Graphic Depictions is a series of five vignettes. Four of them are presented as performances before an audience in some sort of sex club. The other, which is the fourth scene, happens during the intermission when Stoya goes out to get some popcorn, but ends up fucking the attendant. The overall feel is reminiscent of burlesque, especially since the music has an "older" sort of feel to it.
There are two really amazing scenes here: The second, with Stoya, James Deen, and Seth Gamble, and the fourth, with Stoya and James Deen. The sex in both of these is extremely natural and passionate. The first scene, with Jiz Lee and Lily LaBeau, is also very good. But the third scene, with Dana Vespoli and Christian XXX, and the last, with Ana Foxxx, Toni Ribas, and Ramon Nomar, left us feeling unsure what the point was, and the camera work in these was not as good as in the other scenes.
So it's an inconsistent movie, but what's best in it is really fantastic. Highly recommended.
Scene 1: Graphic Depictions: Scene 1 (Jiz Lee and Lily LaBeau, ⚢)
Jiz and Lily have sex on a couch, both wearing crotchless fishnet hose, apparently as part of some sort of theater performance. Someone—Stoya, we think—sits in a chair behind them and masturbates to what they are doing. Stoya herself has described the scene as a sort of study of the role observing and being observed plays in sex.
The sex is pretty good, and reasonably natural, but the music is overly prominent, and we always find that that makes it difficult for us to connect with the performers.
The camera work, on the other hand, is excellent, and very creative. We also appreciated the fact that the performers use safer sex scenes throughout, in particular, that they use dental dams while having oral sex.
They kiss, and Jiz strokes Lily's pussy before getting on their back underneath her. Jiz licks Lily from behind then lies back on the couch, and Lily goes down on Jiz. Jiz then lies over one arm of the couch, head down and ass up, and Lily eats Jiz from behind.
They sit on the couch together and rub each other's pussies. Jiz fucks Lily hard as Lily rubs her own clit, probably to orgasm. Jiz then lies over Lily, but leaning back on their hands, and Lily fingers Jiz hard until they squirt. Jiz then scoots up towards Lily's face so she can eat them.
Scene 2: Graphic Depictions: Scene 2 (Stoya, James Deen, and Seth Gamble, ♀♂♂)
Stoya is now on stage at the club, and everyone is masturbating their cocks, including the women, as they watch her strip. The curtains then close, and Seth and James come on stage to have sex with Stoya. She has described it as a commentary on "th[e] worship in heterotypical pornography of the cock and the semen".
And it is really an amazing piece of work. It is very artistic, probably more so than it is sexy, which is not to say that it isn't sexy. One interesting aspect of the scene is how focused it is on Stoya and James, even when she is riding Seth's cock.
The camera work is once again amazing. We do not see a lot of them, but this scene really is not about them but about her enjoyment of them.
They all make out standing, with her naked and both of them clothed. The guys drop their pants, and she kneels down and sucks both of them. She stands up, and James fucks her from behind as she bends over and sucks Seth. They drop to the floor, and James fucks her doggy style as she continues sucking Seth.
Seth lies on the floor, and she squats over him, reverse, leaning back onto her hands while turning to suck James, as he stands next to them. James slaps her face several times, then also her tits. James then lies on the floor, and she straddles his face as he eats her. She cums, then falls off him. The two men treat her roughly, with Seth choking and slapping her as James spoons her. They then cum onto her face together.
Scene 3: Graphic Depictions: Scene 3 (Dana Vespoli and Christian XXX, ⚤)
There are a bunch of hay bales, and he is standing behind them with a daisy. She enters the scene in a tutu, but with a banana at her crotch, which she peels, and he sucks and eats, after giving her the daisy. It gets weirder from there. Apparently, the banana was originally meant to be some sort of ejaculating rhinestone-covered dildo, but they had to do without it.
The scene overall has a very artsy feel, but, while there's obviously a very gender-bending aspect to some of it, the point of the scene evaded us.
The camera work in this scene is as good as in the earlier ones. There is a very abrupt edit at one point, and we see less of him than we would expect, especially once they start fucking. She is way too much the focus, in fact. But there aren't a lot of closeups, or anything like that. The sex is also a bit more pornish and predictable than in the earlier scenes, at least once they start fucking.
He sucks her banana dick, then dips under the banana and eats her pussy. She drops to her knees in front of him, takes his cock out through his zipper, and sucks him. He then holds her upside down, so she is sucking his cock as he eats her pussy as he stands.
She lies on the hay, her legs pulled back as he eats her. He then kneels in front of her and enters her ass, fucking her firmly as she holds her legs up. She reaches down and rubs her clit, and they switch to spooning, still with him in her ass.
They disengage, and she sucks him as she sits up. She then gets astride him on her knees and rides him, putting him back into her ass. They switch to doggy style, still doing anal, and she then gets onto her back again, with her legs pulled way back.
He pulls out and cums on her pussy, then leans over and licks his cum off her.
Scene 4: Intermission (Stoya and James Deen, ⚤)
He is cleaning glasses at the bar, and she comes up behind him and kisses his neck and strokes his body, seducing him. We really liked how much she smiled at him, though there was a bittersweet quality to watching that, given what we now know.
The whole scene has a very dancelike quality, as do many of the scenes in this series. And, like the second scene, it is really amazing. The sex is completely natural, and Stoya herself has said that, during the scene, "it felt like we were just fucking".
We would have preferred the music to be a bit less prominent, so that we could hear more from them, but we understand what Stoya is trying to do here.
Overall, the camera work is excellent, and they do some terrific things with the light. Our only complaint is that, when she is sucking him, the camera is too tight on her face.
They kiss playfully, then more seriously, and she drops to her knees as he unzips his pants, then sucks him. She stands and they kiss as she gets naked, and he touches her tenderly as she leans over the bar, then enters her and fucks her, softly at first, from behind.
She puts a leg up onto the bar, and he slaps her ass and starts fucking her more firmly. He lifts her onto the bar and goes down on her, licking her anus as well as her pussy as he strokes his cock.
He stands up and enters her ass as she rubs her clit and he fingers her pussy. She rolls onto her side, sitting up and looking at him, as he continues fucking her ass. He pulls out and eats he again, and she hops down and sucks him again, as he stands.
She then stands up and puts him back into her ass as she leans over the bar, and she moves back and forth on his cock. He then pushes her onto the bar, pulls her hands behind her back, and fucks her harder. He pulls out and eats her from behind, then stands up and re-enters her as she puts one leg over the bar again. He reaches around and rubs her clit, and she then straddles both sides of the bar, almost suspended, as he fucks her and rubs her clit.
She hops down, and he fucks her from behind again as she leans over the bar. He seems to cum inside her—though, Stoya tells us, he actually came on her ass, but she threw that footage away.
Scene 5: Graphic Depictions: Scene 5 (Ana Foxxx, Ramon Nomar, and Toni Ribas, ♀♂♂)
We are taken back to the theater, and Ana is having sex with Ramon and Toni on the stage.
This scene doesn't make a lot of sense to us. There's a lot that goes on, with her sucking and fucking both of them, but we had a hard time figuring out why any of it was happening, and there were just too many changes of position, without much reason for them. In particular, this scene does not have the dance-like quality that the previous scene has. But we did like the fact that, after they both cum, Ramon wanks Ana to an orgasm.
The camera work is not nearly as good as in the other scenes, either. There are too many long stretches where we do not see either of their faces, and for no good artistic reason that we can tell.