Behind closed hotel doors, a group of friends tease, tempt, and delight each other.
Chelsea Poe, Trouble Films, and The Amsterdam Queer Porn Collective collaborate in this 3-scene collection.
“I love being dressed up with my friends in hot lingerie… being dolled up with a bunch of queers is always so much fun.”Courtney Trouble
The film starts abruptly, dropping us straight into a hotel room with five people as they start to seduce each other. Chelsea Poe, Dakota Spotlight, Nat Portnoy, Jamie Butine, and Zina Berlin are sprawled out on a huge hotel bed; and they are dressed up and sultry. Lingerie and lace are shed as the group of sirens start to enjoy each other. Skin is stroked, toes are licked, feathers are ruffled, asses are (lightly) flogged. The camera languishes, floating around them as they roll around in the half-sunlight.
There’s a sense of ease throughout the film, of people spending the ultimate sexy afternoon together, with all the time in the world. The fast-fuck urgency of mainstream porn is left behind, they have the space to explore, tease, try out every sex toy under the sun, and grin encouragingly as they come one by one, over and over.
This sweet scene is followed by a kinkier one (though still playfully light). Chelsea Poe is the naughty submissive, tied up and punished by Mona Summers. We see the gradual, intricate placement of the rope, the sleepy happiness in Poe’s eyes as she submits. Unlike other BDSM scenes, so often filmed in dungeons or dark rooms, this interaction is bathed in natural light; it is open, unabashed, and romantic. Poe is guided through increasingly intensifying sensations by a caring yet deliciously effective mistress, left to squirm in frustration when she isn’t spanked and excitedly squeal and moan when she is.
In the final scene of the trilogy, Nat Portnoy and Courtney Trouble enjoy each other in a huge bathroom, bathed in an almost luminous ethereal light, angelic and adoring. They guide each other as they play in the bathtub, having fun as they explore each other’s erogenous zones, discover ticklish places and sweet spots, laughing as they cry out and come in each other’s arms.
The daytime hotel setting of From Holland with Love is core to its joyful tranquillity. This is porn without an end goal, sex for the love of sex, a holiday from pressure and expectations. Instead, we see new lovers take pleasure in exploration and discovery. With love.
From Holland with Love is available from TroubleFilms, sold with a live commentary version with the cast discussing their experiences of making the film, and the joy of collaborating with queer performers from far-flung places.