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THU 5 NOV | 6PM | Arc cinema | $12/$10
2019 | MA15+ | 71 mins | DCP| AUS | D: Isabel Peppard, Josie Hess
Morgana is an artistic character portrait of a 50-year-old housewife, who re-invents herself as a sex-positive feminist porn star.
After 20 years as a dutiful housewife stuck in a loveless, sexless marriage, Morgana has had enough of her dreary life. Desperately lonely and starved of intimacy, she books a male escort for one last hurrah before ending it all.
Her final night takes an unexpected turn when her relationship with the escort opens a new world of personal and sexual freedom. After hearing about a competition for first-time erotic filmmakers, Morgana directs and stars in a film about her own story, Duty-Bound.
Unexpectedly her film wins, catapulting her into the international feminist porn community.
Life merges with art as Morgana uses erotic filmmaking as a tool for creative catharsis, while struggling with demons from her past.
‘A poetic, moving, life-affirming yarn extolling the virtues of sex positivity and self-expression’ - Filmink
‘Unsurprisingly frank, bold and thoroughly fascinating’ - Screen International