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2.17.2005

The East Van Porn Collective has another secret

EVPC

Made in Secret: The Story of the East Van Porn Collective.

This is one of the movies I saw at indiefest. I had met a few of the members of the collective on the first day of the festival, when I showed up to get my festival pass. I thought to myself: what normal, friendly pornographers!

I wanted to see the movie even more.

The way the EVPC makes their porn is by consensus. They will not do anything unless all 8 members agree. They are all friends, and have been friends for many years. They want to make porn that is fun and sexy with young cute artsy people with real bodies. It is a response to how bad and unrealistic porn is in general, and how poorly sex is portrayed in the movies. No one but themselves will ever see the vdeos they make, thus, the "in secret" part.

Made in Secret is rich with stories and characters and conflicts. And...

One of the things I really responded to, on the same idealistic tip of the collective, was how each individual pushed the limits of their own sexual identities, for their own sake as well as that of making a vision come true. Professor University (they all have pseudonyms) gets it on with another guy for the first time. JD Superstar gets comfortable with showing off her natural body. Monster admits to being turned on in a girl/girl scene.

While watching the film, I wished for a safe space in which I could explore my sexuality, which is what the EVPC has created for themselves. It's so idealistic that it's almost mythical.

Which brings me to the EVPC's other secret, which they hinted at before the show, and which I learned about in full at dinner.

Before I write about it, I will check with the Van Porns to see if it's okay. I dont want this experience of going public to hurt their chances of people seeing the film!

The point being: if this film comes to a festival near you, GO SEE IT.

BTW: if you go to www.evpc.com, it is the website for the east valley pentacostal church. hahaha!

BTW 2: There is a magazine called Sweet Action which is a nudie mag made for girls of cute artsy boys. ;)

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