October 1, 2018

XConfessions 8, from Erika Lust


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


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.

March 25, 2018

The Luck of the Draw, from Adam and Eve Pictures and Mickey Mod


Time: 1:31, Director: Mickey Mod, Date: 2016

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

On the web: IAFD

Cast: Cherie DeVille (38yo), Mickey Mod (37yo), Mona Wales, Nikki Darling (28yo), Sebastian Keys (26yo), Arabelle Raphael (27yo), Bella Rossi, Siouxsie Q, Daisy Ducati (27yo), and Owen Gray

Source: 1920×1080 MP4 downloaded from Gamelink

Pleasure ✔+, Passion ✔+, Balance ⚧-


Siouxsie Q has a radio show on which she interviews people about their sex lives, in particular, about fantasies and pushing sexual boundaries. The four main scenes come from those interviews. One of the themes is a 'card game' that involves picking cards from a deck with sexy instructions, and you have to do whatever you pick. But nothing is ever really made of it. Which is too bad, because that could have been fun.

Overall, the sex scenes are fine, but not much beyond that. The sex is fairly natural, but it is never very passionate, and it is often predictable. The highlight, for us, as unlikely as this may sound, is the facial with which the third scene ends. We've always believed that it was possible to do these right, but one rarely sees it done right. In this case, though, it emerges naturally from what they are doing, and clearly seems to be what she wants. But what really makes it is the fact that they kiss right afterwards, while his cum is still on her face, and even in her mouth. So much for the idea that men find cum disgusting.

The acting is pretty good, and very good in places. But there are other places that it is not very good at all. (Yes, Cherie DeVille, we are talking about you.) So, basically, it is uneven.

The photography is generally pretty good, though, and in the third scene it is actually very good. See the descriptions of the individual scenes for more information.

March 12, 2018

XGirl vs Supermacho, from Ovidie and Lust Cinema


Time: 1:01, Director: Ovidie, Dist De Kaerth, Date: 2015

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

On the web: Official Site

Cast: Stoya (29yo), Anna Polina (26yo), Ricky Mancini, and Josh

Source: 1920×1080 MP4 downloaded from Lust Cinema


This is a fascinating project. Ovidie wrote and directed a short film, then invited a male director, Dist De Kaerth, to direct the same script, on the same sets, and mostly with the same cast. Both films feature the inimitable Stoya as the female lead, with Anna Polina as the other woman. The male leads are different: Ricky Mancini, in Ovidie's version, and Josh in De Kaerth's. Neither film reveals who plays the role of the second guy. We think we have seen him in other films, though.

De Kaerth's version is full of porn cliches, and that is entirey the point. This is not just true of the sex, but of the way the story unfolds, and everything else. Maybe what's most striking is the lack of subjectivity in De Kaerth's version, not just for Stoya, but for her male partner, too. The whole thing is clearly a send-up.

The sex in Ovidie's version is natural and seemingly unscripted. As usual, Stoya herself is fantastic, and wonderfully expressive, though in a way that is completely natural. In De Kaerth's version, of course, all the sex is much more pornish, with facials and anal in the first threesome, then POV and dual cock sucking in the second.

The photography in Ovidie's version is intimate, focused on their faces and details of their bodies, though there are some wider shots, too. In De Kaerth's, it is of course much more pornish, again.

February 27, 2018

XConfessions 7, from Erika Lust


Time: 2:14, Director: Erika Lust, Date: 2016

Screenshots: On our Tumblr here and here and here

On the web: Erika Lust's Website

Cast: Zoe Davis (24yo), Max Deeds, Vex Ashley, Mickey Mod (37yo), Olympe de G, Parker Marx, Amber Nevada (26yo), Eris Maximo, Julia Roca (26yo), Anneke Necro, Joel Tomás, Eze, Jowy, Sadie Lune, Jesse Stryder, Misha Cross (27yo), Juan Lucho (28yo), and Owen Gray

Source: 1920×1080 MP4 downloaded from Lust Cinema


The seventh collection of vignettes from Erika Lust's now famous XConfessions series, it is the first to feature 'guest directors' in three of the scenes: the third, fifth, and eighth.

There are four really outstanding scenes here. The third, directed by Olympe de G, features a bad-ass motorcycle chick who picks up a hitchhiker and has her way with him with a strap-on. It's hot, dirty sex, and one of the best scenes in the XConfessions series. The fourth scene is a playful and inventive role play with four women pretending to be cats, which eventually turns into an all out orgasmathon. The eighth scene, directed by Paulita Pappel, focuses on female ejaculation. It's very much focused on her pleasure and is as realistic a portrayl as we've seen in porn. Finally, the ninth scene is an artsy combination of dance and much rougher sex than you usually see from Erika Lust, but it's clear it's what Misha Cross wants, and it's very, very hot.

There are two other scenes here that are also excellent, both of which feature the wonderful Vex Ashley. The second is a medical/BDSM role play involving nipples clamps and a wand-style vibrator. The tenth is an eighteenth century story about a witch who has been longing for a man, and it is hauntingly beautiful.

Overall, then, this is a collection that very much lives up to the high standard XConfessions has set.

February 3, 2018

The Mistress, from Jacky St James and Sweet Sinner


Time: 1:53, Director: Jacky St James, Date: 2017

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

On the web: IAFD

Cast: Alexis Fawx (42yo), Chad White (29yo), Chanel Preston (32yo), Donnie Rock, Lily LaBeau (26yo), Michael Vegas, and Abella Danger (22yo)

Source: 1920×1080 MP4 downloaded from the Mile High Media subscription site

Pleasure ♀-, Passion ✓+, Balance


This film consists of two short stories, each comprised of two scenes.

In the first, "Becoming the Mistress", Chad has been having an affair for some time with Alexis. His wife Rebecca (Chanel Preston) starts to suspect, and eventually finds proof on his phone. Rather than confronting him, she decides to get even. She looks up Alexis's fiance, Carlo (Donnie Rock), meaning to tell him about the affair, but it turns out she likes him. Which leads to a great little twist at the end.

In the second, "The Best of Both Worlds", Lily (LaBeau) and Michael (Vegas) have hired a nanny, Abella (Danger). Trouble ensues. Michael and Lily have the best sex ever, but that does nothing to interrupt what's happening between him and Abella. Lily suspects, but Michael convinces her she's being irrational...which, of course, she is not.

The stories are both quite interesting, though as usual not a lot of time is spent on them, about nine minutes each, so barely a tenth of the movie. And, unfortunately, the sex is generally not great. There's only one really good scene here, the second, with Chanel Preston and Donnie Rock. The sex feels as desperate as you'd expect it to be: passionate, and even a little dirty, though she never does seem quite to cum. The third and fourth scenes, with Lily LaBeau and Michael Vegas, and then with him and Abella Danger, are both all right. The former is rough, angry sex, and, while it works in the story, they end up seeming almost too comfortable with that style. And the latter just isn't as passionate as you'd expect, so it ends up feeling too long. The first scene, with Alexis Fawx and Chad White, has similar problems, but worse.

The photography is about as usual for these. The camera is relatively quiet, and there is a pretty good mix of wider and closer shots. There are ways in which it is more male-centered at times. The men's faces are out of frame much more often then the women's are. But the men certainly are not absent from the scene, and it is a lot more egalitarian than most porn. There are also some really nice shots, from time to time, though not as many, unfortunately, as St James was working for New Sensations.