An interview with Petra in the online Philadelphia CityPaper discussing Censorship in Porn.
I have spent the last couple of years investing a lot of time and money into building my own streaming service of porn by women. There have been many technical obstacles and “Cinema Joy” was supposed to finally launch by the end of this year. The site was meant to featuring my own erotica as well as porn by other female directors such as Shine Louise Houston and Maria Beatty – directors who shoot different female fantasies than I do. However, on the 1st December, new regulations relating to online porn content came into full force in the UK. Now my dream of finally making my films available to anybody who wanted to pay to view it, no matter where they are in the world, whenever they want it, has become impossible. The dream has become a nightmare.
I recently came across an online post with the title “9 Adult Entertainers Who Should Have Left The Industry Ages Ago”. The article slagged off mainly female performers in their fifties, amongst them such icons as Nina Hartley with the words “Its time for her to go; her breast-implants are older than many actresses in the industry” Ha ha.
The cult around “perfect”, young and surgically enhanced bodies is everywhere – from reality TV to porn – the media world is terrified by ageing and maturity, especially in women. If older women are featured at all in the media and porn, then it is usually in a derogatory manner. Hence, if women in porn are dirty slags and fucking cunts then women over 50 are dirty OLD slags and Fucking OLD cunts. They are the lowest of the low, not even worth to be looked at, doormats to be ridiculed and jizzed on.
It is as if women over fifty are meant to be invisible and asexual. Whereas mature men are considered to be attractive and desirable and stay in their TV presenter jobs, mature women are replaced with younger models.
Watch the Arte documentary on this year’s Pornfilmfest Berlin and the Premiere of Petra’s new film “(S)he Comes” now online: http://creative.arte.tv/de/pornofilm-berlin
Note: due to adult content, the clip is only available to view at night between 10 pm and 5 am.
Really? Yes, really.
We are delighted that Petra’s latest feature is now available to view on online: Stream.
This much-acclaimed film has just received an XBiz nomination for “Feminist release of the year”.
We hope you will enjoy watching (S)he Comes in our online theatre.
A look at the Berlin PornFilmFest featuring Petra.
Read this article online (French).
On the 18/11/2014, 19:00 (European Time) Petra and one of her male performers, Surj will appear in a talk show about porn. They will discuss with the Joiz team if and why women do indeed watch porn and what happens on the set of Petra’s porn shoots:
My heart is pounding and my mouth dry. I take my seat in the sold-out cinema. The vibe in the cinema is electric (or does it just feel like this to me?) This is the night. The night my performers and I have been waiting for: it is the premiere of “(S)he Comes” on a big screen in front of a real, big and bustling audience.
One of the curators of the Pornfilmfest introduces us and the movie starts. Even though I have seen my film literally hundreds of times when I was editing it, mixing and remixing the sound and approving all the colour-grading, this is a completely different experience. Everything is magnified on the big screen and by the reactions of the audience.
We’re very excited that our new movie (S)he Comes will be receiving its cinematic premiere at this year’s 9th PornFilmFest in Berlin, an event that has become something of a spiritual home for us ever since Female Fantasies also had its world premiere at the first festival in 2006.
The screening will be at the Movimento Cinema in Kreuzberg on Friday 24th October at 19:30, with a bonus second showing on the Saturday afternoon at 13:00. Both sessions will be followed by a Q&A with Petra and most members of the cast, including Jiz Lee, Cora Emens, Sasha Rouge, Marco D and Surj.
We very much look forward to being amongst friends – old and new – for these events and hope that you can join us there to celebrate the premiere as well as the tenth birthday of Petra’s film production.
For further details and tickets, visit the festival’s site at www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de.