What does it mean to be "artsy, not porny?"
What does "mainly focused on sexual stimulation" actually mean?
Where is the dividing line between art and porn?
What makes depictions of sexuality automatically bad?
I'm asking this question after having to radically alter many of the videos I had uploaded to Vimeo to try and fit in with their changing guidelines.
The films I make and offer on the website I can't mention here are my own creative expression. They seek to combine art with erotica, to explore sexuality and offer meaningful stories about sex, relationships and desire. My films reveal the personalities of those on screen. They combine feminism with a sex positive attitude. These films are made ethically, with the intention of raising the standard of films that deal with sex and sexuality. This short gives a glimpse of what I'm trying to do with my films and with my site (that I can't mention here).
I would also ask the viewer to think about art and porn and sex and consider why some films are liable to be censored, why the word "porn" brings negative overtones and also to consider the difficulty of trying to comply with vague guidelines that are inherently indefinable.
My films have screened at numerous international film festivals. My short "Dear Jiz" won Best Experimental Short at Cinekink New York 2014. My documentary "Something Better: Performers Talk About Feminism and Porn" won an Honorable Mention at the 2014 Feminist Porn Awards