I love Courtney Trouble’s films overall. Speakeasy? Yes please. Seven Minutes in Heaven, her cross over lesbian/queer/girl-on-girl film? Hell yes!
So you can see how badly I wanted to review and of course love Lesbian Curves, one of her more recent films, featuring a plethora of hot, queer (lesbian, bi and queer to be specific) women with curves, aka, BBWs.
With a cast that includes well known porn stars Courtney Trouble herself, Sophia St. James, Kitty Stryker and Kelly Shibari, plus other folks I now like, such as Sandy Bottoms, Peppermint Fatty, Betty Blac and Eden Alexander, it was a great mix of women. I really really appreciated that Courtney’s vision of “plus size” women included women from the more traditionally shown size 14 and 16 to the more “super size BBW” who has just as much curves as you can imagine. Rather than getting slightly curvy women that still fit social norms, she really showcased the large diversity of plus sizes, showing off different sizes, various hair colors (including Kitty’s amazing red!) and a variety of racial backgrounds (most importantly in a non-tokenizing, non-racist way, which is hard to find in porn). This is something you find a lot in queer porn, but less so in cross over and main stream pornography, so it was refreshing to see that Courtney has held on to this important trait in her films.
As far as the film itself, I was a little disappointed. In her other films (both those she has directed and starred in), there is lots of hot, balls/ovaries to the wall queer sex. This felt a little more like it was girl-on-girl porn, frequented by straight men and baby dykes. The first scene featured Courtney Trouble and Sandy Bottoms in 50s style lingerie (adorable), matching sparkly heels (as noticed by my partner in porn-watching) and felt like Grease XXX. The music was cute to start, but then felt a little ridiculous, like the ice cream truck should be making an appearance, rather than a dildo. It was very cute to watch, but it didn’t really get my motor going.
The next scene was Sophia St James and Peppermint Fatty. Loved Sophia’s hot action with a strap-on harness, and loved how excited Peppermint Fatty was to get that action, but again, it felt a little designed for more of a mainstream porn audience. The music was a little funky, and while some of the shots were awesome, it felt a little contrived overall. Again, a cute scene, but nothing that really got me going.
My favorite scene was the third, with Eden Alexander and Kitty Stryker. First of all, Kitty’s earrings were absolutely stunning. Yes, a ridiculously femme thing to notice, but yet, they were gorgeous. I liked the fun playfulness of their interaction, and although the off center blindfold bothered me for a moment (don’t worry, they fixed it), I though that their sex scene seemed the most authentic and least scripted. However, the playful chattiness from Eden got to be a bit much by the end, and it wound up seeming as though she was narrating the scene, rather than getting off (“I’m going to come, I’m going to come soon, I’m coming…I’m still coming…etc”).
The last scene featured Kelly Shibari and Betty Blac. They both started out with hot outfits, and while Betty’s came off, Kelly’s stayed on the whole scene (in fact, she didn’t get any action in the scene — perhaps a bit of a stone femme?). Throughout the first bit of the scene, it seemed as though Betty was a little nervous, or even scared. I don’t know if it was her first time filming porn, or her first time with a woman, but she definitely seemed a little apprehensive about being there. Granted, that made for a fun adventure when she was introduced to the Hitachi Magic Wand, and she seemed to get a little more involved and engaged as it went on.
All in all, it was a decent movie, but it wasn’t anything as exciting as I had hoped for. I think it would be a great intro film for lesbians that want some femme-on-femme, curvalicious vanilla sex, or for a mainstream porn audience that wants girl-on-girl action starting real lesbians, queer and bisexual women. For more hardcore queer porn, check out this queer porn selection at Early to Bed.
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