Erika Lust Films
—a timeline of unethical practices—
This is a short and condensed timeline of Erika Lust erasing, covering up and burying abuse behaviour and unethical working practices on their productions and in their company.
1. We Care original blog post. Side by side comparison. Before & After; prioritising their perfect and pristine brand, only to erase unethical working practices and abuse on their productions. Dismissing and burying the experiences of performers and crew in the process.
2. Audio meeting with Erika Lust CEOs – We CARE – Care Package, Model Bill of Rights & Guidelines for Guest Directors. – Erasing the contribution of Trans, NB, People of Colour and other’s contribution to these documents, and a better standard of ethical productions.
3. An incomplete list of times Erika Lust has erased experiences of abuse and ethical standards in their company. (note: Even before I started working with them)
• 2016 – THE BITCHHIKER; here
• 2016 – CAN VAMPIRES SMELL MY PERIOD;
• 2017 – DON’T CALL ME A DICK; here
• 2017 – MUD DANCE;
• 2017 – WE ARE THE FUCKING WORLD; here
• 2017 – HOT POWER COUPLE; here
• 2017 – ENTRACTE;
• 2017 – ARCHITECTURE PORN;
• 2017 – POURING PLEASURE
• 2018 – MADLY IN LOVE WITH MY BEST FRIEND; here
Above is a List of films from the original WE CARE blog post, along with other incidents of unethical working practices that Erika Lust CEOs have tried to bury.
With the contradictions that arise in the “wording” of the WE CARE blog post; It’s disheartening that Erika Lust has relied on erasing the experiences of unethical practices on their productions, instead of recognising, addressing and learning from these mistakes. Opting to erasing and ensuring performers and crew don’t have a voice or a platform to air their concerns. Instead focusing on preserving their “pristine and perfect brand”, rather than prioritising and ensuring performer and crew safety.
Erika Lust as a brand has existed by not acknowledging these incidents but instead burying the experiences of unethical working practices and abusive behaviour on their productions, under the self-imposed and self-proclaimed banner of “ethical porn”.
Only to further endanger the lives of Performers and crew.
Erika Lust exists and continues to exist under this self -imposed and self-proclaimed banner of “ethical porn” despite evidence of the contrary.
“Ethical Porn is a Labour Right Issue. Prioritise centring and listening to the voices of Performers and Crew; this guarantees better ethical productions and safer working conditions.”