|Released||Mar 27th, 2017|
|Running Time||210 Min.|
|Distribution Company||Jules Jordan Video|
|DVD Extras||Cumshot Recap, Still Gallery(ies)|
|Cast||Manuel Ferrara, John Johnson, Jean Val Jean (I), Penny Pax, Adriana Chechik, Lana Rhoades|
|Genres||Anal, Drama, Star Showcase|
The term “event porn” takes on new meaning with this terrific Tushy showcase featuring one of the adult industry’s most sought-after performers. From the moment she landed in LA last April, Lana Rhoades sparked interest in her services. In fact few porn starlets in the past decade have made the kind of impact that this Chicago native has in such a short period of time.
In what is without question the finest work of her career thus far, Rhoades delivers a star-making performance in Lana, which features her first anal and double-penetration scenes all shot by the two-time and reigning AVN Director of the Year, Greg Lansky.
From the flawless red box cover to the explosive final sex scene of this special-edition, two-disc set, Lansky & Co. left nothing to chance filming the 2017 AVN Hottest Newcomer—and it shows.
Still only 20 years old, Rhoades possesses that rare combination of beauty and nasty—she’s the embodiment of class in her business casual attire but gets delightfully dirty when it’s time to throw down. She also has something that can’t be coached—an icy, seductive gaze the camera just can’t get enough of. Whether she’s staring out the window, primping herself in the mirror or looking straight into Lansky’s lens, Rhoades’ deep blue eyes convey a sexual mystery longing to be unlocked.
It’s that elusive ‘it’ quality that grabs hold of viewers in the opening frame of Lana and doesn’t let go until the credits roll.
Not adhering to conventional formulas, Lansky shows he is not only a talented cinematographer, he can also craft a story from behind a keyboard. He penned the clever screenplay that follows Lana in her journey from Chicago to LA, where she’s in her final year of a prestigious law school.
In order to try to make ends meet, she’s also doing an unpaid internship at a law firm, where she has an asshole boss named Mr. Kaiser (Mick Blue). But Lana is broke and stressed out when she finally asks her roommate Kate (Penny Pax) how she always has money for expensive shopping sprees.
That’s when Kate lets her in on her secret—she engages in regular “transactional relationships.”
“I spend time with them and they pay me for it,” Kate tells Lana.
Intrigued by the thought of making a minimum of three grand per date, Lana goes all in, accepting her first job with one of Kate’s regulars—a European with an anal fetish.
Jean Val Jean as Pierre—her first john—is the epitome of debonair with his French accent and model looks. His chemistry with Lana is palpable during a sensual anal encounter that is just a warm-up for what’s to come.
“I couldn’t believe how easy it was. I made more money in a few hours than I did in months,” Lana says in her voiceover.
We watch as she progresses from novice call girl to professional seductress—as Rhoades shows off a body built for sex with an attitude to match.
When another one of Kate’s clients, Mr. Roman (Manuel Ferrara), wants a two-girl session—Kate asks Lana to join her.
In a wonderful sequence that sees Roman telling the girls what to do, Lana even stays in character as she eats Kate’s ass. “I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while,” Lana says as she rims her roommate.
The ensuing threeway gets downright filthy with plenty of anal and ass-to-mouth exchanges.
Speaking of girl/girl action, another assignment calls for Lana to fuck a guy’s wife (Adriana Chechik). When the reigning AVN Female Performer of the Year Chechik first appears on the screen, wearing black lingerie, sprawling in front of a burning fireplace, it almost seems like piling on.
Adriana and Lana engage in a scintillating anal session using only their fingers and tongues—a real pro scene that illustrates why these two are AVN Award-winning show-stoppers.
By the time Lana takes an ass-fucking from her first celebrity client Donnel (John Jackson), she’s evolved into a take-no-prisoners, professional anal whore.
Then comes a fun twist as we hear that Lana has graduated from law school and that it’s been a full year since her last escort job. Pierre (Jean Val Jean) wants her to see him again and this time he wants her to bang his best friend, too.
“I had never been with two guys before,” Lana says. “It was one of my biggest fantasies.”
Wearing a spectacular red dress, Lana meets Pierre in the kitchen and then his friend makes his entrance—and it’s Mr. Kaiser (Mick Blue).
“Do you two know each other?” Pierre asks. The moment of silence between Lana and Kaiser is deafening.
“No, but I’m glad we do now,” Kaiser replies.
It’s a credit to all three actors, not to mention Lansky and his script, that the tension in this sexual build-up is absolutely fantastic.
Lana excuses herself to go to the bathroom and comes back and starts making out with Pierre before the guys D.P. her like it’s their privilege.
“Jerk off your cocks in my holes,” Lana says. “Come here and use this little jerk-off hole.”
But will there be consequences for her actions?
“I had just had sex with my boss and his best friend. It was also the most intense sex I had ever had,” Lana says as she’s wrestling with what she did afterward. “My two worlds coming together was all so crazy. I didn’t know what to think.”
Lansky places a surprise bow on the package to close one of the most memorable shows of 2017. The elite team behind the scenes included editor Vincent D’Milano, stylist Jennifer Lansky, art director Sean Larson and director of photography Lorenzo Sky.
But this feature belongs to the sensational Lana Rhoades, one of porn’s brightest young stars whose ascent has only just begun.