David Corlett is a writer and filmmaker. He is co-producer/co-director of Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography and The Porn Factor and producer of Return to Bosnia. He has written two books, Stormy Weather: The Challenge of Climate Change and Displacement (UNSW Press, 2007) and Following Them Home: The Fate of the Returned Asylum Seekers (Black Inc., 2005). He was host of the multi-award-winning series Go Back To Where You Came From, and has reported for SBS Dateline.
The money shot
Non-fictionPornography challenges our very constructions of what is ‘real’. It complicates questions about how we understand ‘real’ consent, for example. There may not be anyone forcing young people to follow the pornographic script. But with so much influence on young people’s sexual imaginations, pornography is setting the cultural context within which they do sex and gender.