very similar thoughts.
Also wondering if Naomi isn't showing a bit of a baby bump?
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 on My Sweet Diary Episode 2 - Enticing
Echoing many of the comments below.
This was also a scene where Sylvie Luca expressed a level of tenderness and affection that it seems to me she rarely has. Great to see that component of her coming forth.
Sunday, November 26th, 2017 on Goodbye My Love Episode 1 - Reclamation
Late to the party again, as I'm going back through the VT library.
I've previously commented on how I think that Guy Sblaterro's works better with some concepts than with others. I cited "Reading Room" as an example that worked well.In my opinion, this series is the diametric opposite. The overall concept is fine, but IMHO Guy's cinematic style just doesn't work when intimacy and affection is a key part of the concept.
I would love to see a reload of this idea, directed by Sandra Shine. Also, if the idea is a day in the life, then it seems to me that we should see the same performers in each scene, but showing how their relationship differs with the time of day. That approach allows the director and the performers to portray greater degrees of depth in the relationship.
Saturday, November 25th, 2017 on A Day In The Life Episode 4 - 8pm
Some late comments ......
In general, I have not been a fan of Guy Sblaterro's cinematic style. That being said, there are some settings in which his style was extremely well-suited to the content; those being situations where there is raw erotic intensity between/among the performers.
This episode is one of those cases. (The "Reading Room" series also fits this description.) Watching this video I feel as if I'm being carried along with the performers, who truly appear to be engaged and have become oblivious to the eye that is the camera. Which also leaves me feeling more than a bit voyeuristic.
Sunday, November 19th, 2017 on French Kiss Episode 3 - Harmony
In a BTS interview, Henessy mentioned this as a scene where she had an actual, on camera orgasm. Viewing this scene, that is easy to see. And that also casts shade on many of her other scenes.
Monday, November 13th, 2017 on Hypersexuality Episode 2 - Agile
I would love, love, love ... to see Don Caravaggio do his retake on The Art of Kissing.
Sunday, November 12th, 2017 on Velvety Feel
Agree that the handoff scene at the start was awkward. Not clear why Angel left.
That being sad, the look in Silvia's eyes starting at about 19:44 is nothing I have ever seen from her in any other movie.
I love Silvia. I love her appearance. I love her breasts, with those erect nipples that look sharp enough to cut diamonds. I also love the passion that she often brings to her scenes. Despite all of that, I've often sensed an element of iciness or aloofness in her scenes. I'm not saying that she isn't involved and getting off. She clearly is.
But almost always I get a sense of some detachment from her partner. I can easily sense when the scene ends, she's on to the next engagement.
So it was enjoyable for me to see this glance, that conveyed an emotional connection that I generally don't sense from her. And those few seconds turned the whole scene for me.,
Sunday, November 12th, 2017 on Holiday Scene 2 - Enthralling
"I felt like a voyeur" - an intriguing and informing comment. I hadn't thought to put it in that frame, but that really does capture the sentiment I feel when I view a scene where it's clear that the performance is authentic - the eye of the camera really becomes an intrusion.
That also speaks to something I have articulated previously. I think it's very gutsy and courageous when a performer, especially a female performer, is willing to be that open, frank, and explicit on camera. Few, if any, mainstream performers would ever expose that part of themselves for the world to see. But many of the performers here (and at some other sites) do take that step. And they should be commended for their courage, rather that belittled for brazenness.
Saturday, November 11th, 2017 on No Fear in Love Part 1
A curious comment, Sydney, about the quick opening and lack of context. As I recall, you have written positively about "The Heat" on SexArt, which opens even more directly to intense love-making. Appreciating your critical skills, I'm curios to learn about what works differently for you between those movies.
I also have some mixed feeling about the comments on some of dental health issues - and I think that could be expanded to other aspects as well. While I certainly wouldn't appreciate a mouth fil off rotting teeth, I find that I actually models who are less than perfect. Seeing someone with some misaligned teeth, for example, makes them more human - maybe more approachable.
On a personal note it reminds that not everyone grows up in a family that can afford cosmetic dentistry. That's not my story - I have badly misaligned teeth. When I was getting my permanent teeth, when braces might have been needed, there were times when evening dinner was ketchup sandwiches because money was tight. And I was glad because I knew kids who sometimes didn't even have that much.
So when I see some of our models who presumably grew up in circumstances not allowing that type of work, I can relate. And I'm inspired to see them carrying forward, in confidence, when they certainly must be aware of the imperfections. So I love seeing the occasional misaligned teeth of missing tooth, a stain that can't be removed, the occasional misaligned fingers, surgical scars, or remnants of hammer toes.
True sexuality doesn't only transcend imperfections, it incorporates them and draws greater strength from them.
And Alexis Crystal I think is a wonderful example of that.
Thursday, November 9th, 2017 on The Circle Scene 1
I concur Rose.
And I think the intro moving up the stairs and seeing the discarded clothing along the way nicely set an opening - we expect to see either a couple in the midst of love, or perhaps in a post-coital situation (e.g., a "morning-after" type of setting).
Late comments - just getting around to this series.
Authentic sexual energy suffused this one. This was filled with little moments of spontaneity that are what happens when a couple are truly engaged - a sudden moment of eye contact coupled with subtle changes in expression that are what happens when each partner signals non-verbally "Message received". Or a quick unprogrammed action - pulling the other person in for a quick liplock or a sudden caress. Other examples abound.
The close-up nipple play by Eileen starting about 3:25 is dreamy good. Excellent use of close up, and just oh so erotic.
The body language and facial expressions of Alexis starting about 15:50 - if not authentic she's a superb actor. But then Eileen's body language starting at 16:05 certainly appears to be that of someone who is experiencing the satisfaction and thrill of taking a partner to a panting orgasm. Eileen's version of the shit-eating grin that Eufrat Mai would show when she took a partner to an authentic orgasm.
Finally I loved the occasional snippets of dialogue in Czech between Alexis and Eileen. I don't speak Czech, I don't understand a word of what they said, but whatever was said was clearly authentic. And it made the scene so much more real than if they had simply performed wordlessly. In real life lovers say things to each other; when that is excluded, the eroticism suffers.
Nice series, but IMHO it falls short of the original on SexArt. In the SA original, the movie was Agatha's first g/g scene - and perhaps her first non-solo scene. That movie did an excellent job of conveying perceptible and simultaneous anxiety and expectation. Maybe that was excellent acting; or perhaps the Alis caught something that was actually there. Maybe both.
In either case, it was possible to believe that we were actually seeing some of Agata's nervousness. Even if it wasn't Agatha's first time with another woman, it was her first time doing so on camera. And we also got a sense of Whitney as a "mentor", working with Agatha to help her along and quelling Agatha's nervousness.
With this series, that element isn't there. With these models we know that this being a "first" is pure fiction. We see models who are playing the role of "first time", but who show obvious well-practiced cinematic lesbian love-making skills. Rather clearly not their "first".
Monday, November 6th, 2017 on My First - Reloaded Episode 1 - Prominent
If BlackWing is late to the game, then I'm doubly late.
IMHO, this was clearly the best episode in the set. All because of the clear chemistry between Candy and Daniella. They were clearly more than comfortable working together - the way they looked at each other, the giggles and the laughter, the smiles. All things that lovers typically do.
A good contrast is to episode 2, with Eve Angel and Tiffany Doll. Each of them are quite "steamy" performers in their own right. But, if we are to believe the preview, neither of them had ever met before. So while there might have been good sex, to me it lacked the authenticity of this episode. They had a contract to have sex together, they did their sex together, and that was it.
Monday, November 6th, 2017 on Models Unleashed Scene 3
Lucy Li reminds me of the great state of Wyoming - gorgeous topography, capped with Grand Tetons and a smoldering caldera waiting to erupt.
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 on Domestic Desire Scene 2
The hard drive where I have been storing downloaded videos crashed last week. That has led me to revisit a lot of areas of VI that I haven't viewed for awhile,, and in a compressed time frame.
Someething that jumps out to me immediately is the changes in content that have occurred, starting with the evolutions occurring near the end of Viv's direct involvement, followed by the transitions during the MetArt tenancy. Certainly there was some rather distinct changes, and I won't get into evaluating them, except to say that IMHO some were good, some were bad, some were simply different, and many offerings included all three components.
That being said, viewing this series by Sandra, as well as others by her, not only affirms her worthy occupancy of Viv's mantle, but her ascendancy.
Sandra's films not only continues Viv's sensibilities, but advances them. The story telling is there. The sense that the models are enjoying themselves remains. But under Sandra's direction, I just sense a greater emotional involvement between the models.
Maybe it's a feminine sensibility that Sandra brings. Even in the beat of Viv, I still had a sense that i was a male viewer, with the female models allowing the male viewers to view. With much of Sandra's that male voyeuristic component seems diminished to me .
This series encapsulates this in so many ways - in the variety of story lines and settings.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 on Luna's Heavenly Bodies Episode 4 - The Seduction
Casting Luna Corazon perform in a movie directed by Sandra Shine is like having Ella Fitzgerald do a number with Duke Ellington. Even if it's not their best effort, it's still better than almost everything else out there. And when everything comes together, it's sublime.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 on Luna's Heavenly Bodies Episode 2 - The Blackout
Made me smile, also Rose. And as you pointed out, decent acting chops from everyone involved. Luna does a good job of conveying embarrassment at the end, and that's not an easy situation to convey realistically. Frida also did a nice job with her side of the situation.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 on Luna's Heavenly Bodies Episode 1 - The Translator
O. M. F. G.
Monday, October 2nd, 2017 on Velvety Feel
One of the best pantyhose scenes I've seen. What sets this apart is that Tina and Jenny seem to be truly enjoying themselves during the shoot and having fun doing the scenario.
Monday, September 11th, 2017 on Pantyhose Erotica 1 Part 4
Been a fan of a good car wash scene ever since I saw Cool Hand Luke at drive-in movie theater when I was in high school.
Monday, September 11th, 2017 on Day Dream Episode 1 - Car Wash
Seeing Lorena Garcia listed as the performer on a video is like seeing Aretha Franklin listed as the artist on a song. You know that even if it isn't her best piece or work, it's still going to be better than the best done by almost everyone else.
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 on Feed Me Your Love
My goodness. ;..... With Blue Angel apparently having retired, Gina Gerson is clearly ready to take over as the oral queen.
Thursday, July 13th, 2017 on Love Lesson Episode 2 - Playful
So it looks as if the Legal Lesbian Seduction series was a one-off for Karina. That's too bad.
In this series I thought she carried he role well, as a more mature woman (33 yrs old per the above) who has the sexual maturity and command to know what she wants and how to get it, in a way that no 20-year old can accomplish. That;'s a feminine pulchritude that I find incredibly compelling. And that is a wonderful example to hold forth for why our performers shouldn't consider age 30 to be the end of their careers. MetArt has many Dorothy Black types of examples, And moving outside of MetArt/VT. Jessica Fiorentino has done some MILF stuff that is some of the most erotic content I've seen - sweating, grinding, writhing, palpitating, pulsating - extracting three ejaculations from her partner in one session.
Dyanna Lauren and Julia Ann, both well into their forties have also done some amazing scenes together (though you have to look past their implants - and they've actually done some nice videos making fun of that). Though long in the tooth, their fires still burn, and the two of them are close enough in real life that they don't need to act - they just let it go and get it on. They talk to each other, verbally and non-verbally, and have unscripted friendly banter with each other that only people who are close can have. It's almost like reimagining one of those old Mariette Hartley-James Garner Polaroid commercial as lesbian porn - something you can't really believe until you see it.
One of my hallmarks for scenes, particularly with older performers such as Karina, is whether the scene makes me smile. That happens when I can tell the performers are truly enjoying themselves and are having fun. Not just serious sex, but deriving true emotional pleasure at the same they are experiencing physical pleasure. Like the shit-eating grin that spreads on Eufrat's face when she knows she has brought her partner to a real (not simulated orgasm).
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 on Karina Currie
terrible cut at 12:13, where Violas panties suddenly disappear. Other than that a lovely scene. And I concur fully with fer_realz's comments below.
Saturday, July 8th, 2017 on Maid to Seduce Scene 3
What a spectacular interview!!! There is such a sense of Lisa as a person. You see here personality, her interests and her desires, and in the end making her own decisions for her life. Simply marvelous.
And what a compliment to Viv for her to decide to conclude her career with a Viv Thomas shoot. The hug near the end of the video is priceless.
Saturday, July 8th, 2017 on Interviewing Lisa
This is the best interview/BTS scene I've seen to date at VT. In the interview, you can see how they relate to each other, they interact together, they banter and joke, and generally are totally comfortable together. And that adds greatly to their scenes together.
I would love to see more videos such as this, where performers talk about shooting together, or a model talks about specific scenes, rather than the generic set of questions we often get in the "On Location" interviews. Personally I find it much more interesting to get straight feedback about specific shoot, than to get more generic commentary on the performers life and experiences.
Saturday, July 8th, 2017 on Interviewing Lexi Lowe and Paige Turnah Part 1
Interesting interview. Near the end Iwia says she cant' see herself being an actress. But it you view "The Contract" at SexArt, she does a fine job conveying a range of emotions as the story proceeds, all without uttering a single word.
Friday, July 7th, 2017 on Interviewing Iwia
Tx for the followup, Rose.
Friday, July 7th, 2017 on Body Worship Episode 1 - Foot Worship
Arriving late to the party, and commenting on the whole series here.
I appreciate the effort to be "artistic" and to break out of some of the cookie-cutter production approaches. Gad, do I appreciate that. But "arty" makes sense only when it advances the story. Being arty just to be "arty" results in a mess. Which is generally true of this series; the artiness hinders the viewpoint, to the point at times of actually diminishing the overall product.
Moving on ....
Episode 1, "Window Dressing" I thought was actually wonderful, easily the star of the series and among the best stuff on site. Here, the artiness appears in the composition of the scenes, and the setting of the action against the backlit scene. The director pays close attention to the basic "rule of thirds" resulting in some wonderfully arranged scenes. The shots at about the 3:50 mark are nicely composed, with the still life of the roses, coffee cup, and coffee table in the left two thirds, juxtaposed against the sensuous movements of the couple on the right. The visuals from 24:00 to 27:30 are also wonderfully constructed.
The overall structure of the movie builds the erotic action. It essentially starts out a still life, with table and vase to the right, Athina reading a book on the right, motionless and part of the still life. The movie than shows still scenes of Athina, after which Madlin enters and action starts to be added to the still life. At first the action occurs almost entirely in the right panel, slowly and sensuously at first, with the center and left panels still being the still life. As the activity builds, the actions of the performers progressively fill more and more of the frame, until the action fills the entire frame, matching the increasing sexual arousal and intensity.
I could go on with other examples. But the key item with this episode is that the "art" component appears to be attention to detail in cinematography, and it is deployed in a way that enhances the film.
My only complaint with this episode is that I thought it could have used a bit more forelighting, as sometimes the action receded into shadows somewhat. But that's minor. I save movies that I think are particularly enjoyable - maybe one movie out of fifty to seventy overall. And this one was a keeper.
After viewing episode 1, I had high hopes for the remainder of the series. Those hopes were soon trashed. In all of the other episodes I was left wondering "Why? How is this helping the film?"
Episode 2 - How is the red lighting adding to the picture? I cannot see how it contributes, in any way. It actually makes the video look garish - almost cheap, as if it were shot using lighting borrowed from a sleazy strip club.
Episode 3 - how does shooting through gauze enhance the story? Shooting through gauze is a trick that was used at one-time in soft-core to blur the action so it could get past the censors or to make the viewer think there was something hidden going on behind the gauze. In that context it was quite effective; I remember seeing a depiction one time of a woman doing oral on a guy, shot as shadows against a sheet. Or other oral shots, where the woman’s hair was covering up the scene, but with just enough partings of the hair to convey that there was actually oral activity behind the hair. In a soft-core scene, that enhances. In an explicit scene, it doesn’t work except in a context where the movie provides a steadily increasing reveal, and the removal of the gauze is part of the increasing reveal.
Episode 4 - a complete disaster. I'm not opposed to taking chances, and having things fail. Being willing to try things, accepting that sometimes it doesn't work out is healthy. But when doing so it's important to consider what the chances are that something is going to succeed, and don’t do things that have little to no chance of success. To borrow from John Cleese, "There are mistakes and mistakes. There are true copper-bottomed mistakes, like wearing a black bra under a white blouse, or to take a more masculine example, starting a land war in Asia. I'm talking about mistakes that at the time they were committed did have a chance." (Forbes, May 16, 1988).
And Episode 4 is when where with a bit of thought it should have been clear that this idea had no chance of working. Cinematically, this like Bjork’s swan dress at the Oscars. It’s what happens when there isn’t someone with the authority and sense to say “No, Stop it. Trust me. This is a bad idea.”
With Episode 5, I'm guessing that the "art of erotica" component is supposed to the be the "lush" setting, as suggested by the title of the episode. But if you're going to do that, you should actually have a lush setting. The setting for this was so obviously a faux studio. Fake or potted plants, harsh artificial lighting, And using a shag rug for what is supposed the ground in a tropical garden???
There’s more lush authenticity in the photo shoots at Viv’s house in Algarve.
Friday, July 7th, 2017 on 1 Window Dressing
My comments on the whose series on scene 1.
Friday, July 7th, 2017 on 5 Lush
See my comments on the whole series in scene 1.
Friday, July 7th, 2017 on 3 Sahara
See my comments on scene 1.
Friday, July 7th, 2017 on 2 Tender Light
Late to the party, but an emphatic "No". I'm commenting on the whole series on scene 1.
Friday, July 7th, 2017 on 4 Passionate Projections
So much to like about this scene. Featuring Jo is always a good place to begin. But there appears to be nice chemistry between them. which carries into the video.
Things I especially liked - the long session with the two of them, in full frontal contact foreplay. There isn't enough of this in most shoots, but in real life that is often so nice. Two bodies, intertwined and pressed together, building intimacy and closeness. My only complaint about that portion of the video was too much closeup pf the kissing, and not enough showing the full encounter.
Then they move into a side-to-side 69, which is a position I love seeing and is too often neglected. I guess I like it because there isn't a dominant partner, and it leaves the bodies more intertwined than in a conventional 60. Heads are buried between legs, which continues to convey closeness among the partners.
From they move to a more conventional 69; but that's only after prolonged time in intimate physical closeness and contact. And judging by the flushing in Jo's face that appears by 19:40, it looks as if all of the prior foreplay has her primed.
Monday, July 3rd, 2017 on Secrets Vol. 5 Part 3
FWIW - film credits say Bayley Rider, not Wendy Moon.
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 on Shellgirls Scene 1
So Silvie, possessor of perhaps the most glorious breasts and nipples I have seen in my life, thinks her legs are the part of her body she likes the most.
Frankly, I hadn't noticed her legs. I have always been transfixed elsewhere. Now I'll try to make note of them, provided I can tear my eyes away. :)
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 on Behind The Scenes: Silvie Luca On Location
You have more mail.
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 on Lesbian Stories Vol 1 Episode 3 - Fable
Wonderful scene. There are two things that make this scene stand out for me.
First, the ladies spend time in foreplay, including significant full-frontal contact and kissing. To me, this just seems so natural. And it's my impression that in the movies where this happens, there is a perceptible increase in erotic connection between the performers. Sandra Shine is an exemplar at including that in her movies, and I think that the result is that she elicits a greater degree of eroticism from the ladies in her movies.
Second, the performers also fully interact during the scene. They talk to each other. They say things that make the other person giggle and laugh. They smile at each other. All things that couples do in real life. I don't need to understand the words; the physical reactions convey their comfort and ease with each other. Again, this is what lovers do in real life.
Put this together and you get a scene that rings as true and authentic.
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 on No Fear in Love Part 1
Nice scene, but greatly unfortunately they didn't edit out the director's voice at 24:36. Really destroys the mood.
Otherwise this was quite good, as the performers genuinely seemed to be enjoying themselves. Too many movies don't show the partners smiling at each other, laughing together, and generally seeming to have fun. Even if they're told to jump into the bed together after the batch scene, it's nice to to see them having fun together with the scene. That adds so much believability.
Then in the middle of all of that loveliness, you suddenly realize that the direction isn't broad, with the ladies being able to work together and fill in mutually within general direction of what is to happen, but they are being directed in detail. Jarring and disappointing.
Saturday, July 1st, 2017 on Lesbian Encounters Part 6
A bit late to the party - but I was a bit saddened by Eve's comments that she felt she should retire because she was getting older. For me, some of the most enticing videos I've seen have involved performers of her age. I think a woman her age can be incredibly sexy; with age and maturity often comes knowledge and awareness. A confident woman of her age can come into a situation knowing what she wants, and asserting herself to be sure that her goals are met.
It would be great if she might reconsider - the evolving sexuality with age can still be compelling. And performers of her age can convey elements of sexuality that come with aging that are impossible for the younger performers to convey.
Friday, June 30th, 2017 on Behind The Scenes: Eve Angel On Location
Nicely done. Both ladies showing passion and arousal.
Technical issues, though, as described below. At first I thought my monitor had lost calibration, but then realized it was the film that was off.
Sunday, June 11th, 2017 on Room Service
Beautiful and naturally sensual. I hope we can see her in video soon.
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 on Presenting Natalie
I may need to don sunglasses when I watch this movie.
Monday, May 8th, 2017 on Behind The Scenes: Making Of Angels
And I would add that for me the blemishes add, not subtract. While the performers might be beautiful, seeing a those imperfections reminds us that they really are human, like all of us.
In a similar vein, i often find that as performers show some of the effects of aging, that can actually add to their character. Frankly, I think the most sexually charged movies I've seen have involved more mature performers. No, they're not sex kittens. But the performers, particularly the women, have reached a stage in life where their sexuality is developed, they are comfortable with who they are, and where they've been. They work in an industry that too often demands perfection. And they have come found their place in that world, they bring what they have, and don't pretend to be what they are not.
So, they are not perfect. But in their imperfection and their honesty in being what they are, they are far more beautiful, at least to me.
Friday, May 5th, 2017 on Day Dream
Thursday, May 4th, 2017 on Lingerie Obsession Episode 1 - Alluring
I totally agree.
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 on Don't Stop Episode 4 - Enamoured
you have mail.
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 on Lesbian Stories Vol 1 Episode 3 - Fable
Nevermind. I found it on the Sexway thread.
Friday, April 28th, 2017 on Lesbian Stories Vol 1 Episode 3 - Fable
Over at SexArt one time you gave me an email address to communicate about some film ideas. I'm afraid that I lost it. Could you repost? Thanks.
Or Amirah, and Cayla:? Better yet, Amarna, Amirah, and Cayla?
Monday, April 3rd, 2017 on Celebration Oral Sex Episode 1 - Elation
Definitely not the case :-)
Yeah, Wanda, my thoughts exactly.
This scene was just so authentic, playful, and....can I use this word....joyous that I nearly felt embarrassed watching it, as I felt like a voyeur.
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 on No Fear in Love Part 1
Hi all, Jon has posted about this in the blog now – please take a look. Thanks for your patience as we sorted this out!
Saturday, July 8th, 2017 on Body Worship Episode 1 - Foot Worship
Hi guys, apologies, there have been intermittent server problems, you should find everything is working fine now. So sorry for the problems, hope you enjoy it!
Ok cool... it's email@example.com :-)
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