Saturday, November 15, 2008

Behind The Scenes Of Queer Porn, 3 Views















Today I offer you up three versions of the behind-the-queer-and-indie-porn-scene, one from an actual porno, another a spoof, and the last somewhere in-between. It's always funny to see how people who have never made porn envision it, and it is pretty funny.

1) The real thang. Although it's also an extra on the Superfreak DVD, Behindkink.com has lovingly offered the short documentary "Uncovering Porn For Pussies" for free viewing here, and it's a wonderful look at the people behind Pink & White Productions.

2) The joke. Bunny In A Bottle's short film Monster In My Pants, is, as per the website, a 26-minute mockumentary that follows first-time director Mary Roundfirmenhigh as she navigates the underworld of lesbian porn. Despite diva dykes, slippery prop malfunctions, and a free-flowing absinthe still, MONSTER IN MY PANTS somehow gets made. It's played at festivals, and has received over 225,000 hits (and counting) on iFilm.com. A feature is currently in development. And while certain aspects might not be so in line with reality, it's still funny. Oh, and Dutch, the butch pornstar, is sooooo hot. Now I wish there was a real porn of it!

3) The "other". "Made In Secret: The Story of the East Van Porn Collective" has the following incredibly confusing description: a fascinating documentary made by a collective of Vancouver sex radicals who wanted to make the kind of porn they wanted to watch. Thing is, the collective never really existed as such, but was rather making the documentary which ended up making the porn. Intrigued? What takes place is the documenting of sex, politics and collective experiences (of course endless meetings) in a smart and sassy pseudo-documentary that touches on all the politics that inform the way we watch sex. Even though their website is all praise, other reviews of the film tended more towards the "sucky piece of posturing" type, so it's hard to say which is the truth. Nonetheless, it is queer and it is indie. And the trailer certainly makes it look fun, at least.

And that's it. It's obvious, I'm sure, which one is authentic, and therefore by far the coolest. I mean, really, when the number of queer pornographers is still ashamedly small, how can you spend your time and efforts on faking making porn, in all good conscience?

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