Sunday, 20 March 2011

Soft Porn Sunday: Kim Dawson & David Christensen

I chose this one completely at random. Fortunately, it's not so bad.

Appearance: Bedtime Stories, Series 1: "Like A Virgin" (2000)
Characters: Belle & Alec

I used to watch Bedtime Stories on what was once UK Living. I think it then became UKTV Living, and probably something else after that. Being a boy, I probably wasn't its target demographic. But I remember it showing soft porn, mostly aimed at girls - although soft porn should have universal appeal, surely? - and so I used to watch it to catch a glimpse of some of the sexy situations. Bedtime Stories stood out as one of the best of the bunch.

In the style of many softcore shows, like Passion Cove, Eden and Red Shoe Diaries, there's an overriding setting, but it acts as more than a wraparound: Belle, arguably the main character, owns a house with high-class girls - not really a brothel... more of a hotel with benefits. Each of the episodes features somebody coming in with some sort of problem, all of which are solved by sex - as you do, you know. Belle, played by Kim Dawson, even got involved in some of the scenes herself. And therein lies the difference. This scene, which I've picked at random, features her. And somebody called Alec.

I've sort of forgotten the details of the plot. Forgive me. It goes something along the lines of: Alec isn't having sex, he goes to the house, he has sex with Belle... something along those lines. I forget. How lame of me is that? So I'll have to focus on the merits of this one as to the scene itself, OMG SCANDAL.

No way. My technique is miles better.Bedtime Stories is also pretty unique in that nearly all its softcore scenes open with cunnilingus. Of course, it's simulated, but now I think about it, it must be really easy to simulate. Simulated fellatio isn't nearly as easy, as evidenced by a lot of the scenes where, if you look closely, it's clear that she is kissing his legs and there's no faux penis encounter there. In this case, it's quick - camera angle, legs covering anything graphic, head between legs. It can't be as easy as I think it is, but it surely can't be that difficult. Anyway, the first third or so of this scene has Alec licking Belle out.

I like this because of the following reasons.

- Kim Dawson is an incredibly attractive woman. She has long, curly, blonde hair, and a well-defined body.
- She also acts reasonably well and, during sex, does these priceless facial expressions. This is what Belle is doing while being gone down on.
- I mean, look at the picture. She's got one foot over Alec's shoulder and her hands are balancing her position on the bed. Leaning back allows for better access to vaginal areas and stuff. I don't know if said implication was the intention, but I'm going to think that it is.
- Belle is also clearly enjoying it, judging by the movements of her body and the look on her face. It's going well.


After about a minute of this (which includes a sizeable chunk wherein Belle
grasps Alec's hair, a nice touch), the picture then shifts to the cowgirl position. But we don't just get a mix to her astride... what we actually get is a pan up from crotch to face, and then back down again, face to crotch... only, in this case, said crotch is occupied with something other than being licked. That's actually remarkably clever. I wouldn't have thought of it.

Then after some shots of Alec's face (and David Christensen is doing a good enough job with the facial expressions himself, even if he does look a bit gormless at points) and Belle's top half, we get a long wide shot of the act of sex from a distance, with a steady rhythm of bouncing from Belle and rather a lot of boob-fondling from Alec. A bit closer and Belle finishes off with a little moan...

...but we are back as we mix to another position for the two! False ending, I '<span class=know, shocking... but it leads to more sex. And that's a good thing, because it wasn't quite believable that any sort of orgasm was achieved there...

And it's here where Christensen gets his chance to shine. He steadily steps up the pace, Alec doing the majority of the movement (although we also get some hand gestures and stuff from Belle), a close-up of his face demonstrating some genuine acting, and the final resolution - the classic "slowly sink onto partner, sigh and hold" - most certainly brings things to a definite end, rather than just a fade-out. Which does make a nice change.

It's a long scene, this one - and while it's not one of the Greatest Of All Time (although I do wish I could remember the plot), it does its job. It's a classic Bedtime Sessions love scene, and since it wasn't aiming to achieve anything more than that, it's quite satisfactory. To be honest, the music isn't great here and it's not one of Kim Dawson's best by any means... but then again, if you get bored with the naked bodies, there's plenty of pretty d├ęcor to look at... candles, fern, nice windows, good curtains, colour scheme. So I guess there's something for everyone, after all.

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