Mia Malkova, a prominent adult performer who was named Best New Starlet at the 2014 AVN Awards Show, is taking her career in a somewhat different direction, after shooting a video with one of India’s most acclaimed and controversial directors, Ram Gopal Varma—a filmmaker who has been called “a creative genius” who has “changed the course of Indian cinema and to a larger extent South Asian cinema” with his often daring and experimental work.
Malkova announced the project, which recently completed production, on her Twitter feed this week.
“Indian film maker Ram Gopal Varma shot a video with me in Europe titled GOD , SEX and TRUTH,” the California native announced, also posting a promotional image revealing the film’s grandiose subtitle, A Philosophical Treatise of Mia Malkova.
The Indian news site News World India describes the film, which has not yet been released, as a “docudrama” exploring “the truth behind sex as intended by God,” and a “revolutionary sexual philosophy.”
On his own Twitter feed, the 55-year-old Indian director described making the film as “an elevating and thought-provoking experience.” What that means, exactly, isn’t yet clear. The first promotional trailer for God, Sex and Truth is not set to appear online until January 16. However, a brief news report from BollywoodCountry on the making of the film is available on YouTube and can be seen at this link.
Malkova noted in her Twitter post that she now becomes “the second adult star after Sunny Leone to be shot by an Indian feature film maker.” She publicly thanked Varma, calling her participation in the film “an exhilarating experience to see myself through your vision.”
The Canadian-born Leone has gone on to a successful career in Bollywood, India’s thriving film industry, after leaving her porn career behind. (A major star in adult, Leone is among a group of adult stars and other personalities being inducted this year into the AVN Hall of Fall at the 2018 AVN Awards Show.)
Varma, or RGV as he is known in India, has long expressed a fascination with porn stars, and while sexual subject matter and depictions of nudity remain largely off limits in Bollywood cinema, Varma’s 2017 online series Guns and Thighs: A Saga of the Mumbai Mafia was one of the rare Indian productions to include full frontal nudity.
Varma has also been characterized in the Indian media as “misogynist” for his often provocative tweeting habits. He marked 2017’s International Women’s Day with a series of tweets in which he made such declarations as “Women's day should be called #MensDay because men celebrate women much more than women celebrate women.”
He also opined, “Women on at least #MensDay should not nag or scream and at least give some freedom to men.”
A tweet about Leone in which he said, “I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives," led to an outpouring of complaints, and prompted an apology from the filmmaker.