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Sunday, June 5, 2022

2022 Films: Normal Porn for Normal People

Normal Porn for Normal People by Amber Rose McNeill
Milwaukee 
Running Time: 4 minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Sept 10 at 6:30PM
Experimental/ LGBTQ




"Normal Porn for Normal People" is an appropriated media piece that explores our societal need to consume violence for entertainment. The film offers a satirical commentary on the romanticizing and normalization of violent imagery, while observing the link to commercial consumerism that exploits human sexuality, while simultaneously demonizing it. Interview segments echo our endless need to devour salacious content by venerating both real and fictional violence. Sexuality and sexual images remain a convenient scapegoat that facilitate a continued avoidance regarding the impact that the glorification of violence has within North American culture.



Director Bio:

Amber Rose McNeill is an Australian film director and appropriated media artist based in Wisconsin. Her work focuses on societal attitudes towards violence, dark psychology and challenging normative concepts of sexuality. Amber Rose frequently examines the relationship that media and popular culture play in the consumption of violence within western society. Her current projects serve to rework traditional structures within the horror genre to further queer narratives in addition to creating more films made via the female, and gender queer, lens.








Director Statement

I wanted to make a provocative film that examined the way we consume violence for entertainment in such a normalized manner. I had recently started working with appropriated media, and this concept lent itself perfectly to the medium. By using select clips from horror movie trailers, 1980s TV commercials, sexualized imagery, interviews with serial killers and original text, I was able to create a growing sense of unease that aims to make the viewer reconsider their relationship with violent media. I fashioned together a bootleg film that’s very nature comments on the exploitation of violence, particularly violence against women, that exists as the sexualized storytelling structure in much of mainstream cinema.





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