NVVS “Ethics, Diversity and Porn” panel

Posted on December 10, 2020

By Jennifer Lyon Bell

Sexology asks: Wouldn't it be possible to make porn that's more inclusive, diverse and whole? Which shows more communication and consensual interaction, and which is commercially interesting as well? This expert panel explores all the options.

 

 

NVVS: “Ethics, Diversity & Porn” panel

 

On Tuesday December 15, I’m presenting  with 5 other experts at the “Ethics, Diversity & Porn” panel held by the National Scientific Organization of Sexologists.

 

I’m very much looking forward to this panel because it’s a chance to debate with six experts from different fields –journalism, clinical practice, sex education, culture creation, filmmaking — as we come together to share ideas and answer audience questions.

 

“The intersection of porn and sexology can be challenging. It is often said that porn shows only a stereotypical fragment of human sexuality – the most commercially appealing. But wouldn’t it be possible to make porn that’s more inclusive, diverse and whole showing more communication, consensual interaction and which is commercially interesting as well? Let’s talk about the educational value and pleasure of porn, and consider how it can also be a force for good.”

 

Jennifer’s examples of diversity in porn

 

I was asked to show a trailer and short clip of my film Adorn, which won the NVVS Seks & Media Prijs last year — the first adult film in history to achieve this honor.

 

So I offered to post a couple of extra examples here of the diversity that I think one can see in porn today, and which points in a fruitful and exciting direction for erotic sexual representation into the future.

 

As I’m sure we’ll discuss at the panel, these amazing examples are typical of what you might find at an alternative porn platform like platform PinkLabel.tv (which I HIGHLY recommended for their diversity and ethical business practices) or at a porn/erotic film festival specialized in interesting, arousing, aesthetically appealing movies, Like PornFilmFestival Berlin, La Fete Du Slip, or CineKink/NY. These filmmakers have confirmed they are more than happy to share a short clip with us.

 

Adorn (dir. Jennifer Lyon Bell, Blue Artichoke Films)

 

 

  • An experimental erotic game. A man and a woman face each other naked; by the end they are mostly clothed and utterly exhausted. What happens in between is unique and completely improvised by the performers themselves. Restrained by the rules of their game, there is teasing, fighting, fucking, fingering, kissing. A love scene in reverse.
  • Performers: Sadie Lune and Parker Marx
  • Where to find it: Here on this platform. More about the film  or Rent/download here

 

Trailer – Adorn

 

 

Short clip – Adorn

 

 

Tribute (dir. Max Disgrace and Lina Bembe)

 

If you have more questions about diversity in porn, reach out anytime at info@blueartichokefilms.com. I have a huge collection of clips and regularly give lectures and workshops designed to educate and inform everyone about the positive possibilities of porn. See also the Curation section here at the Blue Artichoke Films platform for sampling of events that I like work on to raise the dialogue around porn.

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