Black & White & Sex (2012)

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Black & White & Sex (2012)
Black & White & Sex (original title)

Prostitute. Hooker. Sex Worker. Whore. Candid and seductive, Angie is determined to set the record straight about sex. As she reveals herself, layer-by-layer, she also exposes the man who is interviewing her. Sometimes provocative and confronting, sometimes tender, poignant and sexy, Black & White & Sex takes you behind the scenes and into Angies very special world. There's a question here for every man and an answer for every woman. Anyone who pays is welcome - but leave your expectations at the door sex is never black and white.
Australia
IMDb   5.7 /10
TheMovieDb    6.1 /10
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Creators
Director John Winter
Writer John Winter
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Release Date
Runtime1h 32min
GenreDrama
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
AwardsAwards1 win & 1 nomination
CompanyAll At Once, Wintertime Films
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Angie 1as Angie 1
Anya Beyersdorf
Anya Beyersdorf
Angie 2as Angie 2
Angie 3as Angie 3
Angie 4as Angie 4
Dina Panozzo
Dina Panozzo
Angie 6as Angie 6
Angie 7as Angie 7
Angie 8as Angie 8
The Intervieweras The Interviewer
Cameramanas Cameraman

Black & White & Sex

Black & White & Sex is a 2011 feature film produced by Melissa Beauford. It is the directorial debut of John Winter, best known as the producer of Rabbit Proof Fence, Paperback Hero and Doing Time for Patsy Cline. The film premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in June 2011 with its international premiere at the 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam (2012).


Development

Black & White & Sex follows a film-within-a-film structure. The entire 94 minutes is a two hander interview between a documentary filmmaker (played by Matthew Holmes) and a sex worker, Angie. Eight different facets of Angie's personality are exposed by eight actresses: Katherine Hicks, Anya Beyersdorf, Valerie Bader, Roxane Wilson, Michelle Vergara Moore, Dina Panozzo, Saskia Burmeister and Maia Thomas.

As the name suggests, Black & White & Sex is shot entirely in black and white.


Synopsis

A filmmaker is shooting a documentary about sex. He interviews a sex worker, Angie. As she reveals herself, layer-by-layer, she also exposes the man who is interviewing her.


Production

Black & White & Sex was shot using a four-camera set up. Each scene was rehearsed before the shoot, but not on the day of the shoot. This meant the actors were "free to roam and be very much in the moment".


Release

Black & White & Sex premiered at the Sydney Film Festival on Saturday 18 June 2011. It was listed by several bloggers and publications as one of the top 5 films that must be seen at the Festival. It was picked up by distributor Titan View, who released the film in Australia/New Zealand in 2012, and by international sales agent, Shoreline Entertainment.

The film had its international premiere at the 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam. followed by a number of other festivals including selection in the New Talent Competition at the Taipei Film Festival

The film won the 'Best Experimental' award at the 2012 ATOM Awards.