June 30, 2008 05:50pm
John Stagliano Interviewed
by: Company Press Release
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) -- Legendary director John Stagliano is interviewed in a new short documentary about the current federal obscenity case directed against Stagliano and his companies, Evil Angel Productions and John Stagliano Inc. The ten-minute video, produced by Kink.com's Behind Kink documentary team, is available free at BehindKink.com.
''John Stagliano is one of sexual art's great innovators,'' said Kink.com Public Relations Manager and San Francisco Sex Information sex educator Thomas Roche, who is also interviewed in the video. ''Time and again, he's created brave and inspiring work based on his own vision. Every erotic artist can learn a lot from Stagliano's work, and the fact that he's under federal indictment should be a matter of concern for everyone who values freedom of expression.'' Also interviewed in the piece is Kink.com founder and CEO Peter Acworth.
Stagliano was interviewed by Behind Kink when he attended a private event at Kink.com in conjunction with YNOT.com's Cybernet Expo, at which Stagliano gave the closing address. He speaks in the documentary of concern not just for his own rights but those of Americans at large. ''What all Americans have to fear is a crusading government -- the nanny state that's saying it's bad to consume porno, and we're going to tell you you can't, because you're not supposed to masturbate anyway.''
But Stagliano also sees hope in the future, observing that ''if you look at what the Religious Right's been screaming about for years and you look at what's actually happened to the country in terms of the proliferation and availability of erotic images, you have to say that they've lost.''
More information about the Stagliano/Evil Angel case is available at www.DefendOurPorn.org. A direct link to the Behind Kink video is at http://news.behindkink.com/blog/default/2008/06/30/Icon-John-Stagliano- Discusses-Obscenity-Prosecution-with-Behind-Kink.
Launched in 2006 by San Francisco erotica studio Kink.com, BehindKink.com publishes short documentaries and video news items about the company and about other events in adult entertainment and the BDSM community.
San Francisco erotica studio Kink.com provides authentic fetish entertainment that seeks to demystify alternative sexualities and inspire sexual adventurers. Since the launch of its first site, Hogtied.com, in 1997, Kink.com has developed a network of premium adult sites that now operate from studios in the San Francisco Armory, a decommissioned National Guard facility with a wide variety of sets. Kink.com also operates the leading fetish affiliate network, KinkyDollars.com.
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