XCONFESSIONS from critically acclaimed independent erotic film director Erika Lust. Lust has taken on the ambitious but admirable mission of creating an artful, feminist alternative to mainstream porn. Building on the success and arousing originality of films such as Cabaret Desire and Life Love Lust, her latest work takes her “Good Porn Revolution” to the next level. The ten short films included in XCONFESSIONS are a result of an internet based project (link includes explicit material) created to invite the public to post their own sexual confessions. The result is a collection of incredibly diverse, refreshingly creative scenes of real people’s sexual fantasies. What could be hotter than a little audience participation?
Some shorts are playful and downright fun; in “Sadistic Trainer,” an overworked workout class ties up their mean instructor and throws themselves into a vengeful, orgasm-filled orgy around him. Others are more serious and artsy, such as the dreamlike portrayal of one man’s continued obsession with an ex, or a woman’s first time with another female. Edgier scenarios include bondage, close-ups of female squirting, and strap-on sex.
The actors are young, hip heterosexual couples with realistic bodies. Each piece builds with low-key indie music and minimal-to-no dialog, often quieting once things heat up so you can hear the genuine sounds of men and women experiencing and giving pleasure. XCONFESSIONS is perfect for those who are dissatisfied (or just plain bored) with mainstream porn and want to check out something that feels experimental and racy, but still well-done and relatable. We have a feeling you’ll find the sexy entertainment and inspiration you’re looking for with this selection.
DVD includes a booklet of 10 card stock postcards with images from the shorts and the original sex confession that inspired each film.