Polyamorous dolphins, ducks that redirect sperm, and the art of seduction leading to blood-sucking bedbugs. That’s what people want to watch Isabella Rossellini re-enact evidently!
6 More Questions with “Green Porno: Live On Stage” Star Isabella Rossellini and Writer Jean-Claude Carrière
GREEN PORNO director and star Isabella Rossellini and legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Unbearable Lightness of Being) teamed up to bring the outlandish web series to the stage. Below, the two collaborators further explore what it takes to bring the quirky sex lives of animals out of the bedroom and onto the stage.
Q: Do you have a desire to push the boundaries of what an audience expects from a stage show?
Isabella Rossellini: I wanted the element of surprise, but not of shock. I see myself as a clown, as an entertainer. Basically, this is what I was trying to reach: to entertain people for an hour and fifteen minutes. And if they go away and say, “Oh, well, I learned something also, and that was interesting,” that’s even better. That’s the cherry on the cake. But we didn’t want to be controversial.
Isabella Rossellini tapped famed theater director Muriel Mayette to help translate her wild web series into a one-woman show for Green Porno: Live on Stage. Mayette gives us the scoop on guiding the production, falling in love with Isabella and rising through the ranks of France’s most prestigious theater company.
Isabella Rossellini came to fame as David Lynch’s muse in cult favorites like Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart. More recently, she’s become an auteur of the internet with her SundanceTV web series GREEN PORNO, SEDUCE ME and MAMMAS. But putting aside her online shorts on insect sex and animal lust, what’s your favorite movie in her career?
Isabella Rossellini, the director, writer, and star of GREEN PORNO talks about her successful stage show and the animal mating habits that interest her most.
Find out where you can catch Isabella Rossellini talking about the bizarre mating habits of the snail, worm, fly, shrimp, spider, praying-mantis, anchovy and bi-phallic snake.
ISABELLA ROSSELLINI CELEBRATES MOTHERHOOD AND ALL ITS QUIRKY WONDER WITH ‘MAMMAS,’ NINE NEW SHORTS PREMIERING ON SUNDANCE CHANNEL AND SUNDANCECHANNEL.COM THIS MOTHER’S DAY, SUNDAY MAY 12
The (UK) Guardian is abuzz over Isabella Rossellini’s latest venture into the animal kingdom, a series of videos for Burt’s Bees that chronicle, in gory detail, the fascinating and fragile life of one of our primary pollinators.
Todd Akin made a simple mistake. When he said “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” he was obviously referring to ducks. And come on, who hasn’t on occasion confused the human female reproductive system with that of a duck?
It turns out we’re not the only people who like to learn about sex in the animal kingdom from our pal Isabella Rossellini. They doyenne of GREEN PORNO and SEDUCE ME recently teamed up with Burt’s Bees to get to the bottom of how their products are made (hint…bees doing it has a lot to do with that lip balm you’re addicted to).
We are honored and excited to announce THREE nominations for this year’s 15th Annual Webby Awards in the following categories: Full Frontal Fashion for Fashion! Green Porno: Seduce Me for Experimental & Weird! Isabella Rossellini in Green Porno: Seduce Me for Best Individual Performance! Be sure to participate in the Webby People’s Voice Awards —…
Get your DVRs ready! BRICK CITY Season 2 premieres this Sunday, January 30 at 8P! We were really excited to welcome Mayor Cory Booker as he brought Brick City to Park City this past week for an exclusive first look at BRICK CITY Season 2 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Read the article. Check…
WATCH NEW EPISODES OF SEDUCE ME HERE
Crossing an iconic actress, who has always fallen far outside the Hollywood norm, with the concept of animal mating habits sounds like tricky business. But like most genius things in this world, on paper they may first seem strange. Unimaginable. Downright odd.
And that was what I thought when I first heard of GREEN PORNO, Isabella Rossellini’s opus of animal sex shorts. Since renamed SEDUCE ME, a much more PG choice, nothing has changed. It is still a wonderful and educational trip into biology as art. Rossellini deadpans as a spider or a deer and even tackles Noah and his arc in the new season, premiering today. And while I adore the simplicity of the paper costumes and sets and laugh at Isabella’s spot-on acting (not too serious, but serious enough for, you know, a biology lesson), there is one thing I am super excited about in this season: it got really queer!
Libidinous deer, kinky dolphins and gay guests on Noah’s Ark are among the creatures revealing their carnal cravings as we unveil five new episodes of GREEN PORNO: SEDUCE ME Isabella Rossellini’s Webby award-winning and critically acclaimed online short film series about sex and procreation in the animal kingdom. The films debut right here on sundancechannel.com/greenporno on November 23rd. They will be available via video-on-demand on December 8th and will air on Sundance Channel on December 8th at 8pm.
Image from the set of SEDUCE ME
If you missed last night’s amazing piece from THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART about bed bugs, Isabella Rossellini and knife penises you’ve got to check it out!
LookListenFeel from Broken Antler on Vimeo. I like this zenful music video for Maple Mountain Sunburst Triolian Orchestra’s “LookListenFeel” featuring narration by Isabella Rossellini (Sundance Channel’s Green Porno) of a poem by Laura Archera Huxley. The visuals were created in a collaboration between UK designer Broken Antler and Ben the Illustrator. [Hat tip: Christopher!]
Sarah Jessica Parker in Halston vintage at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute benefit. Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. Get an exclusive look at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute benefit with FULL FRONTAL FASHION’S Patrick McMullan, Cator Sparks and Lynn Yaeger. Then find out who was wearing whom at this “Oscars…
Calling all Sundance Channel fans! It’s your last chance to make your vote count for this year’s annual Webby Awards. Sundance Channel is honored with 5 Webby nominations, and there are only 3 days left to boost us to the winning slots! 1. Log on to People’s Voice Awards site here before April 29 2.…
Isabella Rossellini’s new video series, SEDUCE ME (spawn of GREEN PORNO), is ready for your viewing pleasure
Isabella Rossellini gets down and ducky with animal mating rituals in the all-new SEDUCE ME.
We’re thrilled to announce that SEDUCE ME, a new five-part original series directed, written by and starring Isabella Rossellini has launched! For those of you who loved the web sensation GREEN PORNO, Isabella is back with a new set of films that explore the unconventional seduction rituals of creatures ranging from bedbugs to cuttle fish. In describing her new series, Isabella Rossellini says, “After my comical series, GREEN PORNO, on how animals mate, I wanted to showcase a new series about how animals seduce each other with different, varied and incredible strategies…they might give us some new ideas about how to conquer our mates!”
Check out the teaser video, after the jump.
Yesterday we were thrilled to learn that Sundance Channel received 5 Webby nominations! The Webbys are the web’s highest honor so we’ll take ‘em with pride! Congrats to the entire Sundance Channel Digital Media team for all their hard work! But now WE NEED YOUR VOTE! The People’s Voice Awards are determined by YOU so…
Image from the set of SEDUCE ME Prepare to be seduced by Isabella Rossellini and her glorious new web series for SundanceChannel.com, SEDUCE ME. Very much the spawn of her multiple Webby Award winning series, GREEN PORNO, SEDUCE ME continues Isabella’s explorations of the wild kingdom, only this time concentrating on the courting rituals of…
GREEN PORNO, Isabella Rossellini’s quirky short film series about the reproductive habits of animals, has been a web sensation. To celebrate the launch of the latest season and the release of the GREEN PORNO book, we’ll be holding a GREEN PORNO trivia contest this week on Twitter. All week long we’ll post GREEN PORNO trivia…
Every male creature on the planet has a unique “piece of equipment” specifically designed by mother nature to work “hand in glove” with the female of its species. Are you up to the challenge of matching nature’s creatures with their appropriate “features?” To take the challenge go to any of the 4 participating blogs below.…
1. What’s your favorite political movie? My father’s films: ROME, OPEN CITY and PAISAN 2. What role do you feel art plays in politics? Art reflects the emotion of the people. Art provides a glimpse into how we feel as a population. 3. What do you think is the biggest issue for the next generation…
Isabella Rossellini wandered into the world of insects by accident when she was trying to save one of her favorite garden plants. As she studied a species of insects that she was intending to use in a symbiotic fashion (saving her plant), she became interested in the intricate and mysterious world of insects. Being in…