Let there be porn

When it comes to porn, I admit I am rather illiterate. Xander has never had a special interest in it either. Are you utterly disappointed in us? Don’t unfollow us just yet!The other day I bumped into this reportage about the porn industry and how it is constantly being degraded by the Internet, where pretty much anybody can publish pretty much anything for free. So how are serious porn producers supposed to make a decent living? How are they supposed to keep some quality in their productions?

-“Xander, did you know that qualitative porn producers will in all probability lock up their businesses and throw away the key any time soon now because of trashy porn on the Net?”

-“That’s just awful, baby. How does this matter to us?”

To my horror, I imagined our five little girls hitting puberty and discovering sex through gender-discriminatory, aesthetically distasteful porn! No way, poor darlings!, I thought to myself. What a grim prospect! All of a sudden I was a woman on a mission.

There has to be some good porn around. I realize that ‘good’ is a rather subjective characterization, but anyhow, whatever your niche might be, in the plethora of the net there should be at least some qualitative productions. I barely restrained myself from calling Xander again, this time to discuss the potential gap in the market. But, surely, I was not the first one to have discovered it.

Of course I wasn’t. Erika Lust had gone there long before me. Luckily. Not by chance a woman. From a nordic country living in Spain, combining the best of the two worlds: northern sex liberalism and southern passion. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Erika Lust is one of these persons who don’t just sell a product. She believes in what she makes, created it from nothing, gave it flesh and bone and now lives on it. This kind of passion is always contagious. Watch her on TED talks and you’ll see what I mean.

She does not make porn; she is porn. A different kind of porn. More sensual, more artistic, more feminine. We watched several of her XConfessions, a series of short films based on fantasies of ordinary people, her ‘followers’. Some of them we found more exciting than others, but all of them had clearly been shot with attention to detail. We will definitely watch more and let you know soon in a proper review.


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