Ninja Thyberg’s porn industry drama Pleasure premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in February of 2021 and received quite the talk online. Our own Joey Magidson was one of the folks quite taken by it, as you can see here.
Shortly after the highly anticipated drama premiered at the festival, legendary film studio A24 was quick to pick it up. However, it seems as though they are now having some second thoughts on that decision.
The film is now set to be distributed sometime in the future by NEON. A24 said that they dropped the film from their schedule over conflicts about the theatrical cut.
“I’m happy and relieved that my debut and life’s work is in the hands of Neon who dare to launch the film with my original vision, raw and uncut, to the American audience,” director Ninja Thyberg said in a statement.
Neon adds, “We are thrilled to be working with Ninja on this incredible achievement and look forward to releasing it, in the director’s vision, as intended.”
Pleasure stars Sofia Kappel, Revika Anne Reustle, Evelyn Claire, Chris Cock, Dana DeArmond, and Kendra Spade.