Review: Pink & White’s Champion
To all of you who just complained that there are no butches or real sex on the L Word.
To all of you who don’t have a favorite porn star.
To all of you who think that lesbian porn is hetero-made and consists of two pretty girls with French tips tongue-kissing.
To anyone who likes hot butches, bois, trans guys, femmes, and other genderqueers.
Watch this film.
Buy it, and watch it, and tell your friends about it.
Watch it, and praise it, and buy and support the other amazing things that Pink & White does, too.
I twittered some of my immediate reactions:
- oh my god, the noises that Madison Young makes. oh. my. god.
- what cock is it that Syd & Madison are fucking with in this second scene in Champion?
- I am loving the original score on this Champion film.
- @blowfishtwitter oh I <3 you.
- :O what is that behind-the-knees spreader bar used on Dylan Rion?!? oh I so need one of those.
- shit – it’s a golf club? and rope!? jesus, note to self.
- why isn’t there more dirty talk in porn? just lots of moans & grunts … that’s sexy too, but c’mon, let’s hear some good words.
- I actually had a dream that crash pad series #4 was already out and published. dammit. at least there’s #3 and Champion!
Toward the end of the flick, my jaw still hanging open in awe and having barely moved from the spot where I sat down, I realized: no one but Syd Blakovich could’ve played the lead role of Jessie. I imagine it was made for her – she’s worked with Houston in the past, and so Houston must know about Blakovich’s MMA and Ultimate Surrender credentials, plus precisely how skilled Blakovich is as a top in scenes.
I loved the training sequences, Blakovich’s punching and kicking at gym equipment with hard, concentrated looks on her face, muscles straining and rippling. Especially juxtaposed with the sex scenes – almost all of which feature Blakovich – the bodily similarities were heightened and the fighting sequences were amazingly erotic.
Speaking of sex:
Blakovich pairs with an amazing cast of porn stars throughout. Her real-life partner Jiz Lee makes more than a few appearances (as Jessie’s ex), and it is so obvious that they know each other’s bodies.
The scene with Blakovich and Madison Young is amazing. Amazing. If Champion had a spine, I would surely break it right at that scene. Young has orgasm after orgasm, and I actually wondered at one point if she was going to be torn apart from the intensity – Blakovich does not let up, and oh my god what Young can take as a bottom blows my brain. The power and strength with which Blakovich was pounding away at Young’s inner thigh, at one point – and Young just opened and took it, gasping, and holy fuck it was hot.
Morning after, Blakovich delivers my favorite line to Young: “No one’s keeping you here, honey.” I gasped at the screen. Did she just kick Madison Young out of bed?! Shit.
(Remember that time I wrote about Avah fucking Madison Young? Yeah, me too.)
Blakovich is also, eventually, paired with her character’s rival, Dallas (playing Violet), at the end of the film (not to, ahem, give away the plot or anything). The scene is more tender than others, but still very hot. I really love the way Dallas makes noise, very low-pitched and incredibly hot.
Blakovich is not the only one who gets to fuck – Dylan Rion gets her chance with Javier, in a hot hot scene in a van involving an impromptu spreader bar at her knees made of (I think?) a golf club and rope. She’s one of my personal favorite bottoms in all the porn I’ve seen, so that scene definitely sticks out.
And plus? Rion leaves her heels on.
Even Houston makes an appearance, briefly, as a reporter.
Pink & White – Houston’s production company – and Houston herself – have been hailed again and again as innovative, cutting edge, and authentic, and though it is starting to sound redundant, I can’t not praise her vision: she directs real genderqueer porn, with butches, femmes, bois, and trans folks, in real scenarios with real sex that both inspires and reflects my own sex life. I never saw myself reflected in porn until I started watching Houston’s work – and for that, I will pick up every DVD Houston releases, to support her.
Buy the DVD from Blowfish or from your local women-owned sex-positive sex shop.
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