We will happily admit it: the typical girl-delivers-a-pizza-and-gets-a-big-tip “plot” of traditional adult films doesn’t make our flute of champagne bubble over. (Which is of course, why we decided to produce our own playfully tantalizing, story-driven, real-orgasm-inspired erotic films which you can support right now!) And as it turns out, we aren’t alone.
Earlier this year, Adam and Eve productions came out with the full length feature film, Marriage 2.0. This X-rated movie is wrapped in sex from start to finish, but is focused on character development, a complex story, and examines what commitment and marriage look like in 2015.
Are you wondering if plot can really make a difference? Well, according to the screenwriter of the film, Magnus Sullivan, who spoke to Salon recently, yes.
So with this movie, the sex in the first scene is used to set a tone for how the sex might or might not develop. You are left wanting more, and wondering where it’s going. The sex is used to captivate and elevate and suspend. It’s a device in telling the story. Because of this, you cannot watch one scene of this movie and feel “satisfied,” because it’s all connected and everything refers to what has passed and suggests what is to come. Most free and pirated porn is watched in three- to five-minute increments. You cannot watch three to five minutes of “The Deer Hunter.”
Like Sullivan, we believe that we can’t be satisfied with just sex on the screen. We want to know what the sex is about, what it means, and why it matters. We are convinced that all good films, whether X-rated or not, are rooted in a compelling story with characters that we believe in and want to root for (or at least want to know what happens to), from Blue Jasmine to Smoke Signals. And traditional porn, like the five minute clips he mentions, hasn’t decided to go that route. Yet.
And then Sullivan says something that makes us think this trend might just catch on:
This movie is a movie meant for people who have no shame around sex and want to see sex positively portrayed in a genuine cinematic context. People watch “Marriage 2.0″ and experience what I call “full body eroticism” — their heart, their mind and their loins are all engaged. In all of the screenings we’ve done so far, everyone who was in the theater at the beginning of the screening was still there when the movie ended.
Full body eroticism. Oh my gosh. We love this term. We wiggled and writhed and basically squirmed our way to happiness when we read it
We could not have said it better ourselves. Marriage 2.0 is made for a market that has been ignored: women. Sure, Sullivan calls it “People want to see real sex artfully and meaningfully integrated into film.” And yes, there are men out there who are frustrated with their porn options. But when we think of narrative-driven, take-our-breath-away sexy erotica, we think “women.”
Team O’actually is psyched to be one of a few companies boldly jumping into this industry and taking the lead on this trend. The fun that comes from creating and promoting films women want to see is just beginning. AHEM
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