins and teases, and varies a little from scene to scene. It’s often a bit loud, but not so much that it interferes with the action.
Menus: I’m not sure if I like or hate the main menu, but it is unique. It works the secrets aspect well with a question mark that’s replaced by one of the girls. It keeps the secrets aspect going by incorporating the chapter menu into the main menu and letting you jump to a scene based on it’s number. Part of me really likes that, as they worked the secret and surprise into it, but I also like to be able to jump to a certain scene when I see a certain performer is in it. Regardless, I have to give Smash credit for trying something new.
The FeatureSecrets Exposed goes with a vignette style similar to what Jimmy D used in Real Sexxx Letters. Each scene focuses on a girl who tells a sexual story about something they did that nobody else knows about. It makes for a quick lead-in to each scene before things get into the sex.
|Scene 1 - Cytherea and Brian Heston|
Cytherea starts things out talking about doing something she’d always wanted to do but never had the guts, nude modeling. She finally gives in to her urges with photographer Brain Heston. Brian has Cytherea slowly work out of her clothes while he snaps photos, and repeatedly checks to make sure she comfortable. When she comments on how hot it is up there, Brian takes the opportunity to tell her that it might be more than the lights, and moves down to tongue and finger her pussy. Cytherea reciprocates with some nice knob gobbling, complete with plenty of eyes and stroking, before climbing up for the mandatory reverse cowgirl. They keep things going missionary and doggie style before Cytherea hops down to take a good facial. She gets right in there to catch almost all of it in her mouth and even plays with it before the camera pans away and fades out.
This is a pretty good scene, and a bit of a surprise as well. Cytherea is well known squirting abilities, and none of that comes out here. Her energy and vocals, however, do come out quite well. I’m not sure if Brian wasn’t able to get Cytherea up to squirting or not, but he does do a pretty good job. My only complaint here is that the camera work and editing were off from my tastes. There’s quite a few close ups and I frequently found myself wanting to see something other than what I was shown.
|Scene 2 - Gia Paloma and Rod Fontana|
Gia gets it on with Rod, her athletic trainer, in the second scene. He shows her a few variations of her current treadmill exercise and runs his hands across her body to let her know which muscles the new exercises will work. He also lets her know that working out nude can help because then she can see some of the muscle development over time. He examines her muscles before kissing her tits and helping her down to suck his cock. Rod checks Gia’s flexibility by having her touch her toes, and then starts fucking her. He has her hold herself up on the arms of the treadmill and fucks her a bit more before breaking to suck her toes and lick her pussy. They work through a bit of reverse cowgirl before Rod works a new set of muscles by skull fucking Gia. Finally, they work through a bit of missionary before Rod pops in Gia’s mouth.
I wanted to really like this scene, but in the end it just couldn’t make it much past average. Gia is very energetic and vocal, but often comes off with so much that I had a very hard time finding her believable. The main thing that saved the scene for me was Rod. He does a great job in his ‘trainer’ parts where he gives a halfway corny line before fucking Gia some new way. It kept the scene fun and made me forget a little about Gia’s credibility. He also delivers some nice energy and a good pop. This is a pretty good scene, and much better than I expected.
|Scene 3 - Joelean and Tony Sexton|
Happily married Joelean, who’s nicely made the transition from girly to womanly, has her fuck buddy Tony come over to service her when her husband goes out of town. They play games, such as having Tony pretend to be a peeping tom while Joelean puts on a show. She strips down and changes into s little lingerie before lightly touching herself and pretending to fall asleep. Tony comes in and can’t resist running his hands across her body, followed by his tongue. After getting a little taste of Joelean’s honey pot, he strips off his shirt and pulls her legs apart to get a good taste. Joelean wakes with a smile when Tony sticks his cock in her mouth, and gives it some loving attention complete with great eyes. She fucks him in the mandatory reverse cowgirl (even inserting a finger with his cock to fill her up better), as well as taking it missionary and doggie style. Finally, Joelean flips around to try to take a nice facial, but Tony misses her face almost completely and lets most of it land on her back before she tries to suck out the last few drops.
This is a pretty good scene. Tony feels like he’s barely in the scene, but Joelean does an excellent job! She puts some very good energy into the scene and really looks like she’s enjoying herself the entire time. This is one of the best scenes in the movie and makes me hope for more of Joelean in the future.
|Scene 4 - Keiko and Dominica Leoni|
Keiko finds out that her new assistant Dominica can do one thing right, namely fucking her boss. After Keiko tries letting Dominica go, Dominica lets her know that Keiko needs sex more than she needs to lose her, and sets out to give it to her even when Keiko tells her she’s not a lesbian. Dominica strips Keiko down and licks her a bit before going to her purse to get her vibe and fucking Keiko with it. Keiko returns the favor with another vibe before the scene fades out.
This is a pretty average scene. There’s some nice chemistry between the girls, especially when it starts out, but it seems that the longer it goes on the less there is. Once the dildos come out all you really get to see is one of the girls, the toy, and an arm, so I rarely felt that the girls were completely into it. This even made me doubt some of the reactions of the girls who were receiving. Finally, the scene just fades out rather than showing the girls looking fulfilled or like they’re done. This scene had a great start, but a sad finish.
|Scene 5 - Sinai and Dave Pounder|
Finally, Sinai has a sexual encounter with her boss after working late one night. After talking a bit about a possible move for her in the company, Sinai grabs Dave by the tie, kisses him hard, and pulls him over. They exchange oral favors while stripping down before Sinai lets Dave nail her missionary style. They move on through a bit of recerse cowgirl and doggie before Dave gives Sinai a nice creamy pop on her tongue.
Not surprisingly, this is another average scene. Unlike most scenes, however, this one left me almost completely apathetic. I think I might have been so numbed by the rest of this feature that by this point I couldn’t really feel anything. Sinai seems to enjoy herself, but watching the same three positions used in every other straight scene here combined with lackluster camera work and angles left me not really caring about it at all.
Secrets Exposed is a pretty average porno which should have been much better. There’s some nice chemistry in the scenes, but Joelean’s scene stands out as the best. Even her scene isn’t immune from problems, and is probably the scene most plagued by them. The lighting in most of Secrets Exposed leaves plenty to be desired. Every scene is plagued by shadows, and it’s rare for any of the scenes to get up to what I’d consider an average amount of light for any length of time. Just as annoying for me was the camera work. I think over half of every scene had me wanting a different angle than what I was shown. Part of this was due to an extreme amount of close-ups (do we really need to zoom in on a girl’s cheek?), but even the distance shots often seemed a bit off for me. They often had a very odd angle to them that felt like they were a foot or two off from being a great shot. The camera work also seemed to have the attitude that the less shown of the guy the better, which makes it really hard to establish any chemistry in the scene. It even takes this attitude in the lesbian scene where only the girl receiving is really shown. Finally, the editing is very rough. There are very few position changes shown, and even within a position the cuts seem very noticeable. Secrets Exposed is a great example of average-at-best porn.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for My Playtoy, Real Sexxx Letters, Down Your Throat, Test Drive, Busta Nut 1, and Legal Skin 12. The photo gallery lasts about three and a half minutes and features very nice looking, but almost constantly changing framed photos. There’s also web links and a behind the scenes featurette.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts about ten minutes. You don’t get to see any of the scenes getting shot, but you do get interviews with most of the cast. Jimmy D talks to each of the girls, as well as Dave Pounder, about things like their scene, what turns them on, their website, and what they’re hoping to do after leaving the jiz biz. Jimmy D has a nice way with the talent and everything feels nicely laid back and personal. It’s a nice little group of interviews, and a great extra.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, toe-ing, lesbian, and toys
Raincoat Factor: Medium
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many Smash DVDs can be found online for between $14 and $24 with most stores offering them in the $20 range. Aim low here, or better yet, rent this one first. There’s some decent girls here, but the sex all hovers around average. There’s some nice extra footage, but the technical aspects leave more than a little to be desired.
Note to Smash Pictures: This was a great example on how to not light a movie. I hope it improves in the future. On the other hand, it’s very nice to see you putting some nice care into the overall DVD by including a great behind the scenes featurette.
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