It’s taken for granted that people watch porn with one hand on the remote, and the idea that you’d watch an erotic film straight through from the opening title to the closing credits without fast-forwarding is pretty much unheard of.
In fact, if you read Violet Blue’s or Freddy and Eddy’s advice for newcomers, both both suggest watch with your thumb hovering over the fast-foward button so that when (not if) the video becomes boring and/or off-putting, you can zip past the offending material before it kills mood.
In an age when it’s easier than ever to see sexually explicit imagery, I slipped the Damon and Hunter DVD into my player with the usual emotional void and jumped into bed with my boyfriend, ready to watch another empty “fuck he’s hot – let’s just get off” porn flick.I’ve never actually watched a porn movie from start to finish without jumping my partner within the first five minutes, so you can imagine my surprise when I actually saw the end credits of this film.
Damon and Hunter: Doing It Together is a true story about two New York guys, flat mates who become lovers, inviting you into their lives. A story of love and love making. A film that blends very intimate lounge room interviews where the guys talk about their relationship and their sex life in fascinating detail, with beautifully filmed scenes of positive and joyous sex. A potent combination.
There is something very compelling and exciting about watching an actual couple have sex – knowing that they are not just actors with badly dubbed moaning. These boys actually smile and whisper to each other during the sex scenes, it’s quite beautiful to watch.
What I liked most about this film was how I connected with it on a personal level and it’s reflection of the true nature of sex: That sex is beautiful, that sex is normal, that sex is good. There were no whips and chains for these two guys. The sex isn’t even particularly volatile. But it has a genuine feel that connects you with them – you might even be surprised how hot everyday sex between long term partners really is.
I’ve got nothing against a good quickie. But it’s not the only way to have sex, and it’s not the only way to make a film about sex– a collection of little thinly connected scenes that are designed to turn you on, get you off, and let you get cleaned up, all inside of fifteen minutes.
When Peggy and I see a mainstream film we really like, we’ll sit through the closing credits just to make the experience last a little longer, and I think it’s sad that we’ve gotten to the point where peoples expectations of porn have become so narrow that they’re suprised when they find a film they enjoy watching straight through to the end.
What’s the hurry?
I like sitting there in the dark as the credits roll, letting the last vapors of the director’s vision wash over me. I like taking my time in bed too. And I like that people watch my films with their hands on something other than the remote control.
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