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January 29, 2022
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‘Pleasure’: Ninja Thyberg Explores The Heterosexual Porn Industry

Some of the movies we recommend are feel-good movies - which is becoming more and more necessary. Some are great in term of queer representations. And others address very serious and important issues. Today’s movie definitely belongs in the latter category.

Some of the movies we recommend are feel-good movies - which is becoming more and more necessary. Some are great in term of queer representations. And others address very serious and important issues. Today’s movie definitely belongs in the latter category.

This is not the first time we are presenting a movie talking about the porn industry. You might remember ‘Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life’, a documentary about gay porn star Jonathan Agassi, his success, his failings, his addictions and his hopes. Well, today we are looking at the porn industry, from a heterosexual, feminine point of view.

‘Pleasure’ (2021), the extended version of the eponymous short film also directed by Ninja Thyberg in 2013, is Ninja’s first feature film. It tells the story of Linnéa, who wants to become the next big star in the porn industry.

In order to achieve her dreams, the 19 years old  leaves her hometown in Sweden for Los Angeles, USA, to work under the stage name ‘Bella Cherry’. But the path to her dream might be a bit more chaotic than she expected…

The movie is a focus on the mainstream porn industry, displaying all its issues and failings. Notably, the pressure to perform more, harder, always trying to push back your limits. Because, if you say no, there will always be someone younger and prettier ready to take your spot.

The competition is an integral part of Ninja’s movie. As Linnéa moves in with some of her colleagues, friendships and treasons ensue. In such a competitive world, consent and boundaries can easily be trespassed as an act of revenge…

You can find the trailer right down below. Be warned, though: some scenes can be hard to watch! And if you watch the full movie, we will also add a TW: rape. Take care of yourself!

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