BERLIN—Noel Alejandro’s latest feature, The Seed, is now available online.
The Seed is the 11th film from Alejandro, an independent and alternative adult film director based in Berlin and Barcelona.
The erotic film brings the spotlight to Berlin’s daytime underground scene, Alejandro uses the language of sex to debate the undisclosed demons of today’s society. how easy and seductive is the drug life in European capitals, and how young people would fall in addiction while looking for companionship, only to leave even more detached, or secluded.
The film takes place in Lyon, France, and tells the story of Gaspar, a young French guy who escapes from the madness of urban life after work by heading to the city park and taking the trail for a quick dip in the late. He knows, as he walks in, that he is entering the “woody oasis where sex is a matter of nature,” as the park is known by everyone in Berlin. His pursuit ends the moment he sees Sebastian emerging from the water. With a vagabond attitude and a provocative Danish accent, Sebastian is the one to show Gaspar how a simple thought can grow like a seed and become a desire.
Always exploring the intersection between sex and emotional dramas, The Seed is a portrait of Noel’s own personal experience fading the drug work in Berlin and some other related situations he has had to deal with since his childhood.
“It might be that drugs, despite what some would think, do not bring you closer to people,” he said. “More likely, the’ll put you far away and lock you up inside yourself.”
Noel’s career in cinema dates back to 2008, when he studied film and television in Barcelona. But it wasn’t until 2012 that he decided to focus his abilities in remodeling pornography. It was while working with internationally known feminist erotic filmmaker Erika Lust that Noel began to see pornography as a tool to question society’s standards and misconceptions. It wouldn’t take long until Noel realized that gay erotica has also been deeply stigmatized, and decided to represent his own interpretation of sexuality on screen.
The Seed stars Yann Andre and Vic Calentine. It was filmed and edited in Berlin and Barcelona.
View The Seed online at NoelAlejandro.com.