What 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.