November 19, 2016
Presenter #1: MARK MANN
While reporting his feature article on how porn went corporate ("The Pleasure Principle," The Walrus, August 2016), Mark interviewed more than 40 adult industry professionals and researchers. He'll be presenting the history and economics of porn in the online era: how piracy led to the monopolization and consolidation of porn distribution in Montreal, why porn advertising looks stupid and yet still works, who really makes money from porn, and why porn stars don't get residuals.
Mark is a Montreal-based journalist who writes about business and tech, mainly, but he also reviews contemporary art and dance. He's part of a collective that makes audio walks, and is currently collaborating on a book of short fiction.
Presenter #2: EMILY SIROTA
Emily Sirota is a writer and performance artist who works in trauma theory, experimental poetics, and site-specific performance. She will be presenting an artist talk about the short film Confetti, which she co-created and starred in at age 19 as a member of the short-lived Winnipeg Art Porn Collective. Emily will discuss the pros and cons of teenage art-porn-stardom, including no longer having to wonder if your classmates think you’re a slut (they do), learning to use a strap-on for the first time while on-camera, and what it’s like to be confronted by the modest side you didn’t know you had. Although the long-lost film will not be screened, Emily will present a narrative reconstruction accompanied by artist Evelyn Ricky’s illustrations. Buried (and repressed in memory) for years, the audience will have the chance to revisit the extreme kitsch and retroactively embarrassing gender politics of Confetti, complete with unravelling crocheted genitalia, live screenings projected on a performer’s naked back, and lines like “Fuck me like I’m Canada and you’re Stephen Harper.”
Presenter #3: SARAH BEALL
"What Does it Mean to ‘Curate’ #realworldsex?"
MakeLoveNotPorn.tv's Madam Curator, Sarah Beall, has access to what most couples and sex therapists never get to see. She sees real human connection occur through #realworldsex multiple times throughout the course of the day. She hears the pillow talk. She sees people grow. She watches couples try new things and sees our MLNPstars integrate filming into their day-to-day sex lives. Allow her to walk you through the MLNP.tv curation process and introduce our amazing MLNPstars and their videos!
Screening #realworldsex (40 mins)
Selected with care and shown with permission from our MLNPstars, this 40 min program showcases everyday people having sex the way they like to have it in their everyday lives. From #cinematic to #contextualized to#comical to #carnal, these videos highlight both MLNP.tv's diversity and its commitment to celebrating the #messyawesomehumanness of #realworldsex!
makelovenotporn.tv is of the people, by the people, and for the people who believe that the sex we have in our everyday life is the hottest sex there is. We are not porn - porn is performance (often an exceedingly delicious performance, but a performance nonetheless). We are not 'amateur' - a label that implies that the only people doing it right are the professionals and the rest of us are bumbling idiots. (Honey, please.)
We are pro-sex. pro-porn. pro-knowing the difference.
We are #realworldpeople, #realworldsex, #realworldfeelings, #realworldrelationships, #realworldbodies, #realworldhotness, #realworldeverything.