Like many a warm-blooded American male who spends a little time here and there on the Internet, I can’t say that I haven’t been witness to the world of adult entertainment. And like any major money-generating form of entertainment, there’s a wide array of such films, videos and images out there in the world. Some is classy and sexy, while some involves animals. Ewww.
That said, like the mainstream world of film, even pornography has its superstars. And even those superstar personas have real (or mostly real, at least physically) people behind them. So when a documentary seeks to explore what’s happening in the minds of those who would disrobe and perform a wide variety of sexual acts on camera for money, it’s hard not to be just a little bit interested. When such a documentary presents a trailer as sleek and classy as that of Deborah Anderson’s Aroused: The Lost Sensuality of a Woman, one that goes beyond the titillating and promises something insightful and perhaps substantial, the film critic in me taps the red-blooded hetero male in me on the shoulder and proclaims, “yeah, we should keep an eye on this one.” Because perhaps it could be interesting on both intellectual and provocative levels.
Aroused features a look at the lives of s0me of adult film’s most recognizable stars such as Jesse Jane, Belladonna, Katsuni, Allie Haze, Kayden Kross, April O’Neil, Francesca Lé, Lisa Ann, Brooklyn Lee, Alexis Texas, Asphyxia Noir, Teagan Presley, Ash Hollywood, Tanya Tate, Lexi Belle and Misty Stone.
The film will be available to audiences in Spring 2012. More information can be found at TheArousedProject.com, a slightly NSFW website, or on the slightly less NSFW Twitter @ArousedProject. Hat tip to April O’Neil on Twitter for (a) pointing me in the direction of this project and (b) featuring an awesome Twitter background that includes The TARDIS
Just for the record, April O’Neil’s Twitter handle is @Undeux.