“Welcome to Lust Cinema. Here you will find movies and scenes produced by Lust Films of Barcelona, an independent adult film production company that produces intimate, daring films that are not afraid to break taboos. Our productions, always directed by women, explore sexuality with courage and innovation, casting a fresh new light on the tired and monotonous world of adult entertainment.”
It is true, the world of adult entertainment – pornography – has become monotonous. It is always the same thing you see: the same acts, in the same order, with the same beginning and the same ending, the same camera positions, with the same stereotypical actors and the same ridiculous stories. If any. This is okay for the fast porn ‘Mac Donalds’ experience. Slowly but surely though, people want something different: something that does not get boring, something that inspires the imagination and maybe even triggers deeper sexual, intimate feelings than wanting to masturbate/have sex and get it over and done with asap. All in all, something that has a different effect altogether.
In the last ten to fifteen years, more and more women have started to produce erotic movies – especially for women – with the intention to fulfil this new demand. According to them, a more feminine point of view seems to be the solution. People who know me, know my feelings about ‘pornography for women’. In my opinion, there is no such thing as pornography for women, or pornography for men for that matter. There is simply pornography. Many women enjoy the hard-core stuff that is supposed to be male-orientated or even female-unfriendly, just as there are men who like the softer, supposedly female-orientated productions. It is a matter of individual taste.
To me the way people experience pornography in general has not so much to do with being a woman or a man. It has to do with the reason why people watch porn and if they watch it alone, or if they watch it together with their partners. When a couple decides to watch an adult movie together, making themselves all comfortable on the couch, with candle-light and a glass of wine, the goal usually differs from that of an individual who wants instant auto-gratification. In addition, emotions come into play. The pretty, willing-to-do-everything-babes, the XXL size cocks and endless stamina of the acters involved can make a person feel quite insecure towards his or her partner; the erotic, inspirational evening can therefore easily end up in a disaster instead of a sexy party for two that last till the wee small hours.
Erika Lust of Lust Cinema is, in my opinion, the only one who is capable of making erotic movies that are of high quality, have a very authentic feeling and show original though recognizable, i.o.w. realistic scenes, without them being too artistic, too soft or too female-orientated. She works with teasing camera positions, leaves out the distracting nonesense and shows sexy but normal people who really seem to enjoy themselves and each other. And even more important: her work appeals to both women and men. That is where the real challenge lies!
After having seen “Five Hot Stories for Her” and the short movie “Handcuffs” I could not wait for Erika’s next production. Now it is finally there: “Life, Love, Lust”.
The stories being told in “Life, Love, Lust” are basic, uncomplicated and have a very ‘this could be you and me’, real life feeling. There is hardly any conversation, the background music is contemporary, refreshing and not distracting, and the camera pays equal attention to both the female and the male performers. Speaking of the male performers: they both look yummie and are nothing like the stereotype male porn acters. The first one is definitely an eye-catcher for many women. The second guy is a total cutie that I would take home with me without hesitation :)
I also enjoyed the third story, in which a woman receives a tantra massage by another woman. Apart from it being sexy, it also shows intimicy and emotion. Very well done!
Other adult movie reviews:
Matinee and Headshot
Barcelona Sex Project
Five Hot Stories for Her
A & O Department
All About Anna