I was also thinking about Leila yesterday - has she stopped filimg ? She has been of DDF since her last VT appearance, but that was a while ago.
Sunday, August 20th, 2017 on Girlfriends Episode 2 - Companion
It is always interesting to see how Alis stretches the form - keeping it wide and static. But I find the intros to this series bizarre and quite off-putting, with Hennessy's partner reduced to a disembodied arse or vagina. Also wonder why there is no fingering - sex in this position would surely go beyond oral ? It would be interesting to hear people's thoughts about this.
Friday, August 18th, 2017 on Girlfriends Episode 2 - Companion
This scene has real freshness, partly because both girls are new - but the opnness of the beginning helps a lot, and getting to know Melody is a real help, she has such a strong personality. Love her to bits. But no intro for Swabery left it a bit unbalanced.
Terrific chemistry between Melody and Swabery, and really charming and sexy piece. Thank you Sandra, you are finding some great new girls.
Saturday, August 5th, 2017 on Art Of Kissing Revisited - Caress
Love this ! Daphne is on eof my favourites - she has that quiet sensuality that is completely enthralling. And Ally is a sweety, and so sexy. Can we see them together again ? Pleasae ? Thank you Sandra, this has your appreciation of feminine sesnuality over all of it. Blew my mind ...
Friday, July 21st, 2017 on Body Worship Episode 3 - Breast Worship
Love her ! So open and positive, can't wait to see her scenes.
Friday, July 14th, 2017 on Behind The Scenes: Kira Queen On Location
Very pretty, and although lacking some passion, they are sweet and sexy and do the job. Nice !
Thursday, June 15th, 2017 on Angels Vol 2 Episode 1 - Charming
Yes, Sasha is really open. I first saw her on ALSScan in their Caribbean series, and she seemed to be up for anything, with any of the girls, and always seems so relaxed and full of humour. But she also seems to have an independent mind and spirit, you get the feeling that she works in the films because she wants to, not because she has been directed to do this or that.
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 on Behind The Scenes: Sasha Rose On Location
And it is working very well tbhus far.
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 on A new style of erotica in “Lesbian Stories”
Agreed, an interview with Zafira would be excellent.
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 on Winter Warmers Episode 3 - Frustrated
Wonderful to see Zafira again ! Always one of my favourites from the olf VT days, and still so extraordinarily beautiful and sexy. The relationship she creates with Athina is terrific and credible. Sandra knows exactly how to get that restrained but profound passion from her performers, somerthing that always charecterised Viv's Hungarian and Czech stars.
Love this series, Sandra, you are capturing some memorable moments, and the settings/stories are brilliant, just enough to establish the realtionships and context. Making out on the ski lift must be a first and is to be encouraged !
Just a thought - now that you have brought back Zafira - and I hope she comes back again and again - a quick check shows that Blue Angel is filmigg again, and Brandy Smile and Antonia were both filming late last year, so maybe they are available ?
Such a good scene ! Carefree, sexy and true, couldn't be better. What stands out for me is Anissa's role, for once she is not just the voluptuous goddess who must be made love to. Here she takes the initiative, is commanding and playful - would love to see her doing that more. And the idea that she comes down from sex with Talia to continue her sexual search with her girlfriend is something new, and I think absolutely fulfils Alis's intentions with this series.
Dear Anissa and Lucy, thank you so much !
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 on Lesbian Stories Vol 1 Episode 2 - Fiction
Amazing how Anissa manages to ooze sensuality with just a few movements and glances. Talia is in her elelemnt here, taking us into a a red hot hookup without obligations - refreshing to see a depiction of sex for sex' sake, straight off the street so to speak. I hope this can be explored more often.
Sunday, April 16th, 2017 on Lesbian Stories Vol 1 Episode 1 - Memoir
So good to see Sasha Rose on VT - her first time, I think. I kind of fell in love with her when she was working with ALS Scan a few years ago, and have fiollowed her on other sites since then. She has a very distinct personality, a kind of 'wild child' feel, and she seems to be completely fearless when she is filming.
This is a lovely scene, beautifully set up, and Sasha and Rebecca work so well together. I loved the pacing, and the sense of closeness and underlying humour between them. I was also intrigued to watch how Rebecca managed to avoid getting her nose snagged on Sasha's piercing - an unusual point of tension, but it contributed to rather than detracted from their work. Probably not indtended, I know.
Sandra, I loved this scene and look forward to the rest of the series. Love the Budapest setting, it sets up the films so well (as Andrej also appreciates), and reminds me of the best of of the classic VT films. So glad you are doing this work for VT !
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 on Winter Warmers Episode 1 - Ice Skating
She was such a good filmmaker - i can understand her not wanting to model any more, but if she could be enticed back to direct, that would be wonderful.
Friday, March 31st, 2017 on Behind The Scenes: Eve Angel On Location
A bit bitter/sweet, in that we obviously won't see Eve back in front of the camera - but why not give her a scene to direct ? Her experience with the best and gayest women in the business must count for so much.
It was good that she didn't want to say much about Jo, but what she did say or imply told volumes. They were the best of the best, and their work together on idreamofjo was just extraordinary - not surprised that she cited the two Passion series as her best, they were extraordinary tales of a loving and erotic relationship - fictionalised, of course, but based on a reality.
This scene had to be about Gina, she is such a star. I first saw her in an extraordinary scene with Jo on @idreamofjo, where she played the tomboy to Jo's femme. I think that Jo was blown away by the intensity.
This is becoming a great series: I get the impression that the performers know exactly what is needed, which gives them time to get into the relationship and the intimacies of the scene. Although this was co-directed by Viv, the first two scenes were also excellent . It's so good to have Sandra bringing the VT essence back to the site.
Friday, March 31st, 2017 on Eve's Blind Dates Episode 3 - Playful
In fact, it looks as though Tess has not been on VT for over 2 years - a criminal waste ! She has been active on other sites, so no excuses.
Monday, March 20th, 2017 on Let's Play
yes, a very welcome return for Tracy - she manages to be imperious and sexy here, and holds the scene throughout. But also a big welcome back for Tess - she is definitely in my top 10, and probably in my top 5, and has been sorely missed on VT. I don't think we have seen her for over a year, and I miss her deep, quiet sensuality.
Initially I was sceptical about the high design concept, but the film overall won me over, largely because of the performances, and also the consistency of approach. Just a couple of quibbles - if you are going to shoot in thsi way, then details are really important. The music repeated a couple of times reather awardly, and could have faded away sooner; and the way that Tracy's coat dropped to floor, and she had to step over it, broke the flow at an important transitional moment.
And yes, poor Tess denied her fulfilment. Tess being 'fulfilled' is a sight to see, so please bring her back so that she and we can enjoy her passionate side in full. I love her to bits.
A lot of excellent sexual tension here, waiting for sex rto begin. I am always intrigued/amused when spanish is the sexual language. 'Que rico !' makes me laugh - that's what you say when commenting on food, for example. Spanish is a very passionate language, but surprisingly not the most erotic.
Anyway, Cassie and Penelope are incredibly hot and intense, and I would love to see them together again.
Saturday, March 11th, 2017 on Outlines Reloaded Episode 2 - Enigmatic
What a sweetie ! Gina is one of the most open and honest performer around, and it is great to see how seriously she takes her work, but also what a great sense of humour she has. Really interesting to find a performer who is prepared to talk about the differences she finds in her partners, and how she works with that.
And yes, please Sandra, just one more scene with her - she wants it and must have it !. Also, great to see Viv doing his stuff, although it might be a bit intimidating for Sandra. Can't wait to see this series.
Monday, March 6th, 2017 on Behind The Scenes: Gina Gerson On Location
Even if Jo does not return to performing - which I hope she will - I am thinking of her as directing, particularly. Her work on @idreamofjo was sometimes magical. Having Sandra and Jo as regular directors on VT would be extraordinary
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 on Eve Angel returns for cameo role in new Sandra Shine movie!
The whole Androgynous series was excellent - Sandra excelled, and her choice of performers was wonderful. For me, the Dancer and the Driver were equally good. Kerry Cherry and Rina Ellis are remarkable and should be come regulars on VT.
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 on Viv Thomas movie of the month: January 2017
Sandra , that is such good news. But I guess we will never see Jo again, she seems to have completely disappeared. Do you have any news of her ?
Basically, there are more of the legendary VT crew still working from time to time - Zafira particularly, Blue Angel now of course, and Brandy Smile occasionally. Would be great to see them again.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 on Eve Angel returns for cameo role in new Sandra Shine movie!
great interview - love her !
Rose and Sandra - Blue Angel is doing more and more work. Can you reassure us that you going to film with her very soon ? Having her back with Viv Thomas, even for a short while, would be so good.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 on Behind The Scenes: Luna On Location
This Androgynous series is wonderful - so many thanks to Sandra ! Lots of great touches here -Rina's oversize suit makes her androgyny overlap male and female gayness in a fascinating way. I love the theme of instant attraction in the series - no complicated storylines, just the instant mutual attraction and coupling. Rina is such a find, so beautiful, and her apparent passivity is as sexy as hell. It gives her a kind of power over Frida.
Sandra has managed to bring some exceptional new talent to VT - very exciting.
Friday, January 27th, 2017 on Androgynous Episode 4 - The Driver
Yes, this series is working very well - thank you Sandra ! It definitely has some of the sensual feel of the 'old' VT, and the clear focus on just getting pleasure is great. Kerry and Roxy are fantastic, awesome, would love to see both of them again.
Friday, January 20th, 2017 on Androgynous Episode 3 - The Dancer
She looks so much like Penelope Cruz, hence her stage name, I guess. Very interesting commentary on the films and her acting partners - would have been nice to have learned a bit more about herself. Maybe another time. Her work is so good !
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 on Behind The Scenes: Penelope Cum Shooting Memories
Sich a delicate relationship, played out gently and with lots of time. Paula is such a good actor, she is completely credible in this role. Their tenderness together manages to suggest a longer relationship - it would be great to pick this up over several films. And this is one of Lexi's best scenes ever.
Thank you Lexi and Paula !
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 on My First - Reloaded Episode 2 - Chambermaid
Be careful what you wish for -I just posted a request on the SA blog for these two sweethearts to return to VT, and lo and behold, here they are. Thank you so much ! I really hope you can get them back much more often. And Blue Angel is now available ! I am assuming that the invite has been sent to her ..... that would a wonderful start to 2017.
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 on Sandra's Sporty Girls Episode 3 - The Skater
Are we going to see them in a new film ? Please please ! They are still working for DDF and other sites, so we must have them back on VT.
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 on Active
I agree about the scissoring - it has become a cliché of erotic film, and often does nothing to enhance or further the sex.
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 on My First - Reloaded Episode 1 - Prominent
Noe is so beautiful, she has a very particular personality - reserved but passionate. You get the feeling that she knows exactly where she wants to be, but in the end she has to open up to passion and the needs of someone else. The match between her and Julia is very good - Noe brings out a more needy side of Julia, and I got the feeling that they were discovering new things in each other.
Nikita is always so beautiful and graceful, as well as having real sexual energy - in every kind of erotic genre, and she works across a huge range of 'scenarios'. Love her to bits, please come back !
Monday, November 28th, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Nikita Bellucci On Location
Sweet Cat is adorable and must be the best gift to her partners. Interesting to see Nikita here on VT, she has a sophistication that contrasts beautifully with Sweet Cat's charm and openness, I hope she stays with VT for a while.
Friday, November 25th, 2016 on Vox Reloaded Episode 1 - Reminder
yes, a gentle and relaxed scene with two new women who are beautiful and fun. I really love their slightly fuller figures, very beautiful and sensual. Thank you Alessandra and Evelina !
It is excellent that Sandra is being given more opportunities on VT, she seems to be enjoying extending her range. And I am waiting for Alyssa's debut as well ...
Friday, October 14th, 2016 on Precious Moments Episode 2 - Adorable
Great interview ! Such a lovely person, clear, no side, and enjoys the work with other women. What more could you ask ? It looks as though she could take on more demanding acting roles as well, she understands a lot about herself and how she relates sexually. Noe, please keep coming to VT !
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Noe Milk On Location
Classic Daisy ! Love her to bits, an unassuming Welsh woman who loves girls, and has a really mature passion that is sort of self-analytical. let's have her back, please - and maybe she could work with her one-time girlfriend Samantha, that would be epic.
And directing ? Absolutely ! I am sure she has a very particular take on sex between women, and I like how she stresses the need for some romance. Please !
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Lexi Lowe On Location
Talking of I Dream of Jo, of course Jo herself produced an amazing body of work her own site. She is an amazingly creative storyteller and director, and I'm sure I am not alone in wondering where she is, and hoping above all that VT and SexArt could use her creativity and give her a series of films to work on.
I have asked before about what she is doing now, but never got an answer. Please could someone find out and let us know ?
Friday, September 16th, 2016 on New movie from superstar Viv Thomas director Sandra Shine!
Lovely girl, so open about what she likes, she must be a lot of fun to work with. And please, Rose, take her up on on some of the '50 Shades' that she likes so much..
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Cristal Caitlin On Location
I winder if this means she might return to gg ?
Saturday, August 20th, 2016 on Do You Wanna Play With Me Episode 4 - Joyous
Leila has worked more for SexArt than VT - check her out there.
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Leila Smith On Location
Such a lovely person ! And it shines through in her films, someone who genuinely enjoys what she does, and who appreciates the diversity of the people she works with.
Monday, August 15th, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Leila Smith On Location
Lovely woman, and so open about her sexuality - I hope she does a lot more for VT & SA.
Saturday, August 13th, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Ena Sweet On Location
Welcome back Lexi ! A performer with real power and intensity. A pity that it has been such a long time since she last worked for VT. A scene with Samantha Bentley, her friend and one time lover would be wonderful, but Lexi has real range and could work any of the best - I would love to see her with Lena and Dorothy, for instance, and Tracy.
Monday, August 8th, 2016 on Milf Stories - Dorothy Black Episode 3 - Affair
These two are great together, and the many differences between them seemed to contribute to their relationship on screen. Anissa is of course fabulous in the same way as Dorothy, it's impossible to take your eyes off her. My only regret is that the love making was a bit brief in the sense of moving quite quickly from one position to another, which meant that the erotic build up never quite reached its full point.
But I love both these women, and would love to see them together again. Also, please, can you persuade Anissa to work with Samantha Bentley ?
Sunday, July 31st, 2016 on Do You Wanna Play With Me Episode 3 - Erogenous
Sexy woman indeed ! I love Nekane for being so at ease with her wonderfully curvy body. She is up there with Samantha Bentley for being so 'womanly' as well as direct and unassuming. A real trouper.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Nekane On Location
An extra special scene. Crystal is becoming a real player on VT. And Kira is a real find, she is absolutely natural and convincing. The closeness between these two is wonderful. I felt that Cristal's fingering was a little bit tentative, but that did not interfere with the intense feelings between them.
I remember Cristal's BTS with Lena, in which she said towards the end that she should probably describe herself as bisexual. I took that to mean that since starting to work with other women on film, she has discovered a side to her sexuality/sensuality that she had not explored before, and I think this is often a factor in gg film. It feeds into the discussion about what is authentic and what is 'fake'. In my view, many women who are not normally bisexual in their private lives, discover something in their adult work that allows them to express genuine desire and sensuality with women.
Sunday, July 10th, 2016 on Do You Wanna Play With Me Episode 2 - Pleasured
Lovely interview, she is someone who understands what real freedom is. I hope we see more of her, she has so much to offer in her films.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Taissia On Location
Not sure I agree with this - I was very happy with the flow.
Monday, June 27th, 2016 on Milf Stories: Dorothy Black Episode 1 - Fantasies
Dorothy is supreme, she has a sensuality that bubbles up from deep inside. Love the knowingness of this scene - two women who are old enough to know what they want, and enjoy each other's pleasure. Really looking forward to the rest of the series - yes, Lexi Lowe, bring her on ! Can't wait to see who she works with. Of course, as a good friend (with benefits) of Samantha Bentley, I wait for the day when you get them together ....
Saturday, June 25th, 2016 on Milf Stories: Dorothy Black Episode 1 - Fantasies
Whether she feels confident in her body or not, she has that special quality that more mature women generally have, which I think comes from knowing yourself more and being able to anticipate and direct the way you move, how you show your feelings, and being open to how your body responds.
Dorothy is amazing, and I hope she decides to work more for VT and SA - please !
Saturday, June 25th, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Dorothy Black On Location
I really hope so. And her work with Jo was extraordinary, agreed (mention of Jo makes me sad - she is/was a very special soul, with an acute understanding of emotion).
Sunday, June 19th, 2016 on Do You Wanna Play With Me Episode 1 - Enact
Hi Rose, on a completely different topic, I was wondering why we haven't seen Tess on VT or SexArt for a long time ? She is one of my favourites, with a completely natural, unaffected and very sensual approach. She has been on TLE recently and she is working for other sites. Please please !
Saturday, June 18th, 2016 on Do You Wanna Play With Me Episode 1 - Enact
Hi Rose, thanks for the explanation, and it all makes sense. I have done a fair bit of film translation myself, and it takes a lot of time. I tried the subtitle download just now, but it comes in a format that I can't open, unfortunately. I will email you to see if you can send the original file.
The other option for members to consider is to be patient and wait longer for the films. Before the merger, VT used to take quite a while to release the films, and that never bothered me.
Beautiful film. So good to see Leila again, and the spark between the two is wonderful to see. Leila's slightly edgy approach mixes beautifully with Lola's oozing sensuality. Thank you Leila and Lola.
Just one question. The subtitles don't seem to download - they seem to only be visible while streaming. Is there any way to capture them when downloading ? It's an important question particularly in a scene like this when there so much conversation.
Friday, June 17th, 2016 on Do You Wanna Play With Me Episode 1 - Enact
Anissa may prefer the guys, but she is so absolutely gorgeous that with the right partners, it is a real pleasure to watch her. I am always glad to see her, but she probably needs to work with women who are more dominant, as Sirenz suggests.
Saturday, June 4th, 2016 on Kinky Trip Episode 4 - Licentious
Some of Alis's work recently has been very good, but I think it depends a lot on the experience and outlook of the performers. Given the amount of work coming out of VT at the moment, it would be great to have a wider range of directors, particularly women directors. Sandra Shine's work stands out, and of course if only Jo would come back .....
Thank you so much for replying, that is another of your great virtues ! Over time, I have noticed that women directors who are genuine in their love and fascination for women bring something special to their films. Not just Dana Vespoli, but of course the wonderful and lamented Jo, whose scenes with you and other performers are so magical. Sandra Shine's films for VT also have something special, and Lorena also made some films for SexArt which were really interesting. So be assured that anything that you produce would be hugely welcome by all of us who follow VT - and SA.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Alyssa Reece on Location
So great to hear from Alyssa, and such a clear view about things: she seems to be in a good place. It is really important to have the more mature performers on VT (30 - mature ???), people who are secure in their sexuality, and women who are experienced in their relationships with other women. Alyssa and Lena are adding a huge amount to the current VT work, as do other 'happy' bisexuals - Amarna, Talia etc. One of the strengths of the 'old'VT was the depth of genuine experience of people like Lisa, Nella, Peaches, Jo and Eve, Vera etc. That does not mean that all the gg performers need to be bisexual, but a culture of openness about people's sexuality is very important.
Alyssa, so many people love you for your openness, sincerity, friendliness and fun, as well as your passion. You are not just an icon, but a real example of how we should all be. I really hope that you can realise your ambitions to direct, and that you could become a real influence, like Dana Vespoli, Nica Noelle etc.
Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Alyssa Reece on Location
Alyssa, I think we would all love that too. You are my goddess of erotic film and alway will be; could I add Amarna Miller and Kari ?
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 on Take Me Away To That Special Place Episode 3 - Special
About fingers - the lesbian/bi magazine DIVA published a survey of their readership a while back, in which stimulation by penetrating with fingers came out on top by a mile, with oral stimulation second, toys third and tribbing way down at the bottom. If using fingers is what most women prefer, then I am good to watch as much as they like. If it gives the most pleasure, then that is what I want to see.
Sunday, May 8th, 2016 on Kinky Trip Episode 2 - Naughty
I think that maturity in an adult woman performer can be a great enhancer. Thinking of Blue Angel, who in her work during the last year or so, has rounded out in the sexiest way possible. And Lisa/Cameron had to be the most sensual performer possible. Seeing Kari now is also a revelation, and Suzie Carina has the most awesome physique of any model around.
Friday, April 29th, 2016 on The appeal of the older woman
Wonderful to see Alyssa again - we have missed her for so long. I know that she mainly does her own work these days, but please get her back as often as you can. She could work with some of the less experienced models, perhaps, to help them up their game.
(And please, she has done so much good work for SeexArt, so could we see her there as well ?)
Monday, April 18th, 2016 on Take Me Away To That Special Place Episode 1 - Reminiscence
Sandra, this series is so good. You make full use of the settings, which contribute to the overall sensuality of the films - again, as the best of Viv's films used to do. Above all, you give the characters time to explore their desires and get really close. I could watch these girls for hours !
Shout out to hennessy - you are always so committed and in the moment, you work is always completely focused, it is a kind of privilege to see what you do. And Kiara - not the obvious pairing, but it works so well here. Thank you both.
Can't wait to see what happened with Lucy .....
Saturday, January 9th, 2016 on Vine Episode 3 - Delicacy
Finally caught up with this. Sandra, your films just ooze with the joyful sensuality that was at the heart of the best of Viv's filmmaking. And I think that is even more enhanced by the fact that you are a woman who has experienced woman to woman love, on camera and maybe off as well. Your films remind me of Jo's work on idreamofjo - you have the same focus on what makes a woman desirable to another woman. I have just loved these two films, and can't wait for more. And well done for bringing Gergo back into the frame - his work with Jo was always outstanding.Minnie and Manga are fabulous, they obviously enjoy the opportunities that Sandra gives them to explore their attraction more deeply - and Sandra gives them the time to do so.
Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 on Vine Episode 2 - Affluent
This my first look at Alis's work on VT, after a pause of several months when I let my subscription lapse - I felt that Guy's work had pretty much plateaued, with a sense of repetition and a lack of stories, emotion and connection between the models (some go Guy's films were excellent, of course - Holiday is definitely my favourite).
As expected from Alis, the visual style is very precise and he plays a bit with the timeline, which creates a kind of uncertainty and curiosity about the relationship. I love the combination of Hennessy and Nekane. Both of them have fuller figures, which makes for a particular kind of natural feel and is very charming.
Looking forward to catching up on Alis's work, and also Sandra's. So good to have her involved - and please, help her get the 'old' VT team together for an epic ! Apart from Lisa, Nella, Jo and Eve, most of them are still working from time to time - Zafira, Brandy, Antonya, Blue occasionally. Maybe she can entice Peaches and Gina out for one more time. Eufrat too.
Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 on Red Passion Episode 2 - Impulsive
This is the best scene from both Ava and Anissa so far: the fact that they are similar ages, mature women in the prime of the sensuality, makes this a satisfying scene. Neither is having to play the predator, and there seems to be some genuine connection between them. Anissa's astonishing physique matches well with Ava's toned body, and I like the opening that points to Eva's narcissism, and how she looks at Anissa. Even if some moments didn't hit the button - the anal, for instance - overall this is about two women who really seem to enjoy each other's physicality. Ava and Anissa, thank you for sharing !
Sunday, August 30th, 2015 on Vacancy Episode 3 - Lacuna
Leila is definitely the key performer in this series - she has that indefinable ability to express her desire and communicate it emotionally and physically to her partners. I like this series - it is straightforward, and Talia and Julia have found a good space to develop their own personalities, under Leila's leadership. The ensemble scenes work well, everyone is quite natural and they move convincingly into the sex scenes.
There are references to Holiday, in that a group of young women experiment with their sexuality together, without jealousy. The playfulness builds up naturally into sexual intensity - you get the feeling that they are focused on enjoying themselves and experiencing each other's erotic drive.
Monday, August 17th, 2015 on Truth or Dare Episode 3 - Candor
I understand that Guy is looking for new models, and that is admirable. And so many of the more recent performers have blossomed as they have grown in confidence - Caroline, Jimena, Amber, Apolonia, and more. Having just watched Andrej's Rewarded, I am reminded of the virtues of slow build ups and lots of different kinds of communication between the performers. Anissa is sensational to watch and desire, but sometimes more time needs to be spent on the seduction and more intimacy in the relationship, if possible. I quite liked this scene, but if more had been made of what was a slightly award seduction, there might have been more momentum into the scene.
I do appreciate what Guy is doing, and don't agree that most of the recent scenes have not worked.
Sunday, August 9th, 2015 on Fashion & Fetish Episode 2 - Compulsion
I would not be so critical of some of the recent work; Holiday and Goodbye My Love were outstanding series, with a perfect mesh of story, personality and erotic intensity; Learning Curve has had some good moments too; so we know that Guy's team can do excellent work. I would put the recent 'hit' rate at 50% overall. But I agree that some of the most recent films have lacked passion and connection between the performers. I wonder if this has to do with the speed of production - the 'old' VT production cycle was much slower, often with one scene a fortnight interspersed with BTS - or one scene a week for a 4 scene series followed by 2 or 3 weeks of BTS.
The other thing is the matching of performers; we all know which are the really creative pairings, and some of the others have not worked well yet. Guy and Kelly could learn from Ariel, who has a fantastic gift for casting; and I think that Andrej knows how to build a story around the strengths of the performers. Much of the less successful recent VT content seems to have perfunctory and repetitive storylines that do not pay attention to the personalities of the performers, and that is where things are going wrong at the moment. You have to play to the strengths of the actors.
Saturday, August 8th, 2015 on Fashion & Fetish Episode 2 - Compulsion
Love Talia, she is a real find. The intro and build up is handled very well, and almost explodes with passion when Talia finally get off the phone. I've not seen Talia before, so don't know how much experience she has with girls, but she really seemed to be the ingenue here, and was almost overwhelmed by Ava's attentions. The balance between the two of them was excellent.
For once this is an older/younger woman dynamic that really works, unlike the standard (and exploitative) scenes produced the other side of the Atlantic. It is pretty much in the Lisa/Nella league, because Ava's interest in the younger Talia is clearly shown but done with real delicacy. Like Lisa/Nella, this is a relationship that really could be developed.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 on Vacancy Episode 1 - Appetition
Amarna and Amber's friendship shines out in this scene. Like Guy's best work, it has a naturalness that is entrancing. Something about these two Spanish women is very special. Physically, their's is quite unlike the kind of central european beauty that we are so used to. Amber particularly has a Spanish stockiness that is deeply sexy. Her body seems to open up to her lover's stimulation, and her orgasm lasts for ever.
I like that Armarna helps herself reach orgasm, it reminds me of Malena Morgan. Women who are dominant sexually like to control when and how they come, they don't pretend that pleasure only comes from the actions of their lover. Amber, too, chooses to intensify her pleasure at the end with her fingers, and that is something that is shared between them. I remember Malena saying that her deepest pleasure comes from masturbating herself in front of her lover
Saturday, July 25th, 2015 on Learning Curve Episode 4 - First Time Being Dominated
Amber, it is so good to hear from you. You are very special, and it is exciting to hear that you love working with Carolina. What you are doing is amazing, something special, and we really appreciate that. I can't wait to see your next work.
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 on Learning Curve Episode 3 - First Time Posing Nude
I so love Amber - you are becoming an essential part of VT, and there is something so special about how you relate to the other girls.
I have to say that this series, and Holiday, have shown that we are in a new and special period of VT work. In some ways, the work that Amber, Amarna, Caroline, Tiffany, Bailer etc are doing is finally harking back to the best of the old VT. I mean, that we have a group of performers who can hold a storyline, and be amazingly natural with each other, and commit to really intense and passionate sex that is full of emotion, tenderness and passion. Of course, the style is different, but the impression of a group of performers who are close to each other and are building a trust in each other - that is what the best periods of the old VT were able to do.
Guy has done so well, and in such a short time. And the work that Amber and her friends are doing is really amazing, it cannot be underrated.
So much better than Learning Curve, where Bailey's very special look and feel was completely wasted. here she look at her best, although the relative desaturation still does not do full justice to her amazing skin tones; but the contrast between their light and dark skin tones is beautiful.
The teasing works really well, with a great transition to the sex. Bailey and Amber are a wonderful couple, completely believable and focused on each other. I was totally caught up in the play of their personalities and responses to each other. It is a bit of a balance between the teasing intro and physical side, which works here. But another 5 minutes might make it easier.
Thank you Amber and Bailey - you are so hot, I would love to see you again soon !
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 on Private Show Episode 2 - Clandestine
Amber is wonderful, I am falling love. This is playful and erotic, and works really well. I have not seen Dee before, but she definitely has an allure, and is a great subject for Amber's dominance.
I think this series is shaping up well, although it could get a bit repetitious. I know it has all been shot by now, but the setting and storyline should really change from one scene to the next. This has been a problem with earlier series, such as Art, The Studio, and even Reading - the setting and structure becomes too predictable.
Once again, way too much desaturation. Everything looks bland and soft, and it does nothing for the performers' appearance, skin tones etc. The Holiday series got it just about right, but recently I feel the line has been crossed, and the look of the images is taking away from the story and our enjoyment of the performance.
Friday, June 26th, 2015 on Gambling Episode 2 - Indulge
Disappointed with this scene - Carolina and Bailey struggled against some unfortunate direction. The opening part was very clumsily set, the girls stuck in a narrow space, and the low angle made Bailey look hugely tall, made worse be being pushed against a wall. If Bailey's dominance needed to be introduced, there could have been much better ways to suggest this.
Then when they got on the couch, the desaturated image completely ruined Bailey's amazing physique. She has a beautiful natural olive skin tone and silky skin texture, both of which were completely lost through the lack of colour and definition. So this scene lost me from the start. Carolina's role as the ingenue was well done, but I have to confess that I gave up a third the way through. I might return for another look, but I felt sad that two great performers had been so badly treated. Sorry about that.
Monday, June 22nd, 2015 on Learning Curve Episode 1 - First Time Lesbian
Loved most of this scene, Taylor really comes out in her integration with Amarna, who is awesome as ever. Maybe Taylor needs more of this kind of intimacy, sometimes she has seemed a bit detached in earlier scenes, but I loved this. The slow exploration was a delight.
But I agree with Sydney about the editing. It gets far too fussy during the sex, and commits the erotic film 'sin' of cutting away to Amarna's face as she climaxes. You really need to hold on to a whole or half-body shot as the performers build up to and experience their pleasure. Otherwise the sexual tension is completely lost. Watching an orgasm just on the face won't do, guys.
But full marks for Amarna and Taylor, thank you so much !
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 on Private Show Episode 1 - Furtive
Just to refer to comments on previous scenes, if Guy is shooting on DSLR, it will be difficult to correct the colour. I have worked with colourists in post houses who hate DSLR, because it has no colour depth and very little adjustment can be made.
Sunday, June 14th, 2015 on Goodbye My Love Episode 3 - Accede
I would never want a small thing like that to stope these women working together - heaven forbid ! Their passion and beauty shine far beyond a thing like that. It may be that 'the guys' could take some advice from an expert in post - most colour issues can be corrected these days.
Saturday, June 13th, 2015 on Goodbye My Love Episode 3 - Accede
To be a bit technical, I have noticed in this series and in Holiday that the skin tones of the slightly darker skinned actors sometimes have a yellowish tinge. Not sure why, but I would have thought it would not be difficult to correct. Just sayin'.
Friday, June 12th, 2015 on Goodbye My Love Episode 3 - Accede
Another great scene, and another excellent partnership - Leila is becoming the queen lovelorn sex, and Carolina is another great newbie - to VT at least. Guy and Rose have managed to put together a really impressive group of actors that promises great things for future series. The mix of Spanish, French and Czech/Hungarian actors is brining something new to VT - the subtlety of the French, the physical energy and 'reality' of the Spanish, and deep emotional waters of the central europeans. Ok, that's a bit of a stretch, but there is something special about how these women are interacting in these latest series.
I wonder how far the abandoned lover will have to go the next time to bring her lover back. Maybe as far as the station or airport ? Or just the bus stop .....
Agreed ! Amber's comments really put the right focus on this series - a group of girlfriends have rented a holiday home, and are enjoying some sexual freedom with only some slight pangs of jealousy.
This is Guy's best series yet - the performances from Angel, Amber and Sylvie are amazing, there is something very real but also playful about their couplings, and the sex is hotness itself. To do that in front of a camera is huge. Thank you, Amber, Angel and Sylvie !!
VT now has a core of performers who have shown that they can take a story and do great things with it. And that they love working together. If VT can keep them together over time, there could be not limit to what they could do. Lorena, Tracy, Sylvie, Amber, Angel, Apolonia, Suzy, Misha - and there are others.
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 on Holiday Scene 3 - Piquant
Oops ! Just seen Tiffany's interview. She sounds like a really interesting person, and has a healthy approach to her work.
Thursday, June 4th, 2015 on Senses Scene 3 - Sound
Amber works so well in this scene, I like her more and more, her playful side really comes out here. They make a great team, and like Angel and Leila, could be part of a longer story.
Tiffany is showing so many more sides to her personality, and sensuality. I think this is one of the longest runs of gg scenes that she has done, and she seems to be maturing as a gg actor. I used to think that her hardcore bg background made her quite hard in a way, but she showing a much gentler, more affectionate side now. It would be interesting to find out how she feels about her work for VT - an interview in the blog, perhaps ?
This is such brilliant representation of the frustrations of love being constantly denied by the real world. First off, Angel and Leila work so well together, it is one the best on screen relationships I have seen for a long time. Plus they each have a combination of a kind of ordinariness with their own particular grace and beauty, and it is fascinating to see how that combines. The sex is awesome, and this time their is no pesky cutting away at the moment of climax. Sometimes we forget how much the actors have to put into these scenes, and to Leila and Angel, than you so much ! You are both brilliant ! I hope you can work together on other Angel and Leila stories.
On the technical side, Guy mentioned a while back that he would be shooting a series on the Red camera, and I think this is it. The colours are much deeper and brighter than in his other series, which is one of the characteristics of the Red system, so more work for the art department ...
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 on Goodbye My Love Episode 2 - Expiation
Absolutely agreed - I think most people have been in this kind of situation with people they love. And perhaps their dialogue would real more, but it is not essential.
This is becoming an intriguing series - will Holiday 3 feature another of Sylvie's girlfriends ? Although the storyline is a bit odd - why did Angel quietly slip away when Amber arrived ? - I am left with the impression of Sylvie as an emotionally and sexually dominant woman, who is able to have several lovers at the same time, and who can express her sexual desires in a way that her girlfriends accept. That is a liberating idea, and could be pursued more. It begins to remind me of Unfaithful 3, where Nella's emotional and sexual distraction makes her seek out several women at the same time, while trying to sort out her love for Lisa. That is a powerful theme.
Sylvie reminds me of Malena Morgan. She has the same intense focus on her partners, and completely commits physically - when she goes down on her partners, it is all mouth and tongue from the start. She absolutely rules ! And Angel is also fantastic.
I love Amber, her chunky shape is much like Annabelle Lee - not conventionally beautiful, but very sexy. But she seems to lack some experience with gg sex, her attentions on Sylvie were enthusiastic, but a bit unfocused.
The ' faded out' look: I am sure this is a choice, either of Guy's or the DP. It looks again like DSLR, but it could be another camera system graded to look this way. And it is, technically, just as sharp as any of the work on Lesbea, but less colourful - deliberately so, I am sure. I quite like the effect in this series, it gives the womens' sensuality a kind of naturalness that does not detract from the their sex together; in some ways it enhances it. If the look is too colourful and pretty, it can take away from the physical and emotional tension.
And finally, I mentioned in a comment on Holiday 1 that cutting away from the full body shot at the moment of climax disrupts the sexual/erotic tension; that does not happen in quite the same way in this scene, but the editing at the moment of climax is still a bit fussy, and dilutes the impact.
Sunday, May 31st, 2015 on Holiday Scene 2 - Enthralling
I think this is Guy's best film for VT yet. The lead in to the story is simple but very effective -it allows Leila and Silvie to show their connection, which carries the whole film right to the end. For me, this is a very credible storyline, and Leila and Silvie's connection is at the heart of it. Leila is at her most beautiful here, playful and sexy, and the way she entices Silvie to delay her departure is so well done. And the sex is believable and real, just outstanding. This really is Silvie and Leila's film, they give it so much.
Once again, I have to support Guy's approach. The subtlety of the editing, using his little jump cuts to keep the flow going in an unobtrusive way is excellent, and his approach really gave the girls every opportunity to create a wonderful piece. I agree with fer-realz about the teamwork. Things are really pulling together.
I was not bothered about the plane/train anxieties - for me it gave a nice edge to the whole thing. It's not a plot inconsistency at all, quite the reverse. I found myself thinking that probably she is driving, and will have to work out a story to explain her late arrival. Whatever - these things happen in real life, actually ....
Sunday, May 24th, 2015 on Goodbye My Love Episode 1 - Reclamation
A good scene, more intense than I expected. Angel and Sylvie are a great pairing and produced a scene that is credible, natural and very sexy.
Juts one quibble - each time they climax, the camera is on the face, not the whole body. The same thing happened in the Senses scene. It really takes away from the intensity of what we are seeing.
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 on Holiday Scene 1 - Charming
I meant say about Misha - try to get her to do a couple of scenes with her best friend Samantha Bentley. They love to work together and could produce something stratospheric ...maybe a series ?
Sunday, May 10th, 2015 on Reading Room Scene 2 - Inference
There's no accounting for tastes, some love anal, others fine it a distraction. Anyway, these two scenes work very well, although the recurrent theme could fall a bit flat in the end. The important factor is the relationship between the women - it has to have the element of play to work.
Misha is terrific in this, as she is in all her gg scenes that I have seen. I am not sure if this was the best role for Apolonia to play, but she is so gorgeous that I would watch her in anything. I think that Guy has found his feet in these last two series - a great combination of shots, and subtle and effective editing that manages to combine the hand held, close up footage with wider shots.
Good grief, what a range of views here ! This has got to be the most supportive/critical forum in erotic film, anywhere.
Firstly, I support Guy in his approach in this series and After Hours - it's not about bad cameras or poor camerawork, it is about clear creative choices being made. If you check out his great response to my comments in the previous scene, you will see that he will be using a different camera system that will produce deeper colours, and I am really looking forward to see how he uses that.
Secondly, Sydney: we would all love to got back to the heyday of VT. This was based on Viv's bringing together over many years a group of performers, many who openly identified as bisexual, and some who were in open lesbian relationships. They were encouraged to talk about this in interviews and BTS scenes, and this sense of a woman-cenred community, originally based in Budapest, pervaded the films. When he moved his studios to Portugal, a group of models were living in the house for a number of days, which made it much easier to go beyond filming the scenes. The Return of Sandy series was based there, and many of the Sex With series. The only other site that has achieved this kind of community is ALSScan, with their Caribbean series some years back. Is there any way this could be re-created ? It looks as though this would be difficult. But Sweetheart video, since Dana Vespoli took over the directing, provides BTS scenes where the models discuss their relationships with women, and her 'so-and-so Loves Girls' series, which has produced some outstanding films. The question is, would our stars like Tracy, Lorena, Tess, Eufrat, Cindy etc want to be involved in this ? I guess if we can't go back, we have to find a way tomove forward.
Rose and Guy's response to comments is impressive, and Smielson has picked up on this: I am really encouraged to think that VT is starting to find its new direction.
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 on Imperfection Scene 2 - Privation
Not grubby at all, Gladian. It is right for VT to experiment; I would not want the same approach every time. This is well made, and is quite classy, in its own way.
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 on Imperfection Scene 2 - Privation
I am trying to understand the negativity of the previous comments: I don't find this at all 'grubby'. It is sharp and clear, and while it is in no way romantic, it does in the end deliver something interesting and very sexy - and it dares to show something that VT never did before i.e strap-ons. I was in the end very fascinated with the interplay between Tracy and Alexandra, they both seem to be very focused on the business of fucking with the strap-on, and I found myself following their experiment with great interest. Quite fascinating !
By the way, this is a great scene, Apolonia is a miracle of beauty and unexpected intensity. I love her slightly brooding, sullen look, it gives her an incredible edge.
As for the aesthetic, see my reply to Guy's kind contribution below - I really like how he uses the lack of colour in this series. But it might not work in something more romantic.
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 on Imperfection Scene 1 - Inutility
Thank you so much for replying ! It is really great to have this kind of communication. You know, I have a bit of a prejudice against DSLR, because often it is used badly and the results can be terrible. But I really appreciate that you are using it in the best way possible, and I really like the way you have used it so far in this series, and in the previous one. It gives a harder edge, and the desaturation allows us to focus on the physical aspect in a different way. I wrote before how it seems to suite Lorena in her new, harder personality, and it also suits Apolonia very well, providing a contrast between her superficial youthful beauty and the intense way she interacts with her partners. But I thought that this 'look' did not work well with Suzie Carina: she has quite an ethereal look, and her personality comes across better with fuller colour and more complex textures. I think that Kari would be the same. And I imagine that Blue Angel would work very well with the DSLR style.
Anyway, I am really looking forward to seeing your with the Red camera, you can do so much with the colour and texture with that system - the depth that it has is quite awesome.
Just a thought on the lighting aspect, prompted by the many comments about the quality of the image. I mentioned in the last piece about Guy seeming to prefer to work with DSLR i.e Canon 5D or similar. This system can make skin look pasty, even a bit flabby, because of its particular codec. This is particularly noticeable when scenes are shot with 'flat' lighting. I spotted that Guy mentioned in the VT blog that he saw that Alis was shooting a scene on Red Epic, which gives much stronger, deeper colours, and is kinder on the skin. My guess is that Guy prefers the flatness of DSLR, maybe it looks more 'real', and it might also be lighter and therefore more manoeuvrable . But if I had the choice of shooting on Red epic or DSLR, I know which one I would choose.
Sorry if this is a bit technical, but these things do have an impact on what we see. I made this comment a few times in the last couple of years of the old VT, when the image quality was suffering. But my feeling is that Guy is shooting this way out of a creative preference.
Monday, April 27th, 2015 on Imperfection Scene 1 - Inutility
This really very hot - I think that Guy is taking Lorena to another level. His approach is more hardcore, and Lorena seems to be owning in. And Misha - what can I say ? She is hotness personified, and although she mainly does hardcore bg, her gg scenes have always been terrific. This is a perfect pairing, and it would be great to see them develop a longer storyline. Please bring Misha back, she needs to work with Tracy, Amarna, Eufrat etc. And please bring back Alyssa - I think she would like to work with Guy.
Guys style is a lot harder than much of VT's previous work, but I am warming to it, especially when you have performers like these. He seems to be shooting on DSLR, which creates a more monochrome effect, and is also harder on the skin tones and textures. And he either is not interested in the design side, or deliberately keeps it simple - probably the latter. If you want something gentler, softer, my guess it will take another director. Cue for my standard request for Jo - please ! And there is no reason why Alis or the other SexArt directors can't come back at times.
To be really revolutionary/evolutionary, why not bring Dana Vespoli over ? I would love to see her work with the European models, particularly if she mixed it up with European and North American performers.
Saturday, April 25th, 2015 on After Hours Scene 4 - Dusk
Apolonia is so beautiful, and her relative (apparent) youth does not hold her back. It is interesting to see Lorena in the older woman role, although not necessarily by much; I loved the conversation in Spanish at the start, and would have wished for a bit more during their lovemaking. But their relationship is convincing, and held me throughout. But why the sudden ending ? Is that a download problem ?
Guys shooting style is to use handheld all the way through, thus far. Sometimes that has resulted in repetitive shots, but here I think it works well. I like the jump cuts, they work well and keep the flow going without being jarring.
Apolonia - wow ! . I could watch her forever, and Lorena as always is serious about the sex while retaining some her lightness. She is developing in a very interesting way, and i really look forward to her work in the future. Rose, Guy she must become an integral part of VT, we - and you - need her wonderful spirit.
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 on After Hours Scene 3 - Eclipse
This series is proving to be equal to the long reputation of the best of VT. Lorena is incredibly dynamic as usual, but with a touch of maturity that is incredibly attractive, and Anna Siline is the silkiest, sexiest woman around. The French definitely have something special. I love that they spoke to each other in their own languages - that is so much better than not saying anything, or speaking in bad english.
The best erotic sites have the best performers - as simple as that. Not that you should not bring in the newer girls, but they need to get experience from the best.
The discussion about episodes is interesting. I think it can go both ways i.e. separate little satires with a loose connection between them, or clearer storylines. Both have their place.
Yes, bring back Eve, Zafira, Cindy etc. - they are all still working on DDF; even Peaches and Blue Angel. But also Samantha Bentley, Shyla, Bree etc from time to time, as tourists, exchange students, business women etc.
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 on After Hours Scene 2 - Opacity
Finally, Lorena back on VT - please keep her busy here, she has always been one of the best. And with Tracy, now we are really going somewhere. Lorena contributes so much, VT needs to hold on to her. Did I see on DDF that Peaches has done a couple of scenes recently ? mmm .........
Friday, April 17th, 2015 on After Hours Scene 1 - Caliginosity
woowoody, for bisexual or lesbian women, it is the initial attraction to another woman that brings them to have sex with each other, for heaven's sake ! If a woman prefers to have sex with another woman, a cock attached to a man is not going to do the business. Also, in their lovemaking, they will probably move from one kind of arousal to another. Women who like sex with other women often say that they will have several orgasms from different kinds of stimulation - it's not an either or thing.
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 on Pedagogue
Sylvie is still one of the best - her quiet trance-like state is always incredibly erotic. And Jasmine is a great partner. I like the quiet concentration, almost lazy focus with just some deep breathing. OK, we might not like the toys, but I am sure that a lot of women do, and the move to anal at the end is quite delicious. I think this is the best of the series.
I agree - this is pleasantly uncomplicated, and Cassye and Roxannne seem to be enjoying themselves, and each other's bodies. Which are wonderfully fit and firm, by the way, to die for. Some of the more established 'stars' in this series seem to have defaulted a bit to the old "writhing and moaning' school of european erotica. I would love to see each of these girls with someone like Tracy, Tess or Eufrat to really bring out the passion.
Friday, April 3rd, 2015 on Preceptor
There is such a lot of amazing material. My all-time favourites are Unfaithful 3, The Art of Kissing 3 (the scene with Nella and Jo is outstanding, but Ariel and Sylvia are also amazing), Most Subscribed (Peaches at her best), and Shades of Blue (Blue Angel's pick of the girls). But there is so much more.
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 on Sage
In spite of the old-fashioned style (lots of moaning and rolling eyes) these women are so pretty - Madison Parker is unbelievably cute, would love to see her more often.
More ideas for the future of VT:
1. the mix of mature and youthful. You are right, Rose, Suzie Carina has surprised with her recent leading roles, in the right kind of film.
2. bring in some north american performers: Alyssa Reece and Sinn Sage have worked really well in european films. Why not Georgia Jones and Shyla Jennings ? I think Georgia particularly would love to work with Tracy Lindsay, Eufrat etc. A 'Georgia Loves Girls' set in Europe would be earth shattering.
3. A return to elements of BTS - I have recently looked at the Lesbea spin-off Girlfriends, and the scenes with Tracy and Eufrat are amazing, informal and utterly sexy. Maybe some interviews - it would be good to learn more about some of the newer girls.
So, I have committed to another year, in the hope that imagination and high quality will be developed and sustained.
I would watch Cindy and Sylvia in almost anything, and while this is not perfect, it is very pleasing. But if you look back to the Gina and Peaches Harem, Dreamgirl Fantasy, and Sweetass Peaches series, you get films that are a lot sexier, and fun too. But I am happy to see this series through.
Two things - I agree that VT suffered from some poor production and storylines in the last couple of years before the takeover, so moving to MetArt opened up new possibilities. Some of the new series have been good - Lady, Gym, Messages I & II, for instance - and many have been well put together filmically in the SexArt style, but have lacked passion. But we are still waiting for something g distinctive to emerge - I am far from convinced by Sblattero;s work. Viv was able to encourage the performers to develop their own personalities that shone through in all their work, whatever the storyline. And more of the original team could be brought back to work with the younger generation of performers. Zafyra, Eve Angel, Cindy Hope, Tess, Lorena, Suzanna etc are still working, mainly on sites like DDF and Lesbea, so why not bring them back ?
Also, why no female directors ? Jo has done nothing since idreamofjo stopped producing, and her work has always been fantastic, whether on VT or her own site. Sandra Shine has also been directing, and Lorena did some good work on SexArt. And if Peaches and Gina want to do more, i would love to see it.
Anyway, I will persevere, and live in hope that a new, authentic VT spirit can be found.
Monday, March 30th, 2015 on Vanguard
This is very much a throwback to even pre-Viv Thomas times. It is stylish and a bit cheeky, but no more than that. Peaches and Gina's other series were much more authentic and interesting. But let's see how the other films go.
Sunday, March 29th, 2015 on Usher
I tend to agree with Soccer: the films are well made, and the new girls are really cute and perform quite well. But there is a lack of real passion in many of the scenes. Maybe the camera work is too fussy - too many camera positions and thus stopping and starting during the filming. Everything is very beautiful, but often lacks some kind of sensual dynamic. It might help to bring in some of the more mature performers, like tracy, eve angel, zafira, cindy hope, suzy, sandra etc, who can provide more of a lead. Where are Lorena, Tess etc ?
Don't get me wrong - the 'new' girls are great, particularly Sindy Black, Timea, and others.
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 on Dominance Scene 3 - Vigor
Once again, there is more communication between Crystal and Eva than in most series, which makes the erotic elements more effective. Lessons to be learned here, I think. Love Eva !
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Dominance Scene 2 - Duress
I enjoyed the opening choreography, but this is not really a 'domme' scene - thankfully, because it is not something that I enjoy. In fact, the domme element means more communication between the performers than usually in recent series, which means more erotic tension. Jessica Manole is hot - please can we have more of her ?
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Dominance Scene 1 - Ascendancy
This is the best of the series - there is real empathy between Sindy and Rosaline, and Sindy seems to really enjoy eating pussy.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Selkes Stories Scene 3
My 1st look at VT content for over 5 months - very intrigued to see what has developed.
Very pleased to see Kari take on a leading role. Such beauty and poise, and mystery too. The strong design element reminds me of earlier VT series, such as Prim and Improper, and the many stocking and shoes series. The intrigue comes from not knowing where Kari's young partners come from. The first two could be servants, or even escorts. The others are more likely to be friends - or not. The restraint is intriguing and sometimes the pace flags a little, but overall this does not disappoint, perhaps surprisingly.
Roxy is fabulous, and Rosaline Rose connects well. But Kari is superb, endlessly beautiful and intriguing.
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 on Lady Scene 4 - Contessa
I have very mixed feelings about this. The structure seemed to be clumsy - we are advised of the betrayal in the opening dialogue, then Eileen goes to the house, which is followed by around 5 minutes of sex between Sylvie and Alexis, then Eileen discovers the betrayal, followed by another 5 minutes of sex before we see her again, and she leaves. It means that the tension around Eileen's discovery of the betrayal loses its force, and also demands a level of acting skill which is hard to achieve.
I found the masking of Alexis was very clumsy - it made the sex very one-sided, and prevented any kind of emotional interaction between them. If we are dealing with betrayal and all the emotions that brings with it, we need to understand something about why that happens, from both sides. The very best films dealing with jealousy and betrayal show the emotions and desires on both sides. Unfaithful 3 and the two Passion stories from Jo on idreamofjo are fantastic examples of this, where the story is seen from more than one point of view, and the emotional impact for everyone involved is explored. We need to be able to fall in love a little with all the key characters, and this has not happened in this series.
On the plus side, the energy and directness of the sex has been admirable, and Eileen carries the story very well.
Technical/creative note: it looks as though this has been shot on DSLR, which results in poor colour tones: this particularly affects the skin tones, which in this scene and others does not do the performers justice, producing a flatness which can be quite ugly. There are so many other camera systems available now that provide much better colour and texture. Apologies for being techy, but it does make a difference to the creative results.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 on The Circle Scene 4
Jo should certainly be on the team - her recent films have been excellent, and she clearly has a relationship with the performers which produces exceptional results.
Can't comment on how women get each other off - I am sure that there are many different ways, and if that includes work from both parties, that's fine by me. I don't think it makes the lovemaking any less authentic.
Eileen sets up the scene by describing how her true love - Sylvie - made love to 'her body, her mind and her heart'. I was expecting some kind of introduction that showed Sylvie's intensity of love for Eileen, but the scene starts quite quickly with Eileen clearly the dominant partner. Sylvie has no chance to show how she feels about Eileen, and the scene continues with Eileen firmly in charge. On the plus side, having Eileen in the dominant role in this series is a big plus, as she has tended to be a bit more on the submissive side in much of her earlier work - or at least not so demonstratively in the lead.
Having said that, there is plenty to like and admire in their relationship, and it seemed to be an authentic expression of desire with quite a lot of intensity. Love the urgency and familiarity of their conversation during the sex, and again, it would have been good to have some inkling of what they were saying in subtitles. Eileen telling the story of her relationships works well.
Saturday, October 25th, 2014 on The Circle Scene 3
Hey, don't be snooty ! Film is film, whatever the genre. And I doubt that Hayley13 is a student - I am sure that many of the VT (and Sexart) fans have experience of actual filmmaking .... Just sayin'. I guess it's a matter of what makes us each tick, and for some the credibility of the storyline does matter; not always, but more often than not.
Friday, October 24th, 2014 on The Circle Scene 2
Apart from the caveats expressed above about Eileen's obvious maturity, this is an enjoyable scene, and Naomi is very cute and sexy. The love-making was quite extended, and did not seem to lead to clear climaxes, so it lost momentum at several points. I think that Eileen and Naomi carried the scene largely through their very engaging personalities, rather than through the overall rhythm of the scene.
Their quiet conversations are enjoyable and add to the atmosphere, and at least some sub-titling would have made this even better. We don't need much, just the occasional phrase to indicate what is being said.
The extreme close-ups. I think Haley13 mentioned this before: I find them sometimes distracting, interrupting the flow, and there is a fine line between gynaecology and eroticism - sometimes the close-ups become more of the former than the latter.
I agree with Hayley13. Plus the sex is super-complicated for a first time experience with another woman ......
I didn't notice any accelerated frame rate - maybe a problem in the download ? And I don't think either Eileen or Alexis have poor dental health - this is more to do with the very brown colour grading, and maybe lack of contrast, I think.
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 on The Circle Scene 1
It's great to see Eileen here again - one of the quiet performers who always delivers. So - The Circle harks back to La Ronde ? In which case, the series has a built in structure. One of the partners in the first pair finds another lover, and starts a chain of dalliances that comes back full circle. I liked the energy in this scene, and the playfulness between the two that suggests an established relationship. The sex was hot, although Eileen seemed to give more than she received.But some kind of introduction would have been better, not necessarily of all the characters, but at least to ground the first pairing more.
Big close ups - not sure if they work. If the lips are separated from the eyes, you lose the sense of purpose and intensity. And the colour grading in this scene does not help, the overall brown hue creates pallid, tacky skin tones that look a bit unattractive in close up. Something warmer would have been better.
Tess is one of the best - always focused on the getting the best sex for herself and her partner. She has a directness and honesty that says so much about her character. And the connection between her and Chelsy is very good. I like the little conversations between the girls in this series - it'a always better to let them speak Hungarian/Czeck with subtitles, you get a much better idea of how they feel.
My only regret ? That we did not have a scene with Tess and Timea. That would have been dynamite, so please, bear this in mind.
Sunday, October 19th, 2014 on Hen Party Scene 4
Overall a good scene. Timea is so blatantly flirtatious, it is refreshing to see a woman who is unafraid to use her looks and sexiness to encourage other women to make love to her; and she is really prepared to do the work when she is giving her attention to the other woman. I agree that Eveline could be a bit more emphatic with her love making; and in comparison with Tess, I think that Tess at the moment wins hands down: she is always completely committed to her partners, and has a wonderful focus and strong sensuality.
One other point: they both do a lot of tongue flicking when kissing in this scene. Is this part of Hungarian and Czech sexual culture ? It used to be very much part of the bad old days of central european 'lesbian' erotica, along with lots of gyrating and false moaning, and on the whole has not been part of either VivThomas or SexArt traditions.
Thursday, October 16th, 2014 on Hen Party Scene 3
It does look as though it has gone from the archive. that is such a pity. Apart from the iconic series like Unfaithful, Art of Kissing etc etc, these more informal series were very special to VivThomas, and really should be preserved.
Such a great start to this new (ad)venture ! Wonderful to see Tess again, she has such passion and focus, and can act as well. Although the seduction started rather abruptly, Tess and Eveline are dynamite together, and the scene as a whole was absolutely enthralling.
This shows signs of being a great ensemble piece, absolutely in the traditions of the best of VT. Although only Tess has been a regular on VT, the others also look to be able to act as well as be incredibly sexy. The conversations were relevant and well handled - I particularly liked the little discussion discussion between Tess and Eveline as they out on their clothes again. They both handled it so well.
Monday, October 13th, 2014 on Hen Party Scene 1
OK, the last scene is not really connected to the others. This series is wonderfully well shot, and each performer works very well. But I still think that it lacks an emotional heart. More connection and interplay between the 'girls' would have helped, and a bigger role for Suzie also.
Sunday, October 12th, 2014 on Domestic Desire Scene 4
Yes, obviously not part of the main series. Very sexy, and both women do an awesome job. Suzie is so amazing - her physique is extraordinary, and she seems to enjoy her role as the more mature partner these days. Lucy is voluptuous cuddliness to the max, and I Iove the way they communicate.
Sunday, October 12th, 2014 on Quest
I understand that, but I still think that opportunities have been missed to develop the characters more, particularly the 'girls' - but I will hold my breath until the last scene.
Friday, October 10th, 2014 on Domestic Desire Scene 4
I am beginning to feel that this series is strangely heartless - Suzie's callous rejection of her would-be lover is quite shocking, and if this continues into the final scene, I wonder what we will be left with ? The performances are excellent, the women are beautiful and sexy, and Suzie is amazing in every way - but there have been many opportunities to introduce themes of love, jealousy, revenge, betrayal etc which have not been taken. I hope the final scene will bring some kind of redemption.
Thursday, October 9th, 2014 on Domestic Desire Scene 4
I know what you mean - I guess this not a film that goes deeply into the relationships.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 on Domestic Desire Scene 3
She looks quite like Mya Diamond, the same eastern look although not as marked as Mya - and a body to die for.
Not seriously suggesting they didn't want to get wet. But I was reminded of a scene that Jo shot for ideamofjo, where they were both on the edge of a pool, and the camera never shot from that side. Anyway, I guess I was just trying to say that I thought the camera positions were a bit restricted at the start - it got better later on.
Monday, October 6th, 2014 on Domestic Desire Scene 2
It was good to see Lucy in a more active role - she tends to be cast as the submissive. She looks particularly gorgeous in this scene, and her curvaceous assets look amazing. Candy relates very well with her, and the balance between the two is great; they manage to create an air of complicity which gives the scene a nice edge. Looking forward to seeing both of them again.
Some of fee-realz' comments about camera angles etc probably arise from the fact that Candy was stuck in the pond for much of the time, and the camera crew appeared not to want to get in the water with her, which removed a 90 - 180 degree arc from the equation. This contributed to some awkwardness and lack of fluidity in the first half of the scene, and they had to reposition when Candy came out of the water, all of which made it feel slightly less spontaneous.
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 on Domestic Desire Scene 2
The scene between Jo and Nella is also incredible - one of the best VT scenes ever.
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 on Domestic Desire Scene 1
Ahhh ! Suzie Carina, my all time favourite performer. Such beauty, grace and .... I was going to say submissiveness, but at last we see her in the dom role. She is truly wonderfully beautiful and sexy, and like many of the original VT tribe, is maturing magnificently. Paula is also gorgeous, and they work well together. I have to say that sex on the bonnet of a car is not my favourite, but they handled it well, and when they meet again in the last scene, I hope they have more comfortable surroundings.
I first came across Suzie in The Art of Kissing 3 with none other than the blessed Ariel herself - a bewitching scene with the wonderfully slow build up that VT was so good at. She was full of mischief, with a real twinkle in her eye, while Ariel kept her focus on the business in hand i.e. get me off properly !
Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Friday, October 3rd, 2014 on Domestic Desire Scene 1
This looks to me to be the start of a new series (which it is, after all) rather than a continuation of the last. Aiko emerges here as a performer with an edge of steel - she reminds me so much of Malena Morgan, even physically, with her dominant, quite selfish personality, and erotic charge. Stacy is so charming and obedient, and clearly has a big future as the object of desire. An excellent scene that opens up many possibilities. The sex is very 'real' in the sense that the orgasms have to be worked for, which evens out the power relationship between them, and is also very sexy.
This is firmly in the traditions of VivThomas - Club Pink Velvet is the best recent example - where the power/sex relationship between client and 'servant' can explored in many ways. I look forward to the rest of the series.
And I agree with Beesting - Zafira, Cindy, Eve, Nicole, Lorena, Blue and the rest of the VivThomas 'gang' - I hope we see them again, as well as Alyssa and the Brit girls - Lexi, Samantha and Natalia. It would be a real plus to have the best of the N American performers from time to time. Not just Prinzess, but Dani, Brea (please !!), Bree etc.
Good work !
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 on Cocktail
So now we know why Tracy did not join in with Stacy and Daniella in scene 3 - she had it all worked out, Daniella was her 'pimp' (not meaning that crudely), to bring a fresh young woman into her lair (apologies for mixing metaphors). The transition was handled wonderfully - Daniella gets dressed and leaves, with Stacy beginning to realise that the main dish was already on the table - her ! A great scene in which Stacy shines as the awakening ingenue who finally works out what the game is about, and how she can gain pleasure from that. Tracy's orgasm was immense as usual - she always makes sure that she gets complete satisfaction in her scenes
In the end, this series came to an intriguing and satisfying conclusion. I am still not sure about the earlier scenes, particularly Tracy and Aiko - where does Aiko fit in in all of this ?
Tracy shows that she can carry a whole story, and as fer-realz says, this should be the starting point for an overarching series based on Tracy and her girlfriends, but that would need elevating some other performers into leading roles.
Monday, September 29th, 2014 on Sexpresso Scene 4
I think one way forward would be to start to put together a group of key performers who can over time develop a kind of erotic and emotional community that the fans can identify with. Also, I would be the first to acknowledge that over the last two years or so, the VivThomas output was very variable, with some serious quality issues in some of the series, and rather crude attempts at story telling. The MetArt input is bound to improve those aspects, so it is probably a matter of how to develop themes that can involve people emotionally.
Sunday, September 28th, 2014 on Sexpresso Scene 3
Alis and Arel had to courage to give this scene the length it needed to be a convincing story of seduction, which allows both Daniella and Stacy to play a full role in its development. Tracy's role is more than enigmatic, and the moment when she resumes drinking her coffee as Daniella starts to climax must have been a deliberate message that she is ultimately in control. In that sense, I don't think it is premature, but emphasises that she has set this encounter up, and is interested as much in her power as in sexual gratification. In that sense, I agree with Hayley13 that this scene has a stronger underlying storyline than scenes 1 & 2 - perhaps it even gives them more legitimacy.
On the question of adapting or not to the traditions of VivThomas: I am coming to the conclusion that it would be almost impossible to continue these traditions in any straightforward way. As I put forward in my comments on scene 2, VivThomas relied heavily on the creation of a community of performers who consciously articulated themes around lesbian and bisexual desire. Some of them were in relationships together - Peaches & Gine B, Jo & Eve Angel, and others developed long-term onscreen relationships., such as Lisa and Nella. The creative style of directors like Alis is very distinctive and does not thus far encompass this kind of long-term input from performers. This series may be exploring the potential for a strong performer like Tracy to start taking on that kind of role, and it would be possible to begin to build up a new community of performers. And there are still some of the performers who were part of the VivThomas community around - Zafira, Eve Angel, Nicole Smith, maybe Blue Angel, although I think she has finally retired, and of course Jo, although her focus on idreamofjo may limit her work as a performer here (her first directing efforts for VivThomas have been excellent) .
I guess what I am trying to say is that for VivThomasd to remain a distinctive site from SexArt, there needs to be a clearer idea about how that is going to work: that hasn't been articulated yet, and it would be good to hear from the MetArt community what their thinking is.
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 on Sexpresso Scene 3
Agree with fee-realz - while Tracy set the scene up beautifully, the potential passion was never fully realised - again, SexArt rather than VivThomas. The fairly elaborate direction, beautiful mise en scene etc could not compensate for a lack of connection between the two. I think that Tracy comes across best when she is paired with someone with more sexual energy. This scene needed more expresso, me thinks. Not sure how the coffee theme is really going to contribute to the series !
The underlying traditions of Viv Thomas focused on the erotic enjoyment between the performers: this was enhanced and and built upon because of the outstanding group of women who worked together over the years , and who developed and promoted a kind of lesbian/bisexual culture. In other words, it was as much about the personalities of the performers as the direction - indeed, probably more so. The beauty of series like Unfaithful and the Art of Kissing was reinforced by more confessional series like Return of Sandy and Home movies, and the series based on individual perfumers like Shades of Blue, Sex with Peaches etc. idreamofjo has managed to build on this in a remarkable way, through the individual creativity of Jo herself, supported by close creative partners like Gergo and Voros on camera and editing.
I know this can't now be easily recreated, but a stronger underlying theme would help. SexArt has always been good at the 'little stories', and a bit more of that would help here. Still, I await the remaining scenes with anticipation.
Friday, September 26th, 2014 on Sexpresso Scene 2
This is the first test of how MetArt will be approaching films produced under the VivThomas brand. My first impressions are that this is more SexArt than Viv Thomas, almost inevitably, I think. On the whole, VivThomas relied more on the chemistry and interaction between the performers: the films were generally less 'directed. This meant that sometimes they did not work well, but they could also be exhilarating and exciting.
This film is as carefully constructed as we have come to expect from Alis, and both Aiko (who is sensational) and Tracy work very well. It starts very well, but we begin to lose the sense of excitement and exploration after a while. It remains to be seen how the series overall works out - giving Tracy the lead role throughout is a great idea, and she is well able to carry that responsibility.
Thursday, September 25th, 2014 on Sexpresso Scene 1
In the end this worked fine, but these kitchen seduction scenes are often quite awkward, with the high counters and lack of space. This took a while get going,, and Cindy on Blue was great, but I agree with fer-realz that Blue on Cindy looked uncomfortable.
i am not sure why directors like the kitchen locations so much - a;most any other location would be better.
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 on Fantasy Encounters Scene 2
Great to see Sinn with Zafira - I wish more of the American girls would come over - Alyssa has paved the way.
Great scene, and focus between Simn and Zafira. My only quibble is the editing around Zafira's orgasm - it was very compreised, very little build up, and too much intercutting between her face and Sinn eating her. But overall, an excellent scene. Please get Sinn back to work with our other vivthomas favourites.
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 on Fantasy Encounters Scene 3
Love the leather ! I think this is Alyssa and Eve's first scene together ? Awesome, anyway. Two of the absolute queens of lesbian erotica getting it on. There were moments when the costume got in the way, but in a way it added to the fun. Love the way Eve attacks Alyssa' clit right from the start. Humungus.
Friday, September 12th, 2014 on Fantasy Encounters Scene 1
Very hot , with twists and turns as they explore each other. This is possibly the ultimate pairing, Cindy and Blue could not get much better. In the early parts, sometimes the very high contrast lighting obscures some of the details, but on the whole it works well.
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 on Agents Under Covers Scene 3
Terrific ! Blue's new curves are absolutely sensational and wildly sexy - where did she get them from ? Leaving aside the ins and outs of the story, which already have me confused, this is top 10 erotic filmmaking, and a very successful if unexpected pairing between Blue and Viktoria. So many levels of intrigue, tension, attraction and release.
Saturday, September 6th, 2014 on Agents Under Covers Scene 2
Mira Sunset is very sensual and sexy, and Jo proves again that she knows exactly how to create sexual intensity. Never mind the story, enjoy the physicality.
Friday, September 5th, 2014 on Agents Under Covers Scene 1
Absolutely agree about Allyssa - she is one of those performers who has a devoted following because of the simplicity and directness of her spirit, and the 'seriousness' of her approach to sex with other women. This pairing with Zafira is to die for, and is very welcome.
I'm afraid I have to mark it down because of some clumsy camerawork - mid-shots with Zafira's knee obscuring Alyssa's mouth and fingers, meandering close-ups that don't go anywhere etc. Plus the lighting is too hard and frontal.
In spite of that, it is a greats scene, and I love that Alyssa has been working more with the best of the European women - I hope theft will be more to come, she has a very European spirit.
Sunday, August 31st, 2014 on Provocative Moods Scene 4
Cindy is wonderful as usual, and always manages to heat things up. Subil is very sexy, but a little restrained here until Cindy got her going. By the end they were both clearly into each other. Perhaps more close ups would have helped - the shooting was very conventional and didn't seem to invite the viewer to come into the scene.
Thursday, August 28th, 2014 on Provocative Moods Scene 3
This is a classical erotic work - classically filmed in order to best frame the goddess of erotic lesbian film. Eve, in her maturity, is still so beautiful and sensual. Like Zafira and Cindy, she has become almost timeless, and there is a wonderful depth to her performances. I think that any lesbian or bisexual woman would think that they have achieved their life's dream to work with her.
Tracy is so charming and enthusiastic, and works on Eve tirelessly. Which means that it is disappointing that she was given so little time for her own enjoyment at the end. But this is a great pairing, and hopefully we will see more of Tracy soon.
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 on Provocative Moods Scene 2
An apology is in order - looking at this scene again, it is very powerful, and Blue and Whitney are really good together. I also completely misunderstood the ending, which is explained in the final scene. Storyline still creaky, but the the girls are amazing.
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 on Female Expose Scene 4
I love the ever-so-slightly fuller figured Blue Angel, incredibly sensual and sexy. And this must be one one of her first scenes with Eileen, who is a (possibly underrated) star of quiet passion and sexiness. Their experiment with the dildo was quite funny but also very sexy because of what had gone before. Thank you Blue and Eileen !
Just hated the opening music .... if it had to be 80s, a bit of Peter Gabriel might have been better.
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 on Provocative Moods Scene 1
nicely done - the strength of this series has been the pairings, and the connection between the performers. Whitney is great, and should appear on vivthomas. And Eileen is one of my favourites, always committed, thoughtful and very sexy.
So, a good ending to a series that I found frustrating at times, but I am sure that lots of people enjoyed it all. Just one question - what happened to Alyssa ? It was great to have her finally on vivthomas, and I was hoping to see her again in this series. Please bring her back to vivthomas !
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 on Female Expose scene 5
I don't mean to cause any offence, but my disappointment is genuine. This could have been an intriguing exploration into tensions between different couples in an apartment block, with some kind of sinister edge, but the motivation for Cindy's spying and aggression comes from nowhere, and the use of the spying camera is perplexing. This scene doesn't seem to relate at all to scenes 1 & 2 - why have Blue and Whitney hooked up suddenly ? And why have the tension breaker at the end ? I may be taking the whole thing way too seriously, but the first two scenes established something between the couples that had some real meaning, and it is hard to accept that that should be completely abandoned from one scene to the next. There have been similar problems with plotting in other series - The Hotel comes to mind particularly - where abrupt changes in direction are poorly conceived and executed. Just saying.
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 on Female Expose Scene 4
Confusion reigns across this series. After two great scenes, nos. 3 and 4 have lurched into a poorly-conceived and unconvincing thriller/horror theme. Using the flash/stills camera effect at the moments of climax in this scene was really irritating and took us nowhere.
Blue and Whitney worked hard to create some kind of credibility, but I really wonder who wrote the script and who directed it. Sorry for this rant, but if you are going to get into the S&M and thriller route, it has to be done well. Getting Blue Angel back into gg filming is wonderful, but she is pretty much wasted here. Sorry.
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 on Female Expose Scene 4
Oh yes, the magic camera again, but this time with the menacing 'hooded lady' - where will this end ???
Saturday, August 16th, 2014 on Female Expose - Scene 2
Alyssa has been around for 10 years or so, and has done some great work, but also at times worked with some rather scrappy sites. Her big breakout for me were her scenes with Jo in 2012/13, but she has also worked for Sweetheart, GFF, Lesbea, and Sex-Art, and a niche 'femme' site - femme-life.com.
Finally, the pairing that the world has been waiting for, and it doesn't disappoint. Love the lightheartedness - given the status that they both hold in the erotic industry, it could have been a bit heavy, but they lightened things up wonderfully. And yes, half way through I was thinking, please give us another orgasm each, this is too good to waste, and lo and behold, our prayers are answered.
Blue continues to give her all, and I must say that she seems to have rounded out a bit, which is very sexy. Alyssa continues to develop more and more depth - the last two years have seen her really find her place with some amazing partners, after several of years of up and down performances (mainly the fault of bad directing).
Thank you, VT team, and particularly Blue and Alyssa - we love you ! And would like some more, please .....
Friday, August 15th, 2014 on Female Expose - Scene 2
A great start to the series. Whitney and Eileen are great together, and Eileen completely captivates as usual. There is a real relationship being acted out between these two, and the sensuality permeates the whole room. Terrific !
Not sure about the camera business - does it capture images by magic ?
Friday, August 15th, 2014 on Female Expose - Scene 1
A beautiful partnership - Judy Smile is one of my all-time favourites. Talk about still waters running deep ! And Alexis is always so responsive to her partners.
Sunday, August 10th, 2014 on A Soft Introduction
Great to see Nicole again - where has she been ? Viktoria has a strong personality that at times is not particularly sensual, but Jo has managed to find her softer side, and again the slow quiet build works very well. Not an obvious partnership, but it works well here.
Finally some credits ! Delighted to see Gregor back on camera - his long period of collaboration with Jo on idreamofjo really shows here. On the whole the settings, lighting and framings are absolutely right; he obviously has a deep understanding of what Jo is looking for.
Jo's work on this series has been wonderful. She has played to her strengths, and her influence is absolutely clear to see in the overall storyline, her insistence on slow, intense build ups, and on the sensual details of the lovemaking. And a spot of humour here and there. This is a really distinctive piece that does her credit.
Sunday, August 10th, 2014 on Discreet Service Scene 5
This scene is quite light-hearted, and lacks the sensual intensity of the others. Vanda Lust is very attractive and has good energy, so it was enjoyable to watch, although not particularly memorable
Saturday, August 9th, 2014 on Discreet Service Scene 4
This is becoming an outstanding series - back to VivThomas at its best. Jo's focus on slowly building sensuality, the detail of erotic relationships, shows that her work as director is maturing fast. I love the quiet build up throughout this scene. We imagine that Foxy Di is an innocent at large, but we soon discover that she is an active partner in her seduction (Jo's premises must be getting a reputation ...) Cindy is amazing as usual, and Foxy Di is unutterably charming and demurely sexy, and I hope we see her again. A great partnership.
Just one point - we don't get the credits until the end of the series, a VT habit that can be frustrating . Please tell us who is working on each scene as it comes up. The camerawork here is excellent, and absolutely fits Jo's intentions - this is a partnership that really works. The editing too. And let's not forget the sound - a scene that is as subtle as this in audio terms shows the hand of creative experience.
Thursday, August 7th, 2014 on Discreet Service Scene 3
So great to see Eve and Cindy together. This series is everything that lesbian erotic film should be - great chemistry, sensuality, and long slow build up to orgasm. The held shot as Eve climaxes is magical - that's how it should always be, as Jo knows so well. In a way, these are fantasy scenes, but based in sensual realities.
The quietness and concentration is exemplary, no need for screaming and writhing around. Magical moments.
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 on Discreet Service Scene 2
This is a great start, and contrasts with the mediocrity of the previous series. A simple set up that works well gets us going, and from there on we have a classic Jo focus on the specifics of the erotic. Wonderfully slow build up to Athina's climax, and much loving attention to close ups of fingers. clitoris, lips etc. Great atmosphere, no unnecessary vocalising.
Interested to see that the scenes might have been issued before - I have not seen them anywhere else.
Monday, August 4th, 2014 on Discreet Service Scene 1
I was disappointed by this series. The girls are terrific, and did their best, but the storyline was a bit clunky, the camerawork was uninspired, and the settings were so unadorned as to stifle much of the erotic content. Interesting to note that there are no director credits at the end of the series, which suggests a lack of a clear creative vision.
Just a little bit of art direction can make a huge difference - the bedrooms looked the same (perhaps they were ? it was not clear), the office space looked like a college classroom (perhaps it was ), and the shot selection included too many very wide shots, very few meaningful close ups etc etc.
And the antipodean voice over - why couldn't the girls do this ? the flat tones of the speaker worked against the european feel of the piece -and the VO was actually not really relevant.
But the girls are great, and I would love to see them again in a more inspired series.
Monday, August 4th, 2014 on Maid to Seduce Scene 5
Sorry - misread the beginning of the scene. This definitely is Eufrat and Tess, thank goodness.
Thursday, July 31st, 2014 on Maid to Seduce Scene 1
This is neither Eufrat nor Tess - complete confusion ! It looks as though Scene 2 maybe mis-labelled as well.
Still mis-labelled , I think
Thursday, July 31st, 2014 on Maid to Seduce Scene 5
Great to see Dorothy Black again. The pairing is very well done, combining very sexy maturity with youthful playfulness. Well done.
Friday, May 30th, 2014 on Breast Friends
The storytelling is incredibly clunky - extended sequences of pretty women dancing around the countryside tell us exactly nothing. Whitney checks into the hotel in a perfunctory manner, and the next thing we know is she and Lorena are holding hands and skipping around the grounds, then having sex. Lorena and Whitney are excellent actors as well as erotic performers - they are wasted here. No sense of Lorena being tempted or seduced, of tension between her love of Demi and the newcomer. The bedroom scene is poorly shot ......
Sunday, April 6th, 2014 on whimsical Affair
Demi and Lorena are great, but the camerawork is mediocre, and this first scene does not really set up any story. They could be anyone, anywhere.
Sunday, April 6th, 2014 on devoted
This series looks as though it will fulfil its promise - a great idea to concentrate on one relationship between two of the most committed gg performers. Suzie is looking wonderful and plays the ingenue to perfection - it's great to see her taking a leading role after a period of relative inaction. And Tracy continues to amaze. Thank you !
Monday, March 17th, 2014 on A Foreign Affair
This series continues to enchant - Tracy has the sexiest body of all time, and the play between her and Nicole is delicious. In the end we are not sure who is actually getting the service, Tracy is one lucky waitress.
Excellent visual qualities, back up the the best, and great soundtrack.
Friday, February 14th, 2014 on Special Service
Nicole and Shay are an interesting combination. Not sure the basic premise works, but there is some convincing interaction between them, and Shay continues to impress with her personality and sensuality.
Monday, February 10th, 2014 on Cocktails
A good start to the new series. Lorena and Tess are a great combination, and keep things to the essentials. Some real chemistry and great sex. Lorena as usual adds a touch of flirtation and play, while Tess keeps it focused on the erotic.
Monday, February 10th, 2014 on Pool Cleaners
Most of these scenes have been available on another site for a couple of years. There used to be a comment on the old VT site about a disagreement between Peaches and Gina and Vt about their use - I hope this means that the disagreement has been patched up. I was hoping for higher resolution copies this time, but no such luck ! But it is good to make them more available, they are amazing films.
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 on Lovers in Bed
Agreed absolutely ! We need to see leila in different stories - she is clearly capable of taking on leading roles. What a breath of fresh air !
Monday, October 21st, 2013 on Leila Young
An interesting and engaging scene to finish the series. Once again Leila manages to develop a relaxed as well as erotic relationship with her partner. They communicate well, and Ivana also show an interesting side of her personality. The anal strap-on must be a first for vt, and shows how Leila and girls like her could influence what vt includes in their erotic armoury.
This has been a great series, Leila is a star and must surely continue with other kinds of stories: she can be submissive and dominant, maybe she could lead a story set in London with the other UK girls - Lexi, Samantha etc, as well as Europeans. Would love to see more of her with Blue Angel and Nicole, Hennessy, Tess, and of course Lorena if she becomes available. Plus Shyla, Brea , Bree and Sinn ....... just dreaming.
Just a technical note: the colour seems to be close to the edge, with blacks (hair, stockings etc) showing a tendency to blue, and skin tones looking a bit unnatural. Is it the camera system or decisons taken in the edit ?
Monday, October 21st, 2013 on Anal Fantasy
Great scene ! Nicole is always quiet and unshowy, but provides an intense experience for all her partners. A great pairing.
Saturday, October 19th, 2013 on Lingerie Fantasy
Always difficult in a shower, particularly for lighting - Leila's delicate skin suffered from the harshness until the water came on.
Cindy is such a darling, lots of tender words for Leila at the start. The second half becomes very intense, with both of them overcoming the tight space with determined sexual action. Even when Leila seems to be a bit unsure (not surprising given her lack of film experience) she is wonderfully unabashed when it comes to the sex. A great ending to a scene that started a bit tentatively.
Friday, October 18th, 2013 on Shower Fantasy
Another great scene. Leila manages to bring something unexpected to her heroines, who seem to respond very authentically to her vulnerability and passion. The opening was a bit awkward - more of a build up would have helped, maybe seeing Eve before the scene, and/or more of a tease between Eve and Leila at the start. But once again, the connection was great.
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 on Unexpected Surprise
Thanks, Nick - I think it is much better with Leila's introduction. Sasha's comment was spot on. I still think the scene in the restaurant is a bit long , since we can't hear the conversation, but it all flows much better now that we know something about Leila - and what a sexy voice !
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 on Pink Velvet - Leila's Fantasy
Looking at this again, and whizzing past the intro, this reveals itself to be one of the best vivthomas scenes in recent times. Not only is Leila very beautiful, charming and sexy, Blue Angel is at her best. Although she seems to have done quite a lot of boy/girl recently, her directness and love of sex with women seems to be unabated. The relationship between the two is amazing , genuine and real. An outstanding scene, beautifully shot and edited.
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 on Pink Velvet - Leila's Fantasy
Thank goodness - finally a return to form. After several months of mushy images and much more besides, we have crisp images, attractive colour, good shot selection and editing, decent art direction - wonderful ! I hope this continues.
This is a good start to an ambitious and possibly risky project. Leila is beautiful and very charming, and I guess her nerves were entirely genuine . The intro section in the restaurant and on the street was way too long. We weren't allowed to hear any of the conversation between the girls, and it became simply frustrating; it would have been better to have learned more about Leila. The background sequence on location helped to ease us in, and the scene in the bathroom seemed to be a genuine exploration between Leila and Blue Angel, so that once they are in the bedroom the sexual tension really starts to work. Very sexy, and and a charming ending. Blue Angel probably had a lot of work to ease Leila in, but it worked very well in the end, and became very intense. Well done to the girls ! And good work from the crew.
Monday, October 7th, 2013 on Pink Velvet - Leila's Fantasy
I think she is very good: she has done brilliant work with Jo in idreamofjo - they have developed a special relationship that is both natural and erotic. She is quiet, on the whole, so it depends a lot on who she is working with. Maybe you need to find a way for to her take more of a lead, to take part in a longer storyline, or to develop a closer relationships with one or two other performers; apart from Jo, maybe Tess or Angelina. But I rate her very highly, and always look forward to her work.
Friday, September 20th, 2013 on Arabian Princess
This is so much better ! Some real connection between Valentina and Henessy. Both of them are gorgeous - Henessy is more passionate, while Valntina has an easy sensuality that shines out in this scene. This time they seem to hav enjoyed them selves.
Still some image issues - wide shots more colourful, less sharp, mid shots & close ups sharper but desaturated, dark hair going to blue in close ups. Art direction somewhat lacking - the room looks a bit cheap.
Saturday, September 14th, 2013 on Room Service
Agreed, absolutely ! Bare feet are the best ! This piece lacks tension much of the way; Henessy contributes most of the sexual tension, although Valentina is very attractive. It took them a long time to convince at all as a lesbian couple. Just one point - the image quality seems to have declined in recent series. 571 Mb is not a lot for 25 minutes; the colours are quite unsaturated and the resolution is poor, particularly in the wide shots. I don't know what you are shooting on - DSLR perhaps, which would explain the poor colour depth. The same goes for the previous series, Stockings & Lace 2.
Friday, September 13th, 2013 on The Idea
Lightheartd and fun, but neither girl seemed to want to do much tonguing or fingering, so it all came down to the toy ..... Tina is very cute, and it would good to see here with some of the more established performers. This series has been very uneven, some good, some not so good. The long list of cameramen at the end maybe gives a clue to the unevenness ......
Sunday, September 1st, 2013 on Giggling Cuties
The series is getting better and better - great relationship between Lexi and Abbie. And Abbie is so cute, let's see more of her, please. But there don't seem to be any credits on these downloads ???
Monday, August 26th, 2013 on Lingerie Lovers
The series is getting better and better - great relationship between Lexi and Abbie. And Abbie is so cute, let's see more of her, please.
Much better - some real connection between Nicole and Viktoria, and they manage to reach an effective climax. But still too many meaningless wide shots, and close ups not held long enough.
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 on A Girl's Night In
a bit confused - only one shot of Eileen from Iwia's point of view during the dance, lots of overlapping mid shots, very few real close ups, and when they arrive, are not held long enough. Eileen and Iwia do their best, but the fractured editing works against them. Things finally get together in the last third of the film, but it's probably too late by then. Look at the last idreamofjo scene - The Garden - to see how brilliant shot selection and really sensitive editing can produce an erotic masterpiece in 14 minutes.
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 on Dance For Me
Lorena started g/g about 4 or 5 months ago on SexArt, and has done some fantastic scenes with them. I don't think she has ever done b/g. She puts a lot into her films, and although she may not be bisexual in her private life, she seems completely committed to portraying passionate sex between women. It is also true that she has started to be involved in the editing of her scenes at SexArt, which should probably help her understand what is needed for the camera. I think you can expect something special from her.
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 on Interviewing Lorena
Yes, Lisa can certainly act - her performances in this last series were sensational, and I can see her in mainstream film and even on the stage. Her personality has given tremendous depth to the whole Unfaithful series. Fascinating that you tried to get Nella for the last time too - that would have been extraordinary. But I still think that a final scene for Lisa giving her some hope of love would have been best. Her many, many fans admire her so much for the on-screen personality that she has developed over the years, and a little happy note for her character would have been nice.
Friday, August 9th, 2013 on Interviewing Lisa
I really hope not ! If Jo and Eve can be reconciled, surely Lisa can find her true love after all this time. Such an outstanding character should not be left in a a bitter alcoholic depression. She has contributed so much to the achievements of the Unfaithful series - without her, they would be nothing. No, I trust VT to give her some happiness at the end. maybe we will hear more in her interview .....
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 on The Bar
Much better than the previous scene with Jo, even though the location is awful. Good to see Nesty again, and by the end Eve is awesome. But no credits on the download version ..... ?
Sunday, July 28th, 2013 on The Unwelcome Surprise
It's always great to see Jo and Eve. But thus scene was spoiled by some very dodgy camerawork and poor grading - what's going on ?
Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 on The Loving Couple
Quite extraordinary, Lisa has such courage and beauty. And Angelina plays her role with great sensitivity, completely believable. I'm not sure where this is going, but it goes way beyond the conventions of erotic film, and is unlike anything offered by the previous Unfaithful series in the intensity of Lisa's suffering, and her vulnerability. Exceptional.
Saturday, July 20th, 2013 on The Escort
An extraordinary scene, Lisa has such courage as well as beauty. This goes way beyond what is expected in erotic film. And Angelina plays her role with great sensitivity, completely believable. Not sure where this is going, but it is unlike anything that the Unfaithful series have offered before, or any other site, for that matter. Exceptional.
Lisa - the queen of melancholic desire and passion. Wonderful to see her again. The sex side was great, Lisa is extraordinary, and Cayenne shows again that she is a great performer. Just two quibbles - a bit of dialogue at the start would be helpful; and the reference at the end to Nella, photo plus whisky, is a bit heavy-handed. It looks as though we are going to have to get used to a different Lisa now, and that is interesting. But I hope that the memory of the all-time iconic Lisa/Nella pairing will not suffer s a result.
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 on The Pick Up
eufrat and tess were great, but let down by poor camerawork - flat lighting, poor resolution in some shots, and little attempt at colour grading between shots, plus mediocre editing. Not up to the established VT standards.
Friday, May 31st, 2013 on A New Day of Passion
not a great interview - same old questions that don't do justice to eufrat's extraordinary career and film personality.
Friday, May 31st, 2013 on Interviewing Eufrat
Simply outstanding - sensationally good. Well done for only focusing on Tess, the scene is absolutely complete as it stands. These two combine exceptionally well - Eufrat's slim sensuality, and Tess's all-woman curves. Goodness me !
Saturday, May 25th, 2013 on Midnight Delight
This series is a delight - two of the best-matched girls ever. Tess is showing everything that she promised, and more. She has a way of connecting with her partners that is individual and intense. And Euphrat - what can one say ? The opening shot in the kitchen when she walks from the counter to the fridge, shirt open, is one of most electrifying moments in erotic film (perhaps !). If I was a milk bottle in the fridge, my top would have popped off in seconds ! Or maybe a butter analogy would be more appropriate ....
Friday, May 24th, 2013 on Morning Love
I agree about Cindy - she is really maturing as one of the best performers there are, and it has been great to see her leading a whole film. She has so much potential.
Sunday, April 21st, 2013 on Abusing her Influence
Great to see Eufrat back - she has real authority and can bring so much to the story lines. She is now not only beautiful but commanding.
Sunday, April 21st, 2013 on An Exchange of Favours
Tess is a real find, and shows an ability to become a great performer as well as being able to work with real passion. This is also evident in her recent work with Jo. Hope we see a lot more of her. And Cindy is wonderful as ever, and in this series has shown that she can carry a story and take a leading role.
Sunday, April 21st, 2013 on The End of a Relationship
Although Adrianna and Sabina may be a real couple, this goes to show that 'reality' in film has to be carefully nurtured .... the very flat lighting does them no favours at all, and they don't seem to communicate much: they hardly look at each other, no smiles or caresses. And unfortunately, the constant monotonous moaning/groaning comes from another, much less creative tradition of european erotica. Cindy and Cipriana's opening scene in this series is an object lesson in how it should be done.
Friday, April 19th, 2013 on True Lesbians
Wow - this is close to perfect - Samantha and Nicole are great together. But the flared shots into the sun are really irritating, and detract from the intensity of the scene - another location would have been much better. Too much poolside these days, in my view.
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 on Poolside Passion
The British girls are beginning to hold their own when working with the Hungarians. Paige has a physical maturity that combines with deep sensuality, and makes a real partner to Nicole - well done !
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 on Under a Shady Olive Tree
I was interested to see Sophie, and am not disappointed - she is quite different, but hopefully will work more for vt. Zafira is sensationally beautiful and sensual, as always - can't get enough of her, with the right partner. These two combine brilliantly.
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 on Seductive Lesbian Brunettes
This is a beautiful scene, with real connection between the pertformers, no histrionics, just a quiet, slow build to their climaxes. Ciny is one of my favourite girls.
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 on Passion on a bed
Somehow this appeared some time ago on its own .......
Saturday, March 30th, 2013 on Inna and Barbie White.
Delightful - playful and very sexy. The playfulness is something that some of the younger performers bring - Lexi, Samantha, Blue Angel, particularly - and is very refreshing. Of course, Jo, Nella, Peaches also have this, but some of the newer girls need to free up and relax a bit more, I think.
Saturday, March 30th, 2013 on Blue Angel and Ivana Sugar
Thank you for your nice comments, guys. It really matters to me.
Harryben, Antonya is no longer in in the industry unfortunately. Brandy is a yes, Blue is a maybe :-)
I see many of you love Zafira. How about we write a movie for her?
Anyone ideas? :-) I always like to hear what you guys imagine.
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 on Winter Warmers Episode 3 - Frustrated
I didn't even notice 'the coat' moment and I think the fact that Tess wasn't fulfilled only added to the intensity and greatness of the scene.
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 on Let's Play
Never say never! Jo is doing great and Sandra knows her very well, so.... who knows?
Look out for some new appearances from other VT favorites :-)
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 on Eve Angel returns for cameo role in new Sandra Shine movie!
The scene is coming tomorrow, Harryben! It's episode three of "Sandra's Sporty Girls" :-)
We're working on it, Harryben :-)
Friday, October 7th, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Lexi Lowe On Location
Love that idea, Harryben! Have you seen her playing the submissive maid to Anna Rose's dominant mistress in 'Bittersweet Tale' on SexArt? The whole series is such a turn on.
I hope so harryben!:)
At least one of your wishes will come true, Harryben – episode four of "MILF Stories" is Lexi and Dorothy... worth waiting for :-)
It works for me in this context, because it's telling a story, which will continue throughout the four episodes.
Pop over to MetArtX, harryben. There are a few wonderful scenes of Tess over there.
Hi Harryben, I'm afraid the subtitles are on the streaming only... encoding them for download is a far more complicated process, and one we can't do at present. I'd be happy to give you a quick summary of what they say if you'd like, or even email you the subtitles? (you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
OMG yes please! I haven't shot with either of them yet! I have known of Amarna for a long time and even emailed with her but have yet to shoot with her!!
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 on Take Me Away To That Special Place Episode 3 - Special
First of all, I am so flattered by your kindness!
Secondly, it just seems that moving towards directing would be naturally the next step for me. I have always loved writing so getting to write the scenes and then direct them would be so much fun for me. It is nice to have experienced performers to shoot with for me as well sometimes. I actually would LOVE to shoot with Lena again too. Her and I shot for SA a couple years ago but that was it.
Monday, May 23rd, 2016 on Behind The Scenes: Alyssa Reece on Location
I confirm this, I´ve never had an orgasm from tribbing (I´m not saying that it´s impossible, just rather hard), it´s more of a foreplay thing to get turned on before the actual sex. Although I do like using toys with my partners, sometimes it´s easier to please a girl using fingers. You can feel the penetration and have more control. Also it´s much easier to find and stimulate the g-spot. Toys for clit are fun tho in addition to fingers, maybe someday we can try that in a scene.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 on Kinky Trip Episode 2 - Naughty
and Eileen is wearking her wedding ring, which automatically makes this even hotter! i hope her hubby enjoys watching her... if it was me, i know i would!
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 on Female Expose - Scene 1
That's interesting, harryben... there used to be this idea that you couldn't be a 'proper' lesbian if you preferred penetration to clitoral stimulation... but for those of us who have G-spot orgasms, only penetration will hit the spot! I can get off on oral (and I sure as hell like it!) but fingers give me much stronger orgasms.
Mmmmmm Blue Angel.... one of the most sensual, sexual, amazingly sexy women ever born.
Saturday, April 30th, 2016 on The appeal of the older woman
Yes I have been around for 12 years now! I did my first g/g scene RIGHT after my 18th birthday, well about a month after! :)
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 on Female Expose - Scene 2
I love shooting with European women! :)There is something about them! Also, I'm not sure if you are aware of the fact that I was actually born in Serbia?
I moved to Canada when I was 9.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 on Provocative Moods Scene 4
It was so nice to be back!:) I would LOVE to shoot for VT as much as possible! I do mainly work on my own site now but I absolutely adore VT, Alis, and everyone involved with them. There is an element of intrigue when shooting with a less experienced girl so I am very open to that idea as well!
It would be amazing to shoot for SexArt again as well, not sure why i haven't, I wanted to when I was in Europe for the VT shoots.
Sunday, April 24th, 2016 on Take Me Away To That Special Place Episode 1 - Reminiscence
You make a very good point, harryben, about how the "old" VT included a lot of BTS to spread out the "action" scenes. I kinda prefer the "new" production schedule, but I would not be at all averse to seeing BTS scenes as well, at least one per new movie. Hint, hint, Guy... ( ; Outtakes and bloopers are always fun to see, as well as interviews with the models, on set and off set, like Viv used to do. I'd very much like to see those features return to VT....
Monday, August 10th, 2015 on Fashion & Fetish Episode 2 - Compulsion
Yes yes yes, on all counts, Harryben! You've picked up on the girls who I agree have shown the best development here (remember how shy Apolonia seemed in her first scene!) and also pinpointed areas that could definitely be improved upon. Where we've seen a slow burn and true intimacy, such as in Armana and Amber's scene, it does indeed create something very special.
I'll never get tired of saying it – the constructive critique from members is so valuable, and really does help to shape the future of VT, so please keep it coming :-)
'Playing to the strengths of the actors' is a very good point, harryben. I think it's something that a director will get a feel for as they get to know the models more, and I think there have been some excellent examples here recently - for example, Carolina Abril in 'Learning Curve' was perfectly cast, and Ava Courcelles in 'Vacancy,' Anissa Kate and jimena Lago and 'Love Match' have all really impressed me with their acting. It's also worth bearing in mind that Guy has gone out of his way to discover new models - girls such as Talia Mint, Carolina, Amber Nevada and so on would not be at VT if he didn't find these new stars! But newer models are less experienced and so you don't necessarily know what will make them shine. Personally I think the trade off between fresh new talent and the occasional misstep is worth it - things were getting a little stale around here.
I totally agree, harryben. Ava and Talia's chemistry and dynamics are fully worthy of the Lisa/Jo/VT tradition, IMO. I would definitely be happy to see more scenes and more stories with these two along those lines.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 on Vacancy Episode 1 - Appetition
Well said, harryben! Ava is frankly sexual but not predatory (and oh, that accent!) while Talia is hesitant for a moment... but only a moment! It really works for me as a believable feeling of attraction between the two of them.
Thank you for your nice words :)
Saturday, June 27th, 2015 on Gambling Episode 2 - Indulge
An interesting point about the face during orgasm harryben - sometimes I feel the exact same, other times I disagree though. I think it's something Guy picked up from Alis and I can understand why he might have. If you look at the character posters for Lars Von Tier's 'Nymphomaniac' you can kind of see that face reveals a more cerebral aspect of orgasmic delight than any long shot ever could. But in saying that, you're right in that long shots are much more erotic to watch. In any case, I think it's about striking a balance - and I'd say given that VT produces erotica, as opposed to erotic film, the latter should take precedence, simply for the fact that it suits the VT style more.
Friday, June 19th, 2015 on Private Show Episode 1 - Furtive
I noticed that too, harryben. It is a distracting thing sometimes. I couldn't help thinking the same thing, that someone would have come up with a solution in post-production, or perhaps the lighting could be modified in some manner.
One of the things that has made me super-excited is all these gorgeous new Spanish girls, harryben! I don't remember seeing many Spanish models before, and as I have a things for gorgeous girls with dark hair and eyes, and sexy accents, I'm enjoying it very much! Carolina is one of my favourites so far, she's just adorable :-)
It's something the guys are working on to improve, harryben – it's tricky when Leila is so pale and Carolina has such a dark tan, but they look so good with each other that it would be a pity not to shoot them in a scene together!
Totally agree with harryben about how annoying it is when the director cuts away from the full-length overview shot just as the girl reaches her climax which, for me, totally ruins the flow and eroticism of her orgasm. The true eroticism of a girl's orgasm comes from seeing how she moves her body and legs, how her facial expression changes - which requires a full-body shot, so PLEASE just hold the shot there instead of cutting to messy (at times out-of-focus) close-ups. It's also nice to watch the other girl's reaction as she brings her partner to her climax.
Sunday, June 7th, 2015 on Holiday Scene 2 - Enthralling
She has me utterly captivated, harryben! As you say, we have seen a different facet to her personality in 'Senses' - so sweet, warm and natural. I think she's absolutely gorgeous... and that accent, wow!
That is a great comment, Harryben, I like how you describe it: ordinariness + grace & beauty = fascinating!
That's how I feel about it, I have the sense of seeing a glimpse of their everyday life and their genuine relationship. It's not like watching 'porn,' it's more like seeing a slice of reality. I love it! So glad you enjoyed it :-)
Scene 3 takes a slightly different turn, Harryben, which I hope you will enjoy :-)
Some great feedback here – I think your appraisal of Silvie is excellent! She never made much of an impression on me before, but her sexual energy really shines through in this movie. I like the way she focuses on her partners. You are right, Amber is not very experienced, but I like her enthusiasm! She has a scene to come in another movie which gives me the impression she learnt a lot from Silvie!
Your explanation of the look of the scene is very illuminating to me. I'll be interested to hear what Guy says about it. I am learning a lot of technical stuff from you folks!
Thanks for being a part of it – there is a great sense of collaboration between members and production team now which I really appreciate.
I do like the idea that Silvie shows up late somewhere and has to try and explain why, while keeping a straight face!
Great comment, Harryben - Guy will be delighted to know he's hitting the mark for you, and I think you've hit the nail on the head - the connection between the girls has always been at the heart of the best VT movies, and this is a pleasing scene for that very reason.
Wow, I LOVE that idea! Sam is amazing! Did you see the interview I did with her on the SexArt blog when her scene in 'Love For Sale' caused all that controversy? She's a very smart and eloquent girl!
Great to hear it, harryben... and I think you will love the way Guy's style develops in the next movie :-)
Hey harryben, you're absolutely right, it's going to be a (re)building process, and it will take time to develop! But that's what I loved about VT, the female-oriented feel, so it's something I hope Jon and his teams can help rebuild. VT will never be as it was, and I don't think it should - things change, tastes change, etc. etc. but, there's a reason VT has it's label. I think trying to honour the culture and type of content Viv produced is very important, and as with anything, learning from things past will help determine the future.
Another great comment here, Harryben! It's easy to forget that Viv spent thirty years building the 'community' that we all loved so much, going from South Africa to London, to Spain and ultimately Portugal, via Budapest! I was lucky enough to be on some of the location shoots, and it was a lot of fun (especially with cute naked girls hanging out by the pool!). But it takes time to create something like that, and there were plenty of missteps along the way. So I'm really happy to see that members are open minded about giving Guy a chance to create his own vision. I'm excited about what's to come!
Viv was the erotic master with models such as Jo ,sophie and brandy ,why not leave perfection alone,to think this crap does his memory any honour just astounds me .It is like comparing Da Vinci with a sod of dirt.Long live VIV.By the way Ariels work with Mr Locanta and Lupin carried on Vivs legacy beautifully.Open your eyes and smell the grass.
for first thank you a lot for your writing, I read always all your comments and it help me. I understand what you want and I try make better.
You asked the lights and the camera, very good questions!!! I want to create strong realism in the action but with a look alternative. I like not saturated colors so I can tell different mood.
Yes I'm shooting with Canon DSLR but you see soon new quality! Last week I shoot with red camera!!! I'm sure that you will see better videos!
Thank you again!
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 on Imperfection Scene 1 - Inutility
Harryben, you're getting close to what I was complaining about, which I don't think Rose quite understood.
Rose, I was NOT complaining about pairing a deeper complected brunette with a paler blonde woman. In fact, because of the lighting, there were parts where BOTH of their skin, particularly their legs, looked awful. Again, I feel it was because of the lighting.
My complaint is that no twentysomething model should look like she's developing varicose veins in her legs, even for a moment, and for much of the sequence when Apolonia is first up on the sink it looks like she's almost got varicose veins in her legs, and there is a sequence not too far later where even Tracy's legs look the same way.
I don't care what effect Guy is shooting for ~ he should catch that unintended consequence BEFORE it gets to the screening stage, in post-production and make adjustments, and he should use somewhat less severe lighting in his next films. I don't want my favorite models to look like they already have varicose veins in their twenties!
You will definitely see Misha again soon, harryben! I agree, she is super-hot - something about her attitude really does it for me. She's quite different from the other girls here. I also agree Guy has brought out a whole new side of Lorena's sexuality - still sweet, smiley and gorgeous, but a whole lot naughtier too - and I love it!
Samantha Bentley.... Blue Angel... now THERE's a pair I'd LOVE to see do a scene together!!!
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 on After Hours Scene 2 - Opacity
Something that I will not understand. If they really enjoy toys, why wouldn't they get fucked by a real cock? Toys always remind me of how they desperately in search of real cocks are.
I thought this scene started out a little predictable, but then things really heated up! It's definitely worth watching right to the end :-)
IMO, the "passion" and moans in this scene seemed a little forced, just not genuine. That didn't make the scene unenjoyable for me, but it just didn't seem 100% genuine. I suppose there's nothing to do if the passion just isn't there...
I also agree - with both of you... apart from the low expectations bit
A great list to start with! I'd have to add Office Girls, and anything featuring Sophie Moon :-)
That's great to hear, harryben!
Thanks for sharing your ideas.
1) I absolutely agree, and I think it's on the cards...
2) With the right girls, it could be amazing...
3) Again, watch this space :-)
There are some very interesting developments afoot, and I don't want to spoil too many surprises just yet, but I think you will be happy to see the way things unfold! The more you guys share your thoughts and feedback, the more you can influence future developments, so thanks for getting involved.
Oh yes, and Madison Parker = super yummy cute babe!
harryben, I agree with you that personality is key - it's something that shines through in all my favourite movies here. I also like the idea of having some of the more seasoned performers interacting with the newer girls - I've really enjoyed the recent scenes with Suzie Carina, who just seems to get better and better! Interesting developments ahead, I believe :-)
It seems to me like a bit of playful, girly fun, harryben. Nothing too serious... As you say, cheeky is the perfect word. See how Peaches gets herself involved in the action in scene 2, and cheeky is definitely the word :-)
Monday, March 30th, 2015 on Usher
After seeing the photos and watching the video; I'd say if you're keeping a scorecard, the pretty one is Eva. Just sayin'!
Saturday, March 14th, 2015 on Dominance Scene 1 - Ascendancy
Oh, no more Jessica Manole(( She flew to Mars!!!
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 on Dominance Scene 1 - Ascendancy
This is my favourite scene of the movie too, I like the way you can see their friendship at the beginning :-)
I think that's a good point, harryben - I was expecting this to be a typical sub-domme movie, but actually it's much more interesting. The power-play between the girls constantly shifts. Eva's acting skill bring something quite unusual to the movie! She shares her interpretation of it on the blog:
Thanks for your support harryben. I'm am actually a VIP Member at SexArt, in which my role is to write film reviews and encourage the appreciation of Andrej's and Alis' work as film. You can see one of my posts here: http://www.sexart.com/blog/20141007/_strong_The_Heat_Vol_2__strong____An_exploration_of_sex_in_its_warmest_and_most_fulfilling_form/
Also, if you wanted clarification, I am a student; only very young. And though my degree is not in film, my appreciation for film runs very deep!
Again, thank you for your support! :)
Saturday, October 25th, 2014 on The Circle Scene 2
This is definitely wish-fulfillment or fantasy sex, rather than an accurate depiction of someone's actual first time... ( :
Or rather, this is the depiction of the experience, not the reality. ( :
I don't much mind extreme closeups of the cunnilingual action, but for me extreme closeups of kissing lose their charm rapidly, after about maybe 2 or 3 seconds. Extended extreme closeups of this sort actually become somewhat unpleasant...
I appreciate your defence of the things harryben. I have no intent of being rude. I only ever try to offer constructive criticism. Please forgive me if I've crossed your line.
I don't think it was ever in the archive.. I looked for it for ages. I was always perplexed why it wasn't here. Really wish I could get the entire Sex Tapes series in 1080p.
Sunday, October 19th, 2014 on Hen Party Scene 3
Mmmmm total cuddliness. That would be such heaven. ( :
I'm thinking that not every sex film is meant to be a masterpiece of the dramatic arts... sometimes a sex film is just a sex film.
You're totally right about Lucy's active pursuit of Candy in this film, harryben. It is great to see her in a more aggressive role. ( : She's such a charmer either way of course...
Sunday, October 5th, 2014 on Domestic Desire Scene 2
Thank you for the tip, harryben, I am going to have to check out The Art of Kissing posthaste!
I'll throw my vote in for rounding up the "usual suspects" from the VivThomas classic films. Brilliant suggestion. No need to break with what has worked so brilliantly, IMO. ( :
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 on Cocktail
You make a very interesting point about Tracy's choice to re-enter the scene when she did, as she did, Harryben. I had not considered that motivation, and it throws her actions in an entirely different light... ( :
As for just exactly how the new team is going to assume the VT mantle, I assume that they are saying, in effect, "let the product speak for itself."
Excellent points, harryben... my strong hope is that, perhaps the "new" VT team can retain or bring Jo back as a creative force. After all, it shouldn't just be one team split between SA and here. And Jo has really come into her own over the last few months as a director, IMO. I really really hope VT retains her or brings her back as a central part of the new team.
To understand the story, you have to listen closely to the subtle narration in the opening and closing scenes of each film. It's done old fashioned radio news bulletin style or like an old newsreel.
Sunday, September 7th, 2014 on Agents Under Covers Scene 2
Oh, I think there's plenty of potential for fun in this story line. I esp. appreciate the originality... this is not traditional erotica fare. ( :
As you say ~ kudos to Jo for originality here!
Saturday, September 6th, 2014 on Agents Under Covers Scene 1
....just my two cents' worth here, harry, but I feel that the brief explanatory blurb with previous movies really helps to set the stage so to speak. Even while it doesn't explain everything, nevertheless it introduces to the viewer the main themes and plot points the writers were intending.
My ideas on this particular scene is that the ending establishes that it was a professional modeling gig. Perhaps this is where Blue Angel and Whitney meet, and perhaps they are working for Cindy ~ and perhaps that is how they originally meet her as well.
Ahhh thanks for the info, harryben! I discovered her on SexArt this year where she has some very hot and impressive vids ~ where she gets to act as well as have fabulous sex. ( :
Nice suggestion harryben, about the UK girls, I'd love to see that series!
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 on Anal Fantasy
I agree with you harryben. This film had such a fantastic run in pre-production and it lost quite a bit of continuity on location. It's saved by Lorena Garcia and the girls' performances though! Sadly as far as story telling goes it certainly didn't live up to the original plan.
If you're a member of our forum, I have posted the script in full there. I know you shouldn't have to read the original script to make sense of the film, but it might be an interesting excercise.
Monday, April 7th, 2014 on whimsical Affair
Hi Harryben could you tell me which website please?
Monday, December 16th, 2013 on Lovers in Bed
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