|Released||May 27th, 2011|
|Running Time||88 Min.|
|DVD Extras||Bonus Footage, Bonus Scenes, Still Gallery(ies), Trailer(s)|
|Cast||Carolyn Reese, Rocco Reed, India Summer, Gracie Glam, Seth Gamble, Bill Bailey, Michael Vegas, Brooklyn Lee|
|Non-Sex Roles||Brendon Miller|
If there’s one porn studio that already had romance down pat, it’s Wicked Pictures. The studio’s features already offered the storylines and passionate sex scenes that are de rigueur in “romance porn.” All the more reason the studio should capitalize on its strengths now that couples porn is all the rage—as it is doing in the new Wicked Passions line.
Stormy Daniels wrote and directed this feature, which stars Michael Vegas as Tommy Tucker, a big-time country rock singer who’s weary of the road … and of being manipulated by his hot manager (India Summer in sexy bitch mode). After his truck breaks down, Tommy gets a lift to a ranch owned by the Carter sisters (Gracie Glam and Brooklyn Lee), where he takes a gig as a ranch hand and ingratiates himself to heartbroken sister Emma (Lee) and her abused, saddle-shy rescue horse. Eventually, he’s able to ride both of them.
But first there’s a lot of drama, miscommunication and montages (nice cinematography by François Clousot), with original music performed by some of the actors. Vegas sings and strums, and new stud Brendon Miller drums. In their first pairing, Vegas pleasures Lee orally but stops there, which makes their eventual coupling—an intense, award-worthy scene—all the more welcome.
From beginning to end, the movie belongs to Vegas; Glam and Lee acquit themselves well in their first major acting roles, but both seem more comfortable in the sack. And in addition to the climactic scene with Vegas and Lee, there are realistic, sensual pairings between Glam and Rocco Reed, and Bill Bailey (playing Tommy’s brother) and Carolyn Reese.
Generous extras include two bonus scenes, plus a BTS featurette that provides different angles on some of the sex scenes as well as a sense of what the cast and crew experience on a Wicked set.