Time: 1:32, Director: Stormy Daniels, Date: 2014
Screenshots: On our Tumblr
Source: 1280×720 MP4 downloaded from Wicked Pictures subscription site
Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀-, Balance ♀
For reasons he does not know, Blake (Michael Vegas) inherits the entire estate of an aunt he has not seen in years, even though her son Roger (Steven St Croix) is still alive. So he moves from New York to California, arriving to find a woman, Arabella (Aaliyah Love), who claims to have been his dead aunt's caretaker. The mystery deepens when Blake starts seeing the ghost of Roger's long-dead sister Anna (Dani Jensen). And the plot thickens when we learn that both Arabella and her sister Vivian (India Summer) are in fact working for Roger, which makes things all the more complciated for Arabella when she starts falling for Blake.
So what we have here is a mystery, and it's not a bad one. There are some nice twists and turns, and the resolution of the story—which involves a crucial intervention by Blake's friend and sometime lover, Mara (Dana DeArmond)---is satisfying enough. But the story does feel a bit over-written at times. And, though a good bit of time is spent on it, about thirty minutes or so, most of that time is at the beginning, so the end seems a bit rushed.
The more serious problem is that the acting is very inconsistent. It is sometimes very good. The initial interaction between Blake and Mara is terrific, which isn't all that surprising since it involves Dana DeArmond, who is herself so terrific. But Aaliyah Love is much less convincing as Arabella, and some of the dialogue between her and Blake feels forced. There are also some issues with the sound from time to time.
On the plus side, though, there are some fantastically good sex scenes here. The first is one of the best sex scenes we have ever seen, even though DeArmond doesn't orgasm. The third scene is not quite that good, but it is close. And, despite our complaints above, the story is enjoyable and reasonably well told. So we'd be perfectly happy to watch this one again.
Scene 1: Dana DeArmond and Michael Vegas (♀♂)
Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance ♀
Blake (Michael Vegas) and Mara (Dana DeArmond) have sex "for old times' sake" before he leaves for California.
In many ways, this is one of the best sex scenes we have ever seen. It is wonderfully playful and fun. You really have a sense of two friends just enjoying each other. They are very caring and gentle with each other, and the way they talk to each other throughout the scene is amazing, and very much in character. And they both seem to have a fantastic time, though she does not cum. She does seem very aroused through much of the scene, though.
The camera work is absolutely wonderful. The scene is shot from a wide variety of angles, with no shot lingering for very long. There are great views of both of them, including shots of his face as she rides him.
Scene 2: Aaliyah Love and Michael Vegas (♀♂)
Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ♀
Blake and Arabella (Aaliyah Love) have sex in front of a fire.
Like the first scene, this one is wonderfully shot, with a wide variety of angles and terrific gender balance. And, as in that scene, there is a great sense of connection between them, as they talk and giggle. But the sex itself isn't all that passionate, and her vocalizations seem a bit overdone. She seems to enjoy herself, but never seems near orgasm, and she never touches herself.
There are some continuity issues here, too, especially when they start fucking.
Scene 3: India Summer and Steven St Croix (♀♂)
Female Orgasm: Yes, Cumshot: Stomach
Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm, Deepthroat
Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀
Roger (Steven St Croix) has sex with one of his accomplices, Vivian (India Summer).
There is a really intense connection between these two, and there is great communication between them, as well. The camera work is not quite as good as in the first two scenes, however. She is a bit more the focus here, but the balance is still very good, and the shots are very creative and varied.
We think she cums at least once, as he eats her, and maybe again later, rubbing her clit as they fuck, but it is hard to tell.
Scene 4: Dani Jensen and Seth Gamble (♀♂)
Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance ♀
This is a flashback: Anna (Dani Jensen) has sex with her boyfriend (Seth Gamble) in her room.
There is not as much foreplay in this scene as in the others, but it is supposed to be a bit desperate, and the sex is appropriately passionate. But she never seems near orgasm, though she does seem to enjoy herself.
They don't talk, or act, as much in this scene as in the others, either, and it is not really set up as well as it might have been.
Again, though, the scene is really well shot. There are great shots of his face as they fuck, though we lose him a bit as they are doggy style.