Vrij Nederland singles out Matinée for praise

Posted on January 20, 2010

By Jennifer Lyon Bell

Kudos to journalist Kees Driessen of Vrij Nederland, who offers a thoughtful and historical exploration of women and erotic/porn film in his article "Finally Here Come The Women." Showing our film Matinée to female viewers, we were happy to hear "Fantastic. Possibly the best sex scene ever. And I don't think it's just for women. Lots of my men friends would enjoy this too."

Dutch politics and culture newsmagazine Vrij Nederland ran an article yesterday entitled “Eindelijk Komen de Vrouwen,” about the rise of female-friendly erotic/porn film culture.

Kees Driessen’s article starts at the 2009 Porn FilmFestival Berlin, noting the variety of new (and classic) female directors enthusiastically taking part there, and introduces some key issues within the ‘genre’: Terminology, authentic female pleasure, and the financial viability of the accompanying new distribution system.

Jennifer is interviewed about why she thinks it’s enjoyable to show real pleasure. Jennifer’s film Matinée also turns up again later in the article, during a ‘porn panel’ organized by Liesbet Zikkenheimer, editor of the female-focused online web-community/magazine SheSpot.nl. SheSpot regularly reviews porn films, and selected several to show and discuss for the article.

Excitingly, Matinée is singled out in the Porn Panel as a winner. Comments include “A world of difference from the previous film,” “Beautifully lit; that’s the difference between good porn and bad porn” “Yes, a real orgasm!” and “Fantastic. Possibly the best sex scene ever. And I don’t think it’s just for women. Lots of my men friends would enjoy this too.”

Thanks to interviewer Kees Driessen for helping contribute to a thoughtful and serious dialogue about ‘female-friendly’ alternative porn/erotica culture in Europe.

 

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