Months ago, I got in touch with the fine folks at Lust Films to bring you a review of Erika Lust’s newest material: XConfessions. Unfortunately, my hard drive crashed and died after I’d only viewed the film once. Womp womp.
Luckily, I took some notes, and it turns out that the film was so memorable that I still have plenty to talk about.
First things first: What is XConfessions? Erika Lust and her team took sexy, real life confessions and brought them to the screen. The format is a different from that of a feature length film. It’s split into several Confessions, each running about ten minutes. Personally, I thought it was a great way to get a little taste of a lot of different sensual experiences. There’s something for everyone in this collection, and while some Confessions feature male/female couples, it’s not all hetero-centric.
Furthermore, it was beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Erika is truly an artist. Each Confession had a different mood, and they were all conveyed beautifully. The colors were vibrant, the performers were all stunning, and the lighting was spectacular.
My favorite Confession is titled “I AMA VERRY BADX SECVRETARY.” If love the idea of the sexy secretary/hot boss trope but find most secretary porn badly acted, poorly shot, and cheesy, this is your antidote. Immediately after viewing, I turned to my husband and said, “We need a sturdier desk.”
My only criticism? The cast of XConfessions wasn’t particularly diverse, and I can definitely see that affecting some people’s enjoyment of the film. I’m a thin, white, cisgender, heterosexual female who enjoys pretty vanilla sex. Obviously, I do not personally struggle with finding myself and my preferences represented, but I know that not all of my readers are the same way. I’d like to see inclusion become the norm.
That having been said, XConfessions might be some of the best porn for people who think they don’t like porn. Thank you so much, Erika Lust, for the chance to review your stunning work!