Chris O'Falt. Getting a feature film into SXSW is a big accomplishment for an independent filmmaker. IndieWire asked 30 directors premiering scripted narrative features in one of four SXSW categories Midnighters, Narrative Spotlight, Narrative Feature Competition, and Visions how, when they are not making independent films, do they make a living?
Sign in. R min Drama. The story of a young man's adventures in the California pornography industry of the late s and early s.
You know the ones, they love their cars and their drinks. They might have different hair colors, but more or less it's the same kind of women, over and over again. Lust, who debuted her first adult indie short film, The Good Girlin while studying political sciences, feminism and gender studies, considers mass-produced porn to be boring at best, misogynistic at worst.
Amateur practitioners rarely look glamorous before, during and after satisfying their primal needs. But as the most basic human instinct behind eating, drinking and not-dying, we cannot help but be fascinated by those who offer footage of themselves doing the deed: adult film stars. And those armed with sex appeal can damn near take over the planet, or at least, break the internet.
I nside a warehouse at the edge of Potrero Hill, Shine Louise Houston plugs extension cords into a power strip. On the other side of a plywood wall, the lights go on. She walks down the corridor, around a corner and opens the door to one of the most exclusive apartments in all of San Francisco.
Well, Chan writes on this artist page:. After graduation, I wrote, produced and directed my first feature film, Combination Platter. Wrote Holly Willis in her intro:.
The California Department of Industrial Relations notes that a few performers are paid as employees -- with taxes and benefits deducted from a check. But most receive no health insurance and do not receive a share of revenues. Performers also aren't represented by the Screen Actors Guild.
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Shine Louise Houston by Maxwell Lander. We we reached out to Shine for a long Skype chat about representation, the scapegoating of the porn industry, and the future of VR porn, which could end up looking strangely like Star Trek. So, as an independent adult filmmaker, how important has it been to keep up with and use new technology?
All you have to do is watch a few minutes of mainstream pornto realize that plenty of it is really demeaning and degrading toward women. And it's not just in front of the camera that these things play out; behind the camera, countless allegations have surfaced about unethical behavior, including claims of sexual assault on porn sets. Because it's a male-dominated field, it can be hard to find pornography that's both ethical and appeals to women's desires. But that's where feminist pornographer Erika Lust comes along.