Sssh.com presents another cutting edge, live cast Mindbrowse event.
The cutting edge Mindbrowse program, “Taboo by Context ” event will be graciously hosted by XBIZ.
A man screams as he’s subject to a viscous, bloody pegging/murder. A brother rapes a sister when she refuses to have consensual sex. A woman is tied and helpless while being slowly tortured to death. These are the types of scenes featured in popular mainstream content – scenes that you will never see in porn. But to what end?
Sssh.com is excited to present another cutting edge Mindbrowse program, “Taboo by Context — Mainstream Sex and Violence, Adult Entertainment, and the Social Consequences of Selective Production Standards.” The event, graciously hosted by XBIZ, will be broadcast live from the Andaz Hotel in Los Angeles on Wednesday January 11 at 1pm PDT.
Digging deeper, members of the executive panel will consider the impact selective production standards have on adult entertainment. From distribution and billing to wider social implications regarding free speech, creative expression, and interpersonal social connections, how do separate and unequal production standards impact both adult entertainment and wider society?
Angie Rowntree (@AngieRowntree), founder of Sssh.com and producer of the Mindbrowse events stated frankly, “Whether it’s an HBO program, an arthouse film, or a Hollywood blockbuster, mainstream works are in many ways given leeway to explore darker and more difficult sexual territory, even in a sexually-explicit fashion, so long as the end result isn’t considered ‘hardcore porn.’”
“As a director of adult films, it’s a double standard I find troubling from a creative standpoint, as it hampers my range and limits my options when I’m crafting storylines and developing characters,” Rowntree continued.
Moderated by sociologist and author Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals (@DrChauntelle), panelists include Penthouse CEO Kelly Holland (@Penthouse), Severe Sex Films co-owner Dee Severe (@SevereSociety), Mobius Payments CEO Mia Hyun (@mobiuspayments), attorney Karen Tynan (@KarenAttorney), and Crave Magazine film critic William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani).
“You see it in ‘Game of Thrones’ – sexual themes that would never be explored in erotica. You see it in ‘The Walking Dead’ – violence that would extra-never be showcased in porn. And yet, somehow, it’s adult entertainment that’s censored, corralled, and generally stigmatized,” Dr. Tibbals explained.
“Like any sort of double-standard, selective production standards have a very real impact on both the production community and the viewing public,” she added. “I’m excited to explore this highly important issue and the ways in which it impacts distribution, processing, traffic, and more.”
All XBIZ 2017 attendees are invited to attend the broadcast on Wednesday January 11 at 1pm PDT. You may also watch the event live and free of charge on Mindbrowse.com