Thank you for your interest in presenting/distributing AORTA films' feature film (W/HOLE)! Please find a screener of the full film, trailers, and corresponding information below - if you need other/additional information, please let us know at helloAORTAfilms@gmail.com - we look forward to working with you!
AORTA films in collaboration with the A.O. Movement Collective
Parts Authority, Trouble Clef, Special Guest, Papi Femme, Shay Knox, Erykah Ohms, The Shape, Evie Snax, Alice the Wolfe, and Ginny Woolf
Edited + Colored by
Director of Photography
Saskia de Borchgrave
The Invisible Dog Art Center
The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity
Snug Harbor Cultural Center Botanical Garden, Jillian Sweeney + Jeffrey Cranor
At turns lush, humorous, sincere, erotic, joyful, and intense, (W/HOLE) forsakes traditional expectations of “porn” to create an unexpectedly textured landscape of desire. Amidst ecstatic water balloon fights, opulent feasts devoured without utensils, narrations of pleasure, lewd hand gestures, densely scored orgies, improvisational performance, and intense kink dynamics, (W/HOLE) proposes a new type of pornography: a world of queer sex that is at once surreally lush and intensely real. The film celebrates queer pleasure as resistance, while inviting viewers of all identities towards their own human capacity for pleasure.
(W/HOLE) had its world premiere January 4-6th at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, New York, and is now being sent to festivals and presenters worldwide. Additionally, (W/HOLE) will be distributed online as ten episodes, premiering monthly on www.AORTAfilms.com January through October of 2019. If desired in addition to festival/organizational presentations of the work, AORTA films and/or the A.O. Movement Collective can offer additional programming around the premiere, including workshops, panels, lectures, screenings of additional films, and live performances. For more information on these offerings, and for any festival, presenter, or press inquiries, please email us at helloAORTAfilms@gmail.com.
(W/HOLE) is an evening-length film created by queer/feminist porn collective AORTA films in collaboration with performance company the A.O. Movement Collective, exploring the incredible potency of queer hedonism, specifically how the authentic performativity of kink and queer porn can evolve trauma into orgasm, and grief into politically radical, transformative, body-based joy. This work aims to negotiate pornographic embodiment as an anti-oppressive, trans-inclusive feminist practice rooted in femme caretaking and risk, and contextualizes itself as a choreographic process. ( ) investigates the complexity of pleasure, exploring the so-called obscenity of bodies in their most tremendous capacity—their glorious, illicit humanity.
The Invisible Dog Art Center / USA / January 4-6, 2019
Vienna Porn Film Festival, Official Selection / Austria / April 4-8, 2019 - WINNER, Best Fiction Film
Hacker Porn Film Festival, Opening Film / Rome / April 24-30, 2019 - WINNER, Best Feature Film
London Porn Film Festival, Closing Film / London / April 26-28, 2019
Ladyfest Maastricht, Official Selection / Netherlands / May 5, 2019
Berlin Porn Film Festival, Official Selection / Berlin / October 22-27, 2019
”Pleasure Narrations” excerpt, BRIEFS Erotic Short Film Competition, Official Selection / USA / February 21, 2019
”Overflow” excerpt, Sex/Work Firs Person Plural Salon, Featured Presenter / USA / March 3, 2019
”FEAST” excerpt, Movement Research at the Judson Church / USA / April 15, 2019