Cycles of Porn: Sex/Life in L.A., Part 2
Los Angeles in the year 2005: 19-year-old lads move through an apartment that has been equipped with webcams and looks like some sort of futuristic internet doll’s house. Not-quite-so-young men fulfil their sexual dreams as protagonists in bareback productions. And, at private sex parties, almost every second guy has either taken part in a porn film or wants to. Driven by a sense of adventure or by their narcissism, young men today are still keen on putting their own stamp on porn cinema.
The writer, director and producer Jochen Hick was born in Darmstadt in 1960 and grew up in München, Germany. He has studied Visual Communication at the Artschool in Hamburg, and worked as an assistant, camerman and journalist for TV and film. Hick made several shorts, among them MOON OVER PITTSBURGH (1985), prior to his first documentary VIA APPIA (1992). In 1994 he founded Galeria Alaska Productions. After SEX/LIFE IN L.A. (1998), he made NOONE SLEEPS (2000) and TALK STRAIGHT - THE WORLD OF RURAL QUEERS (2003). The latter was presented at BIFF in 2003.