This 1971 hardcore film from director Freddie Williams stars two the seventies most recognizable stars, Harry Reems and the lovely Tina Russell. When the film begins, a woman narrates as she writes in her journal but this doesn't last long and before you know it the camera is taking us on a tour of the Times Square area, zooming in on the tits and asses of pretty much every attractive woman lucky enough to walk past its leering lens. We cut to the inside of a photography studio where an attractive blonde is on a mattress with two guys. A photographer (Tina Russell, who has been narrating) snaps shots of the threesome as the guys suck her tits and she gives them handjobs. Soon enough, the blonde gets fed up and walks off the set and the pretty brunette photographer takes over where she left off. She moves into a sixty-nine with one of the guys while the other licks her ass and gets stroked off. The one guy lays on his back and she rides him reverse cowgirl while guy number two licks her clit. The scene cuts in and out against shots of Tina masturbating in the shower remembering this moment in her life.
Next we see a blonde frantically trying to clean the mirrors in her room. She opens the door and a guy with a wicked afro and massive chops comes into the room in a stylish brown suit. They look at some magazines together and then she strips down to her birthday suit. She climbs on top and rides him and then she sits on his face for a bit. Just then there's a knock at the door and Harry Reems comes into the room. He starts sucking on her tits and she gives him a handjob. Reems gets her on all fours and fucks her from behind while she gives the guy with the giant afro a blowjob. She rides Harry reverse cowgirl style for a bit and the scene ends.
Tina's narration continues as she tells us about the time she had to shoot two chicks. We see an attractive dark haired girl lying on a bed fingering herself to a climax. A pretty blonde comes into the room and likes what she sees and so she joins in. A funk band plays a Led Zepplin cover in the background (big legged women ain't got no soul!) complete with heavy horns and wah-chicka-wah guitar, and the girls start making out. The blonde eats the brunette's pussy and then they move into a sixty-nine for a bit. Blondey breaks out a vibrator and uses it on her friend and then she returns the favor. From there we cut to the brunette giving head to a guy. She sucks his limp cock until it gets hard and then she rides him cowgirl style. He flips her over and fucks her missionary style for a little while until he comes.
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Tina's narration tells us how she finally got her act together and got a decent apartment. Her roommate decides to use 'get it into action' and then we cut to Tina and her dark haired roommate (dubbed Sharon at one point) sucking and fucking a pair of lucky guys. They fuck side by side and give one of the guys a pretty awesome double blowjob with Tina sucking his head while her friend works his balls. At one point Tina gets fucked from behind while sucking off the other guy, and then she trades places with her roommate who follows suit.
We cut to Tina, alone at a later point, in her room. She undresses and lies on the bed, masturbating in front of the mirrored closet. She works herself to a climax and looks really good doing it, then falls asleep. A man named Jim walks in and sees her there naked. He undresses and wakes her up by sucking her tits, rubbing her pussy and eating her out. He fingers her and they move into a sixty-nine and then he fucks her missionary style until he comes inside her pussy. We cut back to the journal writing thing for a bit as Tina tells us about how Jim later introduced her to his friends and how it was a night she'll never forget. Cut to a room full of seventies beatnik types smoking pot and playing with stuffed animals and listening to Sweet's Fox On The Run. An orgy breaks out as everyone fucks and sucks everyone else. One woman talks on the phone while she gets her pussy eaten and Tina spends most of her time giving head to the various dudes in this scene. It's starts with the girls taking care of the guys but soon gets more interactive as the girls wind up seemingly just as into one another as they are the various pricks being waved in their faces. It's a pretty long orgy scene, making up almost the last third of the movie. The film closes with Tina writing in her journal one last time, talking about how she's getting bored with her experiences and how she wants something with more class. It finishes with Tina massaging her ass and pussy from behind as we hear her calling SCREW magazine to place an ad in hopes of finding more kicks. A close up shot of a cock fucking her opens up to show her in the bedroom with two dudes and a chick.
Sensuous Vixens is a pretty solid early seventies entry that delivers some nice New York City location footage and some very healthy doses of steamy sex. Tina Russell is in very fine form here, looking beautiful throughout and performing with some pretty sincere enthusiasm. Top billed Harry Reems is only in the movie for a few minutes but it's fun to see him pop here without his trademark Deep Throat moustache. Russell's narration is campy and the soundtrack, made up of some pretty familiar numbers, is fantastic. The film's biggest flaw is that the sex scenes were obviously shot without live sound and the same guy makes the same 'ooo' noises over top of each scene, regardless of how many guys actually appear in it. It's possible this was put together from a bunch of loops and that the narration was added as an afterthought to give it some sort of context, but either way, it's entertaining enough and Tina Russell's fanbase will enjoy seeing her featured prominently.
This fullframe transfer, which appears to present the film in its original aspect ratio, looks very, very good for an old XXX film from 1971. There are some specks here and there as well as a moderate amount of grain but this looks to be a film sourced transfer and not a VHS or tape source. The colors are a bit faded and the darker scenes lose a fair bit of fine detail but aside from that, VCX has done a very good job here and amazingly enough, the feature is not bugged anywhere at all - hooray!
The Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack, dubbed into English, is a little muffled and not of the best quality, but again, it's taken from an older source so the limitations of the era's technology are going to be there when that's the case. Dialogue, or more specifically the narration, is pretty easy to understand, however, and the background music comes through reasonably clear. There aren't a lot of sound effects used in the film, mostly just some random moaning and groaning during the action scenes and these are handled just fine, as are the talkier bits of the movie - there's nothing to complain about here.
Four bonus scenes kick off the supplements, starting with Bad Girls II and features Ron Jeremy playing a cop who brings in a hot redhead played by Jaqueline Lorians. She lets him watch her masturbate and then they get it on. The next bonus scene is from Suzie Superstar and it stars Shauna Grant and Ron Jeremy. Shauna takes off her top and drops to her knees to give Ron head. She sucks him off for a while and he strokes off onto her ample and lovely cleavage. The next scene is from Eruption and features John Holmes getting a blowjob. The last scene is from Personal Services and John Holmes getting a blowjob from a cocktail waitress inside a tiki bar.
Rounding out the extras are trailers are a picture of the original box art, a slideshow featuring some production stills and glamour shots of the cast in action, and trailers for Pleasure Palace, Defiance, Odyssey and Tramp as well as some animated menus, scene selection and a web-link.
Sensuous Vixens was a nice surprise. The sex is plentiful and genuinely arousing, the film is fairly well shot and it gives Tina Russell plenty of screen time to do her thing and do it well. VCX's transfer is very good and while the extras won't blow your mind, the feature more than makes up for that and this disc comes highly recommended for fans of vintage porn.