Bella Thorne really does it all. In addition to being a singer and actress, she’s also a best-selling author, model, and activist for causes like animal rights and cystic fibrosis. Basically, Bella is a modern-day renaissance woman, and now she’s adding a new title to her ever-growing resume: adult film director. That’s right, Bella Thorne is entering the world of porn, and honestly? I’m fully about it.
This week, it was announced that Bella Thorne directed an upcoming movie for Pornhub’s Visionaries Director’s Series, which is a hilarious name for a program from a site that’s known for shaky cell phone videos of people boning. The series focuses on “debut films by unexpected guest directors to diversify porn production and help create more varied content with multiple types of viewers in mind.” Basically, a lot of porn is lame and problematic, and Pornhub is enlisting people like Bella Thorne to help make it less lame and problematic.
Bella Thorne’s movie is called Her & Him, and it’s described as “a modernistic, sexually explicit Romeo and Juliet-like depiction of two star-crossed lovers who have an unbridled sexual longing for each other.” Wow, ninth grade me would have done so much better in English class if I could have just watched a porn version of Romeo and Juliet instead of pretending to read it. I’m sure this concept has been done before, but let’s be honest, plot originality is not the most highly prized quality when it comes to evaluating porn.
In the release about the project, Pornhub said that the movie “depicts an edgy twenty-something guy who stumbles upon a surprise text in his girlfriend’s phone, interrupting their morning routine and spinning everything into an out-of-control sexually charged encounter.” Okay, that sounds a little less like the Romeo and Juliet I know and don’t love, but I’m sure Bella’s directorial touch will guide this project in the right direction.
About her decision to make the movie, Bella Thorne said, “I’m really lucky that Pornhub wanted to come on and produce this with me because originally I was shopping it around a very long time ago and things were very different,” Thorne said. “People are kind of scared to make a movie like this one when it comes to dominance and submissive(ness) between a male and a female and how this relationship can turn quite sour.”
If this was something she really wanted to do, I’m happy for her that she figured out a way to make it happen, because there definitely is still a stigma around porn and sex work in general. It’s also cool that she’s exploring the dynamics of dominance and submissiveness in relationships, because people are often confused about how it all works. She’s been a huge proponent of being sexually open and body positive, and I’m excited that she’s channeling that into her work. I don’t know if Bella Thorne’s porn movie will be eligible for any Oscars, but I might have to watch it.
Aside from all off these details, there was one more thing that jumped out about Bella Thorne’s upcoming porn debut: THE MOVIE WILL FEATURE THE MUSIC OF MOD SUN. I’m sorry, what? Has there been a change in Mod and Bella’s situation since he was threatening her on Twitter a few months ago? Or was the music already decided before they broke up? I don’t know how the process works for choosing the music in porn, but I need to know more. Also, I can’t think of something that would make me less turned on than hearing Mod Sun’s music. Actually wait, I think seeing Mod Sun’s face would turn me on less. Not to be mean, but I like men who shower.
Bella Thorne’s movie Her & Him is set to premiere next month at a film festival in Germany, and it’ll probably be streaming soon after that. Just don’t watch it on your work computer because like, porn. That should go without saying, but I came dangerously close to just Googling “Pornhub” on my work computer during the writing of this article. What is my life!
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