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5 Recommendations for Life: Freedom of Expression Edition!

May 10, 2015
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By Karley Sciortino / A couple weeks ago, I took over Purple magazine’s PURPLE TV, with a week of videos on censorship and freedom of expression, curated by me. In case you missed it, I’ve condensed it to my 5 favorite highlights, now watchable below, including an extract of an early Russ Meyer skin flick that helped change the censorship laws in Hollywood, to the activism of early Playboy, to John Waters just being his progressive self… and more! Censorship has been a…

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My PURPLE TV Takeover: Censorship and Freedom of Expression

April 27, 2015
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By Karley Sciortino / I’m taking over Purple magazine’s PURPLE TV this week, with 7 days of videos on censorship and freedom of expression, curated by me! HERE you can see all my chosen vids all week long, from an extract of an early Russ Meyer skin flick that helped change the censorship laws in Hollywood, to the activism of early Playboy, to John Waters just being his progressive self! And more! 

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CONVERSION: A New Short Film for Purple Mag

October 12, 2014

Coco Young and I made a new short film, yay! “Conversion” is a contemporary (aka hipster) take on the ancient Greek tragedy “The Bacchae,” by Euripides. In this interpretation, Dionysus, the god of wine, art and divine ecstasy, is a downtown fashion photographer with a gluten allergy, who, along with his model Maenads, lures the rational and civilized King Pentheus into his hotel party of debauchery. Watch it now on the Purple website.  Directed by Coco Young and Karley Sciortino; Cinematography by Sonia…

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Initiation – a new short film for Purple TV

February 2, 2014

Initiation is a new short film for Purple TV. I directed it with my friend, the artist Coco Young. It stars Carly Mark, Alexandra Marzella, Sara Grace Powell, Coco and me, and was edited by Lessa Millet. Initiation explores the rituals of American Ivy League secret societies, and was filmed at an Ivy League school. You can watch it HERE. I haven’t made a video for Purple in a while. If you’re in the mood for a #throwback, the most recent…

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Pussy Power

September 22, 2013

Me, naked with a gun obvs My friend, the fabulous Petra Collins, directed this new video for Purple TV. I’m in it. You can watch it below <3 We filmed it partly in Toronto, where Petra is from, and partly in an amazingly beautiful town called Tobermory, which is about four hours drive from Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. We stayed in Tobermory for three days, in a lovely cottage that belongs to Petra’s boyfriend, Avery. It’s way out in the…

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SEXUAL INTERNET ART

February 22, 2013

A lot of cool kidz in downtown NYC are making internet art these days. Internet art is very #relevant. Think 90s, think warehouse raves, think platforms, think neon dolphins, think ying-yangs, think marble cell phone covers, think My So Called Life, think sea punk, think dip-dye, think gifs, think crop tops, think reversible jackets, think mp3s, think transsexual rappers, think inverted crosses, think hashtags, think those creepy contacts that have a smiley face in them, etc. THIS IS WHAT’S INSPIRING…

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New Slutever Film for Purple TV: Crimson Crusade

January 25, 2013
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The new film for Purple mag is up! It was directed by the inimitable wunderkind Petra Collins, and stars the lovely and talented Sandy Kim and Alice Lancaster, and I’m in it too obvs. Also, many thanks to Avery Hunsberger for allowing himself to be eaten alive for the sake of this extremely important piece of art. #BloodSistersForLife

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Love Crimes

January 6, 2013

Yooo! This is a short film I made with some of my #friends. It was commissioned for Channel 4’s “Random Acts” series in the UK. It was directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz, written by Dev Hynes and myself, and the score is by Dev too. Starring Dev, Jenna Saures, May Andersen, and me!

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