Six weeks ago I moved to Melbourne for 2 reasons.
The first reason was that I was too poor to move to San Francisco and everyone knows that San Fran is the greatest place in the world. And secondly, I’d heard that Melbourne was becoming this hot smut bed of emerging pornographers and filthy queerness and I knew I wanted in.
The event I went to tonight didn’t disappoint on the smut front. Let’s Talk about Sex: Feminist Pornography was an hour length panel hosted by foxy sex therapist Cyndi Darnell and featured Anna Brownfield (‘erotic filmmaker’), Gala Vanting (‘erotic film producer and sex worker’) and Fiona Patten (THE BEES FUCKIN KNEES – also CEO of Eros Association and the founder of the Australian Sex Party).
After some introductions, the panel kicked off a PG showreel of both Brownfield and Vanting’s recent feminist porn production efforts. Brownfield showed a few chunks of scenes from an artsy porn film she’s been working on for a few years with a storyline the revolved around a rockband, revenge and a horny groupie (played by Ms Phoenix Knight), whereas Vanting’s work is more experimental and could easily be described as ‘bokeh porn’. Two very interesting takes on porn production and both ones that are pretty much the opposite of how I roll. So, variety for the win.
After the showreels, Darnell played ringmaster and dished out the questions to the panelists and they talked about what feminist porn actually is and how it differs from mainstream porn, censorship and anti-porn feminists. It was all very interesting and an exciting conversation to be a part of but there were several points I disagreed with or needing more clarification on but with the audience unable to ask questions until the 10 minute period at the end, the discussions quickly skipped onto other facets of porn and …More »
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