The Scarlett Cover Letter Featuring Scarlett Moore from HoloGirlsVR!
Review by DirtyD
Release date: 02/28/17
Running time: 33:00
Starring: Scarlett Moore
Review Setup: Oculus Rift DK2 with Free Whirligig
Trailer: Following Review
Notables: Close up shoot for HoloGirlsVR
Negatives: Some distortion and scale problems
Review Score: 5/10
5 words or less: Tech still shaky at HoloGirlsVR
"The Scarlett Cover Letter"
Checking out the Scarlett Cover Letter tonight from HoloGirlsVR featuring fiery redhead Scarlett Moore. HoloGirlsVR...well, who can guess what they have been up to the last few months and I have to admit to having no real bearing for where this studio is at production wise in early 2017. But, I have kept up with HoloGirlsVR since day one, and keep hoping as the months continue to tick by, that they will find some inspired direction in terms of both their tech and their video production for Virtual Reality. February 9th's the Pornstar Experience with Cherie Deville exhibited some significant changes from a production standpoint, hitting a new level of intimacy for me in a HoloGirlsVR scene so I was curious to watch the Scarlett Cover Letter tonight to see if any of that type of stuff was employed here. In the end, The Scarlett Cover Letter was a bit of a mixed bag affair, displaying both some much needed improvements to shot selection suited for virtual porn as well as what are unfortunately the all to familiar technical issues that unfortunately accompany a good many HoloGirlsVR productions.
Setup finds you donning a set of VR goggles in the movie and watching Scarlett at first on the red HoloGirlsVR casting couch, as if you are watching a VR porn clip, so you are kind of watching a separate clip up front.
Scale and audio issues
Tech on the opening couch clip is pretty bad, with a low amplified rumble present in the audio, and what appeared to be visible scale issues for me, with Scarlet's face looking too small and her lower body looking abnormally large and distorted or stretched towards the floor.
"Oh baby I want your cock soo bad, oh baby, uhhhhhh"
Scarlet herself, is cute as can be, proceeding to give you a bit of a show on the couch for the next 5 or 6 minutes. There is quite a lot of talking as Scarlet tells you how much she wants your cock, etc, but it is of the fairly oversold variety and the couch section ultimately left me pretty cold up front as a warm up mechanism.
Best section technically
A transition cut finds you seated in an office removing your VR mask and Scarlett is walking into the room with her resume in tow. The audio is mercifully cleaned up here but the lighting is typically dingy for a HoloGirlsVR scene, which is kind of weird, as the room is lit up by not only the room floro's but set lights in the back as well. Dialog is your typical willing to do whatever it takes to get the job type rap, and Scarlett looks quite striking here with her blue eyes popping against her matching shirt and red hair.
A couple minutes of dialog setup and Scarlett ditches her top, dropping to her knees for some oral servicing before hopping on for a bit of forward seated cowgirl at around 13 minutes into the movie.
That's right...forward seated cowgirl HoloGirlsVR fans. Longtime viewers will know this is not something we have see a lot from them and this is quite an improvement in terms of both intimacy and PoV from the standard flat on your back shot they typically employ, so this in itself, feels different for a HoloGirlsVR shoot. This same type of setup was used in the PornStar experience, and would represent a step in the right direction from production in terms of improving the intimacy of their scenes for me, and it's nice to see Scarlet getting all sweaty here close up in front of you.
Nice lap fucking
Some sidesaddle cowgirl follows next giving you a good look at Scarlets thick ass before she lays back onto your chest for my favorite positioning of the movie, a nice and intimate shot, harkening back to the lean back shot in Get Flix n Chill, and it is good to see HoloGirlsVR revisiting some of their past highlights with moments like this.
Things go off the tracks here a bit
At around 17 minutes into the scene, Scarlett tells you to come fuck her on your desk prompting a PoV change, and things kind of shit the bed in the following section technically, but at the same time, I am encouraged by what they were going for in the end here after a year of rather static HoloGirlsVR productions, in terms of mixing shit up some.
Where'd the ass go? Oh!
The first thing you notice is, holy crap, her ass is in a weird spot, as the cam is advanced far enough for Scarlett's ass to feel as if it is roughly inside your abdomen in virtual space, and you have to crane your neck down severely to see it in the HMD. If you remove your mask here, you will be staring down into your crotch as if you were trying to see your taint somehow. It is literally beyond 90 degrees if you are looking down, say 110, 120? and one of the craziest doggie shots I have seen. Generally, this shot would be cut off by other studios borders but since Holo has more room at the top and bottom you can still see the ass this far back.
I like what they were going for with this shot though, and it would result in a pretty present feeling doggie shot with nice frame fill if they can iron out the positioning (not sure it is possible with the size of their rig to get standing shots, or if they have a smaller design now).
Bowing on horizontal room lines
The next thing you can notice is that the room lines are no longer straight with this rig setup, resulting in bowing across the long horizontals in the room giving a wonkyness to all of the room geometry as you can see in the horizontal lines in the image above. As well, there is a weird seam visible in the ceiling right above what is shown in the screenshot.
Good to see some experimenting here anyway
There is a cool raised pussy section next that again, would play out well if the angle looking down on the pussy was not so severe, and though this stuff all misses here on positioning, I could not be more in favor of HoloGirls finally experimenting with more intimate positioning like this.
Missionary fares the best here
Missionary follows next, and this is probably the most viewable footage in this section of the movie with Scarlett being framed a bit better in the shot, allowing you to focus on her face, instead of craning down to see the penetration as much.
There are some raised leg moments here, as well as a section where Scarlet raises her torso up more in front of you, which would generally be a great VR shot, but I was having trouble focusing it here myself, perhaps due to the issues with the rig.
Quite a stretch on the desk
The desk fucking goes on for quite awhile here, before a couple of cuts bring you to an eventual cumshot with you jerking off onto Scarlett's stomach and her scooping things up for a taste. There is about a minute following of her talking and rubbing your cum into her chest and the Scarlet Cover Letter fades out to black from there.
Just glad to see HoloGirlsVR mixing it up some
Wrapping up The Scarlet Cover Letter, this one kind of missed as a whole work for me, but I would much rather HoloGirlsVR take some chances and mix things up right now, than to bring us more of the same distant production style they made a name for themselves with in 2016 and I am encouraged by some of what they are trying in scenes like this one and the Porn Star Experience.
On the negatives, tech continues to be a challenge for HoloGirlsVR with scale, audio and distortion issues present in the opening clip—which may have been canned from before—as well as visual issues in the latter entire half of the movie for the desk sequences. The late portion of the movie, appears to my eyes to be a separate rig from the opening, displaying both bowing of horizontal lines, and a really weird seam located in the ceiling, running horizontally, when most Holo seams run vertically in the past so ultimately not sure what we are seeing in sum here for gear between the 3 segments. For more weirdness in the last shot, watch the trailer below, where the room lines are bent the other way and you can see bro in the shot. ?
On the positives, I am happy to see an attempt at closing up the gap to the talent being filmed, as well as attempts to open up the shot and position palette at HoloGirlVR, so I would rather see growing pains in the form of the slightly overextended doggie setup than one more, flat on the back blind spot shoot with action filmed largely below the males waist.
Scarlett Moore was solid here, a bit porny on the dialog in terms of laying it on a little thick, but otherwise effective in her delivery in what is apparently her swan song in porn for now. While the Scarlett Cover Letter left me a bit flat due mostly to technical issues in the end, I can't help but feel some optimism towards what seems like an obvious shift in approach towards shooting distances and would really like to see HoloGirlsVR incorporate more of this type of footage moving forward, as well as getting their tech polished up to a level of consistency that some of the other studios that have been shooting VR porn for the same length of time they have have managed to do. 5/10 due to the technical issues.