What is pornography? An interesting question that we can all, collaboratively, attempt to answer.
For adult movie distribution companies it was definitely not the original version of our film. Despite much critical acclaim and substantial popularity with audiences, "The Day Long, The Night Through" was considered by all of the distributors that we approached to be "too soft..", "not explicit enough…" and "definitely not adult themed material".
For the 100,000+ viewers of the original, edited for Vimeo versions of "The Day Long, The Night Through" parts two and three, they were not viewing pornographic material either. We were flattered by, and appreciative of, the many positive comments that we received. Apparently there was an audience for our particular style of artfully sensual "anti-porn". Unfortunately some disagreed and the videos were removed and cited as "pornographic".
Subsequently I posted a severely edited and, to my mind, tasteful trailer for the complete, uncensored version of "The Day Long, The Night Through" which has finally found distribution with Hot Movies For Her.com Once again, the number of plays, comments and positive attention for the trailer mounted in a very short period of time. Unfortunately, once again, someone disagreed…Removed…Pornographic…
The version of the trailer that you now see here represents my third attempt to provide some exposure for a film that has garnered much praise from a diverse audience, including critics, artists, feminists and others who somehow see what we originally intended: romance, sensuality and physical love portrayed in a sensitive, evocative and moving way. I have removed anything from the current trailer that might be remotely construed as offensive. Indeed, I think that this trailer could be safely shown in front of any PG13 movie. Will it pass muster? Is it still "pornographic"? We will see….
Post a comment! Let me, and everyone else know what you think…irrespective of which side of this particular fence you happen to sit upon. What is pornographic? Is this it? As for the trailer I will keep removing things until something survives and hopefully this won't involve going all the way down to bare text on a blank screen.
Many thanks to all,