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Review: Tristan Taormino’s Rough Sex 2

I absolutely loved the first Rough Sex so I had high expectations when I heard the second video in the series was coming out. Luckily Rough Sex 2 did not disappoint in the least. In fact, it was kinkier and sexier than the first one!

Just like the original, Rough Sex 2 features performers that get to design their own scenarios and specifically request to work with their partner(s) in the scene, centering the idea of rough sex on choice and consent. Being able to see the negotiation between the participants, as we are with most scenes, is really phenomenal and I think it adds a lot to the scene itself. It shows the intentionality and work that can go into creating the rough sex scene of your dreams, and that it doesn’t have to be completely spontaneous to be hot and sexy, though that can be really fun too. While Tristan’s Rough Sex Series isn’t exactly an educational series it does educate the viewer.

The sex in this second in the series (Rough Sex 3 is already out, btw!) is much more messy, kinky, and varied than the first one. There are two fetish-oriented scenes, two group sex scenes, and lots of slapping, spitting, squirting, and fucking.

[Dylan + Madison : Cake]

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I was both exicited and unsure about this scene as it started, but upon watching and re-watching I have come to an understanding with it. I love both Dylan Ryan and Madison Young, and I knew that a scene with both of them would be awesome. I loved the concept of Madison as Dylan’s Submissive having baked her a birthday cake as a surprise and getting rewarded by being beaten and fucked. I was wary of the cake, since Madison talks about cake sitting specifically in the intro. Turns out, I’m not too keen on cake sitting (it makes me yell “That’s sugary! Don’t get that on your cunt! Yeast! Yeast!”01 at the screen.) However, Madison licking cake off of Dylan’s feet? Totally hot. Madison drinking milk out of a bowl on the floor? Super hot. Dylan shoving Madison’s face into the cake while she eats and fingers her ass? Also very hot. Dylan squirting all over Madison after being fucked by the njoy Eleven? I don’t think I need to even answer that one, it should be self-evident.

[Bobbi + James : Eyes]

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If Onyx and I were filmed during our usual (rough) sex it would look a lot like this, especially if the Hitachi in the scene was replaced with the Eroscillator or Wahl. You may or may not have wanted to know that. In other words: this scene is amazingly hot (or, at least I think so). It is rough and messy with lots of gagging, breath play, deep thrusting, and orgasms. What’s not to love? The chemistry between Bobbi Star and James Deen is sizzling through the entire scene, and all of the things he does to her are simply exquisite. This is without a doubt my favorite scene in the bunch, although I really love all the scenes in this film. A few choice moments: James coating Bobbi’s face with her own saliva (ridiculously hot), Bobbi coming over and over while having the Hitachi used on her, and James telling Bobbi “don’t make me put it on high” (meaning the Hitachi). The only thing that irritates me about this scene is that most of the time it is impossible to hear the nasty somethings that James is saying to her.

[Claire + April : Petals]

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There is so much awesome with this scene, I don’t know where to begin. I’m not a big fan of pink, but on April it is adorable and coupled with all the wonderfully nasty things they do to each other it is actually kind of radical. Pretty pink petals down on the floor and a pink room call up cutesy flowery images of soft sensual sex, not rough wrestling, slapping, and fucking. Seriously awesome. While their chemistry is nothing like Bobbi and James’ (though that’s not really a fair comparison) they are clearly having a great time together. I particularly enjoyed when April physically safewords and we get to see Claire stop and them nonverbally renegotiate during the scene, showing that safewording doesn’t have to be a big deal or stop a scene completely.

[Madison + Nathan : Pony]

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I’ve not done much animal play, but I know people who have. What struck me with this scene was I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Here are some random thoughts about the scene. Getting off on being uncomfortable is hot. Double oral with a flesh cock and a carrot is actually pretty hot. Not so sure how I feel about the carrot being used vaginally, especially without a condom, but I didn’t mind it, and Nathan sucking the side of the carrot after it was in Madison’s cunt is hot. Saliva dribbling from Madison’s gagged mouth as she’s fucked is super hot. When I first saw the scene I wasn’t so sure how much Nathan was into it, he seemed distant through the whole scene which turned me off a bit. We also don’t really see his face that often, usually he’s either turned away from the camera or cut out of it, which is weird. This bothers me, but not enough to dislike the scene as a whole.

[Chayse + Adrianna + Mark : Squeeze]

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The concept of this scene is fantastic, Adrianna getting topped by Chayse and Mark, though once sex comes in Chayse starts to submit too, but I didn’t mind that. Truthfully, I thought two-thirds of the execution of the scene is awesome, the other third left something to be desired. Mark and Adrianna are super hot in this scene, they have a great connection and Mark really knows what he is doing. He talks in the opening to the scene about looking at rough sex/power play as an opportunity for him to lead the Bottom in a journey, and that is definitely what he does. I had seen Adrianna in Rough Sex and I didn’t care too much for her, she just wasn’t that exciting for me, but in this scene that all changed, perhaps at least partially due to a better partner.

I just didn’t find Chayse sexy at all. During the interview she showed some promise, but her performance was the first and last time I was reminded I was watching a porno instead of a sexy documentary on people who have rough sex. By this I mean, she acted like a hegemonic porn star, or at least that was my perception. While she didn’t look at the camera or any of that nonsense it did seem like she was acting for it, having sex for the camera, as opposed to Mark and Adrianna who were there to have sex that just happened to be on camera. Perhaps this is really the way she has sex at home, but somehow I doubt it. I was mostly able to ignore my annoyance with this and focus on the extreme hotness that is Mark and Adrianna, but every once in a while it crept in.

[Sinnamon : Poker]

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The reason why there’s only one name for this one (I’m following the way the scenes are titled in the DVD) is because Sinnamon Love designed the scenario and there are four men with her: Orpheus Black, Richard Mann, Shane Diesel, and Alonzo Knight. Putting up five names would take up far too much space on the screen. Orpheus is a Pro Dom, as is revealed in the pre-scene negotiation, and Sinnamon’s Owner during the scene. I was highly impressed with his skill as a Dominant, including his flogging technique, and his props. He wielded many different styles of floggers, toys, and an amazing and wicked-looking knife during the scene. I also got a pleasant shudder every time he put his boot on her body. Yum.

I loved that one of the men attending the poker party decided not to participate, simply watch and interact briefly with Sinnamon right near the end. The other two got into “punishing” her for “accidentally” spilling a drink. As Sinnamon mentioned in the negotiation, it’s rare to see a Black couple engaging in D/s play in a film, probably even rarer for an all-Black D/s-fueled gangbang/threesome02. True to stereotype both the men’s cocks were ridiculously large, as evidenced by one spanning her head as she sucked his balls. I was highly impressed. Sinnamon also used her pre-negotiated safeword during the scene and it was immediately respected, of course. I really loved that returned to their poker game once they were done with her.

Product Specs

Title: Rough Sex 2
Director: Tristan Taormino
Produced By: Smart Ass Productions and Vivid Entertainment

Cast: Claire Adams, Chayse Evans, April Flores, Sinnamon Love, Adrianna Nicole, Dylan Ryan, Bobbi Starr, Madison Young, Mark Davis, James Deen, Shane Diesel, Richard Mann, Nathan Menace, Orpheus Black, and Alonzo Knight.

Length: 210 minutes
Year: 2010

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

Much thanks to Tristan Taormino for sending me Rough Sex 2!

  1. Since yeast feast on sugar having sugar in an area prone to yeast infections can encourage them to happen. This is also why glycerin in lube is bad, in case you didn’t know. []
  2. only two of the guys actually fucked her []
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Review: Glamazons

If I had a crush April Flores before watching Glamazons I fucking love her now. It’s hard not to, after watching this porno film slash love letter to April. There’s no wonder in my mind why she was awarded Heartthrob of the Year at the 2010 Feminist Porn Awards. While there were plenty of things about the film that didn’t quite work for me, April sure wasn’t one of them.

Glamazons is an “art porn film,” and from what I gather is the third film by Carlos Batts featuring (his wife) April after Alter Ego and Voluptuous Life. From Violet Blue:

Carlos wrote me saying, “April and I first thought of this as an extension of the photography we’d created the first 4 years of our relationship. We shot so much, all the time; we just needed another medium to help document the speed at which we recorded our lives. After making Alter Ego we were hesitant about doing another video project because we were not trying to make a pseudo artist adult film, or gonzo porn. We just wanted to try to document our lives for artistic reasons. The video camera became a natural extension of the art.”

There are sort-of six scenes, or, really, five sex scenes: two partner scenes and three solo scenes. Every scene except for one features April Flores.

Product Specs

Title: Glamazons
Director: Carlos Batts
Studio: Heartcore Films

2010 Feminist Porn Award Nominee

Cast: April Flores, Ruby Violence, Jerry

Length: 118 minutes
Year: 2009

Extras: Behind the Scenes

Synopsis

Does art imitate life? It does in the lives of big, beautiful, adult film star April Flores and her husband, the director Carlos Batts. Experience the artistic interpretation of their fervid fantasies. As a multimedia muse, April’s erotic encounters are captured on film, in photographs and sketches. Various vignettes authentically document an ardent tryst with Ruby Violence, the pole-dancing contortionist crew, a self-gratifying solo scene and Jerry’s Polaroid-inspired passion play.

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Review: Courtney Trouble’s Nostalgia

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How could I resist looking into Nostalgia when I discovered it was not only written and directed by the awesome Courtney Trouble, genious behind No Fauxxx, but also starring some of my favorite people including my personal idols April Flores and “Carol Queen herself,” as well as a few people I’d seen in previous movies such as Jiz Lee, Syd Blakovich, and Madison Young. I was intrigued the first time I watched the trailer (below) and knew I had to see it.

Upon watching it I realized that it was far more bizarre than I ever thought it would be, far more queer if you will, and simply amazing. I’ve actually watched it multiple times for pleasure not just for review purposes. It’s hard to describe what it is about the movie which I love so much, though it’s not exactly what I thought I would love from the trailer of it (below).

The premise is: “Trouble and Pepper are at home fooling around and watching porn, only to find that all of their favorite classic titles have been queered.” Not quite yet being a porn connoisseur I couldn’t pinpoint the classic titles that were queered in this movie when I first watched it. I was, however, able to appreciate them as queered versions of rather well-known scenarios: a exhibitionistic/voyeuristic almost-group-sex scene, a doctor/nurse/patient three-way, a daydream of a sexy power laden threesome, and a last request to be able to sample one of life’s decadent pleasures before being whisked away to the afterlife.

After some investigation I discovered the first scene is a queering of Behind the Green Door, the second a queering of Deep Throat, the third of Babylon Pink, and the last of The Devil in Miss Jones. All are films which are part of the “Golden Age of Porn,” made in the 70s. Nostalgia itself is dedicated to Marilyn Chambers, who starred in Behind the Green Door and died shortly before Nostalgia was shot.

Some of the scenarios are campy and others are downright bizarre, but they are all sexy and fun. I really enjoyed the soundtrack of Nostalgia as well, dubbed “glitter thrash” on the Nostalgia site. Each of the four scenes are lit dramatically differently, which gives them each their own unique feeling, but does little to tie the scenes together. As a whole the film has a very artsy feel to it in addition to the wonderfully hot scenes.

Nostalgia is a movie I would gladly watch at a porn night with friends or pop in when wanting something sexy to get off to. However, I want to emphasize that this movie is not for everyone, though that’s true with every porn movie I think it is especially true with one as quirky and queer as this one. However, if you like your queer porn campy and bizarre I would check it out.

Scene-by-scene

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We start with Trouble and Pepper laying in bed with the familiar glow of the laptop illuminating them (not unlike my own is currently doing to me). We watch them pop in a DVD and get comfortable as the credits roll. This sets the stage for the rest of the movie, and we now know that we are watching what they are watching.

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The first scene is the most bizarre. I was also less impressed of it than I was with the others despite it having Carol Queen in the background… but I am getting ahead of myself.

For those of us who are me and who haven’t seen the movie it’s queering the premise is still fairly simple, albeit strange. A woman is kidnapped and then taken advantage of in front of a crowd of masked spectators who are also playing with themselves and each other. It has a very voyeuristic feel to it, obviously, as a crowd is gathered around them to watch.

At one point Jiz Lee comes up all in white and fucks the kidnappee. I thought Jiz’s lack of expression while fucking was jarring, though it’s obviously purposeful, but that took me out of the scene while watching it. As I mentioned, you can see Carol Queen at many times just to the left of the action (such as in the picture above), and although she is wearing clothing you can see her using a pink LELO Iris on herself.

The scene ends with Jiz and the other woman ejaculating on the kidnappee, which is quite impressive.

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The second scene was probably either my favorite or tied for favorite, a doctor/nurse/patient scenario with Jiz Lee, Syd Blakovich, and Madison Young. I had seen all three actors in Champion prior to their appearance in this movie so I was already familiar with their chemistry. It was somewhat campy which was extremely fun. The movie it is parodying has the same premise: a woman (Madison) enjoys sex but has never had an orgasm, so she goes to the doctor to determine the issue.

The doctor (Syd) attacks the problem with some black-gloved examination with the help of his nurse (Jiz Lee) before bringing out a vibrator and dildo to examine Madison’s lack of orgasm. When they do not work they bring out “the big guns,” meaning the Hitachi, and although it’s pretty obvious that the Hitachi isn’t put against Madison’s clit when “testing” (as if it was she probably wouldn’t be able to look so bored as in the image above) it’s easy to suspend one’s disbelief for the sake of the story. They attempt some bondage as well before the doctor whips out his cock and they discover the issue. It turns out her clitoris is in her throat.

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Of course there is much cock sucking in the scene, considering she gets pleasure from it and even “squirts glitter” when she comes all over the doctor’s cock, complete with fireworks bursting on the screen when she finally has an orgasm. It’s at once hilarious and hot and, as I mentioned, extremely campy. At one point they even fuck Madison with the handle of a golf club (with a condom on it) in true doctor stereotype fashion. It’s wonderful.

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The next scene is a little sudden. Starting with a dinner party of three women, two talking about meat and the other one a vegan. The vegan drifts off into a fantasy of a fabulous threesome complete with a njoy Pure Wand and njoy Eleven in the mix. Oh baby. The scene was good until the gorgeous steel dildos were added into the mix, and then it was delightful.

The scene is kind of white washed, which was interesting but kind of distracting for me, it made all three women extremely pale (not that they weren’t already), and is a striking difference to the lighting of the first two and the last scene. The scene ends after the vegan gives the omnivores some vegan cake only then to be snapped out of her fantasy, at which time she asks “what’s for dessert?”

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The final scene mixes the fantasy porn world with the “reality” of Pepper and Trouble watching it. This would be my other favorite scene of the bunch.

First we see April Flores committing suicide (you can actually watch the glitter suicide scene here, provided by Courtney Trouble), and then she meets Kimberly Kane in purgatory who informs her that she is not worthy of heaven due to the way she died and not worthy of hell because she lived a pure life. Dedicated to get into one or the other April decides to embark on a journey of lust, a journey of queer lust to be exact. They appear in Pepper and Trouble’s bedroom finding the two already in the middle of lusting and join right in.

The pleasure of watching two sexy fatties getting it on with their (skinnier) partners is absolutely wonderful in and of itself. The lucky devils in this scene also use the Eleven and Pure Wand on each other, which jacked up the lust factor for me as well. There’s something gorgeous about watching shiny steel dildos being used on someone. The entire scene was sexy as the four switched between various positions and everyone pretty much lusted with everyone else. I really love the lighting of the scene as well, which is all in red as you can see in the picture above and the box cover (at the top).

Also, after the credits roll there’s a little bonus scene which shouldn’t be missed! It ties in with the Madison/Syd/Jiz scene and is hilarious and sexy. Similarly, the behind the scenes feature on the disc is really fun to watch as well.

Product Specs

Title: Nostalgia
Writer & Director: Courtney Trouble
Studio: Reel Queer Productions

Cast: April Flores, Kimberly Kane, Jizz Lee, Syd Blakovich, Madison Young, Trouble, Pepper Sox, Kimberlee Cline, Selina Raven, Tina Horn, Sealu Sideshow, Destiny Prince.

Cast (non-sex): Carol Queen, Bobby Morgan, Carson, Sadie Lune, Neko Neko, Nina Blue, Marco Davis, Zhaira, Dominique Diaz, Mistress Angelica.

Length: 71 minutes
Year: 2009

Extras: Behind the scenes, photo gallery, Roulette trailer.

Trailer

Much thanks to Good Releasing for sending me Nostalgia! (It can also be found at GoodVibes)

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