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Candida Royalle's Eyes of Desire

Studio: Adam & Eve
Category:  Couples , Feature film
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DeathIncarnate's ratings for Candida Royalle's Eyes of Desire:
Overall Rating 2.5 stars
Candida Royalle's Eyes of Desire overall rating 2.5 stars
Female Looks Candida Royalle's Eyes of Desire Female looks rating 3.5 stars
Male Looks Candida Royalle's Eyes of Desire Male looks rating 3 stars
Sex Candida Royalle's Eyes of Desire Sex rating 3 stars
Plot/Acting Candida Royalle's Eyes of Desire Plot/Acting rating 2.5 stars
Extras Candida Royalle's Eyes of Desire DVD Extras rating 3 stars
Audio/Video Quality Candida Royalle's Eyes of Desire A/V Quality rating 2 stars
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Reviewed by DeathIncarnate  on  8/31/2000
Directed by Candida Royalle

Production date 1 / 98

Starring Missy, Tony Tedeschi, Miss Sharon Mitchell, Herschel Savage, Mickey G, Chloe and Tom Byron

One note beforehand : Raincoaters avert your eyes! As is to be expected, this new release (of an older video) from Royalle's Femme line of couples (and woman-) friendly products is the kind of gentle sex flick one might try to lure his girlfriend into porn viewing. Since there is a substantial plot to the movie, I digress from my usual synopsis/sex scene listing/conclusion review formula to describe the way the movie unfolds from start to finish.

Review :

After the (hokey-looking) Femme logo, we are treated to soft music and Missy examining a set of photographs she apparently took for a New York ad firm (yes folks, she's a renowned photographer allright) when Sharon Mitchell as her best friend enters the scene. You see, it's Miss Mitchell's house where Missy seems to find peace, even though she feels a "deep longing" for something she can't put her finger on. Mitch and Missy go through a brief dialogue where it is made clear that Missy's boyfriend Jamie (Tony Tedeschi) doesn't really give her satisfying sexual experiences anymore while Mitch apparently has a very good sex life with her man Herschel Savage. It all sounds very "Red Shoe Diaries" to me..

An important plot point is introduced, which is a telescope through which every house in the vicinity can be examined, and soon Missy notices a big, deserted villa where another telescope is standing, though it is pointed at the sky.. Mitch adds to the rumor mill by pointing out that the owner died right during construction.

We are then treated to the first sex scene when Mitch and Herschel are making love in his house, an act that Missy watches eagerly through the telescope (thus the obvious theme of voyeurism is introduced here) . In her commentary, Royalle points out the importance of 'older' people (40s) like Sharon and Herschel still being sexy, though my viewing experience left to be desired.. while both are in pretty good health, and there's a great chemistry to the scene (watch how Sharon takes off his boots between her legs) I'd prefer younger women thank you very much. Most important is the lack of a cumshot in this scene, both participants reach their orgasm the usual way of internal ejaculation. In any case, fans of facials will definitely not want to pick up this movie!

We are then introduced to Missy's boyfriend Jamie, who seems to miss her (though we don't even see him again for the entire movie --> continuity?) and pretty soon both are lying on the bed with him licking her snatch.. this is a pretty good oral scene, and Missy definitely enjoys it. She then performs the same on him (Missy BJ, need I say more?) and they have missionary sex, with a bit of cowgirl in between. Again, he cums inside her. The funny thing is that Tedeschi uses the usual porn speech ("suck my cock" "this is so good inside your pussy") which doesn't really suit the atmosphere of the scene! Disturbingly, both have been watched the entire time by a second party, through a telescope. Every halfway intelligent viewer should be aware of what's going on now, but we get another scene where Missy treats herself to some aerobic training and, surprise!, notices that the telescope in the deserted house is pointed at her.. oh well.

We then get a series of scenes where she drives to the house, is afraid, comes back again, looks through the telescope etc. which I'm too bored to recite in detail (a review shouldn't be a pure synopsis after all) interrupted by a masturbation scene of Missy in the bathtub where Mickey G's character is briefly seen for the first time.

The third sex scene is of Chloe and Tom Byron as a couple who Missy watches (guess how.. through the telescope! You get the idea), with Tom as a closet transvestite (see for yourselves). The scene is a bit more edgy, with some slight hairpulling but the whole thing is of course consensual and again there's a sense of fun to the whole thing. This goes often amiss in porn films.. we even get a cumshot , though Tom spurts on himself and then Chloe licks it off. Not bad all in all..

At this point, Sharon comes round to say that she goes camping, and from this point on, we get the same series of scenes where Missy tries to find out who lives in the deserted house etc. For a movie with plot, this one's rather boring..

Finally, Mickey G reveals himself as the son of the dead architect, and the story quickly turns to obsession, and accordingly to the last sex scene.. We first get a long masturbation scene of Missy touching herself under Mickey's orders, and then comes the big (and pretty long) coupling, that actually has some heat, though I doubt that two strangers would be so intimate with one another. Oh well, movies are fantasy..

The ending is a bit of a hoax, since we're told to wait for the second part, though I probably won't bother with it.

The DVD :

The movie was shot on video, therefore the image quality is not very good, I just don't like the clarity and coldness that identifies shot-on- video features.. the sound is a major letdown, not only is it in mono, but it is badly recorded, so you hear the buzzing of the video cameras in the background! As for the extras, we get a trailer for Part 2 (more of the same, apparently) as well as a 'message from Candida' (not very interesting) and a commentary by Her Majesty. Actually, the commentary only rund for 49 minutes and encompasses 3 sex scenes but it is more or less enjoyable. HOWEVER it is so badly mixed that you barely hear Candida's voice over the sex!

Finally there are some bloopers that are fun to watch (but short).

Conclusion :

All in all, not a movie I would buy.. the production values are not very good (for today's standards, pretty bad even), there's not a lot of sex, though all scenes are injected with a lot of fun and good chemistry, and the plot is boring to the extreme. The extras are okay, but nothing you absolutely have to experience, so the only possible audience for this one are couples who don't want a feature that's too explicit, and don't expect the visual qualities of a Michael Ninn/Antonio Passolini etc. video. Not a DVD I would really recommend.

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