TROUBLEfilms headed to Amsterdam, Berlin

SAN FRANCISCO—Chelsea Poe and Courtney Trouble are taking TROUBLEfilms’ new queer porn art film XØXØX on tour in Europe.

“Screening in towns and cities creates community around sexual expression and fosters political and personal intimacy,” Trouble said. “Making connections between queer music, visual art, and queer porn through touring is how we feel like we are engaging with the Queer Arts and making space in those community for sex workers and minorities.”

XØXØX is described by Poe as “a new kind of queer porn film, filled with art and truly explicit pornography.” Incorporating trippy visuals from various places including Berlin, Las Vegas, and the smoky Oakland skies of November 2018. TROUBLEfilms is proud to distribute this queer porn film by Chelsea Poe that incorporates lush layers, creative lighting, and abstract color stories over hot queer hook ups. Trippy location-based visuals set the scene for each strap on thrust, each kiss, and finger-and-Hitachi-fueled orgasm.

XØXØX is an explicit art creation made by Chelsea Poe with Aussie pop artist KT Spit. The opening scene features Courtney Trouble and Xoe Nova hooking up while overlays of the Las Vegas strip pulses to the electronic dance music over moans and hitachi buzz. Manon Praline and Mahx Capacity get into a scene of loving BDSM impact play. Shot in Berlin and San Francisco in the Castro, the overlays play into the action but never detract from the gonzo-style handheld explicit sex footage. Chelsea Poe and Jane Way hook up in a posh hotel. Chelsea Poe tops Jane with her strap on until Jane is literally choking on their own cock.

The hardcore scenes of Courtney Trouble and Xoe Nova and Mahx Capacity were shot by Chelsea Poe, while Chelsea’s scene with Jane Way was shot by Courtney Trouble. Mixing wide angle gonzo-style GoPro technology with the queer porn style and bright overlays “hopefully provides an entertaining watch; more than the lovely reward of watching a porn but also of seeing cool colors and compositions,” says co-editor and visuals provider Courtney Trouble.

In 2018, Poe and Trouble toured London, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Paris with Fucking Against Fascism, another vignette anthology by Poe that looks deeply into the queer sex the artist is able to document in her DIY process; sometimes meaning where she is able to afford to work or with other sex workers she’s able to barter with. A highlight of the ’18 tour was “our venue in Amsterdam!,” which Trouble explains attracted a huge crowd, sold out, and inspired an ongoing screening series at Vrankrijk benefiting Trans Lifeline.

“For me, its getting these films accessible to queer folks in these cities around the world,” Poe said.

Poe is from a town of Dutch immigrants in Michigan and identifies as a Dutch American pornographer on Twitter, where she’s also been quoted as “Cooler to smoke with than Miley Cyrus,” according to fellow indie artist Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!

Poe takes her work “to places where queers usually consume art” she says because she feels rewarded by the crowds. “I feel really lucky to have found a way with that connects with queer folks around the world. Screenings have been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career.”

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