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Diary Of Love

Studio: Smash Pictures » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 8/23/12

XCritic's Advice: Recommended

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Diary of Love

Smash Pictures

Genre: Feature, Parody

Director: Jim Powers

Cast: Lily LaBeau, Logan Pierce, Presley Hart, Richie Calhoun, Lia Lor, Kimberly Kane, Johnny Castle
Non-sex roles: Nikki Charm, Destini Child, Kyle Stone, Max Drexel


Length: 127:05 minutes (full version); 71:09 minutes (sex only version)

Date of Production: 5/22/2012, 5/23/2012, 5/24/2012, 3/21/2012, 3/29/2012

Extras: The best extra was the 38:06 minute long Behind the Scenes feature. Once again, it consisted of interviews of the ladies and them masturbating; some minor additional footage included as well. This was followed by a photogallery, some trailers, and a website link.

Condoms: None

The Extras

Audio/Video Quality: Diary of Love was presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Jim Powers for Smash Pictures. The lighting was good in each scene, varying to meet the needs of the story rather than just applied generically as is common in adult features. The editing by Hollywood Max was well done too, the cuts made to meet the story rather than using whatever footage was given being slapped together without thought. The composition of the camera angles provided a solid mix of shots too, a lot of location shots and what appeared to be green screen effects used to propel the feature aspects of the show. The audio was presented in a standard 2.0 Dolby Digital, 192 Kbps, the musical portions of the movie were mixed with the vocals nicely, few ambient sounds provided to give the scenes depth but ambitious sound is rare in porn features these days, the overall effect of the technical qualities being that they worked at making the story work better rather than just imitate the mainstream feature the show was based on.

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Body of Review: Jim Powers may well be associated with some of the nastiest hardcore smut in existence but his recent work for Smash Pictures has shown he is also well suited for making features designed for couples too. His latest title along those lines sent for review is called Diary of Love, a pornified version of the mainstream chick flick, “The Notebook”. Given the sheer number of companies releasing what amount to romance porn features of late, it is no surprise that Smash throws a hat in the ring as well, their previous efforts virtually always suitable for those not as acclimated to modern porn as much as this jaded old porn hound. Of interest here was the way the show seemed to be a showcase for lovely Presley Hart, ladies such as Kimberly Kane, Lia Lor, and Lily LaBeau also welcome additions to the movie though not as central to the production. I’m not going to ruin the entertainment value by detailing the story elements, just keep in mind that half the movie was devoted to the feature so raincoaters might not be as enthused this time. The back cover described the movie like this: “When Ally (Presley Hart) and Noah (Richie Calhoun) get together as a summer fling it quickly sprouts into true love. Unfortunately Ally's rich upper class parents feel Noah is not suitable for their daughter and immediately put the kibosh on the blossoming romance. Seven years later the two meet again and quickly realize the old flame still burns bright. Ally is now faced with the dilemma of marrying a man her family approves of or going back with her one true love.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Scene One: Lily LaBeau, an attractive young lady with a body built for speed, was up first on a picnic with Logan Pierce, the couple enjoying a warm summer day in a field together. They slowly removed their clothing and did so in a sensual manner, a lot of necking leading to a long trail of kisses for her to arrive at his pecker. Lily teased him orally, the small kisses and licks exciting him before she ever engulfed his rod (though she kept solid eye contact). Like a gentleman, he held her hair as she slobbed his knob, the manner in which she savored the penis working to enhance it much like her hand to gland combat increased the friction. Logan than gobbled her gash briefly, far too briefly in fact, before vaginally boning her hairy snatch, the two providing a good performance as she became more active as she found him hitting her sweet spot. Lily looked great in motion and the outside setting was a nice touch for a romantic porno, his nut of splooge gracing her crotch by his hand.

Scene Two: Presley Hart, the hotty featured on the front cover, was up next as she kissed studly Johnny Castle, his hands roaming her body as she purred in appreciation for his kisses on mouth and neck. They looked good together and the slow pace of the tryst allowed them to provide the kind of glances I associate with chemistry, Johnny working his way down her torso to get her some head before she took care of his pecker. Presley coyly licked his penis during her turn at bat, gently holding his rod as her tongue gave him great pleasure. She focused her oral efforts on the top few inches of his cock rather than give him a super porno blowjob, her pretty looks making up for it a little but still holding it back for me (my GF thought it was okay but told me she could provide Presley with a lot of pointers). That led to a handful of passive vaginal positions in bed, her all natural breasts swaying to the beat of Johnny’s thrusting member. Her eye contact during the penetration portion of the tryst was not as good as I’d hoped, the wad of genetic juice tossed off all over her torso (my GF suggested this type of ending in “romance” porn is holding it back, she’d kick me in the nuts if I tried that).

Scene Three: Lia Lor, Kimberly Kane, and Richie Calhoun were up next in bed as the war widows sought comfort in his arms. The ladies were dressed in colorful bikini underwear, kissing him and caressing his body as he returned their affectionate touches. The ladies slowly explored his body by pulling out his cock, the growing bulge indicative of his degree of appreciation for their efforts on each other. The ladies gave each other some oral and manual attention but seemed to center their efforts on him, the gals soon taking turns blowing him as his hands felt them up. The ladies then provided him with some wet pussy to bone, Kimberly’s hairy twat followed by Lia’s more trimmed pubic mound. The oral and vaginal work continued until their playful antics drained his balls dry of population pudding, the ball batter flying all over the trio as a result.

Scene Four: Presley Hart, having provided the requisite kissing in the rain (a standard romantic move I’m told) with Richie Calhoun, the couple pulled off their clothing and jumped in bed. The initial energy was very solid and if they had kept it up the scene would have rocked but the duo went to vaginal boning where he did the majority of the work, the over the top moaning pulling me out of the moment. I liked the way her ass cheeks rippled ever so slightly when she was on top of him in the cowgirl position, the passive riding punctuated by some decent blowjob material before the visually appealing doggy position pushed him to the limit, the missionary resulting in the now standard crotch pop of spunk on her lower stomach.

Summary: Diary of Love by director Jim Powers for Smash Pictures was a pleasant little feature based on a chick flick (“The Notebook”) that I endured quite some time back. Noting that any porno is going to reflect the budgets given and all the other aspects of modern porn, this was definitely an entertaining piece of work. Presley Hart was cute enough for the role but left me hanging too much when it came to the action, the feature elements of the movie certainly more central to the experience this time than in most such releases. I rated it as a very respectable Recommended based at least as much on the feature aspects of the movie as the sexual trysts, a few small touches needed to make the show work as well as it could compared to similar efforts by the competition. In short, Diary of Love should appeal to couples wanting more than a few bridging feature scenes hooking the sex together, the story helping make some of the sex work better. For those in the market for passionate pounding and harder action, you can find better at the company but give this one a look all the same for some fun times.

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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