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Coming of Age
Starring: Jill Kelly, Keri Windsor, Lola
Directed By: Jill Kelly
By Christopher Hodge
Director and actress Jill Kelly's new adult movie, Coming of Age, begins
The movie opens with Keri Windsor looking wistfully into the horizon from
the balcony of a luxurious mansion. Next, the film cuts to the frisky
little star in a tropical bikini, feeding crumbs to large, red exotic fish
in front of a cascading waterfall before cutting to her feeding oats to a
large, bewildered gray horse in a stable.
And then the humping starts.
To "review" a porn movie in any conventional sense of the word is to miss
the whole point. Pornos are not meant to be great films. They are not
million dollar epics or special effects extravaganzas.
Rather, they are a specific niche of movies found in the underbelly of
With that in mind, Coming of Age is nothing less then a buffet feast of
porn served with a side of plot. Yet in actuality, there really is no
The sound quality and screenwriting are so poorly constructed that it
becomes difficult to decipher any coherent storyline in between the many
sex feasts that preoccupy the majority of the film.
From what can be strung together, the story revolves around a party
celebrating Keri Windsor's coming of age. Of course, this is where the
logic gets a bit fuzzy, as Keri is obviously well into her late 20s and
living on her own without any parental supervision in a mansion only a
drug lord could afford.
The camera crew or, more specifically, whoever it was holding the handheld
camera, made it a point to get as close to the action as possible.
They're right in there and it's quite an achievement on the part of the
stars that they didn't hit their heads on the camera lenses while they
were bobbing up and down.
There is little editing to speak of in the film. Once the trademark porn
music is cued and the actors start going at it, the camera remains focused
on them until they have climaxed.
Coming of Age is campy in its approach and hilarious in its sloppy
execution. After all, it is a porno and the audience gets what they paid