Buck & Valentina & Boys & Girls

Girl/Boy 2

Ever since she started producing and directing porn, creating her own concepts and style, Dana Vespoli has been pushing boundaries. From lampooning the sharing economy with ScrewberX, shooting female-POV pegging scenes, and bringing fans into an intimate space with her Real Sex Diary series, Vespoli’s sexual imagination seems unbound by the accepted standards of the industry, the audience, or mainstream society at large. Her latest directorial effort is bound to confound and confuse many would-be fans, invite a whole new audience into the Evil Angel world, and arguably cement Valentina Nappi as the most mature, intelligent, and respectable pornstar currently working.

The sequel to Vespoli’s 2013 release Girl/Boy, a title which saw gender-bending, cross-dressing, and transsexualism playing a central role in the sordid affairs of Ms. Nappi, Manuel Ferrara, genderqueer performer Jiz Lee, and Vespoli herself, the upcoming Girl/Boy 2 pushes things even further into the muddled world of gender fluidity. Joining the returning Ms. Nappi and Jiz Lee are Marcus Dupree, Sovereign Syre, Venus Lux, and one of porn’s most controversial, challenging performers, Mr. Buck Angel.

A trans man, producer and director, acclaimed performer, and valiant defender of sexual freedom, Buck Angel has seen some crossover success with documentaries and television series focusing on his life and work. He has made very few appearances in genuine mainstream (read: mostly hetero) pornography, though, directors perhaps not knowing how to frame a man with genitalia usually regarded as female. Buck’s pussy doesn’t go to waste when paired with Nappi, one of the most enthusiastic fuckers of men, women, and trans people porn has seen in years, and they share mutual masturbation, they sixty-nine, they make-out passionately on the sofa.

Vespoli surely knew she was courting controversy with Girl/Boy 2 and pairing of Nappi and Angel. Already Nappi and Angel’s Instagram followers have started bitching and moaning about the pairing of a trans man and one of porn’s current breakout superstar women. Let ’em, say the performers involved, as they turn online complaints into a call to open-armed sexual and gender acceptance. This is brave, bold, original pornography, y’all, and that often seems to be relegated to low-level fetish sites and small-scale semi-pro studios. Seeing Vespoli, Nappi, Angel, and Evil Angel tackling such a risqué subject is about all the proof this reviewer needs that these are among the most vital voices in porn today.

Buttman’s Big Budget Lesbian Adventure

Sex brings people together, and I don’t just mean in a moist, mushy lump of entangled limbs: it really does bring people together, creating communities of like-minded practitioners, offering group safety to sexual minorities struggling to survive, and even matching pornographers with their muses, a meeting that creates even more possibilities for togetherness once it hits the retail and digital shelves. John Stagliano might not be an active adult performer anymore, but he’s still as tuned-in to today’s current crop of breakout sex stars. As if to prove this beyond a doubt, the director of the acclaimed Voracious series for his Evil Angel imprint has ventured once again into big budget porno territory to create a unique showcase of two of today’s most authentic performers.

Misha Cross and Samantha Bentley

Of the two leading ladies soon to be found adorning the cover of Hard In Love, Stagliano’s continental lesbian travelogue, Misha Cross is the newer name, the slighter physical presence, and the less mainstream-accessible one. Having appeared as not one, but three distinct prostitutes in Game of Thrones, it’s the British Samantha Bentley who takes top billing. And, speaking of billing, that’s a credit you don’t see earned by pornstars every day: Starring and Written by… An ambitious lesbian feature from a porno legend co-created by two of Europe’s most compelling, intelligent, self-assured performers (with appearances from Proxy Paige, Angel Long, and Jesse Volt, among others)? That’s certainly reason to prick up your ears and pay close attention.

Another reason is that Stagliano called in a few favors from friends to pull of this production, shooting in the private Budapest studio of Rocco Siffredi and at insomnia, a Berlin club that also hosted his Fashionistas Safado shoots. Creatively, he turned to Cross and Bentley. “I had the girls’ demented imagination to save me,” Stagliano told press. “As with so much of this movie, the ending was a surprise to me and my narrow male thinking.”

The first chapter of Hard In Love serves up four scenes to Evil Angel subscribers and is available there now, with Part 2 due to arrive June 6th.

Aubrey Star Goes Ultimate for Jules

Ultimate Fuck Toy Aubrey Star

Following previous starlet showcases centered on Alina Li, Abella Anderson, Amia Miley, and a select few others, porno maestro Jules Jordan has unleashed his latest Ultimate Fuck Toy opus and this one’s an instant fucking classic! Aubrey Star, a relatively new porno arrival some may’ve seen expanding her sexual horizons at Colette and X-Art, where she was until recently under exclusive contract, grabbed Jordan’s attention with her obvious enjoyment of her work, as well as her apparent desire to push her own physical and sexual boundaries onscreen.

Having already shot threesome, anal, orgy, and gangbang scenes – including an amazing pair for Tushy: Tennis Student Gets Anal Lesson and My Girlfriend and I Do Anal (with Cassidy Klein) – Jordan’s Ultimate Fuck Toy Aubrey Star sees the slim blonde shoot her “first” interracial scene (with Rico Strong), lets Jules bring in two different fellas, James Deen and Chris Strokes, to join him in filling Aubrey DP-style, then rounds it all out with an anal creampie from the legendary Manuel Ferrara. Oh, and it’s all dripping with lascivious detail in glorious, gobsmacking 4K Ultra High Definition video! Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?

Well here’s what’s bringing this particular porno critic some unsettling thoughts: Alina Li, Abella Anderson, and Amia Miley promptly celebrated their Ultimate Fuck Toy releases by either fully or semi-retiring. Will this be the fate of the captivating and extremely promising Aubrey Star, a woman whose career seems not to be reaching its peak but only just getting started.

Then there’s the other, much less significant, quibble: touting the scene with Rico Strong as her “first” interracial scene in questionable. Both X-Art and Colette feature scenes with Aubrey fucking black men, though usually joined by another woman – do these not count or was Jules simply the first to roll tape on Aubrey and a black man, waiting to complete his full-length feature before letting the proverbial pussy out of the bag? However you slice it, anyone into the visual splendor of black-meets-white (especially with someone as porcelain-pale as Ms. Star) now has a tidy handful of interracial interactions to enjoy, the latest of which trumps the rest in 4K resolution! (Cheers, Jules, for the format upgrade!)

Already on retail shelves and slowly making its way to Jules Jordan’s official membership site – scenes with Rico and Manuel are already online – Ultimate Fuck Toy Aubrey Star continues Jordan’s impressive run of nubile newbie showcases. Let’s just hope Aubrey doesn’t jump from her current career like a few of Jordan’s former Ultimate Fuck Toys.