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Feminist Porn Director Searches for Icelandic Degenerates

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At least she’s got all the physical attributes of a feminist… if you know what I mean…

Award-winning Spanish pornographic film director Lola Clavo is searching for actors to work on an erotic film that it is hoped will be filmed in Iceland.  “I am not looking for professional actors. It could be someone with experience or without it. Just someone who is comfortable with being filmed,” Lola told Gay Iceland, adding, “My only real condition is that the performers identify as queer.”  [5] Lola says Iceland has a beautiful landscape and great quality of light, especially at night. “Iceland has really inspired my erotic writing,” she says, complementing the country.  [1] “It’s always nicer if the performers are doing something they like, in a place they find sexy, with partners they really like,” she explains and adds that she finds Icelandic landscape really breathtaking. [5] Clavo has won prizes for her work, including the PorYes award for feminist porn in 2013.  Her work has been called a queer feminist perspective on porn. [5] Asked if pornography and feminism are not incompatible, she says it is part of the “post-porn” movement which sees erotica in a different light. “There are many kinds of feminism and I don’t agree with all of them. I am a pro-sex feminist,” DV reported. [6] “When I won PorYes, the feminist porn movie award, in 2013, that’s when I thought to myself: “Okay, so that’s what it must be. For me, I think the two are related. Because they’re both about sexuality, body and intimacy.” [5] She started advertising for ‘queer’ couples to act in the film before realizing that the production or distribution of porn in Iceland technically carries a prison sentence of up to six months. [4] Supreme Court barrister Vilhjálmur Hans Vilhjálmsson, has come forth reminding people that it is illegal to shoot pornography in Iceland, “Whether feminist porn, or any other sort of porn.”  [1] He admits, however, that it can be tricky to define what is, and what is not, pornography.   Although the Icelandic criminal code is from 1940, it consists of two older law books combined and the blanket ban on porn went into the book unchanged since 1869. Some politicians are calling for the lift on the ban which they describes as outdated. [4] Some people thinks that this law is not currently protecting anybody from anything.  Ninety-six percent of internet users in Iceland have seen pornography while online, according to a survey conducted by Guðbjörg Hildur Kolbeins at the University of Iceland. Around 40 percent said they had seen porn unintentionally, visir.is reports.  [6] Five hundred people took part in the survey, which was distributed via Facebook. Six out of ten respondents said they believed pornography should be legal but with certain restrictions. [4] Lola Clavo is currently residing in the Westfjords village of Hólmavík for its documentary film festival.

The rules of feminist pornography:

  • A woman must have played a significant role in the film’s production (as a writer, producer or director), and the film must challenge stereotypes in mainstream porn for it to qualify as feminist pornography.
  • Proponents of the genre say that feminist porn films feature performers of many different races, shapes, proclivities, and ages, and that directors ask women what they most like to do.In mainstream porn, the performers don’t have any say in the matter.
  • According to the proponents, both characteristics qualify these films as “feminist,” because having choice and agency is an important component of feminism.
  • Feminist pornography must also depict women experiencing genuine sexual pleasure.
  • Some feminist porn movies look like art-house movies, rather than mainstream porn.
  • Critics of the genre claim that it’s nonetheless exploitative, since it still manages to treat women as sexual objects.
  • The PorYes campaign is carried by those in the women’s movement who 
reject all forms of dehumanization but strongly believe in the power of
positive sexual images nonetheless.
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[1] Alëx Elliott, Feminist Porn Director Searches for Icelandic Talent, Iceland Review,  August 01, 2015
[2] Nær allir netnotendur hafa séð klám, Visir, 14:15 25. OKTÓBER 2013
[3] Nearly All Net Users in Iceland Have Seen Porn, Iceland Review, October 28, 2013 09:47
[4] Alëx Elliott, Iceland Porn Ban “Outdated”, Iceland Review, August 02, 2015 11:08
[5] Olav Veigar Davíðsson, Erotic movie shot in Iceland, Gay Iceland, 31/07/2015
[6] Johann Skúli Björnsson, Klámmyndaleikstjóri leitar að íslenskum hæfileikum, DV, 10:45 › 31. júlí 2015

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Bill Wallace is a self-fashioned writter, a computer programmer and cybermarketer from Quebec City, Canada who decided to enter the political arena after his disillusionment with the socialist system under which he was living in the French Canadian province of Quebec.

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