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Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2

Studio: Vivid » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 9/1/10

XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended

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Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2

Vivid/Vivid Ed

Genre: Educational, BDSM, Role Playing

Director: Tristan Taormino

Cast: Madison Young, Dylan Ryan, Bobbi Starr, James Deen, Claire Adams, April Flores, Nathan Menace, Adrianna Nicole, Chayse Evans, Mark Davis, Sinnamon Love, Shane Diesel, Richard Mann, Orpheus Black, Alonzo Knight
Non-Sex role: Tristan Taormino

Length: 209:13 minutes

Madison Young and Dylan Ryan

Date of Production: 5/16/2009

Extras: The first extra was a choking safety demonstration by Penny Flame from an earlier company release. It lasted 4:46 minutes and was informative, especially to those that rant like lunatics about choking. There was then a similar production lasting 5:46 minutes about safer sex techniques. The best extra was the 22:29 minute long Behind the Scenes feature, various clips of the performers included of bloopers and practicing of their lines. Then came the trailers, the photogallery, and the spam indicative of all company releases.

Condoms: None

Bobbi Starr

Audio/Video Quality: Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 was presented in a crisp anamorphically enhanced widescreen color with an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 as shot by director Tristan Taormino for Vivid under her Smart Ass Productions using the MPEG-2 codec and providing a 480i resolution for the standard definition production. The lighting varied in each scene, attempts appearing to be made to balance some degree of spontaneity with modest technical concerns. There were five cameramen listed this time (Ralph Parfait, Fliktor, Hank Hoffman, Eli Cross, and Jeff McCain) and some scenes definitely looked better made than others in that regard, the editing also too aggressive in certain scenes but overall handling the material pretty well. There was some grain but nothing much and the framing of the scenes in the show varied too much to state anything generic to the entire production, the video bitrate typically hovering in the 2.9 Mbps area when checked. For the record, there was a company watermark during the movie in the lower right hand corner. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English using the standard 256 Kbps format and 48 kHz sampling rate as expected. The sections of the show had clear vocals and some light, generic music though little separation and the dynamic range was not very varied.

Claire Adams and April Flores

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Body of Review: Tristan Taormino is a world renowned "sexpert" that has proven a reliable source for all sorts of mainstream media even before her movies were distributed by Vivid. Having enjoyed a number of her past educational line, my biggest complaints were always that they were too short and/or too clinical at times, making their replay value questionable for a large portion of the porn loving population. These issues have largely been addressed with her latest release of Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2, the movie lasting almost three and a half hours as it showcased six scenarios fans of role playing, BDSM, and rough sex will almost certainly appreciate as a real attempt to portray the fetishes as viable activities to be enjoyed. Even the cover advertised the movie as having "Twice the fetish..." and for my part, the variety made for an interesting twist on the instructional/educational series that might be expanded with future volumes. This time, there was a larger cast and wider array of sexual acts covered, from food fetish to ponygirl, to toys, to gangbangs; amounting to almost something for every taste in the book. Even as a stroke flick, once the introductions were over for each scene, they played out like porn people can appreciate that don't want a "message", making it what some might call the best of both worlds. The back of the box described the movie like this: "They create the scenes. They choose their partners. They control what happens. Mistress Claire takes her pet April on an unforgettable ride. Bobbi tastes total submission at the back of her throat. Ponygirl Madison gets trained. Chayse and Mark double team slave ... more Adrianna. Madison bakes a cake for her Mistress with interesting results. Sinnamon serves her Master (and his friends) at a poker game. Each woman shares her most intimate desires, tests her own boundaries, and rides the seductive line between pleasure and pain. Witness female sexuality at its most extreme: raw, rough, and real." Here's a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Madison Young

Scene One: Cake: Madison Young, the redhead featured on the center of the front cover, was up first as the only gal in more than one scene. This time, she paired off with lean brunette Dylan Ryan in a food fetish-centric scene, using BDSM acts to excite both ladies in the lesbian scene. There were a lot of fetishes touched upon here too, some flogging and foot fetish, role playing, and spanking on top of the food material. The ladies were into it and got off, their personal chemistry undeniable as they showcased Madison's oral fixation and other fantasies. There was also a decent degree of toy play here, the kitchen setting perfectly suited to the subject matter.

Chayse Evans and Adrianna Nicole

Scene Two: Eyes: Bobbi Starr, a well known anal queen with a pretty face and sweet ass, was up next as she allowed James Deen to do as he pleased with her, essentially becoming the perfect submissive. They were in the bedroom and he took control of her, removing her clothing as he felt her up and occasionally kissed her. He tweaked her nipples and fingered her before aggressively throating her too, the sloppy hummer leading even a talented fellatrix like Bobbi to choke a bit. James also pounded her pussy as hard as he could, eating her out as she masturbated and did her anally before jerking off to her face a moderate amount of population pudding.

Sinnamon Love and friends

Scene Three: Petals: Claire Adams, an attractive brunette with lots of makeup on, was up next as she dominated chunky April Flores, the lesbian tryst including a lot of attention to April's need to submit. I know very few larger women are used in anything outside of specialty niche flicks, April proving the adage about heavier ladies enjoying a wide variety of sexual misconduct the same as anyone else. They were on a bed with a garishly striped bedspread, some rose pedals on the floor less important to the scene then the toys, the cunnilingus, and the way each lady got off getting her partner off. There was some anal play and strap on dildo usage too, spanking and face sitting too.

Scene Four: Pony: Madison Young, this time up dressed up in pony girl attire, the stylish gear definitely contrasting to the usual lingerie seen in porn. She was put through the paces by Nathan Menace, his strength being that he listened to her needs more than any particular sexual prowess or skill. At the beginning of the scene, Madison outlines all the things she wanted from the scene, the director and Nathan listening intently to serve her needs best. They were at a real life barn with horses as another attempt to provide a great setting, the old metal bed looking rustic as she was spanked and her tail anal plug messed with. She was filthy and loving it, some carrots and apples used as props for insertion (mouth or pussy) before they vaginally banged. There was some oral too but it was not your typical scene, Madison getting off when anally stimulated with a toy.

Scene Five: Squeeze: Adrianna Nicole, Chayse Evans, and Mark Davis, the trio seen on the lower right hand corner of the front cover, were up next as Chayse and Mark dominated Adrianna. This was the first time Chayse worked with either partner, helping to enhance the electricity of the tryst on all sorts of levels beyond the BDSM, oral, or vaginal screwing in so many positions. With face sitting, clothespins, Adrianna tied down on the purple pool table, and a wand vibrator used liberally, it was a diverse scene, the active riding by the ladies enough to make it something special due in no small part to the passion and chemistry shared. There was some rimming too, a toy used anally and the ending wad of genetic juice shared by the ladies before swallowing, even Mark getting a taste of his own spew.

Scene Six: Poker: Sinnamon Love, Shane Diesel, Richard Mann, Orpheus Black, and Alonzo Knight were up last as Sinnamon served the men who were playing poker. The explanation that blacks can enjoy rough, aggressive sex without white partners was expressed by the lady, her fetish maid outfit helping set the stage for her servitude to the well hung crowd (Van is huge and Richard's best known role is as a man called "Manaconda"). There was some dirty talk, aggressive throating, and hard pounding vaginal here, the idea being a departure from the traditional gang bang dynamic. They would take turns with her by leaving the game, some knife play and flogging courtesy of Sinnamon's favorite dominant. The men took breaks with her on the couch and she had hot wax poured on her, she was flogged, and some metal claws scratched her, their ending spunk unleashed on her face and mouth to end the movie.

Summary: Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 by director Tristan Taormino for Vivid was a departure in several ways from previous company efforts in the educational line, the genuine heat and passion generated assisted by the chemistry the performers had for each other so I rated the lengthy bout of kinky boning as Highly Recommended. I'd like to see more kink explored this way as an introductory primer if nothing else, the only point of contention being that more attention be paid to the technical aspects if at all possible. In short, Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 reestablished the popular author as a force to be reckoned with in porn, her ability to let scenes play out as needed by the participants instead of a predetermined script greatly assisting in making the movie strokable and giving it better replay value.

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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