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Released: Feb 28th, 2011
Running Time: 130 Min.
Director: Eddie Powell
Company: New Sensations
DVD Extras: Cumshot Recap, Outtakes, Still Gallery(ies), Trailer(s)
Cast: Tony DeSergio, Lexi Belle, Kimberly Kane, Allie Haze, Chad Alva, Zoe Voss, Xander Corvus
Critical Rating: AAAA 1/2
David (Xander Corvus) can't believe his luck when Jen (Allie Haze) moves in next door. When he's at a loss for words, David's roommate Steve (Chad Alva) devises a scheme that is certain to bring them together. Is there no limit to what a man will do for the sake of a shot at love? Find out in this romance about a man, a woman and the little pup that brought them together by nearly tearing them apart.
The Romance Series has earned many kudos, from critical raves to a recent nod from the Feminist Porn Awards (the latter for A Little Part of Me). And here’s another excellent effort from the New Sensations team, directed by Eddie Powell and starring several performers from other Romance titles. But in addition to the usual couples-friendly sex, pretty music and a plot that presses some emotional buttons, this outing is further blessed with naturalistic, relaxed and even funny performances.
Tired of one-night stands with women who don’t remember his name (even ones as pretty as Zoe Voss, who’s in the opening scene), David (Xander Corvus) complains to roommates Steve (Chad Alva) and Vicky (Kimberly Kane), who rouse themselves from their video-game stupor to push David in the direction of pretty neighbor Jen (Allie Haze). When Jenn’s dog shows up in their yard, Steve pushes David to hide the dog and get to know Jen while looking for the missing pet. Bad idea, but a great way to introduce that key element of screwball romance: a misunderstanding that threatens to keep apart two people who are made for each other.
The end is a foregone conclusion and there’s not much in the way of narrative twists and turns, but the characters along the way make the journey worthwhile. Lexi Belle plays Jen’s loopy artist friend, Meg, and Tony DeSergio is her pompous boyfriend, Roger; their tussle about aesthetics makes for nice foreplay, as does an intense Halo firefight for Steve and Vicky. Both sex scenes that follow are romantic, sensual and most of all believable. The foreplay is arousing and creates a sense of intimacy; it’s like real sex, only a lot prettier because of the attractiveness of the cast. And when we finally get the delayed gratification of seeing David and Jen get together, the erotic payoff is even bigger.
The titles in The Romance Series are generally the type of fare that can be stocked in even the most genteel adult boutique, and that’s especially true of Lost and Found. Even the box cover is ingratiating, with Haze looking every bit as endearing as the Boston terrier that Corvus is hiding behind his back.