My 2013 Sundance profiles come to an end later today. The first of the final three is the only documentary in the Park City at Midnight section: Christina Voros’ KINK, an inside look at one of the world’s most popular fetish porn websites.
Sundance Program Description:
KINK tells the true story of sex, submission, and big business as seen through the eyes of the unlikely pornographers whose nine-to-five workdays are spent within the confines of the San Francisco Armory building, home to the sprawling production facilities of Kink.com, the world’s largest producer of pornography with BDSM themes—for the uninitiated, that stands for bondage and discipline/dominance and submission/sadism and masochism.
Director/cinematographer Christina Voros’s feature debut ventures behind the scenes with the Kink creative team and the models for a frank look at the professional side of sexual exploration. Voros discovers a charming band of outsiders full of humor and insight working in a fantasyland of graphic sexual imagery. Finally, a “feel-good” documentary with enough screams to play in our Park City at Midnight program!
Voros, who has been recognized by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the “25 New Faces in Independent Cinema,” served as the cinematographer on Sundance alum HERBERT WHITE (2010), while her short THE LADIES brought her to Park City for Slamdance in 2008. Joining her as producers are James Franco, a Sundance veteran director with THREE’S COMPANY: THE DRAMA (2011), HERBERT WHITE, as well as this year’s INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR., in addition to his work as an actor; and Vince Jolivette and Miles Levy, who served in the same role for both THREE’S COMPANY and HERBERT WHITE, and are also executive producers on this year’s LOVELACE.
Why You Should Watch:
Demystifying fetishes and porn production, Voros makes that which is taboo relatable and even at times funny. Entering the unusual space of kink.com with an open mind, she provides an insightful view into an atypical but ultimately not so intimidating workplace – but a fascinating one nonetheless.
View the doc’s decidedly NSFW trailer. For more information about the film, check out its website and Facebook page. Learn more about Voros’ work at her website. For Voros’ thoughts on her film, check out her Indiewire interview. For screening dates and times at Sundance, click the link in the first paragraph.