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Mainstreaming Porn -- By Bo Llanberris

 

On The SexArt Set With Elle AlexandraWhat do you think would happen if you went to the latest Spielberg movie and in between the guys saving Private Ryan and the crazy scientist stuffing garbage down the flux capacitor to head Back to the Future, there were also graphic love scenes.  Intro SexArt.
 
My name is Bo Llanberris and I am a mainstream filmmaker and director.  I was trained in one of the finest film schools in the world. I set out to make great movies and to work with the world’s top filmmakers - and I did both.  I’ve rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, and I’ve been down in the trenches with the nitty-gritty crew of independent filmmaking with no real money, just the goal of getting into Sundance or the like.
 
Over a year ago I was contacted by the guys over at MetArt.  They had this crazy idea about making high quality, cinema worthy, adult love scenes, in a site they wanted to launch called SexArt, a sister site to MetArt.  They didn’t want to make silly parodies and hire people who couldn’t and shouldn’t act, they wanted to do much more. You can call what they wanted to do porn, but somehow that word does not really describe what they had in mind.  They wanted to take MetArt, keep the high quality, and go graphic.
 
I have to tell you, although I felt the idea was worthy and somewhat lofty, as a mainstream filmmaker I didn’t want to be a part of it.  All I could see was “me doing porn,” which is not exactly why I spent all that money and effort to go to film school.  But after some further discussions we decided to give it a try and do one short film shoot as an experiment to see what it would be like.
 
Mind you now, I had never done porn before.  Sure, I watched it, but I never imagined being a part of it as a filmmaker, and certainly not as a director.  But in a very real way I was intrigued by the idea of making a love scene that was graphic and a turn on, but not like you’d see on a Tube site.  I wondered what would happen if I brought in a world class cinematographer, a top Hollywood composer and a professional Hollywood film crew, and approached a graphic love scene like it was in “An Officer and a Gentleman” or “The Titanic,” or “Pretty Woman.”
 
The result was awesome, but completely untested and no one, not even the wise folks at MetArt, knew what was going to happen.  Would the masses like it, or is everyone just interested in porn for the porn and damn everything else.  Did I make a mistake as a mainstream filmmaker and produce erotica that no one really wants to see?  As it turned out, people started to respond and respond well.  Comments like, “It’s about time” and “Finally, quality adult entertainment” came out of the blogosphere.   Our efforts were rewarded by sign-ups and great reviews and requests for more.
 
So now we all realized we did something right and the guys at MetArt were on to something.  And I realized that porn isn’t just a thing on “Youjizz” or behind a closed door in some dark alley.  Everyone has sex, and lots of people, although not all, make love, and those people like to see other people make love too.  Some of the greatest pleasures in my short life have been making love to a beautiful woman, where sex was really hot but it was our hearts that drove the passion.    And that, for the most part, is what I strive to show in SexArt - real cinema quality graphic love scenes that are shot like mainstream movies and are also hot and honest.  Looking back at the 100 plus films I’ve completed for SexArt, I realize I am a changed man.  Where once I was aghast at the idea of doing porn, I am now proud to say this is what I do, this is who I work with, and, until I’m asked to stop or no one likes it, I will continue on doing it.
 
Bo-
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Random thoughts on adult entertainment, from erotic to explicit...

 

Some of you may be aware that I'm the blogger in residence at MetArt. A member left a comment there that, while I chose not to publish it, got me thinking. In essence, this fellow expressed his distain for hardcore (either girl/girl or boy/girl) erotica and feared that MetArt was somehow drifting in the direction of SexArt. I should add that this individual is an articulate, thoughtful, and passionate consumer of erotica — and that he voluntarily withdrew and apologized for his self-described "rant."
 
Let me address this, if only in a somewhat random, rambling fashion.
 
First, let me say that the expanding MetArt Network is a group — perhaps family is the better word — of sites with a single, unifying approach to erotica, but which, individually, provide a unique product to a variety of audiences. You may love SexArt and hate MetArt. Although I think that's unlikely, that's your choice, based on your tastes and desires. While the creative minds at the MetArt Network will never try to provide "something for everybody," they do strive to offer a wide range of products to appeal to a wide range of discriminating customers.
 
I can state, flatly, that MetArt will never become SexArt. But, when I evaluate MetArt erotic pictorials, there are absolutely those times when I wish the model could take it a step further. In girl/girl photo sets, in particular, the fact that the models cannot interact in an explicitly sexual manner (no genital contact, etc.) reduces their impact. When a gorgeous young girl exposes herself completely in a MetArt gallery there are frequently times I wish I could see images of her touching herself — but that's against the rules (and philosophy) of MetArt.
 
Which is one of the reasons SexArt was created. Here the girls can do what they want, the MetArt rules do not apply. Consequently, single girl sets contain explicit masturbation and manipulation, and two-ways and three-ways can take it all the way. And that's a very good thing...if that's what you want! If it's too much, if it's too explicit, and you're more at home with MetArt, that's obviously where you belong and they're more than happy to accommodate your wishes and desires.
 
My commenter also felt that hardcore erotica was somehow fake, that it was paid performers going through the motions without any genuine emotion or passion. But can't that be said of nearly all photo and video erotica? Unless you are viewing spy footage of a loving couple who are completely unaware they are being watched (which is most likely illegal or at least unethical), electronic erotica is all staged and "fake" to one degree or another. The models at MetArt aren’t captured by the candid camera — they are paid to pose in planned, art-directed, stylized photos. The performers in a SexArt movie are paid to portray their characters. The fact that they achieve such a high level of "believability" and "realism" is a tribute not only to the performers, but to the artists and technicians who painstakingly and lovingly craft these productions.
 
I have far too many thoughts on this general subject for a single post, so I'll wrap things up for now. But let me pose a couple of questions for those who care to comment: Are you a member of two or more sites in the MetArt Network? If so, in what different ways to these sites fulfill your needs and expectations? Do you wish SexArt was more like MetArt, or vice versa? If you could suggest any additions, improvements, or enhancements to SexArt, what would they be? I welcome your responses and reactions.
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"Gypsy Fortune" — there is passion and satisfaction in your future...

 

If you've been to an old fashioned amusement park or carnival — or if you've ever seen the Tom Hanks blockbuster "Big" — you're undoubtedly familiar with the coin-operated, animatronic, gypsy fortuneteller. Pay the price and the costumed apparatus foretells your future and dispenses a card with a few pithy words to live by.
 
When Logan Pierce stumbles across one of these antique amusements in the middle of nowhere one night he does what anybody else would do — he sets the machine in motion. Of course, this is SexArt, so don't expect to see the suave stud taking a tumble with a wooden gypsy mannequin (if that's what you're after I'm quite certain a quick bit of Googling will uncover an entire subculture of man-on-mannequin erotica, profusely illustrated, and in "living" HD color).
 
No, by following the robotic instructions of the gypsy in the booth, Logan ends up face to face with a real, flesh-and-blood gypsy, in the petite and pleasing form of Cindy Starfall. Through the magic of fantasy and gypsy mojo the tiny booth now holds a comfortable chaise — the perfect place for a sensuous encounter to unfold.
 
And so it does. In this magical space the once stiff and mechanical maiden is now a plush and inviting seductress. Topless, her plump nipples stiff with excitement and anticipation, she savors the act of orally pleasuring her partner. I've no doubt Logan is savoring the experience, but I think it's worth noting just how lovingly and leisurely Starfall performs her task — there's nothing perfunctory or casual about it.
 
This gypsy is a bit of a tease. She demonstrates that by stripping off various scarves before slowly lowering her skirt to the floor. At a hair over five feet in height Starfall is compact, but her body is perfectly (and invitingly) proportioned. One might say this Asian delicacy looks good enough to eat. Which is just what Pierce proceeds to do. He uses his fingers as well as his tongue, and Starfall isn't shy about lending a hand, and the result is a long session of foreplay punctuated by a series of orgasmic peaks.
 
A crystal ball isn't needed to predict that fucking will soon follow, and it does. And Hiro's camera is all over it — up close, playing all the angles, swooping as it changes direction, and soaring overhead for revealing views of the coupling couple. I'll also note that there's a nice sense of intimate connection between these two which adds a pleasing human touch to this fantasy encounter.
 
My prediction? Those who view "Gypsy Fortune" will be entertained, aroused, and satisfied.
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