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Conversations with Inka Winter

Today we’d like to introduce you to Inka Winter.

Hi Inka, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I moved to LA in 2006 from Berlin, Germany to start a clothing line with a friend. I worked on a clothing line for a few years while also working as a costume designer for commercials and films.

In 2008, I lost my sex drive for about a year after experiencing emotional trauma. As I started to look into ways to regain my sex drive, I explored mainstream porn with my then partner and found it to be the opposite of helpful as a means to elicit sexual arousal.

This experience made me wonder why no one was making erotic films catering to women and their fantaies and sexuality. The “in your face” kind of films that use women as objects for the male gratification with a general lack of atmosphere and beauty don’t consider the female sexuality.

So one day, after watching a sensual fashion video in GQ Spain I decided I would create the kind of films I was looking for myself. Being in the film industry, I had talented friends and female cinematographers that helped me to realize my vision. I started filming couples in my wider circle of friends that enjoyed being in front of the camera and sharing their sexuality with others.

And so was born.

At ForPlay Films, we create erotic short films that titillate the senses through cinematography, sexual chemistry, consent, autonomy, and the feminist gaze. Our films have been recognized by film festivals all over the world including Dan Savage’s film festival Hump, CineKink NY, Porn film Festival Vienna, Porn Film Festival Berlin and others.

I am now also adding Desire and Arousal coaching to our offerings. My background in mindfulness practice and my training as a therapist combined with my experience as a sex educator provide the foundation for my coaching work.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
This question makes me chuckle a little. I can’t say that I know many people for whom things have been a smooth road starting a business. My main obstacle has been that I started this business without funding.

I have been lucky to have so many talented friends and volunteers who believe in the mission and have helped to make ForPlay Films what it is.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
At ForPlay Films, we make erotica for women by women (inclusive of cis, trans, genderqueer). We specialize in making films that portray intimacy and connection while considering atmosphere and cinematography.

We make ethical, feminist porn where consent and autonomy are crucial. Our holistic approach is what sets us apart from others.

I am proud of having been able to accomplish making beautiful films that are true to what I set out to do.

What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
I am hoping that the mainstream porn industry will become more ethical while at the same time I am hoping that we overcome the censorship craze on nudity and sexuallity that social media platforms are enforcing.




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Cinematography Kristina River, Timothy Wolf

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