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Family That Lays Together, The

Studio: Digital Sin » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 12/2/13

XCritic's Advice: Recommended


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The Family That Lays Together

Digital Sin/Tabu Tales

Genre: Drama, Erotic

Director/Writer: Jacky St. James


Cast: Jenna J. Ross, Xander Corvus, Bailey Blue, Alec Knight, Maddy O’Reilly, Mark Wood, Vanilla Deville, Brad Tyler
Non-sex role: Tyler Nixon

Length: 123:34 minutes

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Date of Production: 2013


Extras: The best extra was the 24:35 minute long Behind the Scenes feature. There was then a sex act menu, a photogallery, some trailers, spam and company information.

Condoms: None

Audio/Video Quality: The Family That Lays Together was presented in anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Jacky St. James for Digital Sin under her new Tabu Tales line. The director of photography was Eddie Powell, no surprise there, an acknowledged expert in the field with very few peers in terms of quality production work, their collaborations together considered some of the very best the industry has to offer. Unlike a recent competitor’s title touching on a few of the same themes, this one was much more reminiscent of the classic “Taboo” series starring Kay Parker though with all the modern upgrades in cinematography. It was clear that a lot of work went into the movie and it looked really good, the editing by Gabrielle Anex and lighting helping a bunch. There was a company watermark in the lower right corner of the screen but it was very light and unobtrusive so few should complain. The aural components were well done too, the quality of the stereo English presentation combining clear vocals, appropriate ambient sounds, and a mixture of well handled musical pieces to work really well.

Body of Review: Jacky St. James and her work with Eddie Powell at Digital Sin, is currently poised to win numerous awards and nominations. Their latest collaboration in the “Tabu Tales” line is called The Family That Lays Together. Each of the four scenes centered on step family trysts where both consenting partners relished the impromptu encounters, the sex flowing naturally out of every day events. Of note was the age appropriateness of the couplings, no stretches of the imagination needed here as is all too often the case elsewhere, and the personal chemistry of the couplings; the believability of the encounters such that the company placed a disclaimer on the front of the credits.


The back cover described the movie like this: “Forbidden attractions become illicit affairs for The Family that Lays Together. Resistance gives way to temptation when a man is left at home with a sexually manipulative stepdaughter who is determined to seduce him. Hidden passions ignite when a young woman with a skill for deep throating takes on her well-endowed stepbrother. After his mother falls ill, a woman's obsession with becoming her stepfather's wife gives way to a twisted, illicit arrangement. When a young man discovers a collection of incestuous stories on his stepmother's computer, their volatile relationship quickly turns into a steamy affair. The Family That Lays Together -- Sometimes it's best to keep things between family.” Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:


Scene One: Tied Up And Twisted: Jenna J. Ross, a cute brunette with pigtails and an artistic look to her, was up first as she rescued Xander Corvus from a pair of handcuffs he was locked into. As his stepsister, it could have gone another way but she fished the key out of his underwear without fussing, later thinking to herself about how she’d like to throat his pecker. When they spoke of it, he seemed flustered but she pressed him and that resulted in her slobbing his knob quite capably with a lot of messy saliva and some hand to gland friction. Rather than approach the task like one of the many dilettantes in porn, she truly throated him and left streamers everywhere, the gal adoring the cock though yielding when he pulled her up for a kiss and to bend her over the countertop to vaginally pound. She whispered how much she wanted him inside her and their clothing slowly flew off, the guy gobbling her gash between positions as she reveled in the waves of pleasure he provided her. She kept superior eye contact and was an active rider too, both of them giving more oral before he bust a nut of genetic juice into her welcoming mouth, the baby batter savored as she played coy about the whole thing.


Scene Two: When The Cat’s Away: Bailey Blue, a perky blond with a lean body, was up next as she peeled off her street clothing to sunbath in her skimpy bikini in front of moper Alec Knight (the couple on the front cover). This was another step relationship, perhaps the only level of family tryst reputable companies will touch, the guy nursing a beer before the scene advanced to her getting ready in the shower. She looked hot and he pretended not to look but given the quality of the gash, there was no way he avoided a peek, the gal later jumping on him in bed at night. As mom was away, she felt emboldened to climb into bed and start licking him, waking him up to see him provide the lightest of token resistance to her advances. She pulled his pajamas down and started power sucking his pecker, making a bunch of noise as she worked his cock into her mouth with only a tad of hand friction. She moved up to kiss the bearded man and soon went back to blowing him, Alec devouring her pussy and ass in a way that drove her wild (but not outrageously loud and silly like those who equate that method with getting off). He easily slid his fingers inside her as he gobbled gash too, some moderately active vaginal fucking with additional oral leading to his letting loose the population pudding all over her firm young ass.


Scene Three: The Surrogate Wife: Maddy O’Reilly, a sexy hotty well known to fans, was up next as she assumed all sorts of duties to take care of her sick mother. Stepdad Mark Wood gave her a lot of responsibility and over time, she grew to want even more, hinting at wanting the physical enjoyment of the relationship as well. After an appropriate amount of guilt trip time, Mark gave in to her advances, joining her in the shower to explore this new part of their relationship since his wife was barely alive (what a charmer, yes?). She was surprised but already naked and covered in water, the couple kissing before taking turns going down on each other and vaginally fucking in a variety of positions. The editing was interesting here, the camera angles apparently limited due to the freely flowing water and size of the bathroom, but it worked well even if there were too few butt shots of Maddy. She nuzzled his nuts and pushed back to meet his thrusting cock, a look of desire on her face as the couple enjoyed their time together. The ending wad of spunk went to her mouth too, the gal not swallowing all the ball batter but not hating it either.


Scene Four: Afternoon Delight: Vanilla Deville, an older brunette with some fine curves, was up last with stepson Brad Tyler, his pal Tyler wondering why he hadn’t tapped his stepsister by now. As Tyler played with her computer, he discovered some of her fantasies regarding his friend on her laptop, Brad avoiding her until one fateful day. He confronted her and then felt shitty about invading her privacy, Vanilla explaining how fantasies don’t necessarily have to mean anything. That said, she admitted to finding him attractive and how her sex drive was much stronger than she was getting, the gal lying in bed with her big breasts just begging to be played with by the lad. She was honest about the attraction and the next thing you know, they were all over each other kissing. Of all four scenes, this one took the biggest leap of faith in terms of writing, coming across as needing more work but she looked nice and juicy to me so I blew off the erotica part of it to simply enjoy watching her fuck. He ate her neatly trimmed snatch and then drilled her pussy hard, her slow, seductive blowjob slowing things down but not weakening them as she drove him crazy with her skilled tongue and hands. She was an active rider and eventually moved into a 69 position, jerking him off while sucking his balls as he serviced her box until some doggy styled fucking released his load of splooge all over her face.

Summary: The Family That Lays Together by director Jacky St. James for Digital Sin combined solid technical values, well crafted writing, and a group of excellent performers to merit an easy Recommended or even better if you like erotic tails of lust designed to spice up sex lives for couples less familiar with porn than a guy like me. Maddy O’Reilly, Bailey Blue, Jenna J. Ross, and Vanilla Deville were all sensual and easy on the eyes, the males of the sort that should trip the trigger of the ladies as well. In short, I liked The Family That Lays Together a whole lot and hope it gets all the attention it deserves, Jacky St. James head and shoulders above the large number of pretentious types this genre seems to encourage.

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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