I am a documentary film director. Subjects of my films have included love, sex, 9/11, indigenous fisheries, hurricanes, refugees, HIV/AIDS orphans, and visualization of God. I am best known for the Real People, Real Life, Real Sex series of documentaries that simultaneously explore the vital role of sexual pleasure in committed relationships and the problematic place of explicit sexuality in cinema. This is my "Safe" blog.

The press release for the World Premiere Benefit Screening of BRETT AND MELANIE: BOI MEETS GIRL

Posted: January 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
WORLD PREMIERE
BRETT AND MELANIE: BOI MEETS GIRL
January 21, 7PM
As a part of The Women’s Film Series at
THE CENTER: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS SCREENING GO TO BENEFIT THE CENTER’S PROGRAMS
The seventh in Tony Comstock’s ongoing Real People, Real Life, Real Sex documentary series, Brett and Melanie: Boi Meets Girl is an exploration of sexual pleasure in committed relationships and the problematic place of explicit sexuality in cinema. ”Brett and Melanie” depicts a butch/femme couple, and opens up questions about strength and vulnerability in the context of how we portray and interpret gender. Throughout Brett and Melanie’s interview, there is a constant dance of who is strong for whom, of who is vulnerable and who nurtures; and this dance continues when Brett and Melanie make love.
By including frank footage of Brett and Melanie’s lovemaking along with their candid testimony, the film also opens up questions about the meaning of reality in the context of documentary filmmaking, and explodes preconceptions about the place of sexuality and eroticism in cinema.
TONY COMSTOCK BIO
In a world awash in sexualized imagery, why does so little of it speak to the common pleasurable reality of sex? In his 20+ years as a filmmaker and photographer, Tony Comstock has explored this and other aspects of the human condition. Subjects of Comstock’s films have included love, sex, 9/11, indigenous fisheries, hurricanes, refugees, HIV/AIDS orphans, and the visualization of God. His current focus is the Real People, Real Life, Real Sex series. Reaction to these films has ranged from film festival laurels and critical and popular acclaim, to police raids on screenings and intimidation of DVD retailers.
CONTACT
peggy@comstockfilms.com
(212) 956-3226


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