Ding73ding's earlier comment: ...Most of the typical plot devices is lost on me, unless it's crazy or kinky. (Otherwise) it's just boring talking scenes that get in the way of the sex scene... hardly anyone in JAV (MO is no exception) can pull off these psycho/melo dramatic acting, so I hit the fast forward button...
'Course, we can't absolutely know unless we can understand their language, getting a better sense of how the lines are delivered, but - in general - I give my nod of approval to the acting ability of many JAV actresses. I get the feeling of an air of sincerity and naturalism that can be evasive with Western, and especially American, porn performers.
Oh great Jug Senpai, sometimes you bud in just to raise a conversation from the dead, don't you :O
I was being over
-cynical just to quit the conversation over the incest-abuse theme, since I was more interested in the present and future of MO rather than her past works. I have nearly all her vids and I've already watched each one multiple times and I's pretty confident CG was the same, so there's just no satisfactory answer and I was kind of ... killing off his side-thread with as much politeness and grace as I could muster. Now you've gone and expose me as a jerk. :beatup:
Actually I do care about JAV's plot, theme, mood, color, context, subtext and even subterfuge (which is pretty elusive, but evasive? wow that's heavy). Yes honestly, we are in the same boat right, we have seen thousands of top-grade boobs, lovely legs, tight asses and great pussy oh and pretty faces too. We have seen enough penetration of every thing into every hole. We have seen ejaculation and squirting of all kind of fluid onto, in and out of everywhere. And I'm man enough to admit it, I enjoy watching the male body too. But let's face it, without any set-up, just seeing a naked woman no longer give me the biggest turn-on (oh remember when I was 15, a fleeting glimpse of a bit of bra strap or a breeze revealing more than 2 inches above the knee was enough to give me a raging hard-on lasting all day).
I could probably agree with all the facts in your post (at least for argument's sake) but not share your overly rosy sentiment. Yes I agree many JAV (top) actors do sincerely try her best in her job. But I don't think doing her best is the same as I enjoying it best.
Here shall we agree to disagree? You think it's a refined performing art scene like off-off-boardway theater, I think it's a money-making machine like J-pop / K-pop. Doing best in J-pop means selling the most records and doing what most fans want. The more they try the better they get at being not quite what I want most.
I said "TYPICAL" plot devices are lost on me, I lied. It's not lost on me, I get it, probably get it more than you, with respect. I just got cynical about. MOST TYPICAL JAV that has theme (such as CG's abused by the brother-in-law, father-in-law or uncle
or the very popular "r***ing in front of husband") are tired, formulaic, unnatural, anachronistic. Take the abused by uncle theme. In the part of Asia I live in, the woman would punch the perv, scratch out his eyes, knee his nuts, call police and post his shitface on FB, in no particular order. Only in Japan (and maybe India) would a woman failed to put up resistance purely because of social hierarchy. (here we are not talking about the use of force, as it does happen everywhere. But as in CRS-018,
Actually I believe Japanese society is not as medieval as the typical JAV suggest. But the typical JAV consumers... now that's a group I don't feel shy about attacking. We all know the term Otaku. I don't need to get into it, let's say a good fraction of them will die a virgin and others will never get married and most of them will never be in love. There are horrifying statistics/survey on how this group prefers manga, anime, games and JAV over real sex (with girlfriend, wife or even hooker). They are so repulsive to women and there so many of them that more and more Japanese women are turning to non-human relations instead of dating or marrying one of those dysfunctional "man".
So... on one hand, there's no denying most aspects of JAV have improved a lot since the 80s (when I first watched them, trading precious few VHS tapes amongst fellow fans). On the other hand, the main target audience of JAV have went down. It used to be I was the pimple faced, hairy palmed boyo sneaking a peek at entertainment of mature well-off men. Now I'm the mature, successful man fishing for a couple good vids from amongst thousands of mediocre tedium optimally engineered for reproductively-challenged losers.
It does sound you've picked out one of the good vids or even gems CRS-018 to bolster your post. Which I thank you, I hope to find it somewhere and check it out (painless download requires payment right?) But my point remains the same, the TYPICAL JAV's plot/theme is just repetitious trite that I can't relate to and get in the way.
MO: no she's not well known for good themed vids. Like many S1 stars, her face and body is so hot, and her performance in sex scenes is so excellent, that the director/producer do tend to dial back the talking-drama a bit. MO herself does seek higher challenges, there was that ninja film in which she was clothed for many minutes and spoke many words. And she also starred in some B- or C- movies which were only R-rated. I respect her and love her for trying, but perhaps her true destiny is to do uncensored vids and making them as good or even better than censored JAV.
[DASD-005] ... I paid special attention to her vagina, and I don't see anything "ugly" about it
No, her infamously ugly pussy was a well-kept industry secret until her first uncensored vid was released. Was it 1pondo? Her 1pondo was either the first or second uncensored vid. You should look it up yourself if only to complete your encyclopedic brain. I have seen many ugly boobs, ugly faces, bad teeth, ugly asses in porn, but pussies... Rarely they are pretty but also rarely are they ugly. But hers... yikes... after her 1pondo came out, there was a period of at least a month I didn't even want to (re)-watch her censored vids. Even seeing her lovely face caused the associative memory of an ugly pussy to pop in my mind.
co-star Serina Hayakawa has been given center stage, she looks, if I may be cruel, comparatively and figuratively like a boy... next to Maria.
Haha I was so excited and I went and search for it. Sure enough I had it and seen it... I remember it was a good film, Serina is hot enough to hold her own next Maria, really. But I was disappointed that Serina isn't nearly as boyish as your remark. How interesting it would be, to pair up Maria with a girl with A (or A-minus) cup breasts and boyish haircut, in a sex slave film too.
Once in a blue moon I would start writing a kind of plot/script for imaginary JAVs after watching a good or great JAV that's still not quite perfect. I call these imaginary JAVs of mine sitporn, after sitcom, situation-pornography.
There would be much drama and tension but there would also be lots of nudity and sex. The key point is that the film shouldn't be divided neatly into melo-drama scenes and sex scenes. Every scene should be a mix of drama and sex. If it's a story scene, the drama and dialog should be about sex (even if no nudity or sex is on screen), or if it's a sex scene, the story should still be progressing. Demanding the viewer to divide his attention between masturbating and following the story. Somehow I'm reminded of The Crying Game (1992)... your mentioning Serina as a boy did that to me.