Cast: Devinn Lane, Inari Vachs, Sydnee Steele, Bridgette Kerkove, Amber Michaels, Tina Cheri, Nikita Denise, Kristal Summers, Herschel Savage, Joel Lawrence, Eric Price, Brad Armstrong, Mark Davis, Jason McCain, Cheyne Collins, Lee Stone and Nick Manning.
Director: Brad Armstrong
Production date: 1/30/01
Length: 105 min.
Extras: Full length audio commentary by Brad Armstrong and Devinn Lane, 18-min. behind-the-scenes featurette, 12 audio bios (all female cast, Brad, Herschel, Joel, Mark), 2-min. interview with Devinn, 15 trailers, main slide show with 36 photos, behind-the-scenes slide show with 20 photos, individual slide shows for every actress (20 photos each) and various Wicked promotional materials.
Audio/visual quality: The movie is visually attractive, with eye-pleasing sets and quality camerawork. The pans are particularly well done, and the blend of long, medium and close-up shots feels just right. In keeping with the mood of the movie, the lighting is rather low (but not so low as to obstruct the view). The corners are blackened for part of the outdoor scene, which creates a minor distraction.
The music ranges from soft rock to edgier pieces, and it generally matches the scenes extremely well. The balance slightly favors the music; a bit of talk during the sex scenes is hard to hear. The non-sex dialog is easy to understand. Except for a few brief spots in the commentary, the overall volume of the audio is always adequate.
Disc problems: My Apple DVD Player (version 2.2.1) freezes halfway through Inari's bio and also at the end of Devinn's interview. This may or may not be an issue with other players.
First impression: I'm in full agreement with the other reviewers who have already given this DVD high marks.
Scene highlights: Herschel Savage has the dubious honor of leading a support group for sex addicts, whose quarrelsome members include Inari Vachs, Sydnee Steele, Devinn Lane, Brad Armstrong, Bridgette Kerkove, Joel Lawrence and Eric Price. The well-acted dialog provides a simple yet effective framework for transitions into the sex scenes.
Inari ("Cindi"), the unfulfilled wife of a much older man, scours the ads for swingers. After screening several undesirable applicants, Inari hosts a fireside encounter with Nick Manning and Kristal Summers. She starts with noisy sucking and three-finger stimulation for Kristal. Kristal's reciprocation is more delicate; she wears her elegant black gloves even while penetrating Inari's pussy. Nick receives one of Inari's amazing spit-rich blowjobs, while Kristal assists. Each actress gets some vaginal love from Nick, and Inari consumes Kristal's juices from Nick's cock before jerking him to a double facial. The gentle lighting and beautiful corsets strike a romantic tone in this scene.
Sydnee ("Jill") tackles three members of her boyfriend's band in their cluttered practice room. Mark Davis, Cheyne Collins and Jason McCain each get a turn with their cocks in Sydnee's mouth and pussy. Sydnee establishes intense eye contact during the blowjobs, all of which are energetic and fairly deep. I like the way she protrudes her tongue along the underside of Mark's shaft. I also like the way Jason nonchalantly strums his guitar in the background, as if this is an everyday occurrence and he's completely self-assured that his time will come. The potential for a triple penetration is wasted (there's no anal), yet the scene still satisfies, with all three studs providing thick facials before collapsing on the couch in exhaustion.
Devinn ("Steph") is a militant lesbian on a mission to rescue wives from the evil clutches of their husbands. She seduces Nikita Denise on a stairwell through kissing, nipple biting, cunnilingus and three-fingered penetration. After Nikita gets a taste of Devinn's fingers and her own panties, she voraciously licks, rims and fingerfucks Devinn. She then takes Devinn's hand and leads her upstairs to the bubble bath, where numerous toys are put to good use. They stimulate each other vaginally one at a time. Nikita also eagerly accepts an anal ripple plug with progressively larger beads, and she enjoys Devinn's strap-on in reverse cowgirl anal. I'm not certain that either actress climaxes, yet this still ranks as some of the best girl/girl action I've seen in a while. The ladies take a very keen interest in one other, and (gasp!) neither one has long fingernails.
Brad ("Bob") and Sydnee flirt during a ten-minute break in the meeting. He shyly lights her cigarette and admires her physique, and she pulls him into a dirty restroom with a naughty grin. They remain mostly dressed (which is realistic for sex in a public place) and exchange urgent kisses. Brad slides his hand into Sydnee's pants and masturbates her until she trembles with excitement. Sydnee kneels for yet another outstanding blowjob, with plenty of tongue and eyes. Her handwork elicits a modest pop that moistens her mouth. The action is limited, but it's a perfect example of "less is more"—this scene aroused me more than any other on the disc.
Bridgette ("Laurie") has a problem with alcohol dependency as well as compulsive sex. She hooks up with Lee Stone in a bar. After a blowjob for him and oral for her (don't blink or you'll miss it), they work through three vaginal positions and one anal position. The pop on her tongue and chin is nice and thick. There's nothing wrong with this scene, and yet there's nothing that really makes it stand out, either. I do like the way that Bridgette's sky blue blouse drapes off her shoulders through the scene, as it helps to soften her outrageously augmented look. Bridgette's also a better actress than I previously realized; in her dialog segment, she delivers her lines with competence and conviction.
Herschel ("Mike") tells a story of his own about one of the many ways he once cheated on his wife. He wines and dines prostitute Tina Cheri and pays the restaurant manager to close the place for their benefit. After a blowjob and oral in the booth, they work through three vaginal positions and end with a cumshot to her chin and chest. Tina's pussy flushes a deep shade of pink, and the "reserved" sign on the table adds a pleasantly ironic touch. Like the scene before it, the action is good but not exceptional.
Joel ("Steve") admits a weakness for women who enjoy public sex. Amber Michaels is one such lady, and she's happy to indulge him on a sunny rooftop, where the skyline and freeway traffic are in plain view. Amber starts off with a wet blowjob and then enjoys some vigorous bouncing in reverse cowgirl and standing doggie. Joel's pop is extremely voluminous—the wind carries the first spurts away, but there's plenty left to splatter Amber's face. This scene is pretty daring, and both performers put a lot of energy into it.
Eric ("Brian") loses control over women's perfumes. When Inari confesses that her favorite fragrance is the same as his, he fantasizes that she's making love to him in his office. There's much to like about this gentle scene, especially the generous amount of foreplay. They begin with kissing, caressing, slow undressing and lots of attention for Eric's nipples. Eric gets a blowjob that's worthy of a patent. Inari receives some affectionate rimming. They enjoy three vaginal positions, and Eric comes on her breasts and cheek. Inari looks fantastically smart and sexy in her pretty wire-rimmed glasses, which she wears from start to finish.
Thumbs up: There's not a bad scene in the entire movie. The action and the chemistry range from above average to exceptional. The generous helping of extras, including Devinn's imaginative dirty talk during the commentary, adds the icing on the cake.
Thumbs down: My main complaint is that a couple of the set-ups are not completely fulfilled. For example, Bridgette worries that she may have been "really aggressive" with Lee. She brings good energy to her scene, but nothing like my definition of aggression. Herschel remarks upon his "perversions," yet none are particularly evident in his scene, not even anal. At one point, Tina asks Herschel, "You like putting your cock in my ass, don't you?" but after watching it twice, I'm pretty sure all the action is vaginal.
Themes: Straight, lesbian, three-way, group (gangbang), oral, anal, rimming (female to female, male to female), public sex, toys (vibrator, dildo, anal beads, strap-on), facials, fetish wear.
Condom use: Yes, for all vaginal and anal penetrations.
Juice-o-meter: Medium high.
Final analysis: Infidelity is a solid production with a lot to enjoy. It's a good addition to any well-rounded DVD library and definitely worth the purchase price.