It was sad for me to miss the award ceremony of my novel "Michelina Di Cesare, briganta" by Il Paese delle Donne. Luckily my wonderful publisher Luigi Lorusso Editore was there so I could watch it on video!
I am deeply grateful to the jury of the historic literary prize for female writers "Il Paese delle Donne" who have – in their twenty-fourth edition – awarded my novel "Michelina Di Cesare, briganta" published by Lorusso Editore with an Honorable Mentionin the Fiction section. It is a prestigious recognition that honors me and makes me happy because it helps to spread the story of this special woman. Thank you to "Il Paese delle donne"!
Please rejoice with me: my feature film project extracted from my novel about bandit Michelina Di Cesare was ranked FIRST among the 226 submitted so it is granted a fund of 20,000 Euro for the writing of the screenplay!
I am honored and moved with the recognition this story receives and I am hopeful the right producers will make me shoot the film once the screenplay is completed!
The Wedding Cake was selected by the lovely Fantaspoa Film Festival of Porto Alegre (BR) in 2021. Unfortunately, the festival could only be held online back then, but luckily – during the coming Noite dos Museus (“Night of Museums”) that will take place on May 20th – “The Wedding Cake” will be exhibited at “Cinemateca Capitólio”, apparently the most beautiful movie theater in Porto Alegre! I am extremely glad that my short will be screened again in a real cinema in front of a flesh and blood audience!
During the latest Göteborg Film Festival I watched a feature film by the Swedish directress Ninja Thyberg which made both furious and sad. I am very proud that Nordic Model Now hosted this very long piece about it which I just felt compelled to write.
It is not at all about the film as such (which I appreciated) but about the content and its message.
I want to thank Vanessa McCulloch who was editing the first draft of this piece.
The deception of “Pleasure”
Ninja Thyberg’s film “Pleasure” depicts a quite simple story: a 19-year old girl from Sweden travels to Los Angeles in order to become a porn star. She starts with more traditional performances but realizes that if she wants a break-through she must do more extreme scenes; so, she agrees to BDSM and double anal, with apparent indifference. The only time she feels violated is during a shoot where the male actors are very aggressive and she reacts showing emotional distress. Continue reading →
Timely for the yearly statistics I am glad to report that my article for Femminist Current was the fourth most shared this year, with 2,1k shares! Thank you all for sharing – and reading it! – this 2020 has been a very good year for our fight against pornography!