December 17, 2015

Art of Romance 2, from Erotica X

★★★★☆

Time: 2:09, Director: Mason, Date: 2014

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

On the web: Erotica X, IAFD

Cast: Callie Calypso (23yo), Tyler Nixon (27yo), Holly Michaels (24yo), Jillian Janson (19yo), James Deen (28yo), August Ames (20yo), Danny Mountain (30yo), Lily Love (23yo), and Seth Gamble

Source: 1920×1080 MP4s downloaded from the Erotica X subscription site

Pleasure ♀-, Passion ♀-, Balance

Review

Like all of the Erotica X movies, this is a collection of four independent scenes. As the title suggests, though, they are all focused, in one way or another, on romance.

There is one really amazing scene here: the first, with Callie Calypso and Tyler Nixon. it isn't perfect, but there are things about it that are truly amazing. In many ways, it is one of the best porno videos we have ever seen. The story with which it opens is perhaps a little corny, but it is extremely romantic, and its provides a wonderful setting for what follows.

The sex is beyond passionate. Callie is fairly loud and expressive, so it is not always clear when she is cumming and when she is just having some other sort of peak of arousal. But she cums at least four or five times.

What's really amazing, though, is the last few minutes. Callie cums so hard that she cries, and she then starts telling Tyler how much she loves him. Whether it is acted or not, it is totally convincing, and it is really, really hot.

What keeps it from being the best video we've ever seen is the fact that the camera work is mediocre. We don't see Tyler's face at all when Callie is sucking his cock, for example, and he is too often out of frame when they are fucking. As we've said in other reviews, tends to make the scene feel monotonous. There simply isn't enough variation in the shots.

Still, it is rare to see such passion in a porno.

Unfortunately, the other three scenes do not live up to the standard set by the first one, though none of them are really bad. The best of the rest is probably the third scene, with August Ames and Danny Mountain, is again fairly romantic. He has "fucked up" somehow and is trying to convince her to get back together with him. The sex is pretty passionate, and there is good chemistry between them, but many of the sequences go on too long, and there are the same problems with the camera work as in the first scene.

The fourth scene, with Lily Love and Seth Gamble, is nearly as good, though there is less of a story, and the camera work is even less balanced. The second scene, though, with Holly Michaels, Jillian Janson, and James Deen, was a disappointment. The introdutory sequence is a strange, and very gratuitous, sort of lingerie show featuring the two women, and they really do not seem very attracted to each other. The sex gets better once Deen arrives on the scene, but the camera work is again not very good, and the scene is just too long.

Overall, then, this was not one of Erotica X's strongest efforts, though the first scene alone is worth the price of admission. Then again, you might just download it from the Erotica X website.

Scene 1: Never Ending Love (Callie Calypso and Tyler Nixon, ♀♂)

★★★★½

Time: 31:47

Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: Stomach

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

They are out hiking together in the California desert, and they have a picnic, complete with a chocolate heart, atop a rocky outcrop. They later find a semi-private spot and have a romantic conversation, which is a little overdone, but it is sweet, and in a way it fits the story, since they are supposed to be a very new couple. We then join them back home, where they make love.

In many ways, this is one of the best porno videos we have ever seen. The story with which it opens is perhaps a little corny, but it is extremely romantic, and its provides a wonderful setting for what follows.

The sex is beyond passionate. She cums at least four or five times and may cum even more. She is fairly loud and expressive, so it is not always clear when she is cumming and when she is just having some other sort of peak of arousal.

What's really amazing is the last few minutes. She cums so hard that she cries, and she then starts telling him how much she loves him. It is totally convincing, and it is really, really hot.

That should make it obvious that there is fantastic chemistry between them. They are totally into fucking each other.

What keeps it from being the best video we've ever seen are two things. First, the camera work is mediocre. We don't see his face at all when she is sucking his cock. Her face, and his cock, are almost at the very edge of the frame, with her body and his legs taking up the rest of it. We lose sight of him too much when they are fucking, as well. And that, as we've said in other reviews, tends to make the scene feel monotonous. There simply isn't enough variation in the shots.

Still, it is rare to see such passion in porn.

Scene 2: A Sensuous Trinity (Holly Michaels, Jillian Janson, and James Deen, ♀♀♂)

★★★½☆

Time: 38:57

Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: Stomach

Features: 69, Analingus, Tribadism

Pleasure ♀, Passion ✓, Balance

The video begins with a sort of lingerie show featuring the two women. They dance and lick each other's bodies in a very unconvincing way: the way women do in fake lesbian porn, basically. Etc, etc. It's a very disappointing sequence. It would have been nice instead to have more of a sense for why these three people are having sex. Are they regular partners? a poly trio? or what? We recommend skipping to about 4:00, when the women move to a bed.

It does get better at that point—how could it not—but the sex between the women did not seem to us to be particularly natural or passionate. There is not much interaction between the women, either, for the first several minutes when they are having sex with James. Even later, it tends to feel like two people having sex plus an auxilary. So, while it didn't seem "pay for gay" to us, it again didn't feel very natural, either.

So it's not a terrible threesome—these are defintely people who care about each other—though it does have some of the features of bad porn threesomes of which we've complained before. Still, everyone does seem to enjoy themselves, and in some ways the sex is extremely intense, especially toward the end. Both of the women have several orgasms, and Deen clearly enjoys fucking both of them.

The camera work is not terrible, but the women are much more the focus than he is, and he is often out of frame, especially towards the end.

Overall, then, we had very mixed feelings about this scene. The sex is in some ways very hot, but the camera work is middling at best, and the general feel of the scene just didn't sit well with us, perhaps because of the poor beginning. It's is also, of course, extremely long, so we'd really have wanted it to be a lot better than it is.

Scene 3: Meant To Be (August Ames and Danny Mountain, ♀♂)

★★★★☆

Time: 33:03

Female Orgasm: Yes, Cumshot: Stomach

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

She is lying by the pool in a bikini, reading, and he comes out of the house in shorts. They have apparently spent the night together, "like old times". He seems to have "fucked up" previously, and he is trying to convince her to get back together with him, saying her loves her, etc. So, eventually, he picks her up and carries her inside.

The intro is about four minutes.

There is good chemistry between them, and the sex is passionate and reasonably creative. The last sequence, as they fuck and kiss, staring into each other's eyes, is particularly nice. But there could be more communication between them, given what the situation is supposed to be. The sex just seems to go on a bit long, too, in each sequence. It could well have been edited a little more. She does seem to have a pretty good time, though, and she cums at least once, as she rides him, and probably a time or two more.

The camera work is quite good, though we do not seem enough of his face as she sucks him, and we lose him quite a lot when they are fucking. But there are some very interesting shots, as well, including one from behind him as he eats her.

Scene 4: Fantasy Girl (Lily Love and Seth Gamble, ♀♂)

★★★★☆

Time: 24:22

Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: Stomach

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance

She is walking around in black lingerie and ends up on a balcony overlooking the city. He comes up next to her in a suit and starts to stroke her ass. They kiss, then move to a large ottoman to have sex.

There seems to be genuine attraction between them, and they seem to be having fun. She has at least one orgasm, at the end, as she rides him, and she may well have a couple more. The problem is with the camera work. The focus is much too much on her much too much of the time.

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