The Little Details
Running Time: approx. 183 min. total footage (includes both angles)
Production Date: 1 / 27 / 2002
Director: Steve Taylor
Cast: Monica Sweetheart and ďyouĒ, played by Erik Everhard
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: This has been a very good series. Iím looking forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: It has a few minor faults, but for the most part is very well done.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of virtual sex and Monica Sweetheart
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting anal-free virtual sex
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are very nicely done. The audio is clear and very nicely balanced without so much as a sign of background noises. The video is also very well done. It has just a slight hint of grain, but is very well lit and thereís no undue camera motion.
Menus: After Monica opens things up with a little sweet talk in a few different outfits, the menus keep things simple with still photos behind the choices.
The FeatureWith her tight body, nicely natural rack, long legs leading up to a perfect ass, and a pretty face, itís easy to see why Monica Sweetheart has had a long list of fans for several years. It also makes it easy to see why she was selected to be in Digital Playthingís My Plaything series. As usual, you get to control the action, the angle, Monicaís mood, and when either of you are going to cum.
As usual, Monica gives you plenty of options. Sheíll tease you on a couch wearing some black lingerie with her tits, ass, or pussy. Sheíll also sit back in a chair in the library only wearing a white button down shirt (which of course isnít buttoned down) and let you watch as she works her pussy over with her fingers, a vibrator, and a dildo. Monica will even let you watch her fuck her ass with a vibrator. When itís time for foreplay, she changes into a white garter belt and stockings and lies back on a bed for you to work her pussy over with your fingers, tongue, or a vibe. Monica keeps the outfit on when it comes time for the sex, and she lets you choose between missionary, cowgirl, and doggie for each of her holes as well as offering up a blowjob that no sane single man would turn down.
Needless to say, Monica looks absolutely fantastic through all of the action. She plays to the camera a little much sometimes, but itís easy to look past it with how well she does it. She takes the cock in her ass just as easy as she does in her pussy, and turns out one heck of a tease through the warmups. The biggest problem I had with Monicaís performance was the moods. There isnít a lot of difference between the naughty and nice moods, with most of it falling in a middle ground that definitely doesnít come off as naughty, but it seems a little hard for nice as well. Once again, the saving grace is that Monica looks so darn good doing all of it.
One canít neglect the cumshots in a virtual DVD. Digital Sin has run the full gambit here, going from all real to horribly faked popshots. Here, they find themselves in a rough middle ground. All of the popshots but the facial at the end of the nice blowjob are faked, but they arenít horribly faked. The animated pops come off as having the larger side of a realistic volume and Monica doesnít make it worse by seeing how much she can play with the imaginary load. Yes, thereís time when the velocity looks a bit much, but compared to many of the animated loads out there itís pretty darn good. There were even a few times when I did a double take to see if they were animated or not. My Plaything: Monica Sweetheart has some of the best animated pop shots Iíve seen.
Thereís also the virtual mechanism. Here, Digital Sin has almost always shown that they know what theyíre doing, and My Plaything: Monica Sweetheart is no different. The sexual choices are nicely laid out in a list in the upper right or left corner, while the cumshot and mood buttons are in the lower left or right corner. Theyíre normally clear to make out, although thereís a lot of white backgrounds here that make them a bit tough to make out at times. The segments normally last between about a minute and a half and three minutes for the main segments, while the orgasm sequences last between about twenty seconds and a minute. Theyíre nice lengths, but more importantly Digital Sin knows how to loop them. The segments rarely loop back to the beginning, and instead return to a point in the middle of the segment to make the action continue almost naturally rather than completely interrupting things to go back to the start of the segment. The virtual mechanism in My Plaything: Monica Sweetheart is very well done, and definitely helps it rise to the top of the virtual pile.
My Plaything: Monica Sweetheart is very nicely done. Monica looks fantastic, does a great job playing to the camera without going overboard, and looks like sheís having a great time with the sex. The camera work is very nicely done and the virtual mechanism is very smooth. Even the animated pops are well done on this one, and left me double checking them a couple times to see if they were real or not. The closest thing I can come to complaining about was that the moods werenít the best defined. Thatís a very minor complaint, and one that shouldnít hold anybody back from checking this one out. My Plaything: Monica Sweetheart is a great virtual sex release even a few years after it was released.
The Extra StuffThe photo gallery contains roughly forty great looking snapshots. Thereís also the Pleasure Center, which gives you a bit more of the virtual experience, stripteases, credits, and a behind the scenes featurette.
The striptease segment lets you choose between three different teases. First thereís Monica as a bookworm in the library, as she was for the masturbation. Next is Monica in a little black lingerie in front of a mirror and on a couch, as she was for the tease. Finally, thereís Monica on a bed in a white silk shirt with a white bra, panties, garter belt, and stockings, as she was for the foreplay and sex. It lasts roughly eight and a half minutes and is set completely to music without any other audio. Monica does a very nice job in each sequence, and even mixes in a little masturbation. Itís a very nice extra, and definitely adds something to the DVD as a whole.
The Pleasure Center lets you control a Sybian sex toy as Monica rides it. You get the choice between low, medium, and high speeds and when Monica has her orgasm. The sex segments last between about one and two minutes while the orgasm segments last around twenty seconds. Itís a very okay extra. Monica looks great, but her performance seems a bit too much aimed at the camera and her reaction doesnít really change from speed to speed.
The behind the scenes is split into two segments, a photoshoot montage and outtakes. The photoshoot montage lasts about two and three quarter minutes and shows Monica posing for still photos as a song plays. Itís an okay featurette, and looks great with a nice blend of black and white and color footage. The outtakes last nearly two minutes. You get to see Monica crack up as sheís given lines to say as well as cracking up during the sex. This is a fun little featurette, and should at the very least put a smile on your face. The two featurettes give a nice little look at the making of some of the DVD.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, virtual sex, tease, masturbation, anal, toys, and oral
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 lower end for a virtual sex title, and if youíre a fan of Monica Sweetheart Iíd probably recommend it at the upper end as well. Monica looks great and does a great job, although her moods arenít too different. The technical aspects are nicely done, although the video has a bit of grain. Finally, thereís some very nice effort put into the extras. Although it has a few minor problems, this is one heck of a great virtual sex DVD.
Note to Digital Sin: You did a great job here! Itís good enough that I canít help but compare your current virtual sex releases to it, and I hope you can bring the current ones back up to this level.
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