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TROUBLE CLEF comes from a long line of jazz musicians and at age seven started her first band Sweet ‘n Sour. Critics called Clef’s voice one that’s “soaked in bourbon, lit on fire, and dragged in the dirt.” Her early success skyrocketed her into a life of ragtime and blues. Her raucous shows were so hot, she burned down the houses where she performed (aided by the cigarette she flicked into the stands at the end of each set) earning her the Trouble to her Clef.
THE SHAPE is a reluctant Sagittarius and a queer white person committed to body-based knowledge. She is a dancer and dance-maker based in Brooklyn, NY.
Evie Snax is a queer mixed freak with piercingly sensual scorpio energy known for creating strikingly colorful and uncompromising portraits. Their work casts spells of homoerotic cultural nourishment, liberation and self-love while expanding possibilities for gender/sexual self-determination in the form of performance, photography, experimental video and digital art. They also co-curate Hot Bits Film Festival, a touring queer porn film festival. Evie is also a recipient of the Leeway Transformation Award.
Pronouns: she/her or they/them
SPECIAL GUEST is a performer and arts administrator living and working in NYC.
ERYKAH OHMS makes custom leather pieces and has toured the world.
PAPI FEMME is a trans, Latinx, fat, Femme Daddy, hedonist, interdisciplinary artist, and performer. He is thrilled to be making his porn performance debut in 2018 with AORTA Films after 7 years in east coast kink communities. Papi Femme's perversity is deeply driven by femme aesthetics, indulgence, and femme4femmedaddy lust.
SHAY KNOX is a dirty newcomer and an unashamed hedonist. They have one goal: to bring every moment to maximum pleasure for all people involved. A bubbly femme sadist, a doe-eyed switch, a hungry, tender slut-- Knox always has something to give. They are a fat, trans, Afrolatinx size queen who eats well, fucks loud, and takes no shit.
ALICE THE WOLFE is a Sadistic Trans Femme Grandma interested in queering up the rope and porn scene. She is a rope bondage educator, kink and sex enthusiast, and body fluid artists.
Pronouns: she/her, it
*Transparency notice: Alice the Wolfe has performed in several AORTA shorts, as well as our recent feature, (W/HOLE). Unrelated to AORTA films, she is currently engaged in two accountability processes for harm she has caused with intimate partners. While we were unfortunately not made aware of these violations until after shooting with her, we have confirmed with all of our performers that no harm or consent violations occurred within her work with AORTA films.. You can read more about our consent and accountability policies, and read Alice’s statement here.
SHANE SCREAMS (service boy) identifies as a queer jock. New to AORTA, eager to use their strength and attention to detail to provide high quality satisfaction in all the ways you might dream of needing service and beyond.
BILLY THE ROPE PIG
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PATRICK ARIAS is an NYC-Based image & film maker. Works primarily with event photography & nightlife. Loves working with other queers to make beautiful & titillating art.
Pronouns: he/him or they/them
IM4GE OBJ3CT is a book, an animal, an action, and is more fluent in space than in time.
Pronouns: you choose
ROBYN SPARKLES s is a queer feminist nonbinary trans femme porn performer and sex worker who is passionate about challenging norms of sex, bodies, and attractiveness, and approaching scenes from a trauma-informed and empowering perspective. They are very dominant and sadistic, and revel in the consensual suffering and humiliation of others. As to date, they have been in 3 porns-- two from aorta films and one from FTMFucker.
TOXIC SHOCK was a New York-based choreographer and performance artist (2009-2016). She created a body of work that synthesized dance, theater and comedy. Her work was presented mainly in New York City. Venues include MoMa PS1 as part of “Greater New York”, Impulstanz (Vienna), The Kitchen, The Museum of Arts and Design, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Abrons Art Center, and Dixon Place among others. In 2015 she was named "a prostitute" by the New York Times, as well as having her work recognized as one of the top ten performances of 2013 by Time Out New York. She "won" peoples choice award at Impulstanz, which is the only prize given out through a public voting, as well as the only prize to come without an actual prize. Her live work has been censored by The MoMa PS1 after its initial commission. Additionally she holds the distinction of being flagged as spam by New York Live Arts as well as deleted and her profile banned by Pornhub, and Vimeo alike. Social commentary and institutional critique were the main focus of her body of work which led to its subsequent censorship and the impossibility of existence.
Bobbi B. Good
ASHUR RAYIS is a composer, sound designer, and theater maker living in Brooklyn. His recent projects include the New York City Department of Motor Vehicles Large Offroad Vehicle Endurance Demonstration and Contest, or NYCDMVLOVEDC, and Photo & Supply, which he produced as part of the Eat Drink Tell Your Friends puppetry collective.