TONY COMSTOCK INTERVIEWED BY SUSIE BRIGHT
Sex-positive pioneer Susie Bright interviews Tony Comstock on the subjects of Ashley and Kisha, and How To Make a Sex Movie You Give a Damn About:
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This past year, a friend turned me onto Comstock Films, a unique erotic movie company who make in-depth erotic documentaries that center on the story of one couple and their relationship.
Each couple are very different: age, race, gender-matchups, personal style. It's like the reinvention of the Melting Pot, with sexual chemistry as the starting point...
I was so intrigued with their work, I had to find out who "Comstock" was. I knew it had to be someone witty enough to give their company the name of the most famous Puritan of the 20th Century, the man who founded the original "New York Society for the Suppression of Vice."
FILMS FEATURED IN OPRAH WINFREY'S O MAGAZINE
In the artcle Eyes Wide Open (July, 2007), Violet Blue writes: "Comstock Films, maker of high-quality, documentary-style, real-couples videos, aggressively markets to women with the simple tagline "Women love real sex."
The sidebar, by Rachel Bertsche, lists a "starter kit of quality adult films" recommended by Violet Blue. Comstock Films is listed first: "Comstock Films's Real People, Real Life, Real Sex series: Each movie in this series focuses on one actual couple. "Director Tony Comstock shows what it looks like when two people who are in love have sex," says Blue. "It's beautiful—the antithesis of shapeless, boring porn in which everyone is just going through the motions."
XANA & DAX HELPS COUPLE ACE THEIR "SEX HOMEWORK"
In the article "Sex Homework" (Women's Health, November 2006), real life couple Stacey and Bryce have this to say about Xana & Dax: When Opposites Attract:
This was our favorite," Bryce says. "There was no plot; it's a real couple having sex. They looked like people we would know and be attracted to." Stacey agrees. "I loved Xana and Dax because they're a real couple, with genuine orgasms and a sincere admiration for each other," she says. "We watched it straight through, and even though we were as tired as usual, we had sex right after." And they changed their usual routine by trying a new position from the video.
DNA FEATURES DAMON & HUNTER
Damon & Hunter: Doing It Together is featured in issue #76 of DNA magazine (Winter, 2006.) The two page article also includes an interview with Hunter James in which he talks about his relationship with Damon, and their experience in making the film.
"We were both excited about the opportunity to do something different and interesting. After talking to Tony it was really obvious how passionate he is about the work. We’d seen some of the previous work and both liked the concept. They were looking to shoot their first gay couple so we contacted them and took it from there.
"Fans of Damon and Hunter should delight in the sheer amount of themselves they share in the interview and the frankness of their comments about themselves, their friends and family, and the evolution of their personal and sexual relationship.
Damon and Hunter fills a noticeable gap in adult erotic entertainment by filming a popular and extremely attractive real-life couple expressing their love and sexuality in a natural way."
JANE MAGAZINE DECLARES MARIE & JACK
In the March 2006 issue, Jane Magazine says:
“Here are nine classics that may do it for you…Marie and Jack: A Hardcore Love Story. You’ll like it if you “make love” instead of “hump”. In this case, a real-life couple tells us how they fell in love, then they take us into their bedroom.”.
TIME OUT NEW YORK MAKES TIME FOR COMSTOCK FILMS
Time Out New York's annual sex issue includes a mention for Comstock Films:
"One feature of the local aesthetic is that it avoids the stereotypical silicone-enhanced Barbie types...Comstock Films finds real couples willing to do the deed on camera."
MARIE & JACK TOPS TANGO MAGAZINE'S LIST OF "THE
The Fall 2005 issue of Tango Magazine features writer Amy Braunschweiger's article Was That Movie Good For You?, an exploration of the role of erotic films can play in spicing up a relationship.
"Marie and Jack, porn stars married in real life, have the genuine chemistry and knowledge of each other’s bodies to make this film sizzle. It starts slowly, with the couple discussing the intimate details of their love, before getting down and dirty. Xana and Dax: When Opposites Attract, offers a similar scenario."
TERA PATRICK RECOMMENDS MARIE & JACK IN MEN'S FITNESS
The August, 2005 issue of Men's Fitness magazine features an interview with adult film star Tera Patrick. Aside from her own movies, which titles are recommended for couples seeking a little "passionate together time"? Number one on the list—Marie & Jack: A Hardcore Love Story.
COMSTOCK FILMS IN ESQUIRE
July found Esquire's Stacey Grenrock Woods trying to answer that perennial reader question, "My girlfriend wants to start watching together, but only of the 'for women, by women' variety. Can you give me some suggestions for both titles and directors?" to which Ms. Woods replies:
"You may want to try a title from Comstock Films, a company that specializes in films of real couples having real sex, documentary style. Founder and director Tony Comstock offers an alternative for those people who find themselves turned off by the established porn aesthetic."
While not strictly falling into the "by women/for women" category, we're tickled that Ms. Woods mentioned our company, and we are proud to produce films that both men and women can enjoy watching -- alone or together!
MENTIONS COMSTOCK FILMS
We were very excited to discover that Time.com writer Richard Corliss mentioned Comstock Films and quoted T.C. twice in his 5/7/05 column "That Old Feeling: Porn Again" — a follow-up to his earlier "When Porno Was Chic" article on the heyday of 70's porn.
T.C.'s first quote appears in the second section of the article, How big is the porn video industry?, questioning the $57 billion a year worldwide figure Corliss had reported from Paul Fishbein, the founding president of Adult Video News:
Tony Comstock writes: "I know there have been cuts to the Time Inc. research staff, but you should really check those figures Fishbein gave you. They're wildly exaggerated, probably by an order of magnitude."
Comstock Films is mentioned, and T.C. quoted again, in the article's final section, What's the future of porn?:
I haven't been paying attention, so I'm grateful to readers who tell me that, for all the attention paid to sex superstar Jenna Jameson, the next stage is personalized (or do I mean privatized?) porn. Tony Comstock, whose Comstock Films produces a series called Real Life, Real People, Real Sex, writes: "For the last 10 or so years I've been making sex films with one specific goal in mind: to find a way to show people having sex that doesn't make the viewer want to do anything but have sex. I've had some modest success, but the financial realities of porn are constraining to say the least. In the 'porn industry' $25K is considered a workable budget, $250K is an epic."
Both the original article and the follow up are thought provoking and well worth reading. Thanks TIME!
REVIEWS MARIE AND JACK
Marie and Jack: A Hardcore Love Story got a great review in the January, 2005 issue of Penthouse magazine. Check out the Reviews page to read their full writeup, and while you're there, read the other raves Marie and Jack has earned.