Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
The birds and the bees with Isabella Rossellini
Okay, it’s really just the bees, but boy howdy, she sure makes one attractive drone!
Warning: This is NOT SAFE FOR WORK unless your boss lets you watch Isabella Rossellini dry hump a cardboard bee while fully clothed.
How come no one told me about science porn? Model-turned-famed actress Isabella Rossellini has written, co-directed and acted in a series of short films called Green Porno for the Sundance Film Channel. According to an AP article, Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford was seeking artists to create content especially suited to the Internet.
Rossellini jumped at the chance:
“I wanted to talk about animals, but I know that a lot of people aren’t interested in animals. But everybody’s interested in sex, so I thought I could do the sex life of animals.”
The third and final “season” of Green Porno debuted last month, first on the Sundance website, then on the cable channel, and finally a book-DVD combo release.
Before your brain explodes trying to figure out what audience she had in mind for her videos, here’s her explanation:
“I wanted to have two reactions. I wanted people to laugh, but also, I wanted people to say after, ‘Oh, I didn’t know that.’ I don’t see myself as a teacher or someone who has something to teach. I just wanted to entertain.”
Uhh, mission accomplished? You can view the entire series on Green Porno’s official website. Season 2 has fewer laughs and season 3 gets sort of serious educationally at times. Here is the remainder of Season 1 of Green Porno…
Fly (okay, this ending goes a little too far!):
Dragonfly (may load slowly):
Firefly (may load slowly):
Hey, at least you have something to talk about when your toddler asks why the fireflies light up at night.