Documentary: Born Into Porn

by Violet Blue on May 22, 2012

Like many people, I’m feeling Kickstarter exhaustion – but after watching the pitch-trailer for Born Into Porn, I am absolutely riveted. I really hope this gets made because not only do I really want to see it, but I think it needs to be seen. This is an endorsement (and I don’t know how I missed Jiz Lee’s supportive post about it).

In just the small snip in the above video, we get a shocking range of reactions to the concept of porn stars as parents from mom and retired porn star Hypatia Lee, to a shocking attitude of violence against porn performers by people who claim to define American “family values.” (Thanks you, Deb.)

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1 Molly May 26, 2012 at 7:32 am

I hope this film gets made too. As you so rightly said… it needs to be seen. Also it is interesting to me as I have been faced with similar responses/prejudices to being a sex blogger and a parent. The amount of times I have been asked, ‘but what about the children’ is alarming to be honest. I always answer with, ‘what about them, do you include your children in your sex life?’ Just because I am openly kinky and write about sex does not mean that I can not be a good parent.

I also find it interesting that the so called ‘Christian’ in the clip appears to be happy to advocate violence but sex… well that is just wicked and evil. So many contradictions there. How have we developed a society in which violence is acceptable and consensual sex is not.

Mollyxxx

2 Miki Mosman May 25, 2012 at 10:58 am

Hi Violet Blue,

Yes, Matt is a good friend. It’s such a small world!

Once again, thank you for your kind words and offer of assistance. The best way you could help would be to share your interest in and enthusiasm for this project with your audience, your readers and anyone else you think it may appeal to.

If you’re ever in the NYC area, please look me up. I’d really enjoy meeting you in person.

Take care and all the best,
Miki.

3 violet blue May 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Hi Miki,

Wow, thanks for commenting here! I’m already a fan of your work – I really hope this story is told.

I found it via a friend in New York (Deb, an old friend from SRL) who forwarded me an email from someone named Matt Metzgar – Deb thought I’d be interested in the project and she was right. If there’s anything I can do to help more, don’t hesitate to ask. Congrats on a great idea, and here’s to seeing it come to fruition.

4 Miki Mosman May 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

Hello Violet Blue,
Thanks so much for your endorsement. Your enthusiasm for the film is encouraging. It has been an interesting experience thus far, not only with the performers, but also with meeting people from such varied walks of life. I have a real passion for this story and I hope to be able to share it with others.

I’m curious as to how you found it. Was it brought to your attention or did you happen upon it on Kickstarter?

Again, thank you for your words of support. They are much appreciated.

Kind regards,
Miki Mosman – Director: Born Into Porn

5 Chrystal May 22, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Riveting it is. Damn. Hypatia’s intereview is very compelling. “Because they are humans, too.” I swear the generation under 30 constantly astound me with how open their minds are. Some parents somewhere are doing some things right. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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