Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Review: Tristan Taormino's "Rough Sex
Since 2000’s “Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women” Tristan Taormino has distinguished herself as a bad-ass, feminist director showing women that porn can be hot. Her award winning titles, including “House of Ass” and the “Chemistry” series, portray hot actors having sex the way they want it with people they want to have sex with.
Her newest foray into smut, “Rough Sex,” breaks from her tradition of making movies that don’t include some of the more degrading features of typical gonzo porn: spitting, slapping, verbal insults, and other stuff that just isn’t hot to most women.
“Rough Sex” is all about those degrading elements of porn and how, for some women, they can be turn-ons.
The film has 5 scenes, and the first two are less “rough sex” than “rape fantasy.” If aggressive, nonconsensual sex your fantasy, then these scenes will definitely turn your crank but, if not, please don’t watch.
The last 3 scenes are much more fun and hot. In the first, Francesca is a neglected housewife who tops her powerful executive husband, Christian, with a scene that ends with her adorably yelling “I’m in charge and I want you to make me come!” And how.
“Caught,” featuring the gorgeous and talented “Chemistry” veteran Marie, portrays angry couple sex with some amazing camera work in front of a large mirrored closet.
The headline scene features crossover it-girl Sasha Grey and Danny, who looks like an indie rocker straight out of Austin. The scene is combative and rough, but definitely sexy.
Fans of Tristan’s work, which always features interviews with cast members so they can vocalize their desires and make it clear to (women) viewers that they are in porn by choice, would be well advised to avoid the first two scenes on this disc if they have any rape triggers. But the last 3 scenes are hot and worth watching.