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Truth About O, The

Studio: Adam & Eve » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 6/21/12

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

The Truth About O

Adam & Eve

Genre: BDSM, Feature

Director: Ernest Greene

Cast: Justine Jolie, Claire Adams, Krissy Lynn, Nat Turnher, Bobbi Starr, Danny Wylde, Jessie Andrews, Michael Vegas, Asa Akira, James Deen
Non-sex roles: Nina Hartley, Flor Celeste Gonzalez, Nick Anthony, Sony, Logan Summers, Emi Stone, Jenn Ramesy, Dirk Falcon, Joe Background, Shannon Poe

Length: 167:41 minutes

Claire Adams and Justine Jolie

Date of Production: 2011

Extras: There was a 27:43 minute long bonus scene from Pretty Tied Up between Skylar Price and Sascha as something fans might like. Then came a 49:33 minute long Behind the Scenes feature by Joseph Rockland, emphasizing interviews of the cast and director but also fleshing out some of the setting up of the sex scenes too. Then came 45:53 minutes of interviews by the lead performers, followed by a 13:38 minute interview by the director, a photogallery, some trailers, and spam. The double disc set was housed in a DVD case with a slipcover too.

Condoms: None

Krissy Lynn with Nat

Audio/Video Quality: The Truth About O was presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen as shot by cameraman Ralph Parfait for director Ernest Greene for Adam & Eve. The sexual trysts looked better than the previous volumes in the series in terms of their clarity, composition, and attention to detail while the feature elements seemed less impressive. The editing by Michael Kahn was choppy at times but given the quality of footage provided, he wove it together well enough. The bitrate was okay and there was enough care given to lighting, the overall effect being that fans of the series will like it better than the majority of BDSM themed material currently on the market. The audio was presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital using a 224 Kbps bitrate, the vocals handled in a mixed manner since the levels were not consistent. The music was minimalist but fitting and there was little ambient audio to get in the way of the production.

Bobbi Starr

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Body of Review: Ernest Greene is best known in porn for the many roles he has assumed in terms of advocacy, his relationship to Nina Hartley, and as a director of BDSM titles. His ties to Adam & Eve in the “O” series, each thematically linked to the classic novel, is now continued with The Truth About O, Bobbi Starr assuming the role of the world renowned subordinate. Whatever your personal take on the kink involved, the emphasis here was easily on the sex, including lots of rope bondage, the five scenes exploring things just deeply enough to serve newcomers in dabbling more than long term aficionados. I thought Bobbi Starr was great in the leading role due to her sensuality, looks, and overall ties to kinky sex, but some of the secondary squad and the writing left me a bit put off at times. Regardless, while this hardly compared to some of Bobbi’s own directorial works of the past year in terms of kink, the feature elements did help ease the viewer into the situations somewhat, Ernest proving he still provides strokable BDSM smut.

Jessie Andrews with Michael

The company website described the movie like this (beware the spoilers): “Exactly what is O doing back in her stunning slave uniform, serving as a hostess for the opening of a kinky nightclub under the direction of her mentor, Marie? Since her passionate reconciliation with Steven, she's been living a life of submissive bliss with the man of her dreams and wouldn't seem motivated to haunt a trolling spot for kinky people. In fact, she's there on a mission at Steven\'s command. She's passed every test of obedience he's put her to, but would she, can she, now go out and find a new slave to serve in their household by her side? Never one to refuse a dare, O has enlisted Marie in seeking out an ideal third partner amid the crowd of fascinated onlookers watching a spectacular bondage-sex performance stage by Madame Claire and Marie's personal playmate, the lovely redhead, Ashley. After preparing another of Marie's girls, blonde and beautiful Lola, for a session of servitude attending a visitor Master, O spots the breathtakingly beautiful Yvette in the crowd watching the show. Alas, Yvette is already property of Master Thomas. But he's young and inexperienced and Marie suggests that Yvette might soon be available again, especially with a bit of devious encouragement. Rather than trying to seduce Yvette away from Thomas, thus putting her loyalties to a test she might feel obligated to pass, O goes after Thomas, who proves easily had. Lured to O's bedroom, where she awaits him in bondage and ballet boots, Thomas experiences a degree of absolute surrender Yvette can never give him and without which, he will never be satisfied. He releases Yvette, just as O had hoped, but a further twist awaits when O returns to Steven's apartment to give him the good news. She finds Steven's brother Ray, her previous Master, enjoying himself with another of Marie's girls, the lissome Jillian, who quickly departs, duties complete, leaving the ex-lovers to resolve their unfinished business. Much to O's surprise, Ray has returned to pay off his debts to Steven and otherwise make amends, admitting to his heedless self-indulgence in the past and apologizing to O for having treated her so cavalierly. She finds herself once again attracted to him, but there's not time to act on her impulses. Ray must return to Europe and O must fulfill her mission. When Yvette comes to O's studio to pose for a series of electrifying images of Japanese-style rope bondage conceived by Claire, O's plans come to fruition. Not only is Yvette an eager and will acolyte for O, she's equally enthusiastic in offering herself to Steven when he appears on cue. In the electrifying three-way that follows, it becomes obvious that all three are perfectly suited to one another's tastes and needs and that O has once again triumphed in the face of the most demanding challenge. Never entirely predictable, however, O has one more surprise for Steven. He will have Yvette as his adoring slave, just the way O promised, but O may once more slip out of his grasp, if only temporarily, as she proves once again that no one really knows the Truth About O.” Here’s a very brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Asa Akira and Bobbi Starr with James

Scene One: Justine Jolie, a stunning little redhead with an all natural body, was up first as the toy of brunette Claire Adams. Claire tied her up and hoisted her in the air, kissing her charge and otherwise tasting her juices before flogging her and demanding oral reciprocation. There was face sitting and strap on dildo use, a mechanized toy deployed on Justine and a new set of ropes used toward the end of the interesting start.

The Extras

Scene Two: Krissy Lynn, an attractive blond with great curves, was up next in a blue satin corset as Bobbi cuffed her to a platform for Nat Turnher. After a brief warm up including a flogger and wand vibrator, Nat took over to eat her and otherwise enjoy himself as she slobbed his knob. The hummer was aggressive and led to several positions of generally passive vaginal sex, the man pulling out to douse her boobs and face with genetic juice while she was still in her outfit and unable to break free.

Skylar Price

Scene Three: Bobbi Starr, the cover cutie, was up next in a bedroom with moper Danny Wylde, her black lingerie complimented by her arms being tied behind her back and a glass anal plug worked deep inside her fine ass. She blew him and he gobbled her gash, lightly flogging Bobbi before fucking her pussy and ass. As she was tied up, the penetrative positions were passive; Bobbi forced to concentrate on the pleasure of the moment until he pulled out to unleash his spunk on her ripe rump.

Scene Four: Jessie Andrews, a fetching young lady in a revealing skintight fetish outfit, was up next in a study with Michael Vegas. He looked her over and she pleased him, laying across his lap so he could spank her reddening ass before he placed her on an ottoman to go down on her. Her hairy pubic mound was interesting and her overacting weakened it a bit but her freshness was a nice touch for the role at hand. Jessie than knelt before him to blow him, moving into an active vaginal ride complete with taste testing. A wand vibrator was then used on her clitoris while he porked her, the guy rubbing out a nut of population pudding on her bush before an ending kiss.

Scene Five: Asa Akira, a popular Asian extreme queen, was up last as Claire tied her up in some very awkward positions. Foxy Bobbi Starr took a series of pictures of the lady hanging around, Bobbi dressed in a revealing white outfit then kissing her once Claire was off set. Asa kissed Bobbi back and James Deen then used both of them; the ladies submitting to his flogging and orders in the well equipped dungeon. This included some suction machines and the ability to hang the ladies upside down, Bobbi blowing him with Asa giving some assistance though the gals went down on each other too. Asa then rimmed Bobbi while James drilled her pussy, Asa cumming when fucked in the ass while the ladies played. It was an interested and kinky scene, Bobbi not doing as much as I thought she would though James unloaded his wad of splooge all over the lead’s pussy and Asa’s ass (they were positioned to catch his ball batter nicely), the ending feature elements on the dry side.

Summary: The Truth About O by director Ernest Greene for Adam & Eve had an all star cast of attractive ladies participating in various forms of rope bondage, flogging, and other sensuous BDSM action so I rated it as Recommended. Big fans of the genre will probably think it falls into the “must have” genre, Bobbi Starr, Justine Joli, Asa Akira, and Jessie Andrews showing some ability at convincing action. In short, The Truth About O was among the bigger budget BDSM titles of the season so far, the relative lack of competitors serving it well in the upcoming awards season but it was not earth shattering in terms of the sex or the feature elements. Still, you could do far worse for adult entertainment, the company apparently in another transition phase given the titles they are releasing.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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