Stars: Brea Bennet, Faythe, Adrianna Nicole, Dana De Armond, Bobbi Eden, Elexis Monroe, Michelle Aston and Sydni Ellis
Running time: 2:20 (feature - no bonuses)
Every so often the subject of good lesbian video comes up. Not the girl-girl crap where they're just putting on a show and they both look like they'd rather be at Starbucks than touching someone else's clitty; we're talking real lesbians, or at least something convincing. Something lesbians themselves would make. Invariably two studios get mentioned: Abby Winters and Girlfriends Films. I've seen (and reviewed) plenty of the former, but I'd never seen any from Girlfriends, so I figured it was time to check it out.
Obviously they have something going on, as this it the 43rd volume in the series (and as I write this, volume 48 just came out), and that's just the Women Seeking Women series. They have a number of other lesbian-themed series as well, and they're all in multiple editions.
WSW 43 is four scenes each with two girls, and each around a 1/2-hour long. They're presented as little playlets: usually two girls talking about whatever, and winding up in bed (as opposed to Abby Winters, where there is no story at all). I'm not going to go through each scene because what I say for one applies pretty much across the board. All the performers are white, they look like 20-somethings and they're all good looking. They're placed somewhere between the no-makeup, everyday Abby Winters girls and the glossy, stylistic pornstars you see in other girl-girl fare. No fake tits--or the boob-jobs were really good and not overboard because I didn't notice. Nobody here would be considered very busty. Sex is fairly vanilla--lots of kissing (unusual in most girl-girl videos), some pussy-grinding (what the Aussies call "tribbing"), but no over-the-top moaning, screaching orgasms that leave the performers hoarse the next day. No toys, no Sybians, no baseball bats, highway pylons, or fire-hose nozzles.
Except for the last scene with Michelle and Sydni, which breaks format. One of them (I'm not sure of her name) is dressed in patent leather and tied spread-eagled to the bed; the other has an elaborate tattoo going down the left side of her body. Sex begins with fingers and tongues, but then Lydia gets a strap-on and ends with a big plug-in vibrator. No story here, just sex.
Special Features: There's "bonus footage" but it's really just an 8-minute advertisement for the company. Mainly it's a series of very short clips, some of which are great; I wish they had identified the title the clip comes from, because I'd like to see them. Unfortunately, they could be from any of the 108 other Girlfriends Films titles.
Production values: Well done. Photography is clean and clear and easy on the eyes. The sets look good, not just some back corner of a basement or motel room. Sound is good, though you may have to crank it up to hear some of the dialog. The camera work is good and it's aimed where I want it to be. It's well put together, though I would have appreciated more chapter-stops (right now each chapter is the beginning of a scene). Does it really cost more $ to put in additional chapter stops?
Final verdict: The actresses didn't really ring my personal bell, but the content is good and I think it is quality lesbian fare. I definitely look forward to seeing more GF titles.