This video is a trailer for an upcoming documentary called Aroused about porn actresses in the mainstream. This actually looks like it could be quite interesting. Asides from the fact that it looks like there was actual thought put into the cinematography, they’ve styled everyone in very simple, stylish, glamorous implied nudes, at least for the promo. It’s a very different look than the more typical porn appearance, and I think this is a nice way to strip everything down and allow them to just be.
It’s hard to tell exactly how this film will take shape, but the responses in the trailer alone are enough to make me think that we’ll get a really good insight into how they all feel about the work they do, why they do it and how they got started. There’s such a stigma that transfers from big porn valley stars to people making their own content… Why would a nice/smart/pretty girl like you do porn? Hopefully this film will get the answer out there to the mainstream: there are many reasons, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s anything wrong with us at all. Maybe we just love sex, love sharing this side of ourselves and feel good having this be such a big part of our lives.
There are also mentions about the difference between “porno sex” and “home sex”, about being fearless about sex and about how it is not always a positive or negative experience… I think that filmmaker Deborah Anderson seems like she handled all of this in a pretty delicate and thoughtful way. I hope it comes out online, because I think this would be a very interesting look at the way these women navigate porn in their own words.
What do you think? Would you be intrigued to see what mainstream female porn performers are thinking and feeling about what they do?