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The Little Details
Running Time: 81 min.
Production Date: 2003
Director: Miles Strayhorn
Cast: Nick Stone, Jeff Baron, Rick Randy, P. J. Dixon, Ricky Amman, Ian Mathis, and Julian Morino in major sexual roles and Tom Spade, Trey Anubis and Evan Teed in minor sex roles and bonus footage.
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: I wanted to check out a couple gay movies, and due to YogaGrrlís excellent review, this seemed like a great one to check out.
Initial Reaction: It left much too much unexpressed for me.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting artistic gay porn that doesnít push things too far
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting hard gay porn or not a lot of oral action
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are way on the artistic side. The audio of the performers comes and goes, but is normally pretty well balanced. The video is much more artistic. Itís often on the dark side and a bit soft. The grain varies from scene to scene, with the opening scene having the worst video including quite a few soft focus adjustments.
Music: The music is very pleasing to the ear. Itís often a little on the loud side, but since it had a nice style rather than the typical porno music everybodyís heard a million times before (or heck, maybe this is the typical gay porno music and I just havenít heard it yet) it worked for me.
Menus: The menus are pretty good. The main menu has a nice bit of animation and soft music to help the DVD give a great first impression. The chapter menu is pretty standard and allows you to choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and a chapter number.
The FeatureAfter receiving invitations to an Suppressed Desires party, a group of gay men get together at a swing club and explore their fantasies. Itís an invite only party, and each person who shows up is given a bit of protection before being buzzed inside.
|Scene 1 - P. J. Dixon, Rick Randy, Tom Spade, Nick Stone, and Ian Mathis|
Things start out with The Fireman. Husky P. J. walks around a bit in his yellow coat and black fireman hat exploring his options before deciding on leather cop Rick, the first guy he walked by. He loses his hat and coat and as they kiss and grope each other passionately before P. J. goes down to lustfully suck Rickís cock. P. J. gets his ass warmed up with tongue and fingers when Tom and Nick join them, and he finds himself in a love swing where he can easily give to the others as well as receiving and watching the action around him. Rick handles most of the P. J.ís fucking, but most of the guys pop on him and kiss him to finish things up.
This is a pretty good scene. Thereís nice chemistry to the scene, with all of the guys looking like theyíre having a really good time. I like how the scene starts out between Rick and P. J., but the other guys wander in to have fun with them too. This really seems like it sums up a lot of the swing club feel (from what Iíve heard), and that atmosphere makes the scene work for me. My only complaint with the scene is that thereís very few penetration shots. Well, there are a few but theyíre normally obstructed.
|Scene 2 - Ian Mathis, Julian Morino, and Nick Stone|
Next up is The Janitor. When Ian sweeps up the bathroom, he finds Julian stroking it in one of the stalls. Not wanting Julian to feel left out of the party, he grabs his hard cock in his pants to tease Julian with the outline of his meat, sets his broom aside so he can play with his nipples, and eventually comes over for a closer look. They watch each other stroke it a bit before Ian drops to his knees to kiss Julian passionately. Ian works his way across Julianís body and down to his cock before standing up and letting Julian return the favor from the front and back. The continue to play and work back and forth until Ian quickly gets dressed, kisses Julianís cock goodbye, and leaves. Later, Ian finds Nick looking just a little too lonely. They kiss, suck each otherís cock, and warms up each otherís ass with their tongue and fingers before Julian joins up with them. They make sure everybodyís warmed up before Nick finally fucks Ian from behind. They play a bit more before Ian rides Nick, and the guys finish things up popping on Nick and kissing.
This is another pretty good scene, but it went on way too long for me. I like the aspect of Ian the janitor making his way around, but the scene just didnít quite gel for me when Julian magically appeared. The oral also seemed way too heavy for me, as the scene ran nearly forty minutes yet I donít think it had five minutes of fucking. Yes, there is some nice chemistry, but the oral was way too much for me and ended up losing me before the scene was half done.
|Scene 3 - Jeff Baron and Ricky Amman|
Finally, Jeff and Ricky take One Last Look Around and end up in the locker room. They take a little time to warm each other up with their tongue and fingers before Ricky bends Jeff over a chair and fucks him from behind. They donít let things end there, as Jeff brings Ricky home with him. They work each other over orally once again before Ricky gives it to Jeff from behind and missionary style. Finally, they lay next to each other and jerk off until Jeff pops. Iím not sure if I blinked and missed Rickyís pop or if it just wasnít there.
This is an okay scene to finish with. I like how it has a bit of a Ďromanticí feel by having Jeff bring Ricky home. From there, however, it seemed like the same scene as before. Yes, thereís a bit more fucking in it than in the previous scenes, but thatís about the only thing which separates it from other scenes.
If youíre looking for the softer side of gay porn, X-Pressed Desires is a great choice! Nearly everything about it goes for soft and pretty. Thereís a lot of oral rather than hard fucking, and sometimes the pop shots almost seem anticlimactic. The camera work is much the same way. It gently moves around to show whatís happening, but rarely focuses on the penetration. It focuses on capturing the men in the act instead of concentrating on capturing the act. As a straight guy checking out a little gay porn, this idea really worked for me. When Daddy Oohhh! started up they were supposed to be a studio making gay porn that was aimed at women, and it really shows here in these ways. To me, this seemed as much of a curse as it was a blessing, and I think will make Daddy Oohhh! a studio that people will either love or hate.
I can appreciate X-Pressed Desires for what it is, but I had quite a few problems with it. The oral was a bit much for me, as it seemed to make the scenes drag on forever, especially the middle scene which I wasnít sure would ever end. The ending to the scenes also appeared a bit weak as normally half the guys in the scene popping was a high number. The editing also lacked for me, as there were times when thirty seconds was a long take. I also didnít care for much of the camera work, as I like to see both the penetration and the reaction of the person getting fucked. Iím not sure I ever saw that here, and between that and the amount of oral X-Pressed Desires ended up a pretty piece of fluff that didnít quite satisfy me. Iím rating it as high as I am because I can appreciate what itís trying to do and think that it really is at least that well done even if it isnít for me. If it sounds like youíre thing, however, make sure to check it out as I think the people who like X-Pressed Desires will really love it.
The Extra StuffIn addition to weblinks and trailers for the rest of Daddy Oohhh!ís movies, thereís a behind the scenes featurette with outtakes which lasts about twelve minutes. After about four minutes of combined behind the scenes and outtakes, thereís a bonus scene entitled The Priest which features Nick Stone and a couple other guys. After the priest join them, a couple other guys join in as well. Not surprisingly, itís an all oral scene. If you liked the movie, youíll probably really like the bonus scene.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Gay, rimming, voyeurism, masturbation, group, rimming (male > male), tease, and spanking
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: 100%, and itís handled very nicely as a safety issue with the club
The Bottom Line:Currently, most Daddy Oohhh! DVDs can be found online for between $24 and $35, with only a couple stores offering them. Unless youíve seen something from Daddy Oohhh! before, Iíd suggest renting this one first. I think people will probably really get into it or be bored out of their skull. The technical aspects are lacking, but thereís some decent extra footage and a bonus scene in the extras to help out the overall DVD.
Note to Daddy Oohhh!: Although itís not quite for me, I can see what youíre trying to do and applaud you for it. I think a little work on your technical aspects would go a long way as I think it might drive away some people whoíd like your movies otherwise.
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