State Funds “Feminist” Porn

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The recent release of a series of hardcore porn movies entirely funded by the Swedish government for being “feminist porn” which “challenges traditional gender roles” has angered some who think the state should not be making pornography with taxpayer funds.

Most oddly of all it seems the Swedish state is funding feminists to organise illegal acts of indecent exposure, as pictured above…

The short films, titled “Dirty Diaries,” include a variety of themes, all centred on hardcore sex, and incorporating all sexual orientations. They received 500,000 kronor, roughly $70,000, from the government. All the makers are or “have become” women.

A preview is visible on their (English) website.

Creator Mia Engberg describes how she is at the vanguard of the assault on the patriarchy with her porn movies:

“Throughout the history of art, the image of woman has been created by men. The gaze has been a man’s gaze and female sexuality has been limited to a few identities that have suited the patriarchal system (and the male artistic ego): whore, wife, mother, muse.

So what is feminist porn? There’s no easy answer to that question. Dirty Diaries is made up of twelve very different films: soft erotica and hardcore porn, hetero and homo, provocation, penetration and visual poetry… This is just the beginning, and I hope to see the creation of more alternative images that challenge stereotypical gender roles.”

The public body responsible for funding the project, the Swedish Film Institute, says feminist porn is completely superior to regular sexist porn and so deserves state funds:

“Everyone in the films is over the age of 18, no one is doing anything against their will, everyone shares equally in the money from the films. All of this makes Mia Engberg’s project different from regular porn in many ways. This is an ambitious project that in both form and content lives up to the demands we set for the projects we support.”

Engberg herself says the money could not be better spent than by her, on lesbian porn:

“We are producing 70 minutes of high quality film… it’s just 500,000 kronor. They couldn’t spend the money any better.”

However, when asked whether regular porn made by men should be given the same treatment, she is outraged:

“They should not be given any money at all, especially when they are making money out of women’s bodies.”

Via The Local.

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