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Becoming Elsa: A Coming of Age Story

Becoming Elsa: A Coming of Age Story

Running Time 139 Min.
Director Ricky Greenwood
Company Sweetheart Video
Distribution Company Mile High Media
DVD Extras Behind the Scenes, Bonus Scenes, Interviews, Still Gallery(ies), Trailer(s)
Cast Charlotte Stokely, India Summer, Cherie DeVille, Ana Foxxx, Abella Danger, Elsa Jean, Jade Kush
Non-Sex Roles KB Havoc
Critical Rating AAAA 1/2
Genres All-Girl, Drama



Sweetheart presents a coming-of-age story of innocence lost and lust awakened, when young and inexperienced Elsa Jean arrives in Los Angeles, seeking a place she can be her true self as she starts college. Welcomed by her new landlord, gorgeous older woman India Summer, and two very devious roommates (Abella Danger and Jade Kush), Elsa is soon on a wild path of self-discovery with a sexy and elusive sidekick (Charlotte Stokely) that pulls her into new experiences and awakens her secret desire for women. Experience her powerful firsts while Becoming Elsa.


Once again exploring the sexual awakening of a beautiful blonde, director Ricky Greenwood has unveiled his second movie for Sweetheart Video. That’s welcome news for those who loved the AVN Award-nominated Confessions of a Sinful Nun, which starred Charlotte Stokely. But here the blonde in question is baby-faced college student Elsa Jean, and the environment she inhabits—a large house with a motherly landlady who rents rooms to students—definitely doesn’t demand celibacy.

Serving as writer, director and co-editor, Greenwood has created a delicate treat that is a must-see for fans of Elsa Jean. And those who aren’t yet familiar with the youthful sylph will be charmed after seeing this languid, beautifully shot movie.

A bit of a country bumpkin, Elsa rents a room from confident and sensual India (India Summer), and right away finds herself feeling alienated from housemates Kylie and Cassidy (Abella Danger and Jade Kush). Maybe it’s their lusty lovemaking or the way they roll their eyes over Elsa’s shy demeanor—but the effect leaves her lonely and wanting a friend: “Someone who will understand me. Someone who will make me feel alive.”

It’s pretty clear that someone is close by. Very soon, India is spending time with Elsa, telling her, “I did what you’re doing. I stayed at home. I buried myself in my studies. Of course I was on the honor roll, I made good grades, I had a good job, I made good money. But I was still the same lonely girl. Until I met Brianna.”

After a little game of Truth or Dare with all the housemates, Elsa experiences her first kiss, courtesy of a dare. Later that night Elsa muses in voiceover, “Before last night, I didn’t think someone would love me. I was about to give up. What’s the point of living if no one touches you? If no one wants you?”

The next day brings two visitors. The aforementioned Brianna (Cherie DeVille) makes slow and sensual love with India, while at the same time Elsa is visited by the mysterious Charlotte (Charlotte Stokely), a sexually confident beauty who lies down next to her as they bring themselves to orgasm listening to the passionate coupling in the next room. This is a slow, romantic scene, but it offers generous servings of tight close-ups for fans of girl/girl sex scenes.

The same can be said for all of the sexual liaisons, with each one striking a nice balance between providing emotional depth and narrative context on the one hand, and sexual heat on the other. And throughout there’s the excellent camerawork provided by director of photography James Avalon and cameraman Sal Genoa.

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