Her & Him is a 2019 adult film directed by Bella Thorne and starring Abella Danger and Small Hands.

Her & Him
Her & Him poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byBella Thorne
Starring
  • Abella Danger
  • Small Hands
Music byMod Sun
Production
company
Distributed byPornhub
Release date
  • September 13, 2019 (2019-09-13)
Running time
32 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The film received numerous industry awards, including nominations for Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Dramatic Screenplay at the 37th Adult Video News Awards in 2020.[1][2][3] It was shown at the 2019 Oldenburg International Film Festival and then released on Pornhub's Premium service.

PlotEdit

Her & Him is a narrative-driven short film.[4] Small Hands plays an unnamed character who is dating an unnamed girl played by Abella Danger. He finds out that she has been looking up how to murder her boyfriend and get away with it. The two play a twisted game of cat and mouse while he tries to figure out if she is really trying to kill him.[5]

Conception and productionEdit

Her & Him is the third entry in Pornhub's Visionaries Director's Club, a series of movies where Pornhub invites guest celebrity directors to "diversify porn production".[6] Her & Him was written and directed by Bella Thorne and premiered at the Oldenburg Film Festival in Germany prior to streaming on Pornhub Premium.[7][8]

According to Thorne, she originally conceived Her & Him as a Christmas-themed horror film before the project morphed into an adult film.

The film was produced by Pornhub with the help of producers Corey Price, Sami Reinhart and Jen Stein. All music in the film is by rapper Mod Sun and overseen by the film's music supervisor, Dina Juntila. The film was shot by camera operators Carlos Benavides and Leslie Satterfield. Director of cinematography was Bianca Butti. The film was edited by Brennan Pierson and Malgorzata Grzyb.[9][10]

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

Her & Him received overall positive reviews from critics, who praised Thorne's directing and artistic vision as well as the cinematography and music.[11] One reviewer on AdultDVDTalk said: "The plot for Her & Him is exceptional, as Small Hands twists in the wind, unsure of what his girlfriend is up to, the viewer twists with him. Bella Thorne does a great job of building the dramatic tension in Her & Him as the short film progresses. As the dramatic tension keeps amping up, Bella Thorne also amps up the sexual tension in the short film. Small Hands and Abella Danger both kill in their roles. They both do an excellent job with the non-sexual portions of the short film and the sexual portions. [...] Her & Him is a fantastic adult short film from writer and director Bella Thorne. Her & Him is well-crafted and works beautifully in the short film format. The short film is plot-heavy and graphic sex light; however, the short film builds the eroticism to the boiling point before the graphical sex is unleashed on the viewer. Pornhub has done an excellent job with their streaming-only edition of Her & Him with excellent image and sound quality."[12]

Decider.com said in a review: "What they [Romeo and Juliet] have in common is a high quotient of drama, the endlessly compelling motivational force behind so much of Thorne’s explosive output. Regardless of the format, regardless of platform, regardless of medium, a work by Bella Thorne can only ever be that — a work by Bella Thorne, nothing more and nothing less."[13] In contrast, Jezebel said "Is this a visionary masterpiece from a 22-year-old who has never before made porn, and who, due to her mainstream fame, waltzed right into the industry and got to work with two of its top talents right off the bat? I am not at all convinced! I wish celebrities like Thorne would take their porn dalliances more seriously by giving the genre its due and respecting the art of arousing viewers, instead of treating it like a film school experiment and personal branding exercise."[14]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Ceremony Award Nominee Result
2019 2nd Pornhub Awards Visionary Award[15] Bella Thorne Won
2020 37th Adult Video News Awards[16] Best Dramatic Screenplay Nominated
AVN Award for Best Actress Abella Danger Nominated
AVN Award for Best Actor Small Hands Nominated
Best Featurette Nominated
Best Soundtrack Nominated
XBIZ Awards Best Sex Scene - Erotic-Themed Abella Danger and

Small Hands

Won
Best Art Direction Nominated
Best Music Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bella Thorne to Receive Directing Award From Pornhub for Adult Film Debut Her & Him". The Hollywood Reporter. 26 September 2019. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  2. ^ Warner, Sam (2019-09-29). "Bella Thorne wins award for porn film Her & Him". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  3. ^ Nexter.org (2019-08-15). "Bella Thorne's Directorial Debut in Pornhub Movie Her & Him – What We Know So Far". nexter.org. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  4. ^ "Bella Thorne's Short Film For PornHub Has A NSFW Trailer You Can Watch Right Now". CINEMABLEND. 2019-08-14. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  5. ^ "Bella Thorne's Directorial Debut Is a Film for Pornhub (UPDATE)". Complex. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  6. ^ "Everything you need to know about Bella Thorne's BDSM-themed directorial debut Her & Him". meaww.com. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  7. ^ Keeley, Matt (August 13, 2019). "Former Disney star Bella Thorne makes her directorial debut with "Her & Him" for Pornhub". Newsweek. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  8. ^ Rutledge, Daniel (15 August 2019). "Pornhub to release Bella Thorne's Her and Him". Newshub. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  9. ^ Her & Him (2019) - IMDb, retrieved 2020-05-05
  10. ^ Hills, Megan C. (September 30, 2019). "Bella Thorne to receive Pornhub directorial award for short film". Evening Standard. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  11. ^ Frishberg, Hannah (August 13, 2019). "Bella Thorne announces her first film: A porno for Pornhub". The New York Post.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Her & Him Movie Review by Flash | Adult DVD Talk | Porn Movie Shopping Guide". www.adultdvdtalk.com. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  13. ^ Bramesco, Charles (September 18, 2019). "Bella Thorne Showcases Her Growing Talent as a True Multimedia Artist With Her New Film For Pornhub, Her & Him". Decider. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  14. ^ Clark-Flory, Tracy (October 16, 2019). "Bella Thorne's Debut Porn Film Is a Murderous Tale of Emasculation and 'Dominant, Prominent Pussy'". Jezebel. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  15. ^ Henderson, Cydney (October 15, 2019). "Former Disney star Bella Thorne wins Pornhub award for X-rated film Her & Him". USA Today. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  16. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (August 14, 2019). "Former Disney Star Bella Thorne Makes Directorial Debut on Pornhub Short Her & Him (Video)". The Wrap. Retrieved May 5, 2020.

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