October 23, 2013

Shared Wives, from New Sensations Swingers

★★★½☆
Time: 1:18, Director: Paul Thomas, Date: 2010
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On the web: The Romance Series, IAFD
Cast: Gracie Glam (20yo), Jessie Andrews (18yo), Richie Calhoun, Lexi Belle (23yo), Nick Manning (43yo), Brandy Aniston (24yo), Evan Stone (46yo), Andy San Dimas (24yo), and Eric Swiss

Review

This is one of two movies directed by the legendary Paul Thomas as part of a "Swingers" series from New Sensations. They are marketed alongside the Romance movies and seem to be intended for more or less the same audience.

Generally speaking, the story here is of two couples who are bored with their sex lives and what they decide to do about it. If you like the swinging fantasy, or reality, then this may well be good for you. But, overall, this is couples porn, and not in a good way. The story here is a lot better than the sex. It's pretty well told, as one would expect from a Paul Thomas movie. But none of the sex scenes was particularly good (though none were terrible, either), and none of the women ever seem all that aroused, let alone anywhere near orgasm.

The movie was nominated for Best Romance Release at the AVN awards.

Scene 1: Gracie Glam, Jessie Andrews, and Richie Calhoun

★★★☆☆
Time: 12:30
Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ♀

In the first scene, Mindy (Jessie Andrews) surprises her partner Will (Richie Calhoun) by hiring a prostitute (Gracie Glam) to join them in bed for their anniversary. He is not into it and asks the other woman to leave. Mindy and Will then have sex on a couch, and she tries to get him to fantasize about the other woman, who appears in the scene occasionally, in Mindy's mind.

The scene is playful and sexy, and somewhat realistic, but there are a lot of abrupt edits here, which break the flow.

The photography is pretty good, overall. But neither of the women ever seem very close to cumming. Richie cums on Jessie's chest at the end, but it just happens out of nowhere, and in a very pornish way.

Synopsis

They make out on a couch. Jessie pulls down his pants and sucks his cock, inviting Gracie to join her, in fantasy, and they suck him together. Gracie then lies back in Jessie's lap, and Richie eats her pussy then fucks her as he stands in front of her, and Jessie reaches down and rubs her pussy. Jessie tells him to make her cum, but she doesn't. Richie then sits on the couch, and Jessie gets astride him on her knees. Jessie then turns around and gets on Richie reverse. He reaches around to rub her clit, and then she takes over. Richie cums on Jessie's chest, but out of nowhere.

Scene 2: Lexi Belle and Nick Manning

★★★½☆
Time: 10:00
Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ♀

The second scene features a man (Nick Manning) and his secretary (Lexi Belle) having sex in his office. It is not bad, but she never seems at all close to orgasm. He cums on her pussy.

The photography is pretty good, though, and we do not tend to lose sight of him, even in the usual sorts of places, e.g., when she is on her back.

Synopsis

They kiss, standing, and he runs his hands over her bra, since her shirt is off. He then removes her bra, and his shirt, and he sucks her tits, and she kisses his chest. He then sits back in a chair, and she sucks him. She stands up, and they take off her skirt and panties, and he eats her from behind as she kneels on a desk. She then lies on a desk, and he stands in front of her to fuck her. He then lies on the desk, and she squats over him, leaning back on her hands, then leaning forward. She then lies on the desk, putting one leg up over his shoulder as he stands and fucks her. He cums on her pussy.

Scene 3: Brandy Aniston and Evan Stone

★★★☆☆
Time: 7:30
Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ♀

The third scene is a brief (7:30) encounter between the instructor (Evan Stone) at a "dirty dancing" class and one of his pupils (Brandy Aniston), back in the locker room. The camera work is pretty good, and the scene doesn't feel totally faked, by any means, but it isn't all that authentic either.

She never seems near orgasm. He cums on her tits.

Synopsis

They kiss passionately, and he pulls down her top and sucks her tits. They take off his shirt, and her shoes, and he eats her briefly, then fucks her up against the wall. He then lies on the floor and she crouches over him. They then move to a bathroom stall, as she sits on the toilet, and he cums on her tits.

Scene 4: Andy San Dimas, Jessie Andrews, Eric Swiss, and Richie Calhoun

★★★☆☆
Time: 16:00
Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ♀

In the final scene, we find the two couples playing truth or dare. It starts with Will (Richie Calhoun) being dared to kiss Karla (Andy San Dimas), which seems really to turn her on, and then Mindy (Jessie Andrews) and Gabe (Eric Swiss) start kissing as well. Then the truth comes out, that Jessie and Eric used to be lovers. But everything ends up being all right, and they have sex in swapped couples, sucking and fucking in a variety of positions.

The idea of what happens here is arousing, but there are too many edits, and it is too hard to follow what is happening. The camera work is otherwise good, though, with a nice mix of shots. But, while the women seem to have a decent time, neither of them ever seems close to cumming.