the AOMC’s next work:
Cast and Crew:
Stay tuned! We’ll be posting a call for participants in December 2019!
We are currently welcoming inquiries from individuals and organizations interested in partnering with us bring this film to life. Our main needs at this point in time are residency opportunities and financial support, but we’re always excited to leverage any and all support to achieve the fullest impact possible.
Email us at theAOMC@gmail.com to set up a call - we’d love to discuss this project with you!
Multi-output project “Blood Line” explores the intimate entanglement of queerness with death—and the hedonistically joyful survival that results. Heartbreaking, humorous, erotic, and political, Blood Line connects narratives of sex workers, fat femmes, trans women, and kink practitioners through live performance and queer pornography as an anti-oppressive, trans-feminist practice.
Blood Line follows marginalized queer individuals interconnected throughout time—a group of sex workers struggling to thrive in the 80’s, a trans woman watching Silence of the Lambs in the 90’s, fat femmes navigating internet dating in the 00’s, a couple dismantling their trauma via BDSM edge-play in the 10’s, and the timeless late-night voice of Delilah, floating over radio, and later podcast airwaves to ask: “how’s your heart tonight, caller?” As timelines intertwine, we begin to notice a reoccurring presence: the uniquely American and predominantly white obsession with the serial killer—as erotic fantasy, cultural touchstone, and mundane risk in a world overrun by psychotic masculinity.
Featuring a diverse cast of fat, queer, trans, and sex-worker identified performers, Blood Line explores topics familiar to the AOMC’s and AORTA films’ work: gender and identity, explicit art, and intersections between horror film theory, monstrosity, and queerness. The film also pushes into new, culturally imperative content: the resilience of sex workers and disastrous effects of recent SESTA/FOSTA legislation, trans and sex worker exclusionary feminism as white violence, toxic masculinity, the history of trans medical gatekeeping, and radical body liberation with specific focus on fat identity.
“Blood Line” is in its early planning stages. Drawing on modalities of live dance/theater performance, radio play, narrative film, and experimental queer pornography, the work will be developed over the next three years and premiere as an evening-length feature film in NYC in October 2022. After its NYC premiere, the film will go on to tour the indie porn festival circuit, and premiere online at www.AORTAfilms.com.
Intensive Research period
Call for participants
Initial conversations with presenters, supporters, and funders
Intensive Research Period with large group of participants
Presenters and Funders secured
Film cast from pool of researchers
Ongoing rehearsals for development of film, including 2 2-week full cast residencies
Filming of BloodLine, Film edited, scored, and color corrected, Film Premieres October 2022
AORTA films makes experimental queer/feminist cinema for our impending post-human future. Led by Creative Director Mahx Capacity, AORTA films seeks to create ethical, lusty, heartfelt content that disrupts boundaries and glitches desire. Working out of DIY and experimental performance contexts, AORTA is interested in creating content that centers performers across a wide range of bodies, genders, races, and identities. The studio works collaboratively, prioritizing safe and enthusiastically consensual creative processes, and are obsessed with creating aesthetics and narratives that explode with destabilizing pleasure.
Founded in 2006 by Sarah A.O. Rosner, the A.O. Movement Collective has made a name for themselves as ravenously experimental young makers in NYC’s performance community. The AOMC investigates pomo-humanism via a rigorous love affair with the aesthetics of mess. They are rockstars, researchers, ever-glitching techno-feminists. Their work unpacks the difficult lushness of human being, valuing questions above answers and maximalism above ease. They create work open to the terror of being undeniably new in content, culture, and form.