Loving you Sunday morning, your love makes me fly so far away. *plays air guitar*
Monday, April 16th, 2018 on Sunday Morning
As usual, I rather like the artsy lighting. I also like the story. I think both aspects are the best thing here. That said, the sex is rather one-dimensional... perhaps necessarily so given the setup, but it didn't do much for me. I DO however really appreciate it when artists, even in porn, try new things, rather than sticking with a formula (which inevitably gets old and boring).
Monday, February 19th, 2018 on Her Hidden Desire
Sometimes I just like to keep it simple: God I love Anissa Kate's tits!
Sunday, December 24th, 2017 on Let's Do It
Smoking is a big turn-off for me in real life, but there is something I find sexy about it in images/video, perhaps a certain nostalgia for how it was portrayed in classic Hollywood.
As usual, I have no idea what other members are complaining about with the lighting/image quality as I absolutely loved it and found this one of the most sensuous, gorgeously shot films on this site. I'll never understand the mentality of people that go to a sight like SexART and then complain that a video is "trying to be arty." Well who'd-a thunk a video might try to live up to the title of the site?! I guess some just aren't satisfied if they can't see everything in the brightest, flattest, blandest lighting possible.
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 on Smoke
This HAS to be the weirdest concept for a porn series ever. I can decide if it's brilliant or just bonkers! Lovely ladies, either way!
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 on Hair Part 2 - Second Chance
Well, I'm just going to disagree with everyone and say that I found this one of the most gorgeous films I've ever seen on this site... hell, it may be the most visually stunning film I've ever seen in the world of porn. I'm in love with the creative lighting (and the creative use of the Christmas lights as props) as well as the beautifully haunting music; and both Myiuki and Samantha are two of the hottest newcomers I've seen on here in a while. A solid 10/10 for me.
Sometimes I just don't understand where other commenters are coming from. Some saying that other videos like this and they'll leave, while for me it's videos like this that keep me around. To each their own, I guess, but I'll just reiterate that it's creative, artistic, visually/aesthetically stimulating works like this that make SexArt DIFFERENT than all other sites out there. I just don't understand the people that seem to want this site to be more like every other site out there.
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 on Lights
This one's really hot. I really love (and would love to see more) mini-narratives/scenarios like this where you have some dialogue, characterization, and interaction between the performers. Little vignettes like these remind me of what's so appealing about sex in stories, as opposed to the all-sex/gonzo styles of today. This one's done really well too, especially the banter, and proves that it doesn't take much to establish that story/character setting for the sex. Though it may be more "moody/grumpy husband" than "Angry Wife!" But we all secretly know angry sex is the best sex!
I also love the moody, chiaroscuro lighting here.
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 on Angry Wife
What a stunningly gorgeous film this is. I'm truly speechless. Easily in the top 10 on this site.
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 on She
Glad to see the high ratings for this film despite the atypical lighting. Perhaps it's my love of film noir that draws me to these types of films, or perhaps it's just so refreshing to see something else in porn besides bland and blinding brightness, but I ADORE the look, mood, and aesthetic of this film! Too bad it wasn't shot in 4k, but other than that it's visually splendid!
Of course, it doesn't hurt to have the gorgeous Dido, and despite my being 100% hetero even I can appreciate what a hunk of man Michael Fly is! Bravo to all involved!
Friday, August 18th, 2017 on Off The Wall
'Tis a masterpiece, plain and simple. This is the artistic heights to which all erotic "art" should aspire to.
I could write a long essay extolling all the virtues of this film, but instead I'll just point out that Paul Black may be the most masterful filmmaker in the world right now (not just in porn) when it comes to... I'll call it "aesthetic tactility." So many films today are so slick and glossy that all the grit, grime, and life has been completely sanitized away. It's so refreshing to find a director that understands that the reality of sexuality (especially) is all about the physical sensations--including the aural--that accompany it. It's nice to see someone put the "dirt" back in "dirty movies," and doing it with such an auteuristic, visionary touch. Bravo.
Friday, August 11th, 2017 on Whore - The Day After
I absolutely agree with Mimi: this is a really special movie that I loved, loved, loved. It captures something so poetic and beautiful that I typically only find in the best arthouse filmmakers like Terence Malick or Hou Hsiao-hsien; the understated rapture of those perfect, quiet moments in life that can so easily slip by us without noticing. The gorgeous cinematography and haunting music just suck us into the snowy world immediately, and the long lenses give us such an intimate look into all the small gestures and glances between Chrissy and Thomas. The transition from the cool exterior to the womb-like warmth and glow of the interior is just magical. Finally, the chemistry between Chrissy and Thomas works so well precisely because it's been so well set up that we feel we're really inside her personal imagination.
Yeah, there are "criticisms" that it's dark and not everything's shown: so what? You see everything all the time in almost every porn out there. This is something else entirely. This is true, genuine, memorable, masterful erotic art. The mood that radiates in this film is something that is rare in even the best of film, let alone porn.
It's a true masterpiece, and I hope whomever reads this (if anyone) will pass on my astonished appreciation to Andrej, Ariel, and the rest of the team.
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 on Wild Chrissy 2
What a beautiful film with so much emotional depth! That last shot of the barren trees in mist was haunting the in the way the best cinema is. Clea is gorgeous, and she and Thomas have great chemistry, with more romance/love-making than "fucking" to complement the emotional element. This is a true masterpiece.
Friday, June 16th, 2017 on Retrospect
Totally agree about the talking. Tattoos don't bother me much unless they're way overdone, which they aren't here. Instead of everyone being so negative and not wanting any tattoos, I'd prefer people being positive and vocal about wanting the performers to, errr, be more vocal! Nothing like some good talk to create a sense of realism, intimacy, and even fun!
Sunday, June 11th, 2017 on Whispering
The fact that there even ARE storyboards is more evidence that what Andrej and Ariel do is a step above other porn out there. I'm guessing if you asked about "storyboarding" with most porn directors/producers they'd say "story bored? Isn't that what happens to the audience when you tell a story?"
Thursday, June 1st, 2017 on One Day In HotYlek Part 1
I've always had a thing for "interlocking" narratives like this that follow multiple characters around the same location while playing around with multiple perspectives on the same intersecting timeline. It allows for so much creative space for the artist and, when done well, it can be a riveting, breathless experience for the viewer. In film, Jean Renoir's Rules of the Game may be the ultimate example of that "genre," and it's wonderful to see it here. I just can't wait to see how these pairings play out over the series, especially with the talent involved! This was certainly a promising start.
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 on One Day In HotYlek Part 1
It was a one camera shoot so the "position of the camera" is whatever perspective you see throughout video. It wasn't like a multi-camera shoot that was edited together; in fact, most of it's done in a single take without any cutting.
Sunday, May 21st, 2017 on Docu-Film
Great concept! I'd like to see more "behind the scenes" stuff here; I always find it interesting to see all that goes into making the final work. It certainly helps that Amarna is one of my favorites and she really looks like she's having fun here, and Joel is a great partner who's just as playful.
I don't know if anyone else noticed, but once they get to the bedroom (perhaps a bit before), it looks like the entire scene is done in one take; that's quite impressive! I'd love if Alis or someone could comment on how they got the "timing" down for that. There may have been one cut slipped in when Alis moves behind the curtain(?) at the 20:45 mark, but it's really well-hidden (less conspicuous than, say, Hitchcock's in Rope!).
Perfect timing! Just got a new 75" 4K TV a few days ago, and now I get a video of Antonia, my favorite SA performer, in 4K! Great video all around to boot: wonderful chemistry, beautiful cinematography, perfect blend of eroticism and hotness, nice pacing/editing; and I like the simplicity and originality of the premise of a couple "going again" so soon after a first time. Strange as it seems, I can't recall any video I've ever seen with that concept.
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 on Once Again
I must say, this really resonated with me personally, almost nostalgically. I once spent a wonderful summer afternoon driving through the beautiful local countryside with my girlfriend. There was something so comfortable and zen-like about that experience that the sex when we got home was really magical, like we had gotten closer by bonding through nature. This video really captured the beauty of that. Thanks to Andrej, Ariel, Anie, Maxmilian, and the rest of the crew for bringing up such a great memory!
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 on Drifting By
First, the rating for this film is a tragedy and all SA members/users/raters should be ashamed of themselves.
Second, this is one of the hottest scenes I've ever seen here. I love what Kat said about it being about "a couple who can't keep their hands off each other..." and there's nothing sexier than such apparent, raw desire. There's still a huge gap in quality between scenes like this and the typical porn out there today, and I actually think it's a great example of how hotness and aesthetics/sensuality need not be mutually exclusive.
Third, Amarna is hot as hell and Jesus is a real stud. Both of them need to be regulars here.
Finally, it's refreshing to see more interracial stuff here and I'm desperately hoping the low rating doesn't prevent more similar content.
Friday, April 21st, 2017 on White and Black
Loved this one. Gorgeous couple, steamy hot sex, sensuous cinematography, Emilio is a stud and great new find (I say this as a straight guy!). My only gripe is that porn in 24-frames-per-second is just too blurry. I know it's because it was shot in 4k, but as someone who doesn't (yet!) own a 4K tv, I prefer the 1080p at higher frame rates.
Saturday, February 18th, 2017 on Arousal
Luna is by far the best new performer I've seen a long while. She's a real star. She's gorgeous and you can tell she really loves what she's doing. The romantic warmth of the lighting and languid, patient cinematography in this one really added to the steamy, sensuous chemistry between Luna and Ryan. A really all-around great video.
And, for the love of God, Luna HAS to be made a regular around here!
Friday, February 3rd, 2017 on She Princess
Well made and erotic, but oral is probably my LEAST favorite aspect of BG films. Fun to receive, but I've always thought it boring to watch--just my tastes of course.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 on Take Care 2
One of the best SA vids in a while. From the opening, which adds just a touch of story to create an underlying emotional substance, to the gorgeous lighting, to the passionate and varied sex itself. Luna is a star, and it's great to see a woman of color on SA; diversity being the spice of life and all that, and this vid is definitely spicy!
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 on Be Ready
Yes, I've seen The Wall and rated it a 9/10, though I had forgotten that it was part of the "Art Collection" as well. I really do hope that my comments and the support of other comments like Sydney's is enough to encourage the production teams to keep experimenting as well. :)
Friday, July 22nd, 2016 on Born Out Of The Sand
Yes, every movie here is art in the same way every book or TV Show or movie in existence is art in the literal, technical sense. Historically, though, there's often been a divide between what people consider "art" and what they consider "pornography." Typically, the more a work focuses on explicit sex, the farther away from the traditional values of art--aesthetics, emotional/intellectual substance, creativity/originality etc.--it strays. Now, I'm a firm believer in that art and pornography are not mutually exclusive, that there are fewer things more naturally beautiful than sex, especially between people in love, and that if an explicit work merely brings some aesthetic beauty, some emotional substance, and some creative originality it can be just as artistic as it is pornographic.
When SexArt first started there was no shortage of films that focused heavily on aesthetics and creativity/originality. I still remember highly original stuff like the film with the fortune-teller that comes to life, or the one with body-painting as if the performers were animals. You know, stuff you simply don't see anywhere else in the wonderful world of online porn. Over time the focus shifted away from those and more towards what I'd call well-made pornography (generally nice lighting, framing, editing, setting, setup, etc.) and perhaps adding a bit of a character outline to the performers to give it some emotional heft. This is absolutely fine too, but I really came to miss the more "out-there" stuff. I think this film is a semi-return to that. The fact that Andrej (and/or Ariel) decided to designate it part of the "Art Collection" hints that they recognized how different it was too.
I'm not sure why my comment about knowing it would be rated low is irritating to you; anytime truly original content appears on sites like this there will be those that react negatively to anything different or out there. It was the same when this site started; it's the same over at Met-Art for model sets with photographers that try to do anything artsy (heavy shadows, elaborate costumes, etc.). The only reason I mentioned it is because I'm sure the contributors pay attention to ratings and viewers comments, so I just wanted to make sure my voice was heard to let them know that even if the majority do not prefer these more "artsy" type videos, there are absolutely members out there like myself that do, and I hope they don't forget about us. I absolutely agree this is a high quality site with high standards, and I don't want to make it sound like I'm trashing the more "normal" movies that appear; I'm merely expressing a preference for these more original/creative efforts, and really hope we see more of them.
Thursday, July 21st, 2016 on Born Out Of The Sand
I knew this video would have low-ish ratings before I even saw it, but I gave it a 10/10 because it's so refreshing to finally see a film that puts the ART back in Sex-Art. Films like this were what I imagined this site being from the beginning and what it was for a while. It's not that I dislike the more traditional films that focus on sex and the chemistry between performers, but films that also include some truly creative, original, aesthetically daring material like this have slowed to a trickle. I do hope all the contributors out there remember that even when films like this get low-ish ratings, there are still members like me (and I'm sure others) that love these videos.
And I agree with Rose that Olivia is "so damn adorable." Her sex noises fondly remind me of Japanese girls. :)
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 on Born Out Of The Sand
I'm amazed this film only has a 7.8 rating. I'd love to hear from those that gave it a low rating; what's not to like here? The chemistry, feeling, and emotion is so palpable it doesn't even seem like a "performance," it just seems like a couple experiencing true bliss with each other! Anyone who's ever had such a perfect experience with a partner knows that this is what it looks and feels like.
Great job to everyone involved, but especially to Kiara and Matt. Might I also add that the lighting is absolutely gorgeous, and really adds to the intimate beauty.
Monday, March 7th, 2016 on Room Of Secrets Part 3
There's been a boom-mic spotting at 17:20. ;) If not for that slight slip-up, this is a 10/10 for me. The combination of a solid narrative and really hot sex is superb.
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 on Love For Sale Season 2 - Episode 2 - Celebration
I expect to see some jump cuts and severe ennui in an apartment. ;)
Sunday, January 18th, 2015 on Breathless
I've been up and down with the Black's work. I love the cinematic quality, but at times it feels like they're repeating the same formula: slow buildup, lots of cutaways, Eisensteinian montage theory where "climaxes" mean "faster editing. This one is different for several reasons, not least of which is the intercut "fantasy" between Andrea P and the Anonymous Penis (sounds like the 1st book of the erotic Harry Potter!). The whole film has the feel of a really good music video, which I like.
Monday, December 15th, 2014 on Red Vinyl
Got to agree with Lbear; what happened to the 33:33:33 split between lesbian, solo, and straight?
Friday, December 5th, 2014 on Doubleface
This is a masterpiece. 'Nuff said.
Monday, September 22nd, 2014 on Soldier
Yes, very beautiful words. With a little work they could almost be made into a Donne-esque love poem! He was very big on the notions of dissolving the "self" in the act of love, and of "sinking into eyes." Thanks for sharing!
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 on Que Es La Pasion
I would love to read your translation of the opening/closing lines, Amarna! Great performance too; this is the best b/g film I've seen in a while on SA and the passionate connection between you and Juan is a big reason why. It was because of that connection that I thought your orgasm was real, and it's nice to read your confirmation of my suspicion (and no reason to blush! There's fewer things in life more beautiful, and it's a bit strange that people should think it embarrassing). I definitely hope you and Alis continue to collaborate as he's a fantastic director. I'd love to see you two come up with a series or even some short narratives or experimental pieces.
Monday, August 25th, 2014 on Que Es La Pasion
Wow, now that's what you call serendipitous: I JUST rewatched Rear Window earlier today because I'd been discussing it with some people on IMDb. What a masterpiece! (Hitchcock's I mean; I'm downloading this right now).
Friday, August 22nd, 2014 on Rear Window
Downloading this now... but thought I'd mention I blame you, SexArt, for inevitably getting the Bon Jovi song stuck in my head for the rest of the night. Not that that's a bad thing... it's a pretty awesome song. "I want to be just as close as the Holy Ghost is, and laaaaay yooooou doooowwwwn... on a bed of roses." *air guitar solo*
Sunday, August 17th, 2014 on Bed of Roses
I would absolutely second hayley's recommendation of Blue is the Warmest Color (not just to Ariel, Andrej, Alis, & Jon, but to all members too). It should've won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film this year, and probably would have had it not been for some technical release date issues. Anyway, it's the only film to ever win a Palme D'Or at Cannes not only for its director, but for its lead actors, which should give you an idea of the acclaim it received at that festival. It's simply one of the best love stories ever in cinema, and all the more remarkable given its sexual explicitness (by mainstream standards).
Saturday, June 28th, 2014 on On The Sly
Thanks for the info, Jon. The 1080 download is not a big deal at all, I just wasn't sure if it was an intentional change or some overlooked bug. I'm quite excited to see all the new features! The 4K downloads is quite an incentive for me to actually invest in a 4K TV... you know, when they don't cost as much as new car! :D
Haven't watched this yet, but wanted to say that on this and the last video, the download links just start playing the vid on the site rather than actually downloading it. I can still right click -> save as, so it's not a big deal, but just thought I'd point it out.
Friday, June 27th, 2014 on On The Sly
I think the aesthetics of this one is just fine, if not outstanding, and Eveline and Katy have some nice chemistry. Unfortunately, I don't find either the least bit attractive, so I was rather turned off from the get-go.
Sunday, May 25th, 2014 on New Day
I think I'm in complete agreement with horsemaster here about the elements I liked and didn't like, though I'm less emphatic about the "shaky cam" elements (I've more or less accepted its place in modern cinema; so I'm used to it) and even more enthused with the lovely, warm, golden lighting. But, yes, the POV-to-OVS switches were rather bizarre and disorienting. I might also add that the striptease was probably sexier than the actual masturbation, but I'm not sure if that's a positive or negative!
Thursday, May 15th, 2014 on In Your Eyes
Well, I'm just going to completely disagree with most everyone and say that I flat-out loved this. Right from the explosive, kinetic, "Smack My Bitch Up"-like opening (anyone remember that music video?) I was hooked. While neither performer is a knockout or personal favorite, I think there was some great chemistry here that had a great mix of playful and hot/sexy. The spoon and riding sections were just great, with Lola really seeming to have enjoyed herself. I think part of my enthusiasm here, and part of why I don't agree with EJP's negative criticism, is because I think the rough, oft-out-of-focus/shallow focus cinematography fit the aesthetic perfectly here; that combined with the fact that I know that Alis is perfectly capable of beautiful, graceful, in-focus work makes me think that the roughness was an aesthetic choice, rather than some kind of limitation. I mean, geez, if we're going to start mass-condeming all cinematography that has rough focus, asymmetrical angles and proportions, etc. then we're going to be throwing perhaps the majority of modern cinema under the bus! Rough aesthetics have been institutionalized since the late 50s/early 60s! The key is to deciding when it's done intentionally VS when it's done due to incompetence, and I've seen enough of Alis's work to know it's almost certainly not the latter.
Anyway, while I don't think this was QUITE as good as the last few, I'm still giving it a 9/10.
Also, I normally don't call out other members, but this made me laugh: "This is old fashioned stupid porn." --EJP
As opposed to new fashioned smart porn? You know, the porn that solves your advanced quantum calculations with one hand while jerking you off with the other. E=M(mmmm)C(umming!)2
Thursday, May 8th, 2014 on Firestarter
There we go! :D
The series is one of my 4 or 5 favorite things ever on TV. In my Lynch canon it's only behind Mulholland Drive and Eraserhead. If only the second season had been better... and that fucking cliffhanger! There are not enough angry emoticons in the world! That said, I wasn't a huge fan of the film. I even reviewed it for Cinelogue a few years back: http://www.cinelogue.com/reviews/twin-peaks-fire-walk-with-me
Friday, May 2nd, 2014 on The Heat
I semi-agree with horsemaster about the ratio, except I'm not sure how representative his numbers are... it seems there have been far more GG vids than BG vids recently... maybe because The Writer had so many GG scenes? I think I said once I like the 40/40/20 ratio between BG, GG, and solo.
Anyway, this was a good, solid vid, but not quite up to the high standards of the last two videos by Alis. Both girls are indeed quite hot with some good chemistry. I would've liked to have seen a bit more setup, though.
Friday, May 2nd, 2014 on Someone Is Watching
The music and font/color doesn't ring a bell, but "homecoming queen wrapped in plastic" only makes me think of Twin Peaks... aha, maybe it's the Twin Peaks film? Fire Walk With Me? Although, for this to be a TP tribute you really would've needed a dancing, backwards-talking little person and some coffee, black as midnight on a moonless night.
Oh, I've seen here TLE work as well, and the bubblegum video was, indeed, a masterpiece as well (another 10/10 for me). I haven't seen the bike one yet, but it's just a matter of time. She also has a few vids on Stunning 18. The first one really shows off her personality as she actually talks to Antonio Clemens.
Friday, May 2nd, 2014 on Se Telefonando 2
Yesterday I praised Alis for his directorial style on The Heat, saying it was a testament to the director's art. Today, I get to praise Melena for being probably the best solo performer alive today and this being one of the best solo vids I've ever seen. This one is a testament to the performer's art, and the director knowing when to get out of the way and let them do their thing. Two straight 10/10s for me.
Thursday, May 1st, 2014 on Se Telefonando 2
You're very welcome, Alis. :)
I usually pride myself on catching the references, but I don't think I caught it here. The title only brings to mind either the Michael Mann film or Body Heat. The latter COULD fit, though it was BG rather GG, but it was also neo-noir which is stylistically similar to this film.
Thursday, May 1st, 2014 on The Heat
Once again I'm in complete agreement with BATWWD. Actually, this is one of my favorite stand-alone vids in a long while. The style was just killer, really cinematic, really impressionistic. Wonderfully lighted, shot, and edited and the score was just the cool cherry on top. In fact, this one just oozed coolness. Loved the elliptical editing and diversity of the sex, locations, and setups. I think Alis learned a lot from shooting The Writer as this one bears a lot of trademarks from that series, with its shorter but multiple sex scenes. It really keeps a viewer on their toes, as opposed to the typical "hit record and forget it" style of most all other porn and erotica out there. These are the kinds of vids I dreamed of having on SA when the site started.
Oh, and, yes, the girls are both wonderful. Whitney has really grown into a world-class performer and Kari is coming along nicely, and they're quite good together. But I think this one was mostly about the directorial art, rather than the performer's art. Kudos to everyone, but especially to Alis. Love to see that you're still evolving and experimenting. :)
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 on The Heat
Sapphira is undoubtedly one of the most stunningly gorgeous models on the MA Network, and she has an infectious personality in her photoshoots. That said, I've yet to be equally wowed by any of her videos. Whatever personality she has in the photos just hasn't translated yet, and I'm not quite able to put my finger on what it is. I think maybe it's the fact that while she seems so open and inviting and warm in the photos she still seems really reticent, even private, in the videos. This one has a nice easy-going quality to it, but it's more sensual than sexual, if that makes sense.
Thursday, April 24th, 2014 on My Day
Agree with BATWWD. This is one of the best BG films on here in a while. Great chemistry with these two, and the intro was just enough to establish the emotional connection.
Monday, April 21st, 2014 on Il Lungo Addio
I'll try to get to this one tonight, but I must say that I'm going to watch this with the Van Halen song going through my head the whole time... not really a bad thing. :)
Friday, April 18th, 2014 on Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
I bet a lot of girls would say the same thing about a lot of guys! :D
Thursday, April 17th, 2014 on Be My Slave II
A little late, but I absolutely loved this and agree with everything BTWWD said. Only two small complaints: don't care for the pissing, as that's something you can get at other sites and didn't really "fit" here anyway; the strap-on climax didn't quite come off as well as the rest. I've yet to see a performer use a strap on really well/convincingly. I don't know if they need to make them better, or the performers just need more practice. Other than that, this is one of my favorite films on this entire site; love the dark, sexy, sensuality of it and the way it really takes it time building up. Just hot as hell. Great job, Alis.
Now if I can only catch up on The Writer! :p
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 on Be My Slave II
[[[Now try this characterization with the male performers. ]]]
+1 to this.
[[[the crucial 56 minute period before you edited Colette's post. She's a cheeky monkey! ]]]
Oooh, I want to know what happened!
Saturday, April 5th, 2014 on Faith
These are the kinds of film SA was made for, the ability to create emotion through sex via a narrative, even when they're as simple and allusive is this. It doesn't take much to create an emotional link between characters/performers (the best classic films could do this with just a look, or even a single line), but such connections are crucial in making everything else matter. While this film isn't perfect (I think the camera movement is a bit too kinetic in the beginning given its somberness; the sex itself is a bit bland), I definitely think it points the way towards the kinds of films I'd like to see more of: the narrative and experimental. Both girls are lovely, btw, with a real down-to-earth beauty to them, not too glammed up like typical porn-stars.
Friday, April 4th, 2014 on Faith
[[[By the way, can anyone else control their dreams? ]]]
Only rarely, usually once I realize that I'm dreaming. Such lucidity seems random, though. I've heard there are techniques for controlling it, but I've never looked into it. Anyway, upon lucidity I usually either immediately try to fly or have sex, depending on where I"m at. Once I even did both. :p
Friday, April 4th, 2014 on Lost in a Dream - Vol. 4
This is a nice solo film, and I like what hayley had to say about the "unrestricted confidence and self-assurance," which I also felt. There's nothing sexier than a beautiful woman who's confident about her sexuality, and that comes through nicely here. I also like the look of it; stylish and cool without being too emotionally distant/chilly. The tight confines could've creative a claustrophobic feeling but it didn't. I also liked the pacing of it, down to how (and how long it takes) Michaela strips out of her (very sexy!) outfit. Even with these positives, though, I'm not sure I'm blown away; Michaela still has to work a bit as a performer, and I always miss when there's no "concept" behind the video. So I guess I'd say it's a solid 7, more 7.5 if I could give half-points. :)
Thursday, March 27th, 2014 on Mirror
Apology accepted, but, please, this is a public comment section for people to express their thoughts/opinions on these videos, so if someone wants to write a 2000 word essay going into the filmic history behind a work in great detail they should be able to without being attacked for caring about such things. If you're not interested, just don't read the comment; simple. I mean, I do think there's room for discussion and disagreement, but it it shouldn't be of the "what you like/care about is less important than what I like/care about" variety.
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 on Message In A Bottle
[[[This is meaningless film-buff waffle... Who cares about other movies that most of us haven't seen.]]]
And this is meaningless "what I care about is more important than what you care about" waffle. Some of us here do actually care about film--the art, the history, etc.--and enjoy seeing erotica where that same appreciation shines through in the work. That you find it a yawn and just "fairly ordinary" is perfectly fine as you have a right to your opinion, but it's a bit offensive that you feel compelled to take cheap shots at those of us who appreciate different things than you do in the same video. In this film it's particularly relevant since Zalman King was one of the literal and spiritual fathers of modern erotica and SexArt itself.
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 on Message In A Bottle
I 100% echo what swplf2 and Jannice said about this video. It's just ravishingly gorgeous, especially those last shots of Ariel tossing the message back into the water and in soft focus against the sunset. That reminded me of the still photograhs of David Hamilton. About my only disappointment is that Ariel had such a "passive" role here, but I understand the artistic necessity of it. Great job, everyone!
Friday, March 21st, 2014 on Message In A Bottle
Errr, it was supposed to be cheesy, but feel free to come up with something better yourself. :/
Thursday, March 20th, 2014 on MUSA
Love the combination of sexiness and humor. We all know the problems bananas have with premature ejaculation, and we wouldn't want Darla to get pregnant with a banaby!
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 on MUSA
I do have a bit of a fetish for girls who squirt, especially when it's through BG intercourse, so I'm definitely drawn to this video on that front. I also like the setting, previously used for a solo vid, and it's really unique lighting, atmosphere, and texture. I also think the premise is simple but effective, since I suspect many (most?) of us have been stood up before. All that said, the sex is a bit dull and I'm just not feeling the connection between Linda and Kristof, despite her beauty, his prowess, and her orgasms. So, I'm a bit ambivalent on this one, and settled on a 7.
Friday, March 14th, 2014 on Liberation
Not a bad video, but nothing particularly outstanding either, except maybe the nice, soft, golden lamp lighting during the sex that brings out the rich tones of Silvie's skin. I think the problem is that, as a performer, Silvie Deluxe strikes me as the Queen of Cool, the kind of woman that Hitchcock would've loved; slightly distant and mysterious, seductive, emotionally level, etc. This would make her perfect for, say, a dominatrix role, but slightly out of place in videos that are supposed to be about "love." I never get much of a sense of romance in her videos, and the same holds true here. I think she was a better fit in The Game videos, or even something like Senora and Jorge, which is more about lust than love.
Friday, March 7th, 2014 on I'm Here For Love
I can imagine the temptation when you have a performer that talented to just pres REC and watch, but I definitely love your artier work as well. I think your last SA vid with Melena combined both aspects wonderfully. :)
Thursday, March 6th, 2014 on eMemories II
BatWWD: "There was an even better film on TLE last week."
I'll have to check it out. The reason I was absent from SA for about a month or so was because I was waiting for all my MA network subscriptions to expire so I could sign up for the MA Network as a whole, which includes TLE. Thanks for the rec. :)
What I said in Melena's last video holds true here: while she's not one of my favorite photographic models, she is a supremely talented video performer, and this effort is arguably even better than her last one. Both stand at the pinnacle of SA's solo vids from a performance perspective. However, in this video neither Alis's conception or style is as daring, original, provocative, or aesthetically pleasing. He seems to have just decided to get out of the way and let Melena do her thing, so it's definitely another more "sex" than "art" video; but when the performance is this good, I find it hard to complain too much without it sounding like nit-picking. So I give it a 10 for Melena's performance and maybe a 6-or-so for the art aspect... but since the performance is really more like a 12, I'll average it to a 9. ;) I really hope Melena becomes a regular SA video performer as she's just about the best I've ever seen at this.
BTW, I don't know if Melena is really coming at the end of the video, but let me just say that if all orgasms aren't like that, they bloody well should be!
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 on eMemories II
Double ditto. Paula is gorgeous and sweet, and this film matches her looks and personality to a T. Love the entire aesthetic.
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 on Relax
Can't say I'm a fan of this one. It starts out really sensual with the "waterfall" and slow striptease with some very hypnotic music, but it just doesn't go anywhere. While I've spoken out against the method of only being "artistic" (with angles, editing, cinematography, etc.) at first and then just shooting the sex in the most straight-forward, banal way possible, I think this goes too far in the other direction. Once Alexis starts masturbating the constant cuts to slow-mo images out-of-synch with the sound is more distracting than aesthetically pleasing/provocative and only serves to impede any sense of development and climax. It doesn't help that the masturbation isn't all that hot to begin with and visually it's not the most beautiful film on the site.
I love both Alis and Alexis, but I've got to say that this is a mediocre effort from both.
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 on Waterfall
Yes, "cute and sweet" is the perfect description. That opening is so amiable that I wish it could've gone on longer! The sex itself is nice, if not spectacular, with good performances and chemistry by both girls. About my only real complaint is that jump cut sequence from about 7:12-7:30 is really awkward and clunky, and I usually rave about Alis's use of jump cuts! Oh well, can't be perfect all the time! Other than that, this is a solid GG vid, if not on the same level as Alis's masterful last outing.
Friday, January 24th, 2014 on Zatleskej
Agree with BatWWD on this one. Some good stuff here, especially Nici herself, and I liked the stylish, striptease intro and the unique setting, but after that it did peter out and the lighting became a distraction (and I'm usually FOR more dark, shadowy, creative lighting rather than the bright, flatness we tend to see in so much erotic photography and videos).
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 on Look At Me
One of the best vids on SexArt, of any kind, period. I hate it took me almost a week to get around to watching it, but it was worth the wait. Unfortunately, I have very little to add to what swplf2, Hayley, and horsemaster said. This is true erotica. It's true art. It provokes the mind as much as it provokes the body. It exemplifies what I've said about erotic films for years, that when they're great there's nothing that can stimulate both the heights of man's intellect and the depths of their feelings. To see the two united together is as close as we can get to achieving a kind of "wholeness" that philosophers think about, and artists write, paint, shoot, etc. about.
I notice Alis mentioned he has a long-standing passion for music; as do I. Lately I've been obsessed with Wagner's Tristan & Isolde, which is another work that penetrates the depths of our longing for love, sex, passion, and connection with another human being and reaches a climax that transcends all that and even death. Perhaps Alis will appreciate my dedicating the final words of Isolde's Liebestod to him and this film (it sounds better in the original German, but we have to make do with English translations):
Do you not feel and see it?
Do I alone hear
sounding from within him,
in bliss lamenting,
its sweet echoes
resounding about me?
Are they gentle
ringing out clearly,
surging around me?
Are they billows
of blissful fragrance?
As they seethe
and roar about me,
shall I breathe,
shall I give ear?
Shall I drink of them,
plunge beneath them?
Breathe my life away
in sweet scents?
In the heaving swell,
in the resounding echoes,
in the universal stream
of the world-breath -
to founder -
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 on Approaching
This is a sweet video with a nice dramatic introduction. I'd say the only thing missing is the subtitles, but I'm guessing anyone who's been in a relationship before will get the gist of what's going on. Besides the slight suspension of disbelief that the makeup sex would happen so soon after the fight, I really like how realistically the relationship (if not all relationships by extension!) are portrayed here. The sex itself is also quite sweet, very close and intimate, if nothing spectacular or unique. I think both performers do a superb job with the introduction, which is so crucial in a piece like this for making the emotional element work. Overall, I'd say it's another solid Andrej/Ariel collaboration.
Monday, January 20th, 2014 on Forgive Me
horsemaster, thanks for the kudos. I actually forgot what kickstarted the interest in average shot lengths between then and now wasn't just the rapid editing techniques of today, but its combination with shaky-cam. I think it was the Paul Greengrass Bourne films that got the ball rolling, first by Ebert, then by Bordwell (http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2007/08/17/unsteadicam-chronicles/), then a lot of other critics got involved, to the point there's even a website now dedicated to calculating the average shot lengths of films (http://www.cinemetrics.lv/). Obviously, commerce rules everything in Hollywood, and as long as films shot in those styles are successful, they'll keep using the style.
Monday, January 20th, 2014 on Deus Sex Machina
I absolutely agree with everything BatWWD and Jonathan have said in the comments. Paul Black is perhaps the most original, creative filmmaking talent working on the MA Network right now. His work is really what I think of when I think of "erotic art," where there's so much more going on than just a camera statically fixed on explicit sex. As one poster said on a previous Black film, maybe his aren't the kind of videos you masturbate to, but I do think they're the type that can really provoke one's sexual imagination. It's a shame that it doesn't seem to resonate more with more members. The low ratings of films like this scare me into thinking that SA may eventually STOP pushing the envelope, stop experimenting or trying anything genuinely artistic, original, etc. because every time they try they tend to provoke polarizing (but probably more negative) reactions. Polarization makes for great art, but (usually) bad business.
This is a bit OT, but I find it fascinating that the editing trends in mainstream films and erotic films are at completely opposite ends. In mainstream films, viewers seem to love hyperactive editing, and academics like David Bordwell have analyzed how the average-shot-length has plummeted from the times of Classic Hollywood to now (IIRC, it went from something like 6 seconds to about 2 seconds). Yet in erotica, viewers seem to hate a lot of editing. I do have a theory why this is; recently, there was an author on The Colbert Report who wrote about the science of focus, saying that humans are probably most focused during sex. Because editing is, essentially, a dynamic change, if someone is already hyper-focused on what they're seeing, then editing is a disruption; on the other hand, if a viewer's focus is a bit loose, then more editing can grab their attention by feigning a heightened level of excitement.
Anyway, I don't know if my theory is right, but I just thought about it due to the complaints about "over-editing" in this piece. What I found most interesting about the editing is that, at one point, Black seems to be cutting "mechanically" (Eisenstein called this "metrical editing") after a certain number of frames. Perhaps the editing is meant to mimic the mechanical nature of the sex machine?
Friday, January 17th, 2014 on Deus Sex Machina
Agree with all the positive comments. This is one of the best B/G films in a while, with a great, very cute new girl, excellent sexual variety, very good chemistry, and just plain hotness. Ashley really looked into it, and that's always a major turn on. It's another video where my biggest (really only) complaint is that it's a bit safe artistically and conceptually, but when it's this well done I feel wrong complaining. :)
Sunday, January 12th, 2014 on Kamasutra
Last vid was a solo titled "I Me Mine," today we have a GG video titled "You and Me." I guess next video should be a BG video titled "Her and Him," just to go for the Pronoun Hat trick!
Titular joking aside, there is some good, bad, and strange here. On the good side, I agree with BatWWD about the sexual variety and the music. The music was really hypnotic and haunting, reminding me somewhat of Atom Egoyan's superb film Exotica. On the bad side was the lack of any real "set-up" to the sex. This is one of the few SA vids where there didn't even seem to be much attempt at establishing a connection between performers before the sex started. On the strange side, the perspective is a bit wonky. It starts off at a distance, which perhaps attributes to my feeling a lack of connection. Now, that distance can work if you're going for a cool, detached, voyeuristic feel, but the rest of the vid is mostly in medium-shot, which obviously is the middle ground between "cool, detached" distance and "warm, intimate" close-up. The lack of facial close-ups also makes for a curiously detached session. Even the setting is a strange mix of cool/warm. There's the "cool" outside background, which nicely frames the performers (frame-within-a-frame, so to speak), but the indoors color temperature seems much warmer, more intimate.
I guess what I'm saying is this vid is all over the place tonally/aesthetically. I gave it a 7/10, but it's a weird one to figure out.
Friday, January 10th, 2014 on You And Me
I have little to add to the unanimous praise--a beautiful film of one of the most beautiful models currently on the MA Network, with the potential to be one of its all time greats. We already have two fine, sensitive, solo vids from Michaela; from here I'd like to see here and Alis stretch out a bit creatively and do something with a bit more daring. About the only negative I can say of this vid and her previous is that they're a bit on the "safe" side conceptually. Well made, certainly, but I'd like to see her do something different, like Ariel and Andrej are doing now with the Vintage Series.
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 on I Me Mine
I don't have a lot to add to what swplf2 said. I think this is a solid, if not spectacular, effort. I really like the setup, but this is also one of those vids that I think could've benefited from just a little dialogue, as it seems strange that hitchhiking girl would be so willing to have sex with a random guy that picks her up. Besides that, the sex was just a little bland, and all of the stuff with Sandy on the hood seemed rather awkward, position wise. I do, however, think Sandy and Kristof made for a very attractive couple and I'd like to see them work together in a more natural setting.
Sunday, January 5th, 2014 on The Way To You
BatWWD: "it is very pixellated in places. Could it be that the increased bitrate is overpowering my old 15 pin monitor cable or something?"
Pixelation has nothing (well, very little) to do with hardware. All digital video is made up of pixels, and even high-definition video is only a whopping (sarcasm) 2 megapixels, which isn't much given digital photographic standards. As for NOTICING the pixels, this has more to do with a combination of screen size, viewing distance, picture settings, and what's actually being shot. Generally, the bigger the screen, the closer you sit, the higher you have brightness/contrast/sharpness set, the lower the bitrate, and the more contrasty or fast-moving the image, the more you would notice those pixels. I'm not sure what the culprit would/could be in this case... perhaps the close-ups of Jessie's fast-moving hands? I didn't noticing anything particularly pixelated about this video on my 73" Mitsubishi.
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 on Care
Don't think I have much to add to what Snowfall said and I completely concur. Beautiful girl, beautiful cinematography, definitely one of the most sensual solo vids on MA.
Gah! What a silly mistake! So sorry Andrej and Ariel! I watched two different SA films today and the other was and older film from Alis and just got them mixed up when I was writing the review.
Monday, December 30th, 2013 on Tease Me
This is another incredibly solid release from Alis. Right off the bat I was really turned on by Liona B. She is REALLY my type of girl, that type that is right on that line between "cute" and "sexy" and actually manages to be both at the right moments. After the film, I immediately checked out her SA profile to see what else she'd done. I hadn't seen her last film, White Morning, and I don't really remember So Shy (I seem to recall agreeing with the comments that there was a lack of chemistry). Whatever the case, I won't be forgetting her after this! Absolutely LOVE her intro "tease" with the shower, and her performance during the sex is just as arousing, especially when she's arching her back on top of Thomas. Sexy as hell.
Love the setting as well! I spent half the film half wondering where the hell they were supposed to be at. Some kind of public bathhouse or shower, or maybe just a bizarrely designed home bathroom? Whatever the case, it was a really original setting with a unique aesthetic to match. Love the stone walls paired with the modern design of the fixtures. Love the slightly grey/white color palette, which gives the film a really stylish, cool, clean look and even blends nicely with the performer's skin tones. What I also love about this film is that, because of the unique setting, Alis pulls back on the cinematographic and editing wizardry, letting this one play out more straight-forwardly than is normal for him. It just goes to show how versatile and adaptable he is, changing his style to match whatever each specific film calls for.
Any flaws? Well, I only gave it a 9/10, yet I can't think of anything really wrong with it. Perhaps it just lacks that certain extra spark that I need to push a film over the top. There's lots of "oh, that's really good/great," but no "OMG wow!," maybe with the exception of Liona B herself.
Pretty much echo what swplf2 said. I'm still in love with the "Vintage" style. This isn't my favorite of the series, performance-wise, but the aesthetics are so strong that it's still incredibly sexy and alluring. I'd like to see this series go on forever! So many different things could be done via this concept.
Friday, December 27th, 2013 on Vintage Collection - Cherished Love
Definitely one of the top 2 or 3 solo vids on SA. Even though I've known of Melena A since her debut on MetArt in late '12, she was never been one of my favorite photographic models, so I did not have extremely high expectations for this video; I guess it goes to show that there's a great difference between photographic modeling and video performance. Even if I'm not a big fan of Malena in the former context, this video shows that she is supremely talented in front of a video camera. One of things that annoy me about so many MetArt vids is that the models frequently pose or stay still as if they're taking photographs, rather than moving and performing (there are exceptions, like the classic Sharon E, who must be the queen of MA videos), and this video shows that Melena is a master of knowing how to move (even the end credits with the dancing is a testament to this!).
The concept and the technical aspects are almost equally accomplished, with my only caveat being that I would've liked to see more interplay between the "dream" and the "dreamer." However, I love such dream vids as they really present a psychological portrait of the performer (or the performer's character), and this dream seems to present Melena('s character) as a secret exhibitionist. Love the changes of costumes, which keeps it fresh and is one of those creative things that can only be done in a dream context. Then there's Alis's traditionally original and creative cinematography (completely different looks/feel for the dream and dreamer parts) and editing (all those subtle but energizing jump cuts). It's also FANTASTIC to hear that the bitrate for HD has increased! As someone who watches these videos on a 73" screen, the same one I watch all films on, it really brings SA vids even closer to a cinematic experience.
Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 on Lost in a Dream - VOL 1
Oh, I will watch it eventually. I got backed up on SA vids after we had a flood. I think there's only 9 or 10 left I haven't seen.
Monday, December 23rd, 2013 on Finish Me
I still haven't seen their first film, and while I wouldn't say they're the most attractive couple in the world, this film is well made aesthetically. Love the warm, soft, intimate feeling and look of the film that's complimented well by the moody music.
I think harrybean hit all my points, though I'd be more inclined to be negatively critical about the "uncontroversial, unsurprising... and conventional" points. To me, this is a pretty solid GG scene with two fine performers, but not much else. It's worst sin is that it's just rather bland.
Friday, December 20th, 2013 on Before The Exam
I'm not sure I would've made the Murano comparison. Both are highly stylized with a preference for "classy" costumes, but the actual styles are very different. Murano's tends to be very sharp, saturated, and high contrast, while this is softer, drier, and low contrast. Murano also works more with light and shade, while this has a pretty consistent soft, even light look to it. Both are wonderful styles, but at polar ends of the spectrum.
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 on Vintage Collection - Only Me
Firstly, I echo almost everything swplf2 said. I, too, have have been a fan of Ariel's since her very first photoshoots on MetArt in the beginning of '05. She has, indeed, matured from a hot girl into a gorgeous woman. I would also echo his comments about this video reminding me of the masturbation scenes in Emmanuelle, and Ariel herself has the same kind of class combined with comfort with her body and sexuality that Sylvia Kristel had. I would also strongly concur with his wish that Ariel keeps performing in front of the camera. We know that erotic performers tend to have a short "shelf-life" span, but Ariel strikes me as being in her absolute prime, physically, artistically, etc. I have seen her do no wrong in front of the camera yet on SexArt, but this may be her best performance yet.
Secondly, as to this video itself, I think I am going to ADORE this "Vintage Collection" series. I just can't express how gorgeous and erotic I find every aspect of the style, from the costumes to the hair to the settings to the cinematograhy. In regards to the latter, I love that sepia-toned, slightly washed out look and the subtle use of soft focus. It has such a unique feel to it, and especially reminds me of the films of Terence Davies where he tends to shoot scenes that are depicting memory in a similar tone/color palette. I've often been slightly critical of Ariel and Andrej for being more "Sex" than "Art," but this series is them doing both superbly. I especially appreciate here the judicious close-ups of Ariel's wet pussy, which is still the best indication that a performer is really into what they're doing.
I give this a 9/10, and the only reason it's not a 10/10 is because I wish there had been just a hint of a "story" like with the previous entry, and because there are some slight focus problems on the close-ups. But, besides those caviats, this is a great, great video.
Thanks, desertrat. I would agree that I appreciate mystery, ambiguity, unpredictability, and a certain roughness when those things are intentional, when they have an aesthetic function. Anarchic filmmakers like Godard and Bunuel benefit from not "following the rules" of classic cinema, but they're cases of breaking the rules with intelligence, not breaking the rules because they were incapable of doing better/following them. I get the sense that the technical faults in these Don C./Lorena films are more cases of unintentionally flawed craftsmanship due to a certain amateurishness. I believe Lorena admitted that she just started learning editing when she started working here, and Don C. equally seems somewhat new to the world of erotic filmmaking (at least, I can't find any much earlier work of his online), so a certain level of amateurishness is to be expected; but I don't think we're doing them favors by rationalizing it or ignoring it.
Monday, December 16th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente
swplf2, it may help to know that I'm rating on cinematic standards, not erotica/porn standards. My 10/10 for cinematography would be, say, the films of Terrence Malick (Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line), the work of Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Conformist) and Gregg Toland (Citizen Kane, Grapes of Wrath). No film on SA would get a 10 from me for the cinematography, but I think that the work of Alis is consistently a 7-8, and I definitely feel this film is a few steps down from Alis's work. It's true we don't see the raw footage, but, to me, such jarring cuts made because "that's what we had to work with" is the result of not "cutting the film in your mind" beforehand, of not previsualizing before you shoot. While improvisational filmmaking can work when you're actively trying to "break the rules" (like Godard), this film was too, let's say, "composed" to benefit from such techniques.
There's a lot to love here; The erotic nod to Basic Instinct in the opening with the ice pick, the extensive and extremely erotic foreplay with the ice, Lorena's sexy fishnets that really highlight her perfect legs and ass, and the sex itself is as hot as any I've ever seen in a G/G scene. I especially love everything towards the end with Brandy fingering and licking Lorena, then Lorena up against the wall with, as horsemaster said, her hips (and ass!) at just the right angle for the camera so we can see what Brandy is doing; finally, Lorena finishing Brandy off is just as hot! Both performers are also superb here, with Brandy matching Lorena's intensity and involvement, even with Lorena taking the lead. About the only complaint here is the one harry made about not knowing anything about the relationship.
Given all the above, it pains me to have to equally admit that this is another very flawed Lorena/Don C. film from a technical perspective. The setting is completely bland, and the lighting is just bizarre--candles in a window when the light from the window is blown out? Shafts of blown out highlights on the performers? A dark red couch against that light and those performers skin tones? It all seems so random. The biggest offender again, though, is the editing and the jump cuts. I was completely into this film for the first 15 minutes, luxuriating in the sensual, measured pacing, and while there were a few disruptive jump cuts, nothing major... then, suddenly, at about 15:30 when Lorena has Brandy sitting up against the sofa, we get this completely nonsensical dissolve (that has the effect of a jump cut) of Lorena vigorously fingering Brandy that lasts for all but 10 seconds, completely ruining the established pacing... WHY? This seems to be a constant problem with Don C's and Lorena's films, and it's a real shame given how good, if not great, most everything else in them is.
Then again, these aesthetic lapses don't seem to bother anyone else but me, though I truly wonder how an audience supposedly sensitive to the "art" side of erotica wouldn't notice or be bothered by these things as well. To recap:
Girls = 9/10
Sex = 10/10
Chemistry = 9/10
Cinematography = 5/10
Editing = 4/10
Average = 7.4
I'll round down to 7, but it's an "it's a damned shame" 7.
Hmmm, neither the Download or Stream links are working for me. There's just a black/blank screen where the preview image should be...
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente
This is APF and AL getting back to what they do best, and that's making the hottest, sexiest videos on SA. There's not much "art" to this one, but everything from the models to the sex itself is sizzling. APF and AL really seem to have a knack for group films, as the finales of both Snow Fun and The Game showed as well. They really seem to manage to dynamics of having multiple performers with great variety but without the potential confusion or lopsided focus. So a solid effort.
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 on Siesta
I was a bit thrown by the hair curlers, and distracted by the audiophile candy in the background (anyone know what components those are?), but this is another all-around solid solo vid. Lauren is quite pretty (though I'd like to see her without the curlers) and gives an excellent performance from beginning to end. The music was also gorgeous. Perhaps the only thing it lacked was something original or unique, but overall a very solid 8/10.
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 on Creativity
Two perfect, stunningly gorgeous girls; a nice, sweet, charming setup; Alis's typically perfect cinematographic skills; yet, something was slightly "off" about this and I can't quite put my finger on it... I think it was either a certain lack of chemistry between the girls, or maybe a slight bit of overacting. I did, however, appreciate the sensuality of the photography, as there's a nice "glow" about this entire production, and the two girls are sexy as hell, which makes up for a lot of what's lacking in the performances. Not one of the strongest efforts recently, but not bad either.
Friday, December 6th, 2013 on Gira La Moda
I'm in complete agreement with swplf2 and horsemaster on this one. This is as good a solo film as I've ever seen. Even though Agatha isn't really my "type" in the looks department, there's no denying her talent as a performer, and I was won over quite quickly in this one. As usual with Alis's films, the technical aspects are pristine. I loved all of the little touches as well, like the kiss on the statue; but my favorite part has to be that little smile/chuckle from Agatha after the climax. It's details like those that really set SA productions apart from everything else out there. Just wonderful.
Friday, December 6th, 2013 on Hangover
It appears I'm less enthusiastic about this video than many are around here (I can already feel the "thumbs down" votes smiting me!). I think it's a good, solid video, a 7/10 for me, but there are two things that bother me here.
My first problem is the "jumpiness" hayley mentioned. I think jump cuts can be used in interesting, artistic ways (eg, Godard's early work), but they didn't seem to fit very well here at all stylistically. It seemed more like a "mistake" happened and Don/Lorena (Lorena's an editor?) had to make a very rough cut. This is most annoying on the soundtrack, where one "lovemaking" sound just cuts straight into a different sound or silence; but even noticing the performers in different positions suddenly was a bit awkward. It lacks rhythm, and sex is all about rhythm!
My second problem is that whenever there are girls like Lorena that won't do B/G, yet they appear in a B/G/G, it's distracting to me because I'm constantly reminded of the artificiality, that she's there just to add an extra appeal. I feel like this video would've been better with just Iwia and Greg (there go the "thumbs down" votes!) or Lorena and Iwia. It feels like two different videos stitched together. It's even stranger that Greg just leaves/disappears when he finishes. I mean, I can understand the concept of a girlfriend "daring" her boyfriend to make love to another woman while she's there, but to never make love to her too seems strange.
All that said, I think the actual sex, performances and production values (excepting the jump cuts) were exemplary. I am not as big a fan of Lorena as some around here (more "thumbs down" votes! Just remember: If you vote me down I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine!), so perhaps I have less of a tendency to automatically rate her videos as 10s (I'm more likely to do that with Eufrat or Ariel; just personal tastes!). Not that I'm saying her fans shouldn't do that, but is nobody else bothered by the things I pointed out? Oh, well, vote me down and get it over with; I can take it!
Monday, August 26th, 2013 on Dare
Well, I can't help but disagree more. There are some more typical B/G and G/G scenes up here already and I don't think these more experimental pieces are meant to be the norm, and I like them precisely because they are different. Again, I didn't come here to get what I can get anywhere else, and if others are doing so then I can't help but ask: Why? From what you're saying you want, what would make that different from other sites?
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 on Primal
Snowfall said "beautiful," I'll add simple, elegant, intimate, intense, sensitive. It's a very, very strong solo vid that has a nice, patient opening and a wonderful escalating climax. Excellent performance by the beautiful Connie Carter (whom I hope becomes a regular here!), pristinely shot and edited, I really can't find anything to complain about here.
As per Deltagamma's suggestion, I'll ask Connie a question: What do you feel is the biggest difference in doing hardcore videos with a partner and solo videos, and which do you prefer? Also, how would you describe your experience with SexArt in comparison with other production teams?
Friday, October 25th, 2013 on My Moment
A perfect 10. This is perhaps the best example ever of what hayley has called "LoveArt." Even though I typically prefer the more conceptual, artsy videos, the realness and connection between these two performers is just palpable in every frame. I believed from the beginning to the end that this was a real couple (are they?) making love, rather than performers faking love. All of the laughing and giggling at the beginning is great, because that's what it's like to be young and in love. The actual sex is nicely varied, and Andrej smartly doesn't linger on anything too long so that it becomes repetitive. There's a wonderful rhythm to it, and I love that it builds to a natural and believable climax. I must say too that I got chills at the end; that's something I've never seen done in an erotic video, and I almost hate that you're "giving it away" in the stills preview. Just lovely, beautiful, even moving; a perfect example of what makes this site different (and better) than all others out there.
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 on Careful
For those stating that there's not enough content and the website opened too soon, I think most of us who have signed up and intend on staying are doing so on the good faith earned by the years of extraordinary high quality and unflagging content offered by MetArt. We recognize that this site is in its infancy, but I actually think there's an upside in getting to watch it evolve from this earliest stage. As someone who came to MetArt rather late, I often regret not being there for those early years (if only because catching up on years worth of content is next to impossible!), and it's nice to have the opportunity to be in on the ground floor of a new project by the same people. Personally, the anticipation of seeing what's coming down the pike is worth the price of admission alone.
I also think some general understanding is in order: this site is based in the US, and since they haven't invented teleporters yet, it's going to take some time to get MetArt's European models over to the US for photo and video shoots. Plus, anyone should be able to tell the extremely high production quality of the content that's already up on the website, and creating content with that kind of quality takes time and money, so I don't think we should reasonably expect a flood of such content on the site's first month in existence. Right now, I'm enjoying dipping my toes in the pond as I gaze out at the ocean of content I know is on the horizon.
Friday, April 27th, 2012 on Welcome to SexArt
Absolutely beautiful. This just confirms why Alis is my favorite SA filmmaker. The cinematography and editing are just stunning, the structure is quite original, the girls are wonderful together, the music is really haunting and atmospheric. If the sex was just a bit more varied and hot this would be a 10/10, but it's still a very solid 9/10.
Thursday, November 7th, 2013 on A Love Journey
I've got to agree with the previous commenters: this one is really romantic, really very lovely and tender. I love all the kissing, which helps to establish an intimate connection between the performers. I also love the set design here; minimal, but very well used to highlight the performers, as are the elegantly over-exposed background highlights (reminds me of Erro's photography!). Only quibble here is: why save all of the "every day" clips of the couple for the ending credits? Wouldn't some of those have been better to use in the beginning to better establish the relationship before the sex starts? Otherwise, another great video.
Friday, August 9th, 2013 on A Love Story
This has been a fascinating discussion. I hate I'm late to it, but some personal issues (natural disasters) has me playing catch up on both MetArt and SexArt.
If you were to ask me what I want to see on SexArt, the simple answer would be: almost everything. By that, I mean I want the creative teams on here to be fearless in experimenting and trying new ideas. Most people, I think, find a certain aesthetic or certain content appeals to them and then they just want more, more, more, more. I find, however, that I get bored with anything that's too repetitive, that just becomes same-ol', same-ol', and the thing that appeals to me most about SexArt is the promise that there will be a variety of adult content. I think in the beginning with Kamikaze Love, the Girls Love Sex documentaries, and the video releases there was a good diversity. Since then, while I've enjoyed watching the development of SA's style and the introduction of new performers and creative teams (especially Ariel's Snow Fun series), I am starting to itch for something different, and an extended narrative would be nice.
Basically, I just want to see everything that can be done done, but done with the extraordinary high standard of quality that has made me a fanboy of SA and the whole MA network. So, personally, I'm not too picky in regards to content--I like B/G, GG, solo, narrative, non-narrative, silent, abstract, hyper edited ala Paul Black, langorous and sensual ala Bo, body painting, humor, seriousness, hotness, tenderness, realness, fantasy--but I AM picky in regards to the quality. It's not what's said, it's how it's said, as the saying go. What keeps me fanboy is that MA and SA "say" it better than just about everyone else out there, and I'm more interested in seeing them expand what they say while not losing that quality.
In the ways of a more specific, direct suggestion, I've mentioned before that I'm a huge cinephile and fan of erotica, so I would love to see some content perhaps inspired by the great erotica directors like Jaeckin and Brass. As for a more modern suggestion, is anyone here familiar with the films of Graham Travis? He's fairly new and has done only two feature films--Portrait of a Call Girl and Wasteland--but they're both extraordinary. To get an idea of how to do a narrative with dialogue/characters while keeping the sex hot/sexy, you couldn't find a better model than Wasteland. That's the only feature porn film I've seen where I genuinely cared about the characters and was even moved by the ending.
One more perhaps slightly "out there" suggestion is from the (misunderstood) world of erotic comics. I doubt anyone here will know what I'm talking about, but one of the best works of erotica I ever encountered in any medium was the Japanese comic called Slut Girl (not nearly as trashy as it sounds). It combined characterizations, humor (it was "laugh-out-loud" funny, without relying on the types of sad, trivializing parody that Jonathan mentioned) and sex in a way that was so memorable I still recall certain moments now, over 10 years after first having read it. I'd love to see something similar in tone.
Monday, July 29th, 2013 on The Plot Thickens...
I think this is, thus far, the best B/G video on the site. This was the kind of vid I envisioned when I first heard that Met-Art was making a hardcore site. There's artistry, tenderness, passion, but plenty of sexiness, hotness, and pure eroticism. The couple seems really into it, and I love the time Bo takes here with setting up the love-making; it's that kind of patience that really sells the sex as being a real culmination of a budding relationship, rather than just as a mechanical means to arouse. So, yeah, I think this video is pretty much perfect.
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 on Le' Cafe
The combination of hotness and hilarity in this video is unbeatable. Malena squirting had me cumming, and then the condom on the hairspray had me ROFLMAO!
Sunday, June 24th, 2012 on Inside Malena Morgan
I'd just like to echo all of the praise for this video, as well as the notion that it'd be nice to have more "behind the scenes" footage.
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 on Tantra
This was a very interesting ep., maybe because it got out of the Victoria/Jack exclusiveness that was starting to become a bit cloying. I really liked the fragmented take on the lesbian scene.
Sunday, May 13th, 2012 on Kamikaze Love - Go To Girl
While I do agree with Sibirsk that there's been too many GG and Solo vids recently (I prefer a very even mix, something like 40/40/20 of BG/GG/Solo), I think this is one of the best of the stand-alone GG vids in a while. This is finally SA getting back to the "Art" in having an original concept (a reality TV show) instead of it just being a more typical relationship/affair type of thing. I also think it's well-done and unintrusive. It's one of those "concepts" that doesn't impose itself on a viewer so that it's a distraction, but allows for a unique aesthetic, feeling, and tone that separates the video from standard erotica and allows for the sex to arise naturally out of that premise. My only criticism on that front is I wish we had subtitles, as it would've been nice to have a little more "backstory" to make that "reality TV" world even more realistic and immersive. Love both girls, as well. I've loved Gina in every SA video she's been in (Tone of Love and El Tango both being favorites), and it's wonderful seeing Kari debuting here on SA as she's an "old favorite" of mine since she debuted there in 2010. They both perform well here, and there's some nice variation despite the relatively short 14 minute runtime. Overall, a very solid 9/10.
Friday, November 29th, 2013 on 2Girls Show
Part of me completely agrees with both harrybean and horsemaster here, as I tend to dislike both aggressive sex and "action and adventure" pornography and I think they both eloquently explained the reasons why. However, I'm also with Snowfall in thinking that since the title is The Game, it's entirely possible that this is not supposed to be a REAL military series as opposed to just being a "game" enacted by the players for erotic purposes, which would make the scenario much less ludicrous; really, has anyone ever heard of "torture by girl-on-girl porn"?
All that said, I do think this installment was done quite well. After the tenderness of the first film and the sensuality of the second, the aggressiveness of Isabella and Lena was a nice change of pace, and, despite my dislike for that type of erotica in general, I think it worked here (perhaps BECAUSE of the contrast it creates between this episode and the previous ones). I must also mention I found Isabella extremely hot, and it would be nice to see her become a regular on SA. I think she was utilized much better here than in the Wild Girl films. Perhaps a bit overlong given the content, but an interesting change that has me curious to see where all of this ends up. It could either end up being really great or really terrible.
Sunday, October 20th, 2013 on The Game III - The Mission
A superb, 9/10 video for me. The performances and chemistry here are just off the charts, and I believed for every second that both Charlise and Lorena were genuine lovers who knew each other well and were really into what they were doing. The entire video, even the opening boxing montage, is extremely sensual and sexy... and I loved the ode to the Rocky III "Freeze Frame!" LOL! Nice touch! I don't think erotica gets any better from a performance aspect.
However, I do have some technical quibbles from a technical standpoint, and perhaps I can offer some advice to better future releases. I think this work needed a few transitional shots, because the editing from the boxing location to the hot tub, and from the hot tub to the bedroom was extremely abrupt. All that was really needed, I think, was a few shots of Lorena and Charlise leaving the boxing location, or arriving home, or entering the hot tub, or leaving the hot tub/entering the bedroom to smooth over the transitions. Likewise, I'm still not loving the jump cuts here. I think Don and Lorena would be well served by studying how Alis Locanta uses jump cuts when, eg, his performers are undressing. Jump cuts become needlessly jarring (rather than invigorating) when they interrupt an action, be it a sound, movement, etc. and cuts to a very different one. Locanta's jump cuts work because we don't need to see every frame of a model taking off her bra or panties to know that that's what's going on; but in this film we may get a cut from the performers in one position to a completely different one, so there's a lack of continuity and, as a viewer, I wonder how much time has passed. If you're going to jump cut to different positions then it needs to be done in more than a single cut.
Hopefully that doesn't sound too harshly critical, because I really do think this video is one of the best G/Gs on this site despite the few technical lapses.
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 on Luscious Drops
I really enjoyed reading this exchange, and I loved your detailed response, Delta! I really hope in the future that more SA directors and photographers will take the time to give such in-depth, behind-the-scenes comments regarding both the techniques they used on a shoot and the thoughts/concepts behind it. If nothing else it gives us members a better understanding of the aesthetic tastes of each artist featured on this site, and perhaps allows us the opportunity to expand our aesthetic tastes and preferences.
I haven't viewed this set yet, but, personally, I probably slightly prefer set shoots to, for lack of a better term, natural shoots. I know the arguments for and against both sides and understand why some viewers and artists prefer one to the other, but, at the end of the day, I'm willing to give up a bit of spontaneity and naturalness for image quality, control, and the freedom of creative expression. This is even reflected in my preference for most films shot in studios--like those of Hitchcock and Kubrick--to the more "natural" street shooting of directors like Rossellini and Cassavetes. Even though set shooting has the potential to be antiseptic, artificial, and fake, it also has the potential to be really beautiful, creative, and, well, artsy. After all, art is part of the word artificial, and while I can appreciate naturalness, there's some truth to the idea that there's an artificiality even behind naturalness. You just can't escape the fact that certain things have to be staged for photo (or video) shoots. It's true that when you shoot in more natural locations you can end up with some magic, but I also tend to think it takes much more luck because you're more at the mercy of whatever is there and available. I think one reason the work of photographers like Rylsky, Antonio Clemens, Tony Morrano, et al. is so consistently good is because they tend to shoot in studio more (if not exclusively) and are able to control every detail.
All that said, I am DEVASTATED to learn that Mia Sollis has retired from erotic shooting! I am very stingy in giving out 10 ratings to models (I've rated probably over 1000 MA/SA models, and only have only given out around forty 10s), but Mia was one of my 10s! Are you sure this is an actual retirement and not just a break or something?
Thursday, August 29th, 2013 on Mina
Jonathan: "Whatever the reasons are, I enjoy watching each filmmaker evolve as they strive to perfect their craft, and the conversation we have here to discuss that process. "
Absolutely agree. I's not mandatory that every film is a masterpiece. As I often say about mainstream films, I'll take interesting failures over uninteresting successes most days. There's a lot of interest in this video, even with its flaws, and it is quite fun to watch filmmakers evolve in front of your eyes. I always feel a bit left out that I didn't get a chance to do that with my favorite filmmakers from the past.
Sunday, August 18th, 2013 on Pour Toi Mon Amour
Yeah, I think we're in agreement about keeping these discussions civil and, hopefully, revolutionizing attitudes on erotica--if not revolutionizing erotica itself! I think it's already making strides towards both. The level of discourse in these comments sections alone are of an infinitely higher quality than I've encountered on any other similar site, and the quality of the videos being produced speak for themselves.
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 on Homecoming
I really enjoyed the aesthetics of this, from the cinematography to the editing to the flashback structure. In fact, I think the latter is a really fruitful avenue to explore in the future. It provides a way to link videos together, create an emotional resonance, that doesn't rely on an explicit narrative that can too easily get in the way for an audience. Taken alone, Candy is just not one of my favorite performers, and the solo aspects are not amongst the strongest on the site, but I think the video is made better by it being linked to the earlier "A Little Story" and it creates a psychological and sensuous undertone that the video would otherwise lack. So, even if the video in isolation isn't terribly notable or sexy, I think the conceptual structure is a, perhaps serendipitous, discovery, and worthwhile pursuing in future videos. It kinda reminds me of the two The Writer videos, which also offered glimpses of possible ways to explore a "series" without the crutch of narrative that nearly crippled The Game.
Friday, November 22nd, 2013 on Little Story III
Another beautiful, even haunting, film from Alis. Both girls are gorgeous with wonderful chemistry. The cinematography and editing is perfect. The music has a wonderful, wistful quality to it, which is perfect considering the title (it kinda reminds me of American Beauty). The sex, though, is still a bit one dimensional and lacking in variety, but here I think the sensitivity makes up for it.
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 on eMemories
Despite what I wrote earlier in my lengthy, negative critique of this film/series, I more or less agree with you. In fact, in a post I made a while back to SA's admin, Jonathan, I said that my only wish for this site is that the filmmakers follow their own visions and not let members/ratings dictate what they do/don't do or limit their creativity. The problem with paying TOO much attention to viewers/members is that you end up producing content that does nothing but appeal to the lowest common denominator. Personally, I lament the loss of, eg, bodypainting films, which, IMO, was one of the really interesting, artistic features that, in SA's early days, set it apart from other erotica sites. While we still get some really different, unique, "artsy" efforts from time to time, they're not as frequent as they were only on. I already feel like SA has begun to "temper" itself away from experimentation and towards videos that seem designed to appeal to the majority of members.
Of course, I'm not saying the quality has declined, but rather I think it's lacking in some of the excitement early on where I genuinely didn't know what each new update would bring. I'd like to see more videos where I go "I've never seen this done in erotica/porn before!" Even if all of those experiments can't be successes, they are, nonetheless interesting and frequently unforgettable. So even while I'm calling The Game a failure as a series, I certainly hope that I don't discourage Ariel, Andrej, or others from continuing to try new things with a reckless, creative abandon. I think maybe you're a bit hard on us members, but I would agree that none of us--even the most vocal, eloquent, and intelligent ones--can speak to what everyone wants. Our tastes are too varied. We each have our preferences, biases, favorites, etc.
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 on The Game V - Watch Your Back
A strange video. It has a lovely couple and location, but there's something about the rhythm that seems slightly off. It starts off good in the pool, very sensual, but once in the bed it doesn't flow quite right. Some parts like the blowjob seem to go on a bit too long, and others seem to be rushed past. Throw in some bizarre jump dissolves and the whole thing feels slightly off. That said, I do like the chemistry here, but I don't think either performance is outstanding. I would like to see more from both, though, to be fair in a more general judgment.
Friday, October 18th, 2013 on Kane & Wahine
BatWWD, I didn't want to imply that all low votes are malicious, but I do feel the strategy of polarizing (favorites get 10, everything else a 1, so as to have the maximum affect on ratings) is less than honest. I was told by a MA staff member that they used to discount 1 and 2 votes because they knew that no models deserved those votes. Then, there was a radical change to their Top 150 Models list when they started counting them, and a lot of long-time favorite models fell off the list. I'm incredulous that so many members thought models like, eg, Iveta B or Anna AJ, staples of that list, really deserved the 1-2 votes that knocked them off. Much more likely is that certain members, in an attempt to install THEIR models on the list, gave a 1 to every other model on the list. Perhaps there's less of that problem here, I don't know, but I'm leery of it.
Friday, October 18th, 2013 on Luscious Drops
This film is a miniature gem. I absolutely love the cinematography and staging here; the blue background, white bed, and soft glow of the on-screen lights blend together into a wonderful, painterly image. Even the out-of-focus shots of the background, the bokeh, is lovely! Love the jump cuts when Candice removes her panties, love the low-angle shot of her face at the head of the bed, love when the focus shifts from her face to her hand gripping the bed, love the music, love the headphones! (I think those are AKG K702s? I have the K701s; they are superb!) I also love Candice, and it's great to see her doing videos on SexArt. I've been a fan since her very first sets on MetArt. I love her casual dress and the intimacy of her performance--nothing flashy or overdone, and it works well in the context of the more daring imagery. About the ONLY thing that seems out of place is the credit sequence, but that's just nit-picking. Everything in the video is superb. Great job Alis, Candice, and crew!
Saturday, October 5th, 2013 on Io Ballo Da Sola
I loved Violette in Careful, and she's every bit as charming here. She really lights up a video with her personality, which really comes through on camera. The concept of skating through the park seems a perfect fit (even if she isn't the one skating): fun, cute, effervescent. I don't think I get as good a sense of Zara's personality, but it could just be because this is her first vid here. Nonetheless, the two are great together, and both are cute as a teddy bear riding a unicorn on a rainbow. I love how their laughter keeps "interrupting" the sex, as it really does make it feel like they're a real couple. The sex itself is nothing groundbreaking, but it's very sensual, even gentle, but still hot. It feels weird to think of erotica/porn as being this happy, but this whole video felt like walking in the park on a sunny day with your best friend while singing The Turtles' So Happy Together.
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 on City Ride
What made this video for me is that we get to see both girls get wet... sexually, I mean. In to many videos it's the "dryness" that gives away that these are indeed performers "acting" sex. Here, both girls physically into it, and I think that translates to other aspects of their performance as well. Overall, this is a strong, solid effort. Again, nothing revolutionary, but both girls are really cute with great chemistry, and the sex, even if a bit unvaried, is still quite hot.
Saturday, September 21st, 2013 on Summer Play
hayley, I haven't seen this set (I have a very idiosyncratic method of what image sets I view when, but that's just me!), but I completely agree with what you say in general. My feeling is much in line with BatWWD that the image sets on SA lag behind the vids in quality, and I'd add they lag behind the photo sets on MA in quality. I think the biggest problem is along the lines of what you suggest, that because SA allows for explicit content (dildo/finger and pussy play), many photographers tend to lean on those as a crutch, as if saying "hey, we can show this here!"
Of course, MA doesn't allow for this explicitness, which I think provokes photographers to get more creative with the lighting, sets, poses, angles. I think on MA you tend to get more of a feeling of the personality of the models because you don't get all of these explicit shots, even though you do (usually) get some close ups of pussies and other body parts. So many SA photo sets just end up with endless explicit close-ups as if the photographer is doing a profile on the model's pussy rather than the model.
This isn't always the case, and I have come across several excellent photo sets on here that are explicit, but don't let the explicitness get in the way of the model's personality or forget that there's a face/person attached to the parts. Here's a good example I saw recently and rated an 8/10: http://members.sexart.com/members/model/milania-a/gallery/20120814/PRIVACY/ In that set I love how, eg, the first few dildo insertion, Marco goes to a close shot of Milania's face and hand as she clutches the bed spread, so you not only get a sense of the dildo going in, but you get a sense of what Milania felt. That's photography telling a story, rather than just ogling body parts. Plus, I think there's a great variety of angles and shots and good dynamics where, eg, a close-up might lead to a wide-shot.
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 on Esaten
Snowfall, Wide angle lenses tend to exaggerate (if not distort) perspective more, so, eg, the background may look farther away, and objects may look larger/wider than they are. Obviously this means that if you shoot a close-up on, say, an ass it may look wider, or if you do a close-up on breasts they may seem bigger because they appear farther away from the body. Long lenses are the opposite of wide angles in that they compress background/foreground to give the image a more 2D look. This is usually seen as more flattering in fashion/glamor photography, but a lot of photographers who want to "enhance" parts like breasts and ass may opt for a wide-angle. Obviously there are also "normal" lenses that are less extreme than both. A rough guide would be (assuming a 35mm or equivalent digital camera):
135mm = super telephoto
You rarely see anything over 135mm in fashion/glamor I suspect, because one other aspect of telephotos is that they show camera shake more, which means it's harder to get sharp, non-blurry images. You typically need a tripod with anything over about 85mm, unless you have A LOT of light and can get a really fast shutter speed.
One more feature of wide VS long lenses is that the former tends to give you better depth-of-field, which means it's easier to get all of the objects in an image in focus. So if you want your subject plus background in focus, wide lenses makes that easier to do with the available light. Long lenses, on the other hand, give you a very shallow depth-of-field and make it easier to get out-of-focus backgrounds ("bokeh" in the world of photography). If you're doing, eg, a head shot, it's usually preferable to blur the background so to put the emphasis on model's face rather than anything else. The depth-of-field is also dependent on the focal distance. The closer to the camera the focus is, the less depth-of-field; the farther from the camera, the more. If you notice in many of the videos, the closer the shot is, the more it tends to go in and out of focus.
Saturday, August 31st, 2013 on Vertigo
Hi Delta, thanks for the follow-up. We are in absolute agreement about one of the greatest qualities of MA, SA, and the entire network is the variety and diversity. I said in a recent blog posts regarding our ideals for the SA vision that, above all, I wanted the artists to be fearless and creative and diverse and not fall into predictable patterns of the same things over and over. While we all may have our preferences, I know that I, for one, would still take diversity over my favorite styles/photographers/models all the time. Too much of a good thing and all that.
I enjoyed reading about why you have a preference for natural shoots. I've long been interested in photography but never really moved pass the initial amateur stages, but I was very much inspired by nature as well. Even though I was interested in studio shooting I knew I had neither the space or equipment necessary to explore it. Eventually I realized that my personality wasn't very well cut out for photography as anything more than a hobby and I began concentrating on writing poetry, where I'm still very much inspired by nature (like the romantics), yet also preferring classical forms and interesting use of language, even if that usage isn't "natural" to what you'd hear in everyday speech. So, it's all about individual temperaments, as I know some poets who think it's a cardinal sin to unnaturally twist syntax to make a rhyme work, and others that think it's a cardinal sin to only write in prosaic, natural language. I'm guessing it's much the same for photographers regarding natural VS set work.
I should also mention that even if I have a preference for set shooting I am not innately opposed to natural shots. Indeed, one of my favorite "classic" MA models is Natalia B, and I think she comes alive in her natural shots in a way she doesn't in the set shots. So I also think it depends a lot on the specific model, where they're comfortable and what "look" works best for them.
RE Mia Sollis: I very much hope she changes her mind, but I guess I should feel consoled that she's done (I think) over 30 shoots across the various MA sites. Given her beauty it stills seems like far too few. Another 30 would've been even better! Looks like I may have to subscribe for a month at MC-Nudes to get many more sets (I think she has 20 or so over there).
Saturday, August 31st, 2013 on Mina
Good review, horsemaster. We may agree to disagree over Marica's noises and the music, but you make some good points related to the idea of dominance, especially the idea of Matt having to wake up and the kissing/tenderness. FWIW, I thought the film was more an homage to Audition rather than Dexter, but that's because Audition also featured a Japanese woman who paralyzes a man, though in that film she does it to torture him rather than fuck him, but you get the idea. I haven't seen Dexter, though it being more popular it may be the source for the inspiration, or perhaps Dexter's creators borrowed from Audition, who knows.
Also, I agree about enjoying the behind-the=scenes look in the credit sequence. I got to wondering how long such a set-up actually takes (maybe someone on the creative team can comment). I also agree about the complex emotions the video as a whole created (though for me it was probably related to my memories of being traumatized by Audition). I'm rather disheartened, though, that the film has gotten such a low rating (currently just 6.26). It makes me think that the majority of anonymous voters are after something completely different from this site than what SA vision really is and what we more, errr, vocal members imagine it to be. I just hope the low ratings don't scare the creative teams away from videos like this, because they're awesome on so many levels other than just their masturbatability (ha! How's that for a word!) factor.
Friday, August 30th, 2013 on Sexter
Well, lo and behold! One video after us members talking about the recent trend on SA of there being more SEX than ART, we get a truly original, high concept erotic video involving a female serial killer! I suspect that Andrej (or whomever came up with the concept) has been watching some modern Japanese horror films, as this premise is eerily similar to the one found in the finale of Takashi Miike's Audition (which has to be the most terrifying film of the last 20 years!), though with sex replacing pin-to-eye torture! Despite the chilling memories that film brought up, I still thought this was excellently done.
Firstly, I'm really starting to love Marica, and I wish SA would make more frequent use of her. I remember liking her in Undercover Dangerous and loving her in Mizu, and she's just as good here, somehow managing to tread the line between creepy and alluring... or maybe alluring because of the creepiness! About my only disappointment here is the fact that she didn't squirt like in Mizu, but she still gives Matt a vicious (in a good way!) riding, so I'm not complaining too much.
Stylistically I thought it was great as well. I like that in this case the camera perspective seems to be playing more the role of observer rather than active participant, since I think a slight distance is needed given the premise. That combined with the muted color palette, minimal set design, and the subtle shaded lighting all add to the ice-cool, dangerous-but-sexy tone of the atmosphere. I also love the slow build-up as it really creates tension about what precisely Marica is going to do. OK, well, we know what she's going to do, but not how.
About my only complaint, and this is rare for SA vids, is the music, which sounds more cheesy horror film than genuine horror film. Perhaps in this one case it would've been better just to use silence, the same way Audition used silence to create its atmosphere of oppressive dread. Perhaps here you don't want THAT level of creepy, but something similar if only a bit lighter. Besides that, if I really want to nit-pick, I guess I could say the sex is a bit one-dimensional, but given the premise I don't think there was much else that could've been done, and I still think Marica is dynamic enough to pull it off.
So, overall, a great entry and a solid 9/10 from me.
Quite like both of the girls, who are really cute and sexy and perfect for a "French themed" video. I also loved the French styling itself both in the music and the opening montage. Liked the art design. Perhaps my favorite part here was the lovely cinematography and editing by Alis, which gave it more of a romantic feeling than anything else. What I didn't care for was the sex itself with the dildo, which just seemed a little blah, and neither performer seemed to get all that into it; and I'm not sure how the (admittedly cute) ending credit sequence with the water guns connected to the French theme... just a behind the scenes look? Anyway, I'd definitely like to see more from both these girls, as I think they're capable of something better.
Your idea sounds fine to me, hayley. I think what you said about it being part of an exploration between two loving partners is a good suggestion, as I think perhaps a solo performance wouldn't feel the same; but couples explore all kinds of things to see if they like it, and certain acts--fisting, anal, etc.--require a lot of trust and communication (even if non-verbal), and can be quite beautiful if it's done with sensitivity. So I'd encourage you to put something together.
Saturday, August 10th, 2013 on Homecoming
Personally, I don't think it's as simple as "more-attractive performers" VS "less-attractive performers." Other things besides attractiveness comes into play, such as chemistry and ability. To use an analogy, it doesn't matter if someone looks like George Clooney or Angelina Jolie if they can only act as well as Tommy Wisseu or Juliette Danielle (and those who don't get the references should go watch The Room IMMEDIATELY!). Of course, if you have attractiveness, chemistry, AND talent, then that's best; but, as I already said with my comment, I think the chemistry and talent here more than compensates for everything else. Plus, I don't even think these performers are unattractive at all. Perhaps they're not 10s, but it's not like they're
Thursday, August 8th, 2013 on Memories
I don't know if I watched the same video as some of the commenters, but I couldn't disagree with the negative opinions more strongly, and think the (current) sub-7 score for this video is insane. This is one of my favorite G/G videos on SA. Yes, the fact that neither performer was an art(ificial) goddess threw me... for about a minute, and then the sex started, and they seemed so into it that I was sucked in as well. How can anyone watch those several minutes with Kayla in Sandra's lap and give this anything less than a 9? I'm dumbfounded, as that's one of the hottest, most intimate, most intense, most gorgeous G/G moments in any G/G film I've ever ever seen. Those times when Kayla is grabbing Sandra's arm felt extremely genuine. Then, as if that wasn't one good enough climax, we get another great with with Sandra straddling Kayla and getting intensely finger fucked.
Superb job everyone, and don't listen to the negative comments, as I think some commenters have stepped into a Twilight Zone where everything is opposite. :p
Sunday, August 4th, 2013 on Memories
I long suspected that a healthy dose (ie, not obsession) or erotica/porn was good for people. I've often noted that if I go, say, a week without viewing such stuff I start to feel rather agitated and muddled. Anymore I try to do it every day for at least 30 minutes... I treat it a bit like exercise, actually, in that I genuinely believe it's something that's very healthy for me in both the long and short term.
Monday, July 29th, 2013 on Better Living Through...Erotica?
horsemaster, I know I'm way late here and this suggestion will probably go unread, but you should really check out Emily J's/Paul Black's work on TheLifeErotic (I think members here can get a free 2-day trial); there are definitely more "slower paced" videos over there. In fact, that's where I first became aware of this remarkable performer/director team. Insomnia, Short Circuit, and Dark Water are all incredible videos, and all entirely different from "Lonely Day." What most amazes me about Black as an erotic filmmaker is how, despite the fact that he has found THE next great "squirt queen," he refuses to rest on his laurels and play it safe, and each time out goes for a different approach visually, aurally, conceptually, etc. It's what pushes his work, and all the work on TLE and SexArt for that matter, far beyond the competition.
Saturday, July 27th, 2013 on Lonely Day
I agree with Malena here. Say what you want about this series and Zalman King, but the man knows how to a light a shot!
Monday, May 28th, 2012 on Kamikaze Love - Of All The Women In The World
Hi K, I certainly hope you guys don't cave into any pressures to "normalize" the site completely, as I'm sure there are many out there like myself who like the different, artier, more abstract experimental pieces.
Hi Malena, it's great to see you posting here. My first thought when I saw the first several episodes was that they were too short to really let the viewer get into the flow of the narrative. I like most of what I've seen so far, but I do feel like I'm having to reconstruct what's happened previously with each new episode. It's a bit like trying to follow a storyline from one of those old newspaper serial comics where 5 years worth of papers go by and they're still on the same day!
Thanks solrage. Beautiful and hot.
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 on Wild Chrissy 2
Me too! It's one of the things Team Lupin really excels at. I once asked Ariel to explain to me how they storyboarded "What Happens When" and it was so complicated it just made my head spin! It gives such depth to the story when you genuinely want to see what happens next, and not just to see the hot people having sex :-)
It's probably my most favorite part – I'd happily watch an entire movie that was just a long blowjob, but then that's my thing. As we always say here, "To each his or her own"! :-)
I am sorry i have missunderstood you, I realy like experimentl films,there are also beautiful ones at Viv Thomas.
As you know I prefer girl/girl, .Somestimes I wach boy/girl, but never vote because I don notlike the nice and want to do justice to the movie, ,a couple of times people wanted higher ratings for boy/girl., I thought you meant
Perhaps my english is not good enough. I a, very very sorry if I did you wrong.
The only boy/girl movies I watch at this site. this one was excellent.
However I still sgand for the remark there has been art on and on,the seris bittersweet, secrets of praque and love for sale for example
I wish you all a pleasant day. do take care and please forgive me my bad english
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 on Born Out Of The Sand
Hear! Hear! Love the "art" in SexArt. Need more!
Your sentiments in both comments reflect my own perfectly, Solrage. I have indeed been missing the Art in SexArt.
Thanks both for your comments – this is the kind of conversation I love to see here on SexArt! Solrage, have you seen "Wall," the first of the "Art Collection"? It's one of my favorite recent films. Very unusual and original. I'm really glad you spoke up, to encourage our production teams to keep experimenting. I really relish their more left-field offerings too.
I realy do respect every opinion. as you know I never vote because a personal opinion do n ot justify the movie.every movie at Sex art is art, not only this one,just saying.
And the remark that you knew it would low,is irritating me, this is not the first time I am hearing this here.
Lets put it this way .this is a high quality site with terrific high standard movies without any exception, where rating are off no importance at all.
I wish you all a pleasant day and hope you forgive reacting this way.
Wow, well spotted, solrage – I never pick up on things like that!!!
Relatively new to SexArt, and hence late to the discussion on this movie. I enjoyed the movie thoroughly, not much to add to what others have said. But I did want to add my thoughts on planned or unplanned.
My strong sense is that while it wasn't planned, neither was it unintentional. I have a wonderful 30-year old son who was conceived under circumstances quite similar to what was portrayed here. I didn't use protection, I did an "oops", and DW's reaction was very similar to Violette's in the movie.
In the storyline, I think that though they weren't intending for her to get pregnant, they weren't shying away from it either. And it carried their relationship to the next level; it was a natural progression. (And of course not all pregnancies that occur with an "Ooops" have a fairy tale ending, but in this romantic storyline that's the outcome.) Crucially, she first made the decision to remove the condom. Second, he made the decision to stay in at the end. Third, after he said "Oops", she indicated that it was OK. It sounded to me that he suggested that she at least douche, and she said "no douche". They then spent a few moments bonding together over what transpired.
So while they weren't planning for her to get pregnant, at that point they were ready to embrace that future together if that were to happen. It's all very believable to me, and all very well done.
Saturday, September 13th, 2014 on Careful
"Blue is the Warmest Color" is a profoundly powerful film with a couple of the bravest young actresses ever to grace mainstream films. The acting is award-winning, but it is way too controversial for American audiences ever to win an Oscar I suspect.
Sunday, July 6th, 2014 on On The Sly
look at the discussion on the previous vid it tells whats happening.
Thank you for enjoy my work and me=)I very enjoy to do it and i love be on differents roles =) This video and photos so sensual i love it so much!
Yes, it very different when i dont contact with camera and you spy on me, it make me more exciting! With alis work it's really high level and it's all perfect!
Dear Solrage On Stunning18 true i real on it how i am lol he ask provocative questions no role=)Dear Snowfall buble and bike sooo f@king hot!)
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 on Se Telefonando 2
Like this? :)
If you think Melena is great here, go to TLE and see what she can do with bubble gum, or an exercise bike.
Melena is, indeed and without a doubt, a brilliant soloist - also evidenced on TLE ...
CLUE: the music and the title font/color…. :)
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! WOW!!! WHAT A GREAT COMMENT!!!
I'm so glad you appreciate my work. Shooting films like "The Heat" is pretty hard: I talked a lot with the models, explaining the mood I had in mind. I can say Whitney is a real friend, after the huge production for TW, and she did understand what I wanted. And the same was with Kari: both models did a stunning performance!
But…. there's a tribute in this film…. no one catch it?!?! :)
That's one reason I'm here. Gotta learn the right motions! ;o)
Saturday, April 19th, 2014 on Be My Slave II
solrage-- nice catch :)
Girls just don't quite have that instinctive thrusting motion ;)
As to the second point, it looks like that will forever remain a secret known only to the chosen few :)
As to the first point, I'd love someone here to spend an evening listening to Jason Isbell's Cigarettes and Wine, and then make a film of it.
Sunday, April 6th, 2014 on Faith
"I usually either immediately try to fly or have sex"
Yup, that's it. I have a fear that one day I'll think I'm dreaming when I'm not...
Solrage --- Thanks, I refuse to be sucked in by such drivel, you reply was perfect.
You know that 2/3 of a really bad pun is: P.U. (Which is a huge compliment. ) Just Awful!
Friday, March 21st, 2014 on MUSA
That joke made me cringe. You could've come up with something more clever.
You should see today's film by Melena on TLE (I wish we could comment on there...). It's got a very rare 10 from me. She really is amazing.
Sunday, March 16th, 2014 on eMemories II
I tend to agree on most counts.
Perhaps if Linda's jeans had disappeared completely ...
Yes, Solrage captures well my own responses to this film. Sylvie always seems a little cool, a little distant, maybe even a little angry. Rarely fun, flirty, happy. The contrast between her and, say, Melena A (the other star this week) probably couldn't be greater. This film is sexy, but sex is sort of "hard".
"...if all orgasms aren't like that, they bloody well should be! "
Friday, March 7th, 2014 on eMemories II
Thank you so much!
She really blows herself away, doesn't she? There was an even better film on TLE last week. An unbelievable performer.
I do agree every your words. Every.
With Melena I could just press "REC" and sit. :)
When Tristen was first played during the opera premier week, there was outrage amongst many critics of the day. It was considered lewd and too sensuous for polite company. Young ladies were told to stay away. The "climax" and afterlude of the "Love-Death" section were considered by some to be blatantly sexual. And, of course, this part of the opera is probably the most famous bit heard today. (It's been one of my favorite pieces of music since grade school, and it wasn't until later that I understood why.)
Thanks for the translation.
So, Alis how about a film that integrates the "Liebes-Tod" into a gushy, romantic love and death scene. Now THAT would be art! And a challenge!
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 on Approaching
No miraculous comeback for the Pat this afternoon though. Had to say it. great vid
Monday, January 20th, 2014 on The Game VIII - Winner Takes All
solrage-- great post, insightful as always. I can assure you Sexart will not stop releasing these types of films. We release a wide range of films and we'll continue to do so. Anything else would be the death of my enthusiasm to produce. Sexart is evolving constantly, we will keep what works and pepper-in experimentation. We'll always learn from our successes, and adjust from our failures. My hope is, our Members will at least appreciate the diversity of our offering.
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
I admit I’m a sloppy non-perfectionist and that I generally look at the whole and ignore the parts. I guess I’m not convinced that these snippets always have to logically organized (especially being 30 min or less). Life’s memorable moments are usually unannounced and well underway before we take notice. However, I do like a story when it’s possible.
Saturday, January 11th, 2014 on You And Me
Agreed. Not bad but not the best. The cum-shot seemed to be missed again, with the first view afterwards obscured by his shirt, and the second view looking more like a squirt of yoghurt/Gaviscon/fake cum of your choice had been applied.
Happy New Year to you Snowfall and all our members. Sexart has grown every year and continues to grow thanks to members like you-- CHEERS!
Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 on Care
The pixels showed up when there were large areas of similar but not exactly the same colour. For example when there was a semi close up of her thigh so most of the screen was a flesh colour, the minor variations showed as blocks.
We do get come pixellation on very fast moving sequences but I don't think that was the case here. We use an old 36" LCD tv plugged into very old pc, and we view from about 10ft away so it's not like we are sitting on top of the thing. I'm getting a new tv soon so we'll see again after that.
Not Alis, but Andrej and Ariel get the credit ...
You should watch it - it's a cracker. This is a lovely warm film, although clearly the shot was missed at the end. I also think that, with the exception of dear old Ron Jeremy, the beergut and bodyhair look is sadly undervalued in porn. The Dove says she likes it - but of course she could just be being nice to me!
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
I had taken note of the silly candles in the window and how little they added to the ambiance, but decided it made little difference. I think your technical analysis is right on (and like Harryben, I enjoy reading your critiques), but I think you might have been a little unfair comparing a film by Alis or Don or most anyone else here (maybe an exception for Paul Black in editing) to a Terrance Malick or Vittorio Storaro film. Those guys create masterpieces and take years (sometime, as in Malick's case, MANY years between films. And when a film like "Tree of Life" comes out, it's worth the wait!), and have millions of dollars in budget. Here, the film makers are on short leashes and limited budgets to produce product week in and week out. You have to go back to someone like Mack Sennett for 3-a-week one-reelers that met then-current professional standards. Yes, there are little editing imperfections in many films here, but, consider the norm in this industry and I think things here are rather extraordinary. Not all films are going to be Paul Black quality if we are going to get the frequency of films that are output here. And on occasion we DO get what I would consider a high degree of cinematography. See: "The Sea Mouse", or "Waiting for Rain", or even some of "The Game" (which, in trying to give a big back- and front-story "jumped the shark" by going too much that way, in my opinion). Budget and time (and, yes, I agree, experience) are the big constraints in making the type of "art film" that we all would want to see done here with our sex films. Generally, I'm pretty happy being here, and, once-in-a-while, I'm blown away.
Don and Lorena (and all the other film makers here): listen to, but don't take the critics here (including me) so seriously that they interferes with your passion and vision.
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 on Hielo Caliente
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.
I can't agree with the cinematography. It is a little harsh. It may not be a 10 but not a 5. The editing is questionable. But we don't see the raw footage. There may be a reason for the dissolove, etc. My question would be to Don, Does this satisfy you? I have reviewed several of Alis's films where people have bitched but in most cases Alis "got" exactly what he wanted. Are you judging in general or only against Sex Art videos. IMO the quality here is so high SA is already above most other sites which try to be erotic that a "bad" job here is better than the best on their sites. I would give an 8 and 7 respectively but overall no worse than a 8. But of course that is just my opinion. We know yours...
I like your comments and analysis. You know how to take things apart and analyze things. You have the mind an engineer. I’m one also. But I like the unexplained. It adds to the sense of mystery and stirs the imagination. I don’t want a precise smooth flow that is entirely predictable. Life’s not like that and it would be boring if it was. 10/10.
I agree with you solrage. I feel the focus of this video is more on the story and aesthetic. I thought everything from the changing settings to the music flowed well together. I agree that the sex could have been hotter but that would be nitpicking.
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 on A Love Journey
I loved this, and/but agree with you 100%...
Friday, November 22nd, 2013 on eMemories
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
Solrage, I don't want to fall out, but my views on this are almost diametrically opposite yours: weak/bland music (what is music suitable for sex in a scullery?), girls not very connected (apart from the scenes by the car), unstructured rather than anything original (it felt cobbled together from several different ideas).
Entirely agree. We miss what the dear departed Hayley called sexART, but that clearly was less popular. They are doing a pretty good job in still producing imaginative interesting material though. The members deserve to be taken into account, we aren't all slobs in lay-z-boys, but it is important not to chase the lowest common denominator - as we all know, in porn that is very low indeed!
Friday, November 8th, 2013 on The Game V - Watch Your Back
Outstanding, thoughtful, and, ultimately relevant comments, Solrage. I think you've summed up the issues and challenges brilliantly.
Very well said, Solrage. I think you are right that some of the experimentation may have leveled off somewhat, but I sense it's partly due to the need to put out product, now that the US side of things is no longer producing. Deadlines have to be met by fewer production crews. Experimentation suffers, perhaps because of it. I, too, hope Ariel and Andrej don't get discouraged, but continue to experiment, follow their vision(s), and bring us different and interesting work. And, as you say, not every film will meet every member's tastes.
I agree. IMO Alis does excellent work here on Sex. Everything about this production was top notch. A far as the sex --- well girls will be girls, they seemed satisfied....
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
To me, they looked pretty much into it, and each other...
Might Dido or Alexis comment?But I did find my attention wandering occasionally, so maybe it's just a bit too long.
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 on Halloween Party
I totally agree with everything Solrage stated above. I felt the same emotions when I watched the movie but I saw all the other positive reviews and questioned myself.
Yes, some of us like a great story line and sex that follows. I personally like that too but if the story line is less than convincing but the art of sex is believable, I feel like I am getting what I subscribed for. For me personally the previous move, The Game IV had more erotic sex. I am sure it is each to his own. Thanks for reading my thoughts.
Thursday, October 31st, 2013 on Halloween Party
CONNIE CARTER (using my account): first of all HI! to everybody! II hope that you liked my video! (and photos too..)
I really enjoyed shooting this video with Ariel and Andrej, they are so friendly and I am always happy when I shoot with them. The crew is also so funny! This video was shot in my town about one month ago. I had a nice day and I really enjoyed it.
Solrage: it's difficult to say what I prefer between videos with my boyfriend and solo, it's a different kind of "magic". With my boyfriend it's more complex because I am not alone and I also concentrate on him, while with solo I can concentrate more on myself, my facial expressions, poses.. I think I prefer to shoot with my boyfriend, because I am not alone.. About describing my Sexart experience I only did videos with Ariel and Andrej and photos with Don Caravaggio, so I can say that I feel comfortable because they are all friendly and professional, so I like it.
I am looking forward to new videos and photos to show you all and I hope you like them!
Saturday, October 26th, 2013 on My Moment
Excellent Questions. And think about this. Here we we have our commentator's group getting the help of an Artist, that isn't even part of today's video, that has seen our commentator's group requests for model input. And so he, by pure chance, has contact today with the featured model, and on our behalf convinces her to join us here. IMO this is exactly the type of growth that I had hoped would develop here. Thank's to Delta, and in advance Connie. Jon, if you are around today, give us your feelings about this.
Solrage, Connie just read your questions and she will be glad to answer you after dinner.
About your other wish, I am pretty sure that she will become a SA regular soon, she hasn't shown all of her potential yet, I can tell you, she is incredibly beautiful and sexy and she deserves more opportunities to be enjoyed by you all. For the videos wr already have Ariel and Andrej, for the photos, after the great set by Don which was much appreciated I hope to be able to contribute soon through the pictures we are shooting these days.
Couldn't agree more about Isabella ...
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 on The Game III - The Mission
It looks like this site can't do the "less than" keyboard symbol, so to finish the above post: ...I rarely think videos are mediocre or bad enough to warrant less than 5 ratings, probably because I've seen enough horrid and mediocre erotica/pornography to know what 1-5 material REALLY looks like.
Monday, October 21st, 2013 on Luscious Drops
I guess we all can agree this series is controversial, risky, and no one as yet is sure if it will "work".
Fascinating comment. We both have things to say ... as is my right I'll go first :) I think you're being a bit polite about the poor photo sets on MA, it doesn't take state of the art software to delete images where the model is blinking! I agree that there were some gorgeous ethereal sets in the early days (my favourites were Andrea C & Anna S, even after all this time I can remember those names), and they really showed you don't need a lot of megapixels, just imagination. We were members at the time that the site was moving away from that towards what they do now, and we were looking for more sexually exciting material. Not the tired old trope of "couple's porn" which often means bland, but more than that. We kind of found it elsewhere for a while, and we've certainly found it on Sex Art. Anyway...
As is MY right, I'll have the last word - I have been for 35 years, why stop now? Obviously most hardcore material is sexist, it is motivated by hate, not eroticism or beauty, and is aimed at an audience of inadequates. We are looking for connections, and sexuality. That can be softcore, but the conventions of what makes material soft or hard make that difficult (eg, the inequality of nudity in soft material, along with the frankly comical sight of a limp dick!). I'm straight, I've fooled around with girls a few times (we've done some pretty crazy sex things in our time!), but essentially naked girls don't turn me on. I want to see genuinely artistic material, or really visually striking films, or something that gets inside the performers in some way. A lot of the solo & BG material on here seems to do that, the GG material less so - that seems to be more geared to boys who want to watch, and not to me. As for softcore, a girl on display with her legs apart can't show us much, except what is between her legs - I think it needs more explicit material to show us what is between her ears.
As a summary, we are looking for artistry, and sexuality, but not necessarily in the same film.
Back to the voting. That clod of a husband of mine is a mathemetician and didn't get this. It takes a historian... By voting average material 8 or 9, you are giving more power to malicious people who want to vote 1 or 2. Make you average votes 5 or 6, then you can give the really great stuff 9 or 10, and the power of those who vote 1 or 2 goes away. And be honest - it isn't all great!
Sunday, October 20th, 2013 on Luscious Drops
So you are saying give them a chance? Don't judge based on this one vid?
Saturday, October 19th, 2013 on Kane & Wahine
If only Iveta would feature here! She was always (is still) my MA favourite ...
Saturday, October 19th, 2013 on Luscious Drops
I get what you're saying sol - I can't imagine being obsessed enough to do that! I'm not familiar with MA - we were briefly members about 8 years ago, before there were any quality hardcore sites like this, but it didn't appeal to Dove as it really was the "girls on display for men" thing. Also, to be honest, a lot of the photography was rubbish - we gave up when there was an update of 100 photos, over 1GB in size (ie the images were straight off the camera without a photoshop "save for web" to flatten them & reduce the size) and, on at least 8 of the shots, the flash hadn't gone off, and there were about 6 with her blinking! The photographer has just pressed the shutter realease 100 times and uploaded the results. I assume it is better now, but the style wouldn't suit us. Are we the only people who find that softcore material is MORE sexist than hardcore?
Anyway, that is off the subject I know... I think all you can do is let the votes and comments fall as they will. If you drop the 1s & 2s, shouldn't you also drop the 9s and 10s? If you dismiss a negative comment as "just your opinion", shouldn't you also dismiss positive comments?
First of all thank you for your help yesterday, as you see Jon gave me the official date.
Secound, since Sylvia has now died. I would love for one of our artist to recreate the polo player scene, and the racquetball court scene as a homage in her honor. The film was released in 1975 and as your commented, except for the penetration and showing the goods, stated the whole movie is one of the actual creators of the style we watch here now, almost 40 years later. What do you think...
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 on Luscious Drops
solrage, you made one of the earliest comments I can find.(In the blog section, it just says "2 years ago") Were you here from the beginning? If so do you remember the date (month/year would be fine.) SexArt came fully on line. I remember it doing some preview stuff but I mean when it began "daily" updates. One of El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha's quests is in need of that data. I found another of yours from back then that referenced both Emmanuelle, and The Story of O when Dido appeared in "Be My Slave" I had flash backs to O. In Joy of a Woman the tattooed polo player was so so novel. Today many of our women and men are adorne with them. Except for actual penetration and exposure of man parts the late Sylvia Kristel was as hot, back then, as anything we see today.
I completely agree with Solrage. This is one of the best GG films on this (or any) site, even with the little transition quirks. For me a big part is the sensuality both ladies have and display, especially in the middle segment in the Jacuzzi. Lorena seems to be one of those extraordinarily special people who just loves touching and being touched and at a point just triggers into raw nerve endings, and she ignites that same sensuality in Charlise (as I believe she probably would with any partner). I loved the long (and satisfying) foreplay that builds slowly and continually until both ladies are almost on fire and the viewer (this viewer anyway) is left with a lump in the throat and almost a tear in the eye at the sheer power and beauty of it. And then they ignite and transition into the fire that burns in the bedroom (and I take due note of Solrages transition comments). Here Lorena continues to burn brightly while Charlise seems to peak (maybe a bit in awe of the released raw energy that Lorena radiates). Both ladies satisfy and are satisfied. And this viewer is left with "Wow!!" - and that lump in the throat.
I've said it before and I'll repeat here: Don Caravaggio (and team) is a lucky bastard, and I'll add: the ladies are lucky to have Don (and team) capture their magic. This one goes into a special file.
I was waiting for who was the first to understand my ode to Rocky III you win ... bravo!!!!!!!!!
But there wasn't a Virgil Simpson ....
Sunday, September 29th, 2013 on The Sound of Silence
In one of my posts I mention Dido/Lola and her movie with Eufrat. I agree that the essential element of any movie here is a production and thus "acted". When I observed the Dido/Eufrat video, it was different. Both of these girls have been around for several years now and I have seen both in "hard" & "soft" core work. In all probability they have known one another for a good while and are definitely familiar with one another's "work". And there is even a clip part at the end of that video that reflects the set up. However it seemed to me that once they got into the scene, they both were in a "different" place and just enjoying one another. Thus my comment.
I would love to see an interview with APF and them discussing this scene. I think that the inclusion of APF has added an element not seen on most site's. She has been there, done that, and is now producing. Anderj is either her husband or family member, and the atmosphere she creates for her shoots just appears "different".
IMO your observations are totally correct normally. I just wonder if APF is doing something different, if not better.
Lately with commentators like you, and hopefully me our section here is getting to a place different and better than most sites have. Your poem is a great example, I loved it.
Saturday, September 28th, 2013 on The Sound of Silence
Not half as funny as Snowfall watching it with the sound down!
We will now all think of you as Homer ...
It was a coincidence, but I do read every comment. Thank you for the comments!
Friday, September 27th, 2013 on The Sound of Silence
Thanks for the thoughts sol. When we booted the kids out we downsized to a small flat in the city to give us a great lifestyle (and to make sure they couldn't come back!). It's a noisy area, but we love it.
As to the films, we often play a CD during the really quiet parts of these films, but it doesn't really work. It is definitely the worst aspect of the films for us. We are still working through some of the early films, and today we saw "Dream of You" - it was a crucial 10 minute shorter, and when the music stopped the performers were immediately active and noisy, and it was markedly more enjoyable. I appreciate we are in a minority on this - maybe we'll try skipping 10 minutes or so once the music stops, but it does seem a bit of a waste.
Thursday, September 26th, 2013 on City Ride
I already told you, that you were right AND wrong, so I don't say, that you "just" called names. But in fact, you did and I think you admit with me, that "name-calling" is not a good way to have a discussion, that helps those, who are participated in this discussion.
If someone feels like he was called names, he doesn't gives a shit about others explanations about them and why it was right to do it. It never can be right, to call names. Even, when it is well explained.
Hayley feels hurt by your comments and as I said before, you cannot do anything against it. You only can try to apologize. Maybe you want to say now, that hayley made the first step to start this whole mess, but this carrys no weight. You both are participated in that dispute, so you both are guilty, that it came to that mess.
I know, the big problem you have with hayley is her overacting. But think about this: hayley is just human as we all are. She is individual. There are reasons, why she acted this way, why she "overacted". Nobody knows these reasons, only hayley could let us look into her very own temper, her experiences she made in her life so far. And because of that, it was just not right that you used name-calling terms
Yes, hayley acts sometimes a bit too much sensitive about the replies, other user are giving to her. But have we, have YOU, really the right to blame her for that? I think: No. We just have to accept it and respect her temper, her personality, her feelings instead of persenting papers to her.
Please accept my apologize for my harsh words against you. I respect you.
Monday, September 16th, 2013 on Careful
It's just how you made me feel. And I already told you, I felt that way for a reason and my reason is justified by comments such as this: ""I'm pretty sure all of this stems from my criticism of your "morals" in this post here: - I'm sorry, but I don't understand people who prefer to hold on to their opinions dogmatically even when presented with good reasons, arguments, and evidence that they're wrong." You can't argue against another's feelings and tell them that what they're feeling isn't right.
Even with arguments that are entirely valid, and with Dulluh's help, you are not willing to admit where you went wrong, and where you continue to go wrong.
You have no right to correct, criticise, undermine and project your opinions onto others. Your own words prove that you do this "I'm pretty sure all of this stems from my criticism of your "morals" in this post here: - I'm sorry, but I don't understand people who prefer to hold on to their opinions dogmatically even when presented with good reasons, arguments, and evidence that they're wrong." Opinions aren't wrong!
You also have no right to attack, hurt and belittle others. Again your own words prove you do this. You’ve have called me:
- (Overly)-sensitive (x9)
- Irrational (x2)
- (In)sane (implied when you said “there was absolutely NOTHING in my initial comment that any rational, sane human being would say provoked your response from the second paragraph on”
- Defensive (x3)
- Hypocritical (x2)
- And you’ve now just communicated that you believe I have a ‘persecution complex’
Solrage. I'm cancelling my membership. I wont be here while you are. I sincerely hope that Jonathan will have words to you on my behalf, and maybe... just maybe, talk some sense into you.
solrage, as i've explained, you have the right to disagree. But i also explained what you don't have the right to do, and whether its intentional or not, correcting, criticising, undermining, projecting, personally attacking and belittling are those things that do not belong in comments here at SexArt. And please don't tell me I can't tolerate people who disagree with my comments. I have written plenty of pieces in my time which many people have disagreed with (judging by the amount of 'thumbs down'). I don't mind if they disagree, as long as they don't correct, criticise, undermine and project their own opinions onto me that's fine. As long as they don't personally attack and belittle me, that's fine. And my solution: all i asked originally was that you 'consider the above when replying to my comments'. I didn't ask you stop replying. It was when you started to attack, criticise and belittle me that I asked you to stop replying, and I'm perfectly entitled to do this. See 'Sixth Paragraph:' in the post above.
Sunday, September 15th, 2013 on Careful
Quote of solrage: "That’s not “name-calling,” that’s called correctly applying the dictionary definition of a term!"
You are right and you are wrong.
Right: You have a feeling about hayley and you just formed those feelings into words like "close-minded" etc.
Wrong: "Name-calling" and "correctly applying the dictionary definition of a term" are no contradictions. Both of them can live in one sentence, in one statement. When I meet a prostitute and call her a whore, I only use another word for prostitute (which is not judgemental) but I also calling her names, because whore is a word with negative influence. Same is with terms like "close-minded", "hypocritical" etc.
solrage, it does not help you, when you defend your own statements about hayley. Fact is, that hayley feels hurt about your comments and there is nothing you can do to change her feelings. The only thing you can do is to apologize and - on this way - pay the respect she deserves as a chat partner.
You continue to hurt and belittle me, this time comparison. And the fact that they are intelligent doesn’t make it ok to say this.
“This is all nonsense, of course. Every opinion, every moral, every interpretation are founded upon ‘objective things we feel are true.’” The piece I’ve highlighted is just another way of saying ‘subjective things’. So your entire paragraph becomes mute.
You repeatedly offend on correcting, criticizing, undermining, and projecting your opinions. Need I say more…
“How do you distinguish between fact and opinion”. Here you go, it’s from BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/factsheet/en06opin-l1-f-what-is-fact-and-opinion.
Yes of course, all opinions are equal. I might disagree with the opinions of others, but after my experience on ‘Dare’ I have learnt to respect them. I might disagree, but I now understand I have no right to correct, criticize, undermine and project my own opinions onto others. When will you learn this lesson?
In regards to the doctor and Crazy Joe bit; the doctor says, “Joe, in my personal opinion the new plastic screws, as opposed to the old metal ones, will be better your knee reconstruction. Here are the reasons why I believe this.” Joe then says “Ok, look I understand Doctor, but I would prefer if you used the old metal ones”. The doctor then respectfully replies “Are you sure of this? (Yes). Ok then Joe, if this is what you wish, then that is what I will do for you”. Whilst the Doctor’s opinion is ‘most likely’ the best in this case (based on the research out there), he has to respect the opinion and wishes of his patient. He has no right to correct, criticize, undermine or project his own opinion onto the patient.
How you can stand there and tell me you haven’t committed these acts absolutely bewilders me.
If you correct, criticise, undermine and project your own opinions and morals onto me. If you attack, hurt and belittle me by questioning my character and calling me names. If you make me feel uncomfortable and uneasy… I have every, I repeat every right to stand up for myself and ask you to stop. Every right! How you can stand there and tell me otherwise also absolutely bewilders me.
I didn’t start this. You started this with your first reply, which made me feel as though you were correcting, criticizing, undermining and projecting your own ideas onto me. Now whether that was intentional or not, you can’t argue against how you made me feel, because I obviously felt that way for a reason.
Thank you for calling my arguments lazy and false. You continue to back up every argument I make.
In terms of not posting. Once this argument is over. I won’t post, and it is because of you and everything you have done to me that I wont.
is this really so difficult to understand? I think, the great mistake that you made was all the name-calling. I know, you do not see it this way (probably because you did not meant it this way), but actually you did. You used phrases like "close-minded", "hypocritical" and much more. And as a poisoned cherry on top you assumed hayley to have a persecution complex. What are those phrases, when not name-callings? Really, I believe you when you say, you did not want to hurt hayley but you DID and for me it is no wonder why.
I think you forgot a few things.
First: You are only chatting with an alias, "hayley13". You cannot tell anybody, that you know her personally and because of that, all this name-calling was totally over the top. Sure there were some indicators which you made thinking, that you are right with all the assumptions but you should know, that most people are acting totally different in the internet than in reality.
Second: The written word can be easily misinterpreted. You do not have the feedback of countenance, gesticulations and the tone of your voice. That is why you should be more sensitive with the words, you are using. YOU know, how you meant all the written things, but that does not include the fact, that your chat partner knows this too. I think, this is a "sickness of using the anonymous internet", because many people forget this.
But as I said before, you are not the only one, who made mistakes. Personally, I think too, that hayley overacted a bit with her first reply to your comment. I do not think, that it was your intention to change her interpretation into yours. But you see, this is an example for the "easy misunderstanding of written words", because she thought that. Of course, you told her several times, that it was not your intention but you told her this along with all the name-calling. This did not made you very reliable.
I think, this whole discussion got out of control by the both of you and I am afraid, that my "peacemaker-playing" is too late. Most likely, hayley does not read this last comments in order to prevent her of being more hurt like she feels.
But I appreciate, that it seems, that you really want to know, what went wrong on this dispute between hayley and you.
A correction for the "Telling me to stop responding to you" section: I meant "I think you MISunderstand my point."
Disagreeing, correcting, undermining, projecting and criticizing:
You said previously "I'm pretty sure all of this stems from my criticism of your "morals" in this post here: - I'm sorry, but I don't understand people who prefer to hold on to their opinions dogmatically even when presented with good reasons, arguments, and evidence that they're wrong." This statement backs up everything I have said in regards to you disagreeing, and in turn correcting and undermining my opinions and morals, and further projecting your own opinions and morals onto me… because you believe your own opinions and morals are ‘right’ and more valuable. Opinions, interpretations and morals aren’t right, nor are they wrong. Surely you must understand this? You are welcome to have, and give, your own opinions, interpretations and morals, and you are welcome to disagree with those of others. What you are not welcome to do is correct and project these onto other people, because you believe your, “good reasons, arguments and evidence”, would prove them ‘wrong’. You have even implied this yourself when you said, “Most artists understand this and consciously choose not to "force" their intentions or interpretations onto the audience”. And yet you, a member, feel you have the right to do so? So Solrage, every “good reason, argument and evidence” you make about not committing what I’ve said becomes positively mute… And you only have your own words to blame for it.
An understanding of how art and criticism works:
Surely you will know better on this, because it’s your “area of expertise”, and you will argue that your “good reasons, arguments and evidence” cannot be overturned, and therefore, that what you say is correct. But that will only support what I’ve said above. But please, if you want to, prove my point.
Questioning my character and calling me names:
You’ve have called me:
- (Overly)-sensitive (x9)
- Irrational (x2)
- (In)sane (implied when you said “there was absolutely NOTHING in my initial comment that any rational, sane human being would say provoked your response from the second paragraph on”
- Defensive (x3)
- Hypocritical (x2)
- And you’ve now just communicated that you believe I have a ‘persecution complex’
The undeniable evidence speaks for itself. You have indeed personally attacked, hurt and belittled me, by questioning my character and putting me down with name-calling.
“Again, you can't lecture about me having respect for your feelings when you gave absolutely no thought or concern about how telling me to "stop responding" to you would make me feel and, what's more, when I get upset about that, you don't seem to care. That's hypocritical”:
I’m sorry Solrage, I didn’t know not talking to me would hurt your feelings. It would be nice to think that feelings such as these would be expressed by my family, my partner and ‘perhaps’ my friends; because they like/love me and share some sort of meaningful emotional connection with me, which they don’t want to be broken… But I certainly don’t expect these feelings from a stranger, which is what you are after all. And if I’m being totally honest, it makes me feel uncomfortable that a stranger would feel this way towards me. So I would again ask you to please stop doing that.
So now that I’ve made my points, I will end by saying… I’m not going to comment anymore. This is my final post here. Everything you, a stranger, have done (especially the questioning of my character and name-calling, and especially because I never, never once did it to you, except in hypothetical terms, which I then wrapped up by saying “And the fact of the matter is… neither of these perceptions is true of either of us.”) has hurt me so deeply, that I now refuse to be an integral part of something I love and adore, whilst ever members like you are here. You have bullied and belittled me into submission; I hope you feel proud of yourself.
Saturday, September 14th, 2013 on Careful
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
You are entitled to provide your own ‘constructive feedback and opinions’ to the ‘producers’ of the work being published. I had a problem with what you had written because you singled me, ‘a member’ out, and you provided a ‘non-constructive, subjective opinion’ that disagreed, corrected and undermined the ‘constructive feedback and opinions’ I had given, and further, you projected your own ‘non-constructive, subjective opinion’ onto me.
Now if a member asks you to 'please' stop 'replying' with ‘non-constructive, subjective opinions’ to their posts, because that makes them feel hurt, or belittled or undermined, and they say ‘thank you’ at the end of that post; it would be my understanding that you would either respectfully oblige, and reply with something pleasant like: 'Oh, I'm sorry you felt this way Hayley, it was not my intent at all. I really didn't mean to upset you. I was just saying that I had a different take on things is all. Do you understand?' or something along those lines. A reply such as this tells me that you didn’t intend to do anything that upset me, that you are a nice person who is respectful of my feelings, and of the ‘constructive feedback and opinions’ I work so hard to provide to the ‘producers’ of the work being published, and that yes… I was being a little defensive and sensitive. Was this the case, I then say, ‘Sorry Solrage’.
But you didn’t reply like that. Yes you admitted that your ‘non-constructive, subjective opinion’ might have been a misinterpretation, but who I am to say your ‘non-constructive, subjective opinion’ is wrong. And the only reason I did disagree, correct, undermine and project my ‘non-constructive, subjective opinion’ back onto you, was because I was upset and emotional that you had done the same to me. Only the ‘producers’ of the work have the right to disagree, correct and project their ideas onto members ‘non-constructive, subjective opinions’. It’s their work, they know what they were trying to accomplish, and if we the members are wrong, they have every right to say so. You will notice that Ariel actually chimed in at one point to clarify upon this. Now we, and all other members have no right to do what Ariel can, because it’s not our work. It’s disrespectful for us to disagree, correct, and undermine another’s ‘non-constructive, subjective opinion’ and further project our own ideas onto them. We come across as self-important, know-it-alls. I was guilty of this on ‘Dare’ and admittedly so. Read the comment I posted to horsemaster and Dove, labeled ‘2 weeks ago’. I straight up admitted I was wrong to disagree, correct, and undermine others opinions, and further, I said I was sorry for projecting my ideas. It was this is the type of kind, and ‘rational and reasonable’ response (as you would say) that I expected from you. But as I already mentioned, it’s not what I got. Not now, or on ‘Dare’ because you made me feel exactly the same way there. You can’t disagree, correct and undermine another’s ‘non-constructive, subjective opinions’ and you can’t try to project your own onto them.
Now what was even worse this time around was that in your replies, you personally attacked my character and put me down with name-calling. This is spiteful and cruel. And it's certainly not how you win an argument, it's how you hurt and belittle another human into submission. We then both continued in pointless argumentative fashion for several posts after.
Thus I’m left with the sense that you’re not a nice person, and that you are in fact cruel and mean, and care nothing for me, or the ‘constructive feedback’ I work so hard to provide to the ‘producers’ of the work being published. And you’re left with the sense that I’m defensive, sensitive, irrational, and whatever else you can think of… And the fact of the matter is… neither of these perceptions is true of either of us. Though I can be a little defensive and sensitive at times, but can’t we all.
My suggestion is this Solrage,
Please write your ‘constructive feedback and opinions’ in a separate post, which do not ‘reply’ to mine. If yours and my ‘constructive feedback and opinions’ do not coincide, that's fine. Further to this, I don’t believe SexArt is an enjoyable place for myself, or other members, when we have people arguing (full stop), but more applicable to this situation, disagreeing, correcting and undermining each others ‘constructive and non-constructive feedback and opinions’, and further projecting their ideas onto another. Ultimately Solrage, I just want us to stop fighting. I can forgive you, I can understand where you’re coming from, and I can move on… Can you forgive me? Can you understand where I’m coming from and please respectfully consider, and if you would, oblige with what I am asking? Can you move on?
Friday, September 13th, 2013 on Careful
I will no longer comment here at SexArt. That's my new resolution. You win.
solrage. Why do I feel that way? Why do you make me feel that way? Because its how I feel, simple as that. You don't seem to respect my feelings, and that's just cruel. All I asked is that you don't make me feel that way, and I gave you an indication of how I would appreciate you to do that. I'm not even sure of what you are arguing now. I offered a resolution to this. You clearly haven't accepted it. You've instead decided to continue to put me down with hurtful comments and name-calling. I'm very disappointed.
I would appreciate it!
Thursday, September 12th, 2013 on Careful
You will notice that I said you 'correct' and 'project', not challenge, my opinions. It's the way you do it that I don't appreciate.
Now, is there truth in subjectivity. Yes, but only for that person's subjective self. So essentially, the answer to all others, unless they feel the exact same way is, no, there is no truth in subjectivity. Thus it's pointless to 'correct' my opinions and 'project' your opinions onto me... because there are no right or wrong opinions. And therefore, an opinion cannot be destroyed by 'truth', because there is none, only more subjectivity.
All I asked solrage, is that if you respond to my comments, please stop 'correcting' my opinions, and 'projecting' your own onto me. And that wasn't done without any personal attacks with intent to hurt, such as calling me: sensitive, REALLY pointless, close-minded and totally irrational.
I agree 100% with solrage, and was going to offer the same suggestion. I'm hearing-challenged, to put it in PC form, and literally can't watch much if there aren't subtitles. An optional .srt file download, particularly since the dialogue isn't in English, would be a very-much-appreciated upgrade.
Thank you for a beautiful and romantic episode. The chemistry between them was awesome.
Terrific idea. Srt files are tiny, just a few KB.
Notice his reaction at the end when he cums inside her? He is worried for her, and she reassures him that it is ok, she also says something about taking a 'pill', or she is on the 'pill'. Did you not notice that? And the condom. I've talked to enough guys to know that they all think sex is better without condoms. He also said 'do you trust me', or something of the like before he removed it. This could be their first time trying sex without a condom. And that's how I viewed it.
Now solrage, I'm going to be honest with you. I don't need you correcting me on my opinions. It's pointless to do so. Sure you may disagree, but if that's the case please just thumbs down my comment. Otherwise it makes me feel like your undermining my opinions, and trying to project your own (what you would consider right or better) opinions onto me. I don't appreciate this. Now, I am not fond of 'social media' at all, particularly for reasons such as this. My comments are directed towards those involved with each production I critique, not members. Please consider all of the above when you are replying to my comments.
Yes, well-said. I, too, like that Milania set, and part if it is the things you note. "...[P]hotography telling a story, rather than just ogling body parts."
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