TV Junkie Interview: Isabella Rossellini brings us more 'Green Porno'
Cinema icon Isabella Rossellini has long been involved with wildlife preservation as a board member the Wildlife Conservation Network and president and director of the Howard Gilman Foundation, a leading institution focused on the preservation of wildlife, arts, photography and dance. In 2008 Rossellini brought this love of wildlife to television by creating the "Green Porno" series of minidocumentaries to the Sundance Channel. These 2-5 minute segments, now available with an accompanying book, illustrate the courtship and mating rituals of species ranging from the housefly to the cuttlefish with Rossellini costumed as one of the creatures and actively describing the sex acts as they occur.
Rossellini researches the insects, animals, and fish, writes the stories, and performs in each segment. The third season of "Green Porno", titled "Seduce Me" (see the above promo), began hitting the Sundance Channel website a few weeks ago with the final five going online today. We had a chance to talk to Rossellini about the creative process of bringing "Green Porno" to television as well as her upcoming film projects.