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Cast: Buck Angel, Lyla Lei, Nikki Brand, Moli Worx, Kitty. The performers are identified by clip in the credits, which is always a nice touch.
Director: Buck Angel.
Production dates: 7/9/05, 3/9/06 (box), 4/3/06 (opening statement).
Length: 67 min.
Extras: Bonus and outtake footage totaling 7 min., and an 4-min. slide show with 57 photos.
Audiovisual quality: The production values are average—not great, but not awful, either. The camera work is passable. The mix of handheld angles is alright, but there are minor focus shifts and shadows from the camera operator. The final scene appears to be shot by someone else, slightly hampered by dirt on the lens and an indistinct object (microphone?) at the top of the frame. The first set is a low-rent soundstage, the second is a modest living room, the third is a cozy bedroom, and the fourth is the sex machinist's workshop. The sound is decent. The original music by Jer Ber Jones includes an amusing theme song called "Finger Bang."
Preview and screenshots: Huh, I could've sworn there was a preview at Buck Angel's site as recently as a few weeks ago, but now I can't seem to find it anywhere online. I guess I've watched too much porn and am losing my mind. Regardless, if you're curious about the look of the performers, you can visit the V for Vagina page and check the back cover.
Highlights: The title is most likely a cheeky inside reference to the mainstream film V for Vendetta. Violent action flicks aren't for me, so I haven't seen it. In any case, V for Vagina is not a parody of that feature, but simply a fun (if modest) collection of FTM/F sex scenes by AVN's 2007 Transsexual Performer of the Year.
Scene 1: Buck Angel and Lyla Lei Lyla wears a darling retro 50s halter dress (black-on-white polka dots and tulle), sheer black stockings (with one off-kilter back seam and a little bagging at the knees), pointy-toed black stiletto pumps, and a black satin g-string with a beaded hip belt. The starlet and her outfit are ooh-la-la, but the sex lacks oomph. Some vocalizations sound unconvincing. The positions are artificially wide for the camera's benefit. I desperately wanted Lyla to grab Buck by both hips and haul him onto her strap-on. There is a nice little sense of tease to the scene, though. Time: 19:08. Rating: 2 stars.
Scene 2: Buck Angel and Nikki Brand Nikki is a zaftig, extensively inked, auburn submissive who wears a scarlet collar, bra, and garter belt along with black stockings and block-heeled mary janes. The strong effort of her blowjob smears her eye make-up. The strap-on work is more energetic in this scene, with each partner taking a turn on the receiving end. Buck is aroused enough to try a copper-colored silicone plug (the Tantus Flirt) in his ass for a DP. Time: 17:13. Rating: 3 stars.
Scene 3: Buck Angel and Moli Worx Moli's extreme body modifications put the California "alt porn" girls to shame. I'm drawn to that type of thoroughness. But I feel obligated to note that she uses no cosmetics on her youthful face and has a moderately severe case of acne. I was still able to appreciate her enthusiasm and expressiveness, especially her smile. Moli is intensely orgasmic while using her half of a double-corded vibrator. Buck gets off with his half, too. Time: 11:37. Rating: 3.5 stars.
Scene 4: Buck Angel and Kitty A walking work of art, Kitty is Buck's real-life mate, as well as a highly respected professional piercer in her own right. They exchange a few kisses. They then each test a sex machine, fiddling around with speeds from agonizingly slow to insanely fast. That's about all they do, but I like the giggles and crazy expressions, and their abundant vaginal secretions. Time: 10:58. Rating: 3.5 stars.
Bonus material: Buck Angel and cast Buck thoughtfully adds a four-minute solo scene, a little photo set footage, and a few bloopers to round out the package.
Thumbs up: There's some different stuff that I don't see everyday in porn, even in Buck Angel's porn.
Thumbs down: It was pretty clearly shot on a shoestring budget.
Themes: Pairs (FTM/F), real couple, toys (dildos, strap-ons, butt plug, vibrator, sex machine), and body art (extensive tattoos, piercings, implanted genital pearls, bifurcated tongue, extreme earlobe stretching—but the boobs are all natural!).
Condom use: Yes, condoms are used on the toys for good hygiene. They're incorporated into the action. The first scene includes a particularly funny line, when Buck briefly struggles with his dildo and exclaims, "I'm so hard, I can't even get my fucking condom on!"
Final analysis: This is not Buck's finest release (that honor would have to go to the luscious romantic comedy Buckback Mountain). V for Vagina is, however, a half-notch above average. Buck hasn't used an all-female cast or a butt plug in any other movies I've seen, so his fans might especially enjoy these special treats.