New film from Desperate Pleasures is really damn good
I hadn’t yet seen any of Desperate Pleasures’ movies. While I was generally familiar with the studio, I hadn’t ever had the opportunity to explore any of their stuff. So when I sat down with a copy of Daddy’s Watching – which was released a few months ago – I honestly didn’t know what to expect. After the film was over, I was impressed.
Before getting to the actual review, allow me to provide a quick introduction to the movie…
Now, on to the review!
What I liked about Daddy’s Watching…
From what I’ve already said about Daddy’s Watching, it’s pretty obvious that I enjoyed the movie. I think the reason I was so impressed with this film is because I went into it thinking that this was probably going to be another mediocre-at-best XXX video from a small studio that was still trying to find its way. That notion was quickly shattered.
While Desperate Pleasures is a small studio, it certainly has a solid handle on how to make solid porn. The hardcore action featured in this film was as good or better than some of the stuff I’ve seen from big name studios armed with top-tier directors, performers, and fancy HD cameras. That’s a compliment to the people who worked both in front of and behind the camera.
And speaking of the people who were in front of the camera, the cast featured in Daddy’s Watching was awesome. While I was quasi-familiar with Piper Perri, I’d never before seen anything from either Jessi Young or Hoper Harper. All three of these young ladies (all of whom began their porn career this year) brought their A-game here and left me wanting to immediately see more from all of them.
Jessi Young delivered an especially standout performance, in my opinion. She led the film off with the first scene, which was split into two parts. In the first, she gets fucked in every position imaginable after her father walks in on her and catches her masturbating. Then in the second part, she serves her dad his “dinner” in the form of some dining room table sex.
Throughout all of that, the thing that stood out to me the most about her performance was just how much sexual charisma Ms. Young brings to bare. Her firecracker personality was front and center the entire time and was nicely complimented by her top-notch sex skills. She has all the tools to be a really big star in this industry, should she continue to deliver breakout performances like the one she had in Daddy’s Watching.
What I didn’t like about Daddy’s Watching…
While this was an overall solid production, there were a few small things that kept Daddy’s Watching from earning an ever higher score. I’ll start with the fact that there were times when the action felt a bit like it was on fast-forward due to some editing decisions. For example, you’ll be watching a girl getting fucked doggy style and then instantly she’s getting drilled on her back, without any smooth transition between the two.
I also caught at least one instance where I could hear “Rolling. Action!” prompts coming from behind the camera.
While these things may be have given a bit of a “rough” feel to the production, the overall quality of the action was good enough that I didn’t mind. And, probably, neither will you.
- Total run-time for Daddy’s Watching is just over two hours
- The DVD used for this review was provided by Desperate Pleasures
- None of the three male performers were credited and I don’t know who they are