Between 2017 and 2019 the artist (and now somatic sex educator) Gerard X Reyes began research for Public / Private Parts by conducting over 40 documentary interviews. These interviews took place in Montreal, Berlin, and Zürich with s*x workers, artists, and sex educators. Gerard was curious to better understand their experiences of working with intimacy and to search for links between these seemingly disparate professions. Meet seven intriguing interviewees and be inspired by their refreshing views on relationships, s*x and society.
Conversations are in English and French. Subtitles are in English, French and Spanish.
Self identifies as a queer, person of colour (using no pronouns) who derives great joy from being dominant. Facilitator and performer with 20+ years of experience in the practices of kink & bdsm, Caritia is also the co-owner of Karada House Berlin and OhYesPlease. Here Caritia dialogues about society’s relationship to kink.
Dancer and P*rn Artist, Valentin Braun, shares his experience of body dysmorphia and performing in erotic films.
KAy Garnellen – escort, artist, p•rn performer – opens up about the need for communication with sexual partners.
KAy Garnellen – escort, artist, p•rn performer – talks about finding his place in the sex work industry as a transman.
P•rn artist and stage performer, Bishop Black, explains queer feminist p•rn, intimacy on screen, and raises the question ‘can sex be art?’
Jasko Fide, a p*rn performer, discusses gender stereotypes and expanding the limits of p•rn.
Pina Brutal – dancer, director, suspension artist, and ex-stripper – compares empowerment on the pole with the feeling she gets from suspension art.
Mareen Scholl is a certified somatic s-x educator, teacher of Sexological Bodywork, co-founder of the ISB (Institute for Somatic Education, Sexuality and Bodywork in Berlin) and kinky s*x worker. Here she talks about desires and consciously exploring anal pleasure.
Documentary Interviews Crew:
Camera operators: David J. Romero and Julie Favreau Editor and dramaturgical advice: Julie Favreau Colour correction: Max Hilsamer Sound correction: Devon Bate Translation (French): Ingrid Vallus Translation (Spanish): Julia Sahagún Subtitles: Carolina Alfaro Carvalho, Emma Roufs, Ellen Warkentin
Gerard X Reyes would like to thank all the interviewees who appear here as well as to those who helped with the research.
Gerard X Reyes would also like to acknowledge the gracious support of:
CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS LE CONSEIL DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES DU QUÉBEC LA SOCIÉTÉ DES ARTS ET DES COMPOSITEURS DRAMATIQUES (SACD) GOETHE INSTITUT-MONTRÉAL