Mondo Fetiche produces x-rated queer films directed by Carlos Deth, which explore identity, gender, and fetishism through erotic fantasy. We are inspired by art house and grind house cinema as well as by other independent pornographers and filmmakers. We work with models of different genders, sexualities, ethnicities, and ages to make films that celebrate the beautiful, strange, and colorful side of fetish.
My Journey Into Queer Pornography
by Carlos Deth
I’m a Latin American immigrant and queer filmmaker. I went to an experimental school where I focused on world cinema and avant-garde filmmaking. After school, I moved to New York City where I worked in television as a producer and editor while continuing to make my own films.
My first encounter with artistic porn was in the early 2000’s, when I worked as a production assistant for a film by pioneer queer pornographer Maria Beatty. Watching Maria work challenged every (negative) idea I had about porn. She gave the same importance to aesthetics and attention to detail as any of the “serious” filmmakers I was studying in school. She also shared a powerful bond with her talent and crew. Everyone felt safe and excited about what they were doing. I knew this was the sort of environment I wanted to recreate in my own shoots.
However, it took me a long time and many experiences to face my own prejudices and fears about embracing pornography as a medium. Almost 15 years after working on that first queer porn shoot, I went to San Francisco where I performed for several independent pornographers. Again, I was able to meet great artists like Elise Graves and Serious Bondage. I finally accepted how healthy, creative, and liberating porn filmmaking could be. I decided to start my site in 2018 and build my own world of fetish: my Mondo Fetiche.
Also me (Photo: Seriousbondage.com)