A vital musical film about being who you are and loving who ever you want.
A story about a young man's quest for love and acceptance, all in a lively musical film about being yourself and loving whoever you want. This is a film about forbidden and boundless love and the risk of losing everything when your choice is head on with the morally accepted.
Set in northern Norway and originally titled Skallaman (2011), this short film by Maria Bock has in fact been a favorite on the international festival circuit, and has won several awards, including the BAFTA/LA Award for Best Short Film at the Aspen Shortsfest 2011. ("Recognized as one of the world's "50 Leading Film Festivals" by IndieWIRE, Aspen Shortsfest is one of the world's premier international short film and video showcases for the trend-setting art form: the short.") According to feminist sex and porn blogger Ms. Naughty, the film also inspired cheers and much applause from the audience at this fall's Berlin Porn Film Festival.
People never stop asking me why I insist on calling films "porn" when what I write about doesn't look like "porn" at all. My response is always that there are in fact very good reasons for claiming such a loaded word and redefine its meaning into something positive and empowering rather than negative and degrading.
Refusing to allow men free rein in defining porn, a growing group of women (and some men) are in fact radically re-visioning what "porn" is all about, subversively changing the meaning of porn as they create intriguing feminist and empowering films. And in their hands, the limits of indie art house sex film and porn disappear as genres merge and transform.
Berlin Porn Film Festival was launched in 2006 as a forum for all these new experiential sex themed films. The below documentary featured by Ms. Naughty (and made by her as Louise Lush), will introduce you to the festival's background and some of the women and men who today are creating innovative art-sex-feminist-porn films. And through brief film clips, you'll get a feel for their work.
Ms. Naughty features more short films presented at the festival and available online here:
Films From The Berlin Porn Film Festival