And don't forget Buffy Malibu, who was the female equivalent of Ed Powers at that time. Her 'Nasty Girls' line was the first g/g series (to my knowledge anyway) when a female director interacted with her scene participants or just allowed them to speak prior to the scenes. Those videos were my favorite at the time and much to my delight this approach would be perfected quite a few years later with Club 59's titles directed by Mason, which in my estimation stands as her definitive works.But getting back to the subject at hand, which is Girlfriends Films. In spite of all of the problematical elements that have been spelled out here, from a stylistic vantage point I will still take their videos over anything that was being put out in the 1990's or turn of the century.And that is something of a painful admission for me because 90's g/g was what I came of porn age watching. It is akin to saying that the music you grew up listening to did not stand the test of time as your favorite. Even though you will always have a special fondness for it.
Huh, I never thought of that angle, the imagery I came of age with. Probably because the "music I grew up with" in terms of g/g imagery was still photos, not videos. And like you, I too have warm feelings for that old porn, kind of like an old friend.
The first vids I saw were the mandatory g/g scenes on 1980s VHS porn tapes from the backrooms of the video rental stores of that era.
To use your musical analogy, compared to GFF and post-revolution g/g porn, vids from that era feel like this:
Well, I got that year 2000 idea, from this thread's originator, Runaway, since, in his 1st post, which began this thread, he said that GFF has been in the g/g market for "around 17 or 18 years".But anyhow, would you agree that Viv Thomas was as responsible, as anyone, for raising the bar on what's considered quality g/g erotica?Because, IMO, it was Viv who was including genuinely good g/g kissing in his productions, before it could be found almost anywhere else. And prime examples of that are the 2004 DVD "Six Days with Vera: Volume One", as well as its sequel: Volume Two, which was also put out in 2004. And then there was Viv's absolutely classic example of really erotic g/g scenes, his 2005 DVD release "The Office Girls", which by a lucky chance, happened to be the 1st Viv g/g material that I ever ran into, just by accident, as a blind rental pick in a video store. Never having seen such erotic g/g, I wasted no time in making a DVD copy of "The Office Girls", before realizing that I could go ahead & order Viv Thomas g/g DVDs, directly from LLV.Anyhow, may you enjoy countless, quality, woman with woman, seduction and lovemaking scenes, as the future unfolds! LovesWomenFrenching "It is a rare thing indeed, to ever observe in nature, anything so beautiful, as the sight of 2 pretty women, with one engaged in slowly sucking on the tongue of the other."(firstname.lastname@example.org)
I don't know whether Viv or Dan (GFF) were the original "Christopher Columbus" discovering this beautiful new world of high quality g/g erotica; I think they got there independently about the same time so I credit both equally. Along with Abby Winter, who also arrived then with a slightly different but just as effective formula.
The Vera scene on the couch with Jo in Six Days 2 is one of those classic scenes that made my head explode the first time I saw it.
I was glad to see you write that Vera's scene with Jo in "Six Days With Vera 2" "made my head explode". But a second after reading that, I found myself wondering "Which head was Aristide referring to?" (BTW, have always just loved the cute, little, adorable, Vera, as well as the wonderful Jo.)LovesWomenFrenching "It is a rare thing indeed, to ever observe in nature, anything so beautiful, as the sight of 2 pretty women, with one engaged in slowly sucking on the tongue of the other."(email@example.com)