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GODASSES - Part III: Jamal Phoenix

GODASSES – Part III : Jamal Phoenix

For the final instalment in his GODASSES trilogy, Emre Busse conspires with trans porn talent Jamal Phoenix to redefine the desirable body outside of a hegemonic society’s normative restrictions and, because of the specific relationship that pornographic images have to their audience, fuck with a viewer’s assumed self-assurance as being a coherent sexual subject.

Porn’s specificity as a particular genre of representation lies in its almost visceral appeal to the spectator’s body as it elicits immediate somatic response; Richard Dyer speaks of pornography’s ability to “move” the body. The spectator suddenly feels their body, which manifests itself as something distinct over which we do not have full control. Pornography is not recognized by our intellect alone but, at least partly, perceived through bodily or emotional responses.

Thus, even the bodies of spectators that do not identify as gay might be moved upon encountering the scopophilic richness of Jamal Phoenix’ FTM body in action with other men: the body might move in ways that the mind did not anticipate. As a result of this disordering, or the apparent dissonance between mind and body that one possibly experiences, the genitals ultimately take off from binary sexed bodies and are merely immersed in a collective pursuit oriented towards the intensification of pleasure.

Directed by Emre Busse @emre_busse
Director of Photography: Rafal Daweda - RAFandWAY Studios @rafgaweda
Starring Jamal Phoenix @jamalphoenixofficial
3D Animation Design: Ahmet Rüstem @ahmetrustem
Music by Sacha Ketterlin @modula_sacha
Subtitles: Fabian Steinbrenner
Text: Christian Liclair

Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem
“The Massacre of the Innocents” (1590)
Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem
“The Fall of Lucifer” (ca.1590)
Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem
“Two Followers of Cadmus Devoured by a Dragon” (1588)
Lavinia Fontana
“Mars and Venus” (ca.1559)
Louis Charles Auguste Couder
“The Earth, or The Fight Between Hercules and Antaeus” (1819)
Nikolaj Abraham Abildgaard
“Philoctetes” (1775)

  • Emre Busse
  • Jamal Phoenix
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Other
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2022
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Emre Busse

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, and based in Berlin, Germany. He completed his master’s degree in the Fine Arts Faculty of Bauhaus University - Weimar in 2015. In March 2017, he co-curated the exhibition called ‘soft g -queer forms migrate’ in Schwules Museum* Berlin (LGBTQIA+ History Museum of Berlin) with the support of the Berliner Senate. Emre co-directed numerous pornographic documentary films, such as ‘Landlords - The Economics of SM Apartments in Berlin’ and ‘Hyper Masculinity on the Dancefloor’ in collaboration with the Pornceptual collective. Emre Busse is currently working on his Ph.D. at the Freie University Berlin, focusing on gay ethnic pornography in post-colonial Europe for which he was awarded a prestigious doctoral fellowship from Hans-Böckler-Stiftung. In early 2022, Emre Busse will be participating artist-in-residency program of Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, supported by the Ministry of Culture, France.

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