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    Posted in: Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on September 4th, 2007

    Overall
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    Video
    Audio
    Extras
    (out of 5)

    Sometimes when you sit down to review a dvd, you are treated to a fantasy. However, sometimes that fantasy isn’t all it seems and leaves you with a blank expression and curious feelings of being unfulfilled (kinda like that marriage I had). Anyhow, I took the dubious task of reviewing Lesbian Sex & Sexuality, a television show that is on the here! network who also bring you such fine shows such as Dante’s Cove. (okay; so I gave Season 2 a 2 out of 5, who’s counting?) The show is very simple and has a very provocative premise. That premise is to take a mostly uncensored (I’ll explain later) look at the secret and rarely explained world of lesbian sex. All kinds of subjects would be explored from fantasies to erotic dancers to the ever popular porn films. No stone and no position would be left untouched. No girl either. Men, well…anyhow the show is broken down into six half-hour episodes across two discs.

    The initial problem that most people realize is that this show very much has a documentary premise. Sure there is skin and plenty of it but any male or female who is looking for a good time should probably consult their partner or an escort service (I don’t know anything). However, the show succeeds on many levels; the main one being to inform the viewer on all of levels of lesbian sex. An example episode might take you along with Cinnamon, Molasses and Sugar (Tarragon ended up finding a gig in Brookshire) as they take you on a tour of the world of Go-Go Dancing. While another episode might take you behind the scenes of SIR Video (who were initially famous for their Bend Over Boyfriend series of porno films (*drums fingers and sighs*)). There are aspects of lesbian sex that are very different from heterosexual sex or even gay male sex. This series helps to exploit that. Once you get past the first two episodes, the show seems to run out of gas. The rest of the shows are essentially uninteresting and while staying on subject; do little to further entice the viewer.

    Video

    The show is shot in a very odd 1.33:1 “matted” widescreen or letterbox. In fact, it is downright ugly. There is little excuse to use this technique except to give somebody the false impression of hope that somewhere a real widescreen copy exists. Not that I normally recommend this but if you have a tv that uses automatic stretching, use it here and it does help some. The color isn’t all that great since it is heavily borrowing from documentary concepts. Even if they didn’t use the letterbox technique, the video would be average at best.

    Audio

    The audio gets the Dolby Digital 2.0 (English) treatment. It’s average for what it attempts to do. Most of the time on screen, the people are talking. The dialog is clear and it serves that purpose. There are occasional moans and frantic kissplay that comes through the speakers just fine; especially once I turned them up to make sure. (For reviewing purposes only, I assure you). English SDH subtitles are also provided which is a good thing and sometimes very funny depending on the situation.

    Special Features

    Trailers Lesbian Sex & Sexuality, In Her Line of Fire (I think I want to see this), Julie Johnson, & April’s Shower.

    Outside of that, we get nothing. Nothing! Then again, since this plays out like a documentary; providing featurettes might seem awfully redundant. Perhaps some textual information or extra interviews with the creators of the show should have been included. Multi-angle maybe? Okay, okay I digress.

    Closing Thoughts

    One would think that this type of show would be a slam dunk for a 30 something heterosexual male who is deprived and lonely on a Saturday morning. But in reality, I’m not the audience for this documentary show on the here! network. The audience is for lesbians who want to learn more about their own culture and delve into the the sexual world from porn to relationships. On that note, the show largely succeeds. Unfortunately the presentation and the dvd itself are a disappointment. The letterboxing looks sub-par and the sound isn’t anything special. The six episodes are spread out across two discs but I’m honestly surprised they didn’t put it on one double-sided disc since there are no extras to speak of. An issue I touched on earlier that the show is mostly uncensored. One episode in particular deals with a lesbian porn director who does straight films. They pixelate the male apparatus. Thank you. But worth mentioning. If subject matter of the overall show is your thing, then go for it. Anybody else might want to find a copy of Where the Boys Aren’t to satisfy your lesbian cravings. For me, I’m heading back to the lair; trying to figure out how I get talked into doing these films *sigh*.

    Episodes

    Disc One

    Porn Today: Pushing the Limits

    For Your Pleasure: Erotic Dancers

    The Evolution of Erotica

    Disc Two

    Fulfilling Fantasy

    Relationships Outside the Box

    Selling Sex to the Mainstream

    Lesbian Sex & Sexuality - DVD Menu
    Lesbian Sex & Sexuality - Screen One
    Lesbian Sex & Sexuality - Screen Two

    Posted In: 1.33:1 Fullscreen, 2-Disc, Disc Reviews, Dolby Digital 2.0 (English), DVD, Gay/Lesbian, Genius Entertainment, Mature

    One Response to “Lesbian Sex & Sexuality”

    1. Louche Says:

      hahahaha! Oh, I feel sooo sorry for your heterosexual lesbian desires. Most crap about female sex is made for heterosexual men. It’s about time there’s something for lesbians themselves instead of lesbians for men. Ugh – yuck!

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