January 1, 2001

Lucie Makes Porn

On the web: Subscription Site, Lucie Blush's Blog, Review by Violet Blue

Lucie Makes Porn is the website of feminist pornographer Lucie Blush, who also runs the website We Love Good Sex, which features, as it says, "Good porn, erotic videos and eye candy! From a girl's point of view".

The site features Blush's own films, of which there are now several, and also the work of a couple other directors: Paul Deeb and Tamara, who run a small production company called Pillow Book, and the Toytool Comitée, from Spain. Most of what is presently available are vignettes that run around 20 minutes, but Blush does sometimes makde connected series of vignettes, such as the Fucking Baked and Let's Skip the Wedding series. The latter Blush descibes as a "feature film". As of this writing, there are two episodes, which together run about about an hour and twelve minutes.

Generally, we have found Blush's videos to be of very high quality. The camera work is not as good as, say, Erika Lust's, but that is hardly a criticism, and there is a lot of visual interest in the way Blush shoots sex. The characters are very much presented as people having sex, and not just bodies (or body parts) having sex. If we have a criticism, it is that a few of the vignettes have been a touch too artsy for our tastes. We don't have anything against artsy porn, but we want the artsy touches to enchance the eroticism, and sometimes here they seem instead to distract from it. But this is not common, and there times when Blush's ideas work amazingly well. The end of Blow My Mind would be the best example.

Overall, then, we strongly recommend Lucie Makes Porn to anyone looking for high-quality feminist porn. The videos are well shot and very sexy, and the price, $35 for the whole year, can't be beat.


One of the challenges of exploring a site like Lucie Makes Porn is the sheer number of videos that are available. It's great that there are are so many, but how do you find the ones that are actually good? Well, we've watched a lot of them, and we've rated them along several measures. How hot is the sex? How genuine is it? Does there seem to be a real connection between the performers? Does she, in particular, seem to enjoy herself? Is there good 'balance' in the camera work? Is she always the focus? Do we also see his body and face? Or is he just a disembodied cock?

We also list several 'features' that the different videos have, since some of us really like certain sorts of things---or, perhaps, don't like others. If (unlike us), for example, you don't want to see anal sex, then you'll know right away whether a particular video features it.


Heterosexual

★★★★½ Alexa Tomás and Joel Tomás: Up All Night
★★★★½ Amarna Miller and Pablo Ferrari: Blow My Mind
★★★★☆ Aura and Isi: Alice Inside
★★★★½ Bianca Resa and Juan Lucho: Don't Touch Me
★★★★☆ Candy Flip and Theo Meow: Vice Box
★★★★½ Irina Vega and Fenyx Santos: If You Dare
★★★★☆ Pol Marcel and Juliet Marcel: Custom Made Fantasy

Lesbian

★★★½☆ Lucie Blush and Molly Dae: Naked

Threesomes and Moresomes

★★★½☆ Lina Bembe, Jasko Fide, and Mickey Mod: The Waltz

Heterosexual

Alexa Tomás and Joel Tomás: Up All Night

★★★★½

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 33:37

Director: Lucie Blush

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

Female Orgasm: Yes, Cumshot: Internal

Alexa is having a party, and we watch her prepare her apartment and get ready herself. The guests arrive and start drinking, chatting, and eating. She makes her way to the kitchen, and Joel follows her, surprising her and the kissing her and masturbating her to orgasm, then returns to the party. As the guests leave, though, she grabs Joel and starts to kiss him again, then gets on her knees and sucks his cock—but then puts him away and goes out the door with him, presumably to another party, or something of the sort.

When they get back, they have sex again, starting to undress the moment they are inside the door. He goes down on her and eats her to orgasm, and then they move to the bedroom. He lies over her and kisses her torso and legs, and she reaches down to stroke his cock, and then they start fucking. She leads him to another room, and she leans over a railing at a window, looking out into the morning sun, as he fucks her from behind. He then sits in a chair, and she gets astride him on her knees again and rides him until he cums inside her.

This is a long scene, bit it's really more a short film than a single vignette, since it has three distinct parts. The last, main sequence, is about twenty minutes—which, to us, is about perfect. We did still feel, though, that the first fucking sequence, on the bed, went on a bit too long. The camera moves enough to keep it interesting for a while, but there is not much variety in sex itself, and the four or so angles start to become predictable.

The story does establish some context for the sex, but we would have liked a few more clues about the relationship between these two. Obviously, they know each other, and have been sexual before. But are they dating? Are they friends? Occasional lovers? Or is the mystery the point?

The camera work, as usual with Blush's videos, is terrific. It is, in fact, better here than in most of her videos. The mix of shots is fantastic: wide, showing their whole bodies; intimate on their faces; occasionally more explcit, on their genitals; and artsy, for example, on just their legs, while they are kissing.

Though we appreciated Blush's attempt shoot the scene in 'natural' light, this did lead to some problems. It's nighttime, and dark, and they aren't turning on a lot of lights while they fuck. That leads to noticeable distortion due to digital encoding, which is distracting. It might be better, perhaps, to shoot with plenty of light, and then adjust at the editing stage ("day for night").

Amarna Miller and Pablo Ferrari: Blow My Mind

★★★★½

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 18:07

Director: Lucie Blush

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: On Himself

Features: Penis Masturbation

Armana is finishing some project for work, and she is told at the very last minute that she has to change it. Looking at her computer screen, somewhat depressed, she sees the words: If you could do anything, what would you do? She thinks about it a bit, and the next thing we see is her taking pictures of Pablo masturbating, which leads to their having sex. So, we take it, this is meant to be her fantasy, and we learn at the end that he is someone she knows: The last shot is of her calling him.

She gets between his legs and sucks his cock, and he then turns her around and licks her pussy as she leans against a post. They fuck standing, and she cums, and they go through a number of other positions before moving to a couch, where he goes down on her. She then lies along one of the arms of the couch, and he stands and re-enters her while she rubs her clit. He strokes her clit with the head of his cock, which really gets her going, then alternates between those two things for a bit before they move to the floor, where she rides him.

The rest is edited so that we go back and forth, increasingly quickly, between these two sequences: with her on couch and him standing, and with him on the floor and her over him. They both cum, as if together.

It's an absolutely fabulous scene, full of energy and passion, not to mention hot sex.

See Blush's comments on the scene here and here.

Aura and Isi: Alice Inside

★★★★☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ✓, Balance ♀

Time: 18:15

Director: Lucie Blush

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

Female Orgasm: Yes, Cumshot: Internal

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm

Aura wakes up in the morning after spending the night with Isi, and she is a bit confused about it. She doesn't want a relationship, but she's had such a great time with him. And then suddenly he appears, and "it is happening again".

He stands behind her, reaching around to rub her clit, then sits her on a bench and goes down on her. She turns around, and he fucks her from behind, and they move through a few different positions. He carries her to her bed and gets on top of her as she pulls her legs back. They turn over, and she makes her way down his body and sucks his cock before getting astride him and riding him. They switch to doggy style, and he cums inside her, then flips her over and eats her pussy again until she cums.

The overall feel here is of artsy alt-porn. The two performers are definitely from the "alt" mold, and the camera work has a somewhat amateur-ish feel—which is not necessarily a bad thing, though the lighting is not very good.

An important feature of this video is the narration that she does, describing her feelings along the way. This really could have worked—there is something similar in one of the Bright Desire videos—but her voice is not very expressive during it, perhaps because English is clearly not her native language. When she is not talking, there is music, loud enough to obscure their sounds. So, in the end, the audio seemed to us a distraction, and if there was any communication between them we did not get to hear it. So, while the sex did not feel planned or performed, it also did not seem particularly natural.

The camera work is otherwise very good, however. Blush's choices of shots is terrific. For the most part, the shots are wider, showing us their whole bodies, but there are also some more intimate shots of their faces. And the male performer is never, so far as we could tell, out of frame.

Bianca Resa and Juan Lucho: Don't Touch Me

★★★★½

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 28:06

Director: Lucie Blush

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

Cumshot: Internal

Features: Analingus, Penis Masturbation

This is a fairly long scene, especially given that there is essentially no introductory story: They start having sex almost right away. So it needs to be really good to justify that sort of length. And it is.

He comes home, apparently having been away for a while, and she wakes up and rushes to meet him—but then she tells him not to touch her and pushes him back onto a couch. She takes off his shirt and binds his hands with bondage tape, then undoes his pants, takes out his cock, pushes her panties aside, and inserts him into her.

The sex that follows is varied and interesting, natural and passionate, and they both seem to have an excellent time. There is excellent chemistry between them, too. But we thought the editing was a bit jumbled. When they first start fucking, they run through four positions in only a couple minutes, which is clearly meant to be compressed. But at that point of the video, it felt as if we were missing a lot.

We really enjoyed how dominant she is at the beginning, totally having her way with him. We had the sense he would have preferred more foreplay then, but she clearly wants him inside her, and she takes what she wants. But we were surprised that, as far as we could tell, she did not have an orgasm. She does seem to enjoy herself, and maybe that wasn't what she wanted, but we ended up feeling kind of frustrated, as viewers. That was the only thing that kept us from rating it five stars.

The camera work is terrific. The mix of shots is wonderful: wider shots showing their whole bodies; intimate shots of their faces; striking shots of her hands grabbing his ass. Very, very impressive.

Candy Flip and Theo Meow: Vice Box

★★★★☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 17:50

Director: Lucie Blush

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

Female Orgasm: Maybe, Cumshot: Internal

Features: Spanking, Vibrator

She is watching porn and masturbating with a vibrator when her partner comes home and discovers what she is doing. Amazingly, this leads to their having sex.

They climb onto the bed, and he takes the vibrator and uses it on her, going down on her and fingering her, as well. They then start fucking with her on her back, and flip over, so she can ride him. They run through a few more positions, finishing doggy style, and he cums inside her.

The masturbation sequence at the beginning is sexy, but we thought it went on just a little bit too long. The sex is natural, and there is excellent chemistry between them, but somehow it just felt to us as if it never took off. We did really appreciate, though, how much they hold each other.

The bit at the end, where he says he didn't know that she masturbated, etc, was amusing, but we thought it detracted a bit from the sense of realism.

The camera work is excellent. There are some really interesting shots, and the entire scene is presented in a way that is very intimate.

See Blush's comments on the scene here.

Irina Vega and Fenyx Santos: If You Dare

★★★★½

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 33:35

Director: Lucie Blush

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

Female Orgasm: Yes, Cumshot: Stomach

Features: Bondage, Dildo, Rough Sex, Spanking

Our star (Irina Vega) is at home talking with her friend (Lucie Blush) when she gets a text telling her to go the bathroom and finger herself for two minutes, which she does. "Slave...I'll be there in a hour" the next text says, and she goes to prepare her room.

She is standing naked in her room, and he comes up behind her and reaches around to stroke her tits. He blindfolds her and tweaks her nipples, then spins her around, bends her over a chair, and slaps her ass several times before stroking her pussy from behind. He kneels down and licks her, then spanks her with a short, crop-like toy. He lifts her leg again, pulls out his cock, and puts himself into her.

Suddenly, someone rings the bell, with a package, and she is forced to answer the door naked, with a collar around her neck and a leash attached to it. They then move to another room, where he tells her to sit on a dildo on the floor. He stands in front of her and has her suck his cock while she rides it.

He binds her hands with bondage tape and pushes her onto her stomach, slapping her ass and stroking her spread legs. He enters her from behind, wearing a metal cock ring, and chokes her briefly. He leans over to kiss her, and she reaches down and rubs her clit as he encourages her to cum, which she does. He then pulls out and cums all over her torso.

The introductory sequence is about three and a half minutes, so this is a very long scene. As usual, it needs to be really good to ask us for that much time. And it is very, very good. The sex is extremely natural, and convincing, and there is great chemistry between them. But we did think some of the sequences went on too long. A little more editing would have made for a more concentrated, intense experience, we think.

The camera work is, as usual with Lucie Blush's videos, very good. But there are a lot more genital close-ups here than in the other videos of hers that we have seen. They do not linger for very long, but we did not really feel as if they added much to the scene—as opposed, say, to the close-ups of the red circle on her ass where he kept striking her with the crop.

There are also some technical issues we found distracting. The lighting feels a bit off at times, which leads to some odd color distortions. And, while we liked the music that played during the scene, we often thought it was too loud—enough to obscure their sounds.

Pol Marcel and Juliet Marcel: Custom Made Fantasy

★★★★☆

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 20:46

Director: Lucie Blush

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

Cumshot: Internal

Features: Analingus, Bondage, Rough Sex, Spanking

Juliet is talking to her friend (played by Lucie Blush) on the phone, saying that she and Pol are still in a bit of a sexual rut. So they talk about what Juliet might do, with fantasy and role play, to spice things up.

She takes out his cock and plays with it "like a lollipop", and he removes her panties and goes down on her. He turns her around and binds her hands with a ribbon, then pushes her onto a couch and slaps her ass. He pulls her head back by her hair as he fingers her, then enters her from behind. They move to a different couch and continue fucking, and she then climbs up and straddles his face. They move to a blanket on the floor, and she gets on top of him again, fucking him until he cums inside her.

This appears to be a real-life couple, so it is no surprise that they are very natural together. But, while the sex felt reasonably passionate, we thought that some of the sequences went on a bit too long without enough variation. This was especially true of the doggy style sequence in the middle, but we generally felt that the video could have been edited to be a bit shorter.

The camera work here is very good, though. There is an intimate feel to how Blush shoots the sex, without its being overly "medical", and we definitely appreciated seeing his face when he came. We were surprised, though, that she did not seem to have an orgasm of her own—if she did, we missed it—since this was a fantasy of hers.

Lesbian

Lucie Blush and Molly Dae: Naked

★★★½☆

Passion ✓, Balance ♀

Time: 25:45

Director: Lucie Blush

Female Orgasm: Yes

This video records the first time Lucie and Molly had sex—and the first time that Lucie had sex with a woman. The first few minutes mix interviews with the two of them, talking about how they feel about what they are about to do, with glimpses of their preparations and foreshadowing of the sex they are about to have.

The video has a certain documentary aspect to it, with the sex itself mixed with outtakes and commentary—and shots of someone preparing lunch. We appreciated the "artsy" element of this—what Blush was trying to do—but, for us, it disrupted the eroticism, and the eroticism is why we watch this sort of video, to be blunt about it. The sex did not feel planned in any way, but it did not feel particularly natural, let alone passionate, because it kept beign interrupted.

The final sequence, though, in which they masturbate each other, is very sexy.

The camera work also has a 'documentary' feel. It tends to be very close, most of the time, whether the closeups are of genitals and of faces. In that sense, the camera felt more like an intruder than an observer—though not to the extent it does with "gonzo" porn. But we prefer the way Blush herself shoots sex—which she can't do while she's having it. There were also some technical issues with the audio from time to time.

Threesomes and Moresomes

Lina Bembe, Jasko Fide, and Mickey Mod: The Waltz

★★★½☆

Time: 15:22

Director: Lucie Blush

Female Orgasm: Yes

Features: Handjob

Lina and Mickey have somehow conspired to bring Jasko home with them. No-one says anything, but Mickey and Lina just start having sex, almost as if they are challenging Jasko to join them, which she eventually does. It ends up being a very well-balanced threesome. Everyone seems to enjoy having sex with everyone else, and he is not the center of both women's attention, as so often happens with FFM threesomes in porn.

The sex has a very natural feel, and everyone seems to have a terrific time. But we found it very hard to follow, probably because it is shot in a very close and intimate way. There are also quite a few abrupt edits, so as soon as we thought we knew what was happening, we had to figure it out all over again.

The more serious problem, though, is that the music is much too prominent. We appreciate what Blush was trying to do here, but we find it hard to connect with the performers when we can't hear them.

See Blush's comments on the scene here.