Cast: AJ Applegate (Cassidy), Yhivi (Eve), Pepper XO (Slave Girl), Steven St. Croix, Marcus London (Master Qix), Seth Gamble (Master Rex), Tyler Nixon
Length: 2 hours 8 minutes
Date of Release: October 11, 2016
Extras: 17:50 minute BTS, Slideshow, 8 minutes of Trailers.
Audio/Video Quality: Nicely shot and presented in anamorphic widescreen. Cinematography ranges from dramatic to softly lit scenes and even includes aerial footage for some exteriors. Unlike James Avalon's other works that I'm more familiar with, he doesn't opt to flood each room with white light in this film. Soundtrack is nicely matched to each scene, sometimes bordering on creepy and being more upbeat and playful at times.
Overview: James Avalon brings us the 7th volume of the Shades of Kink series, starring AJ Applegate and Yhivi. It's four couples-friendly BDSM scenes centered around AJ being introduced to the D/S lifestyle by Yhivi who plays AJ's father's sub. Since it is a feature, I won't get into plot details - but from the scene layouts you'll probably be able to figure out the story progression for yourself.
Scene 1: Yhivi & Steven St. Croix
Yhivi is doing her housework, dressed in a latex French maid outfit, while Steven talks to his daughter on the phone. Once he's off, she licks his shoe clean and then he gets a gurgling blow job. She drools all over her freshly cleaned coffee table as she slobs the knob and he takes some time to lick her ass and then penetrates her pussy, rubber panties pulled aside. He only stays in a moment, going back to her mouth for a no-lip blow job that results in her getting face slapped if she uses her lips. She continues the oral action with some throating, slobber flowing freely. He swaps between her mouth and her pussy, with his thumb in her ass.
She's made to take her panties off and bounce on his cock, her panties neatly laid out on the table as instructed. Her cute little ass looks nice as she rides, and as she bends over for more sucking. She takes a final ride in reverse, causing him to gush forth and she cleans that up with her tongue. Once that's done he instructs her to clean up the mess she's made and press his pants before his daughter gets there.
I found the sucking action becoming too frequent and it got monotonous after a while. There didn't seem to be any connection between the two, perhaps that was due to the D/S roles they were playing, but I never really got into the scene.
Scene 2: Pepper XO & Seth Gamble
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Pepper is laying face down on an ottoman as a female dom whips her fine ass expertly, a flog in each hand. A small group mills around, seeming only fairly interested in the bondage display and Seth steps up to take his shot at flogging while the other dom moves onto another sub to practice her whip cracking and cropping skills. Pepper gets tossed to her knees for a good throat fucking, her eyes big and beautiful as she mouth bangs his boner. Seth tosses the slut onto her back and starts nailing the pretty Pepper, lightly slapping her face as she begs for him to let her cum.
The light in the room comes from behnd and overhead the pair as they bang on the ottoman, casting half of their bodies into a dramatic shadow as they gaze into the other's eyes. She climbs on for a ride and he flogs her ass from below as she does. She rides hard and Seth bangs her box from below, balls slapping. She looks great in her shiny strap ensemble as he stands to bounce her high on his boner and then dicks her in doggie. He gives it to her hard and fast, making her moans totally believable. She looks great in every position he yanks her into, too bad her big eyes are often the shadow side of them. Seth hammers her hole like a machine as she begs for his cum. No mortal can look directly into eyes like hers for long with her begging for a load and not deliver it, and he does, drenching her tits and making her eat it off.
I love to see Pepper on film, she just photographs so well and I really think she is an under appreciated siren.
Scene 3: AJ Applegate, Yhivi, Marcus London
We get our first good look at AJ's apple booty as she crawls on all fours, skin-tight dress shining as Marcus leads her around by a leash. She gets posed like a dog and Marcus flogs her ass. She winces with each smack but never breaks her pose. Yhivi kisses her softly, as Marcus kisses Yhivi's schoolgirl-skirted bottom. It's hot as the girls kiss each other while Marcus makes sure to get an eyeful from each angle. AJ gets blindfolded and the three share a tongue touching moment before her head is pressed onto his cock. AJ's also the first to get penetrated, Marcus using her hair for stability as he methodically pumps her from behind. Yhivi gets some too, still face to face with the pretty blonde who is busy rubbing her clit as she watches her new friend get fucked.
Marcus goes back and forth between the girls, whispering instructions to them as he pounds their pussies. AJ's eyes are striking as she rides Marcus while Yhivi spanks her ass red. She gets those eyes right up next to the action as she watches Yhivi ride cock in closeup. Her smile is bright and genuine as she watches Yhivi have an orgasm. She gets a chance to ride the pony and then Marcus pounds home, AJ's face glowing with excitement as she watches. She licks Yhivi's nipples and whispers dirty words to Marcus as he pounds into Yhivi with abandon, causing her to get loud. He finally pops on Yhivi's tummy, much to AJ's delight as she licks it all up and then kisses her female costar.
This was my favorite scene of the disc; shot in beautiful light and the interaction among the trio seemed genuine and affectionate. Marcus London is an attentive Dom here, and he may be the most photogenic person in the scene; although each of the performers strike the camera lens in an entirely different way.
Scene 4: AJ Applegate & Tyler Nixon
Tyler's sitting on the couch and AJ perches atop him, hands on the floor, ass in his face so she can get a spanking. Tyler's hesitant at first, but once that beautiful butt is staring up at him he gets more confident and demanding. Her eyes shine brightly as he instructs her to strip and take off his clothes and fold them neatly. She seems to ignore the folding part, opting to suck his cock instead. She gets on her knees, hands behind her back as he grips her hair and pulls her throat onto him. He can't resist her pretty face so he takes some tongue time in her as she holds her legs wide open. Since they are spread so wide, might as well plow into her!
The pair share a gaze as he hammers into her. She looks fantastic as Tyler rams her twat and folds her in half to lick her hole. She holds her panties in her teeth as she rides him; her epic ass getting ample screen time in this scene. She's smiling brightly and their bodies are taking on a sweat sheen as she gets drilled in doggie while begging for a load all over her ass. It's a turn-on to listen to her beg like that and it looks sexy as he explodes all over her rear, spanks it hard and rubs it all in while licking her face.
Cover vs. Content: Pepper and Seth adorn the cover in a still from their scene. The cover is much more brightly lit than the scene itself. James Avalon opted to go with more dramatic lighting for the actual action, and that works well.
Final Thoughts: AJ is the shining star here, and Pepper looks great on film as usual. Oddly enough, I didn't really care for Yhivi in this title. She may have played her part a bit too well, as I prefer her bubbly persona rather than the submissive, broody type she plays here. The male performers are all A-listers and each carries their role well. The opening scene just didn't appeal to me, for whatever reason. The threesome scene is by far the standout for my taste although AJ & Tyler finished the disc with strong performances. The disc is really about Dominance and Submission more so than bondage. There's plenty of spanking and light face slapping, and that may turn many viewers off, others will gravitate to this title for precisely that reason. I know AJ has plenty of fans of her ass, and many will want to see it get spanked. The Extras section of the disc is sparse, and so that leads me to believe that most viewers will want to Watch This On Demand rather than own it.