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AORTA Induction

AORTA’s Induction Series invites brilliant thinkers, makers, and doers from adjacent fields into the queer porn underground.

Welcomed as honored guest collaborators, Inductees are asked to bring their unique and compelling understandings of sex, pleasure, identity, and embodiment to the creation of a new short film. Calling forth the magnetic electricity of collaboration, AORTA’s Induction Series coaxes the collision and convergence of intersecting deep practices to innovate across forms.

ONLY 48 hours remain to back Haunted!

We need your help to fund Haunted by November 9th at 11:59pm EST, written by incredible, award-winning author Carmen Maria Machado, and produced and directed by indie queer porn darling AORTA films!

To thank you for backing we’ve got T-shirts! Posters! Chapbooks! Executive Producers’ credit and MORE! We’ve got so much great stuff, it’s going to be hard to pick a level. Fear not! Throughout the project, we’ll be opening up prize add-ons, so you can get everything your heart desires. 

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Project Updates:

September 22, 2023:
Thank you to all who applied! Our casting call is cloed and all applicants have been notified!

August 31, 2023:
Our casting call is live! Click here for more information and to apply.

August 15, 2023:
Our Casting Call for Carmen Maria Machado’s Haunted goes live on 9/1! Stay tuned for the link!

We’re thrilled to announce the inaugural artist in AORTA films’ Induction Series!

Carmen Maria Machado

Award-winning queer writer featured as studio’s inaugural “Induction Series” guest artist

Award-winning, queer author Carmen Maria Machado will collaborate with indie queer porn studio AORTA films as the writer of a not yet titled multifaceted project titled. Premiering as a collection, the project will include one central erotic short film as well as three expanded, pornographic cuts of the film’s pivotal scenes. Read the full press release here.

When the resident of an apartment reports a haunting, a team of ghost hunters arrive ready to record the unquiet spirit—or debunk its existence. There’s Sam, the introvert who’s more interested in being behind the camera than in front of it; June, the skeptic who refuses to play nice; and Jane, the brash ringleader of the crew who happens to share an ex with one of them. It’s a tense situation, made more so by the presence of a trickster spirit with a few mind-games up their sleeves. But no one is prepared for the gratification that comes from being held in the camera’s gaze, or letting down your defenses, or opening up for an adversary—and the intensely pleasurable revelations that will follow.

Known for her bestselling memoir In the Dream House and short stories Her Body and Other Parties, Machado is welcomed as the first artist featured in the studio’s “Induction Series”, a project inviting brilliant thinkers, makers and doers from adjacent fields into the queer porn underground as honored guest collaborators. 

The Induction series is designed to ignite larger conversations about the role of queer pornography as a cultural instigator, media of merit and art form of significance. Inductees are encouraged to bring their unique understandings of sex, identity and pleasure to the creation of these projects. In addition to presale through the crowdfunding project, the “Induction Series” will also be available through the AORTA films website, which streams exclusively for members. More info on AORTA films membership here.

Carmen maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado (she/her) is the author of the bestselling memoir In the Dream House, the graphic novel The Low, Low Woods, and the award-winning short story collection Her Body and Other Parties. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction and the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction, among many others. In 2018, the New York Times listed Her Body and Other Parties as a member of “The New Vanguard,” one of “15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.”

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Instagram @CarmenMariaMachado

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