Match Mates (2009)

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A series of five, fly-on-the-wall scenes centred round first time director, Liselle Bailey.


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25 November 2015 | lor_
Poorly conceived, boringly executed "realistic" porn
After producing the patently phony "The London Sex Project" in which the viewer was misled to believe random olks off the street were performing sex when in fact seasoned porn performers were employed, Liselle Bailey directed this more transparent but equally phony followup. She purports to be "fixing up" her "porn friends" for sexual encounters on camera and shamelessly injects herself into the action. Documentarist Michael Moore seems like a shy wall-flower and model of objectivity compared to her.

I admired her sort-of confessing (revealing rather than explicitly apologizing) that porno talent was used in the previous JoyBear release. But even her slim premise is defied here when in one segment she effectively sets up a blind-date, hardly the careful match implied by the title.

Tanya Tate is back from the earlier film, this time as Tanya Tate and humping with Peter Oh Tool. Other familiar faces include Continental superstar Claudia Rossi (title character in a classic Harmony Films video) paired with Michelle Moist, plus Hannah Shaw paired in lesbian action with Tammie Lee. A bonus segment brings back the African porno actor living in London now identified as Marcel Roberts with Alexa Andreas.

Two cameras are used and one of them operated by Liselle herself is frequently in view, destroying the purported realism and engagement of the porn couplings that try to be more organic and natural than regular "staged" porn. Liselle cannot resist smooching or groping mainly the female talent during a scene, creating impromptu threesomes. Her participation is basically PG-13 against the XXX antics of the professionals, but I found it unseemly and pure ego-trip.

We also learn that Seb Cam the porn actor is one and the same as Clarke Kent, a useful piece of information to clean up stray credits in IMDb. He gets to hump Lolly Badcock.

After nearly 3 hours I failed to see any point to this pretentious porno exercise, merely demonstrating the incompetence of its creator and her paucity of interesting ideas.

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