March 2, 2015

Boss Fantasies, from New Sensations Tales from the Edge


Time: 2:00, Director: Jacky St James, Date: 2014

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

On the web: Official Site, IAFD

Cast: A.J. Applegate (25yo), Richie Calhoun, Skin Diamond (27yo), Steven St Croix (46yo), Karla Kush (23yo), Otto Bauer (39yo), Chanel Preston (29yo), and Anthony Rosano (37yo)

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

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀-, Balance


A series of four vignettes, focused on sex between employees and their bosses. The boss is male in the first three scenes and female in the last. And, unsurprisingly, most of the scenes focus on power relationships between the characters, with the boss, unsurprisingly, assuming the more dominant role. The first scene, however, pays more attention to the social aspects of a working relationship.

The first scene is by far the best. AJ Applegate and Richie Calhoun are very convincing as workmates who've had a thing for each other for a while finally getting it on. But the sex, while fairly passionate, feels somewhat predictable—at least until, almost out of nowhere, she ejaculates three times in rapid succession. Unfortunately, however, those were the only female orgasms in the movie.

The last scene is also pretty good. But the other two scenes did nothing for us. The sex was too rough for our tastes without some kind of context that would make the female characters' (not the actresses!) interest in, and consent to, that kind of sex a lot more obvious than it is here. Instead, it feels very much like a man imposing his will on a woman. Yes, it's supposed to be a fantasy, we know, and there's nothing wrong with playing with power in a sexual way. But what we're missing here is any sense for the "playing" part.

Our main problem, though, was with the photography, which, for the most part, is extremely male-gaze and pornish. It is extremely common for the camera to be very tightly framed on the female performer. Perhaps the best (worst?) example of this comes in the fourth scene. Near the beginning, Chanel Preston orders Anthony Rosano to stop eating her pussy and get up and strip for her while she watches him and masturbates. We do not see him at all as he undresses, but the camera stays completely focused on her.

That is not at all what the photography is like in the earlier movies in this series, though we have seen some similar problems in some of the movies in the Tabu Tales series, especially All In the Family.

The problem with this sort of thing is that it serves as a bright signal about who the intended (or at least expected) audience is. We're not saying that no woman could possibly enjoy this movie. We're sure some would and will. We are saying that many women are likely to feel like unwelcome guests.

To be blunt, then, we found this movie disappointing. Jacky St James has set a very high standard, and she simply doesn't live up to it in Boss Fantasies.

Scene 1: Dangerous (A.J. Applegate and Richie Calhoun, ♀♂)


Time: 27:33

Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: Ass

Features: Female Ejaculation

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

AJ is seeking refuge from a party, and she wanders into a room where her boss happens to be. They dance around their attraction to each other, with her expressing concerns about her job, and they end up having sex.

The story lasts about three minutes, which leaves 24 minutes or so for sex. It is well-acted and establishes at least some context for the sex. She especially does a great job of carrying the story into the sex.

There is excellent chemisty between them, but the sex feels quite pornish, though not planned or performed. It just feels predictable in some other way, like: this is what people do in porn. But she does seem to enjoy herself, and she squirts three times in rapid succession.

The camera work is not bad, by any means, but she seems to be much more the focus than he is. The camera is tight on her face for most of the time she is sucking him, for example, and then is very close to their genitals once they start fucking. There are better shots, too, to be sure. When she is sitting on the desk, for example, there is a great shot where we see his face in the mirror. But the photography overall is a lot more pornish than in most of the Tales From the Heart movies.

Scene 2: Work, Life, Indiscretions (Skin Diamond and Steven St Croix, ♀♂)


Time: 30:49

Cumshot: Pussy

Features: Analingus, Deepthroat, Double Penetration, Rough Sex

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance

Skin is about to head home, but wants to talk to Steven first about "the party", where they kissed. She asks him if he told his wife, and he says he did not: that work stays at work. She says "good", she doesn't like entanglements, and slithers out of her lace panties as he watches her. She tosses them onto his desk, and he sniffs them, then she asks him to come over to her. He tells her that he is still in charge, and insists that she come over to him.

The story lasts about three and a half minutes, so the sex lasts about 27 minutes, which makes it a very long scene. They do a great job of carrying the story into the sex: both as a power play, and as a secret from the others in the office. But, while the sex is convincingly passionate, it is also fairly pornish, especially in the way she sucks him. The rougnness also isn't that convincing, given who these two characters are suppose to be. There at least needs to be a bit more communication about what they are doing. In the end, then, the scene felt way too long.

The camera work is again quite a bit more pornish than it has been in the other movies in this series. As with the first scene, there are some nice shots, but she is much more the focus than he is—we lose him almost completely when they are fucking—and there are way too many genital closeups.

Scene 3: The Little Bitch (Karla Kush and Otto Bauer, ♀♂)


Time: 25:21

Cumshot: Face

Features: Mutual Masturbation, Rough Sex, Spanking

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance

Karla works in the mailroom at Otto's company, but she wants to transfer to sales and work for Otto. So she sits on the desk and starts rubbing his cock with her foot. He says he doesn't want an assitant, and that if he did have one she's have to suck his cock all day. So she then hops down asks him to stand up. He says she's bluffing, but she tells him again: Stand up.

The story lasts a little over three minutes, so there is about 22 minutes for sex. They do a great job carrying the story into the sex, continuing to talk to each other as boss and wannabe employee.

There is decent chemistry between them, but the sex feels very pornish. It is also fairly rough, especially when she is sucking him. That doesn't not fit the story, but it doesn't feel very natural, either. And she never really seems very aroused.

The photography is similar to that in the second scene: more pornish and less varied than we would expect for this series, with a lot more closeups, in particular. We see very little of him while they are fucking.

Scene 4: The Woman On Top (Chanel Preston and Anthony Rosano, ♀♂)


Time: 33:31

Cumshot: Tits

Features: Analingus, Footjob, Spanking

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance

Anthony works for Chanel as her assistant, which apparently involves giving her backrubs at her house. She tells him to take off his clothes, but he says that they need to stop having sex, since he has just gotten engaged. She then tells him to call his finance, and while he is doing so she starts undoing his pants and sucking his cock.

It's not much of a story, but it is quite funny, and they do a good job carrying it into the sex. It is a little over five minutes before he is off the phone, so the sex lasts about 28 minutes. That makes it a very long scene, so it needs to be really good. And the sex is fairly good. There's terrific chemistry between them. She is very dominant, but not in a cartoonish way, and she really seems to enjoy herself.

The camera work is again not very good. When he stands up to strip, for example, we do not see him at all, but only see her masturbating; we hardly see what he is doing when they are 69; and we do not see much of him when they are fucking.

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