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Green Porno: Isabella Rossellini and the series that talks about animal sex

Telmo Pievani, a true guru of scientific dissemination, defined them as «zoology pills”. It's surely Isabella Rossellinia graduate in ethology as well as a magnificent actress, didn't want to just do entertainment when she wrote, directed and starred in i 38 micro-short films of the collection Green Porno and Other Shorts available in streaming from May 1st on MUBI, an international distribution platform, streaming service and production company.

The animalswith the surprising dynamics that concern their mating and courtship rituals and their parental behavior methods, are in fact the great protagonists of each of the small 2-3 minute short films that make up the series, staged by daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini with flamboyant costumes and colorful choreography.

Isabella Rossellini in one of the shorts of the Green Porno series (@Mubi)

A female one man show in which Rossellini, a multifaceted actress capable of passing from Wild Heart And Blue Velvet by David Lynch a Death makes you beautiful by Robert Zemeckis and currently on tour with his theatrical monologue Darwin's Smiletells in very short pills the performances and deadly mating habits of bees, reveals the nocturnal ones of the firefly or, in a green bodysuit, considers the mating habits of a male praying mantis, which can camouflage itself with ease.

Like elephant seals do it, and spiders do it

A fast sciencecheerful and uninhibited for which he did not hesitate to visit the Patagonia to Argentina to witness the mating rituals of elephant seals on the beach with the biologist Claudio Campagnato discover that genital size really matters in the elephant seal hierarchy, or by transforming into a spider with six eyes and eight legs to explore the insidious mating habits of the spider as it, with its hand-like appendages covered in sperm, makes its way towards the web of the dangerous female spider.

Art and scientific dissemination

“I love animals and they always make me laugh” explained the actress who found in Robert Redfordand in his Sundance Channel, the ideal partner to create the series. «Green Porno is a series of short scientific stories, made with great imagination and a sense of humor – explains Redford. – This is what we artists do. We tell serious things in the most accessible and entertaining way, and Isabella is a very progressive and talented artist.”

With her 38 micro-short films, Rossellini has undoubtedly inaugurated a new approach to scientific publication who sees irony as a very powerful and effective weapon. By mixing very different artistic languages, from photography to cartoons, from puppets to colorful disguises, by adding videos and synthetic texts resulting from a precious and laborious scientific study, Rossellini manages to make people smile and, at the same time, reflect.

The effects of love

«My secret hope is that these shorts will make you fall in love with animals. When you are in love, you become an environmentalist” Rossellini told Pievani, who in 2013 founded her farm on Long Island, just outside New York Mama Farm18 hectares dedicated to agricultural activities, biodiversity conservation projects and cultural activities such as workshops, films and theater shows and where animals are raised respecting their well-being and crops are free of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides or fertilizers harmful to the environment.

Source: Vanity Fair

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