Karlie Montana (0)
Was a member approx. 3 months prior to this review.
||-Official site of US porn star Karlie Montana.
-Great looks and interesting personality.
-40+ videos. Up to 720x480, 1400 kbps, 10 minutes average.
-Also available in medium and low resolution. All streaming only.
-Lots of behind the scenes content: interviews, goofing around.
-75+ galleries. 50%, 1024x700. 40%, 2000x3000 or higher.
-Mostly solo (non-sex or masturbation) and some girl-girl.
-Model interaction: internal messaging, blog, audio blog, chats.
-Users may add comments to photos, videos, blogs, etc.
-Current update rate: 2 videos and 4 photo galleries per month.
-Fully working trial membership.
||-Videos are flash streaming only: no download option.
-Picture saving nightmare: no zip files, right click disabled.
-Save images only at maximum resolution and one by one.
-It feels like a cookie-cutter social network profile.
-Site is unpolished, ugly-looking, sloppy design.
-No member forum.
-Blog and audio diary are erratically updated (once a month).
-Non-original content seen a thousand times (Matrix Nudes).
-Huge watermarks. 2 watermarks on non-original photos.
-One member chat: back in Jan/09, still announced in April.
-Chat was at Flirt 4 Free: free but requires credit card.
-Password problems: Blocked 2-3 days out of every month.
||This site is unusual. Even though it was launched less than a year ago, it looks extremely old and unpolished. Social network profile is perhaps the best way to describe its home page. There's some emphasis on the sections you'd expect from an adult site (videos, pictures) but they've also crammed into it blocks for blog, audio blog, list of likes/dislikes, calendar, announcements, comment wall, send a message to the model and so on. Members don't get a profile, only the model does.
It looks like the model is in charge of updating the site through some program but Karlie Montana was making little use of it apart from releasing photo galleries and videos at a fairly decent rate. Two months could easily pass between blog entries. The audio blog looked interesting but she didn't make much use of it even though she only had to make a phone call to some recording system. The chat was specially a letdown: after promising it for months, when it eventually came you had to sign up for free at Flirt 4 Free but they asked for your card details. I passed. The only chat was on January 29; it took place but the announcement to "join Karlie in her first members area cam show!!" was still there in April.
Content is hard to categorize. First picture sets were masturbation or girl-girl sets from other sites: Matrix Nudes (seen at many other sites), Misha Online or Micro Babe; that amounts to around 20% of the current content. The rest might be exclusive but there's a lot of different things, usually much tamer and not always of sexual nature: behind the scenes from shoots for other companies, non-nude or topless-only sets in old ugly uncoordinated outfits, blurry self portraits pointing the digital camera at a mirror, making faces to the camera while going out, etc. Resolutions also vary a lot between updates.
Videos fit somewhat more what you'd expect from an adult site. Most include some masturbation, usually filmed by Karlie Montana herself. There are also some Matrix Nudes videos seen all over. But there are also rarities like snippets from a several days car drive with Charlie Laine and her dogs from LA to Wisconsin. Or Karlie Montana touring an hotel suite or her apartment. A 4 part interview while driving (released over a month). If you like her personality, those rarities certainly have some interest.
Trials to other solo sites from this company are pretty inexpensive. I accessed some of them and they are very similar: they share the content engine and have the same ugly ancient-looking design with slightly different equally hideous color combinations. Given the social network flare of all the sites, I feel it would make sense to offer a single membership with access to all the sites so users could interact with all the models.
As it is now, big Karlie Montana fans might enjoy it, maybe even enjoy it a lot, but the site is moving at such slow pace and in so unclear direction it's hard to recommend it to those who only have a casual interest in her.
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