'Dirty Diaries' divulges the arousing truths about feminist-made porn

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"Be horny on your own terms," says the collection of Swedish, female filmmakers behind Dirty Diaries, a series of shorts that fight the porn industry with totally hot, moan-worthy stimulation outside the usual boundaries. Tired of being told what's hot and what's not, these ladies strapped on their cameras and set out to create hardcore, feminist porn on their own terms, from raunchy BDSM and steamy phone sex, to flashing, fisting, and awesome fucking.

Mainstream smut loves to glorify silicon and fake orgasms. Their camera shots are predictable and proven to be cum-inspiring and cash-collecting.The industry is sexist, wallowing in our patriarchal society that brainwashes the consumer into thinking that only certain bodies and certain acts are jizz worthy. Dirty Diaries is not even close.

The project began after the film's producer Mia Engberg, a well-respected Swedish filmmaker, put together a piece concentrating on the female orgasm, zooming in on the faces and bodies of real women. After its screening, Engberg was disgusted by the criticism she received from men in the audience; the women weren't 'pretty' enough and the film didn't appeal to male desires. Enough said.

Engberg recognized the need for more female-depictions of sexuality and decided to fill the void with some real-life erotic filling. She gathered up a bunch of novice filmmaker friends, encouraging them to run wild with their ideas and create the shorts they had always wanted to see. The result was Dirty Diaries' 12 totally diverse films, released in Sweden in 2009. Some are hilarious, some are badass, but all keep it hot in their own style. The artistic approach is unlike anything else on the market and the variety of film styles, from gritty camera phones to an impressive animation, makes each piece a surprising tingle. 

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Joel Shepard, film/video curator at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is proud to host the film's U.S. premiere, with two showtimes-- Thurs/9 and Sat/11, both at 7:30 p.m.-- and hopes it will continue to shatter the ideas of how feminist porn looks, sounds, and feels. 

"When you think of feminist erotica, it's easy to stereotype and imagine something soft. I was amazed by how confrontational some of these scenes can be," he says, noting particularly, the camera angle of a fisting scene in "Brown Cock." Super close-up and no fuss, the viewer doesn't see a single face, only parts; pure and proud, wet and happy. Other pieces like "Flasher Girl on Tour" and "Dildoman" are much lighter in visuals, but their messages are weighted in social commentary about male sexuality and sexist double standards. Yet, still totally arousing. Totally.

Even the government-funded Swedish Film Institute agreed, or basically-- they granted the film a chunk of change, even amidst the Moderate Party's disapproval, who argued that mainstream porn wouldn't be given funding, so why does this kind of kink deserve a check? The Film Institute didn't back down and stated that they stood behind their choice because Dirty Diaries aimed to try a new approach to depicting female sexuality. Isn't Sweden sexy? 

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Tease yourself with the film's trailer at www.DirtyDiaries.com and round up a crew of friends with diverse sexual preferences to see the film live-- it's a delightful kick in the pants for everyone. 

 

DIRTY DIARIES

Thu/9 & Sat/11, 7:30 p.m., $8 regular; $6 students, seniors, teachers & YBCA members

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room

701 Mission St., SF

(415) 978-2787

www.ybca.org/film

 

Comments

Thanks for the info on a great new Swedish film. Just curious, will the weekly Hot Sexy Events calendar come back to the Sex SF blog or has it been moved to a new location?

Posted by Guest on Jun. 12, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

Thanks for the info on a great new film. Just curious, will the weekly Hot Sexy Events calendar reappear in this blog or has it been moved to another section of the SFBG?

Posted by SFFan on Jun. 12, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

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