It’s no secret that we have a bit of a crush on Penny Flame (you might even say she’s a Crush Object™). And we’re also pretty fond of Tristan Taormino and her line of “Expert Guide” educational pornos. So when we heard that Penny and Tristan were teaming up to create “Penny Flame’s Expert Guide” videos — well, we couldn’t get our hands on a copy soon enough. Penny Flame’s adorable attitude plus Tristan’s signature eduporn style? Talk about best of both worlds!
And now, after all that build up, we finally have a copy of “Penny Flame’s Expert Guide To Handjobs for Men and Women” in our hands (heh). Was it worth the wait? Our impressions (and a preview gallery) after the jump.
In many ways, Penny Flame’s take on the “Expert Guide” series really is the best of both worlds: Penny is an eager (and adorable!) teacher, and her warm and funny screen presence and hands-on demonstrations add a lot to the experience. There’s certainly something to be said for a teacher who’s willing to show as well as tell, if you know what we mean.
As with all of Tristan’s Vivid-Ed releases, “Expert Guide to Hand Jobs” features some extremely hot sex scenes that demonstrate just how sexy hands can be (and how proper hand play can help pave the way for other forms of sexy stimulation, too). If you’re in a learning mood, watch the scenes with instruction — Penny’s voiceovers guide you through different techniques, while Penny Pop-Ups (a Penny-fied take on the trademark Vivid-Ed pop-ups) wander onscreen to offer specific tips and tricks. Already learned your lesson? Watch the scenes without instruction — they’re hot enough to stand on their own, too.
While many of the Penny-fied touches are endearing and adorable, at times there’s just a little too much cutesy humor. The feature opens with a faux infomercial advertising Penny’s skills (complete with co-star testimonials); while funny, it’s also a bit over the top and feels unnecessary — especially as the joke is repeated several times throughout the feature.Though the Penny Flame humor certainly livens things up, in excess it’s ultimately more distracting than entertaining, and detracts from an otherwise excellent piece of eduporn.
“Penny Flame’s Expert Guide” series certainly shows promise, and we have high hopes for future releases (especially the one about rough sex!). We just hope that in her future releases she’s able to tone the cutesy jokes down just a smidge and let her natural charm, educational skills, and the hot, hot sex scenes carry the film on their own.
· Vivid-Ed (vivid-ed.com)
· Buy Penny Flame’s Expert Guide To Hand Jobs For Men And Women (gamelink.com)