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Review: Tristan Taormino’s Rough Sex

Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex

Chemistry is, of course, the watchword, especially considering it comes from the director of the series of the same name it’s no surprise that every scene in Tristan Taormino’s Rough Sex is full of it. Full of chemistry, that is. It’s also no wonder considering the female stars were asked to choose their male counterparts, which means they’re only working with people they want to work with, and which also means the scenes are capitol H-O-T.

Every scene starts with each of the two actors in the scene to come talking about what they like when it comes to rough sex, what turns them on, what they desire. The first four scenes are all roleplay scenarios set up by the women, the last is more of a flying by the seat of your pants situation where they just go with whatever happens in the moment.

While I didn’t care for every scene the five together give a well-rounded idea of different types of rough sex and different ways couples can play with power. Three of the five are male top/female bottom situations, one is a female top/male bottom, and in the last they both switch back and forth. I really loved the variety shown throughout the scenes and because everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves even the scenes I didn’t care for due to personal reasons I thought were extremely well done.

There is also an extra “Erotic Choking and Safety with Penny Flame” which teaches the basic safety of how to choke someone or how to be choked in an erotic fashion (as one may assume from the name). I thought it was an excellent addition to the DVD especially since there is a lot of choking that takes place during the movie. The “Safer Sex Feature” gives great safer sex tips and info on when using barriers is okay. Basically it was sort of a PSA, probably at least partially included because the performers in the scenes did not use protection.

My two favorite scenes are ones I will watch again and again, and I think the DVD is worth it just for those (for me). The other plus of having different types of scenes is that since not everyone is going to enjoy the same scene or scenes there may just be something for everyone. I’m extremely picky with my porn, especially straight porn, it has to be just right for me to really get into it, and two out of five ain’t bad.

Product Specs

Title: Rough Sex
Director: Tristan Taormino
Produced By: Smart Ass Productions and Vivid Entertainment

Cast: Sasha Grey, Adrianna Nicole, Marie Luv, Satine Phoenix, Francesca Le, Derrick Pierce, Christian, Marco Banderas, Danny Wylde, and Julius Ceazher.

Length: 152 minutes
Year: 2009

Extras: Behind the Scenes, Erotic Choking and Safety with Penny Flame, Safer Sex Feature.

Synopsis

Adrianna is in the shower and thinks she’s alone. Satine is stranded on a deserted road until a good samaritan stops to help. Francesca is tired of being taken for granted. When Marie gets caught in a lie, she faces the consequences. Sasha explores her submissive side, then flips the script and takes control.

Five women design and play out their own rough sex fantasies with partners of their choosing in Tristan Taormino’s Rough Sex.

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Scene-by-scene

Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex

After we learn a little about Adrianna Nicole and Marco Banderas we watch Adrianna shower before Marco sneaks up from behind her and captures her, slapping her around and choking her. While the two worked well together I had a difficult time getting into the scene because I didn’t find either of them very attractive and they both kept making faces which turned me off, especially him. Every time their actions brought me into the mood their faces brought me out of it.

Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex

Satine Phoenix and Derrick Pierce are both a little more my style in general. Satine is stranded with car troubles and Derrick drives up, lets her use his cell phone, then decides to keep her company for the three hours until the tow truck comes. They start with flirting and (I believe) ad-libbed dialogue, showing each other their tattoos until Derrick propositions her for a kiss. One thing leads to another and soon he’s grabbing her hair and smacking her around.

Their chemistry together is amazing and his style of dominance is pretty much exactly what I desire so this scene really got me going. I was hanging on every slap and every dirty word wondering what would come next. It was phenomenal, and I don’t use that word lightly.

The action in the scene is pretty intense in general, and one of the hottest moments is while he’s fucking her on the hood of her jeep: he reaches down and ends up breaking her necklace off of her, beads fly and roll down her body and he just continues on. There is a lot of grabbing, gripping, and slapping, a rough blow job and generally rough fucking, and more than once Satine looks like she is in real pain, but also looks like she is enjoying it. I absolutely loved this entire scene.

Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex

Francesca Le is a housewife who is constantly ignored and Christian is the powerful business man who “gets what’s coming to him.” We watch her strip from her housewife drag into a black and white corsetted ensamble while he’s on the phone being toppy with his assistant. I think I liked the build-up better than the actual scene, though, possibly because of the anticipation of what was coming and because she wasn’t talking.

I really liked him, but she was a little too annoying for me to actually get in to. There were some things she did which I really enjoyed, some of the chastising she did of him and her language use, but when she punished him for making her come I was thoroughly confused. Her style of domination, as well, just didn’t jive with me as well as her attitude. He was adorable, however, and I actually wish I had seen more of his reactions but most of the time his face wasn’t able to be seen very well.

Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex

Although I liked them both in the interviews I was disappointed with the scene in general. Julius Ceazher is supposed to accuse Marie Luv of cheating, basically she wants a grudge fuck or make-up sex for her scinario. I wasn’t too impressed with their dialogue, though I was willing to forgive it because it was ad-libbed, but then I didn’t think the scene itself was that exciting. She mentions loving dirty talk but there is hardly any once they actually get to it.

While their positions are impressive–at one point he is standing and her legs are around him while he supports her fucking against him–and the chemistry is there for the most part there are many moments when she seems more interested in herself than Julius, especially after they move to in front of the mirror. There are moments when they interact really well, however, their fucking in general is intense as well and they do work well together, so the scene isn’t a complete loss, I just had a difficult time getting into it.

Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex

The final scene is definitely tied for my favorite in the bunch. It also starts out a little slow, after we hear Sasha Grey and Danny Wylde talking about their rough sex desires in their interviews we watch them play pool while conversing on the subject of rough sex. They talk about what they do and don’t like and Sasha outlines her two limits for Danny before they get to it: no slapping her tits, and no fingering.

They both obviously enjoy each other once they get started and are able to play off of each other very well. There isn’t a moment where they don’t look like they are having fun, and there are plenty of power switches throughout the scene. It starts off with Danny topping Sasha then at some point the power kind of balances out and they are both slapping each other and exchanging dirty talk until Danny slaps one of her tits. Big mistake.

Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex

He immediately knows hs mistake. She perches on him and muses over the way to punish him for crossing the very clear boundry she set. After a few minutes he apologizes, which she says is all she really needed to hear, and they continue on their merry switching way. I constantly get distracted with how long her hair is, how skinny they both are, and how long and thin his cock is (just like the rest of him, really), but none of those are bad things. Those are really the only things that distract me from the filthy sexy action, however.

Personally, I would get the DVD for the second and last scenes alone, that’s how much I love both of them. I think everyone who likes rough sex would be able to find something they like within the five scenes, even if they aren’t the ones I did.

Much thanks to Tristan Taormino for sending me Rough Sex!

18 Comments

  1. nice review, and i agree with you on a lot of points… actually meant to mention Francesca punishing Christian for making her come, too, but forgot… i found that really bizarre as well.
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    • Scarlet Lotus St. Syr Scarlet Lotus St. Syr (@ ScarletLotus)

      Thank you, sweetie. I read your review not long after this one was published and was amused at our similar thoughts on it. =)

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  3. I like the fact that the women got to pick the men they worked with. Nothing worse than two people fucking who seem rather bored with each other. Ugh. But all that choking does sound good. Great to have the “hot to” addition as well. Nice review!
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    • Scarlet Lotus St. Syr Scarlet Lotus St. Syr (@ ScarletLotus)

      Thank you, and I definitely agree on all counts. While I didn’t like all of the scenes as much as I hoped I definitely enjoyed the interactions between partners over anything.

  4. Red Red

    Well shit, I don’t see a point in writing my review now because you said everything I would say. Super funny :)

    OMG wasn’t the Satine/Derrick scene hot? I thought I was going to die from breathing too heavily….and that my eyes were going to dry out from being open so wide. I actually immediately went and looked for more porn with each of them. It was super treat to watch them make out in the outtakes too.

    Anyways….

    • Scarlet Lotus St. Syr Scarlet Lotus St. Syr (@ ScarletLotus)

      Haha, that’s awesome. It seems like a lot of reviewers agree exactly from the quite a few reviews I’ve read, Satine/Derrick and Sasha/Danny are by far the favored scenes, and rightfully so because they are both so super hot. I definitely agree on the Satine/Derrick scene, it’s the most wank-worthy of the scenes I think (sooooooo hot)!

  5. Nude Monk Nude Monk

    I think that you don’t learn anything from this movie, however it is very couples friendly without sparing the heat factor. Plus the interviews make it very personal in feel, not contrived like the soft-core trash on cable.
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    • Scarlet Lotus St. Syr Scarlet Lotus St. Syr (@ ScarletLotus)

      Since it isn’t a Guide to Rough Sex or anything like that it’s not really meant to teach you anything aside from giving an example of different types of rough sex but with a very personal feel. It’s not really geared toward having the viewer learn anything, except for the Erotic Choking and Safety with Penny Flame feature.

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