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Old 02-01-2017, 09:57 PM   #1
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Question May I Post Serious Question About Directing Erotica? It's About This..

Hi guys and gals,

I'm new to this forum and in a way new to indie films (I've produced/directed mostly reality and unscripted documentary-type stuff) and I don't wana break any forum rules or be thought of as a troll (or whatever it's called) so I'd like to ask permission first...

May I ask some serious question/concerns about directing erotica for the first time? (Of course some members may laugh or make fun of my question/situation and that's normal and okay, as long as some people also provide some serious/helpful answers :p )

It's not my field (yet) but I have a small buyer willing to pay a small amount so if I can keep within small budget, I'll make a modest profit; so no I will not cannot turn it down (I need the money and it's not easy to find real buyers!)

Anyone here directed an erotica before?

If it's not okay, I understand and I apologize for your time. Can you recommend a forum for erotic filmmakers? I can't find it in Google.

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Old 02-01-2017, 09:59 PM   #2
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Why do you have to mention it is porn, can't you ask general filmmaking questions that already apply across the board?

Or is this about fluffing?
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:02 PM   #3
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I apologize if this is not the right venue...

My question pertains to directing the actors.

Definitely no fluffing!! :o

No "penetration" even or that extreme
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Try the question out and see how it fares.

Welcome to the site.
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:42 AM   #5
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...May I ask some serious question/concerns...Anyone here directed an erotica before?...
Lurking past of Indietalk readers is your serious concern?

Jokes aside though, and for the future discussions you might start with anyone about the subject, best to make yourself, and your project the first talking point, not pushing anyone to talk about themselves.

This is not to say I have anything against - I wish you luck with your project Feel free to ask for any assistance on the sound department.
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Old 02-02-2017, 05:41 AM   #6
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.............Can you recommend a forum for erotic filmmakers? I can't find it in Google.
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I guess it doesn't exist and that most erotic filmmakers don't care about becoming better at filmmaking?

Welcome to IT.

Whatever you are directing, it is about open communication.
This means any actor/actress should know what the plan/script is before entering the set so they know what is expected of them. No unpleasant surprises.
Treat is as something normal and treat the cast with respect.
The set should feel safe.
In the 'normal' filmindustry it is pretty common practise to keep the amount of crew as small as possible when shooting any nudity or 'erotic' scenes with no real nudity on screen.
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I don't know if this matters or not, but from the erotica that I have seen here and there, a lot of suffers from poor writing, and badly directed sex scenes, so if I think that is what to concentrate on improving for a start.
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Old 02-02-2017, 04:31 PM   #9
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I don't know if this matters or not, but from the erotica that I have seen here and there, a lot of suffers from poor writing, and badly directed sex scenes, so if I think that is what to concentrate on improving for a start.
That's because there is no forum
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Anyone here directed an erotica before?
I have.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:53 PM   #11
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Thanks guys, met with buyer again and I'm trying to see first if buyer would would be willing to revise the storyboard and/or marketing plan to solve my problem, waiting for approvals from their creatives, PR, etc. >.<

Will update you regardless (whether they approve and my problem is solved so I don't have to post it anymore, or if they disapprove my request and so I'd still have to deal with it and need your advice).


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Consent. That's the magic word. Make sure everyone has a safe space and a safe word. That's all I got for 'ya, I've never done it before.
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Still waitin for approvals and response from buyer and their PR group (it's tied to the problemo) to revise the concept, if ever >.<
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:57 AM   #14
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Hi guys, sorry I haven't posted coz I'm still trying to fix the problem in the backend with the buyer's PR etc and experiencing runaround with different factions involved

But mainly my question is, how do I make sure that my non-pro male actors/extras do not secretly enjoy themselves or have pleasure when licking up and humping my beautiful actress? Moreover, no "sock" for guys and no plaster for her, but no penetration.

My actress (with cult following here in Southeast Asia, not to be confused with South Asia) is pro, non-picky, has done lots of simulated stuff on screen, easy to direct in the sense of doesn't refuse what is required in scenes; but she's very particular about not being interrupted, doesn't like cuts, lots of people on set or other distractions; and even wants her own sensual "tantra" (or is it tantric?) music played in the background, etc. and she likes her erotic scenes to go naturally.

(coz I thought of playing comedy laughing in the background just to make it funny instead of arousing, but obviously can't do that. Read on another thread to try and make it "awkward' with lots of people or even actors' parents etc. and that's definitely a no-no for her).

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how do I make sure that my non-pro male actors/extras do not secretly enjoy themselves or have pleasure when licking up and humping my beautiful actress?
You could chop their balls off.

Seriously any heterosexual red blooded male is going to enjoy that sort of thing, it's biology. But if they're keeping it a "secret" then why do you even care? Who cares what someone is secretly thinking!!

All I care about is that they conduct themselves professionally in an existential world.

Sometimes actors have fun, that's part of the job. It's a fun job.
Jim Carrey had an absolute blast when they let him shoot a tommygun in The Mask
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