Director Stoney Curtis has an interesting sensibility that stands a bit apart in the present virtual porn lineup.
And, today we can chat slightly-abstract style because LethalHardcore VR has shown fundamental, technical competence: felicitous shot-framing (e.g. truncated missionary pictured below), tight positioning, a generally good optical experience, etc.
Thus, we can more broadly consider this studio’s uniqueness: and some interesting tangents inspired along the way.
So, as mentioned, the LHCVR product’s looking pretty good to my eyes.
And, additionally, I saw breakout camera bits in the Moka Mora release; I haven’t yet seen this studio duplicate the part I particularly liked: the section that—in respect to camera technique—set them apart.
I think in life you’re supposed to find the thing that you can do…in a way that others can’t…and, that’s the thing you’re supposed to do, man!
And, on a perhaps more practical level: 2019 is going to be a very Goddamn competitive year in the VR porn landscape. That’s a fact. I’ve gone over it in my mind, and there are simply more folks coming correct these days.
I don’t know this from data or research: but, common sense tells me that having some enticing, distinguishing aspects will help survival chances.
I don’t know, though. And, I don’t particularly care. I’m interested in high-quality work that imaginatively distinguishes itself.
And, ultimately, LHCVR is delivering an interesting, high-quality product that does, indeed, imaginatively distinguish itself. And, they can push that part harder, in my opinion.
I am tempted to talk about their pornographic Gestalt… and, that’s where we run a risk of sounding pretentious or just…full of it.
Pornographic Gestalt? Why you trying to sound fancy, man?
It’s the Goddamn inferiority complex, man!
See, here’s the thing.
A studio has sort of a unique fingerprint. It has a general method, a vibe, an overall look-and-feel that lets you quickly recognize their work. The work’s totality has sort of a distinct demeanor. And, that’s what I mean by pornographic Gestalt.
The pornographic Gestalt encompasses everything about the release: the lighting, casting choices, dialogue, hair-and-makeup, set, pauses, camera angles, colors, emotional quality…everything combined creating a sum that’s greater than its parts.
And, I’m tempted to say that the LHCVR pornographic Gestalt might have the most cerebral complexity—certainly the darkest—of the virtual porn studios I’ve considered (which is quite a few).
And, I’m using the expression cerebral complexity because the hornyness goes beyond just big boobie bouncers flopping cowgirl. There’s something more complicated going down…
These fellas have their own little trip going. A sorta creepy-sleazy horny hybrid that compels a fella to admit his libido ain’t a rational endeavor.
If a raincoat flasher sought refuge in his squalor before venturing forth for further degeneracy… you’d imagine him loading-up a LHCVR movie to recharge his brain battery.
And, while this type of content is most certainly found in 2D porn: I haven’t come across much in 3D.
The Porn Power Of The…. Power Imbalance
The fun starts with a power imbalance: a girl scout and old guy; probation officer with a begging, teen delinquent; dad and son’s girlfriend; dad and stepdaughter.
And, as I said of Tiffany’s movie, “The simple, little plot perfectly pits youthful vulnerability against an old man’s amoral libido.”
So, for porn actresses with dramatic chops: these monologues might be quite desirable.
In this recent effort—I’ll Do Anything To Avoid Going To Jail—starlet Kasey Miller begs her probation officer for leniency. Such fertile terrain!
And, another example of how a contextual relationship can be set-up without a time-consuming plot.
The Merits of Kasey’s Opening Minutes
The opening minutes feature Kasey pleading for her freedom. She quickly senses that her “young boobs” might be her best option. I would have liked it if that section were ten minutes and maybe even included the male actor’s dialogue.
There’s a convention to minimize everything about the male actor. And, it appears that non-POV scenes, for example, don’t do well in the marketplace. There ain’t no getting around that reality.
So, who knows...
But, as discussed earlier: this opening, unsavory and coercive aesthetic is the unique aspect that LHCVR brings to the headset.
Kudos to Kasey for her performance. And, kudos to Director Stoney for exploring this terrain.
And, the rest of the movie…the sexual section was shot quite well…but, I wonder if I’m alone in most enjoying the opening monologue. Am I alone there? Deep-down do I have the soul of a raincoat flasher? I don’t know… I just don’t know, man.