#MustSeeOfTheWeek – “The End”, an erotic film on love and endings, starred by Pierre Emö and Bishop Black. Directed by by Noel Alejandro. The End was filmed and edited in Berlin. A conscious portray of human ephemerality accompanies high-energy erotic scenes from Barcelona-Berlin based erotic director Noel Alejandro. Since he began filming erotica, Spanish conceptual film director Noel Alejandro has been blending arousing scenes with brimming emotional plots. Photos by Andrea Galad
For his latest video The End , Alejandro depicts mourning as a poetic composition for his protagonist Javier – an obsessed artist who is grieving after the death of Ivan and who overdoses on additions and feelings until his lattermost move takes him to an emotional purgatory. Javier experiences sorrow as a combination of memories and instinct. Peace would eventually draw the artist away from the lute and release him from his shade, but first he needs to confront his personal demon, and to take one last drop into the lusty pleasures of the flesh. In the line of his critically acclaimed Call me a ghost – released in 2017 and a success of audience in Film Festivals in Berlin and Paris–, The End is a visual trip connecting the most human feelings to sex and desire. “There’s something special on the rift of sensuality and emotions”, he says about the piece – a film bringing a killer cast to a monumental and arousing feelings spectacle over the screen.
Starring: Bishop Black and Pierre Emö . Filmed and edited in Berlin (2018). The End 22 min, 2018, EN. Directed by Noel Alejandro. Starring Pierre Emö, Bishop Black and Manuel Voss. Available on www.noelalejandro.com from Friday 19th January
Why I decided to make porn films
“After turning 18, I began to crave authenticity and a sense of purpose. I started raising a lot of questions about life, sex and love, especially after going through an intense process of studying and understanding human sexuality. It was a tough couple of years, with lots of overthinking stuff. An exciting version of me would be constantly challenging my more traditional parts, and I felt like I had a lot to say about all that – just didn’t know how.
All my live I loved cinema. I loved how life looked on screen, and how a movie was an open window to an infinitude of feelings and emotions. At the time, cinema was my way of living things I never thought I would in real life. But filmmaking would often feel like an untouchable dream; something out of my league. I knew if I wanted to succeed I would have to go against the world in many ways – still, that was what I wanted.” says Noel Alejandro
About the Director
Noel Alejandro is a Barcelona-Berlin based independent filmmaker and conceptual adult films director whose path is driven by all kinds of art that break taboos . Having directed Eloi & Biel (2012), Bad Medicine (2015), Roomies (2015), Thank You… (2016), The Cable Guy (2016), Doing Elliot (2016), Trivial (2017) and Call Me a Ghost (2017) his work has been hailed as unique, originative and avant-garde. It was recently said to “ erase the line between art and porn ”, and to emerge as “ the best hope of contemporary independent gay porn ”. All of his films are available for download in Noel Alejandro’s website .