After a two-year industry hiatus, genderqueer porn pioneer Courtney Trouble and trans-lesbian filmmaker Chelsea Poe have returned to inject the world of XXX with some much-needed deviation from the norm. TROUBLE Films‘ latest release, Fucking Against Fascism, takes the already-revolutionary act of making pornography and adds an underlying social commentary on the way we consume sexual media. While the title initially mystifies, I interpreted the “fascist” regime being alluded to here as the cis/hetero/predominately Caucasian porn industry that Trouble, Poe, and their cast are rejecting, and ultimately, fucking against by existing outside of those confines.
If you’re sick and tired of the same old porn being made day in and day out, Fucking Against Fascism will be a refreshing watch.
Scene One: Chelsea Poe
The scene opens with notable trans performer, Chelsea Poe, stepping into a bathtub roiling with blackish-gray water. Chelsea is a BDSM dream wearing black lipstick in her all-black latex outfit with long latex gloves, a collar, and a ball-gag around her neck to match. The camera angles and uneven focus serve to immediately inform the viewer that this isn’t your average porn; this movie is an exercise in DIY sexual self-expression. There is a haunting audio of some kind of speech playing in the background as Chelsea lowers herself into the bathwater and lasciviously eyes a large black dildo sitting on the edge of the tub. She immediately begins stroking and sucking the dildo with fervor, slicking the sides and head with a healthy amount of spit while allowing herself to take the toy as far into her throat as it’ll go, until she’s enthusiastically and repeatedly gagging herself. As she looks up and makes eye contact with the camera, subliminal-style messages flash momentarily on the screen, reading “IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT” almost quicker than you can blink.
Next, Chelsea repositions the toy onto the side of the tub and prepares to fuck herself with it. She torturously moans while backing her ass onto the dildo, stroking her cock and placing the gag in her mouth all at the same time. The water is pitch-black now as Chelsea rides the dildo in a variety of positions while masturbating herself. A voice behind the camera begins suggestively encouraging Chelsea, referring to the submissive star as a “little slut,” to which she nods in total agreement. The subliminal message, “I WANT THIS” flashes on the screen a few times as the masturbation encouragement ramps up. Soon, Chelsea can’t help but to spew streams of cum all over the place as messages of “THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE” and “THIS IS WHAT I AM” intermittently ping onto the screen. We get the naughty visual of Chelsea’s milky cum floating in the black water before the scene ends in orgasmic ecstasy.
Scene Two: Courtney Trouble & Jade Phillips
The second scene opens with an industrial, trance-like beat guiding the action as Courtney Trouble and Jade Phillips make out on a bed. I haven’t seen Jade in a scene before, but the FTM performer is very handsome and, judging by the way Courtney animalistically gropes at him to undress him, we are in complete agreement. After removing some clothes, it’s revealed that Jade is wearing a strap-on harness complete with a girthy, flesh-toned dildo that Courtney promptly begins stroking and sucking. Jade undresses Courtney and gets behind them, with Courtney’s bountiful booty quaking along with each thrust. The entangled lovers switch positions a few times, showcasing both Jade and Courtney’s bodies writhing in passion, before Jade lavishes Courtney’s pussy with some serious manual stimulation. It’s both a tender and intensely erotic scene, ending with glimpses of Courtney’s explosive orgasm interspliced with footage of the couple kissing.
Scene Three: Lyric Seal & Suzie Spindrift
Lyric Seal and Suzie Spindrift are shuffling through a deck of Tarot cards on a bed. They look like any two friends doing a casual Tarot reading, when the screen splits in two. On the left side of the screen, Lyric and Suzie continue carrying out the Tarot reading as normal. On the right side of the screen, the couple begins engaging in a very different and totally-queer type of reading… of each other’s bodies. While Tarot readings are riveting and interesting all on their own, let’s focus on the sex, shall we?
Suzie flips Lyric onto their stomach and pulls down their pants, revealing Lyric’s bare ass which is ripe for a spanking. Soon, the two are undressed and caressing each other’s pussies, rubbing tits and clits, and slapping each other’s thighs. Suzie straddles Lyric in reverse-cowgirl position, brandishing a rigid dildo which gets inserted into Suzie while she stimulates her clit with a Magic Wand. This pushes Suzie over the edge, and with Lyric’s verbal and manual encouragement, Suzie finishes the scene by shuddering and squirting all over herself.
Scene Four: Sinn Sage, Courtney Trouble & Chelsea Poe
Scene Four is a delightful threesome starring three renowned queer porn stars. The scene opens with the beautiful, all-natural Sinn Sage laying with legs spread as Chelsea Poe gorges herself on Sinn’s pussy. Sinn can’t help but to squirm around as Chelsea’s mouth locks on to her sweet spot, and Courtney assists the action by pushing Chelsea’s face in deeper. The screen splits into almost kaleidoscopic fragments, showing different angles of action as it unfolds.
Chelsea and Courtney take turns aggressively grinding on each other while Sinn straps up. Sinn and Chelsea encircle Courtney from either side, with Sinn strap-fucking and sucking on Courtney’s tits simultaneously. Soon, Chelsea and Sinn decide to make things even kinkier for Courtney, spreading their legs and plunging gloved fingers into their slick and eager pussy. Courtney lavishes in the attention, encouraging Sinn and Chelsea to get even rougher with her, to the point that they begin quite literally “beating the pussy up.” Next, it’s Chelsea’s turn to be the center of attention, as Courtney straps up as well to put her into an Eiffel Tower position. Fucking Chelsea from behind while Sinn’s strap is in her mouth, Chelsea is airtight and loving it. After Chelsea’s had her fun, it’s time to give Sinn one last orgasm, and Courtney and Chelsea are ready to give her their all. Only until all three of them are spent, exhausted, and soaked in each other’s bodily fluids are they ready to call it quits.
Fucking Against Fascism is an exploration in what it means to be on the fringes of an overwhelmingly homogeneous industry, living authentically and inclusively in your sexuality. In 2018, I think we could all make more time to appreciate, engage, and celebrate what makes each of us unique. To me, that’s what this movie speaks to beyond the obviously hot sex.