Horny Beasts: art and dance in XConfessions

Today’s release is one of the most artistic pieces ever done in XConfessions: the story of a girl whose desire for hybrid creatures went beyond imagination. This film was created after this confession arrive. The author, a girl, walk us through her sensations being around hybrid, savage animals. She feels their presence, she’s scared but she’s horny. She fears them but wants to be taken by them. The confession is so intense and sensitive that it got Erika wondering: would it be possible to depict all those feelings in a porno scene?

So the team started thinking details. How would this story be? Who are those creatures? Where is the girl, and why is she so turned on by them? Little by little we started adding elements to the story. We agreed that the tone should be somehow physical and sensorial, some sort of birds of paradise show, but with savage animals instead. We needed a strong soundtrack, minimal background and strong bodies that moved fast. We wanted it to make you feel like you’re watching some sort of dance played by mystique creatures. That’s how we got to contemporary dance!

Misha Cross plays the girl. Her wardrobe was inspired in A Midnight Summer’s Dream by Shakespeare: pastel tones, fluttery fabrics…Max Deeds and Juan Lucho became animals with the help of some amazing leather masks by Fleet Ilya. Again we worked with choreographer (and dear friend) Riika Laakson, who had also helped us in Magic Magnus and Chicazo. She developed a choreography and invited other three dancers to be part of the dancing scenes. What a work! Soundtrack was composed specially for this short film by amazing musician Sara Lopez. So many different talents in only one short film.

Watch Horny Beasts now!