I usually don’t like casting couch movies. I know that it’s all a set up, and that the women in these movies do know ahead of time that they’re going to be fucking the “casting agent,” but the whole charade of pretending that this lady is getting conned into sex with the promise of fame or fortune at the other end rubs me the wrong way. Happily, director Kayden Kross breathes new life into the genre with Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch from fledgling studio airerose Entertainment. In only her second time flying solo in the director’s chair, Kross rounds up four young women who are new to the industry. After an interview in which the porno newbies awkwardly divulge their histories and sexual appetites, Kross unleashes her fiancé and perennial AVN award winner Manuel Ferrara on these girls who apparently don’t understand what a treat they’re getting. Kross is keenly interested in highlighting the inexperience of her subjects, exploring how time spent in the sex industry changes how the new girls perform and how authenticity is or is not maintained. Matching these women with a legend like Ferrara makes the juxtaposition of newbie vs. porn star clearer, and leads to both super awkward and super sexy results.
Casting Couch starts off strong with Tomi Taylor; this statuesque brunette has a distinctive, memorable face, a banging bod, infinitely squeezable boobs, and is easily the most charismatic of Kayden Kross’ quartet of noobs. She seems the most comfortable during her conversation with Kayden, but she really shines when she enters the famous Kross-Ferrara bedroom for POV fuckery with Mr. Manuel. As it turns out, Tomi Taylor is a kinky, dirty talking, aggressively submissive little minx who has instant chemistry with her costar. It’s a match made in heaven, as Taylor goes face deep into Ferrara’s balls and asshole and asks to be his dirty little whore, which the well hung Frenchman is all too happy to indulge her in. There’s plenty of face, ass, and titty slapping, but my favorite parts have to be when Ferrara sets the camera down and allows the viewer to really see their interactions and closeness. What’s great about this movie, and Taylor’s scene in particular, is that these girls don’t yet know how to perform; instead, they’re just present and in the moment, and that’s such a refreshing thing to see.
Next up on the casting couch is Lacey Channing, a pretty, leggy brunette stoner who reveals to Kayden that she got into porn at the suggestion of her cuckold boyfriend. Her interview starts off a little stiff, but she quickly warms up to Kross and demonstrates her singing chops for the camera. Her tease footage is probably the best of the bunch; her body is controlled while she gyrates and sways, and the upturned angle of her eyebrows gives her an alluring innocence. Channing’s time with Ferrara has a wonderful private sex tape feel to it; she doesn’t pay much mind to the camera, instead allowing sweetness and intimacy to build between herself and her costar. It’s a much subtler and quieter scene than the previous one with Tomi Taylor, and Channing shows that she’s a natural when it comes to establishing a genuine sexual connection with her costars.
Hazel-eyed brunette Elektra Rose was a stripper (briefly) and a cam girl before taking the plunge into porn; she was only in the biz for a month before joining Kayden Kross on her casting couch. She admits to being shy, which she offsets by being endearingly giggly as she responds to Kross’ interview questions. She seems like the type of girl who can do really well in porno; she’s in it for the love of being naughty in public, and the best performers are always the ones who just really like to fuck. Also, her boobs totally remind me of Penny Pax’s. She does a great job of getting right into it and sucking Ferrara’s cock; she looks great doing it, with no superfluous vamping for the POV camera. What I love about Elektra Rose’s scene is her facial expressions, which switch between a delighted grin and sleepy-eyed-lips-parted lustfulness. By the end of the scene, Rose is totally dick drunk and happily licks up Ferrara’s cum while he coos, “Oh Elektra, you’re so cute,” and he’s totally right. This chick is adorable, and definitely a new girl to watch out for in the coming year.
Twenty-one year old modelesque blonde Kylie Nicole bookends Kayden Kross’ Casting Couch. She’s obviously the shyest and maybe the most nervous of the four newbies, but it’s pretty endearing. She divulges that she likes when her male sexual partners take control and are great at eating her out, which should be no problem when she gets her no-pants-time with Ferrara. Nicole’s awkwardness and shyness does carry over into the POV portions of her scene; she seems too aware of the camera, resulting in vampy, eyebrow-twitching facial expressions. But once Ferrara puts the camera down and fucks her in the spoon position on the couch, she starts to shine. She regains the authenticity that we love about amateur scenes when she allows Ferrara to take control. She’s a really cute and sexy girl, and her giggly submissiveness charmed the pants off of both Ferrara and myself. She’s the kind of lady who benefits from having a strong costar, and I’d love to see how she would do if she were taken under the wing of someone like Kayden Kross or Phoenix Marie.
Kayden Kross and Manuel Ferrara succeeded in creating a high end edition to the casting couch genre by carefully curating a cast of young amateurs who have what it takes go far in the industry. Kross’ insightful and disarming interview style allows viewers to get to know the girls on a more personal, human level while Ferrara’s experience and encouragement pushes his costars to the top of their fucking A-Game. Tomi Taylor, Lacey Channing, Elektra Rose, and Kylie Nicole are undoubtedly four porn starlets to watch in the cumming months.