I’m so going to regret this later.
“So what do you want to do?”
“Uhm, something behind the camera.”
I don’t like cheesy and I don’t like romance. This seems to describe Bollywood (Indian cinema is a lot more complicated than just Bollywood), but here I am, grinning from ear to ear at the spectacle on screen.
I like music. A lot. I listen to it when I’m writing, drawing, cooking, cleaning, running, and in the shower. I can’t sing worth a damn, but you can hear me belt out Amy Winehouse’s “Tears Dry on Their Own” or dance to Carly Rae Jensen “Run Away with me” on my way to class. I listen to “La Vie en Rose”, “Fly me to the Moon”, “In my Bed” whenever I’m drawing or getting ready for the day.
I have one song by Nirvana on my phone. I listen to “Smells like Teen Spirit” when I’m working on a horror script, so that should tell you something about my taste in music.
Wooohoo! Part 2 of my list! Continue reading Top Docs of 2015 Part 2
I love a good documentary. Let’s do the count down of the best documentaries I watched this year, alright? Alright. My list, my opinion so shush! Continue reading My Favorite Docs of This Year Part One
Bet you know what I’m going to say about the subject, eh? Eh?
I don’t hate porn.
No, really, I don’t. I think porn is great. People get to explore their sexuality, which is awesome, behind a screen and not in some shady place that pops up on Castle or Criminal Minds. I don’t think it should be banned.
Now that we know I’m not going to throw a fit about the subject, let look at the documentary. Awesome?
This probably won’t be a regular thing on how I review things, but I stumbled onto this documentary by listening to Vice (the link will take you to the interview) talking with Rashida Jones who directed the documentary. This is important because as we all know women are not behind the camera a lot so whenever I find out about a woman behind the camera, I’m instantly a bit more curious about the topic.
These young women getting into the porn industry. Amateur porn is what this documentary is about basically as the camera follows these women and their families to understand what it’s like.
One of the things I noticed about this documentary is the producers gave their “characters” a chance to do video diaries. It’s a bit easier to talk into a camera without someone there. So it gave a lot more depth to these women.
Dammit, I’m calling them women because if she is eighteen or over, she’s a woman.
Sorry, that’s one of those things that pisses me off.
The videography is nothing flashy. There’s no particular moment that stands out for me, but for documentaries it doesn’t matter as much. I’ll obsess over documentaries when it’s good visually, but it’s not a must for me. Movies I’m a bit more picky about.
With documentaries, I always like it when they hold a shot. They do that here.
One of the things I liked was how the editors messed with social media to help tell their stories because the documentary does focus how the digital age has changed porn.
Not going to lie, I found the music a bit questionable. That is mostly due because the music is a sad slow pace from time to time and you know the editor wants you toe feel sorry for these women.
I thought it was interesting when high school photos of these women were posted next to their scenes in porn. There’s the sappy music in the background which I didn’t like, but what can you do? It’s trying to tug at the heartstrings.
Tressa – The thing about Tressa that caught me off guard about her was how young she seemed. It should be noted that I’m almost 24 now and teenagers seem really young to me. Tressa is about 19 so she seems really young to me. She loves hunting and her boyfriend. You can tell that she’s uncomfortable when she goes back home.
Jade – She’s a little older and much more comfortable. She’s interesting and her opinion on what she does is…relaxed. She’s comfortable who she is I think.
Karly – she seems a little sad. Not going to lie. At the beginning she tells the viewer about how a boy broke her heart and it made me wince a bit.
The subject of porn always makes me wonder about sex, sexuality, and what is sexy. It’s one of those strange topics where I always think about it a lot.
One of the interesting things I saw in the documentaries was that one of the women said, “It’s all about the guy.” I know well that women watch porn, but she has a point.
I’m not going to lie, a lot of the times during this documentary I kept saying, “ew! Ew!” Again, this is just my reaction to it. I always get a bit grossed out by the idea of an older guy screwing a younger woman. It’s just so gross sometimes.
It made an interesting point about how the media exploits these women for their stories from time to time and that reporters can’t get the story right. I wouldn’t even know where to begin on this story even though I would be curious about how to do this story.
I think what bothers me so much is how young these women seem to me. I guess that is what bothers me so much about it.
To watch this documentary, you can find it on netflix and rent it out on other online subscriptions if you don’t have netflix.