AfterEllen Interviews “Below Her Mouth” Cast and Director at Los Angeles Premiere

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Entertainment Reporter: Lily Khuu | Video Journalist: Sarah Woodward

 

During the Los Angeles Premiere of the newly released film Below Her Mouth we had the opportunity to chat with lead cast members Erika Linder and Natalie Krill as well as with director April Mullen.

Below Her Mouth cast members Natalie Krill (left), Erika Linder (right), and director April Mullen (center). | Photo by Sarah Woodward

Below Her Mouth cast members Natalie Krill (left) who played Jasmine, Erika Linder (right) who played Dallas, and director April Mullen (center) | Photo by Sarah Woodward

The film tells the story of two forbidden lovers who can’t get enough of eachother.  During the screening, questions come to mind about who was involved in the making of the movie and how close to reality the sex scenes were.  Luckily, we got to ask direct sources.

“The film was made with an all-female crew,” stated Mullen.  Krill shares that this made it easier for the cast members to work more freely on camera with all of their intimate scenes.  Mullen chimes in about the reason the film is so openly sexual.

“The film was made with an all-female crew.”

–April Mullen, Director

“We wanted to celebrate the female orgasm and sexuality… We found that strap-ons and orgasms from a female perspective are very rarely seen at all.  It’s been a mystery that’s never really been revealed.”

Erika Linder shares that “the whole experience is filled with this feminine vibe.”

The point of the movie is to capture the lust and love one experiences in a new relationship.

From the trailer for the film Below Her Mouth

From the trailer for the film Below Her Mouth

Viewer Lauren Rheims shares her response to the movie.  “It was a fine line between pornography and art… which I loved.  It was just hot.  It made me so hot!”

Los Angeles City Lead of the HER dating app events Anna Goodman discusses the feelings queer women have in a new relationship and how Below Her Mouth accurately captures this experience.  “I know that feeling where I just want to be touching you at all times, I want to be with you no matter where I’m at, and I’m thinking about you all of the time.  I think a lot of lesbians relate to that.”

“It was a fine line between pornography and art… which I loved.  It was just hot.  It made me so hot!”

–Lauren Rheims, Viewer

The CEO and founder of the HER dating app Robyn Exton watched the movie three times.

“Everyone’s dated a Dallas… and I think everyone’s dated a Jasmine…  Or, you’ve been parts of Dallas or you’ve been parts of Jasmine…  I think if you’re a queer person, when you watch it there are parts of the relationship that you relate to so massively.”

Another viewer agrees, sharing how close to home this movie was for her.  “I personally relate to it.  When I first slept with a woman, I technically was married.”

“I personally relate to it.  When I first slept with a woman, I technically was married.”

–LA Premiere Viewer

Goodman shares her appreciation of a lesbian film getting so much exposure.

“This is another great example of a lesbian cult film that we’ve all been craving and really want.”

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