Saturday, May 08, 2010

A late nite movie recomendation
Hulu - The Auteur - Watch the full feature film now.

Video description: A sweet comedy about the world's greatest living porn director.

I found this little indie gem on Hulu the other day while sick, now in addition to reaffirming that Portland is just about the most awesome city for micro film making, it was just sweet and very fun to watch.

I've always liked the business of porn, the way the medium has both reflected pop culture as well as how it has pushed both technology and free speech in ways not many realize but benefit from every day. As of late I've had the pleasure of getting to know some of the early pioneers of the medium, from starlets of the "golden age" to just tonight meeting one of the originators of the whole "Boy Bondage Porn Films".

We are so overwhelmed with the stuff today that it is hard to imagine a world when this was underground, illegal and well dangerous. Not sure where I am going with this post, just that there is more history here than just the sex we see on the screen, there are lives and loves. People who created things that, to some, made them heroes while to others a social pariah.

Anyways, hope you enjoy the film. I think it was just a tad brilliant.