Director: ‘A Lot of What I Do Offends People. I’m a Pornographer.’
VENICE, CA – In Dana Vespoli’s latest release Fluid 3 there is a scene that was inspired by the real-life events surrounding former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi who is facing sexual assault and choking charges for what he claims was consensual rough sex.
“The scandal that made countless Canadian women (including myself) question their own personal experiences with grey areas of consent can now be viewed through the nuance of a for-profit porno,” writes Elianna Lev for Vice.com.
Dana doesn’t deny that it was inspired by the case.
“I wanted to do something with water-bondage-type stuff and had an idea of someone interviewing a man with obscure sexual taste.
“That scene isn’t making light of the Jian Ghomeshi thing,” Dana continues. “I had one actress who said ‘I’d really enjoy exploring this in a safe place, because there’s something titillating and exciting about a man in power who’s dangerous, and I’m a woman who likes to take risks.’ And I said, ‘Well, if that’s what you’d like, I’d like to shoot it.’ But I can appreciate having a conversation about it.”
According to the article, the scene materialized after Sovereign Syre mentioned to Dana “that she was following the Ghomeshi scandal closely, and was aroused by certain elements of it—particularly the aspect of the power dynamic and the BDSM.”
“There’s a sexual fascination with it, not to take away what (allegedly) happened with these women,” Dana says in the article. “Of course people will take offense. A lot of what I do offends people, I’m a pornographer. I know there’s going to be people who are offended and I know there’s going to be people who find it titillating and exciting.”
Fluid 3 stars Jessa Rhodes, Manuel Ferrara, London Keyes, Dana DeArmond, Wolf Hudson, Chad Diamond, Eric John, Sovereign Syre, Steven St. Croix, Stoya, Carter Cruise and Dana.
Dana has three nominations for this weekend’s 2015 XRCO Awards: Hollywood Babylon (DV Productions/Evil Angel) is nominated for Best Release and Lesbian Anal P.O.V. (Dana VespoliEvil Angel) and Girls Kissing Girls (Sweetheart Video) are both nominated for Best Girl/Girl Series.
The 2015 XRCO Awards will be held this Sat., April 11 at Lure Nightclub, 1439 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Red carpet starts at 6 pm. Visit www.xrco.com for more information.
Read the Vice article at www.vice.com/en_ca/read/
Follow Dana Vespoli on Twitter @danavespoli. Visit her Evil Angel page at http://evilangel-video.com/