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The Pleasure of Learning in Porn

I’ll never forget learning how to shoot sex. I had just gotten the green light to shoot my first ever movie and went to Manuel Ferrara for advice. There were dos and don’ts of shooting gonzo sex—certain angles that were most flattering, and certain cut points that made life easier for the editor. Manuel had been shooting for a few years, and had just begun shooting for Evil Angel, so I trusted him to give me sound advice. He told me to bring my camera into the bedroom, where he was bedridden with the flu. I brought my camera into the room, and he pulled back the covers and grabbed our cat’s giant stuffed polar bear from the floor… Continue reading

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