The Little Details
Running Time: 87 min.
Production Date: 4 / 7 / 2005
Director: David Stanley
Cast: Nicole Sheridan, Kimberly Kane, Justine Joli, Eva Angelina, Alexis Malone, Chris Cannon, Woodoo, Randy Spears, Evan Stone, and David Stanley in a non-sex role
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: David Stanley really impressed me with some of his work for Vivid. Iím really looking forward to seeing what he can do with Wicked.
Initial Reaction: Itís very well done and might have even surpassed my expectations.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting a feature that isnít afraid to deal with darker issues
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a happy couples movie
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are very nice. The audio is clear and well balanced, and although there are some background noises they always feel like they belong to make the scenes feel a little more realistic. The video is also very well done. Itís actually presented in anamorphic widescreen rather than going for the Mal-Wart non-anamorphic transfer that Wicked usually uses. Thereís a touch of grain, as usual with movies shot in DV, and the scenes are nicely lit.
Music: The music is some of the best Iíve heard in an adult movie. It nicely mixes classical pieces from Beethoven and Debussy with harder modern rock music, and varies the balance throughout the movie. The music definitely took Polarity up a notch or two for both the sex and non-sex scenes.
Menus: The main menu is pretty simple, and works together a bit of the movie with the boxcover. The chapter menu is very generic and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a chapter number.
The FeatureWhen Nicoleís cop husband Chris finds out sheís pregnant, he fucks her and leaves her letting her know that heís sick of carrying her. The next day she comes home to find her house being robbed. She isnít sure how to deal with it, and finds herself living out of her car and cleaning up in dive bar bathrooms. After bumping into a friend from high school back in Minnesota, Nicole finds herself introduced to Voodoo, a performance artist and fetish photographer whoís her polar opposite. Sheís also drawn to shy and timid Randy, who has much the same personality as hers when Chris dumped her. As she tries to find herself sleeping with different guys, she finds herself exploring who she is.
|Scene 1 - Nicole Sheridan and Chris Cannon|
After Chris lets Nicole know about his shitty day at work and how heís feeling unloved, she comes out and gives him a kiss. They magically move to the bedroom where they strip down as Chris worships Nicoleís feet and then moves up to lick her pussy. She sucks and strokes his cock in reciprocation before they fuck missionary style. Nicole gets on all fours and lets Chris tongue her luscious ass before he fucks her pussy doggie style. Finally, Nicole sucks Chris to a nice facial.
This is a very well done scene. It has a dark edge to it due to the setup and ending for the scene, but it also worked very well for me. Thereís some nice passion to the scene, and a sense of release and escapism for both Nicole and Chris. Due to the darker edge I can see it not working for some people, but I thought it was perfect for the movie.
|Scene 2 - Alexis Malone and Voodoo|
Hot blonde Alexis takes on Voodoo as part of his performance art in front of a goth-ish audience for the next scene. She starts out sucking his cock while wearing a orange mesh top and stockings with a black bra, hot pants, boots, and wristbands. After preparing Voodoo she bounces on his cock reverse cowgirl style and lets him fuck her from behind. They finish things up with a bit of missionary fucking before Voodoo jerks off onto Alexisís chest.
This is a nicely different scene from Nicoleís opening scene with Chris. Voodoo is nicely charismatic through the scene while also having a dark streak to him that fits very well with the movie. Alexis looks fantastic as well, and they do a pretty good job throughout the scene. Thereís something about it that didnít work for me, and I think it might have been the audience. It works pretty well for the scene, but there was something about it that seemed just a little off.
|Scene 3 - Eva Angelina, Evan Stone, and Voodoo|
Brunette Eva takes on ďGermanĒ Evan for what starts out as a fetish shoot. She sucks his cock before lying back and letting him tongue and finger her snatch. Evan moves up to fuck her bald beaver missionary style, and Voodoo decides to get in the action with a little knob gobbling when Evan fucks Eva missionary style.
This is a decent scene. Although Iíve enjoyed several of her scenes in the past, I barely recognized Eva here, but Evan was a riot as always. The scene is pretty well done, but itís also so short and chopped up that it doesnít give a lot of heat. It does, however, fit nicely into the overall movie.
|Scene 4 - Nicole Sheridan and Voodoo|
After talking a little about art, Nicole and Voodoo kiss under one of the paintings she likes at his place. She moves on to kiss his other head, and gives him plenty of stroking as well. She begs him to show her how much he likes it as she strokes him, and lets him pop all over her hand and his chest before giving it a nice smile.
This is a nice little oral scene. Once again it fits very well into the movie, but thereís the chemistry and enthusiasm that always goes along so nicely with Nicole and Voodoo. Once again itís extremely short, but it also works.
|Scene 5 - Kimberly Kane and Justine Joli|
When Voodoo has too much on his mind to get in the mood, he lets bottle blonde Kimberly and redheaded Justine, both of whom have black skirts and sexy black boots, get it on without him. Justine helps Kimberly out of her fuzzy black and red bra as they kiss passionately on the couch, and Kimberly returns the favor by helping Justine out of her panties to tongue her twat. After a few licks Kimberly stands up so Justine can slide her panties off and lick her in return as she lies back on the couch. Justine slaps Kimberlyís thighs as she eats and fingers her and then gets on all fours so Kimberly can devour her from behind. Kimberly also breaks out a glass dick to fuck Justine with, and after fucking Justine with it and letting her suck it, lies back so Justine can fuck her with it also. The girls finish things up licking the dildo together before Voodoo pulls them apart and tells them to go home. The girls kiss passionately before getting ready to head out.
This is a very hot lesbian scene. The girls do a nice job of mixing things up and the toys seem like a natural progression of the scene rather than something thatís forced into the scene just because somebody things they should be there. Best of all, the scene feels like it comes to a natural ending, which is always welcome in a lesbian scene. This is a very nicely done scene.
|Scene 6 - Nicole Sheridan and Randy Spears|
After taking a bath and talking with Randy about her past relationship, Nicole lets Randy know that if she thinks heís brave and makes her feel safe sheíll fuck her brains out. Nicole lets Randy give her a back rub and pour a little hot wax around her breasts before sucking his cock. They break out the wax again before Nicole rides Randy cowgirl style, and they keep it up missionary style while mixing in a little kissing. Nicole even lets Randy fuck her feet after taking his rubber off and putting it over her toes. Finally he pops on her feet.
This is a great final scene. Thereís some good chemistry and a very human feel to the scene. I love Nicoleís opening talk in the scene about jerks getting all the good girls at first and her learning her lesson, as it makes the scene with Randy that much stronger. The hot wax and foot action also helps the scene to feel a bit unique. The only thing that really holds the scene back is that it could have been a bit longer. This is a nicely done scene.
Polarity is a very well done movie that makes me think that how much one enjoys is might well be based upon your mood at the time you watch it. Itís definitely a melancholy movie, and I think part of why it worked so well for me was because thatís just the mood I was in when I watched it. As its protagonist Rachel, Nicole is far from strong and confident at the start. You see her world get tore apart and have to watch with her as she pushes almost everybody away while trying to find some semblance of peace in it. As Rachel, Nicole does a fantastic job. She plays the range of her character extremely well and does a great job with her three sex scenes. Voodoo and Randy also do nice jobs in their roles, and seem like the perfect people to play them. As for the direction and writing, I think David Stanley might have done his best job here that Iíve seen so far. Being a Minnesotan, I love the Minnesota jokes he threw in, right down to Kimberlyís accent. The conversations about snow and the adult industry also add a great human touch and a bit more depth to the movie. He works the sex into the movie here better than I think any other currently made movie has that Iíve seen this year and gives the sex scenes a nice range of both style and emotion. In the end, the only thing I think I can claim as a problem with the movie is that a couple scenes felt like they could have been a little longer. Thatís a very minor complaint and one that I think wonít really matter too much to fans of adult feature films. Polarity is a very well done adult feature, and shows that Wicked definitely made the right move bringing David Stanley aboard when given the chance.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for Polarity, The Collector, One Manís Obsession, Secrets of the Velvet Ring, Road Trixxx, Shameless, and Wicked Sex Party 7. A behind the scenes featurette is included, as well as an interview with David Stanley. Thereís also a bonus scene, several photo galleries, and the usual Wicked extras.
The main photo gallery lasts over four minutes. Star galleries are also included for the entire female cast, each of which lasts between about two and a quarter and three minutes. In each case, the snapshots and full screen photos are slightly blurry and last about seven seconds each.
David Stanley gives a three and a half minute interview. He talks about it being six months between his last two movies after being used to averaging a movie a month. He discusses how he writes and his fear of losing it with the big break. He also talks about Wicked being the only other company he was interested in other than his previous employer and how Brad Armstrong influenced his desire to go there. The most interesting thing about his comments was his working out eighty page scripts rather than the usual thirty heís restricted to. With the shorter lengths of his movies it makes me really want to see Stanley go all out with a longer script and a much longer movie. Itís a nice little interview that fans of Stanley will want to check out.
The behind featurette lasts twenty two minutes. David Stanley starts things out explaining what the movieís about before working on a bit of the background and letting Nicole pose for a few stills. Nicole talks about working for Stanley and her scene with Voodoo in the movie. You get to see a little of how Stanley shoots his scenes as well as a little play between Justine and Kimberly. Thereís a nice interview with Justine as well as an interview with Eva as sheís in the makeup chair and posing for stills. Alexis Malone is next, who gives a nice tease for the camera before having a few words with the camera. This is a pretty good behind the scenes featurette. It mixes in a bit of the scenes being shot with a bit of the stars letting their personalities show.
|Bonus Scene - Nicole Sheridan and Voodoo|
The bonus scene comes from Whatís a Girl Gotta Do?. Nicole and Voodoo start the scene out kissing passionately as they head into a bathroom area. As soon as theyíre both nekkid Nicole starts eagerly sucking Voodooís cock and lets him fuck her big fat titties. They fuck missionary style on the edge of the tub, and mix in plenty of kissing as well as a little oral for each of them. Nicole hoists her great ass up in the air for Voodoo to fuck missionary style next before they get in a little reverse cowgirl. Finally, Nicole pulls Voodoo out of her pussy and strokes him onto her thigh.
This is a hot scene. Voodoo and Nicole have all the chemistry one would hope for from a real life couple, and they put in plenty of energy and vocals as well. The camera work has a nice balance to it as well, and I love how they mix in a bit of oral for each of them while fucking. This is a very nicely done scene.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, rimming (male > female and female > female), group, oral, lesbian, toys, hot wax, and feet
Raincoat Factor: Medium
Condom Usage: 100%
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Wickedís newer releases can be found online for between about $17 and $25 with many stores offering them for around $20. This oneís well worth the money, but if youíre unsure about it due to the mood of the movie Iíd strongly suggest you rent it. The technical aspects are very well done and thereís some good attention given to the extras. This is a very nicely done DVD with a great movie.
Note to Wicked Pictures: Thank you for bringing David Stanley on board and for going all the way to anamorphic widescreen!
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