We all have a longing for sexuality that is exciting and empowering. We are often held back from that experience by cultural negativity or the portrayal of sexuality as a cheap commodity. Spark Erotic believes that sexuality is valuable and worth our very best. To achieve this we are committed to filming:
Authentic, to us, means sexuality that is real and between people who are actual lovers, not strangers. All of our team have relationship and friendship with each other and many are committed couples. You can feel the difference because they can.
Cinematic quality is the aesthetic goal of our filmmaking. We film using both time honored and inventive techniques of cinematography to tell our stories with class and style. We bridge quality indie filmmaking with explicit sexuality.
Sexuality is a positive power to excite and affirm our lives together. We are committed to ethical, sex-positive portrayal of the erotic. We believe that sexuality is a natural, wonderful part of life and should not be hidden, shamed or controlled. We want to normalize authentic sexuality and believe doing so can change our lives for the better.
We strive to open the human mind to the elegant and endless possibilities of eroticism. Our passion is to create an environment for people to explore the erotic genre through a new perspective . . . an invitation and permission to love, deepen sensuality and explore sexuality through art.
“The erotic has often been misnamed by men and used against women. It has been made into the confused, the trivial, the psychotic, the plasticized sensation. For this reason, we have often turned away from the exploration and consideration of the erotic as a source of power and information, confusing it with its opposite, the pornographic. But pornography is a direct denial of the power of the erotic, for it represents the suppression of true feeling. Pornography emphasizes sensation without feeling. The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire.”
— Audre Lorde
We believe a key element in successful Erotica is the Spark, or passionate charge between individuals. Our mission is to capture this energetic exchange between partners and combine it with excellent artistic creativity to elevate the experience of Erotica for its participants and audience.
Keeping with the tradition of excellence in artistic value, we are dedicated to the term “Erotica” to describe our art rather than the term “pornography.” The Greek root “porneia” is best translated as “sexual immorality” and is most accurately applied to things such as rape, incest, bestiality, etc. Pornography, therefore, means truly obscene writings, drawings, photography and film about these topics. In other words -bad things with no artistic value. Erotica, in contrast, is “Literature or art intended to arouse sexual desire.” We’re all for the power and passion of sexual desire between people enjoying themselves. Based on the above definitions we do not intend to produce any immoral or obscene content without artistic value. We cannot, therefore, call our work pornography, but we are proud to call our art Erotica.
Erotic longing is really a longing to merge with something greater than oneself. For every kind of love is a force that holds the promise of taking us beyond the limitations of our individual lives.
– Julianne Davidow