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harryben 2 weeks ago

Bambi and Jessica are so sexy and cute - but to be honest, I would have much preferred the scene without the interruption of the creepy camshow part. Or at least that they could have forgotten their client at some point. They deserve another scene together with a story of them as girlfriends.

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 on Someone To Hint

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harryben 2 months ago

What I love about Andrej's films is his ability to create an overall emotional feeling/context - the music, the girls' playing, teasing etc. it is sometimes magical. And Alessandra and Annabelle -cuteness and sexiness in spades. Too hot to handle ! They are both great and need to be seen often, and on VT.

Friday, January 27th, 2017 on Mikado

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harryben 3 months ago

Love this - such a tonic for us northern europeans. Balmy sun and gorgeous bodies. Margot and Rosaline have such a good relationship - carefree, fun and very sexy. One of the best films in recent months, I loved it. This is one of the best pieces by Rosaline, so good to see her working with Margot. Yes, sandal sex indeed !

About shooting outside - yes, very refreshing, but you have to choose the locations carefully. I think that in the end VT got a bit lazy shooting all the time in the same gardens in Portugal: the scenes lost much of their atmosphere simply because of the repetitive backgrounds. That is what Jo excelled in on idreamofjo - her exterior locations were brilliant and appropriate.

Saturday, December 24th, 2016 on Cool Me Down

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harryben 3 months ago

Hey Mimi ! Sorry to hear that - I think she is still gorgeous, and one of the things I love about keeping on with the older performers is that they 'mature' so beautifully. There is something extra sensual about the slightly fuller figure, for example. And Margot's breasts, if one must mention them, still enthralling me.

Saturday, December 24th, 2016 on Cool Me Down

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harryben 3 months ago

Love this as a perfect Christmas gift. Sybil and Michelle are a perfect couple, and their warmth and enjoyment is wonderfully captivating. Must confess that the hand in the pants moment is always a great start and widely sexy. This is another example of how Andrej gets amazing performances from the women, full of delight and feeling that feeds into sensuality - and superb casting from Ariel yet again.

Unlike some, I really like the postscript - it draws on what has gone before, and makes the point that passion can (should be) part of a normal relationship. Much better to have this scene at the end, rather than at the start.

Thank you Sybil and Michelle, I hope you get to read these very positive comments. I am in awe of your work and how you give yourselves to filming something that is so intimate. You are both so beautiful and amazing !

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 on Sunset

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harryben 3 months ago

Rose, this is perhaps an opportunity to look ahead, and make some wishes for the New Year. Particularly, to hope that SA and VT can bring back some of our favourite performers who are still available. Blue Angel is back and has done some excellent gg for DDF, ALS, and Laly - surely the invite must have reached her by now ? And some of the top VT team are still working but not appearing on Metart - Zafira and Brandy Smile, for instance - even Eve Angel appeared on Lesbea earlier this year. And another plea to see if you get the best of the N American performers over here - Bree Daniels, Shyle Jennings, Georgia Jones, Jenna Sativa, Serena Blair would top my list. I am sure that an fascinating series could be constructed around these visitors. We know that Lexi Lowe and Samantha Bentley work wonderfully well with their fellow European stars on these sites, and Alyssa Reece has worked so well in Europe. And you would get a lot of interest from N American gg fans.

Just hoping a little ....

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 on The best SexArt movie of 2016

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harryben 4 months ago

Sam is an exceptional performer, very sharp and perceptive and wonderfully open about her sex/love life. In a recent blog she describes having off camera sex many times with Aiden Ashley, including once in a toilet in Cardiff ! She does not shrink from keeping it real, and has often called out the oppressive male view of porn when it conflicts with reality.

Friday, November 18th, 2016 on Game of Thrones beauty Samantha Bentley talks about sex

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harryben 6 months ago

This was an amazing film, and exactly captured the erotic atmosphere of 1930's/40's behind-closed-doors queer culture. It deserves a series of films.

Friday, September 16th, 2016 on The Exchange: a tale of dark lust

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harryben 8 months ago

A thought about this series - longer interviews/chats, and please, since Elle is there, please could she play a bigger role in the discussion (if not the action) ? It's nice to see her, but she is a bit wasted, to be honest.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 on Girls Love Sex - Cassie Laine

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harryben 8 months ago

Please can you bring Cassie into the VT/SexArt fold ? She has been one of my favourite performers for a long time, and as this piece shows, she is genuinely into women, as her work shows. I would love to see her with Tracy, Henessy etc.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 on Girls Love Sex - Cassie Laine

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harryben 9 months ago

Samantha is fabulous - hugely sexy, authentic and a great performer as well. She brings something special to her scenes and communicates very directly with her partners.

Friday, June 10th, 2016 on Samantha Bentley

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harryben 10 months ago

Such a pity that Elle no longer performs for SexArt - please bring her back ! I can se her doing gets scenes with Lena, Tracy etc - and Alyssa !

Sunday, May 29th, 2016 on Girls Love Sex - Elle Alexandra

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harryben 10 months ago

Samantha is exceptional, all her work for SexArt has been outstanding. I remember that in an interview for VT several years ago, she said that although she had boyfriends, she preferred sex with women. She has a very independent spirit that brings something extra to her scenes. And Paula is excellent here, she really smoulders. The focus between the two is fantastic.

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 on Consultant

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harryben 11 months ago

One of Jimena's best scenes - these two work so well together. And hey ! I love the framing. If you are going to shoot widescreen, the conventional balance within the frame disappears. Andrej is very creative in his framing, and I liked that the girls were hidden from time to time, it seemed to give them some power over the camera and our expectations. And each time the scene progressed, Andrej gave us another framing to work on, including the high angle shot over Nataly's shoulder looking down at Jimena in the tub. Wonderful !

Saturday, May 7th, 2016 on Surprise In The Shower

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harryben 11 months ago

All adult models are 'doing it for money', whether they are lesbian, bi or straight. I think your comment is quite offensive to everyone on Sex Art and similar sites, actually. I also think that it ispossible for women who are hetero in their private lives to genuinely enjoy sex with women on camera. Some of the best girl/girl performers are in this category.

Friday, April 29th, 2016 on Getting personal with Kari!

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harryben 1 year ago

Vanessa is so sensuous and sexy - very much in the style of Zafira, Antonya etc, 'old school' Viv Thomas models. Love her to bits. And Brook, where did she come from ? Fantastic pairing, just so good at every level. Typical Andrej/Ariel story - they manage to create something that feels very natural, with lots of tenderness, sensitivity as well as pleasure. Andrej is definitely the top filmmaker on MetArt at the moment , and beyond, I agree with Rose.

Saturday, January 9th, 2016 on Get Ready

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harryben 1 year ago

Vert beautiful, a body to die for - or to fall passionately in love ! Would love to see Arteya again, her personality comes across so well.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015 on Arteya

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harryben 1 year ago

Such a beautiful film - Andrej as ever gives the performers so much time to explore their feelings and anticipate the passion. I love these slow, slow builds. And Ariel, you find the best girls and the best pairings - these two look as though they really are in a relationship - perhaps quite early on, maybe this is first time they have taken time off together, and have the time to explore who they are and how they feel about each other. Great use of the mirror, they seem to be using it to confirm their relationship - and the quick look at the mirror right at the end, beautiful.

I have no problem with the tats, so many young women - and men- have them, and in a way it makes the scene more real. This should not have anything to do with whether a model works for Sexart or not, in my view. Both of their (different)personalities come across strongly, and Arteya's skin art is a part of that.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015 on Show Me Part 1

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harryben 1 year ago

No way ! gg on sexart is very special, Ariel and Andrej have a unique way of telling stories that include love, relationships, laughter and tears - and blindingly good sex.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 on Secrets Of Prague Episode 6

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harryben 2 years ago

One of the best 3somes ever. I'm not always partial to them, they can be over complex, and someone tends to get left out at times, But this works very well.

I was just a bit concerned that Leila reacted so harshly to their failure and abandoned Vanessa, after the intensity of their passion the night before. Chill out, girl, it's only a game ! And then she allowed herself to be seduced, essentially betrayed her girlfriend who she seemed to be so close to. Am I being a bit moralist ? No, it's just that it didn't ring true, and troubled me for the rest of the scene. At Least Margot and Alexis stayed together and comforted each other, even though they argued.

Saturday, September 12th, 2015 on Secrets of Prague Episode 3

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harryben 2 years ago

Finally caught up on this fabulous series - truly, Ariel and Andrej make the most sensual, seductive, and emotionally spot on films anywhere. Vanessa is sensational and oozes sensuality and a kind of 'come on, try me' trust, and Leila as ever combines her seductive powers with real connection with V. Juts a great, great scene, and huge shout out to A and V - you are both fabulous, wonderful and such fun. I hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as it seemed. And my usual shout out to Adele - effortless, seamless editing, you manage so well to keep the flow and respond to the emotional ups an downs. It must be great work on the material that Andrej gives you.

As to _fer_realz_ complaint about tracking he camera behind foreground objects, this does not bother me particularly. I see it as a kind of visual palette cleansing, restoring the sense of depth and 3-dimensiality, and also allowing us to step back a bit from time to time. I think that it works in the sense that it relieves the pace a bit, helps to vary the pace: it's a kind of punctuation, perhaps. So I take it as it comes.

Saturday, September 12th, 2015 on Secrets of Prague Episode 2

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harryben 2 years ago

Hi Alexis, it is wonderful to hear from you - always a real bonus to get comments from the performers. I can imagine the craziness off camera, so many great personalities. I really hope you and Margot can do more scenes together, you complete each other wonderfully. You are cute as a button with such a great sense of humour, and Margot is extraordinary as well. Love you both.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 on Secrets of Prague Episode 1

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harryben 2 years ago

Couldn't agree more about the pacing. Andrej and Adele always manage to create a special world for their performers, which allows them to explore their relationships with plenty of time and space, and allows for really subtle, creative editing. Definitely something that Guy could learn from.

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 on Secrets of Prague Episode 1

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harryben 2 years ago

This is such a promising start. My only quibble is the male presence in the form of the game controller: too much like Charlie's Angels. This is a group of fabulous, strong women who don't need a male controller to play out the story.

Having said that, what a great cast, and Alexis and Margo really get it going. Alexis is so cute and warm-hearted, and Margot is the perfect older (?) lover. Their interaction is delightful and has a serious undertone which makes the lovemaking quite breathtaking. You really feel the love as they settle down for the night. Adele, great editing as usual, your ability to control and vary the pace is excellent.

Ariel and Andrej are the best creative team on MetArt; they manage to portray believable relationships and real feelings. And you are blessed with some of the best, most committed performers in the business. Alexis, Margot, thank you so much !

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 on Secrets of Prague Episode 1

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harryben 2 years ago

A beautiful film with real grace and passion. This is an example of the wonderful qualities of films by team Ariel/Andrej. Terrific casting which shows an understanding of the emotional and erotic potential of each of the performers, and how they might work off each other. And a beautifully slow and sensual build up from the start, effortlessly sexy and emotionally spot on. And with an intriguing twist at the end. Thank you Carrie and Iris, I hope you enjoyed working with each other as much as we did watching your great relationship.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015 on Rewarded

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harryben 2 years ago

Wow Ariel, how do you manage to get Blue Angel back on the screen ? I love her slightly fuller figure which she has been showing us for the last year. For me, and I think many fans, she is one of the all-time greats of lesbian film, up there with Eufrat, Peaches, Lisa, etc. And although she has worked in many b/g scenes, her work with other women has always been absolutely special.

This film oozes sensuality, and both women are phenomenal. This leave me breathless. Thank you Ariel and Andrej - and may I make my usual shout out for Adele, who edits this seamlessly as usual - keepin'' the flow going !

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 on Perceive

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harryben 2 years ago

Very very erotic, and indeed very Sapphic in the 1920s/30s style. Such an attention to detail, and the whole thing wonderfully fluid. Antonia and Meggie played it perfectly, and Meggie's gradual complicity in the the seduction is wonderful. A fascinating play on the usual male photographer, female model 'victim', this gives it extra depth and fascination. I was entranced almost throughout, and gripped by their relationship. The sense of queerness played out behind closed doors is amazing. Andrej and Ariel have done such a good job.

Just one boring critique - I don't think the photographers in the period evoked would have used a Retina camera, it would most likely have been larger format using longer exposure times. The noise of the shutter did not sound right. I would not make that comment if everything else had not been near perfect.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 on The Vintage Collection - The Photographer II

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harryben 2 years ago

I am very happy with the interaction between Hennessy and Nataly. Nataly is less forward than Hennessy, but that happens in relationships. She certainly receives very nicely, and I would love to see more of her. For me, the connection was very much there. The pairing is excellent - this is a classic APF and AL collaboration: young women who seem to have a real relationship, everything natural and flowing. Loved the lack of make-up, natural nails (for once !), and mega-normal clothes. All believable and very very sexy. Thank you Nataly and Hennessy, you are both gorgeous and wonderful actors, and you seemed to enjoy yourselves !

Sunday, June 21st, 2015 on Next Station

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harryben 2 years ago

Loved this scene - and it must the same location that Ariel and Lorena did a while ago in Horisont 1, as Ariel confirms - which was an epic scene. At that time, there was a lot of discussion about the sand, and I think I made a comment about the blackness of sand enhancing the effect of dangerous love, on the brink of pain.

Fantastic to get Ariel's comments about locations, and I can understand from the models' point of view. Jo's erotic explorations of the countryside on idreamofjo.com were incredible, and so liberating - quite magical.

Sunday, May 31st, 2015 on Horizont II

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harryben 2 years ago

This is my first encounter with the Heat series, and my first thought is that it is very "Alis', with its jazz and complex timeline. I don't normally like this kind if abstracted, formally erotic opening - 6 minutes of it, so was relieved to find that the sex is intense and satisfying. I then looked back at the 2 earlier scenes, and found much the same. So I will look again at the opening, but suspect that I will still find the gyrating and 'teasing' an irritation. No doubt some will say that it is essential to the film, but I wonder ....

Tracy talks at the start about the filming being difficult, I guess because of the fragmented timeline; in the end, she does brilliantly, even though it must be more difficult without working to a straightforward story. Actors in mainstream film say the same thing. So full marks to Tracy and Alexa - who does brilliantly too.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 on The Heat 3

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harryben 2 years ago

Love this ! Roxy is really getting into the spirit of things, and reminds me so much of Samantha Bentley, in that she knows how to keep it real, and has that kind of earthy but sensual physique. Tracy is excellent too, in this scene. A great pairing, Ariel, you know so well how to bring the right performers together. This series is looking great, and it has so many of the things that the previous film lacks. Loved the setting, at one point I was hoping that they were going to climb up into the top bunk. Everything so natural and credible ....

Andrej, you are so good at passion and spontaneity. Sometimes I think that male directors are not good at harnessing female passion, but you are certainly the exception and have always been. Thank you !

Sunday, May 10th, 2015 on Campus Episode II - Living Here

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harryben 2 years ago

I agree about the artful opening - quite unnecessary and distracting. If it was meant to look like film, it didn't succeed, so what was it ? But on to more important things:

Anissa and Ariel's rush to get their clothes off was exciting and promised something much more intense - SexArt is really good at impromptu sex. But a couple of minutes in, and the pace had slowed to zero, and the excitement had evaporated. Not helped by discovering that they are in a very grand apartment full of 'designer' stuff which further took the edge off things. It would have been much more attracting to have had them in a more 'real' setting. I agree with Rose - both girls look fabulous, but in spite of Ariels' cooing and sighing, I didn't pick up much between them. And making them make love on the arm of a chair or something similar does not help - a more natural setting like a sofa or bed , even the floor, would have been better.

I love Anissa and Ariel, but the direction was at fault here.

Sunday, May 10th, 2015 on I've Been Missing U

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harryben 2 years ago

Totally enchanting. The intro on the bridge is beautifully done, they look so natural together, and the music is just wonderful. The remainder of the scene builds slowly, and something that begins tentatively really does build up and become much more passionate than I expected. Neither Angella nor Christin seem to have appeared for MetArt before, but they are so nat ease and natural, it seems that they are used to be being with girls, or at least enjoy it. A scene like this makes it natural to hope for more of this story, with these two beautiful people.

A bit more talking earlier on would have been nice, but I know that it is not always easy to make dialogue sound natural.

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 on Sunset On Charles Bridge

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harryben 2 years ago

This is an excellent study of two women in love who are completely at ease with their own and each other's bodies. No great climaxes or super intensity, just huge enjoyment in giving each other pleasure. Their similar physique is enchanting, and no, I don't mind tattoos. As for the kissing, it was enough. This a moment of sex that could happen any time, any where. Loved it !

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 on Just Touch Me

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harryben 2 years ago

Beautifully set - I never knew that cooking programmes could be so sexy; I suppose all that chopping, cutting and bashing must come from somewhere. The design and lighting was lightly theatrical, and the break into passion on the sofa almost came as a shock - a beautiful scene, so beautiful that I had to pinch myself to remember that this is about sex and desire.

Kari is just incredibly beautiful and like Suzy Carina, has started to take more of a leading role recently. Her Lady series on VT was a brilliant exercise in restrained passion.

I became increasingly absorbed once I had got over the design aspect, and Kari and Linda worked beautifully together (you see, yet more beauty). Their momentum was spoiled when Kari's climax was only shown on her face - quite a major disappointment, in fact. But the scene recovered, and ended - well, beautifully. They both took the scene over and made it their own.

And beautifully edited - thank you Adele !

Friday, April 10th, 2015 on Chef

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harryben 2 years ago

Firstly, Lola is proving to be an outstanding performer. Here she really took command, from the moment that she started to relent in the opening scene, to the way she looked at Ariel while she was undressing, etc. She has a way of engaging with her partners which is direct, playful, and serious. Terrific. And their connection was very powerful from the start - thank you Lola and Ariel ! I really enjoyed your connection.

The piece is a bit short - nothing wrong in that necessarily, but the slow start promised a bit more, and (going back to the way Lola looked at Ariel undressing) I had hoped for more time with each of them appreciating the other's bodies/sensuality. This was supposed to be a make-up, after all.
So while the whole piece is alluring and enjoyable, more could have been made of the set-up.

A couple of minor points. It can be a bit worrying when the performers have nail extensions, but it would be interesting to hear from our female fans if this an issue, or is it just a variant on the male castration complex ? The other point was the quantity of candles - it would have taken them a long time to light them all, which is unlikely in the situation, so it rather took away from the 'reality' of the scene. Plus I could not help wondering if there was a stand-by fireman/woman on set ....

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 on Hors D'Atteinte

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harryben 2 years ago

Thank you for responding, Rose. And I understand what fear-realz is saying about the 'new girls' on VT. I am not saying that they are not good - it is interesting to have this range of performers, and they have done well within the constraints of the stories they have been given. I am still catching up on some of the film I missed since December, and some are showing their worth - Lady, the Messages series, Venice, and Gym are good - and I mean the less well known performers as well as the established ones like Tracy, Kiara, and Eva.

But here is a question - all the MetArt directors are men, and that has an influence, I think. Viv had a real talent for bringing out his performers' sensuality in a genuine way, he encouraged them to develop their sensual personalities, whatever the actual story - this often went beyond the stories. And this is what is lacking at the moment, apart from the outstanding performers like Tracy.

How about bringing in some women directors ? Jo has shown such creative talent on her site - now sadly closed. Her films for VT were excellent, particularly Discreet Services. And Sandra has also directed successfully. The success of Sweetheart video is largely based on the work of their women directors, particularly Dana Vespoli. And Lorena did some excellent work here on SexArt. So this a challenge !

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 on Petrin

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harryben 2 years ago

Ariel, I meant to say, before starting my comments on the problems with VT, that Lady Dee is very beautiful and has a quiet sensuality that is hugely attractive. And Lucy Li is becoming incredibly voluptuous, almost like Zafira. I have seen her scenes on Lesbea with Eufrat, and was very happy to see her again here. It would be great to have more from both of these sexy women.

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 on Petrin

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harryben 2 years ago

Very beautiful, although the intro went on a bit too long, particularly with the distorting mirrors. Something about the restrained passion in the bath was very erotic.

Interesting to read the comments bout how VT should be: the reality is that SexArt has not changed, but has continued to produce very high quality, thought through films that stretch the narrative forms in interesting ways. What has changed is VT, and I am not sure you can do much about that if the core group of performers, whose personalities and presence were so strong over the years, are no longer there or are not being used. There was an undercurrent of real lesbian erotica in the classical VT years - some them were in lesbian relationships - Peaches & Gina, Jo and Eve - others were 'out' bi-sexuals, and VT offered intriguing insights into their lives as performers through the many BTS episodes, plus series like the 'sex - with peaches, lisa, jo & eve' etc, and Shades of Blue, Peaches online series etc. None of that exists any more, and most of the new performers do not have that kind of personality. So it is not clear how VT should differentiate itself from SexArt. The recent series have abandoned any attempt at story and place, and have become monotonous in many respects, and have not being developing any sense of personality or character.

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 on Petrin

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harryben 2 years ago

OK, I hadn't seen the earlier scene between Bella & Nick. But the sense of Bella's unrequited search remains the same, I think. Eva and Bella had a scene together in the VT Dominance series: Bella has quite a special sense of containment seeking a (difficult) release in her work - you get the sense that she is never fully satisfied emotionally.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 on What Happens When - Episode 4

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harryben 2 years ago

Love the rap !!

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 on What Happens When - Episode 4

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harryben 2 years ago

SexArt parties seem to be a lot of fun, for the women at least. The song suggests this may be more than a quick fumble and tumble, for Bella at least - maybe we will see more of this. Parties are always hard to film convincingly, and Andrej is right to keep it short and snappy, but the the encounter between Eva and Bella is well handled, not too obvious or overstated. The sex has a rawness - the single lamp, blue flashing light through the window, and Bella has a classical (maybe stereotypical) Eastern European look that could be from a spy film set in the 40's, suggesting an emotional hardness that is trying to find a release.For Eva it may just be a bit of fun, but for Bella it seems that it may be part of a longer search. Eva arrives at the part with a boyfriend, Bella seems to be alone. I like the resonance here. Sometimes desperation needs an outlet, even if there little romance.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 on What Happens When - Episode 4

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harryben 2 years ago

Many interesting comments, particularly about the overall sequence, such as haley's suggestion that it goes Tracy, Lola, Alexa. I'm not sure about this - it could be as simple as Mango being hurt so badly by the the breakup with Lola that she becomes unable to sustain a long-term loving relationship. _fer_realz_'s thoughts about what has happened between Mango and Tracy are interesting - certainly, there seem to be moments in this scene where Tracy shows doubts about Mango's commitment/motivation - that short moment when she is waiting for Mango to insert her finger, her look is suddenly suspicious, wary.Is it Tracy who has decided to end the relationship, or Mango who has not been able to give Tracy the commitment she needs ?

What is true is that this series has entered emotional territory that is rarely explored in erotic film: the breakdown, final or temporary, of significant relationships. VT's Unfaithful series was based on the on-off affair between Lisa and Nella, and ended in Unfaithful 6 with the extraordinary scenes where Lisa, several years after she lost Nella, has become embittered and alcoholic, and tries to find love in a series of one-night stands. These scenes were also Lisa's last as a model, which gave them an extra resonance, and were extraordinarily courageous. Then Jo's Passion series based on her on-camera relationship with Eve Angel (heightened by their real life relationship) which went through betrayal and distraction, but ended with redemption.

These complicated emotional contexts give the sexual side a really fascinating erotic edge, and gets very close to the pain and confusion that can be felt in real relationships. Even though the underlying narrative may not be absolutely clear here, it is so refreshing to see this area being opened up and explored - and Tracy and Mango have responded with such insight and sensitivity. A fabtastic job from both of them. It would be good to hear from them what they about it all.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 on Memento - Third Act

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harryben 2 years ago

I also was very struck in Part 2 how Mango watches while Lola packs her case, and how quiet she is while she watches. Perhaps she is reminded of Alexa doing the same, and is thinking about the difference in outcome. Perhaps she is happy that Lola is leaving, creating a space in which Alexa might return.

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 on Memento - Second Act

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harryben 2 years ago

Let's see if it reappears in a 3rd act. To be honest, while ambiguity in film is very attractive, you can't help looking for some kind of resolution or redemption.

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 on Memento - Second Act

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harryben 2 years ago

Hi Rose, as I am sure that you and other SexArt colleagues are aware, there are quite mixed feelings coming across from feedback on the VT site. I was intrigued when I read a comment from Ariel posted on the Shards of Summer page, in which she mentions the need to produce lots of content for VT, and that this might have affected the output on SexArt. I think that far too much content has been produced for VT since the merger, and the quality on that site has definitely suffered. Storylines seem to to have been rushed, and some series, while technically skilled, have not focused enough on the difficult business of capturing real emotions and sensuality. It has been a very mixed bag, and some series have worked quite well - all the performers have worked hard and tried their best. But I wish the rate of production would slow down a bit, and more thought be put into creating something special. The 'old' VT would produce one scene a week at the most, and sometimes less when they were putting out a lot of BTS. Fortunately, SexArt has managed to maintain its quality - and I speak as someone who had to leave the site for a few months, and is still catching up. For me, the key quality that this kind of filmmaking needs is the ability to convey a sense of quiet, stillness, reflection, on which to build the stories and the erotic tension. If anyone needs to remind themselves how this is done, I recommend looking at The Art of Kissing 3 - my first astonished experience of VT. The first scene is between our beloved Ariel and the amazing Sylvie: nothing much seems to happen for at least minute, but slowly we are drawn in to their playful, sensual relationship; everything seems natural and unforced, utterly believable. VT was able to build up an incredibly strong team of performers over the years, who could take on almost anything. SexArt is managing to do that incredibly well, but it takes a core of really strong performers, and VT has lost that core. It needs to slow down and build things more slowly.

Saturday, March 14th, 2015 on A new director for Viv Thomas!

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harryben 2 years ago

This scene requires even more thought that the first, partly for the reason that hayley13 suggests, that is, that this relationship is more transient than the first, suggesting a different kind of relationship. I hope there will be another part at least that might begin to answer some of the questions. Suitcases are definitely part of the emotional story here - maybe they represent the part of oneself that can never be fully given to the other.

Saturday, March 14th, 2015 on Memento - Second Act

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harryben 2 years ago

This is a very credible scene, and Eva and Kiara give out just the right amount of excitement and and fun. Well crafted, and excellent editing from Adele - the pace never slackened, but the many moments of tenderness and passion came across strongly.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 on What Happens When Episode 2

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harryben 2 years ago

This a very intriguing portrayal of memory and (apparent) loss, regret etc, and it manages to articulate these feelings while retaining and developing the sexual tension. In a way, there is no final release, which heightens the intrigue and one's attempt to understand better their relationship. What happened before, what will happen now, will there be an eventual coming together ?

This what the 'middle' period of VivThomas was so good at, in series like Unfaithful, and Jo in her Passion series. The power of performances by people like Lisa, Nella, Vera, and Jo herself, was based on their amazing ability to project desire laced with sadness, regret, frustration etc. Alex and Mango have captured this very well - it would be great to see them carry this on.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 on Memento - First Act

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harryben 2 years ago

I love the simplicity of the piece, the directness. In that sense, it is a very powerful account of two women in love surrendering themselves to each other. Its lack of adornment is one of its strong points, and in that sense it is very satisfying. Both Jimena and Samia are terrific and work wonderfully together. Jimena may lack experience, but she has really flowered in this piece.

But I agree about the lack of spoken communication - even without subtitles, it can work to support the emotional context, and give us some of the background. As to the Unbroken theme, it needs more on the 'brokenness' to make it more relevant. In that sense, i agree with Hailey13.

Friday, March 6th, 2015 on Unplugged 2

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harryben 2 years ago

Just a great great scene. Layla and Chloe are exceptionally natural together, and I love the easy transition from teasing talk into sex - so natural and also a kind of revelation of the real depth of their relationship. The sex is completely natural, no pressure to work their way through the various positions, so they manage to maintain the mood of playful (but deep) eroticism all the way through.

Sincerely, one the best scenes ever. Chloe and Lyla show themselves to be brilliant performers, and thank you Alis for keeping such a natural flow without seeking too many camera angles that could have interrupted the play.

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 on Something Else That I Have To Survive

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harryben 2 years ago

Re. a series or more: of course, VivThomas is full of series at the moment, and some of them are very well made and effective. But what some of them lack is that deep sensuality that you have from really great performers who can express their own sensuality and desire in addition to what has been scripted. And performers like Tracy and Amarna would work so well with some of the younger performers who are showing great commitment at the moment on VT - Sindy Black, Rosaline Rose etc.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Slippery When Wet

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harryben 2 years ago

The ease and naturalness between Tracy and Amarna does really stand out, plus the sense that they know what each other needs to get fulfilment.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Slippery When Wet

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harryben 2 years ago

I am sure that any other suggestions would be well received. I actually thought that some early Avril Lavigne could have been used here.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Slippery When Wet

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harryben 2 years ago

Two of the best performers in lesbian erotica - a great combination of Tracy's eastern european sensuality and Amarna's western european energy. Everything they do is believable and utterly committed. This suggests a series between Tracy and Amarna, falling in and out of love, along the lines of VT's Unfaithful series, or Jo's Passion sequences. I agree with Hayley13's comment about being based in a city; Barcelona could be the new Budapest. The urban settings give the stories more depth and context, more connection with everyday life.

When I saw the running time, I was a bit concerned that there might not be enough time, but the way Tracy and Amarna work meant a really complete piece. Again, a sequel should really follow, their relationship could develop in so many ways.

Just one other comment: yet again we have a film about desire between women introduced with a male rock song. For me, that gives the film an unwelcome suggestion of the male gaze. There are so many fantastic female bands out there, surely you can find something that represents the female voice ?

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Slippery When Wet

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harryben 2 years ago

I am in two minds - the choreography of the scene is excellent, and manages to play on the physicality of the women - very slender and long-limmned. But the sex was a bit sombre - no harm in that - but with little communication, and as a result the intensity faded for me.

Why the song from a male singer at the start ? Was this about the theme i.e. betrayal and regret i.e. the betrayal at the end of the film ? It was strange to hear this passionate male voice over so much of the start of the film. There are plenty of women singers who could have provided the right emotions.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on The Road Goes On 2

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harryben 3 years ago

Taylor and Sophie are fantastic together, and could easily carry a mini-series. You just need to decide if this is the start, or is there another beginning ?

Much as I love the relationship between them, I found the constant intercutting a distraction - it held back on any complete passion being expressed. I am all for experimentation and disrupting or stretching the timeline, but in this case I found it took away from the full potential of the connection between the two.

Having said that, there was much to like here - the constraints of the car worked to the advantage of the story, and heightened the tension. And this is a partnership that could run and run .....

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 on Taylor and Sophie

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harryben 3 years ago

Just to qualify my complaint about the images accompanying the credits - Alyssa rehearsing her voice over with Alko was king of nice, and could have been good on its own. It's the rushing about and screaming that I found really off-putting.

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 on Faith

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harryben 3 years ago

Overall a great film. Alyssa has really flowered in the last six months or so, she has so much more confidence. maybe her acting lessons since she returned to Canada are having an effect. Loved her voice over, relevant and well-judged. And Aiko is to die for, she reminds me of Judy Smile - that quiet charm concealing a focused sensuality. The transition between grief and desire was well handled and credible by both of them. Excellent editing, Adele ! This shows how deep narratives can be established in short films.

The music at times was a bit overdone, something that often happens in SexArt films: however, it was appropriate and set the tone. But I was appalled by the silly nonsense over the credits, it completely undermined the feelings established by the end of the story, Please don't do that again, it is self-indulgent and shows no regard for the audience !

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 on Faith

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harryben 3 years ago

A really excellent pieces that manages to avoid the usual pitfalls of shower scenes. It develops naturally, and the relationship between them is very well paced. Tracy is showing real versatility these days, and nuances her performance very convincingly - their different personalities is well brought out. Well done Don, and Lorena for the edit.

This scene reminds us of the power and relevance of the single film, whether on its own or as part of a series. There is so much more that we can read into the story when it is not overburdened with complex narratives ......

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 on Stay Sweet

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harryben 3 years ago

A beautiful film, yes, quiet indeed and very very sensual. Two beautiful women discovering each other's tipping points in a moment of great intimacy. Seeing more mature women open up their sexuality is practically a privilege - no hiding here !. Ariel is luminous as always, and Jessie matches her perfectly. Thank you Andrej for not overburdening us with too much 'story' - there is more than enough to be getting on with here.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 on Try

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harryben 3 years ago

It seems to me that the choice of black sand must have been deliberate - maybe Andrej or Ariel could comment ?

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 on Horizont

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harryben 3 years ago

I too was concerned about the difficulties of mixing sand and sex, but it is a tribute to the intelligence and commitment of Ariel and Lorena that it actually worked. Films set up a number of challenges, technical/creative and narrative, and by overcoming them you start to establish credibility and draw in the audience. As the scene progresses the tension between the heavy black sand, and the damage that it could do, and the fierce eroticism of the women, becomes very powerful, and could be seen as a metaphor for the challenges of love and desire - perhaps (!). It is important that the sand is heavy and black, and that becomes a very powerful interaction by the end of the film, and heightens the sense of the erotic and the passion of the women. It is also a contrast to the lightness of the opening sequence; for that reason I was slightly disappointed that when Ariel and Lorena changed places, the dancing around was re-introduced. I would have preferred that we stay in the moment of passion overcoming the physicality of the beach.

This is Lorena at her best, creating lightness and strength through the force of her beauty, personality and intelligence. And it is wonderful to see how Ariel uses her relative maturity as a foil for Lorena's brilliance, without at anytime taking away from the equality of their relationship. Fantastic !

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 on Horizont

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harryben 3 years ago

Jenny truly radiates beauty, charm and affection, and really focuses these seductive weapons on her partners, and for that alone I would value this film, and all her work so far. The opening sequence was absolutely delightful and introduced the couple and their relationship very well. The sex side was a bit tentative, and was not helped by the rather stark lighting in the bathroom and the hardness of the rock (honestly !). But Candy saved the day with some vigorous work on jenny at the end.

I would love to see Jenny with someone more demanding - Lorena, Whitney, Suzie for instance. This does not mean that her partnership with Candy does not work, but it was fairly low-key. Candy definitely has potential ....

Finally: you shot with Red and DSLR - why not shoot the whole thing on Red ? The harshness/flatness of the lighting in the bathroom was probably partly due to the DSLR, plus general over-lighting.

Saturday, January 25th, 2014 on Zatleskej

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harryben 3 years ago

Fascinating and unusual: I like the cross cutting, it offers some insights into the relationship, and the fetish/dom theme opens up different ways of seeing desire and people's needs. By the end, the questions about the nature of the relationship had become very powerful, and suggests a follow-up based more on Luna's desires. Is it win-lose or win-win ?

Friday, January 17th, 2014 on Approaching

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harryben 3 years ago

I am in agreement with many of these points- good work from Lorena and Maya, potentially an electric pairing. But much of the physical/spatial relationship between then seems to be occupied with the attempt to contain all the action on the table, contributing in part to the sense of detachment and lack of direct contact between them. And it seems that the unusual length of the music could have been partly prompted by the need to cover a lot of knocking and banging as they settled on the table. In other words, the setting seemed to constrain what they could do. I hope that we can see them together again soon, but in a more natural setting which allows them to really explore each other. Maya's films on SexArt generally manage to show a stronger side of her personality that when she appears on other sites, but this was an opportunity lost, I am afraid.

Monday, January 13th, 2014 on You And Me

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harryben 3 years ago

The matching of Jenny and Paula is fascinating - two women well past the experimenting younger womans' phase. Paula continues to intrigue in her move to gg, and Jenny grows in confidence as a committed erotic performer. This may not be the most intense or sensual of films, but it was satisfying as well as intriguing, and I liked the overall rhythm - thank you Andrej and Adele. This film shows how what is implied can carry equal weight to what is seen, and the questions raised about their relationship keep the interest going to the end. The opening and closing teasers work very well, and suggest answers to the questions: they also help to place the relationship in a day to day context. I will certainly watch this again, and look forward to seeing their work again.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 on Night For Two

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harryben 3 years ago

And more of Suzie, please ! Also Sylvie/Sylvia has re-appeared on idremofjo, and is another performer whose maturity would work well on SexArt. Peaches, Suzanna, Antonya, Jo, Eve, Blue Angel in gg, they would all work well with APF and Andrej's creative discipline.

Sunday, December 29th, 2013 on Vintage Collection - Cherished Love

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harryben 3 years ago

I love this film, and am very happy with the length and timing. Suzie is a very special performer, who brings such openness and grace, and I agree with swplf2 that working with the older generation brings something special. The casting here is excellent - thanks to APF. Jenny Simons is charming, pretty with a great smile, and connects very well with Suzie. They needed the length of time to develop the relationship, and they both managed to maintain an intimate focus all the way - that is something that Suzie excels at. Well done Andrej, Suzi, Jenny and Adele.

Sunday, December 29th, 2013 on Vintage Collection - Cherished Love

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harryben 3 years ago

My point about unsurprising etc was more a reflection on the intense reaction to Lorena'a and Bambi's film: this film is absolutely solid, and that is welcome. But there are other approaches within the SexArt tradition which push the boundaries a bit more, and I welcome that too.

Saturday, December 21st, 2013 on Before The Exam

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harryben 3 years ago

A great combination - Leyla is sexy, youthful charm personified, and manages to take her (seemingly) older friend by surprise. Whitmey brings maturity and a more reflective personality to the scene. This is classic Lupin work, and while uncontroversial, or at least unsurprising, it ticks all the boxes. In spite of the fairly conventional approach, the film manages to convey the impulsivity and sense of natural progression very well. Just one request - could we have some subtitles at least ? I know they take a lot of work = time, but some phrases at least would help to establish the relationship and personalities.

Friday, December 20th, 2013 on Before The Exam

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harryben 3 years ago

terrific, incredibly sensual. I first saw Ariel in VT's Art of Kissing 3, with Sylvie and Suzie in two wonderful scenes that really set the standard, and fell in love at once. A very special presence that is always distinctive and exciting. And of course now we have her as a very perceptive producer.

Friday, December 20th, 2013 on Vintage Collection - Only Me

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harryben 3 years ago

Dear Lorena

Thank you for taking the time to reply to the many questions raised about this film, and it is very helpful to be reminded that everyone is always experiencing and learning. Because the films come out in a steady progression, it is tempting to think of them as part of a long process, when in fact you make the point that in many cases they are shot in a short period, without much time for reflexion between them.

The relationship between yourself and Brandy was excellent, and the lack of a clear narrative introduction made us invent our own contexts and background, and I have often said that this should not be seen necessarily as a problem. Some of us come from professional backgrounds and are inclined to be a bit picky about details of the set and the shooting: in the end, each film is a journey, and we love and respect the energy and imagination that you put into it. For me, SexArt is a continuing journey, and it is wonderful that you as a performer have made the commitment to develop the other crafts in the filmmaking. I think a general comment has been that we have missed you over the last two months or so !

Your comments have reminded us that filmmaking is always an experiment, and I don't think in any way this film failed.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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harryben 3 years ago

I agree with most of your points, which I why I proposed that perhaps this was the end of a very long night in a scruffy club - or maybe it wasn't, in which most of your points are valid. The shooting was very four square, not many diagonals if at all, and if there was an implied narrative about time, place, relationship, it was confused in the distracting setting. So a lot of what was very good in the scene was diluted and the impact lost.

However, I also agree with desertrat. Often when these issues arise, I try to make it all work anyway, and ambiguity is at the heart of film. But it would be good to hear from the team.

Monday, December 16th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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harryben 3 years ago

Thanks ! I My feeling with DSLR is that it needs lots of colour put into the scene, otherwise it tends to flatten things out.

Monday, December 16th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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harryben 3 years ago

I wonder about the 'exclusive' tag - Lorena has been working for VivThomas recently, and has done scenes for nubile films ......

Monday, December 16th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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harryben 3 years ago

It is great to have Lorena back - don't let her go for so long next time. And Brandy - she is such an underrated performer, but has done wonderful work on idreamofjo in particular, although she has tended to be overlooked.

About this film - we are left guessing as to their relationship because of the lack of an intro. Looking at the candles placed next to the windows (and therefore not effective) I concluded that this was the end of a very long night, and given the decor, which looked like a club or bar with the black paint, purple velvet sofa, wooden benches etc, maybe they are a waitress and dancer ? If not, why the fishnet ?

The scene rightly starts slowly, but did not really build to the intensity that the notes suggest. The main driver for me was Brandy, who moved the pace on a couple of times in terms of the love making, but it tended to settle after that. It's still a great scene, and it is good to see Lorena taking things slowly for once. There is much to enjoy and linger on here.

Guessing again: DSLR ? If so, it works because someone has put colour into the scene, which DSLR requires.

Monday, December 16th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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harryben 3 years ago

This won't play or download !

Sunday, December 15th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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harryben 3 years ago

A welcome return for Jenni, whose first appearance in the pool promised so much. She is perfectly matched with the lovely Tea, both girls have bodies to die for. But maybe too perfectly matched - it would be good to see Jenni with someone more dominant, say Eufrat or Lorena. Overall, a pleasing piece; while they seems to have a connection, there was not a lot of intensity, but I will always make time to watch two such gorgeous people enjoying their physical connection together.

Finally - let me guess - DSLR ? The tendency to a brown monochrome irritates the hell out of me ...... It does no favours to the performers or the story.

Monday, December 9th, 2013 on Gira La Moda

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harryben 3 years ago

Thanks, Jonathan - I'm not sure if there is a bit of irony here, but thanks anyway for taking my points seriously .... I am interested in the technical/creative stuff, as it has been a big part of my life for many years. And it is not just being nerdish, these things are what underpin our creativity. So yes, some technical notes would be very interesting, without getting in the way of the other discussions about the content, which are of course more important in the end.

Sunday, December 1st, 2013 on A Love Journey

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harryben 3 years ago

Again, Nataly Von in a quiet, reflective piece. This what SexArt is good at - changing the pace, accepting that sex, desire, love come in many different ways.

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 on eMemories

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harryben 3 years ago

Sorry, it looks like this is a first for Kari on SexArt - great to see her here, she is beautiful and has a lot of potential. And Gina is dead sexy in what seems to be her first gg here. Would love to see both of them again in gg.

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 on 2Girls Show

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harryben 3 years ago

Couldn't agree more !

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 on 2Girls Show

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harryben 3 years ago

Alis'a films are always interesting, and are part of the great tradition of SexArt - to experiment, to present new performers, and find new angles for established performers, as here. Kari has done so much work for this and another sites, that it is refreshing to see her in a new context. What SexArt does brilliantly is to create 'little stories' that give a new context to the relationships, and edge to what is happening on the screen. Sometimes it is the start of a relationship, sometimes a moment in an established relationship, perhaps sometimes the end. It means that we are always looking forward to something fresh, unlike most other sites.

Having said that, I was not convinced by the TV show idea, and found the 'surveillance camera' bits unhelpful. And just as the girl were really getting into each other, they reverted to masturbation - it could have gone another stage in their attention to each other.

But am I disappointed ? No, I stick with SexArt for the differences and the intelligence.

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 on 2Girls Show

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harryben 3 years ago

I have previously made some rather dismissive remarks about the 'war in the Balkans' theme, and I still hold to that. But the quality of the work is of course very high, and the battle theme can give an edge to the sex, as it does here. But the emotional range could have been more emphasised. Are they friends who have chosen opposite sides, or do they just get off with guns and uniforms ? Some more emotional clues would have helped here.

Friday, November 15th, 2013 on The Game VI - Contact

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harryben 3 years ago

I like this. Two sweet girls getting it on. It may not be the most passionate scene, but it really works, and they are very well matched. Excellent casting, the whole thing. And great editing, Adele, excellent timing, it really flows.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 on Little Story II

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harryben 3 years ago

Quite understood, I know that most people don't want to know about this stuff. But I believe that it is very important - if the visuals are not delivering enough, or are not reaching their full potential, then it detracts from the purpose and meaning of the film. Black hair that turns blue is not good, I think, and lack of full colour also does not help.

This is not something i am likely to raise again, but just as many contributors feel they should mention lighting, design, music, editing etc, the quality of the image should also be within the bounds of these discussions. But I promise that I won't mention codecs again .....

Saturday, November 9th, 2013 on A Love Journey

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harryben 3 years ago

Yes, I also like the story structure, although you have to work on it - it promises more between these two, for a start. In other words, it implies that the relationship had a start, so could develop further.

Saturday, November 9th, 2013 on A Love Journey

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harryben 3 years ago

Hi Alis

Thanks for replying - I am pleased to find out I guessed right. I have a bit of a down on DSLR, mostly because of the poor colour depth. Having done quite a lot of research on this, I find that most colourists/graders dislike it because of the relatively low data levels - they say that they can't 'do' anything with it. I have been running courses on HD cinematography, and putting Red and Alexa side by side and comparing them with DSLR, you see the limitations of the latter. Quite a good substitute for DSLR is the Canon C300, which has the 422 codec and therefore better colour, even though its data rate is about the same as DSLR. There is a fun little app called datacalc by CinePro.Dot, which shows the different data rates for most of the camera systems.

Saturday, November 9th, 2013 on A Love Journey

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harryben 3 years ago

And by the way, I like Candy a lot - I'm sure she will do well in future films.

Friday, November 8th, 2013 on A Love Journey

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harryben 3 years ago

Mixed feelings - this is one that you have to work on. The structure is interesting, and apart from the odd sequence where they both touch themselves on their own, there was a logic that worked for me: passionate encounter, developed into scenes of sex early in a relationship, learning how to pleas each other. And Candy and Tea worked well together; it's a new relationship, they are still finding out ways to get close, was my reading. Maybe the relationship will not last long .....

On a technical note: you credit RED and DSLR cameras. My guess is that the scene in the laundry was shot on Red, and the bedroom on DSLR - right or wrong ? The bedroom scene suffered from some effects that have become quite common with DSLR i.e. black hair turning blue, and general lack of saturation. Some would say that is the result of 420 versus 422/444. Or did you mix DSLR with Red ?

Friday, November 8th, 2013 on A Love Journey

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harryben 3 years ago

Threesomes are difficult - at any one time, one person tends to be left with not much to do. This suffers from that lack of balance at the start, but it gets betters as it goes along, and they each get their turn in a convincing manner. But again, the quality of the visuals concerns me; flat lighting and desaturation take away much of the erotic potential, something that is unusual for SexArt, where the visuals are usually very good.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 on Halloween Party II

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harryben 3 years ago

I agree to the extent that the Halloween set-up was unconvincing, and the visuals were a bit tawdry; desaturated images for a start, and the set is really token; and I agree about the editing, which may have had more to do with the shot selection. But after an awkward start, Dido and Alexis did begin to 'get into each other and the sex concluded well, with both girls convincing in their commitment.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 on Halloween Party

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harryben 3 years ago

Oh dear .... I find the genre of erotic thriller usually full of tedious and poorly conceived material, however well-executed and 'artistically' produced. In this case, the 'military' context suffers from the usual flaws - poor script, clichéd themes, general irrelevance - but the sex scenes are well done and engaging. So I guess I will have to suffer for my enjoyment ! This may sound harsh, but as soon as erotic films enter the realm of well trodden mainstream fodder, they risk losing credibility. This does not apply to all series, of course - Snow Fun worked very well -but it depends on the genre. Full marks, however, for the actors' commitment, and for the high standard of production.

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 on The Game III - The Mission

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harryben 3 years ago

I once studied statistics, god help me. It is quite common to exclude the 'outliers' when analysing data. That's why using the mean is better than just the average, which is always a very crude indicator. Then a single really low score does not have such an effect.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 on Luscious Drops

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harryben 3 years ago

Hmm .... ratings, ratings. Fickle things. If I like something, I always give it at least 9, because I know that some people are just mean !

This is a great little movie, and I have no problems with the transitions between scenes. We really don't need to show people moving from one location to another. And the editing was fine, I didn't notice what I would call any jump cuts i.e. something that is intended to disrupt the temporal flow. The opening was excellent, as was the bath scene. Charlese worked very well here, providing a nice contrast to Lorena's flirty/dominant personality. But the scene on the bed began to lose its momentum towards the end, and the girls appeared to disconnect a bit. But overall a great piece.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 on Luscious Drops

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harryben 3 years ago

In spite of a very brief intro, Tracy and Tea were able to move effortlessly into a scene of great passion and physical/sexual commitment. This had a wonderful urgency, and both of them seemed committed to mutual pleasure. Tracy is becoming one of the rising stars, and she completely contradicts the old (bad) tendency of Czech/Hungarian models to pose and moan/grown at every turn. She has a directness that is very refreshing, and her physique seems to match her personality. There is always a danger when the scene moves quickly into hard sex that the momentum will not be sustained, but these two achieved 18 minutes of real passion and connection.

Just a thought - reflecting on a previous discussion about longer narratives; Tea and Tracy could be part of a future couple, paired perhaps with Lorena and Alex in a story of love and deception ....

Friday, October 4th, 2013 on End of the Night

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harryben 3 years ago

Wow ! This is great - Luna is fabulous, and what lifts the scene out of the ordinary is the sense of transgression, of secrecy. Fantastic. Who or what is she looking at ? Is it her lover ? Is it a room full of delightful erotic memories ? Thjis shows what you can make out of a short film when it is done with imagination and grace. And once again, a great performance from Luna - straight down the middle.

About sound and silence - clearly some members are distracted by ambient sound, but it is hard to eliminate if you are not on a sound stage. It doesn't usually trouble me, but sometimes it is possible to add sounds that mediate a distracting background noise.

More important, I think, is the question of speech. I have always found a complete lack of audible communication a bit freaky, but equally, poorly delivered dialogue is probably worse. When the performers share the same language, some kind of audible communication is easier. So I guess it depends a lot on the performers and what makes sense and what comes more naturally for them.

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 on The Sound of Silence

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harryben 3 years ago

Firstly, I was entranced by such an attractive couple - again, good casting. Their relationship seemed relaxed and playful, quite graceful, and if that isn't worth watching then we have become spoiled. The sex seemed to follow on from that. It's not always necessary to show 'screaming o's' - sex isn't always like that. But Zara seemed to be more laid back and less urgent that Violet - that's OK, and I would love to see her again in a scene that is more passionate. She is very beautiful and a great addition to SexArt. So I enjoyed this a great deal, and would to see both these young women in more gg scenes.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 on City Ride

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harryben 3 years ago

I am always happy when the music fades and we are left just with the physical expression of love, desire etc. Sometimes it takes too long for the music to fade, and for me this was the case here. Keeping the background (ambient) sounds makes it more real, provided they are not too prominent, and on the whole SexArt films create a good balance between the different sound elements.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 on City Ride

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harryben 4 years ago

Coming to this very late. I always fall in love with Judy within seconds of the start of each film. OK, this doesn't reach the heights, but it is satisfying, and I love the set !

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 on Offstage

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harryben 4 years ago

yes, thank you ariel and andrej - terrific casting, the girls connected so well, and somehow their physical types matched very well. wonderful, I can imagine them together in so many settings. Could this be the start of a three-parter ?

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 on Summer Play

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harryben 4 years ago

very well done, the girls have a delightful relationship and everything flows very naturally. simple and very sexy. I would not have know that this was Paula's first gg - the journey of performers as they mature is very interesting, and it is great that she has developed the confidence to switch genres. Hopefully she will continue this route.

Big shout for John H and Adele H - maintaining continuity and spatial coherence with so much played in mid shot and close up, plus the widescreen ratio is not easy, and usually drives the editor nuts ! This all worked very well - and again, the relationship between the girls was lovely and natural. Such fun.

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 on Summer Play

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harryben 4 years ago

I find this a fine completion of the story - each time Lorena tries to imagine her relationship with Alex, she finds that the new Alex has become more mature and assertive, more equal. Maybe that echoes a need in her own life - I think we are allowed to imagine that. The effect on their interaction is very marked, and in the final scene, Alex has now become as dominant as Lorena, and as a result the scene is much more interesting and intense. It was gteat to see Alex come alive in this part, when she had been quite passive in Part 1 - of course, as imagined by Lorena.

What might have been indicated more is some sense of what Lorena is learning from her imagined journey, and what it means for her own sense of maturity, and maybe her future relationships. What is she leaving behind and what is she now looking for ? I raise this because the most successful longer narratives in erotic film are able to deal with sadness, regret, anger as well as sexual and emotional satisfaction. The best of these - series like Unfaithful, Pink Velvet, and the ongoing saga of Jo and Eve in idreamofjo - are founded on the ability of actors like Lisa, Nella, Vera, Jo, Eve to show the dark side of love, the regret, the jealousy. Maybe that's something about Hungarian culture. The portuguese 'saudade' expresses this very well, it's a kind of longing, of melancholy. Lorena is clearly able to express a range of emotions and to take charge of a narrative, so perhaps the next step is to explore this other side, and to find actors who can match that in a number of ways.

I look forward to someone who can create a contemporary narrative, that expresses how the new generation of women deal with love, sex and all it's twists and turns in a very modern way, maybe contrasting the new with the old.

Sunday, September 15th, 2013 on The Writer - The Dark Side

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harryben 4 years ago

I really really have to disagree so strongly with this ! So much is down to personality, and I would be very sorry if SexArt were to revert to the standard aesthetic surface criteria. Kayla, for example, creates tremendous intensity and focus in the sexual part, and her personality stands out - and by the way, she is not bad looking at all ! She seems a sweet girls with an interesting take on things, and I hope we see more of her (we did in Pool). I have been pleased and intrigued to see all the performers that hayley13 mentions ....

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 on Pour Toi Mon Amour

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harryben 4 years ago

Coming late into this debate, I will just say that what I love about SexArt is that the pace and style, as well as the artists, change all the time, so we are challenged to understand and explore the personalities and emotions of the new performers. In this case the performers may be well know to some SexArt fans, but to everyone. And I make a point of not judging a performer based on her work elsewhere. Nataly Von may be well known in BG circles, but she decided to work for SexArt with her eyes open, and I loved her performance. It is increasingly common for BG 'specialists' to move into GG after a few years, because it suits their evolving personalities and interests.

This scene was very good for, I loved the opening, and once again it presented a different approach - quite, laid back, exploratory. Nataly and Tiffany worked very well together, well done !

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 on Pour Toi Mon Amour

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harryben 4 years ago

Hi Ariel, I have come to this scene rather late after an involuntary absence. This scene particularly raises questions about the art direction, which is always a strong feature of your films. Colour-co-ordinated hair and furnishings - I love it, and presume that it is intentional. I am beginning to detect some 'theming' in the the art direction in different scenes - perhaps someone could sat something about that.

And you are still amazing in front of the camera - goodness gracious me ! And I loved Miela too ....

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 on I Want You

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harryben 4 years ago

I absolutely agree ! By continuing to present us with new performers, some of whom may be less experienced, SexArt is challenging us to move beyond the comfortable. I am surprised by haley13's comments. I don't want just one kind of look and personality. Kayla may not be the usual obviously pretty girl, but she has bags of personality and charm, and is very direct with her sensuality. Three cheers to both of them !

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 on Memories

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harryben 4 years ago

At first i was less than impressed - Kayla is not your usual blindingly pretty sexart girl, but once they started, her intensity was amazing, and they both 'bounced' off each other throughout the piece. It is really great to see new performers' sometimes they take a while to get used to, to discover their particular personalities and styles. And guess what, I like both girls ! Sandy is very cute and delightful. (PS - Kayla also worked very well in the Pool)

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 on Memories

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harryben 4 years ago

Lorena's development as filmmaking collaborator/actor is gathering momentum in leap's and bounds. She stands out as someone who can take control of a scene and give it unique inflections, on a par with the greats like Eufrat, Lisa, Nella, Jo etc. Sometimes I think she can be almost too playful with the material, but when it comes to it, her involvement in the sexual side is always fully committed and grounds what she does. Now I am always intrigued to see what she does.

Let's see what happens in Part 2. Of course, until recently the masters (or mistresses) of the erotic serial have been vivthomas, with series like Unfaithful and Pink Velvet, although they seem to be losing their edge at the moment. But the key to these series has always been the presence of performers who can create emotional narratives that span the series. I think that with artists like Lorena, Conroy, Tess, Eufrat etc, it should be possible.

Friday, September 13th, 2013 on The Writer - Age of Innocence

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harryben 4 years ago

Well, I enjoyed this. There is something quite natural about how the girls are together; it may not be very intense, but it has a simple, relaxed feel. Kayla is very direct about her sexuality, and stand out because of this, but Jenny, apart from being very cute, shows a lot of promise. I would like to see again, for sure. Since I don't usually look at the photo sets (I'm only interested in the films) I can't comment about the relative timing of each. For me, the films stand and fall on their own.

Friday, September 13th, 2013 on Swimming Pool

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harryben 4 years ago

I agree with most of what you say, Harry 7 - sometimes there is room for something less logical, more expressive. And Lorena is absolutely stunning here, quite extraordinarily beautiful and seductive - and that's the point. She really drives the film as far as it has a narrative. As to continuity, I really don't see the problem - I assume that the scenes are in sequence, there is a flow from one to the other. To have to construct an alternative narrative - meeting again the next day, or something - would completely ruin the enjoyment. So they appear to be dry in the second scene, maybe Lorena gave herself a quick rub down with the towel before they went upstairs, I honestly don't care. Film is not that literal, and we need to give the filmmaker some latitude in how detailed the continuity is. I enjoyed this because Lorena shines like a bright light, and engulfs her partner with her beauty. End of story.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 on Purple Touch

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harryben 4 years ago

Well, I understand the criticism along the lines that this is more of an artistic representation of sex and deisre, rather than the real thing. Actually, I agree, but sometimes that's OK. Lorena still manages to be very committed to the sex side, even if the outcome is not convincing orgasms. Perhaps Tracy was a bit passive in this respect. And the double dildo at the end is a bit of a let down - I am never convinced that in real life that this is a satisfying climax to love making between women (although i wouldn't know ...). But it is interesting to see that Lorena is credited as co-editor, something that puts the end result in a different perspective from the usual - in other, it is not just a male representation of female desire.

The truth is that I always welcome the variety of work coming out os sex-art, and if some of the films are more 'art' than sex, then I see that as part of the journey. SexArt seems to be emerging as something of a collective of filmmakers, which is unusual and should be welcomed. That means that there are going to be different approaches from time to time. And the involvement of the performers in the work is really interesting.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 on Purple Touch

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harryben 4 years ago

No, it's not a mistake - reading horsemaster's comments, he obviously finds a lot of this distracting, as do you, and that's the main point. For myself, sometimes these techniques work, and sometimes they get in the way. I have a particular interest in this side of things, as it was once my main job, so maybe I am not always looking at the films purely from the story point of view. I have just watched the latest film from idreamofjo - there is a wonderful example of beautiful, untricksy camerawork, which SexArt also often achieves. So I go with the majority on this - keep it simple !

Friday, July 19th, 2013 on For You

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harryben 4 years ago

hailey13, It is absolutely clear that the 'artefacts' you refer to are meant to be there - you don'y work to the high standards of cinematography that SexArt achieves without knowing exactly what is in the frame and what it is there for. I am always intrigued by the layering of perception that is often used on this site - the slow tracking from side to side, often using a reveal from behind a wall or a drape - in this case a glass edge - is a hallmark, and I think it is a good way of suggesting that we both imagine and remember what we see as we see it. The lighting, again, is always carefully controlled - the degree of flare, the different levels of saturation, texture etc - these I am sure are intended. Some people might find them distracting, but they are part of the whole 'argument' about erotic short film that SexArt seems to be exploring.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 on For You

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harryben 4 years ago

A reassuring return to SexArt form after the last, problematic, film. Alis, I always look forward to your work, it has sensitivity, intrigue and sensuality. And how good to have Eufrat. I agree with hayley13, Eufrat has a singular commitment to the sexual side, which is always exciting. Leyla is a very welcome addition, too, although she sometimes appeared to be a bit tentative. But I really look forward to seeing her again.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 on For You

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harryben 4 years ago

Whatever one thinks about the introduction - and I seem to be in a minority of one on this - it's disconnectedness from the rest of the film is one of the reasons for the lack of connection between the performers. Recent SexArt films have managed to find subtle and relevant set-up scenes that establish the mood and the basis for the relationship that is explored in the rest of the film, and this does not do that. That is one reason why Miela and Whitney struggle to find some focus for their relationship, although they try hard. If they had been able to work out some play between them about the balls and their own physicality, they would have had a better start. That's one reason why I dislike the slowmo intro - it does nothing to establish the girls as personalities who have a relationship, and it could have explored their real athletic physicality and interaction much more.

Sunday, July 14th, 2013 on Free Ballin

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harryben 4 years ago

Not wanting to be the party-pooper, but the slowmo introduction was terrible - sub Baywatch or what ? It wasn't even particularly well done, and the super slowmo was just bizarre. More importantly, it did nothing to introduce us to the erotic, sensual potential of two beautiful young women exercising with the blue balls. It was as though the film had to start all over again when the slowmo had stopped. In the end, Whitney and Miela made something quite intense and beautiful, but i will do my best to forget the intro.

Friday, July 12th, 2013 on Free Ballin

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harryben 4 years ago

The idreamofjo site is part of the Viv Thomas 'empire'. At the moment most of the work on idreamofjo is 720p, but the most recent videos on Viv Thomas (part of the MetArt group) are on 1080. There are many devoted fans of Jo, and I am one of them. She has a unique style and approach. However, the pace of releases is fairly slow, with one gg and one solo each fortnight i.e. 2 gg and 2 solo scenes each month. Her site is also not part of the MetArt group, so no discounts. But she has produced some spellbinding series - and she has also appeared regularly on the best Viv Thomas films over the years. So definitely worth a try - and I don't think her work conflicts with any of the SexArt films. Both are high quality, but with a different approahc.

Monday, July 8th, 2013 on Only 15 Minutes

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harryben 4 years ago

Couldn't agree more - I love SexArt because the films are beautifully made and the performers are intelligent as well as beautiful and sexy.

Friday, July 5th, 2013 on The Sea Mousse

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harryben 4 years ago

Cayenne and Bailey - a really intriguing combination. Cayenne is showing a lot of versatility here and on other sites: she has an unusual approach that it refreshing. Bailey is very intriguing, I would love to see more of her. An incredible physique and a lot of humour sparking through her quite demeanour. It would be good to see her in a more dominant role. Once again sexart shows that they can find performers who are intelligent and expressive, as well as very sexy. Generally, the performers are able to capture the essence of these little stories and bring them to life very convincingly.

By the way, I assumed from the intro that they already knew each other - I will see how it works the other way.

Friday, July 5th, 2013 on Breakthru

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harryben 4 years ago

Great connection between Lorena and Whitney. But the setting and much of the edit was way too fussy. The pounding seas strained credibility and became clichéd, and the cutting to silhouette so much was just plain irritating - it didn't add anything, in fact it detracted from what was a pretty intense relationship on the rug. Just my view, I guess, but simplicity is always best.

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 on The Sea Mousse

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harryben 4 years ago

a very good film. Amira appeared for the first time on idreamofjo recently, in a curiously lacklustre piece, so it is good to see her here. She has a lot of potential, and seems to be able to convey naturalness and sexiness at the same time. And I love Anita, she is typical of the beautiful, restrained but passionate girls on SexArt.

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 on Only 15 Minutes

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harryben 4 years ago

Woah !! I don't always read all of haley's comments, but I look forward to them. This site has the most informed and engaged group of correspondents around, and it is a pleasure to read the diversity of response.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 on Dream About You

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harryben 4 years ago

Just caught up with this one. While it may start a bit abruptly, on the other hand it is a remarkable piece. Once again, the commitment and visual intelligence of Mia and Miela is extraordinary. These girls, like others who work for SexArt, have a commitment and seriousness in what they do that that is way above the norm. Once again, these films are pushing boundaries, and I for one was blown away by this. Lovemaking can sometimes be this intense, and dare I say it, as desperate. These films sometimes go way beyond simple eroticism. Thank you !

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 on Dream About You

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harryben 4 years ago

A little bit too much lighting, I think. I know that oil needs to glisten, but it is hard to achieve intimacy when everything is so illuminated. And I worried that they were constrained by having to avoid falling off the table or even knocking it over .... But a good scene, and I love Lorena's artful reverse trim. Is this a trend now ? It reminds us that sex is earthy and elemental.

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 on Make Me Happy

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harryben 4 years ago

Just to say that all this debate has made me watch this film again - it gets better with watching. Judy Smile is just the most beautiful woman, and has a a quiet sensuality that shines out. More, please ! I feel privileged that she shares her sexuality with us. Maybe the title should be 'Not So Shy' - once they get started, it builds very well. And there is one thing more in all this discussion - whatever one might say about reality in film, there is a real question of connection between the performers, and these two have it. This is something that only the women can bring, and is authentic.

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 on So Shy

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harryben 4 years ago

Hi haley13, we love your posts ! So we sometimes disagree, but that's not a problem. What matters is that we care about what we watch.

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 on So Shy

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harryben 4 years ago

Just to say, as someone who has many years of experience in film making - documentary, fiction, and cinematography - that I love SexArt because their work is so carefully crafted and produced. These films are wonderfully created mini-dramas, each one telling a short but always thoughtful story. That is why I love the the difference in intensity, focus, pace and feeling in each. We should not be talking about 'faking' versus 'reality'. There are undoubtedly real orgasms experienced from time to time, but it is unlikely that we as an audience can be sure which ones are. These girls are wonderful actors who clearly care about the clarity and authenticity of what they do, and I respect them absolutely for that. These films are not documentaries, they are wonderful little dramas that brighten my day !

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 on So Shy

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harryben 4 years ago

II don't think it is possible within the complex processes of making a film about sex, that all the orgasms are going to be real. in the kind of careful, high quality filmmaking that SexArt offers, there will be a fair amount of changing of camera positions, shooting close ups, even tweaking the lighting, and that makes complete realism almost impossible. These are performances, and to 'perform' an orgasm in not necessarily to fake it in the sense that you use. In any case, with experienced performers, I challenge anyone to tell whether an on-screen orgasm is real or invented. Film is a construct, it is not reality.

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 on So Shy

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harryben 4 years ago

As always, the girls are really beautiful, but with lots of personality too. Whitney Conroy is always exceptional, and here she takes on an almost driven personality - she knows what she wants and she knows that she will always get it. I agree with some of the criticisms, but I see the progression of films in SexArt as an exploration of relationships - some are very intense and others are about what happens in a relationship in the day to day. For this reason I always find them interesting and don't mind if they throw up some challenges - in fact I like that. If SexArt always tried to offer the greatest intensity, connection and sensuality each time, it would not work. Here we see a relationship where each girl is trying to get what they want, within a relationship that has its intense days and its 'ordinary' days. In a way, their different choice of dildos even expresses that !

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 on The Road Goes On

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harryben 4 years ago

Agreed - making high quality short films is in some ways more difficult than longer forms, and you can't spend too much time on setting out the context. One reason I like SexArt films is because they use the simplest of introductions, and concentrate on the dynamics of the relationship in the story on the screen. Less is more, and the range of responses on this page to the film's 9assumed) premise shows that we all come to a story with different assumptions. Can't please everyone, I guess, but hopefully the films draws us in once it's under way.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 on Hot Experience

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harryben 4 years ago

Yes, , I had to laugh out loud at those comments about the problem of having sex in someone else's unmade bed - this was about lust and urgency and what the heck. Terrific, these two are some of the most committed and focused performers around, and the film was bristling with energy and sensuality. Wonderful, outstanding editing, very well put together.

I think if I owned a hotel I would want the maids to have time to have sex in the gusts' unmade beds - probably would not make much money, but everybody would be happy. And I would rather they didn't romp on made-up beds ..... the used dildo that they shared was brilliant, it suits the mood that Mia and Sylvia brilliantly evoked. Three cheers to the unwashed !

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 on Hot Experience

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harryben 4 years ago

Eufrat is a genuinely exceptional performer. For someone who has taken part in so many films across a number of sites, she has managed to mature and maintain the intensity of her performance - and the sex always comes good at the end! And Whitney is also developing a real maturity and confidence. What I am beginning to appreciate with SexArt is that you treat your performers like actresses, without burdening them with silly details and over-the-top emoting. The camerawork is sometimes quite complex - I say this as a cameraperson myself - but does not get in the way. My only thought is that the music is sometimes too dominant. It sets the mood well, but sometimes a more ambient soundscape would create more intrigue and tension.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013 on Jealousy

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harryben 4 years ago

Both Caprice and Whitney have a great record in film, and overall this is a good piece; but it lacks a certain level of connection between them. Caprice's personality tends to be on the quiet side, and that often works well when the scene has a more intimate feel. This is good, but not outstanding. But hey, SexArt still manages to produce work of great quality and consistency, that is oozing sensuality even if it does not always hit the heights.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013 on In The Moment of Inspiration

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harryben 4 years ago

Finding good looking models who can cope with the complexity of filming as opposed to photography is difficult: Sylvie and Whitney are terrific, and manage to communicate real connection and desire, and build to convincing climaxes as well. They have a spark and intensity which is exceptional. Well done.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013 on Apple Pie

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harryben 4 years ago

Another perfectly balanced film (thinking of Lorena and Sylvie): clear and unfussy introduction to the characters and story, and well-judged movement into the sensuality and sex. And great performances from both.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 on La Dolce Vita La Spesa

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harryben 4 years ago

Lorena is sensational: I hope she could be paired with performers like Elle, Malena, Caprice etc. And putting Lorena in the seductress role was perfect - her seeming lack of experience was extraordinarily sensual, as she takes the dominant role with a woman who one would assume had more experience. A beautifully balanced film that explores character as well as sensuality.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 on Spanish Lesson

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harryben 4 years ago

Eufrat is a genuinely exceptional performer. For someone who has taken part in so many films across a number of sites, she has managed to mature and maintain the intensity of her performance - and the sex always comes good at the end! And Whitney is also developing a real maturity and confidence. What I am beginning to appreciate with SexArt is that you treat your performers like actresses, without burdening them with silly details and over-the-top emoting. The camerawork is sometimes quite complex - I say this as a cameraperson myself - but does not get in the way. My only thought is that the music is sometimes too dominant. It sets the mood well, but sometimes a more ambient soundscape would create more intrigue and tension.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013 on Jealousy

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harryben 1 year ago

No way ! gg on sexart is very special, Ariel and Andrej have a unique way of telling stories that include love, relationships, laughter and tears - and blindingly good sex.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 on Secrets Of Prague Episode 6

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harryben 3 years ago

Oh dear .... I find the genre of erotic thriller usually full of tedious and poorly conceived material, however well-executed and 'artistically' produced. In this case, the 'military' context suffers from the usual flaws - poor script, clichéd themes, general irrelevance - but the sex scenes are well done and engaging. So I guess I will have to suffer for my enjoyment ! This may sound harsh, but as soon as erotic films enter the realm of well trodden mainstream fodder, they risk losing credibility. This does not apply to all series, of course - Snow Fun worked very well -but it depends on the genre. Full marks, however, for the actors' commitment, and for the high standard of production.

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 on The Game III - The Mission

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harryben 2 years ago

Wow Ariel, how do you manage to get Blue Angel back on the screen ? I love her slightly fuller figure which she has been showing us for the last year. For me, and I think many fans, she is one of the all-time greats of lesbian film, up there with Eufrat, Peaches, Lisa, etc. And although she has worked in many b/g scenes, her work with other women has always been absolutely special.

This film oozes sensuality, and both women are phenomenal. This leave me breathless. Thank you Ariel and Andrej - and may I make my usual shout out for Adele, who edits this seamlessly as usual - keepin'' the flow going !

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 on Perceive

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harryben 2 years ago

Re. a series or more: of course, VivThomas is full of series at the moment, and some of them are very well made and effective. But what some of them lack is that deep sensuality that you have from really great performers who can express their own sensuality and desire in addition to what has been scripted. And performers like Tracy and Amarna would work so well with some of the younger performers who are showing great commitment at the moment on VT - Sindy Black, Rosaline Rose etc.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Slippery When Wet

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harryben 2 years ago

Two of the best performers in lesbian erotica - a great combination of Tracy's eastern european sensuality and Amarna's western european energy. Everything they do is believable and utterly committed. This suggests a series between Tracy and Amarna, falling in and out of love, along the lines of VT's Unfaithful series, or Jo's Passion sequences. I agree with Hayley13's comment about being based in a city; Barcelona could be the new Budapest. The urban settings give the stories more depth and context, more connection with everyday life.

When I saw the running time, I was a bit concerned that there might not be enough time, but the way Tracy and Amarna work meant a really complete piece. Again, a sequel should really follow, their relationship could develop in so many ways.

Just one other comment: yet again we have a film about desire between women introduced with a male rock song. For me, that gives the film an unwelcome suggestion of the male gaze. There are so many fantastic female bands out there, surely you can find something that represents the female voice ?

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Slippery When Wet

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harryben 4 years ago

Great connection between Lorena and Whitney. But the setting and much of the edit was way too fussy. The pounding seas strained credibility and became clichéd, and the cutting to silhouette so much was just plain irritating - it didn't add anything, in fact it detracted from what was a pretty intense relationship on the rug. Just my view, I guess, but simplicity is always best.

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 on The Sea Mousse

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harryben 4 years ago

Lorena is sensational: I hope she could be paired with performers like Elle, Malena, Caprice etc. And putting Lorena in the seductress role was perfect - her seeming lack of experience was extraordinarily sensual, as she takes the dominant role with a woman who one would assume had more experience. A beautifully balanced film that explores character as well as sensuality.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 on Spanish Lesson

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harryben 1 year ago

Vert beautiful, a body to die for - or to fall passionately in love ! Would love to see Arteya again, her personality comes across so well.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015 on Arteya

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harryben 1 year ago

Such a beautiful film - Andrej as ever gives the performers so much time to explore their feelings and anticipate the passion. I love these slow, slow builds. And Ariel, you find the best girls and the best pairings - these two look as though they really are in a relationship - perhaps quite early on, maybe this is first time they have taken time off together, and have the time to explore who they are and how they feel about each other. Great use of the mirror, they seem to be using it to confirm their relationship - and the quick look at the mirror right at the end, beautiful.

I have no problem with the tats, so many young women - and men- have them, and in a way it makes the scene more real. This should not have anything to do with whether a model works for Sexart or not, in my view. Both of their (different)personalities come across strongly, and Arteya's skin art is a part of that.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015 on Show Me Part 1

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harryben 2 years ago

I am very happy with the interaction between Hennessy and Nataly. Nataly is less forward than Hennessy, but that happens in relationships. She certainly receives very nicely, and I would love to see more of her. For me, the connection was very much there. The pairing is excellent - this is a classic APF and AL collaboration: young women who seem to have a real relationship, everything natural and flowing. Loved the lack of make-up, natural nails (for once !), and mega-normal clothes. All believable and very very sexy. Thank you Nataly and Hennessy, you are both gorgeous and wonderful actors, and you seemed to enjoy yourselves !

Sunday, June 21st, 2015 on Next Station

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harryben 2 years ago

Totally enchanting. The intro on the bridge is beautifully done, they look so natural together, and the music is just wonderful. The remainder of the scene builds slowly, and something that begins tentatively really does build up and become much more passionate than I expected. Neither Angella nor Christin seem to have appeared for MetArt before, but they are so nat ease and natural, it seems that they are used to be being with girls, or at least enjoy it. A scene like this makes it natural to hope for more of this story, with these two beautiful people.

A bit more talking earlier on would have been nice, but I know that it is not always easy to make dialogue sound natural.

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 on Sunset On Charles Bridge

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harryben 3 years ago

I too was concerned about the difficulties of mixing sand and sex, but it is a tribute to the intelligence and commitment of Ariel and Lorena that it actually worked. Films set up a number of challenges, technical/creative and narrative, and by overcoming them you start to establish credibility and draw in the audience. As the scene progresses the tension between the heavy black sand, and the damage that it could do, and the fierce eroticism of the women, becomes very powerful, and could be seen as a metaphor for the challenges of love and desire - perhaps (!). It is important that the sand is heavy and black, and that becomes a very powerful interaction by the end of the film, and heightens the sense of the erotic and the passion of the women. It is also a contrast to the lightness of the opening sequence; for that reason I was slightly disappointed that when Ariel and Lorena changed places, the dancing around was re-introduced. I would have preferred that we stay in the moment of passion overcoming the physicality of the beach.

This is Lorena at her best, creating lightness and strength through the force of her beauty, personality and intelligence. And it is wonderful to see how Ariel uses her relative maturity as a foil for Lorena's brilliance, without at anytime taking away from the equality of their relationship. Fantastic !

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 on Horizont

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harryben 3 years ago

The matching of Jenny and Paula is fascinating - two women well past the experimenting younger womans' phase. Paula continues to intrigue in her move to gg, and Jenny grows in confidence as a committed erotic performer. This may not be the most intense or sensual of films, but it was satisfying as well as intriguing, and I liked the overall rhythm - thank you Andrej and Adele. This film shows how what is implied can carry equal weight to what is seen, and the questions raised about their relationship keep the interest going to the end. The opening and closing teasers work very well, and suggest answers to the questions: they also help to place the relationship in a day to day context. I will certainly watch this again, and look forward to seeing their work again.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 on Night For Two

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harryben 3 years ago

In spite of a very brief intro, Tracy and Tea were able to move effortlessly into a scene of great passion and physical/sexual commitment. This had a wonderful urgency, and both of them seemed committed to mutual pleasure. Tracy is becoming one of the rising stars, and she completely contradicts the old (bad) tendency of Czech/Hungarian models to pose and moan/grown at every turn. She has a directness that is very refreshing, and her physique seems to match her personality. There is always a danger when the scene moves quickly into hard sex that the momentum will not be sustained, but these two achieved 18 minutes of real passion and connection.

Just a thought - reflecting on a previous discussion about longer narratives; Tea and Tracy could be part of a future couple, paired perhaps with Lorena and Alex in a story of love and deception ....

Friday, October 4th, 2013 on End of the Night

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harryben 4 years ago

Finding good looking models who can cope with the complexity of filming as opposed to photography is difficult: Sylvie and Whitney are terrific, and manage to communicate real connection and desire, and build to convincing climaxes as well. They have a spark and intensity which is exceptional. Well done.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013 on Apple Pie

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harryben 10 months ago

Such a pity that Elle no longer performs for SexArt - please bring her back ! I can se her doing gets scenes with Lena, Tracy etc - and Alyssa !

Sunday, May 29th, 2016 on Girls Love Sex - Elle Alexandra

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harryben 1 year ago

Vanessa is so sensuous and sexy - very much in the style of Zafira, Antonya etc, 'old school' Viv Thomas models. Love her to bits. And Brook, where did she come from ? Fantastic pairing, just so good at every level. Typical Andrej/Ariel story - they manage to create something that feels very natural, with lots of tenderness, sensitivity as well as pleasure. Andrej is definitely the top filmmaker on MetArt at the moment , and beyond, I agree with Rose.

Saturday, January 9th, 2016 on Get Ready

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harryben 2 years ago

One of the best 3somes ever. I'm not always partial to them, they can be over complex, and someone tends to get left out at times, But this works very well.

I was just a bit concerned that Leila reacted so harshly to their failure and abandoned Vanessa, after the intensity of their passion the night before. Chill out, girl, it's only a game ! And then she allowed herself to be seduced, essentially betrayed her girlfriend who she seemed to be so close to. Am I being a bit moralist ? No, it's just that it didn't ring true, and troubled me for the rest of the scene. At Least Margot and Alexis stayed together and comforted each other, even though they argued.

Saturday, September 12th, 2015 on Secrets of Prague Episode 3

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harryben 2 years ago

Hi Alexis, it is wonderful to hear from you - always a real bonus to get comments from the performers. I can imagine the craziness off camera, so many great personalities. I really hope you and Margot can do more scenes together, you complete each other wonderfully. You are cute as a button with such a great sense of humour, and Margot is extraordinary as well. Love you both.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 on Secrets of Prague Episode 1

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harryben 2 years ago

This is such a promising start. My only quibble is the male presence in the form of the game controller: too much like Charlie's Angels. This is a group of fabulous, strong women who don't need a male controller to play out the story.

Having said that, what a great cast, and Alexis and Margo really get it going. Alexis is so cute and warm-hearted, and Margot is the perfect older (?) lover. Their interaction is delightful and has a serious undertone which makes the lovemaking quite breathtaking. You really feel the love as they settle down for the night. Adele, great editing as usual, your ability to control and vary the pace is excellent.

Ariel and Andrej are the best creative team on MetArt; they manage to portray believable relationships and real feelings. And you are blessed with some of the best, most committed performers in the business. Alexis, Margot, thank you so much !

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 on Secrets of Prague Episode 1

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harryben 2 years ago

This is an excellent study of two women in love who are completely at ease with their own and each other's bodies. No great climaxes or super intensity, just huge enjoyment in giving each other pleasure. Their similar physique is enchanting, and no, I don't mind tattoos. As for the kissing, it was enough. This a moment of sex that could happen any time, any where. Loved it !

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 on Just Touch Me

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harryben 2 years ago

Firstly, Lola is proving to be an outstanding performer. Here she really took command, from the moment that she started to relent in the opening scene, to the way she looked at Ariel while she was undressing, etc. She has a way of engaging with her partners which is direct, playful, and serious. Terrific. And their connection was very powerful from the start - thank you Lola and Ariel ! I really enjoyed your connection.

The piece is a bit short - nothing wrong in that necessarily, but the slow start promised a bit more, and (going back to the way Lola looked at Ariel undressing) I had hoped for more time with each of them appreciating the other's bodies/sensuality. This was supposed to be a make-up, after all.
So while the whole piece is alluring and enjoyable, more could have been made of the set-up.

A couple of minor points. It can be a bit worrying when the performers have nail extensions, but it would be interesting to hear from our female fans if this an issue, or is it just a variant on the male castration complex ? The other point was the quantity of candles - it would have taken them a long time to light them all, which is unlikely in the situation, so it rather took away from the 'reality' of the scene. Plus I could not help wondering if there was a stand-by fireman/woman on set ....

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 on Hors D'Atteinte

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harryben 2 years ago

Thank you for responding, Rose. And I understand what fear-realz is saying about the 'new girls' on VT. I am not saying that they are not good - it is interesting to have this range of performers, and they have done well within the constraints of the stories they have been given. I am still catching up on some of the film I missed since December, and some are showing their worth - Lady, the Messages series, Venice, and Gym are good - and I mean the less well known performers as well as the established ones like Tracy, Kiara, and Eva.

But here is a question - all the MetArt directors are men, and that has an influence, I think. Viv had a real talent for bringing out his performers' sensuality in a genuine way, he encouraged them to develop their sensual personalities, whatever the actual story - this often went beyond the stories. And this is what is lacking at the moment, apart from the outstanding performers like Tracy.

How about bringing in some women directors ? Jo has shown such creative talent on her site - now sadly closed. Her films for VT were excellent, particularly Discreet Services. And Sandra has also directed successfully. The success of Sweetheart video is largely based on the work of their women directors, particularly Dana Vespoli. And Lorena did some excellent work here on SexArt. So this a challenge !

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 on Petrin

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harryben 2 years ago

Very beautiful, although the intro went on a bit too long, particularly with the distorting mirrors. Something about the restrained passion in the bath was very erotic.

Interesting to read the comments bout how VT should be: the reality is that SexArt has not changed, but has continued to produce very high quality, thought through films that stretch the narrative forms in interesting ways. What has changed is VT, and I am not sure you can do much about that if the core group of performers, whose personalities and presence were so strong over the years, are no longer there or are not being used. There was an undercurrent of real lesbian erotica in the classical VT years - some them were in lesbian relationships - Peaches & Gina, Jo and Eve - others were 'out' bi-sexuals, and VT offered intriguing insights into their lives as performers through the many BTS episodes, plus series like the 'sex - with peaches, lisa, jo & eve' etc, and Shades of Blue, Peaches online series etc. None of that exists any more, and most of the new performers do not have that kind of personality. So it is not clear how VT should differentiate itself from SexArt. The recent series have abandoned any attempt at story and place, and have become monotonous in many respects, and have not being developing any sense of personality or character.

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 on Petrin

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harryben 2 years ago

Love the rap !!

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 on What Happens When - Episode 4

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harryben 2 years ago

Many interesting comments, particularly about the overall sequence, such as haley's suggestion that it goes Tracy, Lola, Alexa. I'm not sure about this - it could be as simple as Mango being hurt so badly by the the breakup with Lola that she becomes unable to sustain a long-term loving relationship. _fer_realz_'s thoughts about what has happened between Mango and Tracy are interesting - certainly, there seem to be moments in this scene where Tracy shows doubts about Mango's commitment/motivation - that short moment when she is waiting for Mango to insert her finger, her look is suddenly suspicious, wary.Is it Tracy who has decided to end the relationship, or Mango who has not been able to give Tracy the commitment she needs ?

What is true is that this series has entered emotional territory that is rarely explored in erotic film: the breakdown, final or temporary, of significant relationships. VT's Unfaithful series was based on the on-off affair between Lisa and Nella, and ended in Unfaithful 6 with the extraordinary scenes where Lisa, several years after she lost Nella, has become embittered and alcoholic, and tries to find love in a series of one-night stands. These scenes were also Lisa's last as a model, which gave them an extra resonance, and were extraordinarily courageous. Then Jo's Passion series based on her on-camera relationship with Eve Angel (heightened by their real life relationship) which went through betrayal and distraction, but ended with redemption.

These complicated emotional contexts give the sexual side a really fascinating erotic edge, and gets very close to the pain and confusion that can be felt in real relationships. Even though the underlying narrative may not be absolutely clear here, it is so refreshing to see this area being opened up and explored - and Tracy and Mango have responded with such insight and sensitivity. A fabtastic job from both of them. It would be good to hear from them what they about it all.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 on Memento - Third Act

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harryben 2 years ago

This scene requires even more thought that the first, partly for the reason that hayley13 suggests, that is, that this relationship is more transient than the first, suggesting a different kind of relationship. I hope there will be another part at least that might begin to answer some of the questions. Suitcases are definitely part of the emotional story here - maybe they represent the part of oneself that can never be fully given to the other.

Saturday, March 14th, 2015 on Memento - Second Act

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harryben 2 years ago

This is a very credible scene, and Eva and Kiara give out just the right amount of excitement and and fun. Well crafted, and excellent editing from Adele - the pace never slackened, but the many moments of tenderness and passion came across strongly.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 on What Happens When Episode 2

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harryben 2 years ago

This a very intriguing portrayal of memory and (apparent) loss, regret etc, and it manages to articulate these feelings while retaining and developing the sexual tension. In a way, there is no final release, which heightens the intrigue and one's attempt to understand better their relationship. What happened before, what will happen now, will there be an eventual coming together ?

This what the 'middle' period of VivThomas was so good at, in series like Unfaithful, and Jo in her Passion series. The power of performances by people like Lisa, Nella, Vera, and Jo herself, was based on their amazing ability to project desire laced with sadness, regret, frustration etc. Alex and Mango have captured this very well - it would be great to see them carry this on.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 on Memento - First Act

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harryben 2 years ago

Just a great great scene. Layla and Chloe are exceptionally natural together, and I love the easy transition from teasing talk into sex - so natural and also a kind of revelation of the real depth of their relationship. The sex is completely natural, no pressure to work their way through the various positions, so they manage to maintain the mood of playful (but deep) eroticism all the way through.

Sincerely, one the best scenes ever. Chloe and Lyla show themselves to be brilliant performers, and thank you Alis for keeping such a natural flow without seeking too many camera angles that could have interrupted the play.

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 on Something Else That I Have To Survive

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harryben 2 years ago

The ease and naturalness between Tracy and Amarna does really stand out, plus the sense that they know what each other needs to get fulfilment.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Slippery When Wet

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harryben 2 years ago

I am sure that any other suggestions would be well received. I actually thought that some early Avril Lavigne could have been used here.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Slippery When Wet

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harryben 3 years ago

Fascinating and unusual: I like the cross cutting, it offers some insights into the relationship, and the fetish/dom theme opens up different ways of seeing desire and people's needs. By the end, the questions about the nature of the relationship had become very powerful, and suggests a follow-up based more on Luna's desires. Is it win-lose or win-win ?

Friday, January 17th, 2014 on Approaching

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harryben 3 years ago

I like this. Two sweet girls getting it on. It may not be the most passionate scene, but it really works, and they are very well matched. Excellent casting, the whole thing. And great editing, Adele, excellent timing, it really flows.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 on Little Story II

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harryben 4 years ago

I find this a fine completion of the story - each time Lorena tries to imagine her relationship with Alex, she finds that the new Alex has become more mature and assertive, more equal. Maybe that echoes a need in her own life - I think we are allowed to imagine that. The effect on their interaction is very marked, and in the final scene, Alex has now become as dominant as Lorena, and as a result the scene is much more interesting and intense. It was gteat to see Alex come alive in this part, when she had been quite passive in Part 1 - of course, as imagined by Lorena.

What might have been indicated more is some sense of what Lorena is learning from her imagined journey, and what it means for her own sense of maturity, and maybe her future relationships. What is she leaving behind and what is she now looking for ? I raise this because the most successful longer narratives in erotic film are able to deal with sadness, regret, anger as well as sexual and emotional satisfaction. The best of these - series like Unfaithful, Pink Velvet, and the ongoing saga of Jo and Eve in idreamofjo - are founded on the ability of actors like Lisa, Nella, Vera, Jo, Eve to show the dark side of love, the regret, the jealousy. Maybe that's something about Hungarian culture. The portuguese 'saudade' expresses this very well, it's a kind of longing, of melancholy. Lorena is clearly able to express a range of emotions and to take charge of a narrative, so perhaps the next step is to explore this other side, and to find actors who can match that in a number of ways.

I look forward to someone who can create a contemporary narrative, that expresses how the new generation of women deal with love, sex and all it's twists and turns in a very modern way, maybe contrasting the new with the old.

Sunday, September 15th, 2013 on The Writer - The Dark Side

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harryben 4 years ago

Cayenne and Bailey - a really intriguing combination. Cayenne is showing a lot of versatility here and on other sites: she has an unusual approach that it refreshing. Bailey is very intriguing, I would love to see more of her. An incredible physique and a lot of humour sparking through her quite demeanour. It would be good to see her in a more dominant role. Once again sexart shows that they can find performers who are intelligent and expressive, as well as very sexy. Generally, the performers are able to capture the essence of these little stories and bring them to life very convincingly.

By the way, I assumed from the intro that they already knew each other - I will see how it works the other way.

Friday, July 5th, 2013 on Breakthru

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harryben 4 years ago

Woah !! I don't always read all of haley's comments, but I look forward to them. This site has the most informed and engaged group of correspondents around, and it is a pleasure to read the diversity of response.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 on Dream About You

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harryben 3 months ago

Hey Mimi ! Sorry to hear that - I think she is still gorgeous, and one of the things I love about keeping on with the older performers is that they 'mature' so beautifully. There is something extra sensual about the slightly fuller figure, for example. And Margot's breasts, if one must mention them, still enthralling me.

Saturday, December 24th, 2016 on Cool Me Down

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harryben 6 months ago

This was an amazing film, and exactly captured the erotic atmosphere of 1930's/40's behind-closed-doors queer culture. It deserves a series of films.

Friday, September 16th, 2016 on The Exchange: a tale of dark lust

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harryben 8 months ago

Please can you bring Cassie into the VT/SexArt fold ? She has been one of my favourite performers for a long time, and as this piece shows, she is genuinely into women, as her work shows. I would love to see her with Tracy, Henessy etc.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 on Girls Love Sex - Cassie Laine

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harryben 10 months ago

Samantha is exceptional, all her work for SexArt has been outstanding. I remember that in an interview for VT several years ago, she said that although she had boyfriends, she preferred sex with women. She has a very independent spirit that brings something extra to her scenes. And Paula is excellent here, she really smoulders. The focus between the two is fantastic.

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 on Consultant

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harryben 11 months ago

All adult models are 'doing it for money', whether they are lesbian, bi or straight. I think your comment is quite offensive to everyone on Sex Art and similar sites, actually. I also think that it ispossible for women who are hetero in their private lives to genuinely enjoy sex with women on camera. Some of the best girl/girl performers are in this category.

Friday, April 29th, 2016 on Getting personal with Kari!

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harryben 2 years ago

Couldn't agree more about the pacing. Andrej and Adele always manage to create a special world for their performers, which allows them to explore their relationships with plenty of time and space, and allows for really subtle, creative editing. Definitely something that Guy could learn from.

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 on Secrets of Prague Episode 1

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harryben 2 years ago

A beautiful film with real grace and passion. This is an example of the wonderful qualities of films by team Ariel/Andrej. Terrific casting which shows an understanding of the emotional and erotic potential of each of the performers, and how they might work off each other. And a beautifully slow and sensual build up from the start, effortlessly sexy and emotionally spot on. And with an intriguing twist at the end. Thank you Carrie and Iris, I hope you enjoyed working with each other as much as we did watching your great relationship.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015 on Rewarded

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harryben 2 years ago

Very very erotic, and indeed very Sapphic in the 1920s/30s style. Such an attention to detail, and the whole thing wonderfully fluid. Antonia and Meggie played it perfectly, and Meggie's gradual complicity in the the seduction is wonderful. A fascinating play on the usual male photographer, female model 'victim', this gives it extra depth and fascination. I was entranced almost throughout, and gripped by their relationship. The sense of queerness played out behind closed doors is amazing. Andrej and Ariel have done such a good job.

Just one boring critique - I don't think the photographers in the period evoked would have used a Retina camera, it would most likely have been larger format using longer exposure times. The noise of the shutter did not sound right. I would not make that comment if everything else had not been near perfect.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 on The Vintage Collection - The Photographer II

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harryben 2 years ago

Loved this scene - and it must the same location that Ariel and Lorena did a while ago in Horisont 1, as Ariel confirms - which was an epic scene. At that time, there was a lot of discussion about the sand, and I think I made a comment about the blackness of sand enhancing the effect of dangerous love, on the brink of pain.

Fantastic to get Ariel's comments about locations, and I can understand from the models' point of view. Jo's erotic explorations of the countryside on idreamofjo.com were incredible, and so liberating - quite magical.

Sunday, May 31st, 2015 on Horizont II

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harryben 2 years ago

This is my first encounter with the Heat series, and my first thought is that it is very "Alis', with its jazz and complex timeline. I don't normally like this kind if abstracted, formally erotic opening - 6 minutes of it, so was relieved to find that the sex is intense and satisfying. I then looked back at the 2 earlier scenes, and found much the same. So I will look again at the opening, but suspect that I will still find the gyrating and 'teasing' an irritation. No doubt some will say that it is essential to the film, but I wonder ....

Tracy talks at the start about the filming being difficult, I guess because of the fragmented timeline; in the end, she does brilliantly, even though it must be more difficult without working to a straightforward story. Actors in mainstream film say the same thing. So full marks to Tracy and Alexa - who does brilliantly too.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 on The Heat 3

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harryben 2 years ago

Love this ! Roxy is really getting into the spirit of things, and reminds me so much of Samantha Bentley, in that she knows how to keep it real, and has that kind of earthy but sensual physique. Tracy is excellent too, in this scene. A great pairing, Ariel, you know so well how to bring the right performers together. This series is looking great, and it has so many of the things that the previous film lacks. Loved the setting, at one point I was hoping that they were going to climb up into the top bunk. Everything so natural and credible ....

Andrej, you are so good at passion and spontaneity. Sometimes I think that male directors are not good at harnessing female passion, but you are certainly the exception and have always been. Thank you !

Sunday, May 10th, 2015 on Campus Episode II - Living Here

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harryben 2 years ago

I agree about the artful opening - quite unnecessary and distracting. If it was meant to look like film, it didn't succeed, so what was it ? But on to more important things:

Anissa and Ariel's rush to get their clothes off was exciting and promised something much more intense - SexArt is really good at impromptu sex. But a couple of minutes in, and the pace had slowed to zero, and the excitement had evaporated. Not helped by discovering that they are in a very grand apartment full of 'designer' stuff which further took the edge off things. It would have been much more attracting to have had them in a more 'real' setting. I agree with Rose - both girls look fabulous, but in spite of Ariels' cooing and sighing, I didn't pick up much between them. And making them make love on the arm of a chair or something similar does not help - a more natural setting like a sofa or bed , even the floor, would have been better.

I love Anissa and Ariel, but the direction was at fault here.

Sunday, May 10th, 2015 on I've Been Missing U

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harryben 2 years ago

Beautifully set - I never knew that cooking programmes could be so sexy; I suppose all that chopping, cutting and bashing must come from somewhere. The design and lighting was lightly theatrical, and the break into passion on the sofa almost came as a shock - a beautiful scene, so beautiful that I had to pinch myself to remember that this is about sex and desire.

Kari is just incredibly beautiful and like Suzy Carina, has started to take more of a leading role recently. Her Lady series on VT was a brilliant exercise in restrained passion.

I became increasingly absorbed once I had got over the design aspect, and Kari and Linda worked beautifully together (you see, yet more beauty). Their momentum was spoiled when Kari's climax was only shown on her face - quite a major disappointment, in fact. But the scene recovered, and ended - well, beautifully. They both took the scene over and made it their own.

And beautifully edited - thank you Adele !

Friday, April 10th, 2015 on Chef

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harryben 2 years ago

Ariel, I meant to say, before starting my comments on the problems with VT, that Lady Dee is very beautiful and has a quiet sensuality that is hugely attractive. And Lucy Li is becoming incredibly voluptuous, almost like Zafira. I have seen her scenes on Lesbea with Eufrat, and was very happy to see her again here. It would be great to have more from both of these sexy women.

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 on Petrin

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harryben 2 years ago

OK, I hadn't seen the earlier scene between Bella & Nick. But the sense of Bella's unrequited search remains the same, I think. Eva and Bella had a scene together in the VT Dominance series: Bella has quite a special sense of containment seeking a (difficult) release in her work - you get the sense that she is never fully satisfied emotionally.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 on What Happens When - Episode 4

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harryben 2 years ago

SexArt parties seem to be a lot of fun, for the women at least. The song suggests this may be more than a quick fumble and tumble, for Bella at least - maybe we will see more of this. Parties are always hard to film convincingly, and Andrej is right to keep it short and snappy, but the the encounter between Eva and Bella is well handled, not too obvious or overstated. The sex has a rawness - the single lamp, blue flashing light through the window, and Bella has a classical (maybe stereotypical) Eastern European look that could be from a spy film set in the 40's, suggesting an emotional hardness that is trying to find a release.For Eva it may just be a bit of fun, but for Bella it seems that it may be part of a longer search. Eva arrives at the part with a boyfriend, Bella seems to be alone. I like the resonance here. Sometimes desperation needs an outlet, even if there little romance.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 on What Happens When - Episode 4

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harryben 2 years ago

I also was very struck in Part 2 how Mango watches while Lola packs her case, and how quiet she is while she watches. Perhaps she is reminded of Alexa doing the same, and is thinking about the difference in outcome. Perhaps she is happy that Lola is leaving, creating a space in which Alexa might return.

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 on Memento - Second Act

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harryben 2 years ago

Let's see if it reappears in a 3rd act. To be honest, while ambiguity in film is very attractive, you can't help looking for some kind of resolution or redemption.

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 on Memento - Second Act

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harryben 2 years ago

Hi Rose, as I am sure that you and other SexArt colleagues are aware, there are quite mixed feelings coming across from feedback on the VT site. I was intrigued when I read a comment from Ariel posted on the Shards of Summer page, in which she mentions the need to produce lots of content for VT, and that this might have affected the output on SexArt. I think that far too much content has been produced for VT since the merger, and the quality on that site has definitely suffered. Storylines seem to to have been rushed, and some series, while technically skilled, have not focused enough on the difficult business of capturing real emotions and sensuality. It has been a very mixed bag, and some series have worked quite well - all the performers have worked hard and tried their best. But I wish the rate of production would slow down a bit, and more thought be put into creating something special. The 'old' VT would produce one scene a week at the most, and sometimes less when they were putting out a lot of BTS. Fortunately, SexArt has managed to maintain its quality - and I speak as someone who had to leave the site for a few months, and is still catching up. For me, the key quality that this kind of filmmaking needs is the ability to convey a sense of quiet, stillness, reflection, on which to build the stories and the erotic tension. If anyone needs to remind themselves how this is done, I recommend looking at The Art of Kissing 3 - my first astonished experience of VT. The first scene is between our beloved Ariel and the amazing Sylvie: nothing much seems to happen for at least minute, but slowly we are drawn in to their playful, sensual relationship; everything seems natural and unforced, utterly believable. VT was able to build up an incredibly strong team of performers over the years, who could take on almost anything. SexArt is managing to do that incredibly well, but it takes a core of really strong performers, and VT has lost that core. It needs to slow down and build things more slowly.

Saturday, March 14th, 2015 on A new director for Viv Thomas!

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harryben 2 years ago

I love the simplicity of the piece, the directness. In that sense, it is a very powerful account of two women in love surrendering themselves to each other. Its lack of adornment is one of its strong points, and in that sense it is very satisfying. Both Jimena and Samia are terrific and work wonderfully together. Jimena may lack experience, but she has really flowered in this piece.

But I agree about the lack of spoken communication - even without subtitles, it can work to support the emotional context, and give us some of the background. As to the Unbroken theme, it needs more on the 'brokenness' to make it more relevant. In that sense, i agree with Hailey13.

Friday, March 6th, 2015 on Unplugged 2

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harryben 3 years ago

Taylor and Sophie are fantastic together, and could easily carry a mini-series. You just need to decide if this is the start, or is there another beginning ?

Much as I love the relationship between them, I found the constant intercutting a distraction - it held back on any complete passion being expressed. I am all for experimentation and disrupting or stretching the timeline, but in this case I found it took away from the full potential of the connection between the two.

Having said that, there was much to like here - the constraints of the car worked to the advantage of the story, and heightened the tension. And this is a partnership that could run and run .....

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 on Taylor and Sophie

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harryben 3 years ago

I love this film, and am very happy with the length and timing. Suzie is a very special performer, who brings such openness and grace, and I agree with swplf2 that working with the older generation brings something special. The casting here is excellent - thanks to APF. Jenny Simons is charming, pretty with a great smile, and connects very well with Suzie. They needed the length of time to develop the relationship, and they both managed to maintain an intimate focus all the way - that is something that Suzie excels at. Well done Andrej, Suzi, Jenny and Adele.

Sunday, December 29th, 2013 on Vintage Collection - Cherished Love

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harryben 3 years ago

Dear Lorena

Thank you for taking the time to reply to the many questions raised about this film, and it is very helpful to be reminded that everyone is always experiencing and learning. Because the films come out in a steady progression, it is tempting to think of them as part of a long process, when in fact you make the point that in many cases they are shot in a short period, without much time for reflexion between them.

The relationship between yourself and Brandy was excellent, and the lack of a clear narrative introduction made us invent our own contexts and background, and I have often said that this should not be seen necessarily as a problem. Some of us come from professional backgrounds and are inclined to be a bit picky about details of the set and the shooting: in the end, each film is a journey, and we love and respect the energy and imagination that you put into it. For me, SexArt is a continuing journey, and it is wonderful that you as a performer have made the commitment to develop the other crafts in the filmmaking. I think a general comment has been that we have missed you over the last two months or so !

Your comments have reminded us that filmmaking is always an experiment, and I don't think in any way this film failed.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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harryben 3 years ago

It is great to have Lorena back - don't let her go for so long next time. And Brandy - she is such an underrated performer, but has done wonderful work on idreamofjo in particular, although she has tended to be overlooked.

About this film - we are left guessing as to their relationship because of the lack of an intro. Looking at the candles placed next to the windows (and therefore not effective) I concluded that this was the end of a very long night, and given the decor, which looked like a club or bar with the black paint, purple velvet sofa, wooden benches etc, maybe they are a waitress and dancer ? If not, why the fishnet ?

The scene rightly starts slowly, but did not really build to the intensity that the notes suggest. The main driver for me was Brandy, who moved the pace on a couple of times in terms of the love making, but it tended to settle after that. It's still a great scene, and it is good to see Lorena taking things slowly for once. There is much to enjoy and linger on here.

Guessing again: DSLR ? If so, it works because someone has put colour into the scene, which DSLR requires.

Monday, December 16th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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harryben 3 years ago

I once studied statistics, god help me. It is quite common to exclude the 'outliers' when analysing data. That's why using the mean is better than just the average, which is always a very crude indicator. Then a single really low score does not have such an effect.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 on Luscious Drops

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harryben 4 years ago

Lorena's development as filmmaking collaborator/actor is gathering momentum in leap's and bounds. She stands out as someone who can take control of a scene and give it unique inflections, on a par with the greats like Eufrat, Lisa, Nella, Jo etc. Sometimes I think she can be almost too playful with the material, but when it comes to it, her involvement in the sexual side is always fully committed and grounds what she does. Now I am always intrigued to see what she does.

Let's see what happens in Part 2. Of course, until recently the masters (or mistresses) of the erotic serial have been vivthomas, with series like Unfaithful and Pink Velvet, although they seem to be losing their edge at the moment. But the key to these series has always been the presence of performers who can create emotional narratives that span the series. I think that with artists like Lorena, Conroy, Tess, Eufrat etc, it should be possible.

Friday, September 13th, 2013 on The Writer - Age of Innocence

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harryben 4 years ago

Well, I understand the criticism along the lines that this is more of an artistic representation of sex and deisre, rather than the real thing. Actually, I agree, but sometimes that's OK. Lorena still manages to be very committed to the sex side, even if the outcome is not convincing orgasms. Perhaps Tracy was a bit passive in this respect. And the double dildo at the end is a bit of a let down - I am never convinced that in real life that this is a satisfying climax to love making between women (although i wouldn't know ...). But it is interesting to see that Lorena is credited as co-editor, something that puts the end result in a different perspective from the usual - in other, it is not just a male representation of female desire.

The truth is that I always welcome the variety of work coming out os sex-art, and if some of the films are more 'art' than sex, then I see that as part of the journey. SexArt seems to be emerging as something of a collective of filmmakers, which is unusual and should be welcomed. That means that there are going to be different approaches from time to time. And the involvement of the performers in the work is really interesting.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 on Purple Touch

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harryben 4 years ago

Couldn't agree more - I love SexArt because the films are beautifully made and the performers are intelligent as well as beautiful and sexy.

Friday, July 5th, 2013 on The Sea Mousse

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harryben 4 years ago

Just to say that all this debate has made me watch this film again - it gets better with watching. Judy Smile is just the most beautiful woman, and has a a quiet sensuality that shines out. More, please ! I feel privileged that she shares her sexuality with us. Maybe the title should be 'Not So Shy' - once they get started, it builds very well. And there is one thing more in all this discussion - whatever one might say about reality in film, there is a real question of connection between the performers, and these two have it. This is something that only the women can bring, and is authentic.

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 on So Shy

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harryben 4 years ago

Hi haley13, we love your posts ! So we sometimes disagree, but that's not a problem. What matters is that we care about what we watch.

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 on So Shy

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harryben 4 years ago

II don't think it is possible within the complex processes of making a film about sex, that all the orgasms are going to be real. in the kind of careful, high quality filmmaking that SexArt offers, there will be a fair amount of changing of camera positions, shooting close ups, even tweaking the lighting, and that makes complete realism almost impossible. These are performances, and to 'perform' an orgasm in not necessarily to fake it in the sense that you use. In any case, with experienced performers, I challenge anyone to tell whether an on-screen orgasm is real or invented. Film is a construct, it is not reality.

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 on So Shy

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harryben 4 years ago

Yes, , I had to laugh out loud at those comments about the problem of having sex in someone else's unmade bed - this was about lust and urgency and what the heck. Terrific, these two are some of the most committed and focused performers around, and the film was bristling with energy and sensuality. Wonderful, outstanding editing, very well put together.

I think if I owned a hotel I would want the maids to have time to have sex in the gusts' unmade beds - probably would not make much money, but everybody would be happy. And I would rather they didn't romp on made-up beds ..... the used dildo that they shared was brilliant, it suits the mood that Mia and Sylvia brilliantly evoked. Three cheers to the unwashed !

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 on Hot Experience

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harryben 4 years ago

Both Caprice and Whitney have a great record in film, and overall this is a good piece; but it lacks a certain level of connection between them. Caprice's personality tends to be on the quiet side, and that often works well when the scene has a more intimate feel. This is good, but not outstanding. But hey, SexArt still manages to produce work of great quality and consistency, that is oozing sensuality even if it does not always hit the heights.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013 on In The Moment of Inspiration

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harryben 2 weeks ago

Bambi and Jessica are so sexy and cute - but to be honest, I would have much preferred the scene without the interruption of the creepy camshow part. Or at least that they could have forgotten their client at some point. They deserve another scene together with a story of them as girlfriends.

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 on Someone To Hint

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harryben 2 months ago

What I love about Andrej's films is his ability to create an overall emotional feeling/context - the music, the girls' playing, teasing etc. it is sometimes magical. And Alessandra and Annabelle -cuteness and sexiness in spades. Too hot to handle ! They are both great and need to be seen often, and on VT.

Friday, January 27th, 2017 on Mikado

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harryben 3 months ago

Love this - such a tonic for us northern europeans. Balmy sun and gorgeous bodies. Margot and Rosaline have such a good relationship - carefree, fun and very sexy. One of the best films in recent months, I loved it. This is one of the best pieces by Rosaline, so good to see her working with Margot. Yes, sandal sex indeed !

About shooting outside - yes, very refreshing, but you have to choose the locations carefully. I think that in the end VT got a bit lazy shooting all the time in the same gardens in Portugal: the scenes lost much of their atmosphere simply because of the repetitive backgrounds. That is what Jo excelled in on idreamofjo - her exterior locations were brilliant and appropriate.

Saturday, December 24th, 2016 on Cool Me Down

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harryben 3 months ago

Love this as a perfect Christmas gift. Sybil and Michelle are a perfect couple, and their warmth and enjoyment is wonderfully captivating. Must confess that the hand in the pants moment is always a great start and widely sexy. This is another example of how Andrej gets amazing performances from the women, full of delight and feeling that feeds into sensuality - and superb casting from Ariel yet again.

Unlike some, I really like the postscript - it draws on what has gone before, and makes the point that passion can (should be) part of a normal relationship. Much better to have this scene at the end, rather than at the start.

Thank you Sybil and Michelle, I hope you get to read these very positive comments. I am in awe of your work and how you give yourselves to filming something that is so intimate. You are both so beautiful and amazing !

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 on Sunset

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harryben 3 months ago

Rose, this is perhaps an opportunity to look ahead, and make some wishes for the New Year. Particularly, to hope that SA and VT can bring back some of our favourite performers who are still available. Blue Angel is back and has done some excellent gg for DDF, ALS, and Laly - surely the invite must have reached her by now ? And some of the top VT team are still working but not appearing on Metart - Zafira and Brandy Smile, for instance - even Eve Angel appeared on Lesbea earlier this year. And another plea to see if you get the best of the N American performers over here - Bree Daniels, Shyle Jennings, Georgia Jones, Jenna Sativa, Serena Blair would top my list. I am sure that an fascinating series could be constructed around these visitors. We know that Lexi Lowe and Samantha Bentley work wonderfully well with their fellow European stars on these sites, and Alyssa Reece has worked so well in Europe. And you would get a lot of interest from N American gg fans.

Just hoping a little ....

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 on The best SexArt movie of 2016

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harryben 4 months ago

Sam is an exceptional performer, very sharp and perceptive and wonderfully open about her sex/love life. In a recent blog she describes having off camera sex many times with Aiden Ashley, including once in a toilet in Cardiff ! She does not shrink from keeping it real, and has often called out the oppressive male view of porn when it conflicts with reality.

Friday, November 18th, 2016 on Game of Thrones beauty Samantha Bentley talks about sex

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harryben 8 months ago

A thought about this series - longer interviews/chats, and please, since Elle is there, please could she play a bigger role in the discussion (if not the action) ? It's nice to see her, but she is a bit wasted, to be honest.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 on Girls Love Sex - Cassie Laine

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harryben 9 months ago

Samantha is fabulous - hugely sexy, authentic and a great performer as well. She brings something special to her scenes and communicates very directly with her partners.

Friday, June 10th, 2016 on Samantha Bentley

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harryben 11 months ago

One of Jimena's best scenes - these two work so well together. And hey ! I love the framing. If you are going to shoot widescreen, the conventional balance within the frame disappears. Andrej is very creative in his framing, and I liked that the girls were hidden from time to time, it seemed to give them some power over the camera and our expectations. And each time the scene progressed, Andrej gave us another framing to work on, including the high angle shot over Nataly's shoulder looking down at Jimena in the tub. Wonderful !

Saturday, May 7th, 2016 on Surprise In The Shower

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harryben 2 years ago

Finally caught up on this fabulous series - truly, Ariel and Andrej make the most sensual, seductive, and emotionally spot on films anywhere. Vanessa is sensational and oozes sensuality and a kind of 'come on, try me' trust, and Leila as ever combines her seductive powers with real connection with V. Juts a great, great scene, and huge shout out to A and V - you are both fabulous, wonderful and such fun. I hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as it seemed. And my usual shout out to Adele - effortless, seamless editing, you manage so well to keep the flow and respond to the emotional ups an downs. It must be great work on the material that Andrej gives you.

As to _fer_realz_ complaint about tracking he camera behind foreground objects, this does not bother me particularly. I see it as a kind of visual palette cleansing, restoring the sense of depth and 3-dimensiality, and also allowing us to step back a bit from time to time. I think that it works in the sense that it relieves the pace a bit, helps to vary the pace: it's a kind of punctuation, perhaps. So I take it as it comes.

Saturday, September 12th, 2015 on Secrets of Prague Episode 2

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harryben 3 years ago

Just to qualify my complaint about the images accompanying the credits - Alyssa rehearsing her voice over with Alko was king of nice, and could have been good on its own. It's the rushing about and screaming that I found really off-putting.

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 on Faith

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harryben 3 years ago

A really excellent pieces that manages to avoid the usual pitfalls of shower scenes. It develops naturally, and the relationship between them is very well paced. Tracy is showing real versatility these days, and nuances her performance very convincingly - their different personalities is well brought out. Well done Don, and Lorena for the edit.

This scene reminds us of the power and relevance of the single film, whether on its own or as part of a series. There is so much more that we can read into the story when it is not overburdened with complex narratives ......

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 on Stay Sweet

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harryben 3 years ago

A beautiful film, yes, quiet indeed and very very sensual. Two beautiful women discovering each other's tipping points in a moment of great intimacy. Seeing more mature women open up their sexuality is practically a privilege - no hiding here !. Ariel is luminous as always, and Jessie matches her perfectly. Thank you Andrej for not overburdening us with too much 'story' - there is more than enough to be getting on with here.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 on Try

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harryben 3 years ago

Jenny truly radiates beauty, charm and affection, and really focuses these seductive weapons on her partners, and for that alone I would value this film, and all her work so far. The opening sequence was absolutely delightful and introduced the couple and their relationship very well. The sex side was a bit tentative, and was not helped by the rather stark lighting in the bathroom and the hardness of the rock (honestly !). But Candy saved the day with some vigorous work on jenny at the end.

I would love to see Jenny with someone more demanding - Lorena, Whitney, Suzie for instance. This does not mean that her partnership with Candy does not work, but it was fairly low-key. Candy definitely has potential ....

Finally: you shot with Red and DSLR - why not shoot the whole thing on Red ? The harshness/flatness of the lighting in the bathroom was probably partly due to the DSLR, plus general over-lighting.

Saturday, January 25th, 2014 on Zatleskej

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harryben 3 years ago

I am in agreement with many of these points- good work from Lorena and Maya, potentially an electric pairing. But much of the physical/spatial relationship between then seems to be occupied with the attempt to contain all the action on the table, contributing in part to the sense of detachment and lack of direct contact between them. And it seems that the unusual length of the music could have been partly prompted by the need to cover a lot of knocking and banging as they settled on the table. In other words, the setting seemed to constrain what they could do. I hope that we can see them together again soon, but in a more natural setting which allows them to really explore each other. Maya's films on SexArt generally manage to show a stronger side of her personality that when she appears on other sites, but this was an opportunity lost, I am afraid.

Monday, January 13th, 2014 on You And Me

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harryben 3 years ago

And more of Suzie, please ! Also Sylvie/Sylvia has re-appeared on idremofjo, and is another performer whose maturity would work well on SexArt. Peaches, Suzanna, Antonya, Jo, Eve, Blue Angel in gg, they would all work well with APF and Andrej's creative discipline.

Sunday, December 29th, 2013 on Vintage Collection - Cherished Love

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harryben 3 years ago

A great combination - Leyla is sexy, youthful charm personified, and manages to take her (seemingly) older friend by surprise. Whitmey brings maturity and a more reflective personality to the scene. This is classic Lupin work, and while uncontroversial, or at least unsurprising, it ticks all the boxes. In spite of the fairly conventional approach, the film manages to convey the impulsivity and sense of natural progression very well. Just one request - could we have some subtitles at least ? I know they take a lot of work = time, but some phrases at least would help to establish the relationship and personalities.

Friday, December 20th, 2013 on Before The Exam

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harryben 3 years ago

I agree with most of your points, which I why I proposed that perhaps this was the end of a very long night in a scruffy club - or maybe it wasn't, in which most of your points are valid. The shooting was very four square, not many diagonals if at all, and if there was an implied narrative about time, place, relationship, it was confused in the distracting setting. So a lot of what was very good in the scene was diluted and the impact lost.

However, I also agree with desertrat. Often when these issues arise, I try to make it all work anyway, and ambiguity is at the heart of film. But it would be good to hear from the team.

Monday, December 16th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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harryben 3 years ago

Again, Nataly Von in a quiet, reflective piece. This what SexArt is good at - changing the pace, accepting that sex, desire, love come in many different ways.

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 on eMemories

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harryben 3 years ago

Sorry, it looks like this is a first for Kari on SexArt - great to see her here, she is beautiful and has a lot of potential. And Gina is dead sexy in what seems to be her first gg here. Would love to see both of them again in gg.

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 on 2Girls Show

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harryben 3 years ago

Alis'a films are always interesting, and are part of the great tradition of SexArt - to experiment, to present new performers, and find new angles for established performers, as here. Kari has done so much work for this and another sites, that it is refreshing to see her in a new context. What SexArt does brilliantly is to create 'little stories' that give a new context to the relationships, and edge to what is happening on the screen. Sometimes it is the start of a relationship, sometimes a moment in an established relationship, perhaps sometimes the end. It means that we are always looking forward to something fresh, unlike most other sites.

Having said that, I was not convinced by the TV show idea, and found the 'surveillance camera' bits unhelpful. And just as the girl were really getting into each other, they reverted to masturbation - it could have gone another stage in their attention to each other.

But am I disappointed ? No, I stick with SexArt for the differences and the intelligence.

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 on 2Girls Show

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harryben 3 years ago

And by the way, I like Candy a lot - I'm sure she will do well in future films.

Friday, November 8th, 2013 on A Love Journey

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harryben 3 years ago

Hmm .... ratings, ratings. Fickle things. If I like something, I always give it at least 9, because I know that some people are just mean !

This is a great little movie, and I have no problems with the transitions between scenes. We really don't need to show people moving from one location to another. And the editing was fine, I didn't notice what I would call any jump cuts i.e. something that is intended to disrupt the temporal flow. The opening was excellent, as was the bath scene. Charlese worked very well here, providing a nice contrast to Lorena's flirty/dominant personality. But the scene on the bed began to lose its momentum towards the end, and the girls appeared to disconnect a bit. But overall a great piece.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 on Luscious Drops

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harryben 3 years ago

Wow ! This is great - Luna is fabulous, and what lifts the scene out of the ordinary is the sense of transgression, of secrecy. Fantastic. Who or what is she looking at ? Is it her lover ? Is it a room full of delightful erotic memories ? Thjis shows what you can make out of a short film when it is done with imagination and grace. And once again, a great performance from Luna - straight down the middle.

About sound and silence - clearly some members are distracted by ambient sound, but it is hard to eliminate if you are not on a sound stage. It doesn't usually trouble me, but sometimes it is possible to add sounds that mediate a distracting background noise.

More important, I think, is the question of speech. I have always found a complete lack of audible communication a bit freaky, but equally, poorly delivered dialogue is probably worse. When the performers share the same language, some kind of audible communication is easier. So I guess it depends a lot on the performers and what makes sense and what comes more naturally for them.

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 on The Sound of Silence

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harryben 3 years ago

I am always happy when the music fades and we are left just with the physical expression of love, desire etc. Sometimes it takes too long for the music to fade, and for me this was the case here. Keeping the background (ambient) sounds makes it more real, provided they are not too prominent, and on the whole SexArt films create a good balance between the different sound elements.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 on City Ride

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harryben 4 years ago

Coming to this very late. I always fall in love with Judy within seconds of the start of each film. OK, this doesn't reach the heights, but it is satisfying, and I love the set !

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 on Offstage

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harryben 4 years ago

very well done, the girls have a delightful relationship and everything flows very naturally. simple and very sexy. I would not have know that this was Paula's first gg - the journey of performers as they mature is very interesting, and it is great that she has developed the confidence to switch genres. Hopefully she will continue this route.

Big shout for John H and Adele H - maintaining continuity and spatial coherence with so much played in mid shot and close up, plus the widescreen ratio is not easy, and usually drives the editor nuts ! This all worked very well - and again, the relationship between the girls was lovely and natural. Such fun.

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 on Summer Play

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harryben 4 years ago

Hi Ariel, I have come to this scene rather late after an involuntary absence. This scene particularly raises questions about the art direction, which is always a strong feature of your films. Colour-co-ordinated hair and furnishings - I love it, and presume that it is intentional. I am beginning to detect some 'theming' in the the art direction in different scenes - perhaps someone could sat something about that.

And you are still amazing in front of the camera - goodness gracious me ! And I loved Miela too ....

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 on I Want You

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harryben 4 years ago

I agree with most of what you say, Harry 7 - sometimes there is room for something less logical, more expressive. And Lorena is absolutely stunning here, quite extraordinarily beautiful and seductive - and that's the point. She really drives the film as far as it has a narrative. As to continuity, I really don't see the problem - I assume that the scenes are in sequence, there is a flow from one to the other. To have to construct an alternative narrative - meeting again the next day, or something - would completely ruin the enjoyment. So they appear to be dry in the second scene, maybe Lorena gave herself a quick rub down with the towel before they went upstairs, I honestly don't care. Film is not that literal, and we need to give the filmmaker some latitude in how detailed the continuity is. I enjoyed this because Lorena shines like a bright light, and engulfs her partner with her beauty. End of story.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 on Purple Touch

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harryben 4 years ago

hailey13, It is absolutely clear that the 'artefacts' you refer to are meant to be there - you don'y work to the high standards of cinematography that SexArt achieves without knowing exactly what is in the frame and what it is there for. I am always intrigued by the layering of perception that is often used on this site - the slow tracking from side to side, often using a reveal from behind a wall or a drape - in this case a glass edge - is a hallmark, and I think it is a good way of suggesting that we both imagine and remember what we see as we see it. The lighting, again, is always carefully controlled - the degree of flare, the different levels of saturation, texture etc - these I am sure are intended. Some people might find them distracting, but they are part of the whole 'argument' about erotic short film that SexArt seems to be exploring.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 on For You

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harryben 4 years ago

The idreamofjo site is part of the Viv Thomas 'empire'. At the moment most of the work on idreamofjo is 720p, but the most recent videos on Viv Thomas (part of the MetArt group) are on 1080. There are many devoted fans of Jo, and I am one of them. She has a unique style and approach. However, the pace of releases is fairly slow, with one gg and one solo each fortnight i.e. 2 gg and 2 solo scenes each month. Her site is also not part of the MetArt group, so no discounts. But she has produced some spellbinding series - and she has also appeared regularly on the best Viv Thomas films over the years. So definitely worth a try - and I don't think her work conflicts with any of the SexArt films. Both are high quality, but with a different approahc.

Monday, July 8th, 2013 on Only 15 Minutes

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harryben 4 years ago

Just to say, as someone who has many years of experience in film making - documentary, fiction, and cinematography - that I love SexArt because their work is so carefully crafted and produced. These films are wonderfully created mini-dramas, each one telling a short but always thoughtful story. That is why I love the the difference in intensity, focus, pace and feeling in each. We should not be talking about 'faking' versus 'reality'. There are undoubtedly real orgasms experienced from time to time, but it is unlikely that we as an audience can be sure which ones are. These girls are wonderful actors who clearly care about the clarity and authenticity of what they do, and I respect them absolutely for that. These films are not documentaries, they are wonderful little dramas that brighten my day !

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 on So Shy

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harryben 4 years ago

As always, the girls are really beautiful, but with lots of personality too. Whitney Conroy is always exceptional, and here she takes on an almost driven personality - she knows what she wants and she knows that she will always get it. I agree with some of the criticisms, but I see the progression of films in SexArt as an exploration of relationships - some are very intense and others are about what happens in a relationship in the day to day. For this reason I always find them interesting and don't mind if they throw up some challenges - in fact I like that. If SexArt always tried to offer the greatest intensity, connection and sensuality each time, it would not work. Here we see a relationship where each girl is trying to get what they want, within a relationship that has its intense days and its 'ordinary' days. In a way, their different choice of dildos even expresses that !

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 on The Road Goes On

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harryben 4 years ago

Another perfectly balanced film (thinking of Lorena and Sylvie): clear and unfussy introduction to the characters and story, and well-judged movement into the sensuality and sex. And great performances from both.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 on La Dolce Vita La Spesa

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harryben 2 years ago

I am in two minds - the choreography of the scene is excellent, and manages to play on the physicality of the women - very slender and long-limmned. But the sex was a bit sombre - no harm in that - but with little communication, and as a result the intensity faded for me.

Why the song from a male singer at the start ? Was this about the theme i.e. betrayal and regret i.e. the betrayal at the end of the film ? It was strange to hear this passionate male voice over so much of the start of the film. There are plenty of women singers who could have provided the right emotions.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on The Road Goes On 2

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harryben 3 years ago

Overall a great film. Alyssa has really flowered in the last six months or so, she has so much more confidence. maybe her acting lessons since she returned to Canada are having an effect. Loved her voice over, relevant and well-judged. And Aiko is to die for, she reminds me of Judy Smile - that quiet charm concealing a focused sensuality. The transition between grief and desire was well handled and credible by both of them. Excellent editing, Adele ! This shows how deep narratives can be established in short films.

The music at times was a bit overdone, something that often happens in SexArt films: however, it was appropriate and set the tone. But I was appalled by the silly nonsense over the credits, it completely undermined the feelings established by the end of the story, Please don't do that again, it is self-indulgent and shows no regard for the audience !

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 on Faith

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harryben 3 years ago

It seems to me that the choice of black sand must have been deliberate - maybe Andrej or Ariel could comment ?

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 on Horizont

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harryben 3 years ago

My point about unsurprising etc was more a reflection on the intense reaction to Lorena'a and Bambi's film: this film is absolutely solid, and that is welcome. But there are other approaches within the SexArt tradition which push the boundaries a bit more, and I welcome that too.

Saturday, December 21st, 2013 on Before The Exam

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harryben 3 years ago

terrific, incredibly sensual. I first saw Ariel in VT's Art of Kissing 3, with Sylvie and Suzie in two wonderful scenes that really set the standard, and fell in love at once. A very special presence that is always distinctive and exciting. And of course now we have her as a very perceptive producer.

Friday, December 20th, 2013 on Vintage Collection - Only Me

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harryben 3 years ago

Thanks ! I My feeling with DSLR is that it needs lots of colour put into the scene, otherwise it tends to flatten things out.

Monday, December 16th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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harryben 3 years ago

I wonder about the 'exclusive' tag - Lorena has been working for VivThomas recently, and has done scenes for nubile films ......

Monday, December 16th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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harryben 3 years ago

This won't play or download !

Sunday, December 15th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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harryben 3 years ago

A welcome return for Jenni, whose first appearance in the pool promised so much. She is perfectly matched with the lovely Tea, both girls have bodies to die for. But maybe too perfectly matched - it would be good to see Jenni with someone more dominant, say Eufrat or Lorena. Overall, a pleasing piece; while they seems to have a connection, there was not a lot of intensity, but I will always make time to watch two such gorgeous people enjoying their physical connection together.

Finally - let me guess - DSLR ? The tendency to a brown monochrome irritates the hell out of me ...... It does no favours to the performers or the story.

Monday, December 9th, 2013 on Gira La Moda

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harryben 3 years ago

Thanks, Jonathan - I'm not sure if there is a bit of irony here, but thanks anyway for taking my points seriously .... I am interested in the technical/creative stuff, as it has been a big part of my life for many years. And it is not just being nerdish, these things are what underpin our creativity. So yes, some technical notes would be very interesting, without getting in the way of the other discussions about the content, which are of course more important in the end.

Sunday, December 1st, 2013 on A Love Journey

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harryben 3 years ago

Couldn't agree more !

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 on 2Girls Show

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harryben 3 years ago

I have previously made some rather dismissive remarks about the 'war in the Balkans' theme, and I still hold to that. But the quality of the work is of course very high, and the battle theme can give an edge to the sex, as it does here. But the emotional range could have been more emphasised. Are they friends who have chosen opposite sides, or do they just get off with guns and uniforms ? Some more emotional clues would have helped here.

Friday, November 15th, 2013 on The Game VI - Contact

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harryben 3 years ago

Quite understood, I know that most people don't want to know about this stuff. But I believe that it is very important - if the visuals are not delivering enough, or are not reaching their full potential, then it detracts from the purpose and meaning of the film. Black hair that turns blue is not good, I think, and lack of full colour also does not help.

This is not something i am likely to raise again, but just as many contributors feel they should mention lighting, design, music, editing etc, the quality of the image should also be within the bounds of these discussions. But I promise that I won't mention codecs again .....

Saturday, November 9th, 2013 on A Love Journey

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harryben 3 years ago

Yes, I also like the story structure, although you have to work on it - it promises more between these two, for a start. In other words, it implies that the relationship had a start, so could develop further.

Saturday, November 9th, 2013 on A Love Journey

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harryben 3 years ago

Hi Alis

Thanks for replying - I am pleased to find out I guessed right. I have a bit of a down on DSLR, mostly because of the poor colour depth. Having done quite a lot of research on this, I find that most colourists/graders dislike it because of the relatively low data levels - they say that they can't 'do' anything with it. I have been running courses on HD cinematography, and putting Red and Alexa side by side and comparing them with DSLR, you see the limitations of the latter. Quite a good substitute for DSLR is the Canon C300, which has the 422 codec and therefore better colour, even though its data rate is about the same as DSLR. There is a fun little app called datacalc by CinePro.Dot, which shows the different data rates for most of the camera systems.

Saturday, November 9th, 2013 on A Love Journey

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harryben 3 years ago

Mixed feelings - this is one that you have to work on. The structure is interesting, and apart from the odd sequence where they both touch themselves on their own, there was a logic that worked for me: passionate encounter, developed into scenes of sex early in a relationship, learning how to pleas each other. And Candy and Tea worked well together; it's a new relationship, they are still finding out ways to get close, was my reading. Maybe the relationship will not last long .....

On a technical note: you credit RED and DSLR cameras. My guess is that the scene in the laundry was shot on Red, and the bedroom on DSLR - right or wrong ? The bedroom scene suffered from some effects that have become quite common with DSLR i.e. black hair turning blue, and general lack of saturation. Some would say that is the result of 420 versus 422/444. Or did you mix DSLR with Red ?

Friday, November 8th, 2013 on A Love Journey

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harryben 3 years ago

Threesomes are difficult - at any one time, one person tends to be left with not much to do. This suffers from that lack of balance at the start, but it gets betters as it goes along, and they each get their turn in a convincing manner. But again, the quality of the visuals concerns me; flat lighting and desaturation take away much of the erotic potential, something that is unusual for SexArt, where the visuals are usually very good.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 on Halloween Party II

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harryben 3 years ago

I agree to the extent that the Halloween set-up was unconvincing, and the visuals were a bit tawdry; desaturated images for a start, and the set is really token; and I agree about the editing, which may have had more to do with the shot selection. But after an awkward start, Dido and Alexis did begin to 'get into each other and the sex concluded well, with both girls convincing in their commitment.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 on Halloween Party

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harryben 3 years ago

Firstly, I was entranced by such an attractive couple - again, good casting. Their relationship seemed relaxed and playful, quite graceful, and if that isn't worth watching then we have become spoiled. The sex seemed to follow on from that. It's not always necessary to show 'screaming o's' - sex isn't always like that. But Zara seemed to be more laid back and less urgent that Violet - that's OK, and I would love to see her again in a scene that is more passionate. She is very beautiful and a great addition to SexArt. So I enjoyed this a great deal, and would to see both these young women in more gg scenes.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 on City Ride

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harryben 4 years ago

I really really have to disagree so strongly with this ! So much is down to personality, and I would be very sorry if SexArt were to revert to the standard aesthetic surface criteria. Kayla, for example, creates tremendous intensity and focus in the sexual part, and her personality stands out - and by the way, she is not bad looking at all ! She seems a sweet girls with an interesting take on things, and I hope we see more of her (we did in Pool). I have been pleased and intrigued to see all the performers that hayley13 mentions ....

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 on Pour Toi Mon Amour

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harryben 4 years ago

Coming late into this debate, I will just say that what I love about SexArt is that the pace and style, as well as the artists, change all the time, so we are challenged to understand and explore the personalities and emotions of the new performers. In this case the performers may be well know to some SexArt fans, but to everyone. And I make a point of not judging a performer based on her work elsewhere. Nataly Von may be well known in BG circles, but she decided to work for SexArt with her eyes open, and I loved her performance. It is increasingly common for BG 'specialists' to move into GG after a few years, because it suits their evolving personalities and interests.

This scene was very good for, I loved the opening, and once again it presented a different approach - quite, laid back, exploratory. Nataly and Tiffany worked very well together, well done !

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 on Pour Toi Mon Amour

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harryben 4 years ago

I absolutely agree ! By continuing to present us with new performers, some of whom may be less experienced, SexArt is challenging us to move beyond the comfortable. I am surprised by haley13's comments. I don't want just one kind of look and personality. Kayla may not be the usual obviously pretty girl, but she has bags of personality and charm, and is very direct with her sensuality. Three cheers to both of them !

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 on Memories

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harryben 4 years ago

At first i was less than impressed - Kayla is not your usual blindingly pretty sexart girl, but once they started, her intensity was amazing, and they both 'bounced' off each other throughout the piece. It is really great to see new performers' sometimes they take a while to get used to, to discover their particular personalities and styles. And guess what, I like both girls ! Sandy is very cute and delightful. (PS - Kayla also worked very well in the Pool)

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 on Memories

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harryben 4 years ago

Well, I enjoyed this. There is something quite natural about how the girls are together; it may not be very intense, but it has a simple, relaxed feel. Kayla is very direct about her sexuality, and stand out because of this, but Jenny, apart from being very cute, shows a lot of promise. I would like to see again, for sure. Since I don't usually look at the photo sets (I'm only interested in the films) I can't comment about the relative timing of each. For me, the films stand and fall on their own.

Friday, September 13th, 2013 on Swimming Pool

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harryben 4 years ago

No, it's not a mistake - reading horsemaster's comments, he obviously finds a lot of this distracting, as do you, and that's the main point. For myself, sometimes these techniques work, and sometimes they get in the way. I have a particular interest in this side of things, as it was once my main job, so maybe I am not always looking at the films purely from the story point of view. I have just watched the latest film from idreamofjo - there is a wonderful example of beautiful, untricksy camerawork, which SexArt also often achieves. So I go with the majority on this - keep it simple !

Friday, July 19th, 2013 on For You

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harryben 4 years ago

A reassuring return to SexArt form after the last, problematic, film. Alis, I always look forward to your work, it has sensitivity, intrigue and sensuality. And how good to have Eufrat. I agree with hayley13, Eufrat has a singular commitment to the sexual side, which is always exciting. Leyla is a very welcome addition, too, although she sometimes appeared to be a bit tentative. But I really look forward to seeing her again.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 on For You

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harryben 4 years ago

Whatever one thinks about the introduction - and I seem to be in a minority of one on this - it's disconnectedness from the rest of the film is one of the reasons for the lack of connection between the performers. Recent SexArt films have managed to find subtle and relevant set-up scenes that establish the mood and the basis for the relationship that is explored in the rest of the film, and this does not do that. That is one reason why Miela and Whitney struggle to find some focus for their relationship, although they try hard. If they had been able to work out some play between them about the balls and their own physicality, they would have had a better start. That's one reason why I dislike the slowmo intro - it does nothing to establish the girls as personalities who have a relationship, and it could have explored their real athletic physicality and interaction much more.

Sunday, July 14th, 2013 on Free Ballin

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harryben 4 years ago

a very good film. Amira appeared for the first time on idreamofjo recently, in a curiously lacklustre piece, so it is good to see her here. She has a lot of potential, and seems to be able to convey naturalness and sexiness at the same time. And I love Anita, she is typical of the beautiful, restrained but passionate girls on SexArt.

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 on Only 15 Minutes

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harryben 4 years ago

Just caught up with this one. While it may start a bit abruptly, on the other hand it is a remarkable piece. Once again, the commitment and visual intelligence of Mia and Miela is extraordinary. These girls, like others who work for SexArt, have a commitment and seriousness in what they do that that is way above the norm. Once again, these films are pushing boundaries, and I for one was blown away by this. Lovemaking can sometimes be this intense, and dare I say it, as desperate. These films sometimes go way beyond simple eroticism. Thank you !

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 on Dream About You

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harryben 4 years ago

A little bit too much lighting, I think. I know that oil needs to glisten, but it is hard to achieve intimacy when everything is so illuminated. And I worried that they were constrained by having to avoid falling off the table or even knocking it over .... But a good scene, and I love Lorena's artful reverse trim. Is this a trend now ? It reminds us that sex is earthy and elemental.

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 on Make Me Happy

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harryben 4 years ago

Agreed - making high quality short films is in some ways more difficult than longer forms, and you can't spend too much time on setting out the context. One reason I like SexArt films is because they use the simplest of introductions, and concentrate on the dynamics of the relationship in the story on the screen. Less is more, and the range of responses on this page to the film's 9assumed) premise shows that we all come to a story with different assumptions. Can't please everyone, I guess, but hopefully the films draws us in once it's under way.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 on Hot Experience

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harryben 4 years ago

yes, thank you ariel and andrej - terrific casting, the girls connected so well, and somehow their physical types matched very well. wonderful, I can imagine them together in so many settings. Could this be the start of a three-parter ?

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 on Summer Play

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harryben 4 years ago

Not wanting to be the party-pooper, but the slowmo introduction was terrible - sub Baywatch or what ? It wasn't even particularly well done, and the super slowmo was just bizarre. More importantly, it did nothing to introduce us to the erotic, sensual potential of two beautiful young women exercising with the blue balls. It was as though the film had to start all over again when the slowmo had stopped. In the end, Whitney and Miela made something quite intense and beautiful, but i will do my best to forget the intro.

Friday, July 12th, 2013 on Free Ballin

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Rose 2 weeks ago

I don't think it was intended to be interpreted as a camshow with a client, Harryben – they are just chatting with their horny friend Matt! :-)

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 on Someone To Hint

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Rose 3 months ago

Your wish is our command, harryben! I know you will have seen Brandy Smile and Zafira in the new episode of "Sandra's Sporty Girls" on Viv Thomas by now... Merry Xmas :-)

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 on The best SexArt movie of 2016

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Sydney 2 years ago

I had a little quibble with the male presence also. One of the major reasons I watch g/g erotica is because there's no male involvement - and I'm sure others probably feel the same.. I'd have much rathered a female to have been cast in the role. It is a quibble, and a very personal one at that, but I just thought I'd mention it because I like my g/g erotica to be just that, strict g/g erotica.

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 on Secrets of Prague Episode 1

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Rose 2 years ago

I've no idea about the camera stuff, harryben... I learn something new here every day! :-)

I really love your comment about "queerness played out behind closed doors..." – it perfectly expresses the atmosphere the movie created for me. Love that subtle kink :-)

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 on The Vintage Collection - The Photographer II

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Wanda Lust 2 years ago

I'm sure it is the same beach - in both flicks there is the same rectangular block building in the background.

I've spent a bit of time perusing Lanzarote on Google maps, but haven't come up with the exact location. If anyone has pinned down the location, it would be nice to know.

Sunday, May 31st, 2015 on Horizont II

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_fer_realz_ 2 years ago

Yes! Jo's films were excellent, IMHO. I hope she is brought back to VT to co-team with Sblattero, the way SA has the co-team of Alis and the Lupins.

Monday, March 30th, 2015 on Petrin

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Rose 2 years ago

That's an interesting thought, harryben... Guy does have several women involved on his production team, and also involved in script development now, so I hope you will see more of a feminine touch. But he is personally very interested in character development, and I think that is 'gender-neutral' - it's something that everyone feels, deep down... there are interesting times ahead :-)

Monday, March 30th, 2015 on Petrin

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Rose 2 years ago

Some really interesting thoughts there, harryben - as we've come to expect from you :-)

It's true that SexArt has not changed, except (in my opinion) to keep improving and refining and constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved in erotica. As for VivThomas, of course it HAS changed, with Viv retiring and, as you say, the 'core' girls of his era moving on. I do think there are some potentially incredible girls now who will fill their shoes - Kiara Lord, Eva Berger, Lexie Dona, Alexa Tomas, Uma, Tracy Lindsay, to name just a few - all girls who are beautiful and have demonstrated acting ability over at VivThomas as well as here.

I have the advantage of having seen what Guy Ranieri Sblattero has been shooting for VivThomas this month, and I'm very excited about it! He has been taking note of feedback from members and is committed to honouring what Viv created, while developing his own style. So, I know he will be looking forward to hearing what you think of it...

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 on Petrin

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_fer_realz_ 2 years ago

True, but as they say, "the night is young!" ( :

From my perspective, as long as we continue getting clues, there's no rush to provide us with the resolution... I am very much enjoying the ride here and I'm in no hurry to reach the destination. ( :

Monday, March 16th, 2015 on Memento - Second Act

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Sydney 2 years ago

Hey harryben, just remember that Mango hasn't met Alexa yet. Lola came before her, and the girl we see in Act 3 will come before them both. All the colour scenes are playing out in reverse order, whilst the B&W scenes are moving forward :)

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 on Memento - Second Act

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Rose 2 years ago

Hi Harryben, thanks so much for your thoughts - your reflective critique is very much appreciated, both here and on VT. It has been a time of great change at VT since Viv retired, and it is early days still for our new director, Guy. His second movie has been well received, and some of the new movies he is working on have more of a storyline, which I think will please everyone (me included!). He is a creative and innovative director, and I think inevitably that means not everything will be perfect, but I love that he intends to try new things - it would have been so easy to just copy Viv's style, but where's the fun in that! I suspect it will take a few months of ups and downs before VT really hits its stride again - but the journey will be interesting :-)

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 on A new director for Viv Thomas!

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_fer_realz_ 2 years ago

Nice insight, harryben. I was taking it more literally, but I like your symbolism. It is just exactly that kind of "baggage" that destroys so many relationships after all...

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 on Memento - Second Act

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Sydney 2 years ago

Hey harryben,
This was a really interesting read, especially your last point about male/female singers. I totally agree. I remember feeling this way before, but I guess maybe I just got used to it. Now that you point it out though, everything comes straight back and it just makes so much sense. I'd love to see more female representation in the music of SexArt.

Alis,
To your musical tastes, could I suggest:
The Naked and Famous ('Hearts Like Ours')
Broods ('Bridges' or 'Superstar').

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Slippery When Wet

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Rose 2 years ago

Love the idea of a series starring Amarna and Tracy – great idea, harryben! They have amazing chemistry and are both really great at conveying emotion :-)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 on Slippery When Wet

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Jonathan 3 years ago

Hello Harryben-- Thank you for the comments. I've said this a hundred times it's so important to us to hear from our members. I do disagree with you on the outtakes. Sometimes they're my favorite part of the scene. I think a glimpse into the people behind the films is a fun adventure. Again, thanks for the comment-- it's appreciated.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 on Faith

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ArielPiperFawn 3 years ago

Yes it was deliberate. The contrast between black sand and white bodies is perfect :)

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 on Horizont

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horsemaster 3 years ago

Great comment, Harryben! You captured a dimension to the film I failed initially to understand and articulate in my comment, but I think you are spot on! Well-said.

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 on Horizont

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Snowfall1 3 years ago

I thought: win-win-win! See my post below...

Saturday, January 18th, 2014 on Approaching

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BubblyArtsyGirl 3 years ago

I can see Malena owning Lorena's ass with her moves lol

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 on Spanish Lesson

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Jonathan 3 years ago

Hello harryben-- Lorena is exclusive but Viv is our partner so we allow them to shoot her. On Nubiles you're seeing old content.

Monday, December 16th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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D.Caravaggio 3 years ago

Yes Harry…DSLR canon mark 2 and 3..

Monday, December 16th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente

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ori3noco6 3 years ago

A charmining,intimate, soft-paced films with cuties...
Great job by Alis and her crew!

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 on eMemories

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harryben 3 years ago

Sorry, it looks like this is a first for Kari on SexArt - great to see her here, she is beautiful and has a lot of potential. And Gina is dead sexy in what seems to be her first gg here. Would love to see both of them again in gg.

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 on 2Girls Show

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Snowfall1 3 years ago

I too liked this. And the stills include some fabulous images!
(But not the clichéd purple porn prose in the précis ...)

Saturday, November 16th, 2013 on Little Story II

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Snowfall1 3 years ago

Jonathan, please can there be a 'blog on the side' for the techies?

Saturday, November 9th, 2013 on A Love Journey

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Alis Locanta 3 years ago

Hi Harryben,

I shot on RED the intro (parking) and the slowmotion ending credits. In the first one I used RED just because I wanted to have a better and larger dynamic range, to achieve many lights levels (from the darkness to the blonde Candy hairs just under the light); the second one was shot on RED because of the slowmotion.

Sex was shot on DSLR!

I love this kind of technical questions!!!! THX!!!

Friday, November 8th, 2013 on A Love Journey

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horsemaster 3 years ago

Excellent comments, Harryben, and I agree completely. Most "adventure and action" pornography that tries to exploit the "sex and violence" audience comes off as either boring or comical. Usually, just boring. This one is pretty much both. For me this chapter fulfills my worry that the series might devolve into the "macho" guy thing of seeing sex as primarily about power: domination, manipulation, subjugation, and humiliation (and not just of women as this chapter underscores). Not my thing. The production values are great,Isabella and Lena are hot (with the type of stand-up nipples I usually love), the music is in keeping with the theme of the film, and the subtitles really do work for me. But, the plot is so preposterous, silly, and unintelligible, it does nothing EXCEPT to reinforce the 1) set-up for macho sexual domination and 2) the stereotype that most (well, some) Eastern European men are brutish thugs and some Eastern European women are conditioned to cater to them. (Maybe Sarajevo and Bosnia are still too fresh in mind). However, I'm sure some members will love it for the exact reasons I've just outlined. However, for me this film gets 2 limp dicks down. So, okay, let the firestorm begin.

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 on The Game III - The Mission

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swplf2 3 years ago

In law school one of my Professors was covering the impeachment of witnesses and made this comment, "After the impeachment of the impeacher, you have THE SIDE SHOW OVERTAKING THE CIRCUS!"

IMO what is happening with the "Rating dispute" is similar. For most members the viewing of the most beautiful women in the world is our reason for being here. No matter what their rating most of us view EVERY model. Does ANYONE not view a model who isn't a 9 or above. (I doubt it.) Thus this whole issue is a sideshow. The bottom line is if Met itself is comfortable with how the ratings work then it is NOT a problem. So just maybe we should all chill. By now they are aware there is SOME concern by a very vocal, probably minority, of members. So let them handle it...

Friday, October 18th, 2013 on Luscious Drops

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desertrat 3 years ago

Precisely.

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 on Luscious Drops

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Snowfall1 3 years ago

Harryben
I certainly meant sound in MY ambience - not that of the performance - as, I think did BHaWWD.
On this film, I quite liked the distant dog barking...

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 on The Sound of Silence

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Jonathan 4 years ago

harryben-- thank you for your comments, they are very insightful. SexArt has always been about bringing a multitude of different viewpoints to the table on erotic filmmaking. Hence, our collaboration with Zalman King (R.I.P). Zalman was considered by mainstream film buffs the godfather of erotic storytelling. When I would tell adult industry website owners about our involvement with Zalman, they didn't even know who he was. This lack of care about the roots of erotic filmmaking says a lot about the state of most porn on the market, especially made for internet porn. I try to stay out of each directors creative process and only discuss guidelines in broad terms. These guidelines are mostly regarding the authenticity of what's being portrayed on camera. SexArt is not the biggest Glamour site (as the industry calls it) in the market, but I do believe we have done something bold here. SexArt is receiving more and more submissions from filmmakers around the world, so stay tuned, you will continue to see more and more diverse opinions on what erotic film is.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 on Purple Touch

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hayley13. 4 years ago

Hi harryben, thank you for your insight. That is my mistake. However, i wouldn't have made the comment were it 'absolutely clear' to me that it was intentional. The rest of your comment i totally agree with. And i apologise for my mistake.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 on For You

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hayley13. 4 years ago

This was a really well explained point of view. I 'thumbs'd up', then watched again. I agree... but to a degree, because I stand by my comments above. I did think it was lots of fun, however your explanation/analysis just makes too much logical sense to ignore.

Monday, July 15th, 2013 on Free Ballin

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glenpinn 4 years ago

harrybean, i had no idea about "idreamofjo" before, just had a look around the website, looks nice, but i am curious what you think about it, i dont really want to buy a sub if its not that good, and are their videos (streaming/downloadable) in HD format.

cheers

Thursday, July 4th, 2013 on Only 15 Minutes

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glenpinn 4 years ago

i wonder if these 2 models (thats what i call them) have worked together before, either in G/G vids, or in some of their other "porn" roles, as i would love to see more of both girls in here, either together or in scenes with other models, or guys.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 on Only 15 Minutes

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horsemaster 4 years ago

I agree, your posts are great. As long and they are not TOO long.

Monday, June 17th, 2013 on So Shy

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hayley13. 4 years ago

Thank you harryben, that's appreciated... a lot and a lot.
I don't mind if you disagree at all.
Each person is their own person. We all have different likes and dislikes, and we all experience things differently.
For me, its all about feedback. I think the more feedback we as members provide. The more SexArt can continue to develop and evolve. And based on the direction its taking, i think this very much rings true. I love SexArt a lot.

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 on So Shy