Wednesday, September 21, 2011

strawberry seductress' art core

I am working on an article about the "art core" films of German-born Petra Joy (b. 1964) who lives and works in Great Britain. In the US, Joy's work has recently been featured by Candida Royalle under her Femme Productions label. Comments Royalle: “Joy’s work is completely unique and never wavers from her commitment to a feminine vision.”

Joy founded Strawberry Seductress in 2004 and has since produced four of her own films, and two collections featuring re-visioned porn by other women. Her focus is on female pleasure and sensuality.

Joy’s motto is “feeling it, not faking it” and she prefers to work with amateurs and couples who’re together outside of the set as well.

While seeking to capture real chemistry, Joy also aspires to create artistic films, however: "art core." Her films--typically shorter vignettes--reflect a penchant for soft hues and filters, and are less about crescendoing to climax and more about a creative lingering on sensual intimacy. The vignettes integrate artsy shots of food play, sex toys, role-play, lush feather displays, burlesque silhouettes, and other artistic props and effects, including blurry dimmed filters in soft red hues, floating camera movements, and dissolving images fading in and out. There is no dialog; the vignettes are instead accompanied by mellow bluesy soft cabaret jazz music.

I will let you know when my article is complete and up at Good Vibrations Magazine.

Update: My article was published at Good Vibrations Magazine on October 13:
Feeling It! Petra Joy's "Art Core"
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