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The Little Details
Running Time: approx. 70 min. total footage
Production Date: 7 / 30 / 2004
Director: Nic Andrews
Cast: Monique Alexander and “you”, played by Steven St. Croix
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Nic Andrews is a big reason why Digital Sin’s My Plaything series was as well done as it was. I’m really looking forward to seeing what he can do for Original Sin!
Initial Reaction: It’s not as diverse as some other interactive sex releases, but Monique makes it work as far as the technology allows.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of interactive sex and natural women
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting virtual anal or real cream pies
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are nicely done. The audio is clear and nicely balanced, but there are a couple background noises where you can hear Monique being given directions. The video leaves me torn. It’s very nicely lit, but a bit soft. With Nic Andrews I want to think that he did it on purpose for a more artistic look, but I can’t say that I like it because it looks too soft.
Music: Only during the strip tease, where it has a sexy sound and great feel.
Menus: The menu is nicely done. It has a good lead-in that takes you to a nice menu that lets you choose between each of the virtual sex areas or the extras.
The FeatureMonique is a very cute brunette with very natural tits that up until now has only done girls on camera. Nic Andrews is a director who was well known for big budget couples features as well as doing a lot of the work on the My Plaything virtual series. They’re put together here for Original Sin’s first virtual sex title and Monique’s first boy - girl on camera action. Unlike some studios who just go for the plain black background, here Monique gets it on sitting in a nice looking red velvet couch in front of a window with some drapes as well as on a bed.
Monique gives you plenty of options. For the tease, Monique will show off her tits, pussy, or ass, and even gives you the option of a strip tease. Foreplay lets “you” work on Monique’s pussy with your fingers, tongue, or a dildo. You can also watch Monique take care of herself using a toy or her fingers, and for something different, she lets you have an “audio fantasy” where she talks dirty with a still photo on the screen. Finally, there’s the sex, which has all of the options for Monique to work on “you”. At your command, she’ll suck “your” cock or let you fuck her pussy in missionary, doggie, or either cowgirl. Through it all, you also get the choice of two different true angles, with the first angle always being a POV shot and the second being a close-up or side view.
Orgasm sequences always get a lot of notice in interactive releases, and Nic Andrews and Original Sin do a good job with them here. For “you”, they go with almost all real pop shots rather than going for the cop out with a fake wet or animated pop shot. The blowjob has two pops, one being a faked pop in the mouth that Monique acts as if she swallows while the other is a real pop on her tits. The missionary gets a stomach pop and the doggie gets a pop on the ass. Both cowgirls get cream pies, but the cream pies are obviously faked from the look of the goo Monique squirts out. Steven puts out a good load for his four real pops, but the pop shots are held back quite a bit by the two faked cream pies. For me, it was an even bigger disappointment because I’ve really been getting into cream pies lately and I was really excited to hear that Monique was going to have them here.
Monique also gets an orgasm in each sequence, and she normally does a nice job of it. She doesn’t go overboard yet always looks like she had fun. The addition of her squirting with the dildo foreplay seems like a very nice addition. Unfortunately, I really doubt the squirt since it happens very quickly and looks very watery.
For her part, Monique does a fantastic job. She’s extremely cute and playful throughout the action and always looks like she’s having a great time. She puts in some nice energy as well as some nice vocals, and looks extremely natural throughout it all. Part of me is disappointed that Original Sin and Nic Andrews didn’t include the naughty and nice moods like so many other studios, but the bigger part of me is more than happy with it because of just how natural Monique looks through all of the sex. This is the first I’ve seen of Monique, and it definitely isn’t going to be the last!
The audio fantasy is also a nice touch. In it, Monique takes about five minutes to describe one of her favorite sexual fantasies. It’s done just as audio over a picture of Monique, but it’s a nice touch. I think a lot of the reason it worked for me was Monique’s voice, which is sweet as honey and extremely sexy. I don’t know if I like it being a part of the major feature, but I think in the future it would make a very good extra. My only other feeling is that I think I would have liked it a lot better if it was Monique doing it while sitting back on a couch or in a chair diddling herself. It’s a great idea, and with a couple minor tweaks I think it will be even more likeable.
The virtual mechanism is pretty good. The icons are nicely lined up along the left side of the screen, and use actual stills from the action and a one or two word description to let you make your selection. If you don’t like the icons, you also have the option to turn them on or off at will. The main problem with the virtual mechanism is the looping. The segments always loop back to the start of the action, which really throws off some segments. The teases are hurt really bad by this, since Monique does a little stripping in each segment while playing with herself. If you let it loop, you go from a partially naked Monique to a fully dressed Monique. It also rears its ugly head in some of the other segments. This is the biggest problem with the entire DVD. I really love what I see of Monique here, and with her cute look, playful spirit, and sweet voice there were some segments that I could have watched dang near forever if they would have looped back to somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately, by looping to the start of the scenes they ruined the feel for many of the segments for me.
Interactive Sin With Monique Alexander is a nicely done interactive debut for Original Sin. They definitely picked a great girl with Monique, who plays to the camera extremely well and is just cute as can be. The action is held back by a few fake things (such as cream pies and squirting), but is hurt more by the segments looping completely. That said, I think there’s enough potential here that I have a lot of hope for Original Sin’s next interactive release. They limit themselves a bit here, but most of what they did they did very well. Interactive Sin with Monique Alexander has its problems, but it’s still well worth checking out.
The Extra StuffUnlike so many other interactive releases, some nice effort is put into the extras. Trailers are included for House Party, Keepers, and Mirage. There’s also a behind the scenes featurette, a blooper reel, help, and a quick message from Monique.
The behind the scenes featurette lasts about five and a half minutes. There’s plenty of Monique talking and having fun between takes as well as in the makeup chair. There’s a fair amount of Nic working with Monique to get what he wants, as well as the fun that ensues. It’s a very fun behind the scenes featurette and shows both Monique and Nic in a very positive and very entertaining light.
The blooper reel lasts almost two minutes. There’s plenty of flubbed lines from Monique as well as a few fun comments. There’s even a few blunders during the sex. It all comes off as very fun and natural, and makes for a great blooper reel.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, interactive, tease, toys, squirting, masturbation, and creampie (vaginal - fake)
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, Interactive Sin with Monique Alexander can be found online for between about $16 and $30, with a few stores offering it under $30. At the low end I’d recommend this one. The technology is a bit limited, but Monique takes it as far as it will go. The technical aspects are pretty good, and there’s also some nice effort put into the extras. This is a pretty good interactive sex DVD.
Note to Original Sin: Thanks for trying something new here, as well as choosing Monique!
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