Like a scene out of a movie written by Bret Easton Ellis and directed by Stanley Kubrick, James Deen descends a winding mansion staircase, buttoning up his business jacket while flagrantly disregarding the lineup of naked women motionlessly presenting their rears to him all along the wall beside him.
This is the opening of Greed, the first installment in Deen’s new experimental mini-series James Deen’s 7 Sins, releasing on DVD from Evil Angel April 9 after having debuted episodically in March on his website, JamesDeen.com. Each volume of the series will follow the same release pattern, with Gluttony and Lust on the way next.
“Essentially what happened is I was wracking my brain and I was going to do this movie that had all these weird, crazy scenes in it, and I couldn’t figure out a way to make them all work,” Deen said in explanation of how the series came to be conceived. “Then I realized that a lot of them are like the seven deadly sins.”
In the case of Greed, for example, Deen submitted, “women are my possessions that I’m hoarding, and I’m very greedy, and I kidnap people and it’s kind of like a thriller sort of thing.”
With follow-up Gluttony, he said he crafted “this bizarre pseudo art film sort of thing, where there’s this table and it’s supposed to represent the world, and there’s this BBW girl named Harper Hughes, who is one of the girls who applied to do a scene on JamesDeen.com, and she’s hanging out on the table, and you are supposed to think that she is the glutton, but then a bunch of people come in and they proceed to have an orgy around this table while smashing food into each other’s faces, and they are in fact the gluttons.”
For Pride, he went even more abstruse: “I got masks of my own face made and I have girls wearing my dildo from Doc Johnson, and they gangbang some chick and then I come in and fuck them in the ass while they are wearing my face, and I cum on my own face. I fuck Casey [Calvert] and then she kills me and then they all have sex on my dead body. It’s some weird shit, but it’s pretty cool.”
Attempting to encapsulate the series as a whole, Deen mused, “They are kind of like high concept, erotic art sort of films that are not art. There’s no real representation, and I’m not trying to convey any sort of message. All I’m trying to do is make really cool-looking porno, and I feel like I’m kind of successful at that. If there’s anything I’m good at, I think it’s porno—I’m pretty OK at it. So that’s what I’m doing.”