290: AAA 1/2
Viewers who can't get enough of Ed Powers' self-effacing humor and would rather look at his debutantes than actually hear much of what they're saying will be satisfied with the microphone volume and/or placement on these two volumes. Everyone else will strain to hear both sides of the interview segments and shake their heads in confusion more than once.
In 289, Powers teams up with an assortment of girls, who have an interesting array of sexual experiences. Syndee Capri is a pretty girl with a crossbite and a set of appealing puffies, who has done online work and seems to enjoy Powers' dick up her ass. Sarah Stevens worked non-hardcore with Powers in the past while going by "Heaven." Apparently, desperate for sex, she quietly enjoys his attentions before laughing happily once they're finished. Tuscany is a screen virgin with a checkered sexual past, who allows Powers to break her anal cherry. Her body language is tight and shy, but her attitude is eager. Kinzie Kenner is a 19-year-old, who has done porno in the past but hasn't fucked anyone but her 35-year-old sweetie for nine long months.
In 290, the high performances definitely come from dusky and highly photogenic Olivia Winters; slim and mature Monique Fuentes, who moves like the professional model she claims to be; and the heartbreakingly cute Kitty, who endures what looks like a sub-optimal anal encounter with Leredo and doesn't exactly jump at the chance to revisit the experience. Amy from Indonesia looks pretty vacant and doesn't have much to say, but she relaxes once the body banging begins. Minor focus problems and jerky edits don't contribute to production quality or scene flow.