Nina Hartley is one of those living legends of porn. Any of us who grew up watching those golden films of the late seventies and early eighties probably has a few found memories of her mammories and her reputation as a sex starlet precedes her. As of late, she's taken to providing a series of instructional videos for those who want to learn more about spicing up their sex life – the focus this time? Spanking.
Scene 1 –: Nina Hartley, with some help from the lovely Kylie Ireland, gives a length dissertation on how and why spanking should work its way into bedrooms everywhere. Of course she makes the point that it needs to be consensual and that everyone involved in the spanking sessions needs to know each others limits, but once the common sense warning are out of the way she shows us, through demonstrations and diagrams, how and why a good whack on the ass can be a good time for men and women alike. While this isn't really a sex scene per say, it's far too scientific and clinical, it is interesting and I've got to admit that when Nina starts paddling away at Kylie perfectly shaped pale white ass, it's hard not to stand up and take notice. It also sets up the next two scenes perfectly…
-- sponsored by --
Scene 2 – Nina Hartley and Kylie Ireland: Here's where Nina and Kylie really get going. These two start with some kissing and some foreplay and soon Nina's letting her fingers walk through Kylie's lovely red haired nether regions, playing with her pussy ring and having a gay old time. Once she's got Kylie all warm and wet, she puts her over her knee and slaps away. Kylie, red and flushed now, returns some oral favors for Nina, then gets back on all fours for a paddling of epic proportions. Once that's done, Nina puts on a creepy looking red strap on and bangs Kylie silly up the ass while she uses a vibrator on herself at the same time. Good stuff. I can see why Nina chose Kylie as a spanking partner, as her ass is the stuff that dreams are made of. At least my dreams are. Yowza.
Scene 3 – Otto Bauer And Audrey Hollander: Audrey's all dolled up in a schoolgirl outfit, when Otto and his bad hair stroll in to find her breaking a few rules (she's diddling herself). He gets her skirt up and his pants down and after he fondles her ass for a bit he has her give him a blowjob. This leads way to him lying on the desk, her lying on top of him and him swatting at her backside with a ping-pong paddle. This is a pretty awkward looking position, but they seem to be having a good time making it work, so who am I to complain. After that he spreads her leg and pokes away at her snatch from various angles until it's time to use the back door. After he has his way with her corn hole, he pulls out and shoots into her mouth. While Otto is an odd looking guy Audrey is a gorgeous redhead with lots of enthusiasm for her work, which makes this scene pretty hot.
Shot on digital video, this fullframe image looks pretty good. The filmmakers lit the action properly, which makes all the difference in the world in regards to quality porn. Flesh tones look life like and natural (if a little red towards the end… ba-dump bump!) and while there is some mild edge enhancement and video noise present as well as the odd spot of mpeg compression, for the most part this disc looks just fine.
The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo sound is a little bit flat in the way that the dialogue is recorded but everything does come through clean and clear without any audible problems with hiss or distortion. Background music is mixed nicely against the dialogue and the foley sounds and there aren't any real problems with this average quality sound mix.
The matronly looking Miss Hartley is on hand for a videotaped interview on the subject of spanking. This segment runs for just under fifteen minutes and she talks about all manner of spanking related topics, how to incorporate it into one's sex life, etc..
Adam & Even has also included a bonus scene from the film Naughty Little Nymphs in which Joey Ray gives it to Allyson Chaynes after she walks in on him fucking a rubber blow up doll. She starts off giving him a hand job, then some much needed oral, and it's not too long after that that Mr. Ray slaps her down on the table and gives her what for. To wrap it all up, Allyson brings the blow up doll back into the act and fifteen minutes after it's all started, he wads all over her and her inflatable friend.
A behind the scenes feature is included, that incorporates bonus footage from Nina Hartley's Guide To Double Penetration. This segment is just under eighteen minutes in length and it gives us a look at what happens behind the camera in regards to prepping for an adult film shoot, some of the pre-production work that goes into it, and some of the after effects as well.
Rounding out the supplements are trailers for Return To The Edge, Tell Me What You Want #4, Camera Club, Dirty Little Devils, Hollywood Guru, Vortexxx, and Stripped: Carmen Luvana. There's also a still gallery in slideshow format that runs about three and a half minutes and an Adam & Eve weblink.
Nina Hartley's Guide To Spanking is part instructional film, part porno which makes for an interesting contrast. The set up makes way for the two steamy sex scenes and while more scenes would have been welcome, this disc could come in handy for those looking to introduce a little ass slapping hijinks into their bedroom fun. Recommended.