On the Set of a Sci-Fi Porno

By Luke Y. Thompson in DVDs, Miscellaneous, Movies
Friday, March 29, 2013 at 8:00 am


And then there was Andy San Dimas, who couldn't wait to tell me about the five-way orgy she was looking forward to shooting, telling me "I like to have sex with lots of girls at the same time; I like to multitask. Orgies are fun, because you don't have to stay doing one thing."

San Dimas actually has been in it least one mainstream hit - she played a stripper in Drive, and got a dialogue scene with Ryan Gosling - and while she's happy with the paycheck, she's less interested in it as a goal. "I'd like to do more parts like that, but I'm not really going all out for it. I did porn because I wanted to do porn, and getting those opportunities are cool every once in a while."

While I'm waiting to hear if any actual sex scenes are going to be shot during my time on set, Nielsen comes over with a sense of urgency to tell me they're about to shoot some nudity. It's being called a closed set, but in Inigo Montoya fashion, I am not sure that word means what they think it means. On a union set, closed sets for nudity are strictly locked down - I acted in a movie called Wicked Lake in which I played scenes opposite a nude actress, and was kicked off set every time I wasn't in the shot, even though I had obviously seen all there was to see. On the set of Saving Humanity, by contrast, I'm not the only one who doesn't need to be there - the polite request that I not take nude photos (sorry, guys!) was about the only thing "closed," as far as I could tell.

So anyways, I didn't get to see sex, but I did get to see - from a distance - four naked girls jumping backwards and forwards in front of a gigantic green screen. The things I endure for you people.

But as it turns out, according to special effects guru "Digital Dave," sex on green screen sets is a bad idea and causes many technical problems. I don't think he was talking about the staining potential...and honestly, I dare not ask further because I really don't actually want to know.

Correction: An earlier version of this article listed the movie title as both
Saving Humanity and Surviving Humanity. "Saving" is the right one.

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