I chatted with Harry Sparks about his directing past, and his new film “Beauty And The Beast: An Erotic Tale.’
Q: Where did you grow up?
I was a military brat, so we moved around quite a bit. I grew up in places like Maryland, Arkansas, Japan and Ohio. It was great to see different parts of the world and experience different cultures as I was growing up. I think I was very lucky because it gave me a unique perspective of the world.
Q: How did you end up in the porn industry?
As a filmmaker, I was becoming increasingly more interested in exploring erotica and I thought porn was a perfect place to do that. It was a great way to combine two of my passions – filmmaking and erotica. I also wanted to see more story-driven adult movies on websites like www.hdpornvideo.xxx and other popular porn sites, and I felt that I could bring a certain aesthetic to them.
Q: What is your favorite part of directing?
My favorite part of directing is the problem-solving involved in turning the words on the page into images on the screen, and collaborating with the actors during that process. A close second, is seeing the final product after its all put together.
Q: Why did you choose “Beauty And The Beast” as your next adult film?
Iâ€™ve always loved the â€œBeauty and the Beastâ€ story and out of all of the classic fairy tales, itâ€™s my favorite because it deals with emotions that I strongly identify with. Itâ€™s a great love story. So for me, itâ€™s a personal project. Hereâ€™s the thing, though; I wanted to do more than just a parody. I felt a dark, mature, erotic version of the story needed to be told and I wanted to be the one to tell it.
Q: How do you think Xander Corvus and Dani Daniels handled the iconic roles of Belle and The Beast?
I think Dani and Xander handled their roles beautifully. I knew they were perfect for the roles when I cast them, but I was endlessly surprised on set and even more surprised when the movie came together post-production by their performances. It was magical.
Q: What do you make of the shift in porn to more erotic for women and plot line driven films?
I think itâ€™s great that there seems to be a shift toward more plot driven films and films for women, but thereâ€™s always been an audience hungry for good, erotic storytelling. Gonzo can be great, but there is also an audience that wants more complex, erotic stories and itâ€™s exciting to see all of the great content being produced. For those of you who enjoyed the erotic nature of this classic spin-off, there are Even more bonuses for watchmygf.xxx visitors.
Q: How difficult were the visual effects in this film?
The visual effects were challenging, but I knew they were not impossible. They were just very time-consuming. The great thing about visual effects is that they allow you more freedom to tell stories that are not confined to just a living room set and a couch. I know a lot has been made of the fact that much of the movie was shot on a green screen, but visual effect are just a tool; a means to tell the story that you want to tell.
Q: What has been the reaction so far to the film?
So far the reaction to the film has been positive. Iâ€™m very proud of the fact that the film looks very different from everything else out there and people are responding to that.
Q: Do you have any upcoming projects?
I have several upcoming projects that Iâ€™m working on, but unfortunately I am not at liberty to talk about them in detail just yet. I will say that going forward I will be making a conscious effort to tell erotic stories that are diverse, with casts and characters that are reflective of the world that we live in. In addition, I would like to continue to challenge myself by exploring different genres. I like to challenge myself with each new project because itâ€™s the only way I can grow as a filmmaker.
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