The Little Details
Running Time: approx. 170 min. total footage (includes both camera angles)
Production Date: 12 / 06 / 2002
Director: Steve Taylor
Cast: Carmen Luvana and ďyouĒ
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: This has been the best virtual sex series out there. I canít help but have high expectations here.
Initial Reaction: With the exception of the audio balance, itís very well done.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of virtual sex or Carmen Luvana
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting virtual anal sex
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects lack a little hear. The audio is the biggest problem, as Carmen talks a lot but you can barely hear her much of the time. I had to turn my speakers way up to even have a chance, but then the hiss was as loud as she was. The audio varies from there to being a normal volume, and it changes from segment to segment so that you either have to adjust your volume constantly or you have to deal with very loud or very soft spots in the audio. The video is nicely done. As always itís nicely lit and has just a hint of grain. This time itís changed slightly, however, with the action being presented in a non-anamorphic widescreen format with the selections being placed in the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
Menus: After Carmen starts things with a little introduction, the menus stay pretty simple and go with still photos with the choices around them.
The FeatureIf memory serves, Digital Sin was the first company to sign buxom blonde Puerto Rican Carmen Luvana to a contract. With her soft looks, an easy smile that isnít afraid to talk trash when sheís getting fucked, and plenty of energy, itís not hard to see why. Itís also pretty easy to see why theyíd want her included in their My Plaything virtual sex series where you can choose what sex act Carmen does, whether sheís naughty or nice, when either of you have an orgasm, and what angle to watch things from.
As one has come to expect with this series, Carmen gives you plenty of options throughout the virtual experience. If you want teasing, sheíll let you choose between her tits, ass, or pussy as she breaks out of a nurseís outfit. For the masturbation, Carmen changes to a schoolgirl outfit with a white shirt and knee-high socks with a red plaid skirt on a bed full of stuffed animals where you can have her play with her pussy using her fingers, a jackrabbit vibrator, or two different dildos. When itís time for foreplay, Carmen will stroke or suck your cock wearing a white tanktop on a bed or let you work her pussy over with your tongue, fingers, or a vibe as she sits back in a chair wearing a white satin shirt. Finally, Carmen will let you fuck her in missionary, doggie, or either cowgirl. Itís a nice selection of choices, but by now thatís expected with this series.
Throughout it all, Carmen does a fantastic job. I donít care for her overly implanted tits, but sheís often put in positions and outfits where they donít look as overdone as they might in other positions. Outside of those, Carmen looks absolutely fantastic in every sequence and isnít afraid to put a little energy into her performance. Most importantly, she plays to the camera just right and does a great job of varying her personality between the naughty and nice moods. She varies most everything from her tone of voice and the look on her face to her energy and body language. Itís been a long time since Iíve seen a girl do the naughty and nice moods as well as Carmen does it here.
The cumshots are done very well for a virtual DVD. Yes, theyíre almost all animated, but theyíre also animated very well. Carmen doesnít try playing with an imaginary pop, which always made them look worse to me, and theyíre animated well enough that I double checked a couple of them because I thought they might have been real. Unfortunately, Iím not sure if there was a single real pop in the entire movie. Thereís a chance that the guy popped in Carmenís mouth during the nasty blowjob pop, but thatís the only place there was any sign of it. If all animated pop shots looked as good as the ones used here do, I donít think there would be nearly as many people whining about them.
The virtual mechanism is also very well done. The action is shown in a non-anamorphic letterbox format, and then the choices are listed in the black bars on the top and bottom. The top bar lists the major group division and mood choices while the bottom bar lists the individual choices for the selected group and the orgasm control. Itís very clear and easy to use, and also keeps the chosen selections highlighted so you always know where you are. The segments normally last about two minutes for the main segments, although there are a few which are much longer or shorter, and the pop shot segments normally last between about a half and three quarters of a minute. The segments nicely loop back to the middle in all cases so that the momentum of the scene isnít ruined by going back to the very start of the scene. The virtual mechanism is very well thought out and very easy to use.
My Plaything: Carmen Luvana is a very well done virtual sex simulator. Carmen puts some very nice energy into the entire release and varies her moods extremely well between the naughty and nice choices. The pop shots are very well done for animated pops, and the virtual mechanism is very well thought out. This is a very well done virtual sex release that shows a lot of care and makes it very clear why Digital Sin chose Carmen Luvana for this release.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for eight installments of the My Plaything series as well as Innocence, Nake Eye, Love Machine, Sweetwater, and Hearts and Minds. The photo gallery contains about three dozen great looking snapshots and full screen photos. Thereís also several featurettes, company information, and credits.
The Sybian extra lets you control a Sybian sex toy as Carmen rides it. You get to choose between low, medium, and high, and each section has its own cum sequence. It lasts about four and a half minutes total, with the orgasms lasting about a half a minute while each speedís ride lasts about a minute. If thatís not enough, you still get both viewing angles to choose from as you watch it. Itís a pretty good section, and definitely helps the DVD out as a whole.
Carmenís interview lasts a little over three and a half minutes. Carmen talks about her dildos, giving the Sybian a try for the first time, and her favorite toy. She also talks about what she thinks makes a great adult star and what turns her on in a guy. Carmen even talks about sex addiction. Itís a fairly short interview, but it comes off as a nice extra.
The strip tease lasts almost four and a half minutes. Carmen strips out of a nurseís outfit, followed by her white bra and panties before dancing around in her garter belt and stockings. She moves on to her schoolgirl outfit of a white shirt, panties, and socks with a red plaid skirt. Through it all, music is the only audio. Itís a nice little featurette and definitely adds a bit to the overall package.
The outtakes last about four minutes. Thereís plenty of Carmen putting on the wrong face as she does her lines as well as screwing up plenty of her lines. It goes throughout the entire movie, and you can see Carmen getting flustered a little now and then. Itís a pretty good collection of outtakes, but sadly doesnít have a lot of the humor that many outtakes do.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, virtual sex, tease, masturbation, toys, oral, and handjobs
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Digital Sinís My Plaything DVDs can be found online for between about $20 and $30, with most stores seeming to offer them in the $25 range. This oneís well worth the money, especially if youíre a fan of Carmen. The virtual sex is handled very well, both by Carmen in front of the camera and Steve Taylor behind it. The technical aspects are nicely done and thereís some very nice care put into the extras. This is a very well done virtual sex release.
Note to Digital Sin: It seems like these older virtual sex titles are showing more care than some of your more recent releases. I hope that changes with your upcoming virtual sex releases.
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