Is there such a thing as ‘good’ porn?

How to hit back against questionable ethics and bad quality kicks by breaking down porn cliches through art performance

From the article:

“How many bad pornographies have you watched in your life? The pizza guy? The cliched ‘girl-on-girl’ where two friends hang out at home in their PJs and suddenly start fucking? The questionable teacher-student scenario, despite the perverted undertones? Mainstream porn and endless ‘bad taste’ scenarios have plagued the industry for years, and are now being parodied thanks to “Cream Pie” – a performance piece from Crossline Theatre’s Kara Chamberlain and Natalia Knowlton.

Exploring porn at its tackiest by using the stereotypes and cliches thriving in mainstream porn to analyze and hilariously critique inequality in the industry. “Porn gives us patterns of what sex ‘should be’ or what should be ‘sexy’. But is anyone really being satisfied?” reads the performance blurb. Through their use of parodies and puppetry, “Cream Pie” provides a comedic look into what such readily available porn has become, but also provides a window into the damage that could be done if this remains the only dominate images we see of sex. “We must install the notion in consumers that the reality of sex doesn’t necessarily match up to the sexual scripts portrayed in porn,” Chamberlain tells us….

“For ‘Cream Pie’ we were inspired by Brecht’s style of distancing the audience, called ‘the alienation effect’ (or ‘Verfremdungseffekt’ in German). Through heightened performative styles such as puppetry, and parody, we hope the audience can see and value the script behind the sexiness in mainstream porn. That’s something our generation can utilize in our mission for better porn – by using art as a way to comment and critique porn which doesn’t speak to us.”

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