HERETIC: A PERSON HOLDING AN OPINION AT ODDS WITH THAT OF THE MASSES. SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T CONFORM TO AN ESTABLISHED ATTITUDE, DOCTRINE OR PRINCIPLE.
I AM HERETIC is a series of conversations with modern-day provocateurs. They are unapologetic rule breakers; individuals with an unparalleled creative vision that leads them down rare and unexplored paths. Like Heretic Perfums, the rare and unusual ingredients they use in their craft surprise, provoke, and challenge the senses. I AM HERETIC explores their work, process, and disruption of the status quo.
Betony Vernon is an American-born designer, sexual anthropologist and author based in Paris.Her Paradise Found Fine Erotic Jewelry collection is composed of 400 jewels and jewel tools meant to empower women and men to enjoy and share greater pleasure. Her book, The Boudoir Bible, the Uninhibited Sex Guide for Today was published in 2013 and available in 7 languages. Vernon's ultimate goal both as author and designer is to "dismantle the pleasure taboo".
Video Edit: Jeannette Deron
Various clips were used from the following sources:
Evanescence by Frederic Sofiyana
VICELAND Luxury Sex: SLUTEVER
Betony Vernon Behind Closed Doors - CraneTv
Theta Frequency Session # 1 by Yasmin Gross
The Devils (trailer), 1971 by Ken Russell
9 1/2 Weeks, 1986 by Adrian Lyne
Room in Rome, 2010 by Julio Medem
Fightclub, 1999 by David Fincher
Malagueña Salerosa Intro - Esquivel
Lume, Lume - Maria Tănase
Lamento Borincano -Esquivel
Chopin - Nocturne op.9 No.2.
Malédiction d'amour - Maria Tănase