Studio: New Sensations
Director: Eddie Powell, written by Jacky St. James
Starring: Richie Calhoun, Alison Tyler, Lexi Belle, Natasha Nice, Dana DeArmond, Amthony Rosano, Wolf Hudson, Xander Corvus, Jacky St. James
Love, Marriage and Other Bad Ideas is a fun breezy comedy written by Jacky St. James and directed Eddie Powell. This is a smart flick with tender, humorous and even sympathetic moments and most importantly there’s plenty of sex.
The acting is far above your average porn comedy. There no muggin for the camera or wink wink moments. A movie like this can live or die by the casting. Comedy is not easy. The stars show some great comedic acting chops alongside sex that’s hot, sexy, tender, loving and in no way predictable.
This was my introduction to Richie Calhoun. Wow, he was a standout in this title as the surly therapist. His character was driving the storyline and he managed to deliver a relatable, humorous and a sympathetic character.
If you are a fan of Eddie Powell (the art of masturbation), I know I am, you already know this movie has a beautiful cinematic quality, with soft lighting and his signature lingering shots. His style seems to add a warmth to the sex scenes. I appreciated that he put the focus on the couples having sex and BOTH of their pleasure.
For the most part the soundtrack is complementary to every scene and helps to set the tone. As a side note I was pleased that the music didn’t completely stop during the sex scenes. There was always some kind of underbed music, which I loved. Music is tricky thing in porn. Rarely, is it any good the most you can usually hope for is bearable. When music is used skillfully I love it and it brings so much to scene.
You get a lot of variety in Love, Marriage and other bad ideas. There are a variety of body types and there’s sex scenes in different places: the bedroom, back seat of an SUV, bathroom and a bar.
All the sex felt real with great chemistry between the couples. The chemistry is there and that makes the scenes really hot.
Bush is making a comeback. I’m seeing it more and more in movies than I’ve seen in the past. Honestly, I like to see some bush when it’s well manicured as it is here.
The 1st scene with Lexi Belle and Anthony Rosano is an enjoyable, solid scene with good chemistry but it didn’t have that special spark that I usually prefer.
The 2nd scene with Dana DeArmond and Xander Corvus deliver a hot and playful scene with several stand out moments. For example, Dana Dearmond looks into Xander Corvus’ eyes licks her own feet and acrobatically begins to give him an intense footjob. The genuine surprised reaction on Xander Corvus’ face was priceless Their connection here was intoxicating. It’s definitely the hottest part of the movie.
They’re sex was hot, tender, loving and most importantly felt real, with great chemistry. They had quite a scene to pull off. I don’t want to give a whole lot away, but when they finally get it on, it’s super important that the viewers feel the strong desire to be together. It was like the floodgates opened and they couldn’t get enough of each other.
The last scene with Alison Tyler and Richie Calhoun was filled with passion and desire. It’s that we’ve been wanting this for so long and now it’s finally happening so we need to savor each moment kind of feel to it.
The post coital cuddle and discussion is fun. The scene doesn’t cut away right after the cum shot. They kiss, they talk a bit and then the scene slowly fades into the next. And what they say actually moves the story along and nice change from the typical porn editing.
Overall it is a solid couples film perfect for fans of the rom-com genre and edgy enough to not feel corny. Do yourself a favor and check it out. This movie hooked me right from the start. Love, Marriage and Other Bad Ideas is a fun, hot, sexy flick. It’s rare that a porn intrigues and sucks me in on both the level of storyline and sex. The last movie to do this was Wasteland.