Has Modern Porn Lost Its Artistic Flair

Has Modern Porn Lost Its Artistic Flair

Decades ago, adult entertainment was recorded on actual film and shown in movie theaters as a cinematic release. The quality of those films varies as much as any other Hollywood genre would, but among some of those older productions are some true masterpieces of erotica. When the sex show transitioned to home theater audiences with the advent of VHS and Betamax it became less costly to shoot movies and far less labor intensive to edit or mass-produce titles. Along came DVD and the eventual rise of the Internet to accelerate that evolution even further. One constant was a clear interest in maintaining the quality of the films being produced.

Beyond the Mundane

Yes there were ‘campy’ scripts, some cliché plot points, and the technical possibilities of the era were somewhat sparse due to the lighting and post production limitations of the time; but every scene sparkled because the people making the movie in front of or behind the cameras were investing themselves fully in the quality of the final product.

Today there are tube sites littered with so-called “amateur” videos filmed in a cheap motel room on what appears to be a cellphone duct taped to a paint can shaking machine. The lighting in many instances is even worse than it used to be, with frame rates at an all time low, image shake at an all time high and many models who look like they are ‘mailing it in’ during each performance because they are in a hurry to collect their payment and hurry out of town on the next bus they can find outbound.

What is Erotic Filmmaking?

When we film for AndrewBlake.com, you can see within the first few seconds of each production how much attention goes into every detail. The joy the models experience is obvious, though never overstated. Elements of style and substance seep through your screen and immerse you in the action in ways that an untrained exboyfriend with a handicam and Motel 6 key simply can’t match.

Rather than as a point of hubris, we are making this point to challenge studios everywhere to elevate the level of modern erotic cinema being produced. Yes, there is a place for amateur content filmed by amateurs – after all we were all amateurs at some point in our careers, but instead of chasing that sort of cheap and impotent style down the rabbit hole away from what this medium could be – wouldn’t it be far better to embark on a journey together toward an even more emotional and visceral connection between the content we create and the audience we adore? At AndrewBlake.com we will never settle for less than the very best. My name is on every title and when it comes to a sense of responsibility about the level of content we create, that name being there makes all the difference.

 

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