Director: Michael Zen
The Storyline: Devinn Lane waisting away in a cold, prison cell? How did this come about? Well, it seems as if our sexy convict used to be a stripper, as were her friends Gia Jordan and Monique Alexander. They all hooked on the side and one night they went with a wealthy club patron (Nick Manning) to his mansion. The plan was actually for Devinn to keep him busy while Gia and Monique robbed him blind. Of course, her so-called friends knocked her and Nick out, tied them together, and got away with the money. Nick pressed charges against Devinn. Now in prison, Ms. Lane endures the sadistic practices of her prison guard (Carmen Hayes). Once out, the hardened Devinn meets up with an old friend from the club (Holly Hollywood) and sets about finding her old cohorts for the purposes of exacting her revenge. It turns out that the money Gia and Monique stole from Nick was not actually his; it belonged to the mob. As such, a member of the mafia (Brad Armstrong) is also looking to punish Gia and Monique. Those two better look out because Devinn is one tough chick. This is kind of like The Count of Monte Cristo only not.
The Abridged Version: This is the worst Devinn Lane feature I have seen since she started doing boy/girl. Is it horrible? Not really. Mediocre is a more apt description. The plot, despite its last act surprises, is rather less than compelling and the acting somewhat embarrassing. Devinn’s “tough chick” is not so much tough as she is a woman who is prone to occasional fits of unconvincing anger, scowls a lot, smokes on occasion, and wears bandanas and black leather jackets sometimes. Essentially, she is a glorified biker chick without any of the legitimate anger. Due to the failings of the script and the acting, the film ends up being rather boring, especially considering that long sets of time are devoted to this tired storyline. In fact, it is 18 minutes into the film before the first full sex scene begins. You will find yourself fast-forwarding through all of that to the scene and the same is true for all of the subsequent sex scenes. What of the sex though? Does it salvage this unfortunate snoozefest? For Devinn Lane fans? Yes. For anyone else? No. Devinn is amazing in her scene with Nick Manning, playing off of his tendency to talk a lot during sex and turning it into a steamy encounter where they are constantly exchanging words. I especially loved how she teases him during cowgirl: “You like paying dirty little whores to fuck you? Huh? You dirty boy!” Her g/g with Holly Hollywood is very typical whereas her b/g with Brad Armstrong is only as good as she makes it. However, I found the two other sex scenes that make up the rest of the film to be altogether uninspiring, much like the film as a whole.
Scene 1: Devinn w/Nick Manning (17 minutes)
In the ADT forum, Devinn Lane started a thread entitled “Nick Manning train wrecked my pussy.” She authored it around the time this scene was filmed. She basically said that she did not expect to enjoy her scene with Nick nearly as much as she did. Leading up to the actual scene is some 18 minutes of exposition, including a little bit of girl-girl loving between Devinn, Gia, and Monique on stage. Finally alone on a bed with cheesy leopard skin sheets, Devinn and Nick start pawing at each other like crazy. Ms. Lane looks especially hot with her hair up and in a big ponytail, reminding me a bit of 60s go-go dancer. She blows him, he eats her out and sucks on her nipples. They fuck in cowgirl, missionary, and doggy. He “drops loads” over her breasts in the end. These two had amazing chemistry together. She was very into it, with her eyes rolling into the back of her head frequently and her moans reaching feverish pitches occasionally.
Scene 2: Devinn and Holly Hollywood (18 minutes)
It dawns on Devinn, now out of prison, that she has nowhere to stay. Holly hears Devinn’s tale of woe and offers her a place to sleep. Later that night, they are both completely naked in bed together. Holly is massaging Devinn’s back. I don’t know if this was supposed to seem like a gradual, heat of the moment thing but it is pretty obvious from the second we see them in bed that they are going to have sex like only two women can. Holly eats out Devinn who then returns the favor, though both girls seem to prefer using fingers to mouths. The 3 finger process brings Holly to climax and they fall asleep in each other’s arms. This was hotter than I expected, but I am far from being converted into loving girl/girl porn because of it.
Scene 3: Holly w/Barrett Blade (13 minutes)
Holly wakes up to find that Devinn has left in the middle of the night. Not only that, her boyfriend, Barrett Blade, is staring at her, wanting to know what the hell is going on between her and Devinn. With porn, the answer to all of life’s problems is sex. So, Holly takes Barrett to their bathroom and lets him fuck her. After the usual foreplay formalities, they get to standing doggy (filmed primarily from below) and missionary before Barrett unloads over her stomach and chest. For Blade, this is a big load. It is too bad that he wasted it on a really mundane scene.
Scene 4: Monique and Gia (12 minutes)
It seems as if Monique and Gia have entered the porn business to evade the mafia. Gia’s thinking is essentially that such a move is so stupid and makes them so obvious that the mafia would never think of it. Sound logic from a porn star using the stage name “Flame”, which she picks because of the flame red wig she now wears. Monique has also taken to wearing a wig, a black one, in the hopes of somehow hiding her true identity. The money they stole went to ass implants for Gia. They celebrate by rubbing against each other and applying their mouths to parts of each other’s anatomy that would feel good. Gia Jordan is damn sexy and does have an amazing ass. That does not save this clunker of a scene though.
Scene 5: Devinn w/Brad Armstrong (11 minutes)
“My name is Kitten Sweet and my pussy eats cock. The bigger the better,” says Devinn to the seedy casting agent in a mildly amusing scene. At this point, she has seen “Flame” on a TV commercial and knows that her destination to attain her revenge is the porn industry. So she finds herself sitting on a casting couch, wearing a revealing pink dress, black choker, and short white wig. I love Devinn the way she is physically, but the pervert in me hopes that she will try on such an outfit for a full sex scene some day. As it is, this non-sex storyline scene comes and goes without sound logic behind it. It leads into the finale, which holds a couple of twists I will not ruin. After the storyline has been settled, Devinn and Brad Armstrong pair together in a spacious room with big windows overlooking blue skies and green foliage. She blows him, filmed over his shoulder in quasi-POV, and titty fucks him. I notice that apparently Devinn Lane has a tongue stud. After she sits on his face, they are in cowgirl where he is content to her let her do all the work. He makes up for it by three-fingering her nicely and then pushing her over the hump in missionary. He aims for a facial but misses the mark somewhat. She does get a fair deal of cum on her tongue and chin though. Devinn was great here, but Brad is a far better director than performer. As a meat puppet, he essentially just stands there and never seems to be all that into it. However, he is the Wicked director and all Wicked girls have to fuck him in a scene it seems. Devinn is now part of the Brad Armstrong club. Keep one thing in mind: according to what Devinn said in the ADT forum, Lexington Steele was supposed to play Brad’s role. He cancelled at the last minute and Brad was a hasty replacement. Lex and Devinn. We (and apparently Devinn) can only dream.
The DVD: The DVD is protected by Macrovision. As for extras, Wicked Pictures always loads these things up.
Bonus Scene (13 minutes): Taylor St. Claire, Nicole Sheridan, and Devinn. Taken from Beautiful/Nasty Too. TSC is my favorite ever. Devinn is in my top 3. I expected this scene to be better. Maybe next time the two can share a guy together. Scene ends with Taylor on the receiving end of a strap-on DP.
Behind the Scenes (25 minutes): “Nick Manning wrecked my vagina. What does that mean for Brad Armstrong? What? No, he doesn’t get to wreck my ass. Gawd. Everyone wants in my ass.” This is merely one of the nuggets from Devinn in this entertaining behind the scenes feature.
Star Stats: For Devinn and Holly.
Final Thought: Do women now represent a significant portion of the porn-viewing audience? Wicked Pictures sure as hell thinks they do, as they have made themselves into the Lifetime Channel (or Women’s Network) of the adult film industry. This is a silly film with a rather tired premise, but underneath it you have a simple message of female empowerment. Devinn’s character is a tough, modern woman who still maintains her femininity. She sets her mind to something and does it. Does that mean that I should like this film more than I do? No. I can merely appreciate that such a product is being made. I would rather watch this than a misogynistic film made by people who can barely hide their hatred for women.
RENT IT or BUY IT: RENT IT only if you are a big Devinn fan
About the Author: A current college undergrad, Kelly began his infatuation with pornography through the likes of late night Skinimax before graduating to hardcore. As such, he has a built-in appreciation for the mental edge provided by storylines, yet he typically prefers harder sex than is offered by features. He used to operate a fan site dedicated to Taylor St. Claire, who is still to this day his favorite porn star. Right behind her at #2 and #3 in his top 3 girls of all time are Avy Scott and Devinn Lane. Among the active girls, he enjoys Jessica Sweet, Haley Paige, Avy Lee Roth, Penny Flame, Nadia Styles, and Alex Devine. He also appreciates some of the stars of yesterday, especially Christy Canyon, Victoria Paris, Taija Rae, Tracey Adams, Nikki Dial, Renee Larue, Zora Banks, and the very recently retired Jennifer Luv. He avoids Max Hardcore, Ed Powers, Vivid, and compilations as much as possible. No one current company really demands his attention since he is of the opinion that porn has become horribly homogenized, but Platinum X, Third Degree, Wicked, and Evil Angel can usually be relied upon for a solid DVD. He generally favors anal and DP scenes with big facials, but is too timid for gangbangs and any such other extremities. His favorite current directors are Chris Streams, Mike John, Joey Silvera, and Jules Jordan. His favorite porn films of all time include The Fashionistas (2003) and The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women 1 (2000). When reading his "Rent it or Buy It" advice, take into consideration the fact that he almost never buys pornography. He is a habitual renter