EXPAT CINEMA: PLEASURE
In Swedish film-maker Ninja Thyberg’s strong debut Pleasure, a young woman discovers a difficult, male-dominated industry as she strives for agency. In association with distributor Gusto Entertainment we’ll give you the chance to see this bold, explicit and ambitious LA porn drama in an early preview. This screening will feature Dutch subtitles for the English spoken parts and English subtitles for the Swedish parts.
Nineteen-year-old Bella Cherry arrives in LA with one goal – to be the next big name in adult film. What she finds is a world of simmering rivalry and loose regulations. Ninja Thyberg demythologises porn through an honest, scrupulous gaze – moments of abuse and exploitation sit alongside gems of genuine friendship and professionalism. This sense of authenticity is heightened by a cast featuring real-life adult film stars and agents. Confident, explicit and propulsive, Pleasure gives voice to an ambitious and unapologetic heroine, and reveals the realities of a cutthroat, male-dominated industry.