Our Friends AORTA FILMS Have Returned And Have A New Website!!!

Editor’s Note, we are happy to signal boost our friends in queer porn AORTA films by reposting this press release in full. This is not our own writing and just wanted to help get the word out that one of our beloved sibling studios is back with a vengeance!!! – QPTV

AORTA FILMS ANNOUNCES RELAUNCH APRIL 15TH

Queer indie porn studio debuts new films and programs, BEDDED festival, and more. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: helloAORTAfilms@gmail.com 

NEW YORK — After a brief hiatus, queer indie porn studio AORTA films will relaunch on April 15th and resume their monthly subscription-based releases through their site, www.AORTAfilms.com. The small, award-winning studio paused after the departure of two of its co-founders Parts Authority and Ginny Woolf this past October, but will reopen with third co-founder Mahx Capacity now at the company’s helm as Creative Director. In addition to resuming their production of monthly short films, AORTA films marks their relaunch with the announcement of a range of innovative new programming, including festivals, guest artists, workshops, and commercial collaborations. 

Founded in 2015, Brooklyn-based studio AORTA films’ work centers performers across a wide range of bodies and identities. Hailing from queer BDSM community and experimental performance contexts, the studio works collaboratively, prioritizing safe and enthusiastically consensual working processes, and describing their work as “lusty, opulent, glorious fuckery.” The studio’s films have been presented at festivals, galleries, and museums across the USA, South America, and Europe. Most recently, AORTA won Best International Short Film for their short film “Full” about fat femme for fat femme desire at the Hacker Porn Film Festival in 2018, as well as Best Feature Film (Hacker Porn Film Festival, Rome) and Best Film – Fiction (Vienna Porn Film Festival) for their first feature film “(W/HOLE)” in 2019, which has been additionally selected as the Opening or Closing Film at four festivals. 

Co-founder and Creative Director Mahx Capacity says “When we founded AORTA films in 2015, we were developing our work through exploration. Finding an audience that was hungry for inventive queer porn allowed us to expand and explore our vision. We couldn’t be more thrilled to enter into AORTA’s future with an ambitious set of new programs and a packed lineup of hot new films. We sincerely hope that our films and programming can offer viewers some distraction and joy during difficult times, and continue to celebrate the queer capacity for embodied, radical pleasure.” 

Upcoming short film titles include bad-babysitter roleplay “Teen Angels” starring Garnet Lake, Roxanne Drip, and Ze Royale, masc4masc wrestling scene “Fucking Loser” starring Bud Lite and Jamie Joy, femme fisting and squirting scene “Rough Lust” staring Courtney Trouble and Mahx Capacity, sureal fantasy “Portal” starring Royale and Joy, campfire orgy and fireplay scene “Kindling” starring Drip, Joy, Royale, and Lake joined by Ero Rose, and “Romance Isn’t Dead,” a serial killer date-night scene starring Rose, Lake, Lite, and Drip. 

As part of the launch, AORTA films is also premiering their new commercial endeavor, AORTAx. Commercial work-for-hire collaborations with sex- and sexuality-focused projects, AORTAx creates dynamic erotic content for films, brands, music videos, fashion campaigns, commercials, and more. While the film won’t premiere in full until June 2020, this April’s launch sees the release of trailers, still, and behind the scenes footage for AORTAx’s first project “Hogtied,” a music video for LA industrial band CONTRACULT Collective’s first single (Roadrunner Records.) 

Upcoming festival BEDDED, which will have its first iteration in June 2020, will feature three curated short films from international makers, to be announced this May. Designed to share the incredible wealth and variety of all the indiependent queer porn being created right now, BEDDED offers a curated selection of films twice a year that AORTA thinks can’t be missed. This watch-at-home queer porn film festival celebrates the work of domestic and international makers who expand the limits of the queer indie-porn genre with their incredible work. 

Additional programs AORTA Induction and AORTA_ITF connect with top talent and everyday viewers respectively. AORTA Induction invites brilliant thinkers, makers, and doers from adjacent fields into the queer porn underground. Welcomed as honored guest collaborators, Inductees are asked to bring their unique and compelling understandings of sex, pleasure, identity, and embodiment to the creation of a new short film; the first induction artist will be announced later this year. AORTA_ITF or “In The Flesh” is a collection of events and offerings designed to pull queer porn out of the digital ether and get it back in viewers’ bodies. Offering workshops, talks, screenings, events, and more, _ITF offers participants a variety of ways to explore embodiment as part of their personal porn, pleasure, and body liberation practices. 

AORTA films manages their subscribers through crowdfunding site Patreon.com. Monthly memberships start at $9/month for full access to their library of over 50 short films and offer additional perks at higher levels. More info at www.AORTAfilms.com 

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