a porn adapted to deaf and blind people broadcast for the first time in France

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Porn for all: this Saturday, November 21, 2020, Canal + will broadcast the film in audio description "Vivante", which deals with desire and disability. It will therefore be accessible to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired. A first on a French channel.

What if we made porn more accessible? This is what feminist director Anoushka offers with Alive. This feature film will be broadcast in the Journal du Hard on Canal + on the night of Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 October, at 12:02 am. Its singular? Alive will be broadcast in audio description, which will make it accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing, but also blind or visually impaired.

The pitch: Louisa and Charlotte, as a couple, get help from Emma after Louisa has a serious bicycle accident. A plot that allows us to talk about sex and disability, a persistent taboo in our society. Alive also intends to explore pleasure in a different way than through simple images: through sound, suggestion, imagination … Lele O, co-founder of the audio porn podcasts for women Voxxx and voice of the feature film, explains to Journal du Hard : "We are in complete respect of the spectator's imagination (…) It reminds me of this scene of Amélie Poulain when she takes a visually impaired person in the street and whispers in his ear what is happening. past". Far from the codes of mainstream porn, so …

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A three-star casting porn

To embody her love triangle, the director Anoushka called on three formidable performers: Yumie Volupté, Romy Furie Alizée (also photographer) and Bertoulle Beaurebec, who has also just been released. Balance your body, "manifesto for the right of women to dispose of their bodies". As for audio description, an integral part of Alive, it is the result of teamwork around Laurent Lavige, ex-producer and host of France Inter. It did not take less to wear this "ethical porn", as Canal + presents.

Unfortunately, the audio description will only be available this evening live and not in replay, due to technical difficulties, explains the channel. Work is reportedly underway to overcome them. Enough to allow, we hope, the development of this type of pornography, more accessible and exciting than traditional productions.

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