+ Exclusive French Content, Great Variety of Content & Models.
+ Long-Running Site, Good-Sized Archive, Updates Continue.
- Older Scenes Aren't HD, Some Shoots Broken into Parts.
- Update Info is Vague, Model Details are Very Limited.
User Reviews (20)
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Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
+Beautiful girls and hot scenes.
+Mostly French girls but some US and other European.
+Exclusive content and loads of it, with 5 updates per week.
+Variety of scenes/genres - boy-girl, girls-on-boy, boys-on-girl, group sex, lesbian, solo girl.
+Plenty of anal, DP, DV, fisting, toys etc.
+Good camera work and photos.
+Range of video formats - HD720, DIVX, MPEG, Quicktime, Windows Media and iPod.
+Can be downloaded or streamed with no download limits.
+Photosets are downloaded as ZIP files.
+Good download speeds (but see cons) and you can use a download manager.
+Fairly good navigation though it could be easier and the site less cramped.
+Easy management of subscription.
-The site layout is a bit cramped for my taste - from the navigation on the preview site, you'd expect the paid site to be the same but it's not and for the money I'd expect a better laid-out site.
-Streaming can't be fast-forwarded.
-DL speed with Firefox download manager is only 1MB/s, but over 3Mb/s using DownThemAll add-in, so I strongly advise using that or another download manager.
-Older content is DIVX maximum size 720x576 and even older content is just 320x240.
-If you're not a fan of condoms then you won't like this site as the guys are almost always wearing one for penetration (not great for the scene but great for the health and wellbeing of the performers).
-Cumshots are generally average though there are a few good ones.
-No PU member discount
This site is mostly young French women having sex with one or more guys, in nearly all cases, if a cock goes into the girl's pussy, it'll also go into her ass for much of the scene so it you like anal you'll like this site.
If there are two guys on the girl then they'll almost certainly DP her or even stick two cocks into her pussy, so DP lovers will enjoy the content, but if there's only one guy then in some scenes he'll fuck her ass whilst she simultaneously fucks herself with a dildo do there's DP even then.
One thing I didn't see at all was any creampie, but given the widespread condom use, that's to be expected I guess, though a few scenes have the guys cumming on the girl's pussy.
The use of condoms may put some people off but I didn't mind it - their use seems to be the standard policy for this site: in one scene with Gina Summers, she asks if the guy can fuck her without a condom but the guy tells her that the boss insists on performers using them.
Many of the videos show the scene being set-up by the director before the action begins.
Some of the girls are quite exotic - I'll leave you to check them out.
Some videos are just making-of or behind-the-scenes videos which may interest some people.
Download speeds are a bit disappointing unless you use a download manager, I used Firefox and DownThemAll add-in to get about 4MB/s download speeds.
The site claims to have 1622 videos and 130444 photos with 5 updates per week.
Overall a good site with great content for the money and well worth a look, though I still feel that navigation and site usability needs improvement.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
-Some old John B Root films are also available on the site. French Beauty and some others are really top class
-French models you cannot find elsewhere. Also many videos and photosets from the big names from France in their early days
-Mostly exclusive content. Some released as DVD's. They claim to have 750 original videos but quickly looking I'd say there's well over 1000 videos although the early ones are almost unviewable by today's standards
-Newer videos are very good looking 720p (.mov) available in multiple formats in lower res too
-Photos in up to 3000x2000 resolution with kind of amateurish and artful feel. Available as zip archives (the actual files are sometimes 9 folder levels deep inside the zip!)
-Good variation between soft and hard content. From solo posing to anal fisting, dap and such
-Compilation videos are good idea. They are like film releases made from scenes of a same theme. Easier downloading
-Reliable billers and no regional pricing
-Videos and photosets are separately listed. You have to do some searching to find the matching one if there is such
-Streaming player isn't very good. I couldn't skip forward to parts not yet loaded
-Somewhat mediocre download speeds at little over 3MB/s, sometimes lower, still tolerable. I had some larger 3-5GB compilation type best of files grind to halt or timeouting requiring restart as the downloads are apparently not pauseable
-Site navigation can be a bit clumsy at times, returning blank pages, requesting resending data when navigating with back/forward after filtering and sorting scenes and so on
-Videos can be quite short and skip right into action. Some might consider it a pro
-Condoms. I understand the need but would rather have my porn without
-Compilations feature duplicate content between each other and single scenes (obvious)
-Photos are probably taken during video shoots as they look like they could use more flash light
John B Root is a French pornographer of some fame and prestige, or so I think. This site is dedicated to his productions with various models and genres. The sortiment is really wide indeed as the site ranges from soft glamour and casting photoshoots to the most hardcore sex imagineable (DP, double anal, fisting all imaginable orifices), often with the very same girls at some later time. The whole site manages to capture sort of classy feeling that has both glam appeal but also sort of amateurish feeling you get with less used models who seem more confortable and often also seen having honest good time with each other. Mostly it's songle shoots but also complete John B Root films are avialable for download. The single scenes are often released at different times as photosets and videos while the full films come with very large attached photosets and usually a making of kind of film as long as the title itself and photosets from that too. The makin of pieces are necessarily not that sexual in content themselves but interesting watch nonetheless when you can see a small team of mostly actors and actresses travel to an exotic spot and shoot a movie filming each other and working as lighting assistant and such in each others scenes.
Photography is obviously in equal role on this site with videos. The photos are large and quite sharp with kind of amateurish but artsy feel to them. Pictures in zips lack on processing and they could be brighter to begin with. Also the are bit lowish on saturation when compared with leading photo sites and the likes of 21Sextury.com and DDFProd. That's partly post processing issue but the photoshoots could be bit better lit. No such issues with videos, they are bright and crisp. Only complaint is that they are bit on the shorter side and you can often see one cameraman in the picture of another camera. Photos are available as zips but even that could have been executed somewhat better. Some zips have 9 levels of loders before you reach the files while others have the file names start with "\" character making them invisible in Windows until extracted with some app like WinRAR.
Video offerings are top class in quality and 720p .mov has reasonable file sizes although it'd be nice to have 720p also in some streamable format. Besides normal single scene or half a scene videos, they also offer compilations that are videos put together from a number of scenes with similar content or same actress. The idea is good since these are easier to download than individual scenes although it's often hard to preview what you'll get. They obviously have duplicate content with the single scenes but sadly also with other compilations so you end up wasting some hd space. The bigger scenes also seem more likely to timeout while downloading. Some feature films are also available for download, and of course few dozen old John B Root classics directed for Marc Dorcel and others.
You can find many models on this site not really found elsewhere. They also have many bigger names that either started here or did scenes with John B Root at some point of their careers. Famous names include Angell Summers, Liza Del Sierra and some really early scenes by Melissa Lauren. Then there's many hot French actresses who probably never made it ouside France or had longer lasting careers in adult entertainment, personally I recognized Mathilda and Ally but if you've seen early 2000's Marc Dorcel DVD's, you'll likely find other familiar faces too.
Technical side is bit shaky here. The download speeds can vary a lot. I never got anything higher than 3,5MB/s when downloading a single file with DL manager but especially with the bigger files the rate may vary a lot, even stopping at timeswith restart needed so prepare with some time before starting download them. The site design is good looking if not so functional, it might be bit hard finding what you are looking for. The embedded streaming viewer is not that good for previewing, especially the big files as you can not skip forward to what has not yet been loaded. When you sort videos or photosets and try to browse back and forth between them, you often get blank (expired) pages sent to you with need to resend data or have your sorting preference disappear. Using right click and open in new tab helps a lot like it did with 21Sextury when they had similar issues.
All in all it's a bit hard to give rating for this site. Content is great in my opinion but the technical side could use some work, especially the slight download issues. Technically I would have rated this site 80 tops but the content is just great and unique and overweights the issues. Most of my cons are just minor nitpicking after all. French porn is sadly quite limited these days and this site is probably the strongest contender at the moment. Personally I wish Marc Dorcel launched a site in English that qualified for TPB.
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So let me say this, I haven't been so frustrated to the point of commenting on this site until now. After being so excited about the Shannya-tweeks update on this site I joined it again for the first time in a while. And of course, it's a complete disaster thanks to the incompetent camera men and editing. On the most recent review on here the member comments on this problem and it is NOT an exaggeration when he says that the camera view tends to change every few seconds, LITERALLY. Do you have any idea how annoying that is, especially when you're trying to get into the action? On the scene I talk about it just gets horrible to the point of vomiting, especially towards the end. Granted I'm not a big fan of fisting, which is what's happening, but probably 75% of the camera shot is on a blowjob instead of the real action. Then even when you get to see what's happening down below, 2-3 seconds later you're back up top again, then below, then up top, then below. Like a damn roller coaster. People, learn to shoot a damn scene with some sense! Keep the same shot for a little while, THEN change it. And shoot where the action is more! Geez! The sad thing is that it's like this on tons of scenes on this site.
This site has nothing to offer in the way of "hardcore". All the actors lack the qualities necessary. They are just a bunch of amateurs who act like they don't even want to be doing this. They don't do much of anything anyway. The models are not very good looking for the most part. The site is a waste of money as far as I am concerned. Site should be renamed to Explicite Nothing
I can't see this site being rated in the 90's. I've been a member twice over about 3 years, and even with the recent site redesign, there's too much about it that is below par:
the high price for full membership
the SLOW downloads
the blurriness of photos
the "artsy" and "fetishy" nature of the photos
the overly complicated/confusing navigation (in the NEW design)
the models (some are great, but a lot of them are so-so in looks)
That's my 2 bits. And some people might like the site a lot more than others do, but it's off my list.
I love the look of the European girls. Very natural and very sexy. Their sex scenes are very believable and it does not look contrived. My only gripe would be that their clips are outdated and they need to have fresh clips updated often.
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