LOS ANGELES — Fat Girl Fantasies project founders April Flores and Courtney Trouble have announced the release of two films at the same time, "Glitter" and "Gold."
“All that 'Glitter' is 'Gold,'” they said in a joint statement. "And we as fat girls, we know exactly what that means. Our bodies are attractive, sexual, desirous, in your aroused mind’s eye we appear as glittery apparitions. April Flores, behind the camera, captures the glitter of queer sex with the same perverted mind’s eye that brings us all to the luscious genre of plus size/fat/BBW porn."
Flores, who makes her directorial debut with "Glitter," remarked, "It was fun being behind the camera for a change! Perving out while holding the camera and focusing on the elements that turned me on was a thrill. I wanted this film to reflect everything I find sexy. Diversity is sexy, and this film is diverse in every way. It was important for 'Glitter' to be inclusive. My work representing a fat body that is also sexual has been the driving force behind my career since I began in 2005. I'm excited to share my vision with my fans and have them grow with me! It's important for fat girls to continue to express their sexuality, and 'Glitter' is me expressing mine.”
"Gold" marks a whole new style of filmmaking for Trouble, who has been on hiatus for two years — aside from working with April on this project. “I don’t do anything I don’t want to do anymore," she said. "But watching my gorgeous best friend get the kind of sex she desperately wants to have, with exciting locations and tons of room to play with camera angles and creative shots — this project not only fits in with my graduate school work, in many ways it defines it. 'Gold' is a portrait, a shallow and playful one, but a portrait no less, of a sexually confident woman getting what she wants. What takes this out of the shallow realm is that April is an incredibly deep, complex, emotional person who brings all of her feelings, passions and heart to set. You can feel her living.”
Like many Courtney Trouble films, "Gold" explores a few fantasies of one star — April Flores, in this case. What is new for Trouble with this release is that it is their first boy/girl film since the DIY zine release "Come Find Me."