Femme Distribution's second venture into exploring the intricacies of real life relationships is another innovative winner in their small but quality catalog of offerings. Although not as varied as its predecessor, Part 2 achieves a slow, steady, satisfying boil which sustains the viewer's attention (sexual and otherwise) with a combination of intellect and heat. Jennifer and Steve, the couple in question, are attractive, intelligent and well-spoken. The appeal here is not only the erotic action, but also the fact that they know what they like and tell you why they like it with a stark honesty. This is sex for contemplative souls, so raincoaters, forget it.
Steve is a 32 year old filmmaker, and Jennifer, a vivacious 25 year old stripper/academic with a master's degree in art history. He is brooding and pensive while she is a bubbly exhibitionist. The dance footage (and later, her masturbation sequence) is highly erotic and illustrates Jennifer's innocent, joyful approach to matters carnal, not to mention her handsomely waifish body — upturned natural breasts, full, bouncy buttocks, pretty, pink pussy. As the two describe the most intimate details of their relationship, their strong feelings for each other are evident. It's there in the soulful kisses, the heartfelt gazes. This is a tender, poignant portrait juxtaposed against images of hardcore sex — deep-throating, spanking, intense bondage, even anal sex. Wall-to-wall sex, wall-to-wall Steve and Jennifer. In the end, you might feel that you know them better than you know yourself.
Psycho-sexual forays like this appeal to the adult "Oprah" and "Geraldo" voyeuristic tendencies all too many of us possess but constantly deny. Perhaps this tape can teach us as well as turn us on. A refreshing change from the formula "five fuck scene" scenarios, Femme s Lovers series is the next wave in sexually explicit endeavors.
Yes, there are cum-splattered bellies, but the focus is on the moist, contorted faces and sincere emotions. It's a valiant effort to unearth how and why we fall in love, what arouses us and what it all means. A giant step for gender unification, intimately videographed with stark sets and even starker emotions. For those who dare to look past the penetration shots at what's inside.