October 23, 2013

Shared Wives, from New Sensations Swingers


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

Source: DVD

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance


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

Cumshot: Tits

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.

Scene 2: Lexi Belle and Nick Manning (♀♂)


Time: 10:00

Cumshot: Pussy

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.

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.

Scene 3: Brandy Aniston and Evan Stone (♀♂)


Time: 7:30

Cumshot: Tits

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 inauthentic, by any means, but it isn't all that authentic either.

She never seems very aroused.

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.