View Full Version : Trailer for Film about Your Porn Habit - "BEATING THE BUNNY"


Burnt Scroll
07-29-2005, 05:45 PM
We've completed a film about what it's like to have a secret obsession with porn. You know, how you always hide it from your loved ones...keep secret naughty things in rather obvious places...how you get complacent enough that other people start finding the signs. The character in the film imagines a femme fatale which morphs into a giant, evil, pink bunny. Thus, his quest is to BEAT the bunny.

"Beating the Bunny" is a film that plays no apology to the destructive power of porn addiction. It's going to be released on DVD October 1. Check out the trailer and let me know what you think.

http://www.beatingthebunny.com/trailer.htm

John@Bophe
07-29-2005, 10:26 PM
Looks like it could be pretty funny! The trailer gave a good idea of what the movie is about.

Zensteve
07-30-2005, 02:57 AM
Very well-made trailer. :cool:

I can't say I agree with the fundamental message of the film, but it looks like it has good actors, a solid story, some decent SFX, great sound, and a well laid out website to accompany it.

I think it will do very well. There's a big market for Christian material out there. :)

wwwtf_adam
07-30-2005, 04:11 PM
I don't know...I find the Christian right a lot more destructive than porn could ever be. But that's just my two cents.

bird
07-30-2005, 04:26 PM
I didn't watch the trailer because 6mb is too long on dial up:(

I did read your synopsis...is this a satire? IMO, the way it reads is purely tongue-in-cheek. Is it a send-up of right wing fundementalism? Sorry if I've assumed too much.

NicklausLouis
07-30-2005, 04:39 PM
I don't know...I find the Christian right a lot more destructive than porn could ever be. But that's just my two cents.

Seems to me that you just want to start an argument instead of comment on the trailer.

Whether you consider yourself Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Atheist, Satanist, Secular, or anything in between, the fact is that porn can be addicting and can cause serious problems in a human's life. I think that's what the core of the trailer is.

It's a good looking trailer. I like the fact that you don't necessarily give away what side of the issue you are approaching it from. There is no clear message in the trailer, and I hope the film is the same way. I hope it looks at porn addiction not from the standpoint of Christian vs. Porn, but from Human vs. Porn. And I think it is slightly satirical, considering porn addiction is represented by a giant cgi bunny.

Poke

wwwtf_adam
07-30-2005, 04:50 PM
Poke, I'm sincerely not looking to start an argument (and won't get drawn into one)...I just found the entire thing offensive, and needed to speak my mind...as those in the CR always to about anything and everything. To me it's just another slightly-veiled attack against the First Amendment.

Bird, I don't think it's tongue-in-cheek. (Check out some other pages on their website if you doubt who's behind it.)

As for the trailer itself. It just didn't work for me on any level. And I'll leave my comments at that.

wwwtf_adam
07-30-2005, 04:55 PM
P.S. Hey Bird, looked up the Wreck Beach Film fest because I didn't know of it. Looks like a fun time! Wish you screened features!!!

bird
07-30-2005, 05:04 PM
I dunno, I read through the synopsis again and scanned what else was available...to me the text was titillating to the point of parody....perhaps that was the intention or I'm just reading it wrong.

bird
07-30-2005, 05:11 PM
YouAreAloneMOVIE,

Captain (festival organizer) DOES, indeed screen features! Feel free to send him "You Are Alone'. It's too late for this year but I'm sure he would Love to have your feature for next years programming. The festival is getting bigger every year and Captain has many innovative plans in motion for showcasing the works of Indie filmmakers!

Spatula
07-30-2005, 05:32 PM
Looks like the Donnie Darko of Porn. I really liked the trailer- had me laugh out loud. Really good stuff.
The bunny stuff is amazing. As is the porn pop-ups, LOL; and the snooping parents.
Great stuff. Keep us posted when it is available for sale.

captain
07-30-2005, 05:43 PM
YouAreAloneMOVIE
Ahoys ..Bird has pretty much summed it all up ..send it in we can see if we can get in for next years festival..the only way a film can be sghown now is if one shows up an bumps a film not represented...Your on the east coast ,,it would be a nice trip ..
Happy sailing
Captain............._/)...........

Burnt Scroll
07-31-2005, 12:12 AM
Hehe yeah I'm not too happy about the christian right wing, trying to push their agenda on me. A lot of the CR have not been too happy about this film. It's creating quite a lot of controversy in the church.

The CR is not based on the Bible but on Republican politics, which I personally am opposed to.

I admit Beating the Bunny does take porn from a Christian Biblical worldview, but it's not really preachy. I think anyone could probably watch the film without getting sick about the religion. In fact, I poke fun at the hypocrisy of the church in many ways! Wait until you find out what secrets the pastoral father has. This film is very personal for me, and since to me a relationship with God is very important, that's how I approach the theme. It's just like if you approached the film from the Gothic standpoint. It's a theme.

Thanks for all your replies so far! It's going to be available October 1.

filmscheduling
07-31-2005, 12:46 AM
This trailer is hilarious on many levels! Courageous subject to tackle.
You TOTALLY need to sell tshirts, etc. through www.cafepress.com
Now excuse me while I...

HomerS3
07-31-2005, 01:44 AM
Hehe yeah I'm not too happy about the christian right wing, trying to push their agenda on me.
...because the "atheist left" never attempts to do that...

Anyway, well put together trailer. I would be interested to see the finished product.

Burnt Scroll
07-31-2005, 01:57 AM
This trailer is hilarious on many levels! Courageous subject to tackle.
You TOTALLY need to sell tshirts, etc. through www.cafepress.com
Now excuse me while I...

Cool idea. What do you think about the Beating the Bunny logo on the front...and then the tagline. "Just say no to the giant, evil, pink thing" on the back with the website?

wwwtf_adam
07-31-2005, 08:21 AM
...because the "atheist left" never attempts to do that...


One HUGE difference...

and for the record, I would consider myself agnostic left (atheism IS a relision)

We might push agenda, but we do not try to take away your rights.

(Well, ok...we do try to take away the right to things like toxic ocean dumping, clubbing baby seals, things like that...so yeah...I guess you're right.)

(Would be funny though...I think those on the left should start demanding religious programming be taken off the air, no church with a 100 year radius of any residential area...we picket art shows because there is NO nudity...we boycott products that support family values...turn tha tables and show them how it feels for a change....there's a mocumentary in this!)

:)

HomerS3
07-31-2005, 01:44 PM
One HUGE difference...

and for the record, I would consider myself agnostic left (atheism IS a relision)

We might push agenda, but we do not try to take away your rights.



Like the right to pray in schools? Post the ten commandments in? Say "under God"? Acknowledge the fact that evolution is far from scientific fact? Not to mention that ever annoying 2nd Amendment, right?

Yeah, you're right. The left has never tried to do any of that....


Anyway, this is not the place for a political debate... We can take this elsewhere if you wish to continue

wwwtf_adam
07-31-2005, 02:07 PM
Like the right to pray in schools? Post the ten commandments in? Say "under God"? Acknowledge the fact that evolution is far from scientific fact? Not to mention that ever annoying 2nd Amendment, right?

Yeah, you're right. The left has never tried to do any of that....


Anyway, this is not the place for a political debate... We can take this elsewhere if you wish to continue

No argument, just repeat after me: "separation of church and state"

And the left has no problem with the 2nd Amendment. Just with the people who interpret it wrongly.

And no, I do not wish to continue. I don't argue with people who think evolution is science fiction. I just see no point in it.

I'm close minded that way.

NicklausLouis
07-31-2005, 03:26 PM
We are here to discuss film. Let's stick to that.

Poke

wwwtf_adam
07-31-2005, 04:26 PM
We are here to discuss film. Let's stick to that.


If we find the belief system behind a film offensive (as I so so do in this case), and that's what we're talking about, isn't that also discussing the film?

To separate them would be like trying separating Michael Moore's politics from his films...impossible.

When I ask someone what they think of YOU ARE ALONE, I expect some questions about teen prostitution, and how the film takes no stand, make no moral judgement against the industry. Questions about teen prostitution are no different from question about lighting, when talking about my film.

I would say a discussion about the "religious right, pornography and the first amendment" is very much sticking to this film in question here.

Just my 2 cents.

And for obvious reasons, I'm out of this topic from here on.

Have fun.

NicklausLouis
07-31-2005, 05:49 PM
I would say a discussion about the "religious right, pornography and the first amendment" is very much sticking to this film in question here.

That's fair. My intent is to keep these arguments over touchy issues from turning into flame wars.

Poke

CommanderGoat
07-31-2005, 09:22 PM
Wow...it's like a film about my life!....wait....I said that like I'm proud.......huh......

alterEGOcinema
08-02-2005, 03:33 AM
nice. perfect choice for the mom. kinda reminded me of Joan Cusack.
looks like a lot of fun, especially the bunny

Boz Uriel
08-02-2005, 07:53 AM
Sweeeeeeeet. Can hardly wait to see this one. I agree about the mom choice, wonderful. The dad is plausible, the bunny is gonna give me nightmares now too (thank you very much). Production value looks really good. Very nice job.

P.S. is the game a FPS or role playing? :D

kases
08-02-2005, 08:31 AM
this, has got to be the best and most interesting trailer i've seen on this site thus far. nice work, this would be a movie i'd actually want to watch. good luck with yours.

Burnt Scroll
08-02-2005, 09:23 PM
Sweeeeeeeet. Can hardly wait to see this one. I agree about the mom choice, wonderful. The dad is plausible, the bunny is gonna give me nightmares now too (thank you very much). Production value looks really good. Very nice job.

P.S. is the game a FPS or role playing? :D

It's going to be straight FPS. You'll get to blast away tons of bunnies!

Burnt Scroll
08-02-2005, 09:24 PM
this, has got to be the best and most interesting trailer i've seen on this site thus far. nice work, this would be a movie i'd actually want to watch. good luck with yours.

Thank you very much! That feedback really means a lot. :)