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Fragments (Episode 1): a new adult film series

by Jiz Lee on / Queer Porn

I had the pleasure of returning to work for long-time director Madison Young on a new indie adult film about chosen family and reproductive rights. (A porn that covers the topic of abortion? Yes, it went there.)  

FRAGMENTS is a new film written and directed by Madison Young that has just released on LustCinema.com. Madison and I go way back, almost 15 years in fact! It felt special to be working with her again after so much time had past, especially in a project of this size and scope. I found the story compelling, and was overjoyed to be able to play an out non-binary character (Joey) who like me uses they/them pronouns — which is still VERY RARE, even in 2019. Peek at the trailer:  

 

Here’s the synopsis: 
Maggie couldn’t be happier with her life. She’s in love with her amazing partner and she’s living in sunny California surrounded by friends. But whenever you think everything is going great, life throws an unexpected challenge at you: Maggie discovers that she is pregnant. As if this situation wasn’t unfortunate enough, her pregnancy also threatens to expose a one-night-stand she had while being on a break with her partner. Things really start to get messy when Maggie’s mother shows up unexpectedly for a surprise visit and quickly figures out what is going on in her daughter’s life…  

(I have to say, whoever wrote this description over at LustCinema has obviously never been to San Francisco. To think the Bay Area is “sunny California” has it all wrong and I hope they pack a sweater if they ever visit!) Although, who’s to say with global warming the way it is? We have had some outrageous heat waves this year.  Fortunately the weather was on our side when we filmed.

Fragments is available only on LustCinema.com (please subscribe via my referral link) and keep a look out for three new episodes on the way including additional co-stars Allysa Etain (mega babe!) as well as familiar faces Arabelle Raphael and Mickey Mod. (Spoiler alert!) 

Thank you to LustCinema and Madison and all the wonderful cast and crew who made this project such a pleasure to be a part of. This is the kind of porn that keeps me going!

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED! Or, How to Live, Love, & Fuck at the Berlin Porn Film Fest

by Jiz Lee on / BDSM, Queer Porn

A new indie adult film about making porn, finding community, and falling in love — all during one of the most unique porn festivals in the world.  

VOLUNTEERS WANTED, directed by Ron Rex, is a queer docu-porn masterpiece and I was so lucky to have been involved. I’m a sucker for meta. Porn about porn? Yes, please! This film manages to fold a realistic fantasy within a documentary to create one passionate, political story. With Kali Sudhra playing its leading lady, it’s also an out-loud and proud sex worker narrative. (If you’re not a devout fan of Kali before this film, you will be. And you will also acquire a crush on Kali’s crush, Finn Peaks. Who doesn’t have a crush on Finn?!)

 

 

Though I was originally asked to provide a small cameo, my role soon evolved into a full-on BDSM scene, in which Kali and I negotiate and perform together, demonstrating how performers work while at the festival. The camera is pulled back to allow viewers to observe the labor of creating of the image and all the collaborations of cast and crew. Stylistically, the shoot calls homage to Marlene Dietrich (fitting for a film set in Germany, no?) and queer iconography of the 30’s and captured through 16mm film.  

“I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.” ~ Marlene Dietrich 

 

Though our shoot’s aesthetic harkens back to the past, the film’s happenings at the festival are very much set in the present, complete with cameos and interviews by contemporary adult filmmakers from around the world. The festival energy can best be described as frenetic. It is a week of porn screenings and other events, and of course a lot of porn production squeezed into any available downtime. (The day my scene was shot was one of back-to-back meetings and projects that had me going from 9am until 4am the following day!) It was intense, but I’m so grateful for the opportunity and rare occurrence of so many talented people from all over the world converging in one area to make erotic art. At its core, Volunteers Wanted is also a love letter to PornFilmFestival Berlin and its participants. I had the pleasure of watching the Director’s Cut and was beaming from ear to ear as Kali made her way throughout the theater lounge and afterparties greeting friends. When she threw her arms around Bishop, I nearly cried with joy. (You’ll recognize Bishop from our shoot together a previous year with Ms Naughty, and last year for AORTA Films. See? Lots of porn gets made during the fest!)  

Volunteers Wanted is available on XConfessions (please subscribe via my referral link) and will have a world premiere at this year’s PornFilmFestival Berlin on Thursday, October 24th 20:30 at Moviemento and a repeat screening on Sunday, October 27th 21:30 at Babylon Kreuzberg. See you on all the screens, big and small!

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