Thursday, Jun 2: 7:30 pm
Ninja Thyberg’s debut feature film PLEASURE is a journey into the Los Angeles porn industry through the lens of newcomer Bella Cherry (Sofia Kappel). Strong, self-confident and determined, Bella embarks on a mission to become the best at any cost. PLEASURE is written and directed by Thyberg with a stunning first time performance by Kappel, who anchors an ensemble of adult industry actors.
“Grounded in years of meticulous research into the porn scene and cast with actors drawn entirely from that world except for Kappel herself, Pleasure is very persuasive in its evocation of the milieu.” Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter
“Kappel’s jaw-dropping and fearless performance blurs fiction and reality.” Carlos Aguilar, RogerEbert.com
“CRITIC’S PICK! …engages feminist issues like a woman’s agency while making you laugh, freaking you out and prompting you to squirm… It’s a smart, gutsy, wholly unexpected movie.” Manohla Dargis, New York Times