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Freebies on our Birthday! Our New PornoCore Imprint

shutterstock_109928696Yes, it’s our birthday! We’re one today! And in honor of this, not to mention the coming holidays, we’d like to offer you, our GDP community, some sizzling free reads. In fact, check in every two days over the Xmas period because we’ll be pubbing similar freebies–all of them from our new PornoCore imprint.

What does PornoCore mean? Explicit, porny, connected sex stories, that feel real and, above all, HOT. These stories unabashedly use the language of porn to communicate real, enjoyable sex.

Our next free read will be coming this Sunday. Until then, here’s Jacob Louder’s PornoCore debut: Straight Shooter.

Baby, the cake’s on you…

READ STRAIGHT SHOOTER HERE.

And some big shout-outs to porn performers, directors and activists who just keep on inspiring us: Violet Blue, Nella, Tristan Taormino, Susie Bright, Jennifer Lyon Bell, Georgina Spelvin, Lady Cheeky, Shine Louise Houston, The Crashpad, Pink and White Productions, Barbara Carrellas. We heart you all. Here, have some frosting…

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Go Deeper Press’ Links of the Week

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Christina Amphlett courtesy of dangerousminds.net

Another sizzling review of Those Girls, courtesy of rebelnotes.com

Let it…! Shine Louise Houston on Shine Louise Houston, BEHIND THE PORN: “Shiny Jewels,” Feminist Porn Awards 2013

So what do you do, Angela, when your high school crush shuffles off this mortal coil? Divinyls Singer Christina Amphlett Dies at Age 53

And let’s not forget that Ms. Amphlett is one of the originators of the “kinderwhore” phenomenon, thus leading to a fetish for one GDP editor that still exists today, and always.

Theater can do no wrong! ‘Showgirls! The Musical!’: Stage Parody Of 1995 Flop Movie Hits New York’s Kraine Theater

Mmm…arty Stoya. STOYA BY SEAN & SENG

Good stuff from friend of GDP, I.J. Miller: An Erotic History

Since we love artichokes, and since we love porn, we’re getting ready and suggest you do, too: Blue Artichoke’s Silver Shoes

Thanks for supporting Go Deeper Press. If you’d like to browse our erotic, sex-positive e-books for brain and brawn, you can find our website here

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Focus on the Face

From Secretary, the movie

I am often put off when porn films don’t show us faces.  (I’m talking facial expressions rather than cumshots here).  And really, what is sexier, during sex, than the facial proof that a partner is in ecstasy?  Sure, we can measure arousal from bodily fluids or stiffness or wetness, but these are easier to fake than the genuine enjoyment reflected in a face.

In film, I actually recommend the directors who give  their actors time to bond and/or choose their partners, because this tends to inspire genuine pleasure.  These directors are more likely to give us shots of the face as well as the body because there is a higher chance that the facial expressions will be hot.  (Take Jennifer Lyon Bell, for instance, who gets all her staff, performers included, to share pre-production saunas in order to encourage bonding.  Or Tristan Taormino who is all about creating genuine heat and connection — see her approach in the Chemistry movies, for instance).

At Go Deeper, we’re looking for stories that focus on full-body pleasure and I admit to being a fan of writers who focus, even just a little, on facial expression.  I enjoy the human connection that this gives the reader, the sense of intimacy.  That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy gesture, rhythm, hardness, wetness and softness.  It’s just that feeling and sensation can be so expertly communicated via the face, especially when a writer is talented and their characters feel real.

Frankly, even just a hint of a face can convey pleasure or eroticism.  Take a look at the beginning of Jeremy Edwards‘ piece “Light Show” published at Featherlit:

“He has never before noticed how the reflected light from the overhead fixture dances in her glasses when she masturbates.

In the past, his eyes have been on her fingers, her mouth, her fingers, her drifting knees. Now the twin reflections claim and keep his gaze…”

Beautiful.

And as you can see from the pic above, just one look at Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary (my favorite erotic film) shows just how hot a focus on the face can be.

-Lana

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Peeping with Jack Vettriano

About nine or ten years ago, when I was still living in Britain, Jack Vettriano‘s prints were everywhere.  The classic of his is the Singing Butler.  It’s beautiful, but his sexier pieces draw me in more powerfully.  There are few who communicate desire like Vettriano, or reveal such eloquence in terms of a kinky aesthetic.  And with his sexier work, the viewer is usually peeping — a spy in the bedroom.  Pretty kinky in itself.

Do you think he’d give Go Deeper Press some cover art?  Oh come on, there’s no harm in dreaming, right?

A friend once reminded me that Vettriano was considered a “popular” artist.  I asked him why this was important.  “He’s scoffed at by ‘real’ artists,” said my friend, “but he’s laughing all the way to the bank.”  I reminded him that I didn’t care about whether a piece was “popular” or “high art.”  I’m a sex activist who not only loves erotica, but is pro-porn when everyone is consenting.  In other words, I try to give classism the finger, focusing instead on craft and effect.  Some say that erotica is higher class than porn, but of course there is some beautifully shot porn around and some pretty soulless erotica.  Everything varies.  Simple really.

As I said to my erotic writing class the other night, “Sometimes, I feel that ‘erotica’ is just a fancy way of saying ‘I’m a sex artist.'”  But that doesn’t mean that someone who crafts porn isn’t just as committed a creator.  When we hear that someone makes “porn” or “erotica,” we can respond: “The term that you choose doesn’t bother me.  Just let me see your aesthetic.”  Only after we’ve seen the work for ourselves do we have the right to rate it.

For folks who are using the terms “porn” and “erotica” in exciting and original ways, take a look at Blue Artichoke Films (their movie, Headshot, shows a man being given oral sex…yet we only see his body from the waist up).  Also, I’ve recently heard of Natty Soltesz — I’ve yet to read his work, but when I researched him, I heard him refer to his work as porn.  And according to a reader who I trust with my whole being, Soltesz crafts powerfully hot stories with great skill.  I look forward to reading his work.

In the meantime, here’s some more Vettriano.  Enjoy…

Post by Lana Fox

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