'Pleasure', the first film that portrays the world of porn from within

Never before a commercial film had approached both the limit. In any of the senses. Pleasure is not a pornographic film, but its argument is none other than por

'Pleasure', the first film that portrays the world of porn from within

Never before a commercial film had approached both the limit. In any of the senses. Pleasure is not a pornographic film, but its argument is none other than pornography in its expression more evidently explicit. Everything is visible with a condition calculated impudent. Pleasure is not a porn condemnation, but its detailed description of the business approaches with a clarity unusual to the simple nausea. Pleasure does not claim anything, but just to give voice to workers who do nothing more to meet the demands of their clients (we). Pleasure is feminist since the goal of it, in the words of the principal, is to denounce a conception of sex exclusively at the service of man and that transforms the woman in simple merchandise. But Pleasure also discusses feminism (or part of him) since the defense of "an ethical porn", a porn performed by women, of a porn "from another point of view." "Women claim their right to desire," concludes the Ninja Thyberg director. Nothing to do with that strange successful product so close to the apology of the violation that represent socially accepted films like 50 shadows of Gray or 365 days. Pleasure is a brilliant contradiction with the virtue of scream and magnetism.

The film, selected last year in Cannes after impressing on Sundance, tells the adventure of a young Swedish who decides to travel to Los Angeles to become a star of adult cinema. The decision of it is firm and completely free of scruples. What follows is maintained so close to a star was born as the most elementary descent to the info. Always in balance, he also dancing. "My only method has been to believe my characters, or judge them or psychoanalize them," Tryberg says as a prologue.

In his own way, the journey of the protagonist interpreted with a huge aplomb by the debutant actress Sofie Kappel (the only non-professional porn in the cast) keeps certain and very prudent similarity with that of the Director itself. She also traveled to the epicenter of that industry "taboo" since her natal Sweden and also her purpose was to complete the desire or work of a lifetime. «I started to interest porn with 14 years. My friends and I read romantic and slightly erotic novels with a sweetened and very false sex idea. And so until I saw with my partner then a porn movie. What for him was exciting, it was degrading and brutal, "she commented to describe the beginning of an obsession that she has persecuted him so far that she is 37 years old.

Tryberg account that first became an anti-porn activist and then starting a gender studies that placed her in need of more. And hence she even completing the 2013 short film (also entitled Pleasure) from which the film that now premises in Spain is the almost obligatory conclusion of it. "It is the work of my life and it can be said that I have made an adult person in its elaboration," she says without an eye of irony.

Pleasure is a fiction but a rigor that places it from the other side. Before his filming (which was completed in 25 days between September and October 2018), the principal lived for months in a house with porn actresses, visited infinity of filming and herself presumes to be interviewed with absolutely all those who have to see -Much or little, from a genus or another, from the most extreme to the most soft- with the industry. From Agent Mark Spiegler to actresses such as Evelyn Claire or Aiden Starr, they all have their role. "What I try to say," Thyberg is interrupted, "is that we blame people who make porn and we see them as perverted, but they are only giving customers what they want. I remember that once I was on a set with two black men and a girl just older than a schoolgirl dressed. The director was uncomfortable, he turned to me and said 'What happens to you? Why do you want to see this shit? ' Not hidden that one of the objectives of my film is that nobody who sees it again see the pornography in the same way ». She takes a second and follows: "In any case, I do not want anyone to feel guilty to getting excited. It is not a constructive feeling. It is enough to reflect and be aware that by placing the shame of your own sexuality in women, they become the sinners. And this is how the concept of whore is built ». And there she leaves it.

The film does not avoid showing anything. "Actually, we manage them so that the spectator imagines more than he sees. The rules during the filming were very strict so that no one felt never used, "she says. And despite precision, everything is seen. Every centimeter of shame and also of pain. And humiliation. "Yes, all that is there, but also the companionship, the friendship and the awareness of being nothing more than a reflection of all of us. I do not want it to be a movie about porn, but about society that shelters it, "she says. And that's right.

Should porn be prohibited? "I do not think that's the way. I believed it as a young man, no longer. I think the change has to come from within. Right now there is a change in industry and women each time they have more power. It is important to support that transformation already underway ... we would have to focus on sustaining and promoting consensual sex. You have to end the image of the predatory man of a sexual object that is the woman. It is a change in porn, but above all in everyone's mind. Young people only see explicit sex in porn and believe that that is the only way. That's what needs to change".

«Pleasure» is the response that the protagonist gives the customs agent when he asks if his trip is business or pleasure. The business of pleasure.

Updated Date: 16 October 2021, 06:12

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