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Kay Brandt Interview: Director Of The Baumgartners Series

The second installment of the Baumgartners saga, Adventures With The Baumgartners , is beautifully filmed in a dream location with super star couple, Mick Blue and Anikka Albrite. Based off of author Selena Kitt’s bestselling book series and directed by award-winning powerhouse Kay Brandt, Adventures shows the continued growth between Doc and Mrs. Baumgartner as a sexual and happily married couple and introduces us to some new characters as well.

In Adventures With The Baumgartners, we meet two new couples that enjoy experimenting with open relationships and partner-swapping. The movie portrays these couples as having very happy and healthy attitudes towards non-monogamy. We asked Kay Brandt to tell us about her experience filming the series and her thoughts on non-traditional relationships.

Do you feel that polyamorous or non-monogamous relationships are becoming more commonplace and socially acceptable?

No, I don’t feel that way at all. A massive shift in consciousness and acceptance would have to take place in society first for polyamorous relationships to go mainstream, and I don’t think we’re even close to being there collectively. It’s been how many decades for gay rights and the entire LGBQT movement to find true societal acceptance? There’s too much religion dictating the importance of one-on-one, and there’s safety in tradition. To be cool with the three adults living in the house next door, and not question or judge when seeing them openly loving each other on their front lawns requires a very evolved way of thinking and judging others, and we’re just not there yet. And we may never be. That’s why polyamorous relationships make great foundations for storytelling in both movies and books. It’s a fantasy situation, and what so many people would want to do if given the freedom to at least explore it. When you think about it, having a third person in any situation where emotions are on the table and love is shared would probably drastically reduce the divorce rate. Especially if the three-way scenario’s one male and two women. Women do better when there’s a bestie close by to buffer moods, wants, and needs. It makes perfect sense to me.

What were the most important aspects of Doc and Mrs. B’s non-monogamous relationship that you wanted to be exemplified onscreen?

Their love for each other. Selena created a deeply in love and very happy couple in Doc and Carrie. They were written as a loving, trusting husband and wife where the open boundaries feel like natural extensions of their love. There’s a magical aspect to their love because Carrie feels entirely safe openly exploring her sexuality and passionate needs without worrying about how Doc will handle it. He’s so super okay with it all, and constantly lets Carrie know she’s his one and only, even when his dick’s in another woman’s pussy. That’s where the magic in their relationship exists – both Doc and Carrie are getting their needs met and everyone is safe and happy. I feel like I captured that dynamic in the movie and so much of that honest translation from book to screen was due to Anikka and Mick being similar to the characters in real life.

You write about different types of relationships within the film. Open relationships, threesomes, and foursomes are shown in a loving and exciting way. What would you say is the main focus of your dialogue when you write about these characters navigating these types of sexual situations?

See, the thing is, it’s not all my dialogue – it’s Selena’s. In Babysitting the Baumgartners, I literally transcribed the novel into script word for word. The dialogue spoken came directly from the book, which was written by Selena Kitt. Selena approved the script before I made the film, and I wanted it that way. I wanted her to be happy. We’re talking about a novel that’s sold millions of copies and put Selena on the map as an erotic novelist in a big way. I pulled as much content from the book as I could realistically film and kept the integrity of the original story. That was important to me because part of the intent in making a New York Times bestselling novel into an X-rated film was to connect with Selena’s readership base. For so many of her dedicated readers, bringing the Baumgartners to life was like seeing a fantasy come true, and I didn’t want to disappoint them. For Adventures though, the book was in process and in first-draft stage when I had to start writing the script. We’d decided that instead of filming the next book in the series, we’d create a brand new one. Creatively, Selena and I collaborated from start to finish with Adventures, which means together we decided how many sex scenes there should be (ten) and what they should be (boy/girl, BGG, BGGG, three GG, and more). I loved that we decided to make one of ten scenes between one male and three females because I’d never directed a scene like that before and I wanted the challenge. And a challenge it was, indeed. Four on a bed can sometimes look and feel like a game of Twister, and it’s tough for the camera crew, too.

Is there a difference you have experienced when writing for a heterosexual storyline versus a lesbian-themed narrative? What is the most challenging aspect of writing about any relationship for you?

Depth of honesty and emotion are first and foremost for me, and that goes for farcical comedy, too, like what happened in the movies I wrote/directed for the Mother-Daughter Exchange Club series when I was working for Girlfriends Films. In my all-girl 2012 Cherry movies, there’s a firestorm of emotions going on, and same for my boy-girl movie, Safe Landings. So, no, I haven’t found a difference writing lesbian or hetero material. Love is love, sex is sex, and emotions are emotions. These aspects don’t change due to sexual orientation. Not for me, anyway.

In Adventures, we see Sara Luvv’s character, Ronnie, really take what she learned from the Baumgartners’ relationship and apply it to her own romantic life. However, Ronnie’s love triangle between Vince and Gretchen gets somewhat entangled when Gretchen has jealous feelings over Ronnie’s other relationship. Do you have any advice on handling jealousy for couples in open relationships?

Oh my gosh, no, I don’t have advice to give on jealousy. It’s such a raw and common reaction that doesn’t respond to rational thought or analysis. It’s the bug that stirs within. But, my assessment on poly couples is that they aren’t jealous people to begin with, therefore, it’s not an issue. I think it would be tremendously difficult to be poly if you’re someone who suffers with jealousy. Trust, like in traditional relationships, must be the strongest part between all involved. Without trust, you can’t build a solid foundation for anything to work or grow.

How did you become involved with Adam & Eve?

I emailed them. Simple as that. And it took a few years before I made my first movie for them, Safe Landings.

In addition to your directorial role with Adam & Eve, you are a bestselling author of erotic fiction. What made you want to begin writing erotic literature and how did you begin presenting stage plays?

I’m a storyteller, so, it was natural for me to find a channel of expression other than writing screenplays. There were professional circumstances beyond my control that led to the transition from writing one format to another, and at the time I felt an overwhelming need to go “long form” and write manuscripts. And writing manuscripts as opposed to screenplays was very freeing creatively because I wasn’t restricted by structure, and I mean the structural format used when writing for screen, not books. Screenplays are rigid formats where less is more usually. Books are the exact opposite. It was like a hurricane was let loose in my soul when I was writing my first manuscript, and story after story flew out. Now, several years after my first book was published, I’m amazed at all the content I’ve produced and grateful I had the opportunity to devote time to the art and craft of book writing. It was an important road to explore and shockingly, it brought me right back into movie making.

When I produced my first stage play, it didn’t seem like a big undertaking, but it was. At the time, more and more writers and actors were producing their own plays, and so I thought I should too. This was before social media and YouTube and, as creatives, we had limited modes of showing off what our talents were if not cast in a movie or television show back in the 1990s. Too much creative downtime was the catalyst that spurred me to write plays and produce them. It was fairly inexpensive to do, and the results were mostly rewarding, and opened other doors for work. That’s the name of the creative game, to keep work coming in.

You released your first horror novella, Soles, in 2016. What was different about writing horror as opposed to writing an erotic novel?

When I write erotica, the story leads to sex because the characters are in pursuit of it. Soles is about a young man’s need to confront his demons. There’s the main difference. But writing is writing. Really, writing sex is just about using select words to describe an act, and it’s the same thing for writing horror, or any other genre. I had a story to tell, and it just happened to be Roland’s (the lead character in Soles), and sex didn’t fit into the overall tale. My next horror novel, Cutters is erotic, though, and will contain graphic sex as well as violence.

The World of Cherry book series has a ton of wonderful reviews and so many people have remarked upon the fictional world within the club as being incredibly realistic. The books translated so well into a film series. When writing erotic fiction, do you write with the intention of adapting the books into films?

I didn’t adapt The World of Cherry books. The two Cherry movies came first. So, the movies translated well into books, which is probably a first for erotica as well as mainstream films.

You’ve adapted two of Selena Kitt’s novels for the screen. Not only did you adapt Babysitting the Baumgartners, but previous to that release you filmed Safe Landings. How were you first introduced to Selena Kitt and her work?

Selena owns an indie publishing company, Excessica. When I’d completed my first manuscript, I sent query letters to publishers, received a few rejections, and a few invites. Selena’s invitation to publish through Excessica was the offer I picked and I’m so glad I did. It was truly meant to be. Making her books into films was the furthest thing from my mind at the time. I’d done research on Excessica and Selena, and was impressed by what I discovered about her and her businesses. Excessica has a good rep in erotica, and that’s important when it comes to attracting avid readers who want quality, and then add in Selena’s popularity – joining up with her was a no-brainer.

What about the Baumgartners characters appealed to you when you first read Selena Kitt’s book?

They were real yet living in a wonderful fantasy. They were sexual, passionate, and loving. What’s not to like?

After the overwhelming success of the first Baumgartners film, what made you want to continue the Baumgartners’ story?

Um, the overwhelming success – that’s why. And the fact that there are more books in the series as well as other potential ways to continue the story in new directions, like what we did with Adventures. And perhaps creating movies based on subplot characters, like Daphne and Ari played by Edyn Blair and Derrick Pierce. We touched a nerve by bringing such a beloved book to screen, and turned on a new fanbase – book readers as opposed to movie watchers. There’s plenty of fresh ideas for us to explore by continuing the series.

Critics and audiences were blown away at the concept of Forked. Combining a cooking reality show with porn stars, and having them cook their own personal recipes has never been done before. And we certainly learned a lot from watching Dick Chibbles in the kitchen. Forked won at XBIZ and AVN this year, in addition to receiving two XCritic Pick titles. AVN just announced Forked as their critic’s pick and is featured in this month’s publication. What was your inspiration for the porn/reality cooking show concept?

My inspiration was to do something completely fresh and new, to experiment, and to prove movies like Forked are needed and wanted. There’s an undeniable curiosity about adult stars, hence the popularity of performers on Twitter. And I wanted to celebrate another side of adult – the human side – where performers reveal more about themselves because, to me, that’s interesting. It’s almost taboo watching adult stars just be who they are, without the heavy facade of only being sexual creatures, and that turns me on. And that two-day shoot making Forked was the toughest one I’ve ever done because so much work went into it. It took me four days just to buy all the groceries before we filmed! There was so much magic on set and the cast was so happy to be cooking AND having sex. They loved having the opportunity to be so candid and have fun together, not simply fuck. They actually “thank” each other on camera – when does that happen in porn?

Do you plan to do any more reality-based movies in the future?

I would love to! I have a couple of ideas for different reality-type shows. And of course, I’d absolutely LOVE to make more Forked movies.

Do you have plans to make a third Baumgartners movie?

Selena and I are prepped to make more, as in, we have good ideas about where to take future installments if Adam & Eve wants to continue with the series.

What are the upcoming projects from Kay Brandt that we can look forward to?

In May I’ll be filming a new movie based on my upcoming novel, Naked. I don’t want to give too much away yet, but Naked is a very original concept and I’m looking forward to the challenge of adapting one of my own novels again.

I also have more books coming out this year, including the sequel to my first BDSM book, At Mother’s Command. A few weeks ago my novelette, “Hotwives and their Dirty Desires” was published and is selling strongly. I’ll be guesting on more radio shows and podcasts as well as updating my own YouTube channel.

Check out more from Kay Brandt here, and be sure to check out Adventures With The Baumgartners exclusively on HotMoviesForHer and brother website, HotMovies between May 9th and May 23.

The Authentic Lesbian Review: Lesbian Fashionistas

lesbian fashionistasI must admit, I pre-judged this one. The dyke inside me took one look at the box cover and decided nope, not for lesbians, not even a little. It’s glam and glossy with a model feel to it, and everything inside me was ready to bash it. I was wrong…dead wrong! It is all of those things, but that’s what enhances the plot and makes it great. Had I actually read the box cover I would have known that’s the point of this flick, but I didn’t, and trust me, I learned a lesson.

Adam & Eve’s Lesbian Fashionistas is about a “straight” woman, Liz, played by the beautiful Penny Pax, who is thrown into a lesbian filled fashion company with more on its mind than selling lingerie…way more! The opening credits are cool. The music reminds me of something between smooth jazz and the Red Shoe Diaries theme, and half naked women in lingerie are thrown in your face immediately, which is always a good thing. There’s an underlying artsy thing going on with the various camera angles and the overall feel of the set that I really liked. From the beginning I was drawn to Liz’s innocence. During her first phone call with her soon-to-be boss plus some, I found myself extremely turned on by her stumbling giddy nervousness. The entire time I’m thinking “Oh please, somebody hurry up and fuck her. She needs it soooo bad.” I really couldn’t wait for that innocence to be ruined!

Scene 1 – Sasha Knox & Nickey Huntsman

Rita, played by the flawless Sasha Knox, is the right hand to the boss and she happens to be the one in charge of showing Liz around headquarters on her first day. Liz is immediately faced with naked women touching and rubbing all over the place and the uneasiness mixed with extreme curiosity is all over her face. Things escalate rather quickly when Rita eyes a sexy young model, Nickey Huntsman, and just can’t keep her hands to herself. It’s obvious these models are fucking whenever they feel like it because nobody in the room besides Liz so much as bats an eye. Being watched doing the nasty is kinda my thing, so for this was perfect, especially with Liz’s reaction to the whole ordeal. She goes from curious to horny in less than 60 seconds and starts rubbing her pussy and breasts through her clothes. Rita is definitely in charge as she fondles, flips, and grinds all over Huntsman while undressing her. At this point the boss lady, Victoria, played by the drop dead gorgeous Ash Hollywood, walks in on the action and straight up to Liz. The action continues with titty sucking, finger fucking, and pussy licking before Knox pulls out a strap-on and goes in on Nickey’s shaved wet pussy. The sex itself isn’t anything we haven’t seen before, but the set-up is sure to make you cream a little more than usual. Not only is the pair being watched, but you can see something growing between Liz and new boss Victoria, as she watches for Liz’s reactions and grabs her hand. Straight, my ass!

Scene 2 – Anikka Albrite & Penny Pax

Anikka Albrite is fucking hot! (Mick Blue, you lucky bastard!) She also happens to be Liz’s roommate, Sky, and a little more open-minded than our shy and curious star. Liz tells Sky all about her first day on the job and how she doesn’t think it’s for her, but you can see something cooking in Sky’s head the whole time. Liz attempts to convince herself that she prefers her “strap-on attached to a man,” but readily agrees to let her gal pal fondle and suck her boobs (exactly how it happens in my dreams!). Unfortunately our little lez-virgin isn’t ready for much more, so watching that innocence get completely ruined isn’t a reality just yet, but can we please take a minute to worship Pax’s boobs for the amazing works of art that they are?! I mean, how Albrite didn’t break out into full motor boat mode I’ll never understand! That woman could hire me to hold those beautiful mounds up for her all day for less than 2 bucks an hour and I’d consider myself one of the luckiest people in the world!

Scene 3 – Sasha Knox & Selma Sins

I call this scene “Liz’s Vision” and it’s my favorite! Even after allowing her roommate to play with her perfect tits and realizing that there’s a side to her more than willing to explore sex with women, Liz decides to step away from the new gig. She’s scared to fully commit to everything, and I mean everything, her boss wants from her. But while out that’s exactly who Liz runs into and what ensues is pure perfection! The conversation is light, but the eyes Victoria and Liz make tells it all. From there Liz’s imagination kicks in and there’s no way this girl can hide behind that “straight” line anymore. What makes this scene my personal favorite is the lesbian dialect! Liz’s curious side is speaking through her vision and gets it so right! “It may seem strange at first, but the first time you put your lips on another woman’s lips, you’ll find that you’re home.” Um YES! I’m sold! “As soon as she responds just the way you would respond you’ll know that there’s nothing better…” Well, there I go! I swear I could listen to this scene with my eyes closed and get off just as easily as if I were watching. And, to add to the overall vision theme, the scene is shot in a dark room with just a flashlight illuminating different body parts. Flashlight sex, the language, and ambiance, plus Sasha Knox once again in control, makes for one happy authentic lesbian! Knox definitely knows her way around a pussy and Selma Sin’s moans drove me absolutely crazy! There are no toys in this one, just two woman, one sitting in a chair by the way, with fingers and tongues sensually exploring each other’s bodies to no end. As Selma’s moans heighten, you hear “See how she gives herself to you. See how much more satisfying it is to please a woman.” Dear Sappho, yes! This scene definitely goes down in history for me. Also, these two slip into the 69 position smoother and more sexily than anything I’ve ever been a part of in real life…they should win an award for that alone! I definitely didn’t want this one to end.

Scene 4 – Ash Hollywood, Penny Pax & Crew

When this one started I thought I would finally get to see Liz give in to her cravings. Instead, what we get is more of an extension of Scene 2. After that extraordinary vision that I watched a million times, Liz decides to go back and work for Victoria. This time, while on set, she can’t control herself and gives in to her urges, slowly sucking her boss’s tits and exchanging kisses. You can tell Liz took some mental notes when her roommate was showing her the ropes because she looks like everything but a first timer! Forgetting that the crew is in the room, and now playing with themselves, Liz and Victoria each touch themselves until they’re just about ready to cum. The other models in the room have no problems getting off on the action, but Liz snaps back to reality and runs off stating that she just can’t go there yet, leaving an extremely hot and ready half-naked Victoria standing in defeat. At this point, the chase has me completely intrigued and I like the tease. Each time we get a little more of Liz but not quite enough…it certainly keeps you watching.

Scene 5 – Ash Hollywood & Penny Pax

Nope, still no lez action for our main character, but we do get more titty sucking and this time it’s Boss Lady who takes control. They tease and feel each other up in a bathroom I’d kill for (seriously, it’s gorgeous), but that’s as far as it goes. What follows is Victoria asking her new interest to basically be her submissive and, in true girl fashion, Liz expresses her desire to be in a loving and equal relationship. After Victoria explains that she doesn’t know how to be in a loving relationship, I pretty much checked out. By the end of it all they decided Liz should still work for the company and that whatever it is they’re doing will be put on hold. You can judge this one for yourself…

Scene 6 – Anikka Albrite & Penny Pax

First off, the two roommates are sitting in their living room talking in their bra and panties…why didn’t this happen when I was in college?! My roommates were always in sweats for crying out loud! Clearly I was doing something wrong…anyway, the conversation gets hot and heavy with Liz confronting head on her desire for some lady loving. She describes her and Victoria’s previous encounter to Sky, and from there they’re off. Finally, we get to see Liz fully submerged in all that is lesbian sex, and it’s hot! Both ladies put on a hell of a show, but I was really impressed with how Pax’s character came across when it was her time to go down on Albrite’s sexy ass. Liz takes her time, somewhat reminiscent of an actual first time carpet muncher, and then after hearing, seeing, and feeling Albrite’s response she dives in. I think that’s how most first times go. Again, there are no toys and I like the decision. It keeps the focus solely on the roomies and how they work with and around each other’s bodies. My favorite part of the scene, probably because it’s my favorite power position, is when Albrite takes Pax between her legs, pins her arms behind her, and goes to town with some clit stimulation sure to get anybody off! Pax’s orgasm demands one from the viewer…job well done, Anikka! Safe to say, I was not disappointed after the long wait.

Scene 7 – Ash Hollywood & Penny Pax

At a company gathering, Victoria is determined to get what she wants from Liz and Liz is just as ready to give it up. The two again find themselves lost in each other while in a room full of people. They start out touching and kissing on a couch with the crew directly behind them and before you know it, they’re the only ones left in the room. I would have liked to see Liz fucked with a strap-on at least once, but instead we get a dose of facesitting that can’t be beat, so I’m more than willing to take that. Going into this scene there was no doubt in my mind that the pair would be able to take each other to multiple orgasms. Of course the pussy eating was on point, the finger fucking literally causes vibrations, which you can hear in Pax’s moaning, and they’re definitely enjoying themselves. I wanted the crew to stay and watch for the entire thing, but that’s probably just the voyeur in me demanding more of what we’ve already seen. The fact that this was chosen as the last scene enhances the sex since we’ve been waiting for these two to hook up since the very beginning. I hope there’s a part 2 because I’d love to find out if Liz ever accepts that submissive role! That could be hot!

Overall, I was thoroughly pleased (several times) with the movie! The sets are cool, the plot keeps you intrigued, the sex is awesome and the women are gorgeous! My girlfriend even sat down and watched Scene 3 with me after all my raving. I didn’t think I’d be as turned on by the glam of it all as I was, so that was fun. The fact that everything revolves around this high end lingerie company gives plenty of eye candy during talking points, so it’s easy to find yourself getting wet even while there’s no sex going on. I’ll definitely be watching this one again!

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