August 17, 2014

If You Only Knew, from Wicked Passions

★★★★☆
Time: 1:26, Director: Stormy Daniels, Date: 2013
Screenshots: On our Tumblr
Cast: Penny Pax (23yo), Aaron Wilcox (33yo), Allie Haze (26yo), Logan Pierce (22yo), Presley Hart (25yo), and Kris Slater (32yo)

Review

Mark (Aaron Wilcox) is a real estate developer who works with his girlfriend, Claire (Penny Pax), who is an. Kelly (Allie Haze) is Mark's assistant, who is secretly in love with him, although she has a steady boyfriend, Ben (Logan Pierce). The drama revolves around Mark's plans to tear down a community center at which his brother (Kris Slater) happens to work.

It's actually a pretty good story, and a good deal of time is devoted to it: nearly half an hour, or about a third of the movie. There are some surprising twists along the way that keep it interesting, too. But some of it is a bit over the top. In fact, everything involving Claire is over the top: It's not so much that she overacts as that the part is way over-written.

The sex scenes generally have a very romantic feel. The first three scenes are all between established couples, and the last is of the new couple, Mark and Kelly. The performers all manage to stay pretty well in character, and the sex is mostly quite passionate and convincing. The downside is that we're not sure any of the women ever cum, though Haze might in the third scene.

The acting at the very beginning is pretty bad—surprisingly, because Penny Pax can definitely act. (She has proved that she can in The Submission of Emma Marx and Voilà, at least.) It leaves the impression that not enough effort was made to get the non-sex parts of the movie right (e.g., to give the performers enough time to learn and practice the dialogue). The interaction between Kelly and her friend (Presley Hart) is terrific, though.

Overall, then, while there are no doubt ways this movie could have been better, we enjoyed it quite a bit.

The film was nominated for Best Romance Release at the 2014 AVN awards.

Scene 1: Penny Pax and Aaron Wilcox

★★★½☆
Time: 16:40
Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ♀

Couple have sex on a bed after a party.

This scene is pretty routine. There isn't much of a connection between them, and the sex is not particularly passionate. It feels a bit planned, though not performed. But it gets better once they start fucking. She seems to have a reasonably good time, and at one point it seems she might cum, but she never does. He cums on her ass.

The camera work is pretty good, though. There are perhaps a few more closeups than we would prefer, but they do not linger. And there are hardly any sustained shots in which he is out of frame.

Synopsis

They kiss on a bed in evening clothes. He takes off her dress and strokes her tits through her bra, then lowers it and sucks her tits. He takes off her bra, and she takes off his jacket as they kiss, and he starts rubbing her pussy through her panties as she unbuttons his shirt. He lies her back on the bed, and kisses her torso, then makes his way to her pussy, takes off her panties, and goes down on her. They hold hands as he licks her pussy, and he then spreads her labia and really goes to work on her clit with his tongue. She seems as if she might cum but doesn't.

They switch positions, and she lies over him and kisses his chest, then rubs and kisses his cock through his pants. She then undoes his pants and sucks his cock.

She gets astride him on her knees, leaning over as he thrusts into her, then leans back on her hands and bucks against him. She is then on her back, with him kneeling up in front of her, and he reaches down and rubs her clit with his thumb. They switch to doggy style, and he then pulls her up with him.

Scene 2: Allie Haze and Logan Pierce

★★★★½
Time: 17:00
Features: Orgasm?
Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Ben (Logan Pierce) has come over to surprise his girlfriend Kelly (Allie Haze), but she gets home really late, and he falls asleep in her bed. When she does get home, though, she is complaining of sore feet, so he rubs her feet for her, which leads to sex.

There is quite good chemistry between them, and the sex is reasonably passionate, although it does follow the suck-eat-fuck formula. But it's nice, and a bit different, how she pulls down her own pants to give him access to her pussy as she sucks him.

The camera work is excellent, with a great mix of shots, including nice views of both their faces when they are being orally pleasured. There are very few times when he is out of frame for any length of time. The rating is as much for that as for the sex. (And, admittedly, for the fact that Allie Haze, and her wonderful tits, are in this scene.)

Synopsis

He rubs her feet, then strokes her legs. They sit up and kiss, and he kisses her neck softly, which makes her smile. He reaches between her legs and rubs her pussy through her pants. She then sits with her back to him, and he takes off her top, then massages her tits. She turns and kisses him, and he takes off his shirt.

He lies back on the bed, and she pulls down his pants and sucks his cock. She reaches back and pulls down her pants and panties so he can pleasure her pussy. They switch positions and wriggle out of their pants, and he goes down on her, adding a finger after a bit.

They start fucking with her lying on her side, and him up behind her. She then rolls onto her back, and he keeps fucking her, leaning over to kiss her a few times. They switch to doggy style, and she may well cum at about 40:35. He cums on her ass.

Scene 3: Presley Hart and Kris Slater

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

Couple have sex on their bed.

He tells her near the beginning of the scene that he loves her, which really sets a nice mood. And they really do manage to stay in character through the scene. There's a lot of kissing and some great communication, all of which contributes to the sense of connection between them.

The sex is reasonably passionate, although it does follow a standard eat-suck-fuck formula. She seems as if she might cum at one point, but she never does, though she does seem to enjoy herself. He cums all over her front.

The camera work in this scene is again very good, with a great mix of shots. There are some really terrific shots of their faces. But there are a few more shots than in the earlier scenes in which he is out of frame.

Synopsis

They kiss, and she takes off his shirt, then undoes his pants. But he pushes her back on the bed and kisses the top of her chest, then pulls her back up with him, turning her away from him and taking off her bra. He massages her tits, and she lies back on the bed again. He kisses her as he strokes her pussy through her panties. He takes off her panties, gets between her legs, and goes down on her.

He gets off the bed and stands up, and they take off his pants. She lies on her stomach and sucks his cock, bobbing on it as he holds her head. He reaches over to stroke her ass, and she looks up sweetly at him as she finishes.

They start fucking with her astride him on her knees. She bounces on his cock, leaning over to kiss him, and he thrusts up into her as he holds her tightly. She then kneels up and grinds against him.

They switch to missionary, with him kneeling in front of her, and he fucks her quite hard. He then pulls out and cums on her stomach, shooting up onto her tits and even her neck. A little even gets on her face.

Scene 4: Allie Haze and Aaron Wilcox

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

Kelly and Mark finally hook up.

The positions are a bit pornish, but, in the context of the movie, they might have felt passionate, or even desperate. Unfortunately, the sex just does not feel as passionate as it should be, so it does end up seeming pornish.

She also never seems all that aroused, though she does seem to have a reasonably good time. That may be, in part, because the scene is so short. In fact, it is surprisingly short for what one would have expected to be the climactic scene of the movie.

The camera work is very good, though. The fact that they have sex on a spiral staircase limits the shots that are possible, however. Still, they do a good job mixing wider and closer shots.

Synopsis

They start kissing in the rain, and he picks her up and carries her inside. She takes off his coat and they kiss in the hallway, with her back to the wall. He reaches between her legs and strokes her pussy through her panties, and they start slowly to make their way up the stairs. He kneels down and takes off her panties, then eats her pussy.

He stands up, and she takes off his shirt. He then sits down on one of the stairs, and she gets astride him on her knees. They stand up, and she leans onto the railing as he fucks her from behind. He cums on her ass.