Filthy: For the newcomers to your work, describe what you mean when you say you create “ethical porn.” How do you take this approach in front of and behind the camera? Erika Lust: When I talk about ethical porn or ethical adult film, I'm talking about the alternatives to mainstream porn, both in what I produce and how I produce it. For me, good adult film is about showing real sex, real people, and real desires.
Happy 321st birthday to Voltaire, the French philosopher and Candide author who skewered religion, the aristocracy, and society in his greatest letters and other writings. Voltaire’s satirical observations and call to “écrasez l’infâme” (“crush the infamous”) are captured in his best quotes. He was the original “ain’t nobody got time for that” — and although he “can’t even” when it came to ignorance, tyrannical power, and our puny opinions, he was never speechless.
Led by House Of Psychotic Women author Kier-La Janisse, over the past few years Canada’s Spectacular Optical press has done outstanding work putting personal perspectives on under-explored areas of pop-culture history in books like Kid Power! and Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia In The 1980s. Now, the company is in the midst of an Indiegogo campaign for its newest project, Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema Of Jean Rollin.