Review – The Art of Blowjob & Slow Motion Blowjob

Lovely French-Canadian Camille Crimson is a full-time erotic model and webmaster – the brains, beauty, and mouth behind “beautiful porn” sites The Art of Blowjob and Slow Motion Blowjob.

Camille and her partner Mike Flirt work together to make their reality your fantasy. It’s a beautiful life that they just happen to let you see!!

(pictured: Camille Crimson)

I recently spoke with Sophie Delancey, a fascinating and passionate young woman who does the PR and marketing for both Camille’s sites (and others). After talking with Sophie and reading through Camille’s blog, I became really curious – what was this like, this whole “beautiful porn” artistic blowjob thing?

Let’s find out, shall we..?

 

TheArtofBlowjob.com

As you all know, I always go to the back of the box – the synopsis – before getting too far into any content. Thus, as a website’s “back of the box” equivalent is the “About” section, we have:

The Art of Blowjob is a site that Mike [Flirt] and I [Camille Crimson] created together back in fall of 2007. We wanted to change the face of porn and show that it could be something beautiful. We had experience with our erotic photography site (Dolorem) but we wanted to have a more specific focus and to expand into creating gorgeous videos as well.

We own, operate and star in the site ourselves (just the two of us) and it is our life’s work to create sensual and beautiful blowjob photos and videos. The site updates every Friday with content focusing on our loving relationship and our passionate explorations of oral sex. The videos don’t contain any dialogue and they have wonderful, stylistically appropriate music to set the mood. There’s an emphasis on teasing and a variety of outfits and themes, from totally nude to wearing some special lingerie or just wearing a cute outfit. [here]

ooooooooh!!

At this moment, Art of Blowjob features over 350 “updates” – about 2/3 videos and 1/3 photo sets. I randomly selected a couple of photo sets and about five videos; this review is based on those bits of content only (fyi).

Camille is featured very prominently throughout the site obviously, but you also do get to see quite a bit of Mike (mostly his penis, but occasionally his entire self). The photo sets are quite pretty, very lovey and romantic – like daily life if you were gorgeous, had an awesome home, and were always doing fun things. Structurally, each video is very similar – Camille gives Mike a blowjob, and each scene is set to some pretty music. Things change up in terms of lighting, costuming, and range of raunch. (there is actually very little raunch here, but there are occasional facials and cum play)

It’s very specific and very well-done. Not surprisingly, Art of Blowjob has received some accolades. The site won a Feminist Porn Award for Best Website in 2011 and was recently nominated for XBIZ Specialty Site of the Year. A DVD-version of some of their content (distributed by Hustler/LFP) also recently received a nod from AVN for Best Oral Release.

Buy your copy of Art of Blowjob and/or watch it now here.

(pictured: Camille and Mike)

 

SlowMotionBlowjob.com

The “back of the box”/’About” again:

Slow Motion Blowjob is a brand-new website devoted to Camille Crimson’s legendary sensual blowjobs, framed in a different light. Her technique is displayed here in slow motion to capture the beauty and eroticism of oral sex. These nearly seamless scenes stretch out over long intervals, hypnotizing with soothing music and creating the perfect atmosphere of seduction.

Each film showcases every incredibly skilled lick, sharing the way her lips slide down to the base of the shaft to deep throat passionately and drawing special attention to the way she uses her talented hands and beautiful breasts to enhance the pleasure of a truly amazing blowjob. Take the time to see true pleasure in vivid detail. Experience a blowjob like never before, capturing every nuance in gorgeous high-definition slow motion film. [here]

Put simply, Slow Motion Blowjob is Art of Blowjob… in slow mo. The site – which has only been around since summer, 2012 – currently features 30 updates, all in HD. For whatever reason, I couldn’t get any of them to load/play (maybe it’s my internet? but my internet is super fast… maybe I’m just impatient?!! slow motion might not be for me…); but, just on the basis of the titling, these clips appear to be slowed down versions of Art of Blowjob content. Consequently, I assume the comments I made above about costuming, lighting, etc stand here as well.

[and, if all this is the case, I gotta give Camille and Mike major props for repurposing their content]

Not surprisingly, Slow Motion Blowjob was recently nominated for AVN’s Best Alternative Site Award.

 

But what does it all mean?

In terms of adult content only, Slow Motion Blowjob and Art of Blowjob are fairly straightforward – very well-done, nichey spaces where consumers with predilections to several key sexy markers (ie redheads, blowjobs, conventional “romance” and sweetness) can get exactly what they want. But there’s definitely more than convention to both these sites…

According to some press material:

The DVD [version of Art of Blowjob] and site are founded on the principles of beautiful porn: artful aesthetics, genuine connection, respect for both the performers and the audience and erotic sensuality. They’re a real couple making the kind of porn they want to see, and clearly the mainstream wants to see it too. Performer and webmaster Camille Crimson saw significance with this recognition: “It’s so amazing to receive more nominations from industry organizations like AVN. What we’re doing is different, but this makes us feel like there’s lots of room for creativity and authenticity in porn. Getting to make a DVD with Hustler/LFP was certainly an example of how we’ve been embraced by the mainstream, but having it be nominated for such a popular category is even more gratifying!”

With these nominations, Camille and Mike are confident that increasing awareness and enthusiasm for beautiful porn will lead to carving out a substantial space in the adult industry. They are entering the new year with exciting new projects and prospects to revolutionize porn…

[Art of Blowjob features a real couple who makes] their own porn based on a commitment to artistry, genuine connection, authentic sexuality and a strong attention to detail. The result is something completely different from most mainstream offerings: beautiful porn. [original text referring to an additional site as well; statements stand regardless]

Interesting.

 

In exploring Slow Motion Blowjob and Art of Blowjob, two things kept coming to mind:

1. I really like Camille Crimson.

I hate to confess it, but the most interesting thing about either of these sites (to me) was Camille’s blog. She’s smart, she’s sweet, she’s unapologetic, and she looks like a heck of a lot of fun. She seems to share a lot about herself but not in a “can you buy me something?” kind of way – I liked that.

Whatsmore, her posts are well-balanced between daily life adventures, sex and sexy things, and really thoughtful and thought-provoking commentary. Camille is all the way in Canada, but she pays attention to industry politics in LA. Given that lots of people here could give two shits about awareness, much less taking action, I loved that.

I know that Camille’s blog is a key part of her suite of sites, thus it certainly must be crafted to compliment her wider mission, goals, branding, and products; but the fact is, I like what she’s selling.

(pictured: motorcycle mama, sell me some more!!)

But I also wonder…

2. How do you turn conventional into a transgressive niche?

There are a lot of apparent “conventions” (read: very loaded dimensions) embedded in Slow Motion Blowjob and Art of Blowjob: the production value is very high, both sites are dedicated to blowjobs (a sex act with quite a contentious history), Camille embodies a very “mainstream” notion of gorgeous, her relationship is (apparently) heterosexual and monogamous, she and Mike appear to live a fairly upper-middle class life, etc etc…

Further, both sites describe themselves as “beautiful porn” which, as we know from the quote above, consists of “artful aesthetics, genuine connection, respect for both the performers and the audience, and erotic sensuality.” Each one of these dimensions is highly variable: what is “artful”? What is “genuine”? etc etc. Finally, there is the embedded notion that Camille and Mike are attempting to capture their “real” lives.

The question then remains: what is “real”? And what about the version of “real” that Camille and Mike are selling? What are the implications of touting this specific version of reality and/or authenticity? And how is this trangressive?

[fyi: those questions are intentionally over-the-top… personal preferences aside, both sites are beautiful, sexy, and very well-done. keeping it simple, I got no complaints or criticisms here]

Hmmm…

Here’s the thing: from what I can see, Camille and Mike are not showing us their “real” lives. Real life is not set to perfect pretty music, nor is real life always perfectly coiffed with a perfect red lip.

*BUT* real life might feel so epic in one’s heart that it looks this perfect in your mind. In this respect, I feel that Camille and Mike are documenting their life together as they feel it. Slow Motion Blowjob and Art of Blowjob are a cross between amateur and web cam (in the sense that you get to watch something that feels like a peek into others’ lives), conventional professional production and performance (in the sense that this is content that is developed), and a couple’s projected imagery – Mike and Camille seem to create a fantasy version of their life as they see it.

Now, I could go on and on about why and how the fantasy version of their life as they see it engages problematic versions of all the conventions I described above, but I don’t think that sort of “obvious” interpretation would do justice to what’s going on here. I’d rather focus on the fact that, just like other more “conventionally” (ha!!) alt or indie production spaces, this space finds a way to engage fairly conventional in a way that seems authentic.

Maybe you watch some other niche content (bj or otherwise)… maybe you watch some other “amateur” content with high production value… maybe you watch other romance porn or content that features conventionally beautiful women… OK. But when have you ever seen all of that at once, all wrapped up in a package that could seriously be that one serene and beautiful couple from your neighborhood?

It’s difficult to wrap your mind around, but Camille and Mike are like nothing and everything you’ve ever seen or “seen” before. They are living performance art, by which they seem to transform their own lives and, thus, our lives as well.

(pictured: Camille… authentic, in perfect HD)

 

Camille’s blog is awesome!!

To learn more about Sophie Delancey, have a listen to her interview with PVV right –> here <–

Check out SlowMotionBlowjob.com and TheArtofBlowjob.com – beautiful porn!!

 

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