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C4 greenlights “Mums Make Porn” from Firecracker

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Mums Make Porn (w/t) from indie factual prodco Firecracker Films, part of the Tinopolis Group. The 3 x 60-minute series will follow the mothers of teenagers as ...
October 26, 2018

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Mums Make Porn (w/t) from indie factual prodco Firecracker Films, part of the Tinopolis Group.

The 3 x 60-minute series will follow the mothers of teenagers as they research the world of pornography to produce their own adult film. Working with industry experts, the mothers will have complete artistic control, overseeing the writing, casting, directing and editing of their “mum-approved” project, in a big to create a film that works as pornography while promoting healthy attitudes towards sex and relationships for the next generation.

Mums Make Porn is produced by Firecracker Films and was commissioned by Channel 4′s commissioning editor of features Clemency Green. Executive producers for Firecracker are Emma Morgan, creative director of factual, and Jes Wilkins, chief creative officer. The series producer is Kate Farnaby.

“Porn is both prolific and here to stay,” said Sarah Lazenby, head of formats and features at C4, in a statement. “We’re proud to be the channel that opens up the debate, puts parents in the director’s chair, and in your living room.”

“It is a disturbing fact that more and more young people are learning about sex for the first time via easily accessible hard core pornography,” said Green. “This series is a bold and ballsy way to shine a light on a number of issues relating to the attitude toward sex of kids today, through the families that are raising them.”

“Firecracker have a long and proud history of combining purposeful journalism with a warm and mischievous factual entertainment sensibility and this series ticks all those boxes in a big, noisy way,” added Wilkins.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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