Stars: Laura T, Kara D, Cassie, Silvie, Aneta, Ellyn, Gemma T, Anastasia (twice), Carly T, Agnes and Claire M.
Running time: 1 hour, 56 minutes (feature)
As I type this, Marilyn Chambers just passed away. I'm old enough to remember when she was a huge star. When I was young I wasn't a big fan because physically she didn't do for it (I preferred the more voluptuous Kay Parker and Desiree Cousteau), but I did enjoy watching her and I remember the pool table scene from Insatiable very fondly.
More recently, as I watch a lot of porn (most of it bad), I realized what I liked about Marilyn: she always seemed to really enjoy what she was doing. She always looked like she was having the time of her life. For me, the best porn always looks real even though it's a performance; so even though Marilyn was having sex on camera and she knew she was on a set, it still looked she was really doing it, that the camera wasn't there, it wasn't a set, that her orgasms were real. That she would be doing this whether she were paid or not.
I get that same feeling from Abby Winters titles. This is the 22nd of their Intimate Moments series featuring female masturbation. There are eleven girls in nine scenes. Some are solo-masturbation, three are tandems (but not lesbian); Anastasia appears in one of each.
If you've seen other releases in this series, you know what to expect; if not, you're in for a treat. Intimate Moments feature a single camera that's locked into place and the crew leaves the performer by herself. The girl masturbates to orgasm by herself (or sometimes with a friend) in whatever position she wants, however she wants. There are no toys, just fingers, but there's still a lot of variety to keep things from being boring. Laura, Claire, Gemma and Anastasia all like to recline; Agnes prefers to be on her stomach; Kara D does herself on the floor of her shower. Aneta and Ellyn are side by side on a bed; Cassie and Silvie share a bathroom—on sits on a toilet while the other frigs herself in a shower stall. Anastasia and Carly don't talk much in their scene, but Aneta and Ellyn are chatty cathies—one of them even drops the H word ("husband")—something you almost never hear about in porn.
Special Features: none except trailers for other titles.
Production values: typical for Abby Winters. The video is crisp and clean and the colors are great. Scenes vary from looking like average porn faire to beautifully done (Kara's shower scene is gorgeous). Sound is clear, and there's no annoying music to distract.
Final verdict: Intimate Moments is the gold standard for masturbation videos, and this is another chest of doubloons. The girls are attractive, the action is hot, there's enough variety to keep from getting bored. It successfully blends realistic-looking sex with quality production values, and sacrifices nothing as a compromise. On both sides of the camera it looks like it was made by people who truly enjoy what they're doing, and not just working for a paycheck. It's a collection worthy of Marilyn Chambers herself.