Bella Thorne’s Visionary Porn Film

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You have to feel sorry for women who have had the misfortune to work for Disney at some point in their younger careers, and are now expected to remain as virginal princesses for the rest of their lives by the press. Between the media expectations that anyone who has worked for the company must somehow be entirely wholesome in real life and the notorious restrictions that Disney are known to impose on their young stars, it’s no wonder that so many rebel – though this ‘rebellion’ might more accurately be described as finding their own voice.

The latest Disney star to scandalise the media is Bella Thorne, who stared in Disney’s Shake it Up – which we were completely unaware was a thing until we saw it mentioned this week – and some Alvin and the Chipmunks atrocity that was undoubtedly appalling (we have to pre-judge, but we’ve seen enough of those characters to imagine that they are effectively irredeemable). Thorne has now joined Brooke Candy and others as a director in PornHub’s Visionaries Director’s Series, where non-porn connected artists bring their own concepts to the genre. Given that Thorne is twenty-one and openly pansexual, it’s understandable that she might not want to play second fiddle to helium-voiced rodents forever, and instead explore her sexuality.

In fact, Thorne – who has developed a music career and a cosmetics line post-Disney -seems to have already been playing with arty sexual expression, if some of her curious YouTube promo videos like Fuck Me Firetruck are anything to go by:

Her film is Her & Him, which according to the press release “depicts an edgy twenty-something guy who stumbles upon a surprise text in his girlfriend’s phone, interrupting their morning routine and spinning everything into an out-of-control sexually charged encounter.” The film stars Abella Danger and Small Hands – neither of whom we are particularly familiar with – and features music from rapper Mod Sun. The film – which apparently seems to have started out as a Christmas horror film project before morphing into what Thorne describes as “a beautiful, ethereal film”, one which still seems to have a lot of knife play and neon if the trailer is anything to go by – is not yet available for viewing (it has its premiere on September 11th at the Oldenburg International Film Festival in Germany), so we can’t say how good or how graphic it is, but it’s good to see people in the mainstream media taking a punt on doing something openly erotic. I hope she isn’t punished by an increasingly prudish, moralising and sexually paranoid media for her audacity.