[18] SWEAT

When Mullen opened the door to let in Christen, he believed he was simply helping out a friend of a friend who needed a short break. As the so-called “emergency” visit turns into a forced darkening small talk on which Christen just wouldn’t leave, Mullen vividly feels his misgiving thoughts becoming complete rejection just before transforming into the sensual redemption of his most feared fetish.

Known for pushing the boundaries of gay erotica, Noel Alejandro taps into the conflicting emotions associated with the use of force in pornographic films.

Starring: Jesse Charfi (Instagram: @jessecharif) and Parker Marx (Instagram: @parkermarx). Filmed and edited in Berlin (2018).

SWEAT 24 min, 2018, EN. Directed by Noel Alejandro. Starring Jesse Charfi and Parker Marx. Available on www.noelalejandro.com from Friday 25th May. Filmed and edited in Berlin.

Focused on inserting polemic topics into his erotic film scriptwriting, Noel decided it’s time to ignite the debate on whether or not is possible to mix violence and pornography. Following short films that mix sex and depression, loneliness or even mourning, SWEAT emerges as an uncomfortable story on which the viewer is led to take their own conclusions on whether what he’s watching is real – or just another performance of a regular violent movie scene.