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We’re HIRING!

DATA + CRM Consultant(s) / AORTA films Location:Hourly and/or project-based work with a remote/asynchronous team. Our team is mostly based in the Northeast US (though we’re very open to remote workers in other locations!) and we operate on Eastern Standard Time for all meetings. Description:Award-winning queer/trans indie porn studio AORTA films is looking to engage one or multiple consultants as we step into our next era of growth. We’re seeking guidance and support with our Data and CRM–this role could be fulfilled by two individuals, or one person with experience in both areas of work.  For the CRM Consultant, we’re… Read More »We’re HIRING!

Introducing: BEDDED I

Happy June and happy Pride!I’m cooped up inside, feeling blue about the loss of my impending summer, the lack of touch, and the heartbreak and rage at all that’s so deeply and infuriatingly wrong with this present moment. At the same time, I’m feeling excited to announce AORTA’s first-ever BEDDED festival—a collection of three incredible international short films that I have the deep pleasure of sharing with you. These days I’m continually caught by the feeling that to celebrate or be excited about anything right now—even small things—feels dangerous and unwieldy. These days it’s been feeling much safer to stay… Read More »Introducing: BEDDED I

AORTA films transition statement

When we (Parts Authority, Mahx Capacity, and Ginny Woolf) founded AORTA films in 2015, our deep friendship and queer intimacy was at the heart of our work together. We wanted to make the porn we wished we saw when we were 13, and to build something on top of the power of intimate friendship and support. Over the last three years we’ve created films with heart and integrity together, and have felt so lucky to get to make films with and for such a beautiful, supportive community. As we’ve worked, we’ve also come to understand how a deep enmeshment of… Read More »AORTA films transition statement

AORTA films at TLVfest

Earlier this year, AORTA films was approached by the Berlin Porn Film Festival about having our film “FULL” which they had previously screened included in a program of their creation for TLVfest, the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival. After learning that the festival is under pressure from BDS, we decided to decline to have our film included in the Berlin Porn Film Festival’s program. Our statement, which will be read at the festival, is here: AORTA films stands in solidarity with the Palestinian-led, nonviolent movement to boycott, divest and sanction (BDS) the State of Israel as a means to… Read More »AORTA films at TLVfest

P( )rn Theory 3 (manifesto in 10 parts)

This manifesto was first performed live as part of CATCH COIL III at the Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, NY on January 15th. Video edited by Mahx Capacity, and performed by Mahx Capacity, Ginny Woolf, and Parts Authority. Featuring footage from existing AORTA films, including F*CKLAB: wet, Let Yourself Be Filled, OH (extended), Solo/Duo, Millk Burlesque, F*CKLAB: the Interview, Closing Time, Digital Genitals, Backstage Pass (coming February 2017), Refulgence (coming March 2017), Mylar Fucking, and F*CKLAB: the first time, starring performers Parts Authority, Erykah Ohms, Toxic Shock, Ginny Woolf, Xposed Brick, Kiki Hex, Im4ge Obj3ct, Robyn Sparkles, and Bobbi B. Good.… Read More »P( )rn Theory 3 (manifesto in 10 parts)

Porn/Performance Manifesto 1

I am a queer performance maker and pornographer. I am a maximalist, and describe my work as anti-ephemeral and pomo-humanist; I am obsessed with exploring lush humanity in an experimental post-postmodern context, and I operate with the belief that this process can create many outputs, not all of them confined to live, time-based experiences. My work expresses itself interstitially, across forms including performance, pornography, object-making, ideology, community building, and the creation of experimental economic systems. My current artistic goal is to further explore how (queer) pornography might be integrated and infiltrated with/by a performance practice to create content that explodes with… Read More »Porn/Performance Manifesto 1