Leave it to Gentleman Codegeek
to throw balance into the equation. She looks pretty good on the last couple of blog photo pages, and note (despite her having put on make-up in many) that these are candid shots, a few selfies, and not ones professionally set up in the studio.
I recently watched a fine documentary entitled "Sellabrity,"
about how the paparazzi make life hell for the famous, and within was the wise reminder that a photograph is accurate but not always truthful, a Richard Avedon
(paraphrased) quote. Not every photograph reflects a reliable representation of what a person looks like.
I happen to like Maria Oh-so-wow
, preferring distinctive appearances as I do. Some comments have been made on this thread about what a mediocre actress she is. I don't know what they are referring to, she manages well enough. The higher-level way to help determine whether she falls far short of Laurence Olivier standards is to know the language she speaks, and many of us do not belong in that category.
Naturally no one can stop time, much as we're aware there is a whole JAV genre telling us otherwise; looks fade. I remember an interview with actress Candice Bergen
, where she revealed one day she suddenly realized she was no longer a babe. Maria is far from that point.
There are different stages of a woman's beauty. There's the young nymph phase, which many are comparing Maria's present-day looks with. Yet as a woman gets older (unless she goes completely to pot) we can appreciate her evolving looks with a different eye.
I just saw a recent movie called "Cockneys vs. Zombies,"
to provide an extreme example, and was delighted to discover Honor Blackman
in the cast. She is hopelessly old now, and past the point of turning anyone on... far from her sexy state as Pussy Galore
, to be exact... but one can still see a real beaut behind the wrinkles. (All right, you may need to squint a little, but it's there.)
I like it when a member provides insight to other dimensions of JAV actresses, and StageNinja47
's comment (in the previous post) about Yua Aida
intrigued me. The name wasn't familiar, and I looked up her body of work on this incomprehensive English-language page
. I was glad to discover someone found her acting to be a cut above the rest (Sora Aoi
I do know... she is very good), but almost every one of the examples from this page point to regular porn, with no story. So further study is called for, to see if our fellow member is on to something.
The only Yua Aida movie I have is her rare story vehicle, Female Teacher Gang r***
(MIDD-290); I didn't dig it up for inspection, but allow me to pass along the 548 MB painless download
link for you, if you are curious. (The movie is over three hours; here are screen shots
I scrolled through the stream now, and she seems to be doing a fair acting job but nothing striking... ahhhh, I guess I was on the wrong track. Re-reading StageNinja47's comments, he was probably referring to her sexual performance, and not her thespian skills. (I also discovered MIDD-290 features... The Swimming Pool
! Dash it all, now I need to add it to the list...)
Maria Ozawa and The Swimming Pool from
Risky Mosaic- Lovely Pakopako [ONED302]