A raw and groundbreaking exploration of the adult film industry, Pleasure is the unflinching first feature from writer-director Ninja Thyberg. Bella (newcomer Sofia Kappel) arrives in Los Angeles from her hometown in Sweden, with dreams of becoming the next porn superstar. However, as her ruthless ambition leads her into increasingly dangerous territory, Bella struggles to reconcile her dreams of empowerment with the realities of the darker side of her industry.
Thyberg’s captivating debut addresses powerful ideas of consent and agency in sex work through a fearless and uncompromising lens.
The screening will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with director Ninja Thyberg and star Sofia Kappel.
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