CYBERSPACE – Popular porn-for-women site Sssh.com announced today the publication of a video interview with erotic filmmaker Erika Lust, exploring the award-winning artist’s thoughts on a wide range of subjects, including her view on the essential differences between porn made for women and more traditional, male-focused pornography.
“Our interview with her demonstrates quite clearly why Erika sits at the very top of her field,” said Angie Rowntree, founder of Sssh.com. “She has such a strong passion for erotic filmmaking. Erika’s work embodies everything that we value at Sssh.com; she makes films that are beautiful, arousing, that tell a great story, and which emphasize real sex and authentic pleasure.”
In the 23-minute interview, conducted by Sssh.com’s Katie Pratt, and filmed on location in Barcelona, Spain, Lust talks about her initial exposure to pornography, and how her initial reaction to porn continues to inform her work to this day.
Laying out her filmmaking philosophy, Lust states that she emphasizes three primary aspects: female pleasure, quality aesthetics and high production values. She explains that to her, porn is “not really just porn,” but a medium that has a far greater significance than being just “something that a few men watch to get off.”
“It has an impact on society, it speaks about our roles, our sexual roles as men and women, you know, about masculinity and femininity,” Lust says. “If we women don’t participate in this discourse, then it’s like we have nothing to say. It’s very important that women participate, and that we realize that people do watch porn to learn about sex, and if the porn that they are watching is very negative, especially for us women, then that’s what we’re going to learn – and I think that’s a huge mistake.”
Erika’s full interview is available at Eroticscribes.com and Sssh.com.
Viewers interested in hearing more of Lust’s thoughts on porn will soon have a chance to ask her questions directly, as Lust will serve as the guest moderator for the Tuesday, February 18 (4pm EST) edition of #SexTalkTuesday, the bi-weekly Twitter-based interactive chat hosted by Sssh.com.
To view Erika’s work and to learn more about the filmmaker, please visit www.lustcinema.com