Nina Hartley is The Pornstar, a sex symbol, a classic Grace Kelly-ish beauty, a business woman, a women’s sexual liberation goddess and a believer in great love stories. She is a sex lover and an exhibitionist, and a subject of hate for conservatives.
Paola met Nina while working as an editor of New York-based magazine Love Contemporary. They became friends, and at 2009 Paola started shooting short, experimental 16 mm visual vinjets of Nina. She recorded their long conversations of love, lovers, sex, porn industry and life. Paola also interviewed over 30 people in Nina’s life.
From all this material Paola has put together an experimental documentary consisting of vinjets, other film material and the interviews as a separate audio soundtrack.
Planned to premiere in fall 2016, the film is a part of Paola’s ongoing project where she portrays interesting people and their lives from her perspective.