Bliss (2003) is a 30 minute Oxygen Network offering in Canada. It is
erotica made by and for women. Frankly, 30 minutes is long enough for each of
the eight simple stories. As these are made for women, much of the screen time
is taken up showing facial close-ups, and the male characters are rather
one-dimensional. They were not, however, hard to watch, and most featured
breasts and the occasional buns.
Episode 1: Three
Jennifer Podemski and two male friends live in a remote estate as
roommates. She invites a male friend for dinner, and when the friend doesn't
show, they do the logical thing -- they have a three-way. It takes the guys
the rest of the half hour to get used to the idea.
Jennifer Podemski shows breasts.
Episode 2: Nina's Muse
Nina wants to learn the secret of casual sex, and somehow thinks secretly
photography her gay slut neighbor is going to provide her the answers. She
eventually makes contact with him, and discovers that he is not entirely gay.
Thea Gill shows breasts.
Episode 3: Cat Got Your Tongue?
An older woman has an affair with a friend of her college-aged son. No
Episode 4: The Marvelon
The Marvelon is a clothing alteration store run by lipstick lesbian Linda
Boyd. When a very butch Lauren Evans brings in her drag outfit for tailoring,
Boyd's old lover, who is due to marry another woman, does not approve of this
young woman who uses strap-ons. For her part, Evans doesn't understand
lesbians who act straight. Both Boyd and Evans show breasts.
Episode 5: Chasty
A nun, about to take her final vows, works in a food bank. One minor
problem. She is in lust with her male coworker. While there is no nudity, I
found Cara Pifko to be the most appealing woman
in the series, and included a shot of her in a bra.
Episode 6: Office Management
Professional woman Rachel Hayward only wants
men for one thing, and only twice a week. She dumps her current lover, and
puts an add up on a dating site. The young man that responds is a romantic.
Will he win her over? Rachel shows breasts and buns.
Episode 7: The Piano Tuner
Neglected housewife Shannon Lawson seduces the
blind man who comes to tune her piano. She shows breasts and buns, and he
shows her the attention she has been missing.
Episode 8: Aural Sex
Danny Gilmore has a late night radio show, where he reads erotic letters
from listeners. Lately, he has been reading hot bondage letters from someone
named Lulu. His girlfriend, Raven Dauda, listens intently. No wonder, as she
is Lulu. Raven Dauda shows breasts.
If you believe IMDb scores, nobody saw this, and the few that did didn't
much like it. 13 voters give it a 4.2. The comments are a little more
positive. It is estrogen-centric, but it didn't fare any better with female
voters. Most of the women are relatively plain, and should not have
intimidated female viewers. I found it acceptable for very soft couples
erotica. The 30 minute length of each segment was a big plus. This is a C-.