November 16, 2015

XConfessions 2, from Erika Lust


Time: 2:03, Director: Erika Lust, Date: 2014

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

On the web: Erika Lust's Website

Cast: Amarna Miller (24yo), Maximilian Gambero, Alexa Tomás (29yo), Joel Tomás, Misha Cross (25yo), Kristopher Kodjoe, Carol Vega (21yo), Samantha Bentley (27yo), Franck Franco, Geri Del Bello, and Luke Hotrod

Source: 1920×1080 MP4s downloaded as individual scenes from Lust Cinema

Pleasure ♀-, Passion ♀-, Balance


Feminist porn legend Erika Lust created the XConfessions series in 2013. The idea was to solicit stories and fantasies from her fans, and then to choose two each month to make into a short film. It's an extremely sexy idea, leading, as the XConfessions website say, to "real films with real sex", something utterly different from "stereotypical cheap-porn imagery".

Each DVD in the series features ten of these short films. There is great variation in the themes of the various scenes.

As we said about the first XConfessions collection, many of these scenes are as interesting intellectually and visually as they are erotic. Lust is extremely tender with the fantasies that have been offered to her, and she works very hard to bring out what is special about them.

There are three fantastic scenes here. The first, with Amarna Miller and Maximilian Gambero, focuses on his fetish for feet. The chemistry between them is fantastic, and the sex is hot and realistic. The fourth, with Amarna Miller (yes, her again) and Kristopher Kodjoe, is very short, but it is intense, and we liked how it is entirely concerned with his pleasuring her. But maybe our favorite scene was the fifth, with Alexa Tomás, Joel Tomás and Carol Vega. This is probably the best threesome we have ever seen in porn, and it is smoking hot. The sex is completely natural and wonderfully passionate, and the final shot, of the three of them recovering, is terrific.

There are other terrific scenes here, too. If we had to recommend one more, it'd be the seventh, in which Misha Cross dolls up her boyfriend Geri Del Bello with makeup and a wig, then tells him he can take off an item of her clothing for every item of her clothing that he puts on. It's sexy and fun, and they both get very into it. But all of the scenes are at least good.

The camera work is, as usual with Erika Lust, terrific throughout. The only complaint we have is that there can sometimes be too many edits, making the scenes feel a bit disjointed. But this is only very rarely.

This movie won the 2015 Feminist Porn Award for Hottest Straight Vignette.

Scene 1: Do You Find My Feet Suckable? (Amarna Miller and Maximilian Gambero, ♀♂)


Time: 11:50

Female Orgasm: Yes

Features: Mutual Masturbation

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

The confession: "Very timidly I sat next to her and said hello. She surprised me by being very nice, and even asked if I liked her nail polish, and then her feet. She asked if I would give her a foot massage, and I trembled. It's like she saw right through me when she asked whether I liked to suck feet, and if I found her feet to be suckable. They were, and I assured her by sucking each of her toes."

He is studying in the library, drawing a woman who is sitting behind his friend. She gets up, barefoot, which really distracts him, then sits back down and looks back over her shoulder at him, which sets his fantasies aflame.

With them sitting across from each other now, she starts rubbing his leg with her foot, then lifts her foot between his legs. "Do you find my feet suckable?" she asks him. When he responds affirmatively, she drops a pen on the floor, inviting him to get under the desk.

It's a really sexy story, and there is terrific chemistry between them.

Scene 2: Hunt Me Catch Me Eat Me (Alexa Tomás and Joel Tomás, ♀♂)


Time: 12:42

Cumshot: Stomach

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance

The confession: "My girlfriend and I have a sex game: we like to pretend we're animals. We have costumes and masks, we wear our identities and play. Sometimes I will chase her when I am the wolf and she is the bunny. When I catch her, I stroke her soft fur over and over."

She is outside, wearing a bunny mask and eating carrots (!), and he is wearing a wolf mask and stalking her from nearby woods. She stands up and starts running, and he chases her, catching her and taking her to his lair.

It's definitely a different sort of fantasy, but to be honest not one that appealed to us all that much. The sex is reasonably passionate, though, and there is genuine affection between them. (They are a real-life couple.) But she never seems all that aroused.

Scene 3: The Couchsurfer (Maximilian Gambero and Misha Cross, ♀♂)


Time: 12:21

Female Orgasm: Yes, Cumshot: Internal

Pleasure ♀, Passion ✓, Balance

The confession: "When he entered my loft, I saw a tall young man with a backpack, and warm chocolate eyes behind thin round glasses, which gave him that sexy intellectual look I love... We drank fresh white wine at twilight, had dinner and went for a night walk in downtown's old narrow streets, talking about traveling and his passion for japanese design.When we returned home, I made his bed on the couch, secretly wishing he wouldn't have to use it... And then I had an idea."

She has been "hosting" people for some time and is carefully laying out sex books and condoms for her next guest. He arrives, and they spend time on her balcony talking and sharing a few drinks. Suddenly, she drags him into her bedroom where they have sex.

The sex is natural and convincing, and there is genuine attracton between them. But it is not quite as passionate as we'd have expected, given the story. The sex feels a little bit routine, though not in any way performed. But they do both seem to have a terrific time.

Scene 4: Manual del Placer [Guide to Pleasure] (Amarna Miller and Kristopher Kodjoe, ♀♂)


Time: 5:34

Female Orgasm: Yes

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm, Vibrator

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

The confession: "Amarna and Kristopher return for another sex game inspired by the XConfessions post 'Manual del Placer'. In this film, a blindfolded Amarna knows exactly what she wants as she whispers to Kristopher every step in her manual of pleasure: from kissing and sucking, to licking and teasing with a vibrator, finally culminating in an intense orgasm!"

This is a short video, focused entirely on his pleasuring her with his mouth and hands. It's shot in a very intimate way, and the connection between them is almost palpable.

Scene 5: We Know You Are Watching (Alexa Tomás, Joel Tomás, and Carol Vega, ♀♀♂)


Time: 19:50

Female Orgasm: Yes, Cumshot: Ass

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

The confession: "During our delicious sex, I noticed a small head watching us, and I whispered to my wife 'She is looking at us...let's give her our best show....' She kept looking at us, and I saw her little hand begin to move, and I said 'She's masturbating!' We fucked so hard and beautifully for our audience. We posed, tried positions we'd never done before, sucked at each other, humped and used our bodies like animals. One night, I will light up some candles and we will do the same thing...only this time, we will leave the door open!"

Alexa and Joel are having sex in their apartment, right in front of the window, and Carol sees them and tries to watch them without herself being seen. The next day, they hold up a sign, "We know you're watching", and she replies, "And you are good". "Do you want to meet?" they reply. "Come now", they add, giving their address.

The sex that follows starts off, appropriately, somewhat tentatively. It heats up, a lot, and we really appreciated the variety, which felt very natural. Still, the sex remains very tender throughout, proving (yet again) that sex can be hot and loving at the same time.

Scene 6: Motherfucker (Samantha Bentley and Franck Franco, ♀♂)


Time: 10:30

Cumshot: On Himself

Features: Penis Masturbation, Vibrator

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance

She is cleaning up their daughter's room when she finds a vibrator, then calls her husband to help her. He does but also starts trying to interest her in sex, which she resists at first, but not for long.

The sex here feels fairly natural, but there were too many changes of position—too many edits—for our taste. Many of the sequences lasted but fifteen seconds or so. It made the scene feel a bit disjointed to us. It made it particularly difficult to have any sense for her arousal. That said, we did appreciate the very different ending.

The blurb: "Samantha Bentley and Franck Franco make a gorgeous couple in this confession about sex when you're a parent. Written in Spanish, these anonymous writers tell stories of their various quickies and the details of having frantic, passionate sex as soon as the kids are away for a few minutes. Brought to life by these talented performers, Motherfucker goes to show that hot sex doesn't have to go out the window as soon as you become a are only challenged to become a more inventive lover!"

Scene 7: Dude Looks Like a Lady (Misha Cross and Geri Del Bello, ♀♂)


Time: 23:20

Cumshot: Stomach

Features: Footjob, Penis Masturbation, Spanking

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

The confession: "I once dated a girl who liked to see me cross dress. I had never done anything like it before, but I was crazy about her, so I didn't object when she put makeup on me one night. Another night I wore a wig, and another night stockings. Maybe it sounds weird, but it never bothered me. She loved the way we fucked, and if seeing me in drag made her panties that wet, who was I to object?"

She is doing her makeup at a dressing table when he comes up behind her and kisses her. She asks him if he wants to help her, which he does, then she starts applying makeup to his face. She pulls off his shirt and starts rubbing his shoulders, chest, and back before grabbing a wig for him. He stands up and starts kissing her, but she tosses him on the bed and tells him to wait, then grabs some clothes for him to wear. She agrees to undress as he dresses, insisting that he wait until she is done. She puts stockings on his legs, and then he starts humping her on the bed. Her then puts on a babydoll, which allows him to take off her socks. That leaves her feet free to rub his cock, but still she is not done. She gets a boa and wraps it around his neck, which gets her top off, then straddles him as they sit together and kiss. Finally, she gets him a feather fan to hold, kissing his chest and stomach as he does, and finally he is allowed to have sex with her.

That part of the video lasts a bit over 12 minutes, so the actual sex only lasts about 10.

We found it a very sexy premise, and the sex is passionate and convincing. She seems very excited by his "transformation", and she seems to get very aroused while they are fucking, too. In contrast to the previous scene, we appreciated how Lust allowed the excitement and passion to build by staying with various sequences in the middle, while still varying the camera work enough to keep it interesting. It did feel a bit more disjointed, again, though, toward the end.

Scene 8: Meet Me In the Stockroom (Alexa Tomás and Joel Tomás, ♀♂)


Time: 14:40

Cumshot: Tits

Features: Analingus

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance

The blurb: "Charming, real-life performing couple Alexa and Joel Tomás return for a funny twist on the office romance.... The only guy in an office full of women gets an anonymous note on his birthday saying that she will take his virginity: 'She texted me, saying she had a "special surprise" for me. I had no idea what I was getting. On my birthday, she met me after work. Then she started undressing us both, kissing my neck and telling me extremely naughty things about what she wanted to do with me. I was still a virgin, so it thrilled me even more.'"

Someone at his office sends him flowers for his birthday, with a note telling him to meet her in the stockroom at 9pm. He looks around the office, wondering who it might be, and when everyone seems to be gone, makes his way to said stockroom for his surprise.

These two are always terrific together, and they are again here. The sex is realistic and passionate, and fairly athletic, but they do not do much to express their roles while they are having sex.

Although the end of the scene is, in a way, 'pornish'---he is fucking her from behind, then pulls out, and she turns around quickly so he can cum on her tits—it actually made sense in this case. It's a kind of exclamation point at the end of an unusual birthday present.

Scene 9: Before the Guests Arrive (Amarna Miller and Kristopher Kodjoe, ♀♂)


Time: 5:27

Female Orgasm: Yes

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

The blurb: "Amarna and Kristopher portray a couple who confesses their thrilling game—having a down and dirty quickie before the guests arrive! Their chemistry is unforgettable, and their passion might just inspire you to make quickies a part of your date night: 'We love playing host. Every year we throw a dozen parties--- birthdays, halloween, the Oscars, independence day, hell even a solstice party with a bonfire. But what the guests don't know is that we fuck just seconds before they arrive. Sometimes I wonder if anyone notices....'"

It's a quick scene, with little preparation, to match the feeling of the story. It's wonderfully shot, with some great indications of the time pressure, including a ringing doorbell before they are done, and then a lot of knocking! Interestingly, there is really no indication of his cumming.

Scene 10: The Art of Spanking (Luke Hotrod and Carol Vega, ♀♂)


Time: 13:39

Cumshot: Ass

Features: Spanking

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance

The blurb: "In this stunning short film filled with dark 1920s glamour and burlesque, Luke Hotrod and Carol Vega will blow you away with their performance of this confession. After a man indulges himself and buys the graphic novel, The Art of Spanking by renowned erotic artist Milo Manara, he begins to obsess about this new realm of pleasure: 'Now I'm obsessed. I can't think about sex without spanking. I can't stop looking at derrieres in the street. It is getting me into trouble...I don't have a girlfriend and I'm afraid to ask women I date. As Manara says—spanking's gone out of style. These days it's easier to admit a penchant for whips and leather than for a few innocent whacks!'"

The original theme here is spanking, but what spanking there is is fairly mild, though sexy. The rest of the sex is pretty "vanilla", which is not to say that it feels routine or performed. But it isn't as passionate as it might have been, and as a result we found the scene mildly disappointing, because the spanking theme held so much promise (for us).

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