French production house and director Ovidie, who produces ethically made adult cinema and progressive, forward thinking-work has created an extra special two-parter. A double-release called SUPERMACHO vs. X Girl. The same script, locations and cast were given to two different directors, one male, Dist de Kaerth, and one female, Ovidie, in an effort to show the difference between having someone of each gender behind the camera. And the results are as you might (or might not) expect - completely different! Plus, they both feature the ever-popular Stoya! Today on Lust Cinema we are releasing the two films separately, but of course you can download both if you want to see the difference for yourself.
First up is the film directed by Ovidie. The film opens with Stoya on a rooftop in Paris smoking a cigarette, minimal makeup. She goes into her flat and meticulously lays out cups of tea and snacks, ready for a mysterious guest. She has a shower, shaving her legs but deciding not to shave her armpits or her pubic hair, and then putting a small amount of makeup on in her bathroom mirror. She tries on various lipsticks but decides that's too much. She then tries on different outfits - floaty dresses and cute tops, deciding on no bra and a crop top with baggy jeans. When her date arrives she's clearly nervous, but she invites him up and they get down to it...
The film also includes a threesome with another woman, Sabrina, who in this version is shown as the opposite of Stoya, with large breasts and heavy makeup - everything about her screaming "SEX"! But at the end Stoya decides that she'd prefer a threesome with two men, so she introduces her new date to a close friend of hers. They tie her date up and have sex in front of him, teasing him and mocking him, while having the kind of sex that seems full of joy, laughter and mutual respect.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is the film by Dist de Kaerth. The opening shot is of Stoya essentially giving a blow-job to a lollipop. Every aspect of the film is different to the first- down to the fact that Stoya is now shaved and has such heavy makeup on that in comparison to the previous film it almost looks absurd. Every action and movement Stoya makes is performed as if she's having sex - even if it's just getting up off the couch - and all performed at an angle where the camera can observe her butt, or her wide-open mouth, or her vagina.
The sex is also different. Where in the version directed by a woman we always see the build up of the moments before sex (hands brushing each other, nervous kisses) here we jump straight from casual flirtation to oral sex in one cut. Stoya spends a good 80% of the film deepthroating and at one point they do a position that looks like a helicopter. The closing shot, frozen as the credits roll, is one of her holding two cocks, face covered in semen, grinning at the camera.
Ovidie's experiment is a useful tool in observing the huge difference it can make having a woman behind the camera. The differences in intention, assumed audience and desired outcome is so spectacularly dichotomous it's eye-opening. Perhaps the film directed by a woman is more aimed at women, but it does feel more universal than Kaerth's, which feels very male orientated.
Download both on Lust Cinema today!