Green Porno is a series of very short films conceived, written, co-directed by and featuring Isabella Rossellini about the sex life of bugs, insects and various creatures. The films are a comical but insightful study of the curious ways certain bugs "make love". "Green" echoes the ecological movement of today and our interest in nature, and "Porno" alludes to the racy ways bugs, insects and other creatures have sex, if human, these acts would not be allowed to be screened or air on television, considered instead as most filthy and obscene.
Each film is executed in a very simple childlike manner. They are a playful mixture of real world and cartoon. Each episode begins with Isabella speaking to the camera "If I were a..." (firefly, spider, dragonfly etc.). She then transforms into the male of the species explaining in a simple yet direct dialogue the actual act of species-specific fornication. The costumes, colorful sets and backdrops as well as the female insects contribute to the playfulness of the films. The contrast of this "naïf" expression and filthy sex practices adds to the comicality of Green Porno.
Sundance Channel has commissioned Isabella Rossellini to create five additional short films for her series titled "Green Porno." There will be a total of eight films in the series. Sundance Channel had initially funded three earlier pieces which have recently been selected to premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. A selection of Rossellini's "Green Porno" shorts will also debut at the 2008 Berlin international Film Festival.
Sundance Channel plans to premiere these shorts on mobile devices and online in spring 2008. Once they make their digital debut the "Green Porno" shorts will air as interstitial pieces on Sundance Channel.