Originally written January 5, 2018:
Last updated February 22, 2019
A year later, I still agree with the ideas here, but the VR porn landscape is a bit more complicated these days.
LHCVR has shown little glimpses of creative greatness—and, an intriguing uniqueness at times. They have an upcoming Christie Stevens JOI release. And, amazingly, imo, not a single VR porn release has successfully delivered what JOI VR is capable of delivering! I believe LHCVR will be the studio to do it.
In the case of WhorecraftVR releases, they can be a bit hit-or-miss (even within the same movie), but when WCVR nails it…man, they nail it good and proper: evidenced by their Nina release, which was my favorite VR porn of 2018…
I’m very interested to see what WhoreCraftVR does this year. I think they have the potential to emerge as the horniest (it’s the costumes that get me!)
Concerning Wankz/Milf, I’ve come to realize that the consumer majority will quite likely enjoy the narratives and general packaging. And, if it’s not your cup of cocoa, it doesn’t matter much because concerning the optics, as I discussed recently, there’s not much fault to be found with the delivery. As I said in Kiara Cole’s Wankz movie, “The summary here is that these shots are being framed-up correctly. Pretty much all of them…”
Concerning VR Bangers, keep your eyes on this one during 2019. I’ve predicted that by year’s end, a whole lot of people will have changed their thoughts about this studio. Update: This is already happening following their Christiana Cinn release. Fantastic stuff!
CVR is always first-rate and willing to try new things, and with the launch of their VR Intimacy dedicated face fetish studio: this is going to be interesting. I watched Czech VR Fetish 168 (latex one with Anna de Ville) and 263 Stacy Cruz…and, CVR is still putting new little spins on things…in those releases, in particular, there’s some subtle little camera twists in the extended missionary sections etc. But, I do still maintain that in February 2019 this is no longer a CVR vs. WVR debate. (And, I should also add if you’re willing to include solo gal VR in the discussion…we’re seeing some very competitive bits from both StasyQVR and Stripz.)
I think that some of the cosplay/fantasy stuff that you get with WhoreCraft, in particular, and Bangers (to a lesser extent) actually decreases the importance of what I call the authenticity factor and creates apples-and-oranges type comparisons. (And, of course, when you add Stripz and Stasy in the mix, you get into bananas-and-tangerines territory.) Update: And, concerning solo gal, I’m enjoying some stuff from the new ZexyVR outfit.
A lot of people presently haven’t caught on about LethalHardcore/Whorecraft and VR Bangers. They will.
But, the general VR porn landscape isn’t as easy to summarize these days. It’s gotten much more interesting. This is again a very good period for VR porn. There was most definitely a rut that went on for a while, but that’s over. And, if a daring little indie outfit jumps in and brings the optics correct while willing to take genuine creative chances…or, one single huge project, such as Brazzers, enters and executes correctly…then, things will be extremely interesting…
The January 2018 original article follows below:
If you have a short attention span, I bear you no ill will in saying, this one might not be for you, my friend.
All right, friends, so this piece began today intending to discuss CzechVR’s aptly-titled release, Heavenly Pussies.
And, I had included the type of comedy fails that keep you coming back, e.g. “These Czech boys got some titular talents, man!”
And, while writing, something fairly common happened: the focus shifted.
Despite my original intentions, the piece had organically become a comparison between CzechVR and WankzVR.
Both studios produce spectacular virtual porn using significantly different approaches.
And, when I say spectacular, I really mean that. In various articles I’ve sincerely raved about the work from both of these studios.
So, it’s understandable—almost inevitable—how the discussion went that direction.
However, if I’m being honest, I don’t like this clickbait-spirit-of-the-times __________ vs. _______________ approach.
If there’s one thing I find repugnant it’s a Goddamn con artist.
And, here’s the other thing: I’m a guy who often believes that there is no absolute best in anything. And, that’s how these sensationalized pieces generally go: #____ Reasons why ____________ is better than ___________ .
Here’s my thought: there’s something that’s best for you.
Here’s something else to consider about these VR porn comparisons…
They’re Snapshots in Time
Time functions weird-style in virtual porn land.
At one point, the discussion here (and elsewhere) constantly compared Naughty America VR, Virtual Real Porn and BaDoinkVR. That went on for a while. And, when BaDoink had their camera improvements, I generally cast my vote for them. It was a moment in time, man! And, it’s been over for a long while…
The other studios improved. I watched.
Presently, I think the CzechVR/WankzVR juxtaposition is interesting to write about. I mean…I’d rather be drunk clanking dice in one hand with $500,000 of chips in the other; while a statuesque Goddess in heels hands me a martini with violet light refracting from its sparkling rim…but, um…yea, if I can’t be with the statue Goddess, and…yea, nevermind, still not funny…
FindVRporn.com attempts to objectively consider movies and evaluate what type of consumer desires will happily match the work.
But, there ain’t no way around me, individually, having my own opinion/preferences: what exercise guru Richard Simmons has referred to as the alienated individual’s unique sense of the outrageously horny.
Not even close to being funny…
And, sometimes it’s best to just explicitly state your opinion so ain’t nobody getting mislead.
If a dude wants heterosexual VR porn, you can choose either studio and be fully happy-fappy. Honestly, you can’t go wrong either way. And, if you got extra cash, get both.
Okay, so people always are going to ask you, “Which one’s best?”
That’s a natural human question, but in this case, there is no correct answer.
I’m willing to say this…
My opinion on January 5, 2018 is that the Czech style just kind of resonates a bit more with my individual sense of horny aesthetic…I ain’t saying it’s better…I’m just saying it sort of syncs with my personal erotic sense a bit more.
And, in the next breath I’d say that I could easily imagine someone making an argument for WankzVR, Virtual Real Porn, Yanks VR, Virtual Real Gay or another studio.
But, why do I say this about CzechVR’s porn horny? How did I reach that conclusion about their porn horny? Why do I keep using the stupid expression porn horny?
Well, if you’re really interested, you can read the article from yesterday about how they shot the missionary footage (hoverface style). But, that’s just a small piece of it…and, to be fair, I’ve also written extensively about fantastic camera perspectives by Team Wankz. So, there’s something here beyond the technical excellence that both studios possess.
What is the VR porn horny Gestalt?
To answer comprehensively: there’s really a VR porn horny Gestalt. That’s to say, a lot of individual factors combine to form a whole greater than the part’s sum.
That’s the main reason I’m linking to this article. Very few people give a fuck. I don’t care.
I still want to emphasize the point that when trying to explain why something really works: it can be difficult, because the end product is often greater than the sum of its parts.
Maybe I should have just left well enough alone.
And, because my brain doesn’t work properly, this is why I started putting pieces together in the FindVRporn.com VR Porn Standards Project.
I wanted to see, among other things, what amount of subjectivity could be removed from these judgments. But, it’s really impossible because I’m still proclaiming what I want to see with positioning…what I think makes a great porn actress, etc.
So, as I’ve been saying, there just ain’t never no way around these judgments being opinion. And, anyone who expresses his opinion as fact should be avoided.
What are some of the parts?
The performers: that’s huge. The other big thing is positioning of cameras/bodies. And, another huge piece is the technological competence.
If you watch the virtual porns from WankzVR, VR Bangers, Virtual Real Porn, Lethal Hardcore, Virtual Taboo, Reality Lovers (and others), you’ll readily see that they’re all quite skillful. You’ll quickly conclude that these are first-rate professional operations.
I’m just being honest with you. Those studios put out totally legit movies that are worth the money.
So, what is it about CzechVR that sets them apart for me?
As hinted earlier, it has a lot to do with this really rather intangible idea of authenticity.
It’s difficult to say what authenticity means, but just like Brooke Baldwin’s captivatingly stoic stare: you know it when you see it!
The best you can say is something like, “It feels real.”
But, there’s much more to it that can become difficult to discuss. For instance, this is why I felt compelled to write out The Authenticity Component.
All right, so I’m going to quote a relevant chunk from that article:
…So, it should be unsurprising that virtual porn…a medium which by its very nature celebrates realism (VR does stand for virtual reality)…that authenticity would shine like a million suns.
…Simply put: in VR porn the woman’s authenticity is everything.
All things being equal: That single factor can make the difference between a mediocre release and FindVRporn.com’s VR Porn Movie Of The Year.
…And, I think there’s dozens of barely tangible factors which combine to create VR porn’s authenticity Gestalt. You know, the camera must be close to the woman’s face. There’s the eye contact: but, there’s also that minuscule eye magic that you can’t explain, but when it’s there, everyone sees it.
There’s the realistic moaning/sounds: and, we’ve read complaints about fake moaning…people don’t want that. Ain’t nobody ever said, “It was a good porn movie, but the moaning just wan’t quite fake enough.”
There’s the physical execution of sexual sequences and whether or not a horny-desperation is conveyed.
And, as I keep suggesting, there’s the stuff you can’t put into words.
And, a lot of this does hinge upon stuff that’s difficult to put into words.
I thought about this some more…
And, I also can’t help but wonder if it might be the amateur performers; the sense of the anonymous; simple, no-frills sets; lack of cliche porn set-ups; really lack of any narrative in most cases; the solo casting efforts with “regular gals”…I have to think that all of these things help to create the sense of realness I’m trying hard to describe. Those are some of the more tangible factors I can name.
And, it doesn’t hurt that the video clarity is excellent and the camera placement is so often creatively-horny. These two characteristics, of course, are shared by Wankz also.
So, if this authenticity perspective leads me to Czech: you can see it’s subjective, individual preferences that have final say.
I mean, in final analysis, I’d say, “The Czech stuff feels authentic to me. You watch the movies and there’s just a feeling of realness.”
And, even after all these paragraphs, it’s still hard to say what that means! But, it means something, man! Just because it’s hard to explain don’t mean it ain’t real!
But, that raises a few final questions:
1. Who’s to say my thoughts about authenticity apply to anyone else?
2. Who’s to say that authenticity should be the gold standard in the first place? Some people love losing themselves in role-playing type fantasy! Fantasy, in some ways, is the other side of that same coin.
This is all true. That’s why I say there’s no right or wrong to these discussions.
The choice is yours:Take Me To WankzVR! No, Take Me To CzechVR instead!