Thursday, June 29, 2006

Friends & Lovers, Sex and Interviews with Real Couples (2005) X

Blowfish Video from San Francisco http://www.blowfish.com/catalog/ has produced this erotic and beautifully filmed explicit video. The film is purchased from their web site for $29.95. The film interviews three couples and then films them making love. All three couples are either married to each other or are in a permanent relationship with each other. Each interview is about 10 minutes and shows that the couples are really in a relationship with each other. In fielding the questions the couples joke with their partner, disagree at times but work towards consensus. What is interesting is not the answers but the process. By the style of their answers, the viewer sees a man and women in a committed and loving relationship. It is then so erotic when we get to see the couple make love. The couples are not having sex they are making love. It is highly erotic. It is also very real. Penises don't always stay erect, women don't always have orgasms, bodies are not perfect models and sometimes positions seem clearly uncomfortable. However, the couples laugh about it, whisper jokes to each other, look into each other's eyes and direct their partner to more pleasurable actions. Their real relationships are what make the film erotic. The photography is also so clear and real that it feels live. I only wished the couples were in their 40's or 50's rather than late 20's.

I found this video to be erotic and enjoyable. Frequently, the quality of erotic videos are poor. One of my favorite web sites is http://www.cleansheets.com/ because of the high quality of erotic writing. The site recently posted an article by a Chris Bridges titled "Help! I'm turning Into an Anti-Porn Activist", that sited the poor quality of erotic videos. http://www.cleansheets.com/coverstories/bridges_05.17.06.shtml Here are Chris's suggestions on how they can be improved.

1. Normal looking people who at least look like they're having fun.
2. No one looking at the camera.
3. No movies that describe the women as sluts, whores, or bitches, or use the words "molest" or "gang" on the cover.
4. No anal, please. Nothing against the act itself, but it's not particularly aesthetically pleasing. Not a big fan of the camera-between-the-legs shots anyway, or the extreme, can't-get-any-closer-or-she'll-swallow-the-camera close-ups. I'd rather see the whole body and the lovers' growing arousal.
5. Woman-woman scenes that looks like they might be enjoying it. You know, with kissing and maybe even some foreplay before they whip out the 20-inch double-headed dildo or try to go up to their elbows.
6. An entire movie without silicone or implants of any kind. Try it, I dare you.
7. Women who don't feel obligated to stick their entire tongue out of their mouths whenever they kiss or lick anything.
8. Look, if you show me a guy pulling out of a woman's ass and moving around to her mouth, which seems to be the trend these days, you've lost me. Forget it, I'll turn the thing off and go watch cartoons. I mean, eww.
Women that aren't made up to look underage or like an 80's hair band groupie
9. Guys that look like someone you might not run away from on a dark night. Or a sunny afternoon.
10. Lighting that makes the actors look soft and sexy instead of plastic and poorly shaved.
11. Sounds that weren't dubbed or forced. I'm sorry, no one moans with ecstasy while they're giving a blowjob.
12. People grateful to get oral sex instead of standing there looking haughty and all conquerors.
13. Movies that don't have the same sex acts, in the same order, every time.
14. And, hardest to find of all...playfulness! I have absolutely no interest in watching people fuck that look too fake, too insensitive, too shallow, or too scary. Don't fun people fuck? In front of a camera, I mean?

A follow-up note from another reader listed these recommendations.
1. A semi-believable plot for at least the first half of the movie.
2. Realistic positions, changed frequently
3. No more cutting and splicing the explicit scenes just to stretch out the movie
4. Women in the movies? Please. Kick off those damned high heels. Yes you have pretty legs and dainty feet and we've all seen them - now be real.
5. Lingerie ladies! Naked gets boring very quickly
6. HUMOR! I saw an X-rated western once that was great. I'd rather watch porn that has some quality humor in it than the best of what passes for porn today.
7. Can't be stressed enough - get real, especially females. Tone down the makeup, let your hair actually move and get messy, walk and move like real people, not wannabe models, and stop acting like semen is a precious Gift From The Gods.
8. How about men and women in their 40?s to 60?s

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