Stars: Prinzzess, Victoria White, Zoe Britton, Rayveness, Ashlyn Rae, Faye Reagan and Evie Delatosso
Running time: 2 hours 54 minutes (feature only)
I keep seeing all kinds of complaints from various people in the porn industry about the evil internet, how difficult it is to make money when people are stealing it or giving it away for free, and anyone with a digital camera can make his own. Yeah—I believe that to some extent, but I also see a huge amount of crap being sold. Pick up a chick in a bar, get a guy who looks like he's about one week out of the slam, push a sofa against a wall and throw a sheet over it, then pick up a digital camera from the pawn shop and let's make a film. Slap it on a DVD that afternoon and you're in business.
Most porn is generic and the same, and we're living in a time when most of the female talent are excrutiatingly thin, except for their silicone tits and puffy lips, covered in tats, and dressed to look like $20 street whores because "people want the slut look." No doubt some people do, but it seems like 90% of porn today is aimed at that single slice of the market.
I don't want that. The people I know in real life don't want that—not when they see it in action.
Girlfriends Films seems to be trying for a different, underserved part of the market, and their new Pin-Up Girls series is a perfect example. It's meant to be a homage to the 1950s, when Peter Gowland and Bunny Yager shot cheesecake of Bettie Page. Pretty girls with real bodies. Pretty girls modeling old-fashioned (to us) lingerie, because most guys never saw it. At least not on a woman who made it look good.
Like everything from Girlfriends Films, this one has a plot. I have no idea what it is nor care, but the plot doesn't take up a huge amount of time, and even then-- the plot seems to require a lot of time spent in lingerie.
There are only four scenes, but since the whole thing is nearly three hours long, you get a lot of time on each scene:
Rayveness and Zoe Britton. Rayveness is a busty brunette who happens to look really good in white lace. Zoe Britton is a medium-boobed brunette who fills out her lingerie nicely as well. This is my favorite scene of the disc. There's a little bit where Zoe has a couple of fingers inside Rayveness, and Rayveness is showing her little adjustments to make, followed by a that it! expression that's priceless.
Ashlyn Rae and Faye Reagan. Ashlyn is a small-breasted brunette, Faye is a medium-boobed, medium-brown haired girl who wears a cheerleader outfit.
Evie Delatosso and Rayveness. Evie is another busty brunette, a latin beauty.
Prinzzess and Victoria White. And finally two small-breasted blondes to break up the monotony.
There's also a mini masturbation scene with Rayveness logging some quality time on her bed with a plug-in vibrator, while a couple of the girls peep. It's plot related so it's short, and the scene is shot as a tease because you get the peeping -Tammies point of view through a doorway and you only see Rayveness's legs. Note to Girlfriends Films: a full-on masturbation scene is a nice change of pace in these movies. I hope to see more; but I also wish it were the full deal, not just a tease.
Special Features: Just a photo set and ads for other Girlfriends titles.
Production values: It's up to the usual high GF standard. The video is clean and bright, and the sound is excellent. There's no annoying music track. There are only four chapters off of the main menu, but there are a lot of submenus so you can easily skip to your favorite parts. GF titles always seem to be made by people who care about quality of their product, and this is an excellent example.
Final verdict: I love it. It's my favorite of Girlfriends Films series and I'm happy I'm near the beginning of it. You can look at this two ways: you can think of it as a joke as the girls wear white lace corsets and bras like your grandmother wore; but a nice, white lace corset on an attractive woman looks damn good. In fact, if you're one of those people who's beating off to Betty Draper when she wears that old-fashioned lingerie on Mad Men: it's not old fashioned, it's hot. Girlfriends Films captures that here. If you're put off by the hip- hop, tatted-and-pierced-and-looking-for-your-next-hit-of-meth look, or even the tired "just fuck me and get it over with" scenes that are most porn flicks these days, then Pin-Up Girls is a breath of fresh air. At nearly three hours, it's actually a refreshing breeze.