One short in a series about the sex lives of bugs, insects, and various creatures.


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An actor in a simple blue leotard with tight-fitting hood shows us the light on her derrière. She's playing a male firefly. In a mix of animation and live action, this male blinks and blinks, flying here and there looking for a female with whom to mate. He tells us he must be careful: different fireflies flash different lights, and getting near the wrong one can mean death. He expresses longing: is she the right one? Yes, yes, yes. Written by <>

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18 January 2008 (USA)  »

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2 May 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Green Porno (2008)

In 2008 Isabella Rossellini got to display her fascination with insects by creating eight short films that show us how they have sex. You might be asking who wants to know about insects and their sex lives as I certainly didn't want to learn about it but as it would turn out, these eight films are quite funny, weird, surreal and at times downright smart in their imagination. Rossellini wrote all eight shorts, co-directed them and also plays the insect in each. There's some vivid colors here, strange cinematography and just an overall nice feel to each of them. Running anywhere from a minute to two, this series is certain unique in not only the visual style but in the way the stories are told. The actress dresses in the bug outfits and narrates her action, which usually shows the way the creatures have sex and reproduce. Doesn't sound like your cup of tea? Just watch one of the films and you'll be hooked.

Green Porno: Firefly (2008)

*** (out of 4)

Who hasn't chased fireflies as a kid? Did you know that you might have been interrupting their sex life? I'll certainly never look at these the same way again but be careful because that blinking might look neat but it's used for something else.

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