What an interesting project. I just watched a series of movies called, “Hysterical Literature” by film maker Clayton Cubbitt. A woman sits at a table and reads from her favourite book. Underneath the table out of view of the camera, an “unseen accomplice” tried to bring the woman to orgasm with a vibrator. There was something quite beautiful about the black and white treatment, the reading of the literature and the intimacy of the orgasm. It is a very different treatment of female orgasm that is seen in pornography!
There is a distinct sensuality in these short films, which I really enjoyed watching. There’s even some humour as the woman struggles to maintain her focus on the words in front of her! Apparently it was a back massager that was being used, and if you listen carefully, sometimes you can hear the buzzing!
The director sums it up nicely, “It’s…
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