"Hardcore" Documentary -- About pornographer Max Hardcore -- by director Stephen Walker
WARNING: This is a VERY graphic and disturbing documentary that tells the hard-core truth about the abuse that goes on in the pornography industry. It follows the journey of a young British single mother, Felicity, through her brief but brutally devastating time working in the the hard-core pornography industry in Los Angeles, California. It includes footage of Felicity filming a scene with the notoriously abusive and manipulative pornographer Max Hardcore. (Who went to prison for his extreme porn, but is now out.)
Please proceed with caution and DO NOT watch this documentary if you are under the age of 18 or are very sensitive or easily upset by extremely graphic and disturbing content.
-- UK Independent article describing the director's extremely unsettling experience in filming the documentary.
"At first sight, Hardcore, a documentary about a young woman trying to break into the porn industry in Los Angeles, would seem to be just the latest contribution to this useful television genre. It turns out to be something quite different a documentary in which the innocence of the subject and the innocence of the film-maker crumble in tandem in front of your eyes. The result is both explicit and numbing a film about commercial titillation which ultimately leaves you limp with disgust."
"(Walker) "The fact was that I hated it. I found it depressing and numbing and totally unerotic. I was prepared to find that I found it extremely erotic and quite interesting. But the truth is that having been on about 26 porn sets, it felt like being in the bottom of a lavatory bowl after a while." The metaphor isn't entirely surprising, given the first job that Felicity secures a session of still photographs which required her to straddle a bucket and pee for the camera or the almost obsessional emphasis on anal sex among her potential employers."
-- London Evening Standard article written by filmmaker Stephen Walker about his ethical challenges in filming a documentary about the abusive pornography industry.
"My first experience of a porn set was, to say the least, unsettling. Richard had brought Felicity to watch a gang-bang movie. Ten men were having sex with one girl in a wrestling ring. The overwhelming impression was the stench: of bodies, of sweat, of various other excretions. It was a revolting spectacle, about as erotic as a butcher's shop. It was also, for obvious reasons, almost impossible to film. The best I could come up with was to concentrate on the litter of spent tissues on the floor. That, and the expression on Felicity's face, as she saw, for the first time, just what it was she'd got herself into.
But this was only the beginning. After a week, I'd seen just about everything. I felt sick. What do you do when a producer shows you snapshots of his wife and kids before filming a simulated rape scene? How do you cope when a director tells you he is running for mayor in his home town and then boasts that his movies make Belsen look like a picnic? The fact is, you don't. Trapped between your responsibilities as a professional film-maker and your sensibilities as a human being, you only hope that somewhere in your film there's a truth that needs to be told."
-- A feminist perspective on the film, written by Catherine Redfern.
"The maker of the documentary, Stephen Walker, did not have any agenda or secret opposition to porn. In fact, he intended to make a light-hearted film. Nevertheless, what emerged as Felicity was dragged deeper into the industry, was a deeply disturbing and degrading world. The agent, Richard, behaved as little more than a pimp, parading her around like a prize possession, constantly pressuring her to do things she had said she categorically did not want to do; and getting very angry with her when she continued to refuse. It became clear that if he persuaded her to do the more hardcore, disturbing stuff, he would get more money. It was obvious that he didn’t care for her sanity or her physical welfare, constantly pushing and nagging her to go further, introducing her to more and more hardcore film makers."
"The film exposed an industry run by men for men, in which women are to be abused, physically hurt and degraded, simply objects objects to be used, and offered no support whatsoever from the people who aimed to make money from their hard work. This was anything but empowering and light-hearted. If this is how certain sections of the porn industry really work, they are abusive, demeaning, harmful, sickening beyond belief, and I absolutely loathe it. And if saying that makes me some kind of radical, then so be it."
-- Guardian UK article: "In the first part of a three-day series on feminism, Katharine Viner asks how liberating these 'freedoms' (that modern women in the UK currently have) really are - and says it's time we stopped being so complacent."
"Large sections of the porn industry now make no pretence of representing healthy sexuality, the 1970s playboy cliche - its huge- selling stock-in-trade is the degradation of women. Even pro-porn campaigner and actress Nina Hartley has admitted this: "You're seeing more of these videos of women getting dragged on their faces, and spit (sic) on, and having their heads dunked in the toilet.""
"A devastating documentary investigating this new porn, Hardcore, was shown on Channel 4 last year. Director Stephen Walker followed a 25-year-old single mother, Felicity, to Los Angeles, where she wanted to be a porn actress. At the beginning of the trip, Felicity was bright, lively and certain about what she would not do (anal or group sex). She was taken by her "agent", Richard, to visit Max Hardcore, a hugely successful porn impresario who specialises in getting his actresses to dress in young girls' clothing, spitting and urinating on them, choking, gagging and inserting speculums into their vaginas and anuses and widening them to extreme degrees. She fled from the set when Hardcore forced his penis down her throat and started to suffocate her. Later, she took part in a sexually violent film directed by another successful industry figure who boasted that his movies "make Belsen (Nazi concentration camp) look like a picnic"."
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