Today, I have officially left Barcelona. I came here for a six-month-internship and I stayed almost six years. The city has seen me young, happy, depressed, drunk, horny, high, tired, angry, obsessed, heart-broken and… inspired. I am now about to move to Berlin but Barcelona will always be the city where I got to learn about myself and where I started welovegoodsex.com. Let me show you why this city is perfect to get crazy ideas and have the time of your life.
1. Alt City
Much like Berlin, the capitol of Catalonia has a certain charm that can give you a lot of cool ideas. The beer is cheap and the sun is shining, the perfect combination to either do nothing and/or do anything you want.
This is where I learned about feminist porn for the first time. There’s a nice erotic short film that features Barcelona in the background, by Katherina Revenga, whom I met when I was working at Erika Lust’s office.
After discovering and researching about other directors’ work and writing this blog, I realized I could also do my own thing. The city is good for DIY projects, especially if you have cool friends who let you use their stuff or their place…
This is where I shot my first film, Alice Inside, which will stay in my memory forever. Shooting your first film in August in a crappy little apartment is not the most practical, but it literally changed my life… Remember the bloopers?
It’s not only about what I was able to do, but also and especially about having good friends who, sometimes, are every bit as crazy as you. This is how I discovered the world of bondage and BDSM, thanks to my friend Raquel who was tied up and suspended at a private kinky show.
Jaw Panties dropped.
I’ve met a lot of awesome people here and I’ve also had my first shared sexual experiences on camera, with Molly, in NAKED. This is what is great about Barcelona. You go out the door, and you don’t know what’s going to happen to you. You don’t know who you’ll meet or where you’ll end up at the end of the night, and it might be good or bad, but at least you know it will be an exciting ride.
Now, it’s time to move on though. No more sun for me (at least not as much) but a lot more new adventures… Stay tuned!