“Indirect Relations”: One Step Farther

By: Val Williams

“Family Roleplay” porn, or fauxcest, as we call it to avoid using its real and much more actionable name, is in the boom state right now, with a couple of studios – Digital Sin mostly, with the Girlsway family leading the charge on the lesbian front – cranking out well-shot, inoffensive family fantasy titles that are guaranteed squeaky clean and defensible in a court of law, or against a community standards obscenity charge. It’s only STEP-relations, right? See – it says right on the box. As for the rest, bandwagon-jumpers flood the market with a torrent of half-hearted, hurried junk that seems to miss the point of the particular fantasy: It’s supposed to be be detailed, personal, in-depth – and dirty. It’s taboo, it’s forbidden, and it’s supposed to be wrong. Even the most committed of the people producing incest porn shy away from the really taboo part of it by skating around the subject on step-skates, and only the most die-hard fetishist is going to be able to lose himself in the whitewashed fantasy.

But now there’s Pretty Dirty, leaning into the taboo with “Indirect Relations,” the story of a corrupt cop with a yen for his daughter. Not his stepdaughter, not his ex-wife’s kid, but his actual flesh-and-blood daughter. Relax, puritans, he doesn’t fuck her. He does set her up with a pair of CI junkies in a remote cabin so he can watch her get seduced into giving up her virginity. And then, once she’s well and truly in it, with a cock in her mouth and a girl fingering her pussy, following her partner’s instructions to tell him how much she needs daddy’s cock, he appears behind her to experience her deflowering as closely as a dad can – by fucking a girl right next to her as she goes through all the motions of a standard porn scene.

Neither Derrick Pierce nor Kristen Scott is in the least credible – Pierce hasn’t really gotten to the point where he looks like an old enough man to have a daughter that age, and Scott is entirely too willing to suck a stranger’s cock at the drop of a hat to be in any way convincing as a virgin who expects her dad along at any minute. The plot, such as it is, isn’t so much a story as it is a suggestion, relies (wisely) on the aura of creepy that Pierce is able to muster almost effortlessly. And that is where “Indirect Relations” makes its bones and distinguishes itself from its fellows: in the unswerving commitment to an itchy sense of creepiness. Whatever your feelings about intrafamily sexual relationships, you’ll shudder a little as Pierce talks to his daughter while he shaves his head. You could be staunchly in favor of fucking any member of your family that crossed your path, and his performance would make you think about why we think it’s wrong socially as opposed to legally.

“Indirect Relations” isn’t the first property to experiment with relatives being in close proximity during sexual situations; a long series of “Mothers Teaching Daughters to Suck Cock” movies from Devils Films delivered exactly what it promised – not real relatives, but actresses portraying them – and there have been several sets of twins and sisters who have done scenes together, fucking the same guy or guys while contriving elaborate reasons to not touch each other, but “Indirect Relations” is one of the first to really make a point of highlighting and emphasizing the creepiness; the inappropriate is so in focus that it becomes uncomfortable – unless that’s what you came for, which is where “Indirect Relations” leaves its competitors in the dust. Where other companies stress step-relations and gloss over the emotional repercussions of fucking a parent or sibling, Pretty Dirty offers you a picture of a really disturbed person engaging in what verges on a crime, and makes no apologies for doing so.

Pierce’s desire to see his daughter lose her virginity – and his stated wish to take it even though he knows he can’t – is yet another tiny step deeper into the woods, represents a bit of pushing the envelope, expanding the boundaries that is entirely in tune with what porn does best. In itself, it’s not really a bold exploration, and it may be lost in the welter of family porn that carpets the ground, but maybe a few years from now we’ll look back at it as the dawning of a new golden era (or a dark age, depending on how you feel about banging your relatives).

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