Who is Maria Beatty?
Field of Expertise
Maria Beatty is very versatile and refined in her craft. Her biggest contribution to the BDSM community is how she introduced a new form of “erotic noir”. Her film aesthetic minimized the lasciviousness in the earlier erotic noir films. In place of the excessive pornographic material, Beatty enhanced the genre with her elegant tones and depictions of lesbian yearnings, body politics, and female sexuality.
She likewise did several experimental films. Her experimental films focused on transsexuals and unconventional women.
She takes inspiration from American film noir, Kenneth Anger and Jean Genet (both gay underground filmmakers), French surrealism, and expressionist German cinema.
Filmography & Selected Works
Below are some of the films that Beatty worked on:
- Sphinxes Without Secrets (1991)
- A Lot of Fun for the Evil One (1993)
- Bandaged (2009)
- Belle de Nature (2008)
- Doctor’s Orders (1998)
- Tina’s Toytrunk (2001)
- Ecstasy in Berlin (2004)
- Silken Sleeves (2006)
- Converted to Tickling (1998)
- Testify My Love (1999)
- The Boiler Room (1998)
- The Dueling Pages (1997)
Related Practices and Fetishes
Lesbian Sheepitude is a term used to describe a situation involving two women who are mutually attracted to each other in both a romantic and sexual way. However, neither of these women has the interest nor drive to go deeper into the connection that they share.