Three-time XBIZ “Best Screenplay” winner Jacky
St. James directs four erotic stories, written by herself and longtime
collaborator Shawn Alff, focusing on couples giving into morally
“The Curse” (Lena Paul and Seth Gamble):
Lena, Seth and Mike are roommates who are all dealing with
frustrations in the bedroom. Seth has recently broken up with his
girlfriend Heather because the sex “just wasn’t there”, while Lena is
frustrated with her boyfriend Mike who hasn’t made her cum in months. As
Seth and Lena discuss their separate issues, Lena jokes that she’s
cursed because this problem isn’t exclusive to Mike. A bit taken aback
and embarrassed to be having such an intimate discussion with Lena while
Mike is at work, Seth assures her that things will get better because
he’s given Mike some tips to last a bit longer in bed. Intrigued, Lena
challenges Seth to take a shot a breaking the curse, which he accepts
despite his reservations about the messy implications.
Lena’s cock-sucking technique is very impressive. She keeps her
throat nice and wet and works her hand perfectly along Seth’s shaft.
There’s some very sexy tit fucking and Lena looks downright heavenly
riding Seth on the luxurious bed. She really sells the orgasm not only
through the vulnerability in her moans, but also through the way she
collapses into Seth’s arms and trembles in his embrace as the waves of
unexpected pleasure wash over her. I love the sensuality of this scene.
Seth expresses his pleasure vocally, and Lena responds with soft,
intimate, admissions of her own ecstasy. Also, the final position
deserves recognition because it’s an extremely erotic visual that really
shows a deep level of connection between the couple. Note the way Lena
and Seth don’t open for the camera during this shot. Instead, Lena’s leg
is wrapped around Seth’s hip in a full body embrace.
“Crossing a Line” (Abigail Mac and Quinton James):
This scene sets the sexual tension right from the start using
sound, dialogue and visuals in expert fashion. Abigail steers the mood
of the scene as it is her breathy voice, vulnerable admissions and
surprising resolve that drives the plot. Abigail and Quinton stumble up
to the door of her apartment, appearing as sexy silhouettes against the
glass door. She whispers feeble protests to Quinton’s advances, telling
him he shouldn’t be here and they shouldn’t be doing this, while
half-heartedly begging him to go home to his wife. All the while, she
returns his kisses hungrily while groping his body.
Her offhanded revelation that this forbidden affair has been
going on since the house-warming and again at his birthday party
establishes a potentially long timeline and enhances the scandalous
tone. Then she utters the most impactful line in the story: “I’m not
going to force you to cheat. You’re going to have to tell me what you
want.” With tha ...continued below
at simple, yet powerful line, Abigail takes complete
control of the entire tryst. The way the performers are shrouded in
shadows throughout the encounter is perfect, and Abigail’s wet pussy
clenching Quinton’s rigid shaft provides a very sexy soundtrack to the
“Just a Kiss” (Maya Kendrick and Jake Adams):
Maya is heavily conflicted in this story. She’s in love with
Michael (we’re not sure if he’s her husband, boyfriend or something
else), but the sexy phone calls and texts she’s been sharing with Jake
are pulling her inexorably down a dark path of infidelity. Against her
better judgement, she asks Jake to meet her at a discreet hotel, unsure
of what she’s going to do when she arrives. Jake is fully committed to
the affair, but his concern for Maya’s emotional sanity keeps him from
pushing the issue beyond what she’s willing to risk.
In the end, the two lovers decide to share a single kiss and see
where fate takes them. Naturally, it takes them right over the edge. The
sex here isn’t as aggressive as one might expect, which is actually the
beauty of the scene. They savor each other, resisting the urge to rush
through the moments, instead taking their time to revel in their
ecstasy. Jake’s hips undulate smoothly as he pushes himself deep inside
Maya, and she trembles with pleasure under his relentless, yet soft
thrusting. The way he goes back down to taste her after dropping his
load on her perfectly pruned bush provides an extra spicy end to the
“Getting Even” (Kendra Spade and Mick Blue):
A judgmental Kendra retreats to the upstairs bedroom to escape
her sister’s party and the assholes her brother-in-law Mick invited.
Gazing down at the courtyard in disgust, she seems completely
unsurprised when Mick enters the room behind her. As the two watch
Kendra’s sister flirt shamelessly with a particular guest, Kendra
decides to “innocently” mimic her sister’s actions with her husband.
After some heavy innuendo, Mick gives in to Kendra’s advances and the
revenge fuck is on.
There are two taboos at work here: the first being the idea of a
sister fucking her brother-in-law, and the second being the excitement
of potentially getting caught. Again, the use of shadows is great, as
both Kendra and Mick’s bodies are well-illuminated, but the actual
penetration is often hidden in darkness. That’s another small touch from
Jacky St. James that serves as an example of porn shot from the female
gaze. With less focus on seeing the dick penetrate the pussy and more
focus on experiencing the story, James is able to heighten the
excitement of the sex. Very well done.
Once again Bellesa Films shows themselves to be a go-to studio
for porn that uses a combination of dialogue and visual storytelling to
engage its audience. Jacky St. James understands exactly what her
audience is looking for and she gets wonderful performances from her
entire cast, particularly Abigail Mac and Seth Gamble.