June 6, 2016

The Submission of Emma Marx: Exposed (Part 3)


Time: 2:37, Director: Jacky St James, Date: 2016

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Cast: Riley Reid (25yo), Van Wylde (26yo), Penny Pax (26yo), Richie Calhoun, Samantha Hayes (21yo), Sara Luvv (23yo), Aidra Fox (21yo), and Ryan Driller (34yo)

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Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀-


This is the third, and final, installment in the Emma Marx series. You can find our reviews of the first two movies here and here.

Mr Frederick and Emma have moved to Atlanta and, she says, have fallen into a pattern that allows them to explore their D/s relationship, but also to have some "normalcy" on their "days off", on which he insists. But she has started to feel frustrated that he will not share his fantasies with her, and she encourages him to pursue having sex with another woman. He tells her about what happened when he and his former girlfriend Audrina (Sara Luvv) acted on that fantasy, and why that makes him unwilling to risk his relationship with Emma for his own "selfish" desires. Still, she says, she hopes that one day she will be able to prove to him that she is "open to everything", that his fantasies are her fantasies.

We won't say what happens next. But both the story and the acting are wonderful. Penny Pax and Richie Calhoun are completely natural in their roles, and the sense of connection between their characters, bodily and spiritually, is palpable.

The highlight of the movie, for us, was when Emma got her turn to be the dominant—at Mr Frederick's instruction, of course. It leads to one of the most extraordinary sex scenes we have ever had the pleasure of watching, which is all the more surprising given that it is very long, and it is a threesome. (Compare the second scene from Voilá, though.) There are two other extraordinary scenes, the second and the third. But the first and last scenes are merely good, the main problem being that they are just too long.

As in the first two movies in the series, we thought that the initial scene, with Nadia (Riley Reid) and Ray (Van Wylde), was much too long, and that it felt as if it delayed the real start of the movie. But there is something playful about the scene, and the couple moments when they snap back to reality was worth a chuckle or two.

Maybe the most striking scene, though, is the third. This is the scene in which Mr Frederick has sex with Audrina's friend Rebecca (Samantha Hayes), while Audrina watches. It is a strange and somewhat disturbing mixture of sexy and tragic, and we honestly still do not know quite what to make of it.

The camera work, here done by the great Eddie Powell and his sidekick Paul Woodcrest, is once again spectacular. This is especially true during the non-sex parts of the movie—something that might seem surprising if you'd not seen the other movies in the Erotic Stories series. It can also be excellent in the sex scenes, but there are times that it feels a bit pornish. In particular, there are too many times that the men are out of frame, especially when they are fucking. That is really the only shortcoming in the movie.

There have been a handful of pornos in the last few years that have utterly transcended everything porn is usually thought to be: Safe Landings, Marriage 2.0, and Le Baiser [The Kiss]. This movie isn't perfect, but it belongs in that category. And it was richly rewarded at the awards shows, too. Penny Pax won for Best Actress at the 2016 AVN awards, and the movie itself won for Best BDSM Release and Best Editing. It won that award, too, at the 2016 XBiz awards, where Riley Reid also won for Best Supporting Actress.

Scene 1: Riley Reid and Van Wylde (♀♂)


Time: 25:00

Cumshot: Pussy

Features: Multiple Female Orgasms

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

As all of these movies have, this one begins, more or less, with a sex scene featuring Nadia (Riley Reid) and Ray (Van Wylde). This time, they have pretended not to know each other at a wedding reception and are now having sex back in their hotel room.

The sex is not bad. There's a great sense of fun, and both of them do a good job getting into the fantasy within a fantasy. ("You better fuck this pussy good, because you're never going to fuck it again", she tells him at one point.) Despite those roles, there's really a great sense of connection between them, and there is a lot of kissing. But, as we have said about the other first scenes in these movies, this one just goes on much too long. That is true both for its place in the movie—it feels like we are waiting for this scene to end so the actual movie can start—and also because the individual sequences go on too long, without enough variation. A bit more editing would have been good. Actually, a lot more editing would have been good.

The photography doesn't help, either. It's not that it's bad. Just not as good as we have come to expect in these movies. There are good things about it, but there are also a lot of pornish angles. Example: When they are spooning, the camera is almost on the bed. Why not shoot the scene from a bit higher, so we can see more of their bodies, and him? Much of the cunnilingus sequence is shot from too close (for our taste), too, and he is out of frame too much of the time when they are fucking.

Scene 2: Penny Pax and Richie Calhoun (♀♂)


Time: 11:30

Cumshot: Pussy

Features: Butt Plug

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

This scene is proof of how less can sometimes be more.

Emma and Mr Frederick have sex on their bed, talking to one another the whole time, very sweetly. The sense of connection between them is amazing, and the sex is passionate and loving, even as he dominates her.

The photography, for the most part, is excellent, though there are some gratuitous shots from behind her as she rides him. There ares also some POVish shots as she sucks him, but they actually work somehow, perhaps because they are balanced by other sorts of shots. We would again have preferred the camera be a bit higher, too.

Scene 3: Samantha Hayes, Sara Luvv, and Richie Calhoun (♀♂)


Time: 17:00

Cumshot: Stomach

Features: Blowjob, Deepthroat, Rough Sex, Spanking, Vibrator

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

Audrina (Sara Luvv), Mr Frederick's old girlfriend, watches him have sex with an old co-worker of hers, Rebecca (Samantha Hayes). This was long before he met Emma.

In some ways, it's a very sexy scene, but there's a sense of foreboding throughout it, and it's obvious from near the beginning that this isn't working out how Audrina thought it would, even though it was her idea. The whole thing feels tragic, and we found ourselves wondering why Audrina didn't safeword. Maybe she felt she couldn't. What's more tragic, though, as he confesses to Emma, is that he didn't realize what was happening with her. That, apparently, was the beginning of the end of their relationship.

The photography is generally excellent again, as is the music, which really contributes to the sense that something is wrong.

We haven't rated this scene. We honestly don't know how to do so. Our feelings about it are too conflicted and too complicated. It's brilliant, but tremendously sad.

Scene 4: Aidra Fox, Penny Pax, and Richie Calhoun (♀♀♂)


Time: 30:00

Cumshot: Stomach

Features: Analingus, Cunnilingus Orgasm, Deepthroat, Multiple Female Orgasms, Spanking

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

Mr Frederick has told Emma that, for one day, she gets to be the dominant. She takes the opportunity to give him what she knows he really wants—a threesome with another woman—and to prove to him that "what we have is different".

Emma does an amazing job being in control, and the way she talks through the scene is full of love, passion, and confidence. It's extremely sexy, especially because we know, from the story, just how much this means to her, what a rare opportunity it is for her, and also what it means to him, and to them.

We know we often complain about how long scenes can be, but that is only when the sex is too monotonous. In this case, there is a great deal of variety, and we never had the sense the scene was dragging. That makes it all the more impressive how good it is.

The photography is very good. There are some pornish angles, but they are so well balanced by more interesting shots that we almost didn't care. And he is out of frame a fair bit some of the time they are fucking.

With that exception, though, this is one of the most extraordinary sex scenes we have ever had the pleasure of watching.

Scene 5: Penny Pax and Ryan Driller (♀♂)


Time: 31:00

Cumshot: Stomach

Features: Deepthroat, Multiple Female Orgasms, Rough Sex, Vibrator

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

Emma has sex for the first time with her new lover, Michael Sullivan (Ryan Driller), whom she had originally hired as a paid dominant.

The sex is natural and passionate, and we appreciated how focused he was on her pleasure, as well as how much she obviously enjoyed herself. But we were disappointed by how focused the camera was on her. In a way, that isn't surprising, as this scene is very much about her. But we still would have liked to see more of him than we do. When she is sucking him, for example, there are a couple times the camera pulls back far enough for us to see his face, but for the most part it is fairly tight on her head, which makes it feel very pornish.

As a result, the scene felt as if it went much too long, which is not that surprising given how long it is. But that is all the more unfortunate given its place in the movie.

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