We need to figure out a way somehow to make productions like these more viable.
To break a previously long, boring post of mine down and try to address the issue more accurately:I'm not talking about going into normie-world, but more I'm talking about raising the quality level within our fetish. Yes, we're a little stuck with the label but let's embrace it... why not elevate ourselves in our theater? Instead of inserting porn into mainstream, why not insert story into porn?
More story in porn is a great idea, and I would like that, but is it what’s needed to make films like The Garden more viable? I’m not sure. I assume by viability you mean more sales to cover costs and for that you need to consider buyers like me.
I have bought The Garden and think it’s great. I bought it despite the “label” because it is an Agatha film which means it is going to be delivering a certain level of satisfaction. I have bought dozens of her films for this reason but… I always buy with some reluctance; I’m not a fan of overt porn… and it’s that reluctance to buy it that’s a problem if you rely on sales.
My query is whether the porn element is strictly necessary. Is it necessary? Personally, I don’t think so and I have a feeling that if the porn element were toned down a bit, rather than wrapped up in a great story, it would appeal to the more reluctant buyers and a wider audience in general. Cannibal films are like gold dust and cannibal fans are going to seek out cannibal films of every kind. They do, already! I mean we all liked “To Serve Man.” It wasn’t because it wasn’t pornographic that is was a tad disappointing… it was because Agatha’s delightful actresses weren’t on the menu. If The Garden had simply been a straight remake of To Serve Man, with the erotic presence of a scantily clad Jolene Hexx and Agatha on the platter, I would have still bought it. In fact, I would have bought it a lot sooner.
Agatha’s actresses are extremely appealing. The storylines are very appealing. The Wastes and The Garden are a cut above the others and as good as quite a few mainstream movies I’ve seen. My point is, they should be bought by every cannibal aficionado and probably would be if they called out to a more general audience. That doesn’t mean you couldn’t still make the less complex porn movies, as well; it’s just that making super high quality porn may not pay because of reluctant buyer syndrome.