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Private Pleasures (Playgirl)

Private Pleasures (Playgirl)

Studio: Wicked
Category:  Feature film
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Tristram's ratings for Private Pleasures (Playgirl):
Overall Rating 3 stars
Private Pleasures (Playgirl) overall rating 3 stars
Female Looks Private Pleasures (Playgirl) Female looks rating 5 stars
Male Looks Private Pleasures (Playgirl) Male looks rating 4.5 stars
Sex Private Pleasures (Playgirl) Sex rating 3 stars
Plot/Acting Private Pleasures (Playgirl) Plot/Acting rating 3 stars
Extras Private Pleasures (Playgirl) DVD Extras rating 1 star
Audio/Video Quality Private Pleasures (Playgirl) A/V Quality rating 4 stars
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Reviewed by Tristram  on  4/10/2006
This is the first film in a new collaboration between Playgirl TV and Wicked Pictures. The plan is to release one film a month and the content is what might perhaps be called medium-core, quite soft but still with some genitalia here and there. What we get in this release is nine short vignettes, all of them in an erotic-fantasy style, some of them quite dreamy, a few a bit more realistic.

What I Liked
The actors look good! Not only is the photo flattering to them, but the women are just beautiful and itís so nice to have a movie that steers clear both of the silicone blonde look of all too many features and the teen look of all too many gonzos. The men are all muscular and reasonably young (itís such a relief to have none of the pot-bellied, middle-aged men fucking girls young enough to be their daughters). The camera angles are often different from what you get in mainstream porn, which is something I found refreshing, and there is a lot of play with light and shadows, which adds to the eroticism in many of the scenes. Straight men who fear that a film like this will be all about drooling over ripped hunks need not worry too much; there are quite a few ripped hunks in it and we do get more loving shots of the male physique, especially pecs and abs, but we do get quite a few loving shots of the women as well. Thatís what equality is about, I guess.

What I Disliked
For my tastes, it is a bit soft and although I have nothing against some slow-motion, I found it overused here. Also, in quite a few scenes a lot of the actual fucking looks simulated, which is less than hot. But above all, while this movie is pleasing to the eye, the ear isnít as kindly treated. The music is plain muzak and all too often itīs not at all adapted to the action or the mood of the scenes, it just drones on and on. There is a bit of moaniní and groaniní in some scenes but the balance of the sound is then tilted towards the music. There is also a narratorís voice that I guess is supposed to be erotic, but which more often than not just distracts from the action.

Overall Thoughts
Not everybody will like this; some will probably hate it. And Iím not even sure all women will love it. Some will probably think that it still concedes too much to mainstream porn (external cumshots and a bit stereotypical in terms of body types), others will perhaps be irritated about how they are presumed to want soft-focus and slow-motion just because they are women. Still, on the whole I think it is a welcome addition to all the porn that is already out there. For future releases, if only they would get soundtracks that actually add to the erotic mood rather than detract from it, Playgirl/Wicked might be able to produce some real winners.

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