Black & White & Sex

  • 94'
  • Australia
  • 2011
In a bare film studio, a director is standing ready with his crew for an interview with a prostitute. Shot in classic black & white, the documentary maker in Black & White & Sex interviews her at length, with various cameras and a barrage of questions. Eight different actresses portray one and the same woman: Angie, the eloquent prostitute.
While the ladies are very different in their appearance, age and clothing, they are the same person with the same text. Yet each new woman heralds a new phase in the conversation between Angie and her interviewer - who has to bare all, literally and metaphorically.
This film-within-a-film makes one suspect a classic Hollywood casting couch, but turns out primarily to be a confrontational, erotic and intellectual cinematographic striptease - partially inspired by Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests. A joy to watch thanks to the stylish camera work, the clever cutting, the well-thought-out dialogue and powerful actresses.

Director
John Winter
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Australia
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
94'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producers
Melissa Beauford, John Winter
Production Company
All At Once
Sales
All At Once
Screenplay
John Winter
Cinematography
Nicola Daley
Editor
Adrian Rostirolla
Sound Design
Tony Vaccher, John Dennison, Craig Butters
Music
Caitlin Yeo
Cast
Anya Beyersdorf, Katherine Hicks
Website
http://www.blackandwhiteandsex.com