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Isabella Rosselini Makes 'Green Porno'

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Alright, alright, easy, down, boy — before you get all lathered up, I should clarify: “Green Porno” is a series produced by actress Isabella Rossellini for the Sundance Channel, but isn’t hardcore in the way you’re thinking (get your mind out of the gutter). In the each episode, Rossellini will explore how insects and other small invertebrates get down and dirty.

Um, sure, Izzy. whatever you say. If someone commissioned me to make a movie for a green network, I can’t say that bugs shacking up would pop into my head first. But I salute her for her creativity just the same.

In every episode, Rossellini will perform sex acts — dressed as a bug, mind you, in ridiculously bright-colored costumes. But she will attempt to mimic their behavior in full, from hermaphroditic behavior of snails to the rough trade of mollusks. If you don’t get Sundance Channel, you can still watch all the episodes online.

I don’t know about that — maybe I’ll reserve judgment on that last point until I see how far Rossellini goes on the praying-mantis-cannibal-mating episode. I’d really hate to costar with her that day.

— Ted Alvarez

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