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by Indiewire
May 15, 2012 12:20 PM
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Project of the Day: 'Public Sex, Private Lives'

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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"Public Sex, Private Lives"

Tweetable Logline:

Public Sex, Private Lives is an intimate look at the lives of porn performers Lorelei Lee, Princess Donna, and Isis Love.

Elevator Pitch:

Public Sex, Private Lives is an intimate look at the professional and private lives of porn performers Lorelei Lee, Princess Donna, and Isis Love. Capturing both joy and struggle, this film follows the characters as they navigate their lives as artists, daughters, mothers, writers, and women who have made careers in the adult industry. Asked to defend their choices to their families, communities, and even the United States Government, these women reckon with their past decisions and shifting visions for the future.

Production Team:

Producer/Director/Cinematographer: Simone Jude
Writer/Editor: Jesse Kerman

About the Production:

"I became inspired to shoot a feature length documentary on the public personas and private lives of porn performers in 2008. People have a lot of judgments about porn performers, so I thought it could be really compelling to not only explore what happens behind-the-scenes, but also in these performers' personal lives.

"Conversations about sex and sexuality are all over the media right now, however, the voices of sex workers are strikingly absent from the conversation. I believe in bringing underrepresented voices to the surface. I strongly believe in the power of stories to change the world." -- Simone Jude

Current Status:


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Film Website
Kickstarter Page

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  • Monique | May 20, 2012 1:51 PMReply

    I can't wait to see it!

  • nicole meadows | May 20, 2012 12:40 PMReply

    I am so intrigued to see the finished work ! way to go girls get the word out porn is not a bad thing . and you don't have to be "damaged goods" to be apart of it ! Good luck & GOD BLESS