There's reality Japanese adult video production companies such as HOT ENTERTAINMENT that inject oodles of realism into their AV titles and then there's makers like GOGOS that make reality with just slivers of AV thrown in. Both cater to fans of anti-fakery, but the execution is significantly different. With GOGOS, about a third of their impressive 10 title-a-month lineup is admittedly very AV'ish as massage clinics that focus on sexual therapy don't really exist. However, pretty much everything else they do are all too true examples of romances of the sublunary kind.
It was just a few months ago when we showcased one of their bread-and-butter heterosexual onsen getaway titles and not too long before that we showed the first iteration of their FIRST TIME LESBIANS SECRET HOT SPRINGS VACATION series. Today we bring you PART TWO of this 4-part compilation collection all about real lesbians (and those on the fence) off on a weekend getaway for some private exploration.
Originally this series was released as 16 individual titles each clocking in around 150 minutes. Some fans loved them and others were nonplussed. As some of you may have already experienced with our previous full length hot springs update by GOGOS, their original release titles feature an INSANE amount of buildup via dialog. That movie didn't even have a kiss until the one hour mark. Everything before was talking here and there. It helped one gain a real insight into who the actress was which made the sexual payoff all the more salient.
Scene 1's original DVD cover
Of course some viewers--many viewers, really--don't have the patience for that and we don't blame them: there's a huge difference between WATCHING a title with an immense amount of talking and READING one that's been subtitled. ZENRA is about bringing you all exclusively subtitled Japanese AV, but we do know that 'talkies' can be a turn-off if the dialog is *too* constant. GOGOS felt this as well and after the 16th and final* title of the original lesbian hot springs series was released (*they may be returning to this series later this year!), they cut each significantly down into bite-size 1-hour segments. Basically a huge amount of the dialog was removed, but all the sex was left in place so fans of female skin-on-skin action should have nothing to grumble about.
FIRST TIME LESBIANS HOT SPRINGS VACATION is a personal series. In other words, it's pretty much all filmed by a hand-held camera wielded by the 'navigator'. Camera crews, professional lighting, and more is absent. What we have inside is more of a video diary of an aspiring same-sex couple's first hot springs getaway. It's cozy and aside from the fourth scene, feels much more akin to real lesbians enjoying each other's time rather than two attractive women performing for the camera.
SAKIE is the name of the navigator in 3 of the 4 scenes in this 4-hour double update. The Japanese-language reviews sometimes were a bit polemic about her which I feel is unwarranted. They said she's not attractive and other things of a rotten nature. I agree that she may not be a classic beauty, but she absolutely NAILS the matronly aspect that's so very much needed in a release like this. Having a slightly older woman take a much younger and curious one under her wing makes this feel all the more authentic.
Scene 2's original DVD cover
A week ago (as of writing this review) I had the opportunity to have dinner with the heads of GOGOS in Tokyo and asked about the future of this series. They said one of the problems was how difficult it was for the navigator to keep on holding the camera. Hand-held cameras still aren't super light and it really does take a skilled hand to get the best shots. There actually was a female staff member involved with the filming of this series who did do some camerawork during some of the scenes (or at least helped find the optimal positions while SAKIE/REI (the other navigator) and her lesbian partner continued their romance). That along with the costs have made this type of title something not on GOGOS' high priority list, but they have expressed an interest in rekindling it.
In the meantime, we've 2 more compilations each 4 hours in length that we'll be showing later this year. Expect more SAKIE, more REI, and another eight young Japanese women who feel men have let them down one too many times. They want to find out if lesbian relationships are for them and that's where our navigators swoop in to assist.
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