The Little Details
Running Time: approx. 50 min.
Production Date: 2002
Director: None credited
Cast: Sunset Thomas, Sharon Kane, Steve Hatcher, and many other uncredited people with expert Dr. Lonni Barbach
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: The Alexander Institute has done a very nice job with most of their instructional features. Iím looking forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: Itís okay, but nowhere near as nice as the others Iíve seen from the Alexander Institute.
Who Should Watch It : Couples
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody looking for new ways to spice things up
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty good. The audio has a few background noises, but it has a nice balance. The video reminded me a lot of a VHS picture. It has a bit of grain and is nicely lit.
Music: The music has a soft feel and varies slightly in balance throughout the movie. It helps the movie almost the entire time.
Disc Complaints: The DVD authoring is very basic. To start with, thereís no time stamp, which means youíre limited to chapter breaks and scanning through most of the movie for navigating the DVD. The menus are also very rough, making you select each selection once to select it and then selecting it again to activate it. I hope these are just problems that are due to this being an early Alexander Institute release, but Iím not sure. Thereís also a commercial for the Alexander Instituteís Intimate Loving series that you canít skip past or even fast forward through. This always pisses me off, and Iím deducting a half point from the overall score because of it.
Menus: The menus are very simple. The both the main menu and the chapter menu clearly lay out the choices with a still behind them.
The FeatureAlthough weíre all different, there are many traits we all share. Here, Dr. Lonnie Barbach explores a few more of the common traits about women with relationships and sex. It mixes interviews with ďwomen on the streetĒ as well as showing a few segment to illustrate each subject.
|Scene 1 - An auburn haired chick and a guy with a short beard|
The couple starts out with a little kiss as the chick lies back before the guy kisses his way up and down her body. She tells him what she likes as he kisses her nipples and up and down her thighs and continues as he kisses her between her thighs. After appearing to give her a nice orgasm, he comes up to give her a passionate kiss.
This is a nice little scene. It does a nice job of showing the importance of communication and does a very good job of showing that pleasing your partner doesnít always have to include intercourse. This is a very light way to start out the movie, and I think it works very well.
|Scene 2 - A long black haired woman and a blonde guy with a ponytail|
After making waffles for his woman, he calls her down for breakfast. They rinse off and cut up some fruit, and feed each other a few pieces. When the whipped cream comes out they have to share a little of that as well, and soon after theyíre stripping down and kissing on the floor with the fruity whipped cream waffle within easy reach, along with some chocolate and honey. She sucks his cock after they smear the whipped cream and chocolate around before bouncing on his bone cowgirl style. He eats her pussy after they play with the food a little more, and they fucks her missionary style.
This is another very nice scene. Iím not much of a fan of food play myself, but this scene makes it look romantic and fun. It moves along very nicely and the couple has great chemistry together. This is another nicely done scene.
|Scene 3 - Sunset Thomas and a guy|
After a day of play, Sunset and her man decide to clean up together. They lather and massage each other in the shower. Finally the scene fades out without either looking like they had an orgasm.
This is an okay little scene. It shows some nice romanticism and fun, but it never seems to go anywhere with it. This scene has a nice idea, but is also fairly forgettable.
|Scene 4 - A brunette and a blonde guy|
The next couple continues the fun in water theme. They kiss and caress each other in an outdoor hot tub to start things out. After a bit the chick hops up to ride him cowgirl style. They make it look like they guy might have popped inside her and kissing a little more.
This is another very nice scene. As usual here, it has a very nice romantic feel and keeps a nice flow to the scene. Itís another very simple scene that doesnít add a lot, but for some reason this one works a little better for me. This is a hot little scene.
|Scene 5 - Sharon Kane and a guy|
While Sharonís peeling potatoes at the sink, her man comes up behind her letting her know how good she looks. He moves up to run his hands around her and kisses her from behind before hoisting up her dress to kiss her down under. He pulls the dress up and starts fucking her from behind as Sharon continues to peel the potatoes. Finally the scene fades out.
This is a very fun scene. Sharon looks fantastic, and I love how she keeps peeling potatoes in the throes of passion. She and the guy keep the chemistry hot and fun, and I think this might have been my favorite scene in the movie.
|Scene 6 - A brunette and Steve Hatcher|
After getting out of the shower, Steveís woman lets him know how jogging can make her really hot. He pulls the towels off from around her and goes to work on her with his tongue and fingers. She squirts in approval of Steveís work, and afterwards they kiss and cuddle.
This is an okay scene. It does an okay job of showing female ejaculation, but I guess I didnít think that it added much because so few women seem to be able to squirt. If it added something new and the squirting was a bit of a bonus, then that might be different, but here it seemed like a redundant scene with the squirting thrown in.
|Scene 7 - A brunette and a blonde guy|
A blonde guy and a brunette start out the final scene in the hot tub with a glass of wine. They talk about having a threesome with another guy joining them while kissing, before things move into a soft fantasy realm with a black guy joining them on the other side. The chick moves out of the tub for the guy to tongue her twat as she fantasizes about the guys sucking her tits and her sucking their cocks. Finally she comes back up and settles back in the tub for a little more kissing and wine.
This is a slightly below average scene. Thereís a good idea here, but the execution just didnít work for me. It felt overly soft and never really made good use of the idea. This scene just didnít do it for me.
More of What Women Want is an okay instructional movie that comes off a bit disappointing due to the level of most of the other Alexander Institute releases Iíve watched. Thereís a few decent tips here, but it never felt like enough to fill an entire movie. The shower scene seemed like complete filler, and the hot tub scene is so overused that it lost any potential it might have had. The same can be said for the opening communication scene. Yes, communication is the most important thing in any relationship, but it doesnít seem like something that should have an entire scene dedicated just to it. The only things that really felt unique here were the food play and the threesomes scenes, and that just didnít seem like enough to carry the movie. More of What Women Want has a couple good ideas, but never gets close to feeling unique or special.
The Extra StuffThereís plenty of sexuality information, which includes both a long question and answer section with Dr. Patti Britton covering many areas of sex as well as general sexuality information. A trailer is included for the Intimate Loving series which this DVD is a part of. Thereís also trailers for the Soulmates series, Sex, Love, and Everything Else, and Sexual Healing. Finally, thereís a bonus scene.
|Bonus Scene - A brunette and a guy|
The bonus scene comes from Ultimate Sexual Massage. The brunette starts thing out oiling up her partnerís cock before giving him a bit of a handjob. She massages the head of his cock as well as running her hand up and down the shaft. She strokes his cock and runs her hands around his chest and balls until he finally pops on his stomach.
This is a very nice little scene. It does a nice job showing off a cock massage, and thereís nice chemistry between the couple. It keeps things soft and romantic, and moves slow enough that couples should be able to use the scene as a bit of a guide for a sexual massage. This is a very well done little scene.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, instructional, oral, food play, squirting, group, and interracial
Raincoat Factor: Medium high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of the Alexander Institute DVDs can be found online for between about $11 and $22, with most stores offering them near the top end. Iíd strongly suggest renting this one before shelling out that kind of money for this one. The movie doesnít add a lot to the previous volume, and the technical aspects are pretty average. Thereís some nice effort put into the extras, but the overall DVD authoring leaves a bit to be desired. This is an okay DVD that would be much better with a little polish.
Note to The Alexander Institute: A few minor details would really help your releases out. Give credit to the performers rather than just the expert. Find somebody who can author your DVDs to the same level as your competition. Leave off the forced commercial at the start of the DVD, or at least allow the viewer to skip past it. These are all little things, but they can make a big difference in how your product feels to consumers.
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