Starring: Jenna Jameson, Wendy Divine, Savanna
Sampson, Evan Stone, Dean Nash, Mark Haggard, Shylar Cobi
For once, the
story measures up to the scintillating action! Great title for
Synopsis: A lonely man falls in love with his masseuse.
is the kind of movie I’ve been waiting for Jenna Jameson to make
ever since she started Club Jenna. It reminds one of her old days
as both a Vivid and Wicked girl, when the storyline of the movie
was just as important as the sexual action. More importantly,
The Masseuse is easily the best couples-themed movie to come
from Club Jenna – one which males should have no embarrassment
about sharing with their significant other.
The Masseuse is director Paul Thomas’ remake of a title he
did back in 1990 that starred Hyapatia Lee and Randy Spears. The
story is about a lonely man (now played by Justin Sterling) and
the masseuse (Jenna Jameson) he goes to see, and slowly falls in
love with. For comparison purposes, Vivid has included a bonus DVD
featuring the original movie – a nice touch for fans. The most
noticeable difference between this film and the earlier version is
that Justin’s character is creepier than the loner that Randy
played in the original.
There’s a lot of storyline here, with each scene building
on the previous one (much like the original) – so those looking
for standard sexual action at regular intervals may be a little
put off by the way the film develops. Those who won’t be turned
off are the fans of adult features who like to see the sexual
situations actually have something to do with the plot...the
“romance” between Jenna and Justin in this movie is an ongoing
one, and their relationship builds as the film progresses.
Jim Mitchell (Justin Sterling) is a quiet guy who spends his days
at a dead-end, low-paying job and spends a lot of time browsing
the Net looking at pictures of babes in bondage. His coworker Amy
(Wendy Divine) has the hots for him, but for some reason or
another, Jim isn’t interested in her. Instead, he begins to spend
his evenings and days off at a local massage parlor, where a
masseuse named Barbara (Jenna Jameson) works.
During their first session, Justin offers Jenna some extra money
to give him a handjob. The next time he goes back, he gives her
$100 for a blowjob. Eventually, he convinces Jenna to start seeing
him at his own place, where their first encounter is one that
involves some bondage in a shed in which Jim keeps all his B&D
Whether it’s feelings of love or just pity, Jenna’s character does
become somewhat attached to Justin, although she tries to keep him
out of her personal life. One evening, Jim is forced to watch as
Jenna makes out with Savanna Samson in front of him. Strap-on fans
should be please with this lesbian encounter as Jenna wears one
during the first half of the scene and gives it to Savanna; and
then Savanna returns the favor in the segment’s second half.
The final scene in the movie is a full-blown sex scene between
Jenna and Justin – which really pays off for viewers because the
whole film has been building up to it. The ending to the film is
also a bit ambivalent, since we don’t know whether to be glad
Jenna doesn’t end up with Justin (since his character may be a
psycho) or upset about it (maybe he’s just deeply in love).
Vivid always seems to go the extra mile with bonus features, and
this release is no exception. Instead of giving us scenes from
other Jenna titles as bonuses, instead we get two deleted sex
scenes from the movie – one with Mandy Bright and Frank Gunn; and
the other with Rachel Rotten and Rob Rotten. There’s also a Jenna
solo-scene; the scene between Jenna and Sunrise Adams from
Where The Boys Aren’t 16, Bloopers & Outtakes; a 16-minute
Behind The Scenes featurette; Slide Shows; Trailers; and Multiple
Angles for the sex scenes within the film.
Also included is a feature-length Commentary Track with Jenna
Jameson and Justin Sterling that proves to be an enjoyable listen
and gives more info on the film and its characters. The only
slight downside to the movie is the fact that Paul Thomas chose to
shoot this movie on film, and the grade of stock used doesn’t look
very good – a lot of grain is evident in the final print of the
The new version of The Masseuse reminds me of the way they
used to make adult films back in the 70s and early 80s – when the
acting and plot were as important as the sex that was being shot.
If you’re a fan of those types of titles, or part of a couple who
is turned-off by most of what passes as an “adult feature” these
days, give The Masseuse a look – you’ll be glad you did!