October 1, 2018

XConfessions 8, from Erika Lust

★★★★½

Time: 2:20, Director: Erika Lust, Date: 2016

Screenshots: On our Tumblr here and here

On the web: Erika Lust's Website

Cast: Amarna Miller (26yo), Parker Marx, Mickey Mod (37yo), Maria Agrado, Sylvan Gvroche, Viktoria Vaar, Silvia Rubí, Maximilian Gambero, Danny Dips, Poppy Cox, Monica Ox, Joel Tomás, Lina Bembe, Natalia, Sasha Krohn, Vex Ashley, Owen Gray, and Misha Cross (27yo)

Source: 1920×1080 MP4 downloaded from Lust Cinema

Pleasure ⚧-, Passion ⚧-, Balance

Review

Erika Lust created the XConfessions series in 2013. She solicits stories and fantasies from her fans and chooses two each month to make into short films. It's a tremendous idea: to give cinematic vision to the sexual imaginings of ordinary people. And it has been extremely successful. It is utterly different from stereotypical 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 have about the earlier collections, many of these scenes are as interesting intellectually and visually as they are erotic. Lust is extremely tender with the fantasies that have been shared with her, and she tries very hard to bring out what is special about them.

There are three great scenes here. The fifth, Bithday Surprise, is directed by Paulita Pappel and features Danny Dips and Poppy Cox. It's his birthday, and she's decided to perform a striptease for him. It's a sexy premise, and she does an amazing job. The seventh, Hysterial Piano Concerto, is based upon the Hysterical Literature series and features Monica Ox as the 'victim' and Joel Tomás as, unlike that series, her eventual partner. The last, "Can Vampires Smell My Period?" with Misha Cross and Parker Marx, is just one of the most amazing things we've ever seen in porn. You have to see it for yourself.

There are four other really excellent scenes. The first, Latex Sessions, stars Parker Marx as the therapist and the wonderful Amarna Miller as the patient who distracts him rather badly with what she wears to their sessions. The second, Public Submission, has Mickey Mod blindfolding and pleasuring Maria Agrado at some sort of art park, with plenty of people walking around. The sixth, Memory Files of You, is set in the future. An older man is remebering his lover by watching virtual reality movies he must have made of her, and of them. It stars Maria Agrado, with Parker Marx as the man when he was younger. And finally, the ninth scene, Sweet But Psycho, is an extremely amusing short film with Amarna Miller and Mickey Mod as a couple who are staying at a most unusual AirBnB-like establishment hosted by Vex Ashley and Owen Gray.

The other scenes are all interesting, too. We'll specifically mention Meanwhile in a Parallel Universe, directed by Hadas Hingis, which struck us as being erotica in the style of the Jetsons.

All in all, a really terrific collection.

Scene 1: Latex Sessions (Amarna Miller and Parker Marx, ♀♂)

★★★★½

Time: 13:45 (Sex: 7:30)

Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: Stomach

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm, Penis Masturbation, Rough Sex

Pleasure ⚧, Passion ⚧, Balance

The blurb: Erika Lust has crafted a sensational homage to latex and the psychology of fetishism. Amarna Miller is visiting a new therapist, played by Parker Marx. At once intellectually dominating and overwhelmed by Amarna's oozing sexuality, Marx zones out in his sessions with her and imagines peeling off the layers of latex to get a taste of what is underneath.

She shows up for her therapy session dressed in latex, including a largely transparent pink blouse. As he listens to her and looks at her, his mind starts to wander, as do his eyes, and it only gets worse as their sessions continue. Eventually, his his fantasy, she assumes control, lies him on the couch, and proceeds to have her way with him—dominating him, for example, refusing to allow him to touch her.

It's a very, very sexy story, and she does indeed just ooze sexuality. There's a desperation to the entire episode that is really compelling. They are terrific together, too.

Scene 2: Public Submission (Mickey Mod and Maria Agrado, ♀♂)

★★★★½

Time: 13:38 (Sex: 9:00)

Female Orgasm: Multiple

Pleasure ⚧, Passion ⚧, Balance

The blurb: Mickey Mod and Maria Agrado are two hikers on a mission to find some privacy for some outdoors exhibitionism. When they've found the perfect spot, Mickey blindfolds her, and soon Maria's cries of pleasure can be heard all around, tempting two more hikers to come and have a peek...

They are out on a hike through a sort of art park, with a fair number of other people around, then settle down for a picnic underneath some sort of sculpture, and a bit of making out. He decides to blindfold her and pleasure her, first manually and then orally, before they start to fuck. She may cum when he is masturbating her. She certainly does when they are fucking, and he reaches around to rub her clit, and probably again later.

We really loved the slow pace at the beginning, and how he put his hand into her panties to masturbate her. We also loved the surprise at the end. The whole thing has a very realistic feel. They play their parts very, very well.

Scene 3: Let Me See Your Ponytail Swing / I Want a Viking Warrior (Sylvan Gvroche and Viktoria Vaar, ♀♂)

★★★★☆

Time: 13:19 (Sex: 8:00)

Female Orgasm: Yes, Cumshot: Stomach

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm

Pleasure ⚧, Passion ✔+, Balance

The blurb: Having fallen into the cliche trap of a sexless marriage, a couple explore, in the privacy of their minds, their ultimate fantasies of each other. But what would happen if these fantasies came to life? A cheerleader with a bouncy pony-tail and a viking warrior come together in a passionate and hilarious release from Erika Lust based on two separate confessions.

The two fantasies do indeed come together, as the Viking and the Cheerleader have sex on their bed. Unfortunately, the sex itself does not live up to the initial promise. They do not carry the fantasies into the sex in any way, and there is not much sense of connection or passion between them. We did appreciate how he went down on her after he came—though we were a bit puzzled by how his cum just disappeared from her belly.

It's not a bad scene, but just not a great one.

Scene 4: Dacryphilia (Silvia Rubí and Maximilian Gambero, ♀♂)

U☆N☆R

Time: 17:07

The blurb: Dacryphilia means feeling sexually aroused by someone else's tears. Silvia Rubi plays a visual artist whose work goes hand-in-hand with her fetish. Due to research she's working on, she interviews Maximilian Gambero and smoothly directs the talk in order to bring him into the tears he's trying to hold.

He and his partner, with whom he has a child, are separated, possibly because he was never faithful to her. As she interviews him, pushing on those feelings, he starts to cry, then stands up and hugs him as he starts to sob—then takes him to her bed and comforts him.

This scene is shot in the more dream-like way that many of the earlier episodes in the XConfessions series were: less narratively, and with more edits and breaks. It feels appropriate to this story, which itself has a dream-like quality. But it made the sex feel a bit unnatural. And, unfortunately, we really missed a lot of it. There is a long sequence in which the 'artist' talks about her project, but it is in Spanish, so we could not follow it. (There are no subtitles in the MP4s on the web, so far as we can see.)

Scene 5: Birthday Surprise (Danny Dips and Poppy Cox, ♀♂)

★★★★★

Director: Paulita Pappel

Time: 15:44 (Sex: 9:00)

Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: Internal

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm, Spanking

Pleasure ⚧, Passion ⚧, Balance

The blurb: It's Danny Dips's birthday and his girlfriend Poppy has been preparing a big surprise. She's set the where, the when, and the how: He just needs to show up and enjoy the show. Poppy and her pole dance skills will definitely make for an unforgettable birthday gift!

He finds his way to what looks like a strip-club where she's rented a room. She appears in a teddy, platform heels, and the whole get-up, and dances for him, teasing him as she slowly undresses. Eventually, she calls him onto the stage with her, and they have sex. He first masturbates and eats her to at least a couple orgasms. She then goes down on him for a bit, and they fuck right next to the pole, which they both hold onto.

It's a sexy premise, and she really does an amazing job. The sex is fun and playful, and they are clearly having a great time. But we thought the dance sequence was a bit long. That, though, is our only complaint. This is otherwise a fantastic scene.

Scene 6: Memory Files of You (Maria Agrado and Parker Marx, ♀♂)

★★★★½

Time: 16:04 (Sex: 9:00)

Pleasure ✔+, Passion ✔+, Balance

The blurb: "I don't have you, but I have the memories that take me back to you." A man re-lives his greatest romance through virtual reality in a distant future, where your sex life can exist within the confines of a 3D headset. A deeply moving ode to loves lost, and irrevocable, unobtainable desires.

Eventually, his memories, which seem to have been shot with a virtual reality camera, from his point of view, give was to a more conventional scene with the two of them on a bed. This part is not presented POV, but it is shot very intimately, almost right up against them.

It's sexy, but we found it a bit hard to get into. Somehow the sex seemed a bit disconnected from the earlier part of the video. Fragments of love-making from a variety of occasions would have made more sense to us.

The sex, then, is not as good as it gets with Erika Lust. But the non-sex parts are really quite amazing, especially at the end.

Scene 7: Hysterical Piano Concert (Monica Ox and Joel Tomás, ♀♂)

★★★★★

Time: 9:59

Balance

The blurb: Inspired by Stoya in "Hysterical Literature", this entrancing take on a pianist's erotic fantasy sees her performing for a rapt audience while she is naked. Caressed, teased and driven to a point of erotic ecstasy, a pianist indulges in her ultimate voyeuristic dream, a climactic finale heightened by her increasingly feverous playing, the dream almost tipping over into a sensuous and exquisite reality.

If you do not know "Hysterical Literature", you need to watch some of it before watching this. It's a similar story, but with Monica playing the piano while being pleasured by hands and even fucked—though at that point we are well into the deeper reaches of fantasy.

It's a stunning video. The sex by itself is not what makes it, though, but the fantasy in which it is embedded.

Scene 8: Meanwhile In a Parallel Universe (Lina Bembe, Natalia, and Sasha Krohn, ♀♀♂)

★★★★☆

Director: Hadas Hinkis

Time: 9:33 (Sex: 4:30)

Female Orgasm: Maybe

Pleasure ✔+, Passion ✔+, Balance

The blurb: There is another world out there, a world where you can exist purely as a piece of furniture, to be used by women as they please. Hadas Hinkis directs her first adult short film with Erika Lust Films, and it is an other-worldly journey into another reality, where a man exists as a table and is then used to fulfil the desires of two aroused and excited women. Awash in pastel hues and custom lingerie, this is a hipster's wet dream.

This seemed to us like erotica in the style of the Jetsons. It's amusing and really does a great job with this fantasy of being a sexual servant for women. It might have been a bit longer, though.

Scene 9: Sweet But Psycho (Vex Ashley, Amarna Miller, Owen Gray, and Mickey Mod, ♀♀♂♂)

★★★★½

Time: 22:17 (Sex: 11:00)

Female Orgasm: Yes, Cumshot: Stomach

Features: Handjob

Pleasure ⚧, Passion ⚧, Balance

The blurb: Four of the most popular names in alt adult cinema come together for the first time in a hilarious, fiery and down-right dirty orgy. Close friends in real life, the chemistry is palpable, as Amarna and Mickey play two guests in the holiday home of Vex and Owen. What Trip Advisor didn't tell them however, was that an orgy was included with the meal.

Mickey and Armana are on vacation at what they thought was 'an ordinary bed and breakfast', but it turns out to be something else. At first, they are very nervous, but the wine flows freely, and Armana starts to let go a bit...and then quite a bit. They all end up in the pool, and....

The love-making happens on the deck of the pool and involves multiple combinations, but not any sexual contact between the men. It generally has a playful, low-key feel, which is appropriate to the story. But there isn't as much of a sense of excitement, or naughtiness, as one might expect during the sex itself. Still, there is what we'd call a quiet intensity to the whole scene, one that really engages the imagination.

Amarna, as usual, is great. Her initial shyness is very sexy, as is her genuine affection for Mickey and Owen. The other three also play their roles quite well.

Scene 10: Can Vampires Smell My Period? (Misha Cross and Parker Marx, ♀♂)

★★★★★

Time: 8:44

The blurb: Haven't you always wondered what would happen if a vampire smelled that you were on your period? Would they get horny...or hungry? Misha Cross and Parker Marx are about to show you exactly what would happen. This is no teenage dream.

Period sex? In porn? Well, you do see it in highly specialized fetish porn, but not treated like this.

We aren't going to say any more. You have to see it for yourself.

2 comments:

  1. It is common to hear feminists complaining that porn objectifies women. They actually have a point. What exactly is feminist porn?

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    1. Yes, indeed, some porn objectifies women (though what 'objectification' is exactly is a difficult question). We're interested in the stuff that doesn't do that.

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