July 16, 2015

Getting Cozy, from Wicked Passions

★★★★½
Time: 1:38, Director: Stormy Daniels, Date: 2015
Screenshots: On our Tumblr
On the web: IAFD, Wicked B2B
Source: 1280×720 MP4 downloaded from Wicked Pictures subscription site

Review

Marisa (Allie Haze) has broken up with her boyfriend Connor (Tommy Gunn), because he cheated on her. She is a wreck. So her friend Karen (AJ Applegate), who has just gotten engaged to her boyfriend Jeff (Daniel Hunter), sets Marisa up with one of his friends, Brian (Michael Vegas). Marisa and Brian meet at a bar, have a fair bit to drink, and end up in bed together, which leaves Marisa wanting to get out of there fast in the morning. But the weather is terrible, and there is no cab service, so Marisa and Brian have to spend the day together. It turns out that they actually like each other and end up in bed again.

Later that day, Connor reappears to apologize. He says that she is like "apple pie", and that he has just been trying other kinds of pie—several kinds, it would seem—so he "needs" her. Apparently, that is enough to get into her pants, even though she just had sex with Brian a few hours ago. But when he says he will pick her up the next day to go to his parents' for Christmas, she suddenly says that she's still hurt and needs some time. So, finally, she realizes that Connor is an asshole and goes to visit Brian.

As our tone may indicate, we found the "twist" at the end to be both predictable and completely implausible. It's true that Marisa has been moping around the whole movie because she's so depressed about the breakup. But why would she hop back into bed with Connor the moment he shows up and then as soon as they're done complain about needing time when he assumes things are back to normal? It just doesn't make a lot of sense, and it makes even less sense than she'd then run off to visit Brian again.

That said, until that point, the story is actually quite interesting, and we found the back and forth, approach and avoidance, between Brian and Marisa to be very cute, and quite convincing. A good bit of time is spent on the story, as well: about 40 minutes, in a movie that's not even an hour and forty minutes.

The story is reminiscent, in many ways, of the non-"Wicked Passions" movies that Stormy Daniels usually makes. Many of those have somewhat silly, almost cartoonish, plots, with sex to match. That's not a criticism. It's just her style—and there's nothing wrong with cartoons! And, like those movies, this one is very funny—laugh out loud funny in places—and the story is enjoyable even if it is not terribly "deep".

The acting here can be really good, too. Haze and Vegas are wondeful, both in the sexual parts and in the non-sexual parts. The way Marisa and Brian end up in bed together again is very sweet, and very funny, and it's great how they both make the most of their "second chance to make a first impression". But there are other times when the acting is not so great, especially toward the beginning. Scarlet Red is probably the worst offender.

As for the sex, it's terrific. The third scene, with Haze and Vegas, is absolutely fantastic, and the first two are nearly as good. All of the scenes are really well paced, too. In particular, they're the right length: long enough to allow the sex to develop, but not so long that you forget what was happening in the story by the time it re-starts. There's plenty of passion, too, and, though there aren't a lot of obvious female orgasms here, the women do seem genuinely to enjoy themselves in all of the scenes.

But maybe the high-point of the movie is the camera work during the sex scenes. It would not be going too far to say it is the best we have ever seen in a mainstream American release. It's much more reminiscent of what you'd find in movies from Lust Cinema or Bright Desire.

Overall, then, this is a really good movie, and we recommend it very highly. In fact, if it weren't for our dissatifaction with certain plot elements, and the last sex scene—both of which feel very anti-climactic—we might have given it five stars.

Scene 1: Scarlet Red and Ryan McLane

★★★★½
Time: 10:30
Features: Orgasm?
Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Married couple have a quickie in a bathroom at their friend's birthday party—while Marisa is sitting in the tub drinking a bottle of wine. Which she keeps drinking.

The sex feels a bit cartoonish, and the music contributes to that feeling rather a lot. There are quite a few cute moments, though: He keeps shushing her as she makes too much noise; and when he pulls out a condom, she says, "You were planning this!?" And then she shushes herself later, covering her own mouth with her hand, which is very amusing. The overall feeling, though, is just of fun, and there is a great connection between them. So we enjoyed this scene a lot.

The camera work is fantastic. It's so good, in fact, that we almost forgot to mention it. It's like a referee in sports: They're doing a great job when you forget they're there.

Synopsis

They kiss briefly, and he takes off her panties and eats her pussy as she sits on the bathroom sink. He puts a couple fingers into her, then pulls off her shoes. She hops off the sink, squats in front of him, and sucks his cock as he drops his pants.

She turns around and leans over the sink, and he fucks her from behind. She says she is going to cum, and she may well at about 12:50 or so.

She turns around and sits on the sink, and he stands in front of her and re-enters her. She takes off her bra, then lies back on the sink, and he keeps fucking her. He pulls out and cums on her pussy.

Scene 2: A.J. Applegate and Daniel Hunter

★★★★½
Time: 13:00
Features: Orgasm?
Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Finding that they are snowed in, the newly engaged Karen (AJ Applegate) and Jeff (Daniel Hunter) decide to have sex.

There is great, natural communication between them, and fantastic chemistry. It totally got us off how he was masturbating as he ate her pussy, even though we couldn't see him doing it—though it would have been even hotter if we had been able to see.

She really seems to enjoy herself, and she may cum, though we're not sure.

The camera work is again terrific.

Synopsis

They kiss in bed, and he pulls up her shirt and sucks her tits. She reaches down and rubs his cock through his shorts, and he takes off her shirt and then her shorts, so they are both naked.

He lies her on her back and goes down on her, reaching down to stroke his cock as he licks her pussy.

They start fucking doggy style, and she then flips onto her back, and he kneels in front of her. She reaches down and rubs her clit, which he then does as well. She says she is going to cum, but she doesn't seem to do so.

They switch to spooning, and she rubs her clit again. He pulls out and cums on her ass.

Scene 3: Allie Haze and Michael Vegas

★★★★★
Time: 18:30
Features: Orgasm
Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Marisa and Brian have sex a second time, on the floor in front of a fire.

There is an excellent connection between them, and terrific communication. It's hard to express how good that is. It's as good as we have ever seen in a porno.

They do a great job staying in role, and even carrying other parts of the movie into this scene.

The camera work is again great.

Synopsis

They kiss while sitting on a blanket, and she reaches between his legs to stroke his cock. He unsnaps her bra and leans down to suck her tits.

He kneels up, and she sucks on his cock and plays with his balls. She then lies back on the floor, and he goes down on her. He kneels up in front of her and enters her, then reaches down and rubs her clit while turning to his side to lick her feet and toes. She says she is going to cum and does, at about 1:08:20.

She sits up and he falls back, and she rides him cowgirl-style, and he helps her thrust her hips back and forth, and she may well cum again. She leans forward, and he thrusts into her.

They switch to spooning, and she rubs her clit, and then he does. She then rolls onto her back, and he kneels up in front of her, then pulls out and cums on her torso.

Scene 4: Allie Haze and Tommy Gunn

★★★½☆
Time: 13:30
Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ♀

Marisa (Allie Haze) and Connor (Tommy Gunn) have sex again, after he decides he's done exploring his other options.

There is a pretty good connection between them, and the photography is as good as in the earlier scenes. But the sex is not terribly passionate and, to be honest, feels quite routine. We'll admit that the unfortunate turn in the story may have influenced our judgement here, but she never seems very aroused.

Synopsis

They kiss standing, and they take off his shirt. He lifts her sweater over her head and kisses her chest, then takes off her bra and sucks her tits. She undoes his pants, then kneels in front of him and sucks his cock.

She stands up, and he pulls down her pants and panties, then lies her on the couch and goes down on her. She sucks him again as he lies back on the couch, then gets atop him on her knees. She turns onto her back, and he kneels over her and re-enters her. They switch to doggy style, and then to spooning, and he pulls out and cums on her pussy.

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