The hunted becomes the huntress
Spit and Ashes is a reimagining of the historical violence waged against women by patriarchy in the name of religion, medicine, and family. The High Priestess embodies the wild, sexual and grotesque – the un-tamable hunger of female desire and the ultimate threat to male power. The Midwife is the spirit of all women who sought knowledge and agency over their own bodies and paid for their agency with their lives. Through a series of erotic and brutal rituals, these women come together to reclaim their bodies and prepare for the fight ahead.
Lust..rust…and all things painfully delicious.. dividing with knives, these thighs tremble. this breath quickens. This skin rises & writhes exquisitely at the hands of the feminine divine… The witches man failed to burn.. the mothers who’s scars glow with an untamed raging fury. the daughters the church tried to bury, the fierce lovers who will keep on fighting… into the fire they will go because we know no other way than to keep on burning.
Spit and Ashes, an experimental queer video by Maria Beatty can be watched on the Bleu channel at Kink unlimited. The intense cinematography is the work of Jo Pollux. The film stars Dion de Rossi, Sadie Lune and Daniel Maszkowicz.