Written by Carmen Gray for Dazed Digital. Originally published December 9, 2013.
Ninja Thyberg Challenges Porn Cliches
Ninja Thyberg’s short Pleasure was the only Swedish film in competition at Cannes this year, and its porn-world focus drew sceptics. Nevertheless, it bagged the prestigious Critics’ Week award, silencing doubters and flagging the bold Stockholm-based director as a rising talent. Playing with power, gender and sexuality, the film sees the career ambitions of a porn star (played by Jenny Hutton) affronted by a colleague who’s agreed to a double-anal scene. By showing what happens between takes, it humanises the character and her relationship to her work conditions. Thyberg tells us why screen sex needs shaking up.
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