Eon McKai understands something about
porn that many directors don't: male porn stars can be more than
disembodied penises. Of course, he understands a lot of other things,
too -- like how to satirize art school and how to cast cute ladies --
but his choice of male talent is one thing that stands out in On My Dirty Knees
The storyline, if you could call it that, is vague;
this is a film about "fucking your way out of your hometown." While one
scene is a real-life couple fucking, most of the film is about fucking
without love, for reasons ranging from fame to money. But these girls
aren't victims; they're powerful, persuasive women who know how to make
men bow down to them. In the form of fucking, of course.
first scene features real-life couple Andy
San Dimas and Vin Vericose. They begin by flirting on an overpass, then
steal away into a
wooded area for a fantastic, suck-heavy blowjob. The blowjob continues
in a different area, still outside, atop some lettered blocks. They
fuck in various positions on the blocks. The lighting is bright,
yet filled with shadows, giving the whole scene a very voyeuristic
feel. My favorite part of this scene: the sound of crickets.
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after an interlude, Violet Skye shows up at Dane Cross's apartment to
crash. Dane is so nerdy, so awkward, that I assumed he was a porn n00b;
turns out, he is already an established star, just really good at
playing a n00b. Violet and Dane engage in a hilarious and yet
completely realistic awkward conversation that is, ironically and
probably inadvertently, one of the best displays of acting I've seen in
porn. Dane challenges Violet to take off her clothes, then slides
his cock out of his jeans as she strips. I
was so entranced at this point in the film that, the first time I
watched it, I came the moment Dane finally began touching Violet.
my slight dismay, Violet and Dane quickly shed their awkwardness and
lapse into porno mode. Their interaction is still hot, just less
unique. They fuck in some interesting positions and lock eyes many
times. Dane's moaning, which is higher-pitched than stereotypical
man-grunting, is very sexy. Violet's moaning, on the other hand, is
next scene begins at a dark, loud party. Alex Gonz fondles Andy, then
they find a couch and Andy spreads her legs so Alex can bury his face
in her pussy. The lighting cycles through a variety of colors; the
music throbs; party-goers watch aimlessly from the sidelines. This is
the only instance of extended pussy licking in the film, unfortunately.
Andy overplays it a bit, but Alex really goes for the gold.
and Alex escape the party and find their way into a bathroom. Both of
them let their lustful tendencies take over, feverishly going at each other, eventually
sweating profusely. I wasn't sure whether to be aroused or disturbed by
Andy's choke-centric blowjobs; she makes a sour, pained face when
she gags. This scene wasn't my favorite; it felt detached in a kind-of
empty way, and Andy's moaning grated on me. Nonetheless, there is
something to be said for animal lust, wet hair, and fucking standing
The fourth scene is the only one with a title: Micro Fame Fucker
Violet shows up at the nicely-decorated apartment of Daniel, a
non-specific "artist" whom Violet admires. More deliciously awkward
conversation ensues, then they launch into a make out session. Violet
kneels in front of Daniel on the bed and gives an excellent blowjob,
then they fuck.
in Violet's other scene, her moaning here is nothing special; but the
scene is saved by Daniel's hotness and Eon's excellent camerawork and
editing. There were a few missed opportunities that bothered me --
specifically, for a brief moment, there's a shot of Daniel briskly
fingering Violet. I really, really
wanted to see more of that, but I never did.
final scene is a bit of a departure from the scenes before it. In this
scene, Andy meets with some porno dude (Alec Knight), and promptly puts
on a show for him and his video camera. Basically, she acts like the
whore/nympho stereotype of porno chicks, complete with baby-talk. The
scene vacillates between Eon's regular shots and the lower-quality
shots from Alec's camera, which surprisingly worked for me -- I
actually enjoyed the lower-quality shots, as they matched the
rawness of the action.
Andy licks and sucks Alec's cock through his
jeans and rolls around on the floor playing with her pussy. A lot of
time is spent giving Alec a blowjob, and while I appreciate Andy's
skills, I was a bit tired of blowjobs by this point in the film. They eventually fuck with Andy on a cow-spotted chair, but not for very long.
There was something both horrifying and arousing about this scene. I
felt dirty for enjoying it, but in a good way. Eon does a magnificent job of
taking the stereotypical girl-performs-for-dude porno trope and using its inherent creepiness to enhance the scene.
McKai's penchant for beautiful and artistic footage and editing is
showcased mostly between scenes. His editing during the scenes is more
subtle, but definitely adds pace. He also has quite the eye for unique
camera angles. The only thing I didn't like was when he cut in the
middle of moaning.
Unsurprisingly, On My Dirty Knees
is pretty awesome. Eon's deft camerawork makes for interesting and hot
shots that simply don't exist in the average porno. The desaturated
coloring of the scenes, coupled with the lighting, adds a certain
rawness to the action -- there is no airbrushing here.
On My Dirty Knees
is at its
best during blowjobs, as both Violet Skye and Andy San Dimas are
fabulous at sucking cock. I would have appreciated more pussy licking
to even things out, as well as more variety in the moans of the ladies
(that's kind-of a weird thing to criticize, but for an alt film, I was
expecting more dirty talk). Nonetheless, Eon is spot-on with his
scenery, dialogue, and choice of attractive dudes, making for a
great and hot film -- no matter which nitpicky elements are missing.