My Reply to " Choke or Not to Choke"
Since Den and I last emailed the other, I will admit to not correcting the review but will by the time I finish this blog posting .Let me go into detail about what set Den off in the first place. Den and I have both reviewed the title from Vivid " Cry Wolf". Half way through the first scene Monique is teasing and belittling him . Marcos goes on the offensive at first. Monique thinks that he is just role playing and goes along with it at first then realizes that he isn't playing. There is a quick choking scene in the bathroom with Monique being sexually assaulted by Marco. I chose to use the politically correct terminology for those that might be offended by the word "Rape".
Den did not mention in his first review that there is a mock rape scene but goes on the defensive because I didn't mention the choking and he is totally against choking and drug use in porn citing a few cases of death from choking . I can fully understand his point of view and respect it. After the few emails back and forth he did correct his review and I graciously Thanked him for doing so. Den did not agree with my rating of the movie which is what caused this ruckus.
Ratings set aside , choking was his main issue with the movie . I have been reviewing porn for 2 years now and I know that there is a nitch for everyone from different kinds of fetishes to senior porn . Granted not everyone will watch the same kind of porn. If there wasn't something for everyone in porn would there be such a demand for it? Everyone has a different taste to what they enjoy. Today there are more women watching porn and giving their input to what they want to watch. Not everyone finds couple friendly titles enjoyable or can get off watching Gonzo. I'm not saying that one is better than the other or telling you what to watch.
But it seems that with Den which again I humbly respect his views he should stay clear of titles that offend him and his own personal views. But as a reviewer I wouldn't say that because one doesn't know what is in that title he or she is choosing to review. I may not know much about the adult industry as Den or how much they go into asking the female performers if they are willing to be apart of breathe play during the shoot. I am sure that Monique was asking about it beforehand. I'm curious though would so much of a fuss be made if the roles were reversed and it was a guy being choked?
Rape Scene From Vivid's Cry Wolf
Let's me get back the "rape scene".. Granted I am not a fan of any woman or man for that matter being abused in that way especially since I was raped by my best friends brother when I was 14. Does that make it easy for me to watch scenes like that.. No but I watched intently as Monique character brought forth all the emotions and fears I had as a teen. I don't consider myself a "victim" nor will I ever. I overcame all those fears and constant nightmares and became a much stronger person. Do I advocate rape in porn.. No.. But there are many that enjoy the fantasy of it and its the way I see it it's the thrill behind it that increases the stimulation sexually as with anything we do in life.
Again please don't take this wrong on how I see things. In my review I stated that Paul Thomas had a very strong and intertwining plot in which each of the performers brought to the table more than he asked for.
The bottom line is that there is something for everyone in porn and if you like something that gets you off then enjoy it! As for me.. I will stay in my little nitch of enjoying features , couple friendly titles and my favorites of all.. Fetish titles i.e... Bondage Thoughts and of course my love of Vampyres.. " The Wicked" !
Darkest of Greetings to All