Through stock footage and interviews, this documentary playfully tells of the sexual revolution and the rise of porn that took place in Italy in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, where battles for political, cultural and personal freedoms took place.
There is no doubt that the most vilified of all genres is porn. The erotic eclosion of the ‘70s is the solid base where Porn to Be Free, a documentary about Italian porn, stands. With flesh came commotion: as soon as Italy became free from the chains of conservatism, its cinema imploded by way of weird auteurs, hairy pubic areas and an avant-garde impudence. It wouldn’t be long until the Cicciolina came down from Hungary and carried out the most important sexual revolution in history. That is why you, lovers of flesh on flesh, hedonists of ins and outs, horny pornographers, should know that Porno e libertà traces a possible genesis, analyzes its evolution and displays it through genital archives and comforting testimonies. And that, even though it’s a work if historical rigor, it doesn’t renounce the holy art of making you horny. HP
D, G: Carmine Amoroso F: Paolo Ferrari M: Fabrizio Fornaci P: Patrizia Zoratti, Paolo Ferrari, Carmine Amoroso CP: Zutfilm SRL I: Riccardo Schicchi, Lasse Braun, Ilona Cicciolina Staller, Judith Malina, Giuliana Gamba, Helena Velena
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He was born in Italy in 1963. In his beginnings, he was assistant director to Mario Monicelli, among others. He made his directorial debut with As You Want Me (1997). He currently teaches filmmaking and play-writing at Rome’s Experimental Film Center.