Category Archives: Blogging

A new beginging for an old idea. Welcome to

  Some 15 years ago, I asked the question, “What if I took what I know about making films and married it to images of real life lovers?” and over time the answer to that question became Comstock Films. Now I’m turning things back around. The first post from

The Newport Beach Film Festival Responds (Are Film Festivals Reading Filmmakers’ Blogs?)

So yesterday I caught a disturbing post on filmmaker Angelo Bell’s blog. Here’s the gist: So I get a call from the volunteer coordinator. It seems my “reputation” proceeds me. She confirms that I am signed up for a volunteer orientation for March 28th. But then she promptly says that she doesn’t think that I [...]

Are Film Festivals Reading Filmmakers Blogs?

About 30 minutes ago read this over on Angelo Bell’s blog: I just got off the phone with the volunteer coordinator for the Newport Beach Film Festival. The number is 949-387-3489. You know, this is the festival that rejected my film, “Broken Hearts Club,” right? Well. At the time when I was waiting for an answer [...]

Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative?

  You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum Bring gloom down to the minimum Have faith or pandemonium’s Liable to walk upon the scene Coming to a more grown-up sex-positivity has bubbled up in no less than three places in the last month. First over at Susan Quilliam’s blog, in her post “Reclaiming [...]

A Stranger in a Strange Land

Except where laws and politics relate to cinema and sexuality, I try to steer clear of politics on this blog. I don’t expect that anyone would have to agree with my views on the alternative minimum tax, or whether or not the F-22 is a good investment in our national security in order to enjoy [...]

The Winter of My Discontent (A Fourth Anniversary Recounting)

Today marks the fourth anniversary of this blog. From the first post: My name is Tony Comstock, I am a filmmaker, and this is my blog. I make films about sex. I work with straight people, gay people, lesbian people. I don’t really care who sticks what where. I do care whether or not the [...]

Silent Night, Holy Night

Mine and Peggy’s is a mixed marriage, born from mixed marriages. Within our children mingles the blood of their Ashkenazi, Irish, German, and English ancestors.  Some arrived on the shores of this country within living memory, others have been here since well before the Declaration of Independence. Though we are an areligious household, our children’s faith heritage is [...]

Between the Sacred and the Profane (Blasphemy In The Key Of P)

In the comment of my post from 2005 The Porn Monster I wrote the following: Whatever what label they’re given, my films are made on the hope that, like me, there are many people, both women and men, who find that the moving images of sex they’ve seen rarely rise even to the point of [...]

YouTube Removes Bill & Desiree Trailer for TOS Violation

Yesterday we put up a trailer for Bill and Desiree on our YouTube account. Today YouTube deleted the video for a TOS violation. Here’s the trailer, off our own server: [ Javascript required to view QuickTime movie, please turn it on and refresh this page ]   Here’s a College Humor clip from that’s [...]

Thank Heavens for Warm Praise (in a Cold World)

“Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being the helpless prey of impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage, ruthless power that gives and takes away, enlists a man, [...]