3 September 2015 | lor_
Dreamy, blissful porn romance without narrative
Lisa Loves has been making romantic porn videos for daring! media for over a decade, backed by a technical team led by the label's house director Kendo. SEDUCED demonstrates her hypnotic style, a soothing approach I enjoy but clearly not for all tastes.
Many porn devotees associate Romance (capital R) with soft-core cinema, including of course the mainstream Hollywood or European movies for general audiences. But there is a continuum, and Loves provides a non-violent, somewhat uneventful sexual content that is just as explicit as the typical XXX fare.
These five vignettes all begin with MOS shooting, gradually leading to sex scenes where we can hear the couples' moans and groans of pleasure, heightening the arousal effect. In one of the best vignettes, genre great Paige Turnah does speak but it's the swearing and orgasmic exclamations of porn, not polite society.
Loves also uses a considerable amount of black & white footage, especially in later scenes, to stylize the lovemaking, and elsewhere the color scheme and color grading are extremely well-judged to maximize the visual impact of specific tableaux.
Jasmine Webb gets top billing, and her dark skin tone contrasts pointedly with lover Jamie Barry, and provides a great backdrop in the inevitable money shot on her belly.
For variety, Hannah Shaw and Holly Kiss have a lesbian scene, while Valerie Fox provides the contemporary look of striking tattoos and black fingernail polish. Top male player is Danny D, servicing mysterious beauty Jess West who reminded me a bit of American star April O'Neil.