This svelte exotic beauty knows how to get you off without even performing a lewd act. She's a true seductress, a throwback to the days women really knew how to exploit their full potential.
Complete review published on 08.11.2011
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Francine Dee is a lovely exotic beauty, with a killer body and major sex appeal. Her site features videos and top-notch photography, with an emphasis on galleries of a more tame nature. You see, Ms. Dee considers herself a serious model, so you can expect quite a bit of more glossy, magazine-esque style and, hopefully, the quality of shoots you'd expect from a respectable magazine. I have to admit, though it's not the most descriptive I've ever seen, the tour is certainly memorable; the stylistic layout and over-the-top design really caught my attention. I just hope they can hold it inside the members area. Wish me luck!
[v]Content Amount(4)Last updated on August 13, 2012.
Over 160 videos about 5 minutes each (stream only)
+ Full Movies, Multi-Bandwidth
Flash (4000kb/s, 1280x720)
Over 621 galleries about 65 pictures each
+ Fullscreen pictures, Zip archives
3rd Party Feeds, Blog, Live Chat, Sounds , Friends Galleries
The members area is virtually identical to the tour page, keeping with the quirky, off the wall design. Further adding to the uniqueness, you'll notice that upon changing to different areas of the site to another, or, heck, even refreshing the same page, will cause the background change to a wicked new shot of Dee. And though they all maintained similar color palettes — imagine the surreal technicolor of Suspiria and some good Windowpane, there's still an interesting mixture of moods and themes, making each picture one of a kind. I must say, this is one of the most unique designs I've seen on a site, especially a single model site, in I don't know how long. Not only that, but it's obvious someone who knew what they were doing put a lot of hard work into this page. It's both sleek and highly function.
As far as finding your way around the joint goes, there are two sets of menus at the top of the page. The one on the left would definitely be considered your main navigational tool. As it focuses on the site's bread and butter: the content. In addition to the usual video, photos, and home buttons, you'll also find "Francine" category its own fancy java-based drop-down menu, featuring 9 extras: Art Gallery, Biography, Dear Fan, Blast From The Past, FDCollection, Other Content, Journal, Tearsheet, VLOG. Most of these are pretty self-explanatory. The journal would probably fall into that category on most sites. Here, however, it really threw me for a loop. I was shocked with how open and troubled Francine seems. It makes her seem all the more real, and in turn, all the more hotter for it. The other content section was also great, with 50 extra niches with content scattered throughout. The biography was an especially nice touch, and though it was brief it still managed to give more precious back story, making for an altogether personal experience.
One interesting thing to note about how both the videos and pictures are laid out, is that the content is accessed via thumbnails, usually set up in a series of 9 per row viewable at a time. You can scroll left or write, at a rate of 3 updates per click, and hovering your mouse over a thumbnail lists the option to either download or view it. Instead of taking you to a new page, however, you're simply given the download link or, if you pick the view, you'll be presented with a java pop-up for the embedded flash-player. For downloads, you'll get the regular direct link. To be honest, I'm not sure I like this setup. It's strangely high-tech and bare-bones at the same time, but not in a good way. Worse yet, I haven't seen any download options on the movies.
Francine Dee has had an impressive career. If you went strictly by what's currently up for grabs on the site, you'd find out she's been at it since 1998, doing both high and low profile fashion and glamour shoots, which means she's a legitimate pro now. Her only downfall, it seems, would be that the updates aren't as frequent as they could be. The archives are a little unclear, but it's not difficult to ascertain that the output here has been a little below-the-bar, to say the least. But looking on the bright side, the gaps don't seem large enough to cause too much alarm — certainly not in the photos section. What's more, it seems she's evolved in more recent times, straying from her typical softcore style and delving into darker, grittier, low-budget affairs. Couple that with the fact that her innocent, mischievous look has held up over the years, and I'm sure you can smell the goldmine of kink brewing. Keep your eyes peeled for future releases, kids. You might have to wait a while, but hey, they're well worth it, right?
So far there are only 160 scenes available. They can be viewed via a very large embedded movie player. I experienced absolutely zero in the way of buffering hiccups, and the picture, especially in newer updates, was crystal clear and free of any nasty artifacts. My only complaint would be that finding direct downloads is pretty damn unclear, leaving the average user stuck with streaming or nothing. Couple that with the major gap in numbers when compared to the photo section of the site, and it's clear that the Video archive is their true Achilles' heel.
One thing I've noticed about the photo galleries, which date back to 1998, making them one of the eldest and the mainstay of the site, is that they've improved, quality wise, immensely over the years. Sure, this should hardly come as a surprise, I mean, the technology is rapidly improving. But, still, I can't help but give them kudos for this. Perhaps it's because so many sites feel no need whatsoever to upgrade their contents quality years down the road. Furthermore, this is by far the most prolific area of the site, with updates averaging two new sets per week. Also, they've also managed to up the ante in image count, with the average set containing 65 high-res photos. What's more, there's a nice option for viewing the images in a slide, or just downloading the whole thing in one go.
On a less positive note, however, I felt the galleries just weren't well organized enough. The same could be said for the videos, for that matter. With no clear distinction between niches, and a yearly optional viewing that's overlapping and redundant, browsing can become a tedious task. If she could just fix a few navigational aspects of her site, namely organizational issues, I would rate it much, much higher. As is, though, things are looking pretty good.
Scanning the sets, it's obvious that our gal has been at this for a while now. Obviously she's naturally photogenic, but she also knows how to strike those perfect poses, make use of her shapely, dark-skinned bod, and, perhaps most importantly of all, make love to the camera with her eyes. You'll have to see for yourself to understand, I suppose. She truly is enchanting.
I already mentioned some extras earlier in the review, but there's a few more. As you may already know Francine does Live Cam shows. However, much like the diary and videos, don't expect to see anything new all that often. On her defense, however, she has managed to put them on regularly enough that she's outdone a good chunk of her competitors — many of whom, I might add, don't bother with cam shows at all.
Francine Dee's site is a real steal for fans the Goddess herself, glamour photography, or just fine looking Asian ladies. The unique design, quirky extras, and reasonable price of admission, too, should draw in a quite a few. All in all, there's not much to complain about here. The updates could be more frequent and the design, as radial as it is, could use some improvements. But with such a beautiful model and such tasty content, the chance to get to know her on a personal level, and more eye-candy than any one man could possibly need, it's hard to pass up. Highly recommended.
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