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(W/HOLE) Episode 9 – Rent


Shay Knox is overwhelmed by pain, pleasure, and pure sensation.

Alice the Wolfe binds Knox to a wooden column in the middle of a dimly-lit space. She kisses them gently, and drips hot wax onto their skin. Parts Authority enters, bringing ice cubes to trace over Knox’s chest and arms. Knox shivers with pleasure as Parts kneels down to fuck them with gloved hands. Papi Femme appears with a knife, which he deftly runs over Knox’s body as their eyes roll back in their head. Erykah Ohm snaps rubber bands sharply on their skin, and then the group brings Knox to climax with hands and hitachi.

(W/HOLE) is an evening-length film created by queer/feminist porn collective AORTA films in collaboration with performance company the A.O. Movement Collective, exploring the incredible potency of queer hedonism, specifically how the authentic performativity of kink and queer porn can evolve trauma into orgasm, and grief into politically radical, transformative, body-based joy. The film investigates the complexity of pleasure, exploring the so-called obscenity of bodies in their most tremendous capacity—their glorious, illicit humanity.

(W/HOLE) premiered at the Invisible Dog Art Center and has won Best Film (Fiction) at the Vienna Porn Film Festival, Best Feature at the Hacker Porn Film Festival in Rome, additionally screening at the London Porn Film Festival (closing film), BRIEFS erotic short film competition, BU Festival, LADYFEST Maastricht, Los Angeles Underground Film Forum, SECS Fest, and the Berlin Porn Film Festival.