I can’t believe it but our third film is finally finished. After a 16 hour day in the edit suite yesterday, a night on the edit suites floor and another busy day today, here its is: “Feeling it!” – hot of the press. I am on the train back to Brighton right now with dark shadows under my eyes and an even bigger smile on my face. This film has been a long time coming and there were many set backs in the production. So now to be able to walk away from the edit suite with one DVD master – the result of 6 months work and 70 tapes of rushes is an exhilarating feeling.
My motto “Feeling it, not faking it!”, is being embraced passionately by the authentic performers. The results are breathtaking (female) orgasms and a humane portrayal of human sensuality to inspire the viewers. The film breaks away from stereotypical and discriminative characterisation of people in many porn films – such as women being “dirty sluts” and black men being nothing more than a “cocks on legs”. To me the performers are individuals with their unique, physical and emotional needs and desires, rather than well oiled “fuck machines” that go through the motions of porn.
I enjoy to challenge prejudices and stereotypes that we have about gender, race and sexuality. I believe in the equality of sexes and races and I strive to create what could be called “humanist” porn.
“Feeling it!” continues to cross over the boundaries between art and porn by featuring artistic sex scene with explicit content such as a body paint sequence and a girl on girl play scene where a lace pattern on the girls’ bodies was created through shadows from a parasol. These kind of scenes are essential to my films. I love to shoot artistic scenes that feature sex but rather than showing all the explicit details brightly lit and (porno-) graphic, I choose to add layers through body paint or shadows. Rather than bombarding the image bank in the brain of the viewer with clear cut hard-core images that they have seen many times before, I enjoy to inspire the viewer’s imagination with more creative imagery. It’s about inspiration and titillation. That’s the essence of erotica to me.
I now have to get the BBFC license and then hope the film will be out and available at the beginning of March. At sixty seven minutes this film is longer than my first two productions but just as varied as “Female Fantasies” whilst maintaining a strong focus on female pleasure. There are many exciting special features such as a “making-of” documentary, a ‘porn parody’ and an in-depth interview with me, explaining my vision of sensual porn. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the lovely people who helped making this movie. A special thank you to all the performers for placing their trust in me, going with the flow and ‘feeling it’. This film looks good and feels right and I hope you will like it. More info on the film: http://www.feelingit.co.uk
Whilst the BBFC is licensing the film, I am off on a well earned break to sunny Mexico. I can’t wait to walk barefoot on the warm sand and float in the emerald sea with no computer in sight – just for a few weeks of freedom and play…
It has been a wonderful few days: Yesterday I received an email from Annie Sprinkle with comments about our second movie, “Female Fantasies”. The subject of the email was “Fabulous” which was a good start. She then told me that she thought the cats was fantastic and that we basically created a completely new erotic film genre. She said that that the film and the making off documentary “captured her heart and her pussy”. There could not be a greater compliment than this from Annie who is an icon for sexual liberation, erotic performance art and tantric teachings. Thank you, Annie !
Today Spanish TV came around and interviewed Violetta and me on a feature on fantasies. The creative crew was a pleasure to work with. Their extremely talented camera woman had a field day in my golden boudoir and set up beautiful shots using my mirrors. We really clicked and it is likely that she might join us and do the camera with me on our next film production.
I have been thinking quiet some time now about focusing more on directing rather than doing the main camera but found it difficult to find a suitable camera person who is talented in creating visual tableaux and sensitive towards the subject and gets on with the performers. I think I might have found the perfect person that has been missing in our crew and will be able to enrich our shoots. Sisters are doing it !
First of all: happy new year to everyone! I have been busy catching up with boring bits as admin and accounting. What cheered me up today was receiving some inspirational “fan mail”. J. and M. wrote to me:
Just to say that we really loved your recent DVD…. We are a bi and kinky couple and sadly we find so many sexy videos lacking in realism and they do little for us. But we loved yours a lot – it hit many inner chords. We think it is rare to find a work that is equivocal in its approach to bi men and women: thanks so much for that (means a lot, especially for J.)
At least it acknowledged that well known, but oft publicly denied, fact that most women love seeing men play….and we both loved the sensual shared kissing you show all round: that is something we have always really loved doing with people of either sex – before, during and after!
Guess ‘Fantasies’ will be essential viewing from now on for any shared evenings we have… Hope you follow the bisexual route in your future works,
Love from us to you
J. and M. xx
It was so nice to receive a letter like this. To be appreciated for creating porn that is radically different, exploring what is taboo in mainstream porn: sensuality, intimacy; men as objects of female desire and male bisexuality. I would love to feature more male bisexuality my only problem is to find the men who are comfortable being filmed living out their bisexual side. Somehow there is still a huge stigma attached to men being bi. A lot of bi guys told me that they would never want to be captured on film being bi as then they would be tagged as “gay”. It is frustrating. Gorgeous bi men who would enjoy being filmed are like diamonds. If you know of any or are one yourself, please get in touch!