Amsterdam Magazine interviews Jennifer in real conversation with editor

Posted on April 20, 2011

By Jennifer Lyon Bell

Amsterdam Magazine's creative idea for their interview was simple: Let Jennifer and frequent collaborator, director/editor Stephan Brenninkmeijer, interview each other. It's a neat way to see how an explicit filmmaker and an art film filmmaker, both dealing with sexual themes, choose different strategies.

The April 2011 issue of Amsterdam Magazine is just plain fun for me.

 

First, Amsterdam Magazine invited my friend and frequent collaborator, Stephan Brenninkmeijer of BrennFilm, to come have us interview each other. We’d have a conversation and that would be the interview. This was, in fact,  a blast. Stephan co-shot and edited my films Headshot and Matinée, and the best part of working with him is our conversations. (Sometimes we have to make an effort to remember to stop chatting and get back to editing the actual movie.) By the way, if you’re not already familiar with Stephan’s cult hit Swingers, see it immediately.  That’s how I became familiar with him as a director — I could feel that it was a storyline about non-monogamy that could become sensationalistic and cheap in the hands of a different director, but he directed it with integrity and emotion. Recommended!

 

 

The other reason I will always love this issue of Amsterdam Weekly is that it happened to launch the week my mother came from San Francisco to visit me. No one was more surprised than Mom when her hotel room had this magazine laying there. She flipped through, saw me, and flipped out with pride. Needless to say, she took the magazine with her everywhere that trip, and every hotel employee and Amsterdam cafe waitperson was gently wheedled into having a look at her daughter.  Not everyone who works in adult media is lucky enough to have supportive family, and I am very grateful.

 

PDF here:

April 2011 Amsterdam Magazine

 

 

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