Time: 1:32, Director: Stormy Daniels, Date: 2014
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Source: 1280×720 MP4 downloaded from Wicked Pictures subscription site
Pleasure ✓-, Passion ✓+, Balance ♀
The main plot revolves around Ally (Carter Cruise) and her love life. She has been pining after the bartender (Michael Vegas) where she works, but, after having sex with him, finds out he has a girlfriend. After moving into a friend's house, though, she becomes friends with the next door neighbor, Mason (Chad White), whose wife has been in New York City for a long time without him. He is struggling to decide what to do about that and eventually realizes that he has fallen in love with Ally—just in time for his wife (Stormy Daniels) to reappear.
About thirty-one minutes are spent on this story, which is more complex than one might suppose from that description. We very much liked the way the relationship between Ally and Mason unfolds. Honestly, we expected them to hop into bed together much sooner than they did. (It's porn, right?) But, in fact, they become friends first, and it is only through their developing friendship that they fall in love. So it's a nice, if not particularly deep, story—though, as we have said elsewhere, there are plenty of Hollywood films with no more of a story. And those don't have nearly as much sex in them.
Our main problem with the movie, really, was the sex. In none of the scenes, except the last one, do the women seem aroused enough to get anywhere near orgasm. And in neither the first nor the third scene do the women even seem that aroused.
The camera work in the sex scenes, though, is very, very good. There is a great mix of shots, wider and closer, and there are really some amazing closeups of couples kissing and so forth. There is also a terrific set of shots in the second scene, where the camera pans slowly over both their bodies.
Unfortunately, the sound in some parts of the movie is terrible. It is very hard to hear anyone but Carter Cruise and Steven St Croix in the first scene, and there are similar problems in other scenes. It seems as if the microphones were not placed properly, or else some of them weren't working properly. The acting is a bit inconsistent, too. Steven St Croix is usually terrific, but he is not terrific in the first scene.
We liked the music, though, which is sexy, sax-heavy, and jazz-ish, and so very different from most music you find in porn. Especially during the third sex scene, though, the music was too loud, masking the sounds of the performers. We also liked the fact that the condoms do not magically appear, and clothes do not tend magically to disappear.
Scene 1: Nikki Daniels and Steven St Croix (♀♂)
Pleasure ❌, Passion ✓, Balance ♀
Newly engaged couple have sex on their bed.
There is very good communication between them, from the very beginning of the scene, and there is good chemistry throughout. Some of the positions are unusually acrobatic, but they also seem fairly natural, since she is so fit. And he really seems to get into eating her pussy. Unfortunately, though, while the sex feels spontaneous, it is just not very passionate. They almost seem to have a hard time deciding what to do. And they just don't seem that into it. The main problem is that she never seems terribly aroused. As a result, the scene just felt too long.
The camera work is very good, with a great mix of shots. There are some amazing closeups as he sucks her tits, and there are great angles when he is eating her. We lose him a little bit at times when they start fucking, but not very much.
Scene 2: Carter Cruise and Michael Vegas (♀♂)
Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance ♀
Ally (Carter Cruise) more or less attacks the bartender (Michael Vegas) after they close up the bar.
The sex is very passionate, and they both seem to have a pretty good time. We definitely appreciated her initiative. But she never seems all that aroused, and you'd expect her to be. This is a guy she's been wanting to have sex with for a very long time. As a result, the sex does feel a little bit like a performance.
There is again a great mix of shots, close and wide. There are, in particular, some great panned sequences, as the camera traces both of their bodies, and some wonderful closeups of them kissing.
Scene 3: Karlie Montana and Chad White (♀♂)
Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ♀
Jade (Karlie Montana) tries to distract Mason (Chad White) after his dog goes missing.
The sex has some passion but not a lot, and some of the changes of position seem pre-planned. And, while she seems to enjoy herself a bit, she never seems terribly aroused.
The camera work is again very good, though, similar to the earlier scenes.
Scene 4: Carter Cruise and Chad White (♀♂)
Female Orgasm: Maybe, Cumshot: Tits
Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance ♀
Having become close friends first, Ally and Mason have now fallen in love, and they have sex for the first time. We really liked how she asks him, once they are inside her house, "Are you sure about this?" And he responds, "I've never been more sure in my entire life." It's a sweet expression of their affection for one another.
She seems to enjoy herself a good deal, and we think she cums while riding him.
The camera work is again very good. She may be a bit more the focus in this scene than the women were in the other scenes, but it is still more than acceptable. There are some terrific closeups of both of them, too.