LONDON — TROUBLEfilms announced today that the studio has donated $400 to Backlash to help fight against new regulations that require U.K. video-on-demand operators adhere to the same guidelines laid out for DVD sex shop-type porn by the British Board of Film Censors.
Funds for the donation came from the profits of the film "Ban This Sick Filth!"
"We're thrilled to be able to not only support Backlash ethically, but financially," TROUBLEfilms spokeswoman Kitty Stryker said. "Being able to put together a film that is educational, entertaining and erotic while also making a political statement about obscenity laws and the impact they have was a dream for us. Being able to give back to a group doing such important work is even better."
Backlash is a London-based nonprofit that provides academic, legal and campaigning resources defending freedom of sexual expression. The organization has been highly critical of the new rules set in place for pornographers, the Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014.
Newly released on RealQueerPorn.com, “Ban This Sick Filth!” is a political and sexual revolution within a compilation of films and interviews on porn censorship and its impact in the U.K. and U.S.
The collaboration between American performers/producers Kitty Stryker and Courtney Trouble from TROUBLEfilms also features hardcore content and interviews from British performer/producer Pandora Blake from DreamsofSpanking.com.
Originally planned to highlight censored acts in the U.K., the film was denied DVD distribution in the U.S. because of some of the consensual acts depicted, Stryker said
The film is said to feature an array of scenarios exploring topics considered taboo by censors. “Ban This Sick Filth!” includes a disciplinary caning scene, a nun/altar boy scene and a menstruation masturbation solo scene.
Interspersed throughout the film are interviews with directors and cast on the intersection of porn, artistic expression and censorship laws, as well as behind the scenes information on how these films were made and conceptualized.