August 23, 2015

How To Train a Hotwife

★★★★☆

Time: 1:51, Director: Jacky St James, Date: 2015

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Cast: Veruca James, Mick Blue (39yo), Keira Nicole, Erik Everhard (39yo), India Summer (40yo), Jon Jon (34yo), Jade Nile (23yo), and Toni Ribas (40yo)

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

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀-, Balance ✓+

Review

Like Almost Relatives, this is a movie, rather than a collection of vignettes. Also like Almost Relatives, though, not much time is spent on the story: only a little bit more then 20 minutes. So it ends up feeling like a series of connected vignettes. Even so, we thought the story was very important to each of the sex scenes.

So, the story....

Carl (Richie Calhoun) and Julia (Jade Nile) have been married for three years, and over time they have become more honest and open. He, in fact, has decided that he would like her to have sex with another guy. So she discusses it with her friend Carol (Veruca James), who tells her that she has been "hotwifing" for a while, and tells her the story of the first time she did it with her friend Mick (Blue). So Julia asks Carl to blindfold her while they have sex, so she can see if she can at least get into the fantasy, which she rather successfully does.

Carl sets up a meeting with his friend Erik (Everhard), who works as an escort and has been hired as a "bull" by several couples. He tells Carl about a couple he was with the previous week: how nervous they were, and how he helped them to have a successful first experience.

Carl shares the story with Julia, and they decide to take it one step further, by having her go out to a bar by herself, taking off her wedding ring and flirting. She happens to see a couple who may or may not be hooking up with another man, and she indulges in a fantasy that has the woman having sex with the guy in the bar.

Julia then decides she wants to go through with it, saying it makes her feel alive. So she goes off by herself to meet her friend Roberto (Toni Ribas), having sex with him while Carl listens on the phone and talks to her.

So it's actually a pretty good story, one that gets, at least a bit, into the emotional aspects of this kind of thing. And, despite the fact that it's Carl's fantasy for Julia to have sex with another man, female sexual agency is really at the center of the story.

The sex scenes are a bit mixed, though. The second and fourth are both really good. We greatly appreciated how all the performers stayed in their roles in these scenes, since the psychological and emotional aspects of the scenes are so important to what make them hot. The first scene was quite good, too, but the third was a bit disappointing. There was very little sense of connection between India Summer and Jon Jon, and he really seemed to be objectified. (That might seem to be unusual, but in fact it's not unusual in so-called 'inter-racial' scenes.)

The camera work throughout was also not terribly good. We see a fair bit of the husbands. But we see more of them than we see of the guys the women are fucking, who are too often out of frame. There are also too many genital closeups, and there are too many 'pornish' shots, such as from right between the woman's legs, with her body filling the rest of the frame. These are the kinds of shots that just have us waiting for something to change.

Overall, then, there are a lot of good things about this movie, and it had us dripping wet through much of it, mostly because of the story. So we'll recommend it, especially for people who dig the "hotwife" fantasy. Be warned, though, that there is a strong "male gaze" to a lot of the photography.

Scene 1: Veruca James and Mick Blue (♀♂)

★★★★☆

Time: 22:00

Female Orgasm: Maybe, Cumshot: Tits

Features: Analingus

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

The story of the first time Carol had sex with another guy. Her husband, Michael (Vegas), is there the whole time with her. They have chosen their friend Mick (Blue) to be her first. She starts flirting with him, then convinces him to have sex with her.

It's a really hot story, especially the way Carol expresses her anticipation and excitement. There is very good chemistry between them, too, though we would have liked a bit more of a sense that these are two friends having sex for the first time. And, though the sex has its moments, we had the sense that the scene went on just a bit too long. There just isn't enough variation in the latter half of the scene. The end is also a bit disappointing: He cums on her tits all of a sudden, out of nowhere, with no real preparation.

The camera work is a bit mixed. As in other of the 'hotwife' movies, we see a lot of Michael, and the relationship between him and Carol is as much a focus of the scene as is the sex between Carol and Mick. And there are some really terrific shots here. But we really do not see as much of Mick as we would have liked, and there are a few too many genital closeups and generally pornish shots.

Scene 2: Keira Nicole and Erik Everhard (♀♂)

★★★★½

Time: 23:00

Cumshot: Ass

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

Erik has been hired as a "bull" by a couple new to the experience, and they are very nervous.

Knight and Everhard do a really great job of acting their roles: She, the nervous newbie; he, the experienced and very understanding guide. There is pretty good chemistry between them, too, and it's very sexy how she holds her husband's hand and keeps looking over at him, then pulls him to her and kisses him.

The camera work is again a bit mixed, though. We liked the way the husband was included in the scene, and there are some excellent shots here. But we also get the "between the legs closeup" shot when they are spooning, and Erik is out of frame much of the time they are fucking. But there is a good deal more variation than in the first scene, and we felt more engaged with the performers.

Scene 3: India Summer and Jon Jon (♀♂)

★★★½☆

Time: 22:00

Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: Stomach

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm

Pleasure ♀, Passion ✓, Balance

There is not a lot of preparation for this scene, which is presented as a fantasy that Julia has about some people at a bar where she has gone to "explore the power of her sexuality". But there is excellent communication between India Summer and Ryan McLane about what India is doing—all a reflection of Julia's own thinking.

The sex is hot, and India cums several times. But there really didn't seem to be all that much chemistry between her and Jon Jon. In particular, she didn't seem very focused on him. We're not sure she ever kisses him, until the very end of the scene. As a result, the sex didn't feel all that passionate or, maybe better, connected. The way the Ryan telling her what to do wasn't all that sexy, either.

The camera work is again mixed. We see a fair bit of the husband, again, but we really do not see much of Jon Jon's face, and there is something close to a POV shot when she is sucking him.

Scene 4: Jade Nile and Toni Ribas (♀♂)

★★★★½

Time: 26:00

Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: Pussy

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm, Female Ejaculation, Spanking

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

Julia has sex with her friend Roberto, while her husband Carl listens on the phone.

They do an excellent job with their roles, and it's extremely sexy how she talks to Carl, telling him what is happening. There is good chemistry between Julia and Roberto, too, but as in the third scene there is not much kissing. Still, her focus is at least on the person she is actually fucking, since her husband is not there with her.

The sex is varied and hot, with just a littel bit of mild spanking. She has several orgasms, including one where she ejaculates.

The camera work is again mixed. There are some terrific shots, and there are not too many gratuitous closeups, but he is out of frame much of the time.

5 comments:

  1. As one that appreciates this theme, I have to say that - overall - they did a good job. The lead actress did a great job, both as an actress and a porn actress. I was able to buy into the story, and everything from her facial expressions to body language during sex really conveyed her shy but eager character. It was way better than some of the overt racism and thinly veiled misogyny typical for this sort of presentation.

    that said, this is a porn concept where you could do an entirely female positive film and it would be all the more hot for it. therefore, you can argue that any missed opportunity for the film to be feminist is also a missed opportunity for the film to work at its best as pornography.

    The review above identifies two failures, but there's a serious failure right from the start: the title. The concept of training is so patriarchal in nature - you train a slave, you train an employee, you train a dog - why should a woman having sex that she wants to have need to be trained?

    the other failure is making it primarily about fulfilling the husband's fantasy. imagine if the story was presented as her being the one that wanted the freedom to explore, and he had to talk to a friend to come to grips with it? what it wasn't about a wife finding that place within her that wants to fuck because that's what her husband wants, but instead was about her husband finding the place where his wife's personal fulfillment and sexual enjoyment means more to him than his petty jelousy, feelings of ownership, and the like?

    the other apt criticism in the above review is the "camera work". but what I really think is problematic is approaching this concept with the conventions of a typical visual sex focused porno. i enjoy this genre. what makes it hot is a series of moments and experiences. the recognition she would enjoy more. her decision to indulge. her manifestation of the decision - her submission to or provocation of his kiss, her involvement in the make out, the spreading of her legs, the body language and verbal cues indicating permission to pentrate, her enjoyment, her orgasm, her permission or acquiescence to his ejaculation inside her. and, as is the case in this move, where the husband has involvement - his realization that this other man - arguably a rival - has a hard dick that wants nothing more than to get in his wife's pussy - and her desire to have it is a more meaningful choice than his decision to allow it.

    And alot of that is better told in the story, not the sex scene. Obviously the sex scene is important. But what makes it hot is mindset of the relevant parties. But the bulk of this film is sex scene. And the sex scenes, asside from the presence of the "husband", are very cliche porno sex scenes - with all the misogony and male view that brings. A cum shot across the tits as she smiles.

    I mean, for crying out loud, there's a point in the film where the pro "bull" answers a question about whether or not he should be there when it happens or just here about, and he says "here's the great thing - you call the shots" who does? he's only talking to the husband. what about her prefernce? just because a woman wants to have sex with somebody other than her husband doesn't mean she wants to be watched in that moment. yet, in this story, he does call the shot - literally. when its time for the coup de grace, the husband picks where the ejaculation gets to land. what if she wanted it in her? what if she wanted it in a kleenex? Not her call.

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    1. Hi, party king. Thanks very much for that comment. You have gone much deeper into the problems with this movie than we did. To be honest, sometimes we are just so happy that it's *somewhat* different that we overlook a lot of other issues. The title is definitely dumb.

      I also agree with your general point about the sex scenes versus the plot-oriented elements. We often complain about these movies that the sex scenes are too long. Usually, we complain about this because they just get kind of boring, but another reason is the one that you mention. In this movie, especially, it's the mindset that's hot, and there could have been a lot more time spent developing that.

      And, yeah, this movie is too focused on the men's side of the fantasy. This is less true in some of the other movies in the series, though most of those have many of the same other problems you mention.

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    2. All those faults aside, I think they did a nice job. So much of the genre is engages in cartoonish femdom (chastity devices, etc), racist stereotypes about white woman's hunger for super sexual mandingo and his herculean black dick, or forced feminization or bisexuality. This reveals that this type of material isn't really about a woman finding sexual empowerment through exploration - its really about providing men with an outlet for unhealthily suppressed sexual insecurities about their wife realizing how easy it is to get laid, suppressed insecurities about their own inadequacies, suppressed anxiety about competition, and suppressed homosexual curiosities.

      This one did alot better than that.

      Something we both noted is that alot of what makes the genre work is the psychology - tension and release. and maybe long form pornographic film just isn't an ideal way of presenting it. Gifs with or without captions that focus very intently on a key moment where it becomes clear something big happened in the mind or something important is being experienced. Written erotic stories are also a good source for exploration. Though be careful: you have to sift through alot of horrible stuff to get to one gif or story that is both enlightening and hot.

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    3. Have you seen any of Ovidie's movies? or Erika Lust's? I think the psychological aspects are much more evident there, in large part because the sex scenes aren't as much the focus. They're shorter, for one thing, though no less hot, and so don't interrupt the story in the same way.

      It should be said, too (and we tend to emphasize this a lot in the reviews), that it's possible to carry the psychological stuff into these scenes. Some effort is often made in this direction, but most of the time it's not done very well and just isn't very convincing. I'm guessing it's not easy to act while you're having sex, but the best performers can do it.

      I wonder if we feel similarly, in the sense that this movie had so much going for it. It often felt to me as if it really OUGHT to have been so much better. But it just wasn't. And I know Jacky St James can make great movies. I've seen them.

      Anyway, thanks again for the comment.

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