July 18, 2014

The Family That Lays Together, from Tabu Tales

★★★½☆

Time: 1:24, Director: Jacky St James, Date: 2013

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

On the web: Digital Sin Catalog, IAFD

Cast: Jenna Ross (25yo), Xander Corvus (25yo), Bailey Blue (24yo), Alec Knight (41yo), Maddy O'Reilly (23yo), Mark Wood (45yo), Vanilla DeVille (43yo), and Brad Tyler

Source: 1920×1080 MP4 downloaded from New Sensations subscription site

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓+, Balance ✓+

Review

A series of vignettes, with no common theme, other than sex between steps.

The first scene concerns step-siblings, and it is reasonably good, though the ending is totally pornish. The second and third scenes concern a step-father and step-daughter, but the sex is not very passionate in either of those scenes. The last scene concerns a step-mother and step-son, and here, finally, we get some passion, though even this scene is not great.

In none of these scenes do the performers do much at all to continue the fantasy into when they are having sex. E.g., they do not talk to each other "as family", or anything of the sort, except for a few times in the third scene. Thus, if one were to start watching after the sex starts, one would have no idea that anything "tabu" was supposed to be happening. If that's what attracts you to this movie, then, you may find it a little bit disappointing.

More worryingly, to us, while the women seem to have a pretty good time, there is probably only one female orgasm here, in the last scene.

Scene 1: Tied Up and Twisted (Jenna Ross and Xander Corvus, ♀♂)

★★★½☆

Time: 35:06

Cumshot: Mouth

Features: Analingus, Deepthroat, Rough Sex

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance

Xander's girlfriend breaks up with him, leaving him cuffed to the sideboard, and his step-sister Jenna has to rescue him, getting the key out of his underwear, which is a bit awkward. When they reconnect, he is a bit awkward, and she admits that she's been wondering if she could deepthroat him, since she's "quite the champ". So she decides to try it.

The first problem is that this scene is simply too long. The lead-in lasts about eight minutes, but there is still 28 minutes or so of sex, and, at that length, it needs to be excellent, not just good. It's not.

The second problem is that they do not keep the story going. The part before they have sex is very good, but they do not really continue in role during the sex. So it ends up just being normal sex—not bad, but not special, and if you have any aversion to rough-ish blowjobs, you won't like it at all.

The third problem is that, while she seems to enjoy herself, she never seems very aroused.

The last problem is the totally pornish ending.

The camera work here is generally pretty good, and great at times. We see a lot more of her when she is sucking him. We see more of him when they start fucking, but we lose him a bit later.

Scene 2: When the Cat's Away (Bailey Blue and Alec Knight, ♀♂)

★★★½☆

Time: 27:05

Cumshot: Ass

Features: Analingus

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance

Bailey lays out in a bikini, and her step-father Alec refuses to get her a beer, because she is only 19. It turns out his wife is going to be late getting home from somewhere, and he then sees Bailey stripping as she gets into the shower, which makes it difficult for him to get to sleep. He finally does, but she crawls into bed with him and gets him to have sex with her.

There's a nice feel to the camera work here. It's very dark and intimate, in keeping with the scene. But we see a lot more of her than of him, and some of the shots when they are fucking are very pornish. At least the ending isn't.

And here too there is no 'continuation' of the fantasy into the sex. Nor does she ever seem terribly aroused.

Scene 3: The Surrogate Wife (Maddy O'Reilly and Mark Wood, ♀♂)

★★★½☆

Time: 25:28

Cumshot: Mouth

Features: Deepthroat, Rough Sex

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance

Maddy's mother has fallen into a deep depression, and never leaves the house, which leaves Mark depressed, as well. Maddy fills in for her mother in practical ways, and then tells Mark that, if she is going to act like his surrogate wife, he needs to treat her that way—which apparently means fucking her.

The premise here is not particularly sexy, as it more or less involves his abandoning his very sick wife. (What if she had cancer?) The sex is not at all passionate, either, and Maddy never seems terribly aroused.

The ending is pretty pornish, but has something of a natural, "in the flow" feel.

The camera work here is quite interesting in places, with a fairly dark feel, though, and we do see a fair bit of him.

Scene 4: Afternoon Delight (Vanilla DeVille and Brad Tyler, ♀♂)

★★★★☆

Time: 33:14

Female Orgasm: Maybe, Cumshot: Tits

Features: 69, Deepthroat, Tit Fuck

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance

Brad is borrowing his step-mom's computer, and his friend (Tyler Nixon) finds a ton of fantasies about "sex with step-sons" in her bookmarks. Brad tries to avoid her, but eventually has to tell her what is bothering him. She confesses her attraction to him, but says it is just a fantasy. He begs to differ, so they fuck.

The photography here is pretty good, with a nice mix of shots, including a great shot of his face as she deepthroats him. And there is some decent communication between them. But we do lose him in the usual sorts of places.

But, ultimately, the scene is just too long, and she could enjoy herself a lot more than she does. She may have one orgasm, as she rides his cock, but it is not clear.