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It Starts With a Kiss

Studio: Wicked
Category:  All Sex , Couples
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astroknight's ratings for It Starts With a Kiss:
Overall Rating 3.5 stars
It Starts With a Kiss overall rating 3.5 stars
Female Looks It Starts With a Kiss Female looks rating 4 stars
Male Looks It Starts With a Kiss Male looks rating 3.5 stars
Sex It Starts With a Kiss Sex rating 4 stars
Plot/Acting It Starts With a Kiss Plot/Acting rating 0 stars
Extras It Starts With a Kiss DVD Extras rating 3.5 stars
Audio/Video Quality It Starts With a Kiss A/V Quality rating 3.5 stars
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Reviewed by astroknight  on  5/7/2011

The Little Details

Running Time: 100 min.

Production Date: None given

Director: Skye Blue

Cast: Alexis Texas, Breanne Benson, Carolyn Reese, Nika Noire, Samanthan Ryan, Cheyne Collins, Denis Marti, Evan Stone, Ryan Driller, and Tommy Gunn along with the sexy voice of jessica drake

The Short Story

Initial Expectations: I've been really liking how the romantic porn out there has been stepping up its game the last year or so. I haven't checked out any of the Wicked Passions line yet, but I'm really looking forward to this one.

Initial Reaction: It's a very nicely done release.

Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting romantic sex with a bit of artistic style

Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a plot or nastier sex

The Technical Stuff

Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are nicely done. The audio is clear and well balanced, and although there are a couple minor background noises they gave me a feeling they were deliberate with how well they fit the locations. The video is presented in anamorphic widescreen and looks pretty good. It's a little on the soft side, which can help with the romantic feeling, but there's nice lighting and smooth camera work.

Music: The music is very well done. There's a great mix of sexy styles to the music as well as a nice balance.

False Advertising: Although the cover lists trailers among the extras, I couldn't find any here. This is a pretty minor transgression, but due to keeping things fair I'm deducting a half point from the overall score.

Menus: The main menu nicely blends a still from the cover with a few clips from the movie along with a little music for a nicely romantic first impression. The chapter menu, as usual with Wicked, is very generic and just gives you a clip of each scene along with a chapter number instead of giving the viewer something they might care about such as the names of the performers in each scene.

The Feature

It Starts With a Kiss collects five scenes that are unrelated except for a focus on passion and romance.

Scene 1 – Carolyn Reese and Ryan Driller

After a leisurely bubble bath, hot dirty blonde Carolyn gets dressed up nice and sexy for her man. Ryan arrives home with flowers to find her laying on a bed with flower petals around her wearing only a sexy red bra and panties with sexy black shoes. He gives her a great smile before they kiss passionately and he strips her down to worship her great body with his mouth as he moves down to lick and finger her pussy. They kiss a little more before Carolyn sucks Ryan's cock while mixing in a little stroking and giving him some great eyes. She moves up to ride him cowgirl style before letting him spoon her. Ryan also fucks Carolyn missionary style before pulling out to spray his seed over her stomach and check. After he unloads he leans forward to give Carolyn another nice kiss.

This is a nice scene to start the movie. I love the artistic touches as Carolyn sets the scene up, as well as how the black and white footage works its way in throughout the scene. Both Carolyn and Ryan are very easy on the eyes, and they have nice chemistry from start to finish. The sex is nicely drawn out with plenty of foreplay to build the chemistry, and doesn't feel like it's being held back in the fear that overly passionate sex might scare some couples (aka women) off like happens with some other companies. This is a hot scene that started the movie on a high note for me.

Scene 2 – Samantha Ryan and Evan Stone

As Samantha lays back on a blanket reading a book in the park with a bottle of wine nearby, Evan watches her as he plays with his dog. Naturally they come together and share a little vino as the dog heads off to give them a little time along. They kiss passionately as their clothes fall away with Evan moving down to eat Samantha's pussy. They kiss before she strokes and sucks his cock with her salivary glands doing plenty of work as she warms him up. Samantha gets up to ride him cowgirl style with a bit of teasing mixed in as they kiss before laying back to let Evan fuck her cowgirl style. They also spoon and fuck bow and arrow style before Evan pulls out, pops on Samantha's bush, and kisses her passionately. He even works in a few more kisses across her chest as the camera pans away and fades out.

This is another nicely romantic scene. I love all of the great looks between Samantha and Evan throughout the scene, and there's some nice energy put out as well. The location is great, and the camera captures it all extremely well. There's a nicely romantic feel to the scene, and although there's a bit of slow motion mixed in with the scene the sex never feels like it's being toned down or softened up. This is another hot scene.

Scene 3 – Breanne Benson and Cheyne Collins

Hot bottle blonde Breanne leads Cheyne past a curtain into a classy room with a brick wall and fireplace along with a few B&D toys and a sex swing. They play around lightly with some of the toys while stripping down before Breanne sits back in the love swing for Cheyne to eat and finger her pussy. She stays in the swing laying back to suck his cock before letting Cheyne take his turn in the swing as she sucks and strokes him. Breanne gets back in the swing for Cheyne to take her from behind before letting him take her missionary and bow and arrow style in the swing. Finally he pulls out and shoots his creamy load over her shaved pussy before giving her a few last passionate kisses.

This is another nicely done scene. Once again there's nice chemistry through the scene as well as some well done camera work. I really like the variety the love swing brought into the scene as well as mixing things up with a bit of very light B&D play. It's handled with a nice touch of playfulness and helps to add a little more depth to the overall movie. This is another winner of a scene.

Scene 4 – Alexis Texas and Denis Marti

After Alexis proposes to Denis in a classic styled scene, they kiss passionately in the driveway while stripping each other down. Denis plays with Alexis before working her over with his tongue and fingers, and then lets her drop down to suck and stroke his cock with a little more kissing mixed in. He takes her from behind as she leans against the car before fucking her as she lays back on the nearby bench. Finally Denis pulls out to pop around Alexis' bush before letting her take a taste from her fingers and kissing her.

This is a very likeable scene. I love the mix of classic and modern in the scene, and everything about it it nicely easy on the eyes. There's very nice chemistry between Denis and Alexis, and even though there's only two positions in the scene things are strong enough between them that it doesn't feel overly short. This is yet another hot scene.

Scene 5 – Nika Noire and Tommy Gunn

Busty brunette Nika starts out the final scene laying on a bed near a pool and a fire with Tommy emerging from the pool soon after to make his way over to her. He kisses her, lets his hands wander around her body to play with him, and moves down to kiss his way around her crotch before moving her sexy swimsuit out of the way to get a good taste. Nica eagerly sucks his cock in return while mixing in plenty of fantastic eyes and a few naughty smiles before moving up to ride him cowgirl style. She lays back to let Tommy fuck her missionary style before he rolls around to spoon her. Finally, Tommy pulls out to pop on Nica's pussy.

This is a great final scene. Nica and Tommy have great chemistry and I love the looks that Nica gives Tommy throughout the scene. The location is also very sexy, and I love the artistic styles of the scene. Throw in some nice energy and vocals and you have a winner of a scene that closes the movie on a high note.

It Starts With a Kiss is a very nicely done couples movie. I'll admit to being a little nervous checking this one out, as even with Wicked's great track record over the years all too often “couples porn”, “female friendly porn”, and other such terms more often than not mean toning things down to the point that the action feels held back between the performers. That isn't at all the case here, as Skye Blue does things very nicely from start to finish. There's great attention paid to the locations as well as the setups to start each scene off with the right feeling, and then some nice attention is paid to the foreplay to build chemistry between the performers. The sex never gets nasty or rough, but it also never feels soft or held back, which gives it a natural feeling between the performers that works well. Add in a nice variety of setups from hopes and fantasies coming true to experimenting with fetishes to an after work surprise, and there's plenty to like about this one from start to finish. I also love how it got artistic without going overboard. I love the flashes of black and white footage, as well as how a little color was also mixed in occasionally. Yes, there's some slow motion footage as well, but it also works more as an accent than anything and rarely interfered with the action for me as it has in some the movies. Although the camera work captures things nicely, I will say that I wasn't always the happiest with the camera angles and editing, and quite often wanted a few shots held another moment or two as well as often wanting a slightly different angle. It Starts With a Kiss is a nicely done all sex couples release

The Extra Stuff

The photo gallery lasts a little under three minutes. There's also a behind the scenes featurette and a promo for the Wicked Passions line.

The behind the scenes featurette lasts about twenty minutes. Carolyn starts things out posing for a few stills before Skye works with her and Ryan with what she wants for the scene. Samantha and Evan are next, who chat about porn and color guard before Skye works with them for what she wants in the scene. Breanne posts for a few stills before Skye shows her and Cheyne what she's going for in the scene. Breanne also talks a bit about the love swing and her experiences with it. Alexis poses for stills and gets made up before she and Denis talk a bit about the movie and work with Skye on the scene. You also get a few words with Tommy and a little eye candy with Nica before they work with Skye on the pool entrance. Afterwards you get a few random shots around the set. This is a nice behind the scenes featurette. You get some decent eye candy along with quite a bit of personality from the stars as well as a good feeling of how involved Skye Blue is with her movies. This is a very nice addition to the overall DVD.

The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff

Themes: Straight and B&D (light)

Raincoat Factor: Very high

Condom Usage: 100%

The Bottom Line:

Currently, many Wicked DVDs can be found online for between about $19 and $25 with most stores offering them somewhere in the middle. If you want something that's sexy and romantic without the plot, this one's worth checking out. The sex is nicely consistent through the movie and has a sexy and romantic feeling that worked well for me. The technical aspects are good, but sometimes a little too soft, and there's a nice behind the scenes featurette to help out the overall DVD. This is a very nice release that has me looking forward to more from the Wicked Passions line.

Note to Wicked Pictures: Please watch your cover claims a little better. I always hate to penalize a release when it's as enjoyable as this one is and when it shows as much care is it did throughout the release.

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